Substance-related disorders, addiction and impulse control

Section edited by Morten Hesse

This section encompasses a range of substance related conditions, alongside addiction and impulse control. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, problem/pathological gambling, substance abuse, alcohol and drug disorders, impulsive and antisocial behaviors, cannabis disorders and behavioral economics.

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  1. Study protocol

    Effectiveness of EMDR in patients with substance use disorder and comorbid PTSD: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based treatment for PTSD. However, it is unclear whether EMDR shows the same effectiveness in patients with substance use disorders (SUD) and...

    Ingo Schäfer, Laycen Chuey-Ferrer, Arne Hofmann, Peter Lieberman, Günter Mainusch and Annett Lotzin

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:95

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  2. Research article

    Patient experiences questionnaire for interdisciplinary treatment for substance dependence (PEQ-ITSD): reliability and validity following a national survey in Norway

    Patient experiences are an important aspect of health care quality, but there is a lack of validated instruments for their measurement in the substance dependence literature. A new questionnaire to measure inp...

    Mona Haugum, Hilde Hestad Iversen, Oyvind Bjertnaes and Anne Karin Lindahl

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:73

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  3. Research article

    Effectiveness of a clinical practice change intervention in increasing the provision of nicotine dependence treatment in inpatient psychiatric facilities: an implementation trial

    Despite clinical practice guidelines recommending the routine provision of nicotine dependence treatment to smokers in inpatient psychiatric facilities, the prevalence of such treatment provision is low. The a...

    Paula M. Wye, Emily A. Stockings, Jenny A. Bowman, Chris Oldmeadow and John H. Wiggers

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:56

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  4. Study protocol

    A cluster randomised controlled trial protocol of an adapted intervention for alcohol use disorders in people living with HIV and AIDS: impact on alcohol use, general functional ability, quality of life and adherence to HAART

    Interventions for alcohol use disorders (AUDs) in HIV infected individuals have been primarily targeted at HIV risk reduction and improved antiretroviral treatment adherence. However, reduction in alcohol use ...

    Munyaradzi Madhombiro, Bazondlile Dube-Marimbe, Michelle Dube, Dixon Chibanda, Moleen Zunza, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, David Stewart and Soraya Seedat

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:44

    Published on: 28 January 2017

  5. Study protocol

    Effects of delaying binge drinking on adolescent brain development: a longitudinal neuroimaging study

    Onset of alcohol use by 14 relative to 21 years of age strongly predicts elevated risk for severe alcohol use problems, with 27% versus 4% of individuals exhibiting alcohol dependence within 10 years of onset....

    Josiane Bourque, Travis E. Baker, Alain Dagher, Alan C. Evans, Hugh Garavan, Marco Leyton, Jean R. Séguin, Robert Pihl and Patricia J. Conrod

    BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:445

    Published on: 13 December 2016

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    Study protocol: a dose-escalating, phase-2 study of oral lisdexamfetamine in adults with methamphetamine dependence

    The treatment of methamphetamine dependence is a continuing global health problem. Agonist type pharmacotherapies have been used successfully to treat opioid and nicotine dependence and are being studied for t...

    Nadine Ezard, Adrian Dunlop, Brendan Clifford, Raimondo Bruno, Andrew Carr, Alexandra Bissaker and Nicholas Lintzeris

    BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:428

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  7. Research article

    Challenges in detecting and diagnosing substance use in women in the acute psychiatric department: a naturalistic cohort study

    This study examines sex differences in substance use and substance use disorder in the acute psychiatric department, and possible interactions between sex and clinical and social factors associated with this p...

    Torill Vassli Sallaup, Arne Einar Vaaler, Valentina Cabral Iversen and Ismail Cuneyt Guzey

    BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:406

    Published on: 17 November 2016

  8. Research article

    Prevalence and correlates of problematic smartphone use in a large random sample of Chinese undergraduates

    Smartphones are becoming a daily necessity for most undergraduates in Mainland China. Because the present scenario of problematic smartphone use (PSU) is largely unexplored, in the current study we aimed to es...

    Jiang Long, Tie-Qiao Liu, Yan-Hui Liao, Chang Qi, Hao-Yu He, Shu-Bao Chen and Joël Billieux

    BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:408

    Published on: 17 November 2016

  9. Research article

    Tailoring a brief intervention for illicit drug use and alcohol use in Irish methadone maintained opiate dependent patients: a qualitative process

    The World Health Organization (WHO) recommend the tailoring of a brief intervention (BI) programme of research to ensure that it is both culturally and contextually appropriate for the country and the environm...

    Catherine Darker, Brion Sweeney, Eamon Keenan, Lucy Whiston, Rolande Anderson and Joe Barry

    BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:373

    Published on: 3 November 2016

  10. Research article

    Prevalence and correlates of psychological distress symptoms among patients with substance use disorders in drug rehabilitation centers in urban Nepal: a cross-sectional study

    The burden of substance misuse in developing countries is large and increasing, with negative consequences for physical and psychological health. Substance use disorders and psychological distress commonly co-...

    Bishal Gyawali, Bishnu P. Choulagai, Damaru Prasad Paneru, Meraj Ahmad, Anja Leppin and Per Kallestrup

    BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:314

    Published on: 8 September 2016

  11. Research article

    Psychosis associated with acute recreational drug toxicity: a European case series

    Psychosis can be associated with acute recreational drug and novel psychoactive substance (NPS) toxicity. However, there is limited data available on how common this is and which drugs are most frequently impl...

    Odd Martin Vallersnes, Alison M. Dines, David M. Wood, Christopher Yates, Fridtjof Heyerdahl, Knut Erik Hovda, Isabelle Giraudon and Paul I. Dargan

    BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:293

    Published on: 18 August 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:405

  12. Research article

    Is employment-focused case management effective for patients with substance use disorders? Results from a controlled multi-site trial in Germany covering a 2-years-period after inpatient rehabilitation

    Substance use disorders are associated with unemployment. An employment-focused case management (CMRE) has been conceptualised as a specific intervention to help substance use disorder patients return to compe...

    Susanne Saal, Lukas Forschner, Dietmar Kemmann, Jacqueline Zlatosch and Thomas W. Kallert

    BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:279

    Published on: 5 August 2016

  13. Research article

    Nonmedical use of prescription drugs in the European Union

    Nonmedical prescription drug use (NMPDU) refers to the self-treatment of a medical condition using medication without a prescriber’s authorization as well as use to achieve euphoric states. This article report...

    Scott P. Novak, Anders Håkansson, Jose Martinez-Raga, Jens Reimer, Karol Krotki and Sajan Varughese

    BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:274

    Published on: 4 August 2016

  14. Study protocol

    Association between motor timing and treatment outcomes in patients with alcohol and/or cocaine use disorder in a rehabilitation program

    Individuals with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) have disruptions in the brain’s dopaminergic (DA) system and the functioning of its target neural substrates (striatum and prefrontal cortex). These substrates a...

    S. Y. Young, Y. Delevoye-Turrell, J. J. J. van Hoof, A. E. Goudriaan and S. Seedat

    BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:273

    Published on: 29 July 2016

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