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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. To protect and maintain the positivity of self-concept, normal people usually show a self-serving bias (internal attribution of positive events and external attribution of negative events) by the motives of se...

    Authors: Yifan Wang, Li Zheng, Chenggong Wang and Xiuyan Guo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:512

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  2. The 7-item Gaming Addiction Scale (GAS) has been used as a screening tool for addictive game use worldwide, and this study aimed to examine its psychometric properties and measurement invariance among college ...

    Authors: Yujie Liu, Qian Wang, Min Jou, Baohong Wang, Yang An and Zifan Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:484

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  3. Delayed Post Hypoxic Leukoencephalopathy (DPHL) is a syndrome that occurs after hypoxia, and can present with a variety of neuropsychiatric symptoms, including catatonia and paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivit...

    Authors: Dallas Wolfgang Hamlin, Nuzhat Hussain and Aum Pathare

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:473

    Content type: Case report

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  4. The Obsessive Compulsive Drug Use Scale (OCDUS) measures the overall craving level within a period from a multidimensional perspective. However, no studies have addressed the validity of the new OCDUS factor s...

    Authors: Hengfen Gong, Yingying Zhang, Qihuan Ren, Zhirong Zhou, Huijing Zhou, Xirong Sun, Chencheng Zhang, Valerie Voon, Min Zhao and Shunying Yu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:465

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Integration of mental health services into primary healthcare is proliferating in low-resource countries. We aimed to evaluate the impact of different compositions of primary care mental health services for de...

    Authors: M. J. D. Jordans, E. C. Garman, N. P. Luitel, B. A. Kohrt, C. Lund, V. Patel and M. Tomlinson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:451

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  6. The approach-avoidance training program (AATP) has shown preliminary promise as an add-on to standard treatment for alcohol dependence. However, knowledge is lacking as to whether the effectiveness of AATP can...

    Authors: Angelina Isabella Mellentin, Anette Søgaard Nielsen, Leonie Ascone, Janina Wirtz, Jerzy Samochowiec, Jolanta Kucharska-Mazur, Friedrich Schadow, Zofia Lebiecka, Tomasz Skoneczny, Nicolai Mistarz, Thomas Bremer and Simone Kühn

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:340

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  7. Many studies have found an interesting issue in the Internet gaming disorder (IGD): males are always observed to be the majority. However, there are little research to exploring the differences in the neural m...

    Authors: Jialin Zhang, Yan Hu, Ziliang Wang, Min Wang and Guang-Heng Dong

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:357

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  8. The study aims were to investigate adherence to methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) and to identify associated clinical factors in patients who inject drugs diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) ...

    Authors: En Chao, Chia-Chun Hung, Ching-Po Lin, Yi-Chien Jacob Ku, Qurat Ul Ain, David S. Metzger and Tony Szu-Hsien Lee

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:346

    Content type: Research article

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  9. There are no standard diagnostic criteria or interventions for internet gaming addiction (IGA) even though IGA is one of the most pervasive public health issues among youth worldwide. Internet gaming reasons o...

    Authors: Nahyun Kim, Mi Ja Kim, Tonda L. Hughes, Hyeweon Kwak and In Deok Kong

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:341

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  10. Alcohol use during pregnancy is a significant public health problem, ultimately affecting the neonatal offspring. Recent studies explore that no safe amount and safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy. Eve...

    Authors: Getaneh Tesfaye, Demeke Demlew, Meseret G/tsadik, Fikreselam Habte, Gebeyaw Molla, Yohannes Kifle and Gebreslassie Gebreegziabhier

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:337

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:493

  11. The problematic use of online gaming, social networking sites (SNS) and online pornography (OP) is an evolving problem. Contrary to the problematic use of SNS and OP, Internet gaming disorder (IGD) was include...

    Authors: Manuel Mennig, Sophia Tennie and Antonia Barke

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:318

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  12. Alcohol Use Disorder is a severe mental disorder affecting the individuals concerned, their family and friends and society as a whole. Despite its high prevalence, novel treatment options remain rather limited...

