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Acción Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Colombiana de Psicología     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Comportamentalia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta de Investigación Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Psychologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Activités     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actualidades en Psicologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ad verba Liberorum : Journal of Linguistics & Pedagogy & Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Addictive Behaviors Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
ADHD Report The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Experimental Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42)
Advances in Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 74)
Advances in Physiotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Advances in Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 62)
Advances in the Study of Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
African Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Sport Facilitation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 413)
Aggressive Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Ágora - studies in psychoanalytic theory     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aletheia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Behavioral Scientist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Applied Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 37)
American Journal of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
American Journal of Health Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
American Journal of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
American Psychologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 184)
Anales de Psicología     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Análise Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Análisis y Modificación de Conducta     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 69)
Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Annual Review of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 226)
Anuario de Psicología / The UB Journal of Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Psicología Jurídica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anxiety, Stress & Coping: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Applied and Preventive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Applied Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70)
Applied Neuropsychology : Adult     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Applied Neuropsychology : Child     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Applied Psychological Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Applied Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 206)
Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Archive for the Psychology of Religion / Archiv für Religionspychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Archives of Scientific Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Arquivos Brasileiros de Psicologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asia-Pacific Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Asian American Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Assessment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Attention, Perception & Psychophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Journal of Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Australian Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Autism Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Autism Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Autism's Own     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Autism-Open Access     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Avaliação Psicológica     Open Access  
Avances en Psicologia Latinoamericana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Balint Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Barbaroi     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Behavior Analysis in Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Behavior Analyst     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Behavior Modification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Behavior Research Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Behavior Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Behavioral Development Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription  
Behavioral Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Behavioral Neuroscience     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 53)
Behavioral Sciences & the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Behavioral Sleep Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Behaviormetrika     Hybrid Journal  
Behaviour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Behaviour Research and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 128)
Behavioural Processes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
BioPsychoSocial Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
BMC Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy: An International Journal for Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Boletim Academia Paulista de Psicologia     Open Access  
Boletim de Psicologia     Open Access  
Brain Informatics     Open Access  
British Journal of Clinical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 143)
British Journal of Developmental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
British Journal of Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
British Journal of Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43)
British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
British Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 58)
British Journal of Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
British Journal of Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Burnout Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Cadernos de psicanálise (Rio de Janeiro)     Open Access  
Cadernos de Psicologia Social do Trabalho     Open Access  
Canadian Art Therapy Association     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Canadian Psychology / Psychologie canadienne     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cendekia : Jurnal Kependidikan dan Kemasyarakatan     Open Access  
Child Development Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Child Development Research     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Ciencia Cognitiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciências & Cognição     Open Access  
Ciencias Psicológicas     Open Access  
Clínica y Salud     Open Access  
Clinical Medicine Insights : Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Clinical Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Clinical Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71)
Clinical Psychology and Special Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Clinical Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Coaching Psykologi - The Danish Journal of Coaching Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Psychology     Open Access  
Cógito     Open Access  
Cognition & Emotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Cognitive Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
Cognitive Research : Principles and Implications     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Consciousness and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Construção Psicopedagógica     Open Access  
Consulting Psychology Journal : Practice and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contagion : Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Contemporary Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Contemporary School Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Contextos Clínicos     Open Access  
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Counseling Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Counselling and Psychotherapy Research : Linking research with practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Counselling and Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Counselling Psychology Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Couple and Family Psychoanalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Couple and Family Psychology : Research and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Creativity Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Creativity. Theories - Research - Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Criminal Justice Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Cuadernos de Neuropsicología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Psicologia del Deporte     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Psicopedagogía     Open Access  
Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Cultural-Historical Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culturas Psi     Open Access  
Culture and Brain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Addiction Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Current Directions In Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Opinion in Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Psychological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Current Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Current psychology letters     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Current Research in Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Decision     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Depression and Anxiety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Depression Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Developmental Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Developmental Psychobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Developmental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46)
Diagnostica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dialectica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Diversitas: Perspectivas en Psicologia     Open Access  
Drama Therapy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Dreaming     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Drogues, santé et société     Full-text available via subscription  
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Ecopsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
ECOS - Estudos Contemporâneos da Subjetividade     Open Access  
Educational Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Educazione sentimentale     Full-text available via subscription  
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Elpis - Czasopismo Teologiczne Katedry Teologii Prawosławnej Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku     Open Access  
Emotion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Emotion Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Enseñanza e Investigacion en Psicologia     Open Access  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Escritos de Psicología : Psychological Writings     Open Access   (Followers: 2)

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Journal Cover Current Addiction Reports
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   ISSN (Online) 2196-2952
   Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2352 journals]
  • A Policy Perspective on the Global Use of Smokeless Tobacco
    • Abstract: Background Globally, over 300 million people consume diverse smokeless tobacco (ST) products. They are addictive, cause cancer, increased cardiovascular mortality risks and poor pregnancy outcomes. Purpose of Review To identify gaps in implementing key ST demand-reduction measures, focused literature reviews were conducted and findings synthesized according to relevant WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Articles. Recent Findings The literature supports implementation of ST demand-reduction measures. For taxation, labelling and packaging, most administrations have weaker policies for ST than cigarettes. Capacity to regulate ST contents and offer cessation support is lacking. There is poor compliance with bans on ST advertising, promotion and sponsorship. Summary The literature on implementation of WHO FCTC for ST is limited. Although strengths of ST demand-control activities are currently identifiable from available literature, full implementation of FCTC is lacking. A wider evidence-based response to WHO FCTC is proposed, particularly for countries facing the greatest disease burdens.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
  • The Role of Peers on School-Based Prevention Programs Targeting Adolescent
           Substance Use
    • Abstract: Purpose of Review Peers play an important role in the initiation and progression of substance use during adolescence. Consideration of peer influences is therefore a necessary factor to be included in prevention programs that aim to delay onset or minimise substance use amongst young people. The aim of this review was to examine how peer influences have been addressed by modern school-based substance use prevention programs. Recent Findings School-based interventions have addressed the role of peers in a variety of ways. These include designing programs based on social influence models, which target peer influence, peer pressure, and social norms, as well as including peers in the delivery of the intervention. More recently, informal peer-led interventions have been developed that utilise naturally occurring processes of information sharing between young people. Summary Interventions that take a social influence approach, particularly those that are peer-led, appear to be an effective means of preventing adolescent substance use. Future research should continue to explore the benefits of informal peer-led programs, as well as developing secondary and tertiary programs that intervene to reduce risky use and promote help-seeking for existing substance-related problems.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
  • Impulsivity and Reward Processing Endophenotypes in Youth Alcohol Misuse
    • Abstract: Purpose of Review We describe the contribution of impulsivity and reward processing endophenotypes to understanding youth alcohol misuse. We discuss studies that included self-report, behavioral, and neural measures of these endophenotypes. Recent Findings Regarding impulsivity, youth who misuse alcohol tend to engage in suboptimal decision-making and have increased urgency—diminished self-control due to emotional disruption. There is some evidence that prefrontal and parietal brain regions are hypoactive during response inhibition tasks in low-to-moderate alcohol misuse, with hyperactivation of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and cingulate cortex associated with heavier misuse. Increased self-reported reward sensitivity is a risk factor for adolescent alcohol-use. Brain responses to rewards in youth alcohol misusers have produced inconsistent findings, perhaps due to the influence of other factors, such as family history and pubertal status at first drinking episode. Summary Understanding of the etiology and generating preventative strategies for youth alcohol misuse could be enhanced by the accurate characterization of endophenotypes related to impulsivity and reward sensitivity.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
  • Automatic Cognitive Processes and Youth Substance Use: Risks and
    • Abstract: Purpose of Review This review will explore the accumulating evidence that social learning and substance use lead to automatic cognitive biases associated with increased risk of future substance use. Spontaneous cognitive and behavioral responses to substance use cues index these biases. Recent Findings Recent findings highlight new measures of cognitive biases, technological advances in the measurement of automatic responses, and the development of effective intervention procedures that target changing automatic responses. Summary In the youth, changes in the associative network based on social learning are important in the early stages of substance use, initiation, and escalation of use. Social learning changes precede early substance use decisions and are indexed by spontaneous cognitions. In addition, there is increasing evidence that selective prevention targeting at-risk individuals is effective with efficient delivery in school-based settings. Applied to early prevention, these observations support an approach that (1) screens for spontaneous cognitive indices of risk, (2) targets education and training to change automatic cognitions, and (3) monitors the effects of prevention education on automatic cognitions.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
  • Author Correction: Mechanisms Underlying Sex Differences in Cannabis Use
    • Authors: Katina C. Calakos; Shivani Bhatt; Dawn W. Foster; Kelly P. Cosgrove
      Abstract: The authors missed to add the below Acknowledgment to the original version of this article.
