Cancer Patient with Major Depressive Disorder Initially Suspected of Opioid Dependence or Abuse

Donghoon Han, Jina Yun, Sewoong Kim, Hyunjung Kim, Sung Kyu Park, Han Yong Jung, Daesik Hong
2013 Korean Journal of Medicine  
The importance of opiate dependence or abuse is increasing in the context of the increasing number of cancer survivors and patients with chronic cancer pain. Cancer patients are likely to have psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbances. It is important to distinguish these psychological disorders from opiate dependence or abuse. We report a case of a cancer patient with major depressive disorder who was initially suspected of opiate dependence or abuse. (Korean
more » ... or abuse. (Korean J Med 2013;84:860-863)
doi:10.3904/kjm.2013.84.6.860 fatcat:nf5ewx4ctrfoddd5ieuwb47gbq