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Shefaye Khatam 2018, 6(3): 25-34 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of the Neurocognitive and Emotional Functions in Addicts Treated with Methadone and Buprenorphine
Mehdi Madanifard *, Mehrdad Mazaheri, Imanolah Bigdeli
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran , psy.madani@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Cognitive and emotional factors play a crucial role in addiction treatment. The aims of this study was to evaluate cognitive emotional regulation and neurocognitive functioning in addicts treated with methadone and buprenorphine. Materials and Methods: The current study was a cross-sectional and causal-comparative study. Statistical population of this research include all men of maintenance substance treatment. The population evaluated in this study consisted of 50 patients treated with methadone and 50 patients treated with buprenorphine in Mashhad Addiction Recovery Center during 2016. The Barkley deficits in Executive Functioning Scale (BDEFS) and Garnofskychr('39')s Emotion Regulation Scale were evaluated for all individuals. Data analysis was performed using descriptive indicators and independent t-test. Results: The results showed that the mean score in the cognitive emotion regulation scale of the buprenorphine-treated group were higher than the methadone-treated group. In contrast, the methadone-treated group received a significant higher score in BDEFS test compared to the buprenorphine group. Conclusion: Although both methadone and buprenorphine lead to a reduction in neurocognitive functioning and emotion regulation, buprenorphine seems to be a better drug to preserve cognitive function during treatment of addiction. 
Keywords: Methadone, Buprenorphine, Emotions
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Madanifard M, Mazaheri M, Bigdeli I. Evaluation of the Neurocognitive and Emotional Functions in Addicts Treated with Methadone and Buprenorphine. Shefaye Khatam. 2018; 6 (3) :25-34
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