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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053436/is-the-danish-version-of-mate-feasible-a-pilot-study-on-feasibility-and-adequacy
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Morten Ellegaard Hell, Kjeld Andersen, Anette Søgaard Nielsen
OBJECTIVE: Assessment is pivotal to the work of healthcare professionals and social workers as it provides fundamental, systematic information that is essential when planning interventions. Many patients have addiction problems as well as psychiatric illness and they very often interact. An assessment tool addressing both areas would be beneficial for this large group of patients. This pilot study explores feasibility and adequacy of the Danish translation of the Measurements in Addiction for Triage and Evaluation (MATE) assessment in the following sectors: drug- and alcohol treatment, psychiatry and social service...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Dual Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053117/-autoaggressive-characteristics-of-married-couples-where-husbands-suffer-from-alcohol-dependence
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A V Merinov
AIM: To study autoaggressive characteristics of spouses in families of men with alcohol dependence. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and twenty-five families, where a husband suffers from alcohol dependence, have been investigated. Suicidal and non-suicidal patterns of autoaggressive behavior as well as their predictors have been studied. The control group consisted of 62 families, where husbands were not alcohol dependent. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: It has been found that men with alcohol dependence tend to realize anivital programs through suicidal behavior and risky-victim behavioral modes...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052999/impulsivity-and-compulsivity-in-internet-gaming-disorder-a-comparison-with-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-and-alcohol-use-disorder
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Yeon-Jin Kim, Jae A Lim, Ji Yoon Lee, Sohee Oh, Sung Nyun Kim, Dai Jin Kim, Jong Eun Ha, Jun Soo Kwon, Jung-Seok Choi
Background and aims Internet gaming disorder (IGD) is characterized by a loss of control and a preoccupation with Internet games leading to repetitive behavior. We aimed to compare the baseline neuropsychological profiles in IGD, alcohol use disorder (AUD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in the spectrum of impulsivity and compulsivity. Methods A total of 225 subjects (IGD, N = 86; AUD, N = 39; OCD, N = 23; healthy controls, N = 77) were administered traditional neuropsychological tests including Korean version of the Stroop Color-Word test and computerized neuropsychological tests, including the stop signal test (SST) and the intra-extra dimensional set shift test (IED)...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052615/effects-of-alcohol-abuse-on-proliferating-cells-stem-progenitor-cells-and-immature-neurons-in-the-adult-human-hippocampus
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Tara Wardi Le Maître, Gopalakrishnan Dhanabalan, Nenad Bogdanovic, Kanar Alkass, Henrik Druid
In animal studies, impaired adult hippocampal neurogenesis is associated with behavioral pathologies including addiction to alcohol. We hypothesize that alcohol abuse may have a detrimental effect on the neurogenic pool of the dentate gyrus in the human hippocampus. In this study we investigate whether alcohol abuse affects the number of proliferating cells, stem/progenitor cells and immature neurons in samples from postmortem human hippocampus. The specimens were isolated from deceased donors with an on-going alcohol abuse, and from controls with no alcohol overconsumption...
October 20, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045249/inhaled-loxapine-for-agitation-in-intoxicated-patients-a-case-series
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Carlos Roncero, Elena Ros-Cucurull, Raúl Felipe Palma-Álvarez, Alfonso Carlos Abad, Christian Fadeuilhe, Miquel Casas, Lara Grau-López
OBJECTIVES: Episodes of agitation are frequent in intoxicated patients who have a substance use disorder, a psychiatric disorder or both (dual diagnosis). For managing the agitation, it is necessary to act promptly in a safe environment and addressing any underlying etiology. Inhaled loxapine improves symptoms of agitation in adults with psychiatric disorders (eg, schizophrenia) within 10 minutes of administration. Recently, some reports have documented the usefulness of loxapine in dual diagnoses patients with agitation...
October 18, 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044574/context-specific-inhibition-is-related-to-craving-in-alcohol-use-disorders-a-dangerous-imbalance
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Maria Stein, Werner Fey, Thomas Koenig, Jacqueline Oehy, Franz Moggi
BACKGROUND: Most contemporary neuroscientific models of alcohol use disorders (AUD) incorporate an imbalance between enhanced cue reactivity, which results in a strong urge to consume, and the impaired inhibitory control of that urge. While these phenomena have been frequently investigated separately, studies involving both aspects and thus precisely investigating the postulated imbalance are rare. In this study, inhibition was investigated in an addiction-specific context and individual craving levels were also examined...
October 16, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043918/-being-able-to-speak-what-individuals-in-jail-perceived-as-helpful-about-participating-in-alcohol-related-brief-interventions
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Mandy D Owens, Megan Kirouac, Kylee Hagler, Lauren N Rowell, Emily C Williams
BACKGROUND: A significant proportion of individuals within the criminal justice system meet criteria for a substance use disorder. Treatments for individuals who are incarcerated with substance use disorders show minimal to no benefit on post-release outcomes, suggesting a need to improve their effectiveness, particularly those that can be delivered in a brief format. The purpose of this study was to describe what individuals in jail with substance use disorders perceived as being helpful about two brief alcohol-focused interventions, which can be used to inform future treatments with this population...