      PubDate: 2017-11-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0179-2
  • Gender Differences in U.S. Adolescent E-Cigarette Use
    • Authors: Grace Kong; Karissa E. Kuguru; Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin
      Abstract: Purpose of Review This study aims to review the recent (2012–2017) available gender difference data on e-cigarette use among adolescents. Recent Findings E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among adolescents, and recent study findings showed that e-cigarette use can lead to cigarette smoking. However, gender differences in e-cigarette use among adolescents are relatively unknown. Summary We used the search terms “adolescents” and “e-cigarettes” on PubMed and identified 652 articles. Of these, 16 articles (2.5%) examined gender differences in adolescent e-cigarette use. Boys appear to have greater use of e-cigarettes, but girls may be at increased risk if e-cigarettes are targeted to them, as it has been for cigarettes. Data on gender differences are limited, and future research should continue to examine gender differences in e-cigarette use. Trends in use rates could evolve with new regulations and innovations in e-cigarette marketing and product features.
      PubDate: 2017-11-04
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0176-5
  • Exercise as a Prevention for Substance Use Disorder: a Review of Sex
           Differences and Neurobiological Mechanisms
    • Authors: Wendy J. Lynch; Andrea M. Robinson; Jean Abel; Mark A. Smith
      Abstract: Purpose of Review This report provides an update on clinical and preclinical findings for the efficacy of exercise to prevent substance use disorder with a focus on recent evidence for sex differences and neurobiological mechanisms. Recent Findings Exercise/physical activity is associated with decreased drug use in humans. Preclinical results further indicate that exercise decreases vulnerability to drug use and the development of features of substance use disorder, and suggest that females have an enhanced sensitivity to its reward-substitution effects. However, certain exercise conditions may sensitize the reward pathway and enhance vulnerability suggesting that parallel observations in humans (e.g., increased prescription opioid misuse and heroin use in high-school athletes) may be biologically based. Summary Exercise is a promising prevention strategy for substance use disorder. Further work is needed to establish its efficacy as a sex-specific strategy using larger samples and to understand the exercise conditions that induce beneficial versus risk-enhancing effects.
      PubDate: 2017-11-02
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0178-3
  • Gender and Menthol Cigarette Use in the USA: A Systematic Review of the
           Recent Literature (2011–May 2017)
    • Authors: Philip H. Smith; Ezinne Akpara; Raisa Haq; Mark El-Miniawi; Azure B. Thompson
      Abstract: Purpose of Review The purposes of this review are as follows: firstly, to summarize current research on gender differences in mentholated cigarette use and related outcomes and, secondarily, to summarize literature on gender differences in mentholated cigarette use and related outcomes among Black smokers. Recent Findings Women smokers are more likely to use menthol cigarettes than men. Other than prevalence, there is a paucity of research on gender differences in menthol-related outcomes (e.g., cessation, disease). Among both women and men, menthol preference is stable during adolescence and young adulthood. A substantial portion of both women and men who smoke menthol report an expectation of quitting should menthol be banned. We did not identify any studies of gender differences in mentholated cigarette use among Black smokers. Summary Despite public health relevance, there is little current research on gender differences in mentholated cigarette use, other than studies of prevalence, and very little research on gender differences among Black smokers, including prevalence.
      PubDate: 2017-10-23
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0175-6
  • Exercise as a Sex-Specific Treatment for Substance Use Disorder
    • Authors: Wendy J. Lynch; Jean Abel; Andrea M. Robinson; Mark A. Smith
      Abstract: Purpose of Review Exercise is a promising treatment for substance use disorder that may reduce withdrawal symptoms and prevent relapse. In this review, we discuss recent evidence from clinical and preclinical studies for its efficacy, from a behavioral to a molecular level, in order to understand the exercise conditions that lead to beneficial effects. We also highlight the few recent findings of sex-specific differences. Recent Findings Clinical and preclinical findings show that exercise decreases withdrawal symptoms, including craving, in both males and females. Evidence from clinical studies support the efficacy of exercise to prevent relapse to smoking, although further research is needed to examine sex differences, establish long-term efficacy, and to determine if effects extend to other substance use disorders. Preclinical findings also support the potential utility of exercise to prevent relapse with evidence suggesting that its efficacy is enhanced in males and mediated by blocking drug-induced adaptations that occur during early abstinence. Summary Sex differences and timing of exercise availability during abstinence should be considered in future studies examining exercise as an intervention for relapse. A better understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms underlying the efficacy of exercise to reduce withdrawal symptoms and prevent relapse is needed to guide its development as a sex-specific treatment.
