Journal article

Psychiatric comorbidity in illicit drug users: Substance-induced versus independent disorders

Marta Torrens, Gail Gilchrist, Antonia Domingo-Salyany

Drug and Alcohol Dependence | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2011


BACKGROUND: Few studies have differentiated between independent and substance-induced psychiatric disorders. In this study we determine the risks associated with independent and substance-induced psychiatric disorders among a sample of 629 illicit drug users recruited from treatment and out of treatment settings. METHODS: Secondary analysis of five cross-sectional studies conducted during 2000-2006. Independent and substance-induced DSM-IV psychiatric diagnoses were assessed using the Psychiatric Research Interview for Substance and Mental Disorders. RESULTS: Lifetime prevalence of Axis I disorders other than substance use disorder (SUD) was 41.8%, with independent major depression being the..

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Awarded by Plan Nacional sobre Drogas (PNSD)

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Awarded by Fondo de Investigacion Sanitaria

Funding Acknowledgements

National funding for the original research studies was received from the Plan Nacional sobre Drogas (PNSD 2001, 2004, INT/2012/2002); FIPSE 3035/99 and 36253/01; Fondo de Investigacion Sanitaria (FIS 98/0176; 00/0777; 00/810, G03/005 and RD 06/0001/1009). The funding organisations had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; and preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.