Chronic non-cancer pain and opioid dependence

Littlejohn, Christopher; Baldacchino, Alex; Bannister, Jonathan
February 2004
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Feb2004, Vol. 97 Issue 2, p62
Academic Journal
The article offers information about chronic non-cancer pain and opioid addiction. The author stresses that opioids are effective medicine in treating pain and palliative care, but too much intake could create addiction. Clinical trials found that about two-thirds of patients addicted with opioids have expressed anxiety and increased drug consumption. It was found out that patients who are addicted with opioids have risks in developing personality disorder and chemical dependency.


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