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Addiction

15 September 2011

Personality predicts risk of opioid misuse

Doctors could consider adding a psychosocial evaluation to their assessment of a patient's risk of opioid misuse, a new study suggests.

Doctors could consider adding a psychosocial evaluation to their assessment of a patient's risk of opioid misuse, a new study suggests.

Researchers already knew that undetected psychiatric conditions can contribute to medication misuse. This study shows that unstable emotions and traits associated with borderline personality disorder, specifically, may increase the risk of misuse.

Impulsiveness highlights the risk

 

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