    Authors: Franziska Weiss, Acelya Aslan, Jingying Zhang, Martin Fungisai Gerchen, Falk Kiefer and Peter Kirsch

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:309

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  13. People with severe mental disorders (SMD) experience premature mortality mostly from preventable physical causes. The World Health Organization (WHO) have recently produced guidelines on the management of phys...

    Authors: Jayati Das-Munshi, Maya Semrau, Corrado Barbui, Neerja Chowdhary, Petra C. Gronholm, Kavitha Kolappa, Dzmitry Krupchanka, Tarun Dua and Graham Thornicroft

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:237

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:326

  14. Substance use among homeless people is higher compared to the general population. In some studies, reported rates of problematic drug use among the homeless vary, with estimates ranging from 25 to 70%. There i...

    Authors: Kibrom Haile, Halima Umer, Getinet Ayano, Edao Fejo and Tolesa Fanta

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:204

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  15. Hoarding disorder is a chronic and debilitating illness associated with restrictions on activities of daily living, compromised social and occupational functioning, and adverse health outcomes. However, resear...

    Authors: Tai Wa Liu, Simon Ching Lam, Man Hon Chung and Ken Hok Man Ho

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:159

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  16. Previous studies of brain structure in methamphetamine users have yielded inconsistent findings, possibly reflecting small sample size and inconsistencies in duration of methamphetamine abstinence as well as s...

    Authors: Lili Nie, Zeyong Zhao, Xiantao Wen, Wei Luo, Tao Ju, Anlian Ren, Binbin Wu and Jing Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:158

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  17. Women in Iran are in great need of effective substance abuse services. The current study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of motivational interviewing (MI) for women in treatment for drug use in ...

    Authors: Sonia Oveisi, L. A. R. Stein, Elham Babaeepour and Marzieh Araban

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:157

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  18. Sleep disturbance is a prominent and common complaint in people with cocaine use disorder (CUD), either during intake or withdrawal. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has shown promise as a t...

    Authors: Luis J. Gómez Pérez, Stefano Cardullo, Nicola Cellini, Michela Sarlo, Tommaso Monteanni, Antonello Bonci, Alberto Terraneo, Luigi Gallimberti and Graziella Madeo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:153

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  19. Alcohol misuse is a common, disabling, and costly issue worldwide, but the vast majority of people with alcohol misuse never access treatment for varying reasons. Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy...

    Authors: Christopher Sundström, Heather Hadjistavropoulos, Andrew Wilhelms, Matt Keough and Michael Schaub

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:126

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  20. It is estimated that up to a third of patients on opioid agonist therapy (OAT) have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Treatment by ADHD medication, including a centrally acting stimulant (CAS) o...

    Authors: Jørn Henrik Vold, Christer Aas, Svetlana Skurtveit, Ingvild Odsbu, Fatemeh Chalabianloo, Anne Halmøy, Kjell Arne Johansson and Lars Thore Fadnes

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:119

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  21. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) have been long implicated in the etiopathogenesis of mental illnesses, including disorders characterized by high impulsivity. The objective of most of the studies in this fie...

    Authors: Patricia Sanchez-Paez, Josefa Perez-Templado, Jeronimo Saiz-Ruiz, Oscar Pastor and Angela Ibañez

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:109

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  22. Increasing smartphone use among adolescents in todays’ world has made this handy device an indispensable electronic tool, however, it comes at a price of problematic overuse or addiction. We aim to investigate...

    Authors: Sirisa Karki, Jaya Prasad Singh, Gita Paudel, Sushma Khatiwada and Sameer Timilsina

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:95

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  23. Alcohol use is part of many cultural, religious and social practices, and provides perceived pleasure to many users. In many societies, alcoholic beverages are a routine part of the social landscape for many i...

    Authors: Joshua Ssebunnya, Caroline Kituyi, Justine Nabanoba, Juliet Nakku, Arvin Bhana and Fred Kigozi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:52

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  24. Continuously high rates of overdose deaths in Sweden led to the decision by the Skåne County to initiate the first regional take-home naloxone program in Sweden. The project aims to study the effect of overdos...