      PubDate: 2017-10-23
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0177-4
  • Mechanisms Underlying Sex Differences in Cannabis Use
    • Authors: Katina C. Calakos; Shivani Bhatt; Dawn W. Foster; Kelly P. Cosgrove
      Abstract: Purpose of the Review Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit substance worldwide. In recent decades, highly concentrated products have flooded the market, and prevalence rates have increased. Gender differences exist in cannabis use, as men have higher prevalence of both cannabis use and cannabis use disorder (CUD), while women progress more rapidly from first use to CUD. This paper reviews findings from preclinical and human studies examining the sex-specific neurobiological underpinnings of cannabis use and CUD and associations with psychiatric symptoms. Recent Findings Sex differences exist in the endocannabinoid system, in cannabis exposure effects on brain structure and function, and in the co-occurrence of cannabis use with symptoms of anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia. In female cannabis users, anxiety symptoms correlate with larger amygdala volume, and social anxiety disorder symptoms correlate with CUD symptoms. Female cannabis users are reported to be especially vulnerable to earlier onset of schizophrenia, and mixed trends emerge in the correlation of depressive symptoms with cannabis exposure in females and males. Summary As the prevalence of cannabis use may continue to increase given the shifting policy landscape regarding marijuana laws, understanding the neurobiological mechanisms of cannabis exposure in females and males is key. Examining these mechanisms may help inform future research on sex-specific pharmacological and behavioral interventions for women and men with high-risk cannabis use, comorbid psychiatric disease, and CUD.
      PubDate: 2017-10-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0174-7
  • Understanding Rates of Marijuana Use and Consequences Among Adolescents in
           a Changing Legal Landscape
    • Authors: Elizabeth J. D’Amico; Joan S. Tucker; Eric R. Pedersen; Regina A. Shih
      Abstract: Purpose of Review There is not one answer to address whether marijuana use has increased, decreased, or stayed the same given changes in state legalization of medical and non-medical marijuana in the USA. Recent Findings Evidence suggests some health benefits for medical marijuana; however, initiation of marijuana use is a risk factor for developing problem cannabis use. Though use rates have remained stable over recent years, about one in three 10th graders report marijuana use, most adolescents do not view the drug as harmful, and over 650,000 youth aged 12 to 17 struggle with cannabis use disorder. Summary Although the health benefits of medical marijuana are becoming better understood, more research is needed. Intervention and prevention programs must better address effects of marijuana, acknowledging that while there may be some benefits medically, marijuana use can affect functioning during adolescence when the brain is still developing.
      PubDate: 2017-10-05
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0170-y
  • Treatment Outcomes for Women with Substance Use Disorders: a Critical
           Review of the Literature (2010–2016)
    • Authors: Dawn E. Sugarman; Meghan E. Reilly; Shelly F. Greenfield
      Abstract: Purpose of Review This review critically examines recent literature (2010–2016) on substance use outcomes in women-only treatment studies and gender differences in treatment outcomes in mixed-gender studies. We then focus on outcomes in three areas salient to women with substance use disorders (SUDs): treatment of comorbid post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), pregnancy and parenting interventions, and treatment for women in the criminal justice system. Recent Findings Favorable results were found for behavioral treatments for women including couples therapy and gender-responsive group therapy. When gender differences were observed in mixed-gender behavioral treatment, outcomes were more favorable in women than in men. However, when gender differences were observed in pharmacotherapy trial results, outcomes were worse for women. With regard to the three subgroups that we reviewed, most recent research on co-occurring PTSD and SUD has been secondary analysis studies which suggest that factors such as group attendance and co-occurring psychiatric disorders influence substance use outcomes. In contrast to the other two subgroups examined, behavioral treatments for pregnant women did not show superior outcomes when compared to control groups. However, buprenorphine was found to be safe and effective for use with pregnant women with an opioid use disorder. Finally, studies of treatment outcomes for women in the criminal justice system found preliminary evidence of efficacy for several behavioral treatments. Summary Consistent with findings of previous reviews, gender alone did not necessarily predict treatment response; rather, interaction of gender and other factors affected outcomes. Evidence showing worse outcomes for women in pharmacotherapy trials, with the exception of buprenorphine with pregnant women, further reinforces the need for research to evaluate differential treatment outcomes for men and women.
