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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:73

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  12. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:56

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  13. 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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:44

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  14. 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....

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:445

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  15. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:428

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  16. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:408

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  17. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:406

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  18. Opioids are good painkillers, but many patients treated with opioids as painkillers developed a secondary addiction. These patients need to stop misusing opioids, but the mild-to-severe clinical symptoms assoc...

    Authors: Laurence Lalanne, Chloe Nicot, Jean-Philippe Lang, Gilles Bertschy and Eric Salvat

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:395

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  19. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:373

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  20. 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-...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:314

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  21. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:293

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  22. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:279

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  23. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:274

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  24. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:273

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  25. The aim of this study was to determine which predictors influence the risk of relapse among a cohort of amphetamine-type substance (ATS) users in Iran.

    Authors: Maryam Moeeni, Emran M. Razaghi, Koen Ponnet, Fatemeh Torabi, Seyed Ali Shafiee and Tahereh Pashaei

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:265

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  26. This study aimed to 1) identify the characteristics of individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs) who make high use of services provided by general practitioners (GP) and psychiatrists while receiving ser...

    Authors: Christophe Huỳnh, André Ngamini Ngui, Sylvia Kairouz, Alain Lesage and Marie-Josée Fleury

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:258

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  27. People seeking treatment for substance use disorders often have additional health and social issues. Although individuals presenting with alcohol as the primary drug of concern (PDOC) account for nearly half o...

    Authors: Dan I. Lubman, Joshua B. B. Garfield, Victoria Manning, Lynda Berends, David Best, Janette M. Mugavin, Tina Lam, Penny Buykx, Andrew Larner, Belinda Lloyd, Robin Room and Steve Allsop

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:250

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  28. Family therapy and family-based treatment has been commonly applied in children and adolescents in mental health care and has been proven to be effective. There is an increased interest in economic evaluations...

    Authors: Maartje Goorden, Saskia J. Schawo, Clazien A.M. Bouwmans-Frijters, Evelien van der Schee, Vincent M. Hendriks and Leona Hakkaart-van Roijen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:237

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  29. Epidemiological studies suggest that compared with the general population, mood disorders are up to 4.7 times more prevalent in substance dependent samples. Comorbid substance use disorder (SUD) and depression...

    Authors: Joanne Ross, Maree Teesson, Carl Lejuez, Katherine Mills, Sharlene Kaye, Kathleen Brady, Glenys Dore, Katrina Prior, Xanthe Larkin, Joanne Cassar, Philippa Ewer, Sonja Memedovic, Ivana Kihas and Sarah Louise Masters

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:221

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  30. Personality disorders are highly comorbid with alcohol misuse and depressive symptomatology; however, few studies have investigated treatment outcomes in this population. The aim of this study was to examine r...

    Authors: Kristen L. McCarter, Sean A. Halpin, Amanda L. Baker, Frances J. Kay-Lambkin, Terry J. Lewin, Louise K. Thornton, David J. Kavanagh and Brian J. Kelly

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:210

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  31. It is likely that alcohol use and abuse increase during and after violent conflicts. The most prominent explanation of this phenomenon has been referred to as self-medication hypothesis. It predicts that psych...

    Authors: Verena Ertl, Regina Saile, Frank Neuner and Claudia Catani

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:202

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  32. Numerous previous studies have investigated the lifestyle and self-perceived health status of medical students. This study examined whether students’ country of origin contributed to their mental health and he...

    Authors: András Terebessy, Edit Czeglédi, Bettina Claudia Balla, Ferenc Horváth and Péter Balázs

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:171

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  33. Benzodiazepines are frequently prescribed to patients with drug use disorders. However, it has previously been difficult to distinguish whether this frequent prescribing was due to underlying psychiatric disor...

    Authors: Christian Tjagvad, Thomas Clausen, Marte Handal and Svetlana Skurtveit

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:168

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  34. The 7-item Game Addiction Scale (GAS) is a used to screen for addictive game use. Both cross cross-linguistic validation and validation in French and German is needed in adult samples. The objective of the stu...