    Authors: Katja Troberg, Pernilla Isendahl, Marianne Alanko Blomé, Disa Dahlman and Anders Håkansson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:49

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  25. Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS) have been conducted to identify genes and pathways involved in development of opioid use disorder. This study extends the first GWAS of substance use disorder (SUD) patie...

    Authors: Hiba Alblooshi, Habiba Al Safar, Ahmed El Kashef, Hamad Al Ghaferi, Mansour Shawky, Gary K. Hulse and Guan K. Tay

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:41

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Problematic mobile phone use (PMPU) has become a public health issue in China, particularly in adolescents and young adults. The Problematic Mobile Phone Use Questionnaire-Short Version (PMPUQ-SV) is a validat...

    Authors: Ying-Ying Wang, Jiang Long, Yue-Heng Liu, Tie-Qiao Liu and Joël Billieux

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:34

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  27. Regular khat chewing causes gingivitis, tooth loss, gastric disorders, cardiac complications, male impotence, sleeplessness, and several mental health problems. Based on the Ethiopian Demographic and Health Su...

    Authors: Temesgen Yihunie Akalu, Adhanom Gebreegziabher Baraki, Haileab Fekadu Wolde, Ayenew Molla Lakew and Kedir Abdela Gonete

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:21

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  28. Cannabis is the most widely used illicit substance by Australian young people, including those engaged with youth alcohol and other drug (AOD) systems. While recreational cannabis use in young people may be a ...

    Authors: Amy C. Reichelt, James C. Collett, Ora Landmann and Karen T. Hallam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:416

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  29. Everyday internet usage is particularly significant in the population of adolescents and young people. Besides numerous benefits, internet usage brings certain risks of addictive behavior. Internet Addiction T...

    Authors: Iva Černja, Lucija Vejmelka and Miroslav Rajter

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:388

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  30. Over the past decade, smartphone use has become widespread amongst today’s children and young people (CYP) which parallels increases in poor mental health in this group. Simultaneously, media concern abounds a...

    Authors: Samantha Sohn, Philippa Rees, Bethany Wildridge, Nicola J. Kalk and Ben Carter

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:356

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:397

  31. Problematic use of the Internet has been highlighted as needing further study by international bodies, including the European Union and American Psychiatric Association. Knowledge regarding the optimal classif...

    Authors: Jeggan Tiego, Christine Lochner, Konstantinos Ioannidis, Matthias Brand, Dan J. Stein, Murat Yücel, Jon E. Grant and Samuel R. Chamberlain

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:348

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  32. Substance use has a terrible impact on health, behavior and country’s economy because the number of people particularly the youngsters being involved in this practice is increasing rapidly. However, the preval...

    Authors: Wubet Alebachew, Agumasie Semahegn, Tilahun Ali and Hailemariam Mekonnen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:343

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  33. Cannabis is commonly used for its medical properties. In particular, cannabis is purported to have beneficial effects on a wide range of neuropsychiatric conditions. Studies assessing mental health in cannabis...

    Authors: Jade C. Yau, Shu Min Yu, William J. Panenka, Hadley Pearce, Kristina M. Gicas, Ric M. Procyshyn, Caroline MacCallum, William G. Honer and Alasdair M. Barr

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:335

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  34. Harmful use of alcohol is a global public health problem. Differences in alcohol consumption patterns may add valuable information to the design of public health interventions to prevent excessive use of alcoh...

    Authors: Tara Ballav Adhikari, Anupa Rijal, Per Kallestrup and Dinesh Neupane

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:283

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  35. National Institute of alcohol and alcoholism define Problem/risky use of alcohol as drinking in a way that can negatively impact our health and life, but the body is not physically dependent on the substance. ...

    Authors: Abate Dargie Wubetu, Surafel Habte and Kefyalew Dagne

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:250

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  36. Alcohol telephone helplines targeting alcohol consumers in the general population can extend the reach of brief interventions while preserving in-person counselling. So far, studies of client outcomes in the s...

