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Addiction Research and MedicineISSN: 2474-3631


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3631/1510023

Visible Vaping: E-Cigarettes and the Further De-Normalization of Smoking

Neil McKeganey, Marina Barnard and Christopher Russell

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 28, 2016

With the growth in the use of electronic cigarettes in many areas concerns have increased that these devices enabling users to inhale nicotine and flavored liquids in aerosolized form might result in the renormalization of smoking and ultimately to an increase in smoking prevalence. The current study describes the views and behavior of a sample of non-smokers who have witnessed electronic cigarette use (vaping) on frequent occasions. The aim of the research was to identify whether such visible v...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3631/1510022

The Neuroimaging Findings of Internet Gaming Disorder

Dahua Yu, Shaoping Su, Limei Bu, Yao Ma, Kai Yuan and Xiaoqi Lu

Article Type: Short Review | First Published: August 13, 2016

Internet gaming disorder (IGD) was confirmed as a condition warranting more clinical research in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) Section III, which was a great progress for IGD studies. In China, there are about 24 million adolescents with IGD. IGD is involved in academic failure, impairment of work performance and psychological comorbidity including anger problems, depression and anxiety disorders. With the help of advanced neuroimaging tec...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3631/1510021

Food Addiction: A Short Review

Amanda Caroline Cardoso Correa Carlos Menezes and Fabiana Goncalves Ferreira

Article Type: Short Review | First Published: August 13, 2016

Neurotransmitters are essential for humans' body to work properly. There is a hedonic brain circuit composed of centers that work together to enable these neurotransmitters to control the state of pleasure: dopamine and serotonin. All drug abuse increases dopamine levels in the extracellular medium. Several times dependence occur behaviorally, and in a less proportion by substance. On this review is going to be approached food addiction....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3631/1510020

Selection of a Progress Monitoring Instrument for Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Espen Ajo Arnevik

Article Type: Short Review | First Published: July 01, 2016

Recent research shows the value of ensuring the quality and efficiency of treatment using progress monitoring instruments. Before implementing progress monitoring instruments in clinical practice, health managers and clinicians must decide which particular instrument to use. Most identified progress monitoring instruments for substance use disorder treatment seems to include symptom level, relational functioning and social functioning, and all report adequate psychometric qualities. Of concern i...

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