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Gender differences in lifetime psychiatric and substance use disorders among people who use substances in Barcelona, Spain

Y Frem, M Torrens, A Domingo-Salvany, G Gilchrist

Advances in Dual Diagnosis | Published : 2017

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine gender differences in lifetime substance use and non-substance use (non-SUD) psychiatric disorders among illicit drug users and determine factors associated with non-SUD psychiatric disorders independently for males and for females. Design/methodology/approach: Secondary analysis of five cross-sectional studies conducted in Barcelona, Spain during 2000-2006. Lifetime DSM-IV substance use and non-SUD psychiatric diagnoses were assessed using the Spanish Psychiatric Research Interview for Substance and Mental disorders (PRISM) among 629 people who use substances (68 per cent male) recruited from treatment (n=304) and out of treatment (n=325) set..

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