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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: 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Content type: Research article

    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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  7. Content type: Research article

    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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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    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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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    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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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    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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  11. Content type: Research article

    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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  12. Content type: Research article

    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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  13. Content type: Case report

    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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  14. Content type: Research article

    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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  15. Content type: Research article

    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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  16. Content type: Research article

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

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