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Nijmegen Institute for Scientist-Practitioners in Addiction

Premenstrual syndrome and self-medication with opioids.

TitelPremenstrual syndrome and self-medication with opioids.
PublicatietypeJournal Article
Jaar van publicatie2013
AuteursQurishi R, Sonneborn C, de Jong-Arts M, DeJong CA
UitgaveJ Addict Med
Volume7
Nummer1
Pagina's79-82
Publicatiedatum2013 Jan-Feb
ISSN1932-0620
TrefwoordenAdult, Affective Symptoms, Dose-Response Relationship, Drug, Female, Heroin Dependence, Humans, Irritable Mood, Methadone, Opiate Substitution Treatment, Premenstrual Syndrome, Substance Abuse Detection, Treatment Outcome
Samenvatting

We have described a patient in opioid substitution treatment using heroin to treat her premenstrual complaints. After a short review of the diagnosis and etiology of premenstrual syndrome or premenstrual dysphoric disorder, the relation between premenstrual syndrome/premenstrual dysphoric disorder and opioid receptors is discussed. In the case of the patient described, increasing the dose of methadone in the premenstrual period produced significant clinical improvement.

DOI10.1097/ADM.0b013e31827884a3
Alternatieve uitgaveJ Addict Med
PubMed ID23314477