      PubDate: 2017-10-04
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0172-9
  • A Review of Developmental Considerations in Human Laboratory Alcohol
    • Authors: Christian S. Hendershot; Christina N. Nona
      Abstract: Purpose of Review Human laboratory studies involving alcohol administration have generated critical knowledge about individual differences in risk for alcohol use disorder (AUD), but have primarily involved adult populations and cross-sectional research designs. Ethical constraints have largely precluded human laboratory alcohol research in adolescence, and prospective studies have been rare. This paper provides an overview of developmental considerations in human laboratory alcohol research, with a focus on studies conducted with youth. Recent Findings Recent human laboratory studies from Europe and Canada have examined aspects of alcohol response during late adolescence, while recent survey studies from the USA have highlighted methods for circumventing alcohol administration in studies of adolescents. Summary Across several decades of research, exceedingly few laboratory studies have examined developmental differences in alcohol responses or utilized prospective designs. Efforts to prioritize prospective research would further clarify the role of alcohol sensitivity traits as predictors of AUD onset and/or indices of AUD progression.
      PubDate: 2017-09-30
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0173-8
  • Computer-Based Prevention and Intervention to Reduce Substance Use in
    • Authors: Steven Schinke; Traci Marie Schwinn
      Abstract: Purpose of Review Computer-based programs for substance use prevention and intervention among youth are on the ascendancy. Whether delivered by computer per se or by electronic tablet or smartphone, technology-driven programs are harmonious with how young people access information and interact with their worlds. This review examines recent evidence on computer-based programs aimed at substance use among youth, with particular attention to results from randomized trials. Recent Findings Outcome studies of computer-based, substance use-related programs published over the past 5 years reveal mixed results amidst diverse intervention approaches and delivery settings. Many studies are marred by high attrition. Notable in the recent literature is the international nature of technology-driven substance use prevention and intervention programs. With some exceptions, most programs appear to not have been customized for their recipient populations. Though few in number, the highest-quality studies of computer-based programs show positive outcomes in reduced substance use rates. Summary Based on recent findings, considerable work needs to happen before computer-delivered approaches are a proven means for reducing substance use among youth. Original programs, expressly developed for subgroups of youth, are in short supply. Though controlled designs are becoming commonplace, too many studies of computer-based programs suffer from flaws—including high rates of attrition—that limit the discovery of positive outcomes.
      PubDate: 2017-09-25
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0171-x
  • A Review of Digital Surveillance Methods and Approaches to Combat
           Prescription Drug Abuse
    • Authors: Janani Kalyanam; Tim K. Mackey
      Abstract: Purpose of Review The use of social media to conduct digital surveillance to address different health challenges is growing. This multidisciplinary review assesses the current state of methods and applied research used to conduct digital surveillance for prescription drug abuse. Recent Findings Fifteen studies met our inclusion criteria from the databases reviewed (PubMed, IEEE Xplore, and ACM Digital Library). The articles were characterized based on their overarching goals and aims, data collection and dataset attributes, and analysis approaches. Overall, reviewed studies grouped into two overarching categories as either being method-focused (advancing novel methodologies using social media data), applied-focused (generating new information on prescription drug abuse behavior), or having both elements. The social media platform most predominantly used was Twitter, with wide variation in sample size and duration of data collection. Several data analysis strategies were employed, including machine learning, temporal analysis, rule-based approaches, and statistical analysis. Summary Our review indicates that the field of prescription drug abuse digital surveillance is still maturing. Though many studies captured large volumes of data, the majority did not analyze data to characterize user behavior, a critical step needed in order to better explain the underlying risk environment for prescription drug abuse. Future studies need to better translate method-based approaches into applied research, use data generated from social media platforms other than Twitter, and take advantage of emerging data analysis strategies, including deep learning and multimodal approaches.
      PubDate: 2017-09-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0169-4
  • New Assessment Tools for Buying Disorder
    • Authors: Astrid Müller; James E. Mitchell; Birte Vogel; Martina de Zwaan
      Abstract: Purpose of Review The purpose of this study is to summarize studies concerning the development and evaluation of assessment tools for buying disorder (BD) between 2000 and 2016. Recent Findings There is still a lack of formal diagnostic criteria and field-tested structured interviews for BD. With regard to questionnaires, the following psychometrically sound instruments assessing symptoms of BD have been developed within the last decade: (1) the Richmond Compulsive Buying Scale (RCBS), which conceptualizes BD as an obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder; (2) the Bergen Shopping Addiction Scale (BSAS), which regards BD as “shopping addiction;” and (3) the Pathological Buying Screener (PBS), which reflects addictive and impulse-control-disorder aspects of BD. Summary Future studies should make use of the new questionnaires assessing symptoms of BD. Furthermore, diagnostic criteria for BD should be developed and validated in order to better establish the diagnosis of BD and to accomplish its recognition as a mental disorder.
