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BMC Psychiatry

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. Content type: Research article

    Little research has examined the potential protective influence of religiosity against problem gambling; a common addictive behavior, and one with a host of associated negative health and social outcomes. The ...

    Authors: Seema Mutti-Packer, David C. Hodgins, Robert J. Williams and Barna Konkolÿ Thege

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:356

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    A randomized controlled study (RCT) recently showed that short-term heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback in addition to standard rehabilitation care for alcohol dependence can reduce craving, anxiety and i...

    Authors: Ana Isabel Penzlin, Kristian Barlinn, Ben Min-Woo Illigens, Kerstin Weidner, Martin Siepmann and Timo Siepmann

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:325

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  3. Content type: Research article

    This study examined how alcohol use disorder (AUD) patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) differed from those without PTSD in terms of demography, drinking patterns and C-reactive protein, inflamm...

    Authors: Sudan Prasad Neupane, Jørgen G. Bramness and Lars Lien

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:312

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  4. Content type: Research article

    To analyze, in a multilevel context, the impact of individual-level relationship satisfaction on couples’ mean reports of aggression and agreement about acts of physical and psychological aggression.

    Authors: José Luis Graña, María Luisa Cuenca and Natalia Redondo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:295

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  5. Content type: Research article

    People with severe mental ill health are more likely to smoke than those in the general population. It is therefore important that effective smoking cessation strategies are used to help people with severe men...

    Authors: Emily Peckham, Sally Brabyn, Liz Cook, Garry Tew and Simon Gilbody

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:252

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Polydrug abuse is a known problem among opioid-dependent patients receiving opioid maintenance treatment (OMT). However, improved laboratory diagnostics is required to reveal polydrug abuse in its current scop...

    Authors: Pertti Kalevi Heikman, Leea Hellevi Muhonen and Ilkka Antero Ojanperä

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:245

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Families have an important role supporting a family member with problematic substance use (PSU), although this can often be challenging and confronting. Previous research has identified high rates of family ag...

    Authors: Terence V. McCann, Dan I. Lubman, Gayelene Boardman and Mollie Flood

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:209

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Prolonged Internet use is often associated with reduced social involvement and comorbid psychopathologies, including depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and obsessive–compulsive diso...

    Authors: Roseline Kim Fong Yong, Akiomi Inoue and Norito Kawakami

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:201

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  9. Content type: Research article

    A large proportion of individuals with alcohol problems do not seek psychological treatment, but access to such treatment could potentially be increased by delivering it over the Internet. Cognitive behavior t...

    Authors: Christopher Sundström, Martin Kraepelien, Niels Eék, Claudia Fahlke, Viktor Kaldo and Anne H. Berman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:197

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    The automatic tendency to attend to and focus on substance-related cues in the environment (attentional bias), has been found to contribute to the persistence of addiction. Attentional bias modification (ABM) ...

    Authors: Janika Heitmann, Madelon E. van Hemel-Ruiter, Karin M. Vermeulen, Brian D. Ostafin, Colin MacLeod, Reinout W. Wiers, Laura DeFuentes-Merillas, Martine Fledderus, Wiebren Markus and Peter J. de Jong

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:193

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Published diagnostic questionnaires for gambling disorder in German are either based on DSM-III criteria or focus on aspects other than life time prevalence. This study was designed to assess the usability of ...

    Authors: Martin Wejbera, Kai W. Müller, Jan Becker and Manfred E. Beutel

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:188

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Excessive alcohol use has been associated with health, social and legal problems. Alcohol-related problems have been studied primarily in problem-drinker patients, with few studies on their family members, par...

    Authors: Chen-Chun Lin, Yun-Fang Tsai, Wen-Ling Yeh, Jung-Ta Kao and Ching-Yen Chen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:189

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  13. Content type: Research article

    There is little research of psychiatric comorbidity differences among people with different types of drug dependence in Chinese population. We explored demographic and comorbid psychiatric differences among me...

    Authors: Huixi Dong, Mei Yang, Liang Liu, Chenxi Zhang, Mengqi Liu, Yidong Shen, Huanzhong Liu and Wei Hao

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:183

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Studies on alcohol consumption in rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa are scarce. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and determinants of alcohol consumption in rural western Kenya. The study was conduc...

    Authors: Risa Takahashi, Calistus Wilunda, Karani Magutah, Wanja Mwaura-Tenambergen, Boniface Wilunda and Usaneya Perngparn

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:175

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to systematically summarize knowledge on the association between exposure to interpersonal trauma and addictive behaviors. Extant reviews on this association focused on a restricted r...

    Authors: Barna Konkolÿ Thege, Lewis Horwood, Linda Slater, Maria C. Tan, David C. Hodgins and T. Cameron Wild

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:164

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Alcohol use disorder and depression occur commonly in the community. Even though this high-prevalence comorbidity is associated with poorer posttreatment outcomes and greater utilization of costly treatment se...

    Authors: Alena Becker, Anna M. Ehret and Peter Kirsch

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:153

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Recently, khat chewing has become a common practice among high school, college, and university students. Regular khat chewing is thought to be a predisposing factor for different physical and mental health pro...

    Authors: Tilahun Abdeta, Daniel Tolessa, Kristina Adorjan and Mubarek Abera

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:142

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    Smoking is an important risk factor for mental health-related problems. Numerous studies have supported a bi-directional association between cigarette smoking and depression. Despite the advances in understand...

    Authors: Elisardo Becoña, Carmela Martínez-Vispo, Carmen Senra, Ana López-Durán, Rubén Rodríguez-Cano and Elena Fernández del Río

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:134

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Responsible gambling (RG) is defined as gambling for pleasure and entertainment but with an awareness of the likelihood of losing, an understanding of the associated risks and the ability to exercise control o...

    Authors: Mythily Subramaniam, Pratika Satghare, Janhavi A. Vaingankar, Louisa Picco, Colette J. Browning, Siow Ann Chong and Shane A. Thomas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:124

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:95

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