Research

Effectiveness of a New Multi-Component Smoking Cessation Service Package for Patients with Hypertension and Diabetes in Northern Thailand

Citation
Aung et al. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy (2019) 14:10 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-019-0197-2
Publication Date

Abstract

Background

Smoking cessation is an achievable behavioral change, which reduces the risks of cardiovascular diseases, cancers and tobacco-related diseases.

A Mobile Clinic Approach to the Delivery of Community-Based Mental Health Services in Rural Haiti

Citation
Fils-Aimé JR, Grelotti DJ, Thérosmé T, Kaiser BN, Raviola G, et al. (2018) A mobile clinic approach to the delivery of community-based mental health services in rural Haiti. PLOS ONE 13(6): e0199313. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0199313
Publication Date

Abstract

This study evaluates the use of a mental health mobile clinic to overcome two major challenges to the provision of mental healthcare in resource-limited settings: the shortage of trained specialists; and the need to improve access to safe, effective, and culturally sound care in community settings.

Trends in Self-Poisoning and Psychotropic Drug Use in People Aged 5–19 Years

Citation
Cairns R, Karanges EA, Wong A, et al Trends in self-poisoning and psychotropic drug use in people aged 5–19 years: a population-based retrospective cohort study in Australia BMJ Open 2019;9:e026001. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026001
Publication Date

Abstract

Objectives: To characterise trends in self-poisoning and psychotropic medicine use in young Australians.

Design: Population-based retrospective cohort study.

Adolescent Beliefs About Hookah and Hookah Tobacco Use and Implications for Preventing Use

Citation
Fitzpatrick M, Johnson AC, Tercyak KP, Hawkins KB, Villanti AC, Mays D. Adolescent Beliefs About Hookah and Hookah Tobacco Use and Implications for Preventing Use. Prev Chronic Dis 2019;16:180093. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd16.180093.
Publication Date

Abstract

Introduction

Hookah tobacco use is popular among youths and there is evidence that perceived risks and normative beliefs are associated with hookah use. The aim of this study was to further examine associations between perceived risks of hookah use, normative beliefs, and lifetime hookah use among youths.

Methods

The Response of Retailers in Scotland to the Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products Regulations and Tobacco Products Directive

Citation
Richard I Purves, Crawford Moodie, Douglas Eadie, Martine Stead; The Response of Retailers in Scotland to the Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products Regulations and Tobacco Products Directive, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Volume 21, Issue 3, 18 February 2019, Pages 309–313, https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/nty181
Publication Date

Abstract

Introduction

With most marketing channels prohibited, the retail environment has assumed greater importance for tobacco companies, even in markets with a ban on the open display of tobacco products. Research has yet to qualitatively explore how retailers respond to standardized packaging in a country where this has been introduced.

Methods

Standards of Evidence for Conducting and Reporting Economic Evaluations in Prevention Science

Citation
Crowley, D.M., Dodge, K.A., Barnett, W.S. et al. Prev Sci (2018) 19: 366. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-017-0858-1
Publication Date

Abstract

Over a decade ago, the Society for Prevention Research endorsed the first standards of evidence for research in preventive interventions. The growing recognition of the need to use limited resources to make sound investments in prevention led the Board of Directors to charge a new task force to set standards for research in analysis of the economic impact of preventive interventions.

Drug-Induced Prolonged Corrected QT Interval in Patients with Methadone and Opium Overdose

Citation
Soroosh et al. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy (2019) 14:8 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-019-0196-3
Publication Date

Abstract

Background

Iran is a country with the highest rate of opioid addiction in the world. The most commonly used opioid in Iran is opium, and methadone is in second place. The trend of drug use has changed from opium to methadone from 2006 to 2011. Presence of a large number of addicted people and methadone maintenance therapy clinics make methadone readily available in Iran.

A Rapid Systematic Review of What We Know about Alcohol Use Disorders and Brief Interventions in the Criminal Justice System

Citation
Newbury-Birch, D., McGovern, R., Birch, J., O'Neill, G., Kaner, H., Sondhi, A., & Lynch, K. (2016). A rapid systematic review of what we know about alcohol use disorders and brief interventions in the criminal justice system. International Journal of Prisoner Health, 12(1), 57-70.
Purpose
– The purpose of this paper is to review the evidence of alcohol use disorders within the different stages of the criminal justice system in the UK. Furthermore it reviewed the worldwide evidence of alcohol brief interventions in the various stages of the criminal justice system.

