Depression in the Methadone Treatment Clients in Sandat Methadone Maintenance Therapy (MMT) Program RSUP Sanglah



By : Nyoman Brahmani Pitanatri

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Faculties : Fakultas Kedokteran


Depression is a period of human disturbance in the function associated with the natural feelings of sadness and other associated symptoms. Depression is a medical condition that is common in opioid addicts undergoing methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) program alhough it is often not being realized thus their case was not handled properly. This study aims to determine the prevalence of depression in the methadone treatment clients in MMT Sandat RSUP Sanglah. This study was a cross-sectional descriptive study with a purposive sampling technique. The data that will be tested is the primary data obtained through Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) questionnaires which was conducted on 35 clients in MMT Sandat RSUP Sanglah in 2014. The data analysis results among 35 respondents obtained a total of 19 people (54.3 %) showed symptoms of depression and as many as 16 people (45.7 %) did not show any symptoms of depression. The majority of depression occurred in methadone treatment clients with 31-40 years of age, low education, divorced/widowed, and the client does not work with the length of therapy >12 months.

Keyword : Depression, methadone therapy clients, methadone maintenance therapy (MMT).

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