    Authors: Yasser Khazaal, Anne Chatton, Stephane Rothen, Sophia Achab, Gabriel Thorens, Daniele Zullino and Gerhard Gmel

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:132

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  35. It is well documented that individuals with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) respond well during evidence-based psychological treatment, but also that a large proportion relapses when discharged from treatment and c...

    Authors: Angelina Isabella Mellentin, Bent Nielsen, Anette Søgaard Nielsen, Fei Yu and Elsebeth Stenager

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:112

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  36. Despite the effectiveness of psychosocial programs for recovery from drug use problems, there have been challenges in implementation of treatment. Internet-based and computerized approaches have been known to ...

    Authors: Ayumi Takano, Yuki Miyamoto, Norito Kawakami, Toshihiko Matsumoto, Tomohiro Shinozaki and Takashi Sugimoto

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:87

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  37. Understanding the biological underpinnings of relapse in alcohol dependency is a major issue in addiction research. Based on recent evidence regarding the relevance of occipital visual evoked response potentia...

    Authors: Carolin Matheus-Roth, Ingmar Schenk, Jens Wiltfang, Norbert Scherbaum and Bernhard W. Müller

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:74

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  38. Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) shows a robust association with alcohol and cannabis misuse, and these relationships are expressed differently in males and females. Manifestation of speci...

    Authors: Nathan J. Kolla, Mark van der Maas, Maggie E. Toplak, Patricia G. Erickson, Robert E. Mann, Jane Seeley and Evelyn Vingilis

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:50

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  39. Over the past few years, methamphetamine-induced psychosis (MIP) has increased in Iran, accounting for a significant percentage of psychiatry hospital admissions. The present study was conducted with an aim to...

    Authors: Homa Zarrabi, Mohammadrasoul Khalkhali, Azam Hamidi, Reza Ahmadi and Maryam Zavarmousavi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:44

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  40. Increased levels of cortisol during acute alcohol withdrawal have been linked to cognitive deficits and depression. Preclinical research found that the glucocorticoid Type II receptor antagonist, mifepristone,...

    Authors: Kim Donoghue, Abigail Rose, Simon Coulton, Joanna Milward, Kylie Reed, Colin Drummond and Hilary Little

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:40

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  41. This study examines whether readiness to change is a predictor of substance use outcomes and explores factors associated with RTC substance use among patients at South African emergency departments.

    Authors: Bronwyn Myers, Claire van der Westhuizen, Tracey Naledi, Dan J. Stein and Katherine Sorsdahl

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:35

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  42. Problem drinking is an important global health concern, causing premature mortality and morbidity. Only few problem drinkers seek professional care, unfortunately, because of multiple barriers such as insuffic...

    Authors: Jördis M. Zill, Björn Meyer, Janine Topp, Anne Daubmann, Martin Härter and Jörg Dirmaier

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:19

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  43. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common psychiatric disorder in children, with worldwide prevalence of ADHD varying from 5.9 to 7.1 %, depending on the reporter. In case of inadequate respo...

    Authors: Jean Lachaine, Vanja Sikirica and Karine Mathurin

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:11

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  44. Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is a debilitating, sometimes fatal eating disorder (ED) whereby restraint of appetite and emotion is concomitant with an inflexible, attention-to-detail perfectionist cognitive style and ...

    Authors: Samantha J. Brooks

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:10

    Content type: Debate

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  45. The use of analgesics can lead to cases of drug abuse and dependence. It can also cause pseudo-addiction in patients suffering from pain. What is the actual situation in patients suffering from severe sickle-c...

    Authors: Marie Gérardin, Marie-Laure Couec, Marie Grall-Bronnec, Fanny Feuillet, Laura Wainstein, Morgane Rousselet, Marie-Lyne Pinot, Fanny Perrouin, Olivier Bonnot, Marie-Hélène Drouineau, Pascale Jolliet and Caroline Victorri-Vigneau

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2015 15:281

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