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Psychopathology and Mood During Heroin Use

  • Steven M. Mirin
  • Roger E. Meyer

Abstract

In the previous chapter operant data relative to work output and the frequency of heroin self-administration were discussed from the perspective of learning theory. Data were presented supporting the notion that heroin-seeking behavior and consumption may be influenced by a variety of interoceptive and exteroceptive stimuli that suggest heroin availability. In individual subjects the level of drug craving was identified as a sensitive indicator of the strength of such cues, wherein the subjective sense of craving correlated with actual drug-seeking behavior by blocked and unblocked subjects. This chapter will present data on the subjective effects of heroin associated with the readdiction process, as well as those feeling states associated with periods of abstinence.

Keywords

Brief Psychiatric Rate Scale Motor Retardation Nonblind Study Narcotic Antagonist Heroin Injection 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1979

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  • Steven M. Mirin
  • Roger E. Meyer

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