Ancient Philosophers on Mental Illness

Citation
Ahonen, M. (2019). Ancient philosophers on mental illness. History of Psychiatry, 30(1), 3–18. https://doi.org/10.1177/0957154X18803508
Publication Date

Abstract

This article explores how the ancient philosophers from Plato to late antiquity understood mental illness. It outlines when, how and in what kind of contexts the phenomenon of mental illness was recognized in the ancient philosophical texts, how mental illness was understood in terms of the body–mind interaction, and how mental disorders of the medical kind were distinguished from non-medical psychic disturbances.

Marchiafava-Bignami Disease: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Citation
Miranda-Nava, G., & Guadalupe Garcia-Toribio, M. (2017). Marchiafava-bignami disease: case report and review of the literature. REVISTA MEXICANA DE NEUROCIENCIA, 18(6), 96-101.
Publication Date

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Marchiafava-Bignami (MB) is a rare disease characterized by the primary degeneration of the callosum mainly associated with chronic consumption of alcohol. However, this condition can be mistaken for many other diseases which cause lesions of the corpus callosum.

IQOS Exposure Impairs Human Airway Cell Homeostasis: Direct Comparison with Traditional Cigarette and E-Cigarette

Citation
Sohal SS, Eapen MS, Naidu VGM, et al. IQOS exposure impairs human airway cell homeostasis: direct comparison with traditional cigarette and e-cigarette. ERJ Open Res 2019; 5: 00159-2018 [https://doi.org/10.1183/23120541.00159-2018].

Heat-not-burn (HNB) devices can alter vital physiological functions in the lung. HNB devices may not be a safer option than cigarette smoking or eCig vaping; this does not support the recommendation of their use over other nicotine delivery products. http://ow.ly/wZ5P30ng8bU

Effectiveness Bank Analysis: Fundamental Rule for Therapists: Know and Be Who You Are

Citation
Psychotherapy: 2018, 55(4), p. 424-433.
Publication Date

Message from an amalgamation of research findings for the American Psychological Association is that conveying genuineness and authenticity - at least during therapy, being and giving of yourself as an integrated character - is one way therapists underpin an effective therapeutic relationship.

Suicide Ideation and Behavior in Mexico: Encodat 2016

Citation
Borges, G., Orozco, R., Villatoro, J., Medina-Mora, M., Fleiz, C., & Díaz-Salazar, J. (2018). Suicide ideation and behavior in Mexico: Encodat 2016. Salud Pública de México, 61(1, ene-feb), 6-15. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21149/9351
Publication Date

Objective. To provide updated information regarding the 12–month prevalence and associated sociodemographic fac­tors for suicide ideation and behavior (plan and attempts) to substantiate preventive programs in Mexico. Materials and methods. Cross-sectional nationally representative survey, conducted during 2016 (n=56 877) among those 12–65 years old living in rural, urban and metropolitan dwellings. Re

Sex-Specific Association of Depressive Disorder and Transient Emotional States with Alcohol Consumption in Male and Female Alcoholics

Citation
Karpyak, V. M., Geske, J. R., Hall-Flavin, D. K., Loukianova, L. L., Schneekloth, T. D., Skime, M. K., ... & Biernacka, J. M. (2019). Sex-specific association of depressive disorder and transient emotional states with alcohol consumption in male and female alcoholics. Drug and alcohol dependence.
Publication Date

Highlights

  • Negative and positive mood differentially impact alcohol use in males and females.
  • Previous research did not differentiate impact of mood states vs lifetime diagnoses.
  • This study confirmed positive association of mood with a

Neighbourhood Density of Alcohol Outlets and Genetic and Environmental Influences on Alcohol Problems

Citation
Slutske, Wendy S., Arielle R. Deutsch, and Thomas M. Piasecki. "Neighborhood density of alcohol outlets moderates genetic and environmental influences on alcohol problems." Addiction (2018).
Publication Date

Gene-environment interactions occur when different surroundings make it more or less likely for a particular trait or disorder to develop.

Effectiveness Bank Analysis: Abandon Treatment Referral as a Crime-Prevention Tactic?

Citation
International Journal of Drug Policy: 2018, 51, p. 42-51
Publication Date

At issue was whether by referring heroin users to treatment, probation services in England would protect them from fatal overdose and prevent drug-related crime. Yes to one, but not the other, were the answers; unexpectedly, crime went up. Enough to warrant abandoning treatment referral as a crime-prevention tactic?

Association of Electronic Cigarette Use with Subsequent Initiation of Tobacco Cigarettes in US Youths

Citation
Berry KM, Fetterman JL, Benjamin EJ, et al. Association of Electronic Cigarette Use With Subsequent Initiation of Tobacco Cigarettes in US Youths. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(2):e187794. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.7794
Publication Date

Question: Is electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use among tobacco-naive youths associated with subsequent risk of cigarette initiation?