October 18, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042778/motivation-to-change-and-posttreatment-temptation-to-drink-a-multicenter-study-among-alcohol-dependent-patients
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Elena Fiabane, Marcella Ottonello, Valeria Zavan, Caterina Pistarini, Ines Giorgi
BACKGROUND: An inpatient 28-day rehabilitation program for alcohol dependence is focused on detoxification, enhancing motivation to change, and coping strategies for the management of emotional distress and temptation to drink. The aims of the present study were to investigate 1) changes over time in motivation to change, anxiety, and depression in individuals undergoing residential rehabilitation treatment for alcohol addiction, and 2) which pretreatment factors are associated with posttreatment temptation to drink...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039297/the-impact-of-periconceptional-alcohol-exposure-on-fat-preference-and-gene-expression-in-the-mesolimbic-reward-pathway-in-adult-rat-offspring
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E S Dorey, C L Cullen, D Lucia, K M Mah, M-L Roy Manchadi, B S Muhlhausler, K M Moritz
Alcohol consumption around the time of conception is highly prevalent in Western countries. Exposure to ethanol levels during gestation has been associated with altered development of the mesolimbic reward pathway in rats and increased propensity to addiction, however the effect of exposure only around the time of conception is unknown. The current study investigated the effects of periconceptional alcohol exposure (PC:EtOH) on alcohol and palatable food preferences and gene expression in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) and the nucleus accumbens of the adult offspring...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038678/posttraumatic-growth-and-recovery-from-addiction
#10
Eyal Haroosh, Sara Freedman
Background: It is well documented that individuals coping with adverse events report both negative outcomes, such as posttraumatic stress symptoms, as well as positive changes, described as posttraumatic growth. Positive changes are also reported in people who have recovered from substance abuse. It seems plausible from the literature that both of these types of positive changes have elements in common. To date, no published studies have examined positive outcomes among people who have recovered from addiction...
2017: European Journal of Psychotraumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035306/platelet-endothelial-cell-adhesion-molecule-1-and-oligodendrogenesis-significance-in-alcohol-use-disorders
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REVIEW
Chitra D Mandyam, Emmanuel G Villalpando, Noah L Steiner, Leon W Quach, McKenzie J Fannon, Sucharita S Somkuwar
Alcoholism is a chronic relapsing disorder with few therapeutic strategies that address the core pathophysiology. Brain tissue loss and oxidative damage are key components of alcoholism, such that reversal of these phenomena may help break the addictive cycle in alcohol use disorder (AUD). The current review focuses on platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule 1 (PECAM-1), a key modulator of the cerebral endothelial integrity and neuroinflammation, and a targetable transmembrane protein whose interaction within AUD has not been well explored...
October 16, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033801/heavy-drinking-in-college-students-is-associated-with-accelerated-gray-matter-volumetric-decline-over-a-2-year-period
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Shashwath A Meda, Alecia D Dager, Keith A Hawkins, Howard Tennen, Sarah Raskin, Rebecca M Wood, Carol S Austad, Carolyn R Fallahi, Godfrey D Pearlson
Background: Heavy and/or harmful alcohol use while in college is a perennial and significant public health issue. Despite the plethora of cross-sectional research suggesting deleterious effects of alcohol on the brain, there is a lack of literature investigating the longitudinal effects of alcohol consumption on the adolescent brain. We aim to probe the longitudinal effects of college drinking on gray matter change in students during this crucial neurodevelopmental period. Methods: Data were derived from the longitudinal Brain and Alcohol Research in College Students (BARCS) study of whom a subset underwent brain MRI scans at two time points 24 months apart...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032488/how-do-individuals-develop-alcohol-use-disorder-after-bariatric-surgery-a-grounded-theory-exploration
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Ruth Yoder, Padraig MacNeela, Ronan Conway, Caroline Heary
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for severe obesity. However, following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery, a small minority of patients develop new-onset alcohol use disorder (AUD), the aetiology of which is poorly understood. AIM: The aim is to construct a theory to explain the development of AUD among a sample of individuals who reported problematic drinking following RYGB. METHOD: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight RYGB patients diagnosed with AUD attending a multi-disciplinary outpatient weight management service at a public hospital in the Republic of Ireland...
