Ads from Google:

Google ad
End of ad
Google Adsense ad
End of ads.

Long time use of opiates caused mental dumbness

Abstract: A study of patients receiving long time use of opiates (methadone, morphine, etc.) reports that a common side effect is a mental dumbness.

Web4Health logo
psychologist Independent medical expert answers on psychiatry and psychology

Long time use of opiates caused mental dumbness

Intelligent natural language question-answering in the area of psychology and psychiatry. Ask a simple question  Local help Info

Go the top of the page Top Forum iconDiscuss this Forum iconGet expert advice Printer Print
Written by: Jacob Palme, professor, Stockholm University
First version: 18 Jan 2013.
Latest revision: 18 Jan 2013.

A study at Uppsala university in Sweden on the side effects of long time usage of opiates (morphine, methadone, subutex, etc.). Users of opiates to treat long time pain reported the following side effects from long time use of opiates:
  • 60 % reported a kind of mental tiredness and blunting. They are more prone to lack of strong feelings, lack of motivation, just sitting and doing nothing, tiredness, lack of energy, memory problems, cognitive capacity problems.
  • 56 % reported weight gain.
  • 54 % reported sleeping problems.
  • Many also reported sweating, sexual dysfunction, shortness of breath, swelling, constipation (hard shit, difficulty pooping).
  • Some reported paradoxically that opiates caused an increase in sensitivity to pain, causing new kinds of pain. This new kind of pain could not be treated with more opiates, rather the reverse, more opiates caused more of this new kind of pain..
Intelligent natural language question-answering in the area of psychology and psychiatry. Ask a simple question:
Local help Info
Google ad
End of ad
Disclaimer: The documents contained in this web site are presented for information purposes only. The material is in no way intended to replace professional medical care or attention by a qualified psychiatrist or psychotherapist. It can not and should not be used as a basis for diagnosis or choice of treatment. If you find anything wrong, please notify us at .
Go to top of page To top of page
Web4Health in other languages: Finnish German Greek Italian Polish Russian Swedish
Copyright 2003-2017 Web4Health.
Web4Health was selected as finalist for the 2008 Stockholm Challenge Award
Translate Web4Health
We seek voluntary translators who are interested in translating Web4Health to new languages. We can provide the servers, and pay you 50 % of the income from ads on pages, which you have translated. We are especially interested in translators from German To English, From German, Swedish or English to French, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Finnish, Polish, Farsi, Russian.

Advertise here
Reach 300 000 visitors reading one million pages for a cost of 600 US $/month.