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  • Depression may up risk of Opioid Use

    Depression may up risk of Opioid Use

    Pre-existing depression or anxiety disorders and the use of psychoactive drugs may increase an individual's risk of long-term use of opioid pain medication, a study has found. "We found that pre-existing psychiatric and behavioural conditions and psychoactive medications were associated with subsequent claims for prescription opioids," said Patrick D. Quinn from Indiana University in Bloomington, …

    January 2, 2017