October 14, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032429/dna-damage-and-oxidative-stress-induced-by-seizures-are-decreased-by-anticonvulsant-and-neuroprotective-effects-of-lobeline-a-candidate-to-treat-alcoholism
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Liana Dantas da Costa E Silva, Patrícia Pereira, Gabriela Gregory Regner, Fernanda Brião Menezes Boaretto, Cleonice Hoffmann, Pricila Pflüger, Lucas Lima da Silva, Luiza Reinhardt Steffens, Ana Moira Morás, Dinara Jaqueline Moura, Jaqueline Nascimento Picada
The alkaloid lobeline (Lob) has been studied due to its potential use in treatment of drug abuse. This study evaluates the possible anticonvulsant and neuroprotective activities of Lob to obtain new information on its properties that could confirm it as a candidate in the treatment of alcohol addiction. The anticonvulsant effect of Lob was evaluated using a pilocarpine-induced seizure model. In addition, possible neuroprotective effects were investigated measuring DNA damage using the comet assay, assessing free radical levels by dichlorofluorescein diacetate (DCF) oxidation, and measuring the antioxidant potential using the α, α-diphenyl-β-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) scavenging assay, besides measuring superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) enzyme activities in brain tissues...
October 14, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022680/patients-risk-of-causing-traffic-violations-and-traffic-accidents-while-driving
#15
Nevenka Šestan, Metoda Dodič Fikfak, Zvone Balantič
OBJECTIVES: This study examines whether drivers suffering from epilepsy, chronic alcoholism and/or hazardous drinking, psychoactive substance abuse, other diseases of the nervous system, mental and behavioural disorders, cardiovascular diseases, severe diabetes, and severe eye diseases are at a greater risk of causing traffic accidents and traffic violations than drivers that cause accidents and violations without these diagnoses. METHODS: A case control study was carried out...
September 2017: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018367/treatment-of-comorbid-alcohol-dependence-and-anxiety-disorder-review-of-the-scientific-evidence-and-recommendations-for-treatment
#16
REVIEW
Carmen Gimeno, Marisa Luisa Dorado, Carlos Roncero, Nestor Szerman, Pablo Vega, Vicent Balanzá-Martínez, F Javier Alvarez
Patients with alcohol-use disorders (AUDs) have a high prevalence of anxiety disorders (AnxDs). "Co-occurring disorders" refers to the coexistence of an AUD and/or drug related disorders with another non-addictive psychiatric disorder. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of psychopharmacological treatments and psychotherapy in patients with AUD and AnxD and to propose recommendations for the treatment of patients with comorbid AnxDs and AUDs. Randomized clinical trials, meta-analyses, and clinical guidelines were retrieved from PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane databases...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018340/impaired-spatial-memory-and-enhanced-habit-memory-in-a-rat-model-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
#17
Jarid Goodman, Christa K McIntyre
High levels of emotional arousal can impair spatial memory mediated by the hippocampus, and enhance stimulus-response (S-R) habit memory mediated by the dorsolateral striatum (DLS). The present study was conducted to determine whether these memory systems may be similarly affected in an animal model of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to a "single-prolonged stress" (SPS) procedure and 1 week later received training in one of two distinct versions of the plus-maze: a hippocampus-dependent place learning task or a DLS-dependent response learning task...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994253/addiction-medicine-ethics-relapse-no-lapse-and-the-struggle-to-treat-addicts-like-everyone-else
#18
Charles Douglas
Two case studies are presented as a focus for discussion of ethics in addiction medicine. The first is that of the alcohol-dependent patient who receives a liver transplant. The second is that of a heroin-dependent patient who continues to inject himself while in a general medical ward. I make some comments about the obligations of doctors to treat those who cause harm to themselves as they would treat those who are 'not responsible'.
October 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992574/emerging-role-for-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-in-alcohol-seeking-behaviors
#19
REVIEW
Paul M Klenowski
The medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) plays an important role in high-order executive processes and sends highly organized projections to sub-cortical regions controlling mood, motivation and impulsivity. Recent preclinical and clinical studies have demonstrated alcohol-induced effects on the activity and composition of the PFC which are implicated in associative learning processes and may disrupt executive control over impulsivity, leading to an inability to self-limit alcohol intake. Animal studies have begun to dissect the role of the mPFC circuitry in alcohol-seeking behavior and withdrawal, and have identified a key role for projections to sub-cortical sites including the extended amygdala and the nucleus accumbens (NAc)...
September 30, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985362/combatting-the-opioid-epidemic-baltimore-s-experience-and-lessons-learned
#20
Leana S Wen, Katherine E Warren
In the midst of a national opioid crisis, Baltimore City witnessed 393 deaths from drug and alcohol overdose in 2015. With an estimated 25 000 residents who are addicted to heroin or other opioids, Baltimore has been profoundly affected by the opioid epidemic. Other resources have commented on federal, state-based, and provider responses to the opioid crisis. This article examines what may be done at the city level based on the experiences of the Baltimore City Health Department. Local jurisdictions must play a critical role in addressing the U...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Public Health
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