Percentage of Current Tobacco Smoking Students Receiving Help or Advice to Quit: Evidence from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey

Citation
Arrazola, R. A., Seidenberg, A. B., Ahluwalia, I. B. (2019). Percentage of current tobacco smoking students receiving help or advice to quit: Evidence from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey, 56 countries, 2012–2015. Tobacco Prevention & Cessation, 5(January), 5. https://doi.org/10.18332/tpc/102994
Publication Date

ABSTRACT:

Opportunistic Screening for Alcohol Use Problems in Adolescents Attending Emergency Departments: An Evaluation of Screening Tools

Citation
Simon Coulton, M Fasihul Alam, Sadie Boniface, Paolo Deluca, Kim Donoghue, Eilish Gilvarry, Eileen Kaner, Ellen Lynch, Ian Maconochie, Paul McArdle, Ruth McGovern, Dorothy Newbury-Birch, Robert Patton, Ceri J Phillips, Thomas Phillips, Hannah Rose, Ian Russell, John Strang, Colin Drummond; Opportunistic screening for alcohol use problems in adolescents attending emergency departments: an evaluation of screening tools, Journal of Public Health, , fdy049, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdy049
Publication Date

Abstract

Objective

To estimate and compare the optimal cut-off score of Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) and AUDIT-C in identifying at-risk alcohol consumption, heavy episodic alcohol use, ICD-10 alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence in adolescents attending ED in England.

Design

Opportunistic cross-sectional survey.

Setting

"Everything is Telling You to Drink"

Citation
Kimberley M. Hill, David R. Foxcroft & Michael Pilling (2018) “Everything is telling you to drink”: understanding the functional significance of alcogenic environments for young adult drinkers, Addiction Research & Theory, 26:6, 457-464
Publication Date

The focus on the individual's wider surroundings has given rise to the conce

The Etymology and Early History of ‘Addiction’

Citation
Richard J. Rosenthal & Suzanne Faris (2019): The etymology and early history of ‘addiction’, Addiction Research & Theory, DOI: 10.1080/16066359.2018.1543412
Publication Date

Abstract

Contemporary usage of addiction is contradictory and confusing; the term is highly stigmatizing but popularly used to describe almost any strong desire, passion or pursuit. Does current usage involve a recent corruption of the term or is there a history of conflicting meanings? 

Severity of Analgesic Dependence and Medication-Overuse Headache

Citation
Lundqvist et al. (2019). Severity of Analgesic Dependence and Medication-overuse Headache. J Addict Med xx: xxx–xxx DOI: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000504
Publication Date

Background and Aims: Medication-overuse headache (MOH) is a common chronic headache caused by overuse of headache analgesics. It has similarities with substance dependence disorders. The treatment of choice for MOH is withdrawal of the offending analgesics. Behavioral brief intervention treatment using methods adapted from substance misuse settings is effective.

Mental Health Professionals’ Views on Smoke-Free Policy

Citation
Smith, McNeill, Kock, Shahab. "Exploring mental health professionals’ practice in relation to smoke-free policy within a mental health trust: a qualitative study using the COM-B model of behaviour",BMC Psychiatry (2019): 19:54
Publication Date

The prevalence of smoking within the general population is in decline. However, the number of people with mental health issues who smoke remains high.

Mental Health and Associated Stress Factors in Accompanied and Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Resettled in Germany

Citation
Müller et al. Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health (2019) 13:8 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13034-019-0268-1
Publication Date

Abstract

Background

Studies throughout Europe have shown that asylum-seeking children and adolescents (ASC) are at risk of developing mental disorders. The most common mental-health problems in ASC include posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS), internalizing symptoms such as depression and anxiety, and externalizing behaviour.

Cambio de comportamiento en personas fumadoras posimplementación de legislación antitabaco en Argentina

Citation
Barrenechea GG, Furtado Passos da Silva CM, Carvalho Figueiredo V. Cambio de comportamiento en personas fumadoras posimplementación de legislación antitabaco en Argentina. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2019;43:e5. https://doi.org/10.26633/RPSP.2019.5
Publication Date
Abstract

[RESUMEN]. Objetivo. Identificar factores asociados al cambio de comportamiento en personas fumadoras mayores de 18 años luego de la implementación de políticas provinciales 100% libre de humo en Argentina. Métodos. Se realizó un estudio analítico de corte transversal. Se utilizó la técnica de modelos multiniveles trabajando con datos de distintas jerarquías.