Age of onset of dependence: Does it help our understanding of opioid use disorder by generating meaningful categories or by acting as a useful dimension? A critical examination of the classic debate in psychiatry

Category vs. dimension is a classic debate in psychiatry. Applying age of onset of dependence (AOOD) to categorize opioid use disorder into early- (EO) and late-onset (LO) types provides a unique opportunity to critically examine this debate. More.