Foregoing Psychiatric Disorders and Frequent Use of Psychoactive Drugs Ups the Risk of Lasting Opioid Pain Medication
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Foregoing Psychiatric Disorders and Frequent Use of Psychoactive Drugs Ups the Risk of Lasting Opioid Pain Medication

The preexisting Psychiatric conditions like nervousness, depression and sleep disorder can move up the risks of long-term Opioid Pain Medication, a study conducted by a team of medical researchers has revealed. The study, in addition to this fact, also has found that the frequent use of psychoactive medicines for healing the psychiatric conditions can add fuel to the individual risks of long lasting Opioid Pain Medication.

The study, published in the journal PAIN revealed that around 1.7% of the patients having opioid prescriptions turn out to be long-standing opioid users. The patients are also found to be more addicted to the Opioid medication and usually take it for at least six months or longer. Though the medication is effective for relieving the pain for short-term periods, but it lifts up the risk for patients suffering from Psychiatric health conditions or mental disorders like depression, anxiety, and sleeplessness.

The risks of Lasting Opioid Pain Medication is 1.7% higher among the patients taking medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is three times for preceding material use disorders and around 9 times for earlier opioid use, suggested the study conducted by the team of scientists from Indiana University in Bloomington, US.

According to Patrick D. Quinn, the lead author of the study paper from Indiana University, “We, during the survey found that foregoing psychiatric or mental and behavioral conditions and psychoactive drugs were connected with the succeeding claims for opioids prescriptions. The relationship is also found to be much stronger for the long-term use of opioid drugs, especially for the patients having a track record of previous substance use turmoil.”

During the study, the researchers also found a number of damaging upshots of long-term opioid use including the substance use disorders, gloominess, suicidal or self-injuring behavior and attempts, and motor vehicle accidents. In addition, the researcher, using an insurance record also found that, between 2004 and 2013, nearly10.3 million patients had filed insurance claims for opioid prescriptions, which is quite shocking.