Opioid abuse has increased in the last decade, primarily as a result of increased access to prescription opioids. Here is the latest research on opioid-related disorders.
This feed focuses mechanisms underlying addiction and addictive behaviour including heroin and opium dependence, alcohol intoxication, gambling, and tobacco addiction.
Alcohol use disorder involves a pattern of alcohol consumption that includes compulsive use and a loss of control over intake of alcohol. The impact on physical health, socioeconomic factors, and psychiatric health is profound. Find the latest research on alcohol use disorder here.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health.CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. Discover the latest research on CBT here.
Psychiatric disorders are known to be multifaceted in their pathophysiology. Because epigenetic changes can be sensitive to the environment, inherited, and reversible, the study of epigenetics in psychiatric disease is a logical way to understand the natural history of the disease as well as to develop therapeutics. Find the latest research on epigenetics and psychiatry here.
Forensic psychiatry includes the relationship between psychiatric abnormalities and legal violations and crimes. Discover the latest research on forensic psychiatry here.
Geriatric psychiatry focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in later life. Discover the latest research on geriatric psychiatry here.
Intravenous substance abuse is the injection of chemicals such as heroin, amphetamines, methamphetamines, and cocaine, in to the body using a hypodermic needle into a vein. Here is the latest research.
Morphine is an opiate used for severe pain relief. Given that tolerance to it develops rapidly, morphine has the potential to be highly addictive. Here is the latest research on Morphine dependence.
Neuropsychiatry is an emerging field at the intersection of neurology and psychiatry, driven by the unprecedented advances in neuroscience. Here are the latest discoveries in neuropsychiatry.
is the scientific study of the effects drugs have on mood, sensation, thinking, and behavior. It is distinguished from neuropsychopharmacology, which emphasizes the correlation between drug-induced changes in the functioning of cells in the nervous system and changes in consciousness and behavior. Discover the latest research on psychopharmacology here