    Authors: Eleonor Säfsten, Yvonne Forsell, Mats Ramstedt, Kerstin Damström Thakker and Maria Rosaria Galanti

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:213

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    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:239

  37. Chronic cocaine use is associated with cognitive deficits, including poor performance on neuropsychological tasks of memory, executive functions, theory of mind and decision-making. However, the relationship b...

    Authors: Thiago Wendt Viola, João Paulo Otolia Niederauer, Bruno Kluwe-Schiavon, Breno Sanvicente-Vieira and Rodrigo Grassi-Oliveira

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:211

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  38. Internet addiction (IA) has emerged as a public health concern, particularly among adolescents and young adults. However, few studies have been conducted in medical students. This multi-center study aimed to i...

    Authors: Meng Shi and Tian Jiao Du

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:183

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  39. We need to better understand how the use of different substances and psychiatric comorbidity influence premature death generally and cause-specific death by overdose, intoxication and somatic disorders in peop...

    Authors: Mats Fridell, Martin Bäckström, Morten Hesse, Peter Krantz, Sean Perrin and Anna Nyhlén

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:150

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  40. Khat is an amphetamine like psychostimulant chewed by over 10 million people globally. Khat use is thought to increase the risk of psychosis among its chewers. The evidence around this however remains inconclu...

    Authors: Linnet Ongeri, Fredrick Kirui, Erastus Muniu, Veronica Manduku, Leah Kirumbi, Lukoye Atwoli, Safari Agure, Peter Wanzala, Lydia Kaduka, Mercy Karimi, Richard Mutisya, Elizabeth Echoka, Joseph Mutai, David Mathu and Charles Mbakaya

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:137

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  41. This study investigated cause of death, mortality rates and explored if baseline characteristics were associated with risk of death in patients with alcohol use disorder alone or poly-substance use disorders.

    Authors: Arne Jan Hjemsæter, Jørgen G. Bramness, Robert Drake, Ivar Skeie, Bent Monsbakken, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth and Anne S. Landheim

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:101

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  42. Previous studies have provided evidence that alcohol-dependent patients have abnormality in corpus callosum (CC); however, it is unclear whether micro-structural integrity of the CC subregions is differentiall...

    Authors: Yajun Wang, Xiaohu Li, Cun Zhang, Haibao Wang, Zipeng Li, Jiajia Zhu and Yongqiang Yu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:96

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  43. Hazardous alcohol use has often been found to be more prevalent amongst psychiatric outpatients than the general population. Additionally, it has also been associated with poorer outcomes. The study aimed to i...

    Authors: Laxman Cetty, Shazana Shahwan, Pratika Satghare, Fiona Devi, Boon Yiang Chua, Swapna Verma, Helen Lee, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:91

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  44. Executive functioning impairment is common in substance use disorder and is a major risk factor for poor treatment outcomes, including treatment drop-out and relapse. Cognitive remediation interventions seek t...

    Authors: Jamie Berry, Isabella Jacomb, Jo Lunn, Antoinette Sedwell, Anthony Shakeshaft, Peter J Kelly, Pooria Sarrami, Megan James, Skye Russell, Talia Nardo, Daniel Barker and Jennifer Holmes

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:70

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  45. Smoking has played a significant role in the historical culture of mental healthcare settings. Mental health professionals (MHPs) often hold dismissive attitudes regarding the importance of smoking cessation i...

    Authors: Charlie Albert Smith, Ann McNeill, Loren Kock and Lion Shahab

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:54

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  46. No study has examined the prevalence of tobacco, other substance use, and symptoms of anxiety and depression, and rates of comorbidities among the orthopaedic trauma population, despite the impact they have on...

    Authors: Sam McCrabb, Amanda L. Baker, John Attia, Zsolt J. Balogh, Natalie Lott, Kerrin Palazzi, Justine Naylor, Ian A. Harris, Christopher M. Doran, Johnson George, Luke Wolfenden, Eliza Skelton and Billie Bonevski

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:28

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