Volume 12, Issue 3 (10-2006)                   IJPCP 2006, 12(3): 216-222 | Back to browse issues page

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Rahmanian M, Mirjafari A, Hasani J. The Relationship between Craving and Attentional Bias in Opioid Dependent, Relapsed and Abstinent Individuals. IJPCP. 2006; 12 (3) :216-222
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Objectives: The goal of this study was to assess the relationship between craving and attentional bias in opioid dependent, relapsed and abstinent individual.

Method: In this retrospective study, 30 opioid dependent and 30 abs-tinent males with the age range of 18-60, who were matched on the basis of age, education and the abused substance, were assessed using Craving Beliefs Questionnaire and Probe Dot Task.

Results: Craving had negative and significant (p<0.01) correlation with reaction time for drug related words, which is evidence of relation between craving and attentional bias. In addition, the results showed significant difference among the three groups with regard to craving (p<0.001).

Conclusion: There is a correlation between craving and attentional bias among opioid  dependent people.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2007/01/27

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