      PubDate: 2017-07-10
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0161-z
  • Dysfunctional Cognitions in Online Gaming and Internet Gaming Disorder: a
           Narrative Review and New Classification
    • Authors: Claudia Marino; Marcantonio M. Spada
      Abstract: Purpose of Review Over the last two decades, Internet gaming disorder (IGD) has emerged as a potential clinical entity. Dysfunctional cognitions relating to IGD have been the object of debate by scholars in the field. The aim of the current paper is to provide a narrative review and new classification of dysfunctional cognitions involved in IGD. Recent Findings A wide range of dysfunctional cognitions have been investigated in online gaming. Recent research has indicated the importance and value of distinguishing dysfunctional cognitions from dysfunctional metacognitions in IGD. Summary We propose a new classification which distinguishes between dysfunctional cognitions and metacognitions in IGD. Future studies should compare these two forms of cognitive constructs using longitudinal and experimental designs and examine their relative contribution in predicting IGD and efficacy of different treatments.
      PubDate: 2017-06-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0160-0
  • Internet Gaming Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Addiction
    • Authors: Vladan Starcevic; Elias Aboujaoude
      Abstract: Purpose of Review To examine the degree of relatedness between Internet gaming disorder (IGD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and substance use disorders. Recent Findings IGD is phenomenologically distinct from OCD, and its relationship with OCD, although apparently strong, is not specific. At a neurobiological level, IGD and OCD appear to differ, but more studies directly comparing the two disorders are needed. IGD was conceptualized as a behavioral addiction, which has been controversial. Limited data on co-occurrence of IGD and substance use disorders do not suggest their strong relationship. However, they are similar in terms of greater sensitivity to reward, impaired executive control, and impaired risky decision-making—features that are also largely shared with impulsivity. Summary IGD appears to be more characterized by impulsivity than compulsivity. If the hallmark of behavioral addictions is the initial impulsivity followed by compulsivity, IGD may be more akin to an impulse-control disorder than a behavioral addiction.
      PubDate: 2017-06-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0158-7
  • Do You Think That Money Can Buy Happiness' A Review of the Role of
           Mood, Materialism, Self, and Cognitions in Compulsive Buying
    • Authors: Richard Moulding; Annie Duong; Maja Nedeljkovic; Michael Kyrios
      Abstract: Purpose of Review Although not recognized as a discrete psychiatric disorder, compulsive buying (CB) is a widespread psychological problem characterized by a preoccupation with shopping and impulses to purchase that are experienced as irresistible and chronic, leading to distress and significant impairment. Recent Findings Social psychological frameworks for CB highlight the link between CB and materialistic value endorsement and individuals’ motives to compensate for a perceived deficiency in self-concept. Alternatively, cognitive frameworks for CB focus on the role of beliefs about possessions (e.g. perceiving goods as “essential” and “unique,” and buying opportunities as “occasions not to be missed”) in order to explain CB. Both models also strongly implicate the role of mood in CB phenomena. Summary Strong links have been found between materialism, mood, and CB. The relevance of self and cognitions to CB has also been supported, albeit fewer studies have examined such links.
      PubDate: 2017-06-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0154-y
  • Resisting Temptation: Is Compulsive Buying an Expression of Personality
    • Authors: Laurence Claes; Astrid Müller
      Abstract: Purpose of Review We summarized studies focusing on the associations between compulsive buying and temperament/personality traits in community and clinical samples published between 2010 and 2016. Recent Findings We found significant associations between compulsive buying (CB) and high levels of Behavioral Activation System (BAS) reactivity, Novelty Seeking, and Positive Urgency (promotion focus), as well as high levels of Neuroticism, Emotional Instability, and Negative Urgency (prevention focus). Finally, the results showed negative relationships between CB and lack of Effortful Control, Self-Control, Perseverance, and Premeditation. Summary CB seems to be driven by positive reinforcement and negative reinforcement as well as a breakdown in self-regulation. Longitudinal studies should investigate the development of CB throughout time, and experimental studies should examine whether individuals with CB suffer from a general vs. a cue-specific breakdown in self-regulation. Psychotherapy should focus on the training of self-control as well as the development of behavioral alternatives to regulate emotions.
      PubDate: 2017-06-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0152-0
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