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  1. Medication misuse, abuse and dependence in chronic pain patients.

    Article - En anglais

    We report the prevalence of drug use, misuse, abuse, and dependence in 125 chronic pain patients attending specialist pain clinics in South London.

    A total of 110 patients (88%) were taking medications for their pain problem.

    Opioid analgesics (69.6%), nonopioids (48%), antidepressants (25%). and benzodiazepines (17.6%) were the drugs most frequently used.

    Psychoactive substance abuse or dependence (DSM-III-R) was diagnosed in 12%. A total of 9.6% of the patients met the DSM-III-R criteria for substance abuse or dependence in remission.

    Data are also presented on the misuse and abuse of nonpsychoactive drugs, qualitative information on how patients use drugs, and the information they have received about medication.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Douleur, Chronique, Abus médicamenteux, Benzodiazépine dérivé, Antidépresseur, Analgésique, Analgésique narcotique, Dépendance, Epidémiologie, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme, Abus

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pain, Chronic, Drug abuse, Benzodiazepine derivatives, Antidepressant agent, Analgesic, Narcotic analgesic, Dependence, Epidemiology, United Kingdom, Europe, Human, Abuse

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0018971

    Code Inist : 002B02B05. Création : 17/04/1998.