Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Auricular Acupuncture in Suicidal Ideation and Cortisol Level in Dysthymic Patients with Comorbid Opiate Use Disorders Enrolled in Methadone Maintenance Treatment: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Sham-Controlled Trial

Bijan Pirnia 1 , 2 , * , Ali Reza Mohammadi 3 , Alireza Zahiroddin 4 , Negin Mohammadzadeh Bazargan 3 , Parastoo Malekanmehr 5 and Kambiz Pirnia 6
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1 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Science and Culture, Tehran, Iran
2 Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
4 Department of Psychiatry, Behavior Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5 Islamic Azad University Branch of Hamedan, Hamedan, Iran
6 Bijan Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Tehran, Iran
Article information
  • Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: June 30, 2019, 13 (2); e12498
  • Published Online: June 23, 2019
  • Article Type: Original Article
  • Received: May 3, 2017
  • Revised: April 6, 2019
  • Accepted: May 11, 2019
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijpbs.12498

To Cite: Pirnia B, Mohammadi A R, Zahiroddin A , Mohammadzadeh Bazargan N, Malekanmehr P, et al. Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Auricular Acupuncture in Suicidal Ideation and Cortisol Level in Dysthymic Patients with Comorbid Opiate Use Disorders Enrolled in Methadone Maintenance Treatment: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Sham-Controlled Trial, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2019 ; 13(2):e12498. doi: 10.5812/ijpbs.12498.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Materials and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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