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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

    Substance use disorders are a major cause of health and social problems worldwide. Research evidence shows a strong graded relationship of adverse childhood experiences and substance use in adulthood. This stu...

    Authors: Sarah Kanana Kiburi, Keneilwe Molebatsi, Anne Obondo and Mary W. Kuria

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:197

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    In 2013, an Integrated Care Pathway (ICP) for concurrent Major Depressive (MDD) and Alcohol Use (AUD) Disorders was developed at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The...

    Authors: Andriy V. Samokhvalov, Charlotte Probst, Saima Awan, Tony P. George, Bernard Le Foll, Peter Voore and Jürgen Rehm

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:189

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    High frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (HF-rTMS) has gained interest as a neuromodulation treatment technique for alcohol dependence. Single sessions of HF-rTMS have consistently shown to ...

    Authors: Renée S. Schluter, Ruth J. van Holst and Anna E. Goudriaan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:169

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    The cannabis extract nabiximols (Sativex®) effectively supresses withdrawal symptoms and cravings in treatment resistant cannabis dependent individuals, who have high relapse rates following conventional withd...

    Authors: Anjali K. Bhardwaj, David J. Allsop, Jan Copeland, Iain S. McGregor, Adrian Dunlop, Marian Shanahan, Raimondo Bruno, Nghi Phung, Mark Montebello, Craig Sadler, Jessica Gugusheff, Melissa Jackson, Jennifer Luksza and Nicholas Lintzeris

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:140

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    Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (DTMS) is a non-invasive method of stimulating widespread cortical areas and, presumably, deeper neural networks. The current study assessed the effects of DTMS in the tr...

    Authors: Karina Karolina Kedzior, Imke Gerkensmeier and Maria Schuchinsky

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:137

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    Many studies reported the high prevalence of problematic internet use (PIU) among adolescents (13–50%), and PIU was associated with various psychiatric symptoms. In contrast, only a few studies investigated th...

    Authors: Hille T. de Vries, Takashi Nakamae, Kenji Fukui, Damiaan Denys and Jin Narumoto

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:9

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    Approximately 3% of people receiving opioid substitution therapy (OST) in the UK manage to achieve abstinence from prescribed and illicit drugs within three years of commencing treatment. Involvement of famili...

    Authors: Ed Day, Alex Copello, Jennifer L. Seddon, Marilyn Christie, Deborah Bamber, Charlotte Powell, Carmel Bennett, Shabana Akhtar, Sanju George, Andrew Ball, Emma Frew, Ilias Goranitis and Nick Freemantle

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:8

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    The aim of this study was to compare sociodemographic characteristics, patterns of drug use, and risky sexual behaviour among female and male users of crack cocaine.

    Authors: Rafael Alves Guimarães, Vivianne de Oliveira Landgraf de Castro, Sandra Maria do Valle Leone de Oliveira, Andréa Cristina Stabile, Ana Rita Coimbra Motta-Castro, Megmar Aparecida dos Santos Carneiro, Lyriane Apolinário Araujo, Karlla Antonieta Amorim Caetano, Marcos André de Matos and Sheila Araujo Teles

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:412

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    Adolescent suicidal behavior may consist of different symptoms, including suicidal ideation, suicidal planning and suicidal attempts. Adolescent substance use behavior may contribute to adolescent suicidal beh...

    Authors: Peng-Wei Wang and Cheng-Fang Yen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:392

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    Anger and aggression have been developing notably in societies, especially among patients depending on substance abuse. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the effect of anger management based on group ...

    Authors: Ladan Zarshenas, Mehdi Baneshi, Farkhondeh Sharif and Ebrahim Moghimi Sarani

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:375

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  20. 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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