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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. Anxiety, depressive and substance use disorders account for three quarters of the disability attributed to mental disorders and frequently co-occur. While programs for the prevention and reduction of symptoms ...

    Authors: Maree Teesson, Nicola C Newton, Tim Slade, Cath Chapman, Steve Allsop, Leanne Hides, Nyanda McBride, Louise Mewton, Zoe Tonks, Louise Birrell, Louise Brownhill and Gavin Andrews

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2014 14:32

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  2. A performance measurement system is planned for South African substance abuse treatment services. Provider-level barriers to implementing these systems have been identified in the United States, but little is ...

    Authors: Bronwyn Myers, Zainonisa Petersen, Rehana Kader, J Randy Koch, Ron Manderscheid, Rajen Govender and Charles DH Parry

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2014 14:31

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  3. US-based trials have shown that Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) not only reduces substance abuse among adolescents, but also decreases mental and behavioural disorder symptoms, most notably externalisin...

    Authors: Michael P Schaub, Craig E Henderson, Isidore Pelc, Peter Tossmann, Olivier Phan, Vincent Hendriks, Cindy Rowe and Henk Rigter

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2014 14:26

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  4. Involving patients in treatment is becoming increasingly popular in mental health [Sales & Alves: Personalized evaluation of psychological treatments: A review of tools and research designs, submitted]. Howeve...

    Authors: Paula CG Alves, Célia MD Sales and Mark Ashworth

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:337

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  5. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is associated with an increased risk of co-existing substance abuse. The Swedish legislation on compulsory healthcare can be applied to persons with severe subst...

    Authors: Berit Bihlar Muld, Jussi Jokinen, Sven Bölte and Tatja Hirvikoski

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:336

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  6. In European countries, including Switzerland, as well as in many states worldwide, cannabis is the most widely used psychoactive substance after alcohol and tobacco. Although approximately one in ten users dev...

    Authors: Michael P Schaub, Severin Haug, Andreas Wenger, Oliver Berg, Robin Sullivan, Thilo Beck and Lars Stark

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:305

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  7. According to previous studies, one of the common problems of everyday life of persons with tattoos is risky behavior. However, direct examination of the decision making process, as well as factors which determ...

    Authors: Semion Kertzman, Alex Kagan, Michael Vainder, Rina Lapidus and Abraham Weizman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:278

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  8. Opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) is associated with reduced crime among heroin users, but little is known about how crime changes during different phases of treatment. The aim of this study was to investigat...

    Authors: Anne Bukten, Jo Røislien, Svetlana Skurtveit, Helge Waal, Michael Gossop and Thomas Clausen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:262

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Research has shown that treatments that solely addressed intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration were not very effective in reducing IPV, possibly due to neglecting individual differences between IPV perp...

    Authors: Fleur L Kraanen, Ellen Vedel, Agnes Scholing and Paul MG Emmelkamp

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:189

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  10. Traumatic experiences and, more specifically, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are highly prevalent among substance use disorder (SUD) patients. This comorbidity is associated with worse treatment outcomes...

    Authors: Tim Kok, Hein A de Haan, Margreet van der Meer, Lisa M Najavits and Cor AJ DeJong

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:162

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) frequently co-occurs with substance use disorders (SUD). The combination of ADHD and SUD is associated with a negative prognosis of both SUD and ADHD. Pharmacolo...

    Authors: Katelijne van Emmerik–van Oortmerssen, Ellen Vedel, Maarten W Koeter, Kim de Bruijn, Jack J M Dekker, Wim van den Brink and Robert A Schoevers

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:132

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  12. The prevalence of substance use in people acutely admitted to in-patient psychiatric wards is high and the patients` duration of stay is limited. Motivational interviewing is a method with evidence based effec...

    Authors: Gunnhild Bagøien, Johan Håkon Bjørngaard, Christine Østensen, Solveig Klæbo Reitan, Pål Romundstad and Gunnar Morken

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:93

    Content type: Research article

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  13. ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that persists into adulthood. Its symptoms cause impairments in a number of social domains, one of which is employment. We wish to produce a consensus statement on ...

    Authors: Marios Adamou, Muhammad Arif, Philip Asherson, Tar-Ching Aw, Blanca Bolea, David Coghill, Gísli Guðjónsson, Anne Halmøy, Paul Hodgkins, Ulrich Müller, Mark Pitts, Anna Trakoli, Nerys Williams and Susan Young

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:59

    Content type: Correspondence

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  14. Medication non-adherence has an important impact on treatment efficacy and healthcare burden across a range of conditions and therapeutic areas. The aim of this analysis was to determine predictors of non-adhe...

    Authors: J J Sandra Kooij, Michael Rösler, Alexandra Philipsen, Sandra Wächter, Joachim Dejonckheere, Annemarie van der Kolk, Michel van Agthoven and Barbara Schäuble

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:36

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  15. Assessment of comorbid personality disorders (PDs) in patients with substance use disorders (SUDs) is challenging due to symptom overlap, additional mental and physical disorders, and limitations of the assess...

    Authors: Anne-Marit Langås, Ulrik Fredrik Malt and Stein Opjordsmoen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:180

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  16. While there is increasing evidence on the association between cannabis use and psychotic outcomes, it is still unclear whether this also applies to depression. We aim to assess whether risk of depression and o...

    Authors: Edison Manrique-Garcia, Stanley Zammit, Christina Dalman, Tomas Hemmingsson and Peter Allebeck

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:112

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  17. Little research has examined attitudes towards people who use substances in low and middle income countries (LMIC). Therefore, the present study examined the attributions made by the general South African popu...

    Authors: Katherine Sorsdahl, Dan J Stein and Bronwyn Myers

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:101

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  18. The prevalence of amphetamine-type stimulant use is greater than that of opioids and cocaine combined. Currently, there are no approved pharmacotherapy treatments for amphetamine-type stimulant problems, but s...

    Authors: Robert J Tait, Rebecca McKetin, Frances Kay-Lambkin, Kylie Bennett, Ada Tam, Anthony Bennett, Jenny Geddes, Adam Garrick, Helen Christensen and Kathleen M Griffiths

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:67

    Content type: Study protocol

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  19. Previous population-based studies have found that delusional-like experiences (DLE) are prevalent in the community, and are associated with a wide range of mental health disorders including substance use. The ...

    Authors: Sukanta Saha, James G Scott, Daniel Varghese, Louisa Degenhardt, Tim Slade and John J McGrath

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:202

    Content type: Research article

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