An evaluation of the psychoactive substance dependence syndrome in its application to opiate users

Stripp, Andrew M., Burgess, Philip M., Pattison, Philipa E., Pead, John and Holman, C. Paul (1990) An evaluation of the psychoactive substance dependence syndrome in its application to opiate users. British Journal of Addiction, 85 5: 621-627.


Author Stripp, Andrew M.
Burgess, Philip M.
Pattison, Philipa E.
Pead, John
Holman, C. Paul
Title An evaluation of the psychoactive substance dependence syndrome in its application to opiate users
Journal name British Journal of Addiction   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0952-0481
Publication date 1990-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 85
Issue 5
Start page 621
End page 627
Total pages 7
Place of publication Oxford
Publisher Pergamon Press
Language eng
Subject 1110 Nursing
1117 Public Health and Health Services
Formatted abstract The Psychoactive Substance Abuse and Dependence (PSDA) section of the revised, 3rd edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-III-R) bears a close correspondence to the conceptualization of a dependence syndrome as posited by Edwards, Arif & Hodgson (1981). Further, DSM-III-R represents a major shift in psychodiagnostics. The present study investigated hypothesized properties of the dependence syndrome and examined the characteristics of DSM-III-R criteria with a sample of opiate users. Findings indicated general support for the unidimensional postulate of the dependence syndrome but did not support the weighting of syndrome elements within DSM-III-R. The implications of such findings for the proposed DSM-IV are discussed. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Keyword mental health
Psychoactive drug
substance abuse
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Population Health Publications
 
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