Jeffrey Scherrer, Ph.D., Professor of Family & Community Medicine, published a study in the British Journal of Psychiatry Insight detailing his research on treating depression to increase patient success at opioid cessation.

The researchers found that when patients remained on antidepressants while stopping long-term opioid treatment for non-cancer pain, they experienced a decline in depression symptoms and were more likely to stop opioid use completely. The authors used medical record data from the Veteren’s Health Administration.

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