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International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction OnlineFirst articles

09.01.2024 | Original Article

Cannabis Use and Adverse Childhood Experiences Among Connecticut High School Students

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) may be predictors of cannabis use among youth. Our study aimed to examine the prevalence of ACEs and assess the relationship between exposure to individual ACEs and cannabis use behavior among Connecticut high …

verfasst von:
Jack King, Alyson Codner, Stephanie Poulin

08.01.2024 | Original Article

Mediators of Bullying Victimization and Substance Use Among US High School Students

Research has shown a connection between bullying victimization and substance use, but the underlying mechanisms of these links remain unclear. Using data from the 2021 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System of 9th–12th grade students (n = …

verfasst von:
Sunday Azagba, Todd Ebling, Alperen Korkmaz

Open Access 05.01.2024 | Original Article

The Role of TikTok in Students’ Health and Wellbeing

Students are exposed to various academic, financial and psychosocial stressors while studying at a university, and have increasingly turned to social media to alleviate stress and access social support. While evidence suggests that social …

verfasst von:
Ethan Ramsden, Catherine V. Talbot

Open Access 05.01.2024 | Original Article

Mental Health Among Men Who Have Sex with Men Under the Influence of Psychoactive Substances: a Systematic Review

Sex under the influence of psychoactive substances (SUIPS) has gained much attention in the press and scientific literature over the last years, especially among men who have sex with men (MSM). Concerns have thus far been expressed in relation to …

verfasst von:
Tibor Markus Brunt, Niels Graf, Daniel Deimel, Henrike Schecke, Jan van Amsterdam, Leon Knoops, Wim van den Brink

04.01.2024 | Original Article

The Relationship Between Anxious Attachment and Social Networking Site Addiction in Adolescents: The Mediating Role of Interpersonal Cognitive Distortions, Self-Esteem, and the Desire to Be Liked

Adolescents are at risk of social networking sites (SNS) addiction. One of the variables predicting SNS in adolescents is thought to be attachment styles. Anxious attachment is known to be related to SNS addiction. However, there are limited …

verfasst von:
Zehra Su Topbaş, Mahmut Evli, Nuray Şimşek, Funda İpekten, Mahmut Işıkgöz, Halil İbrahim Öztürk

04.01.2024 | Original Article

The Underlying Mechanism for Childhood Psychological Maltreatment and Self-Satisfaction: The Serial Mediating Roles of Self-Critical Rumination and Self-Compassion

This study aimed to explore the underlying mechanism of childhood psychological maltreatment and self-satisfaction through serial mediation involving self-critical rumination and self-compassion. The study employed a cross-sectional design with …

verfasst von:
Ayse Rezan Cecen, Zeliha Gümüş

03.01.2024 | Original Article

Drug Use Prevalence and Age of First Use in Sexual Minority Men Compared to General Population Men in Spain

The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of use of ten drugs or groups of drugs and the mean age of onset of drug use among sexual minority men (SMM) and general population men (GPM) in Spain. Participants were men aged 16–64 years …

verfasst von:
Paule Gonzalez-Recio, Édel Granda, Marta Donat, David Palma, Sara Moreno, Julieta Politi, Juan Miguel Guerras, María José Belza

03.01.2024 | Original Article

The Mediating Role of Protective Behavioral Strategies for Marijuana in the Relationship Between Personality and Cannabis Use Outcomes

Anxiety sensitivity (AS), hopelessness (H), sensation seeking (SS), and impulsivity (IMP) are traits implicated in substance misuse risk. Protective behavioral strategies for marijuana (PBS-M) are behaviors that decrease adverse effects of …

verfasst von:
Krystal I. Soucy, Sherry H. Stewart, Alexandra Loverock, T. Cameron Wild, Igor Yakovenko

28.12.2023 | Original Article

Your Classmates Eat Junk Food and You Become Depressed—the Peer Effects of Junk Food Consumption on Depression

A growing body of literature has demonstrated the impacts of peers’ dietary patterns on one’s dietary behaviors as well as the positive relationship between junk food consumption and depressive symptoms. However, researchers have not linked these …

verfasst von:
Skylar Biyang Sun, Xiaohang Zhao

26.12.2023 | Brief Report

Opioid Agonist Maintenance Treatment Outcomes—The OPTIMUS International Consensus Towards Evidence-Based and Patient-Centred Care, an Interim Report

Non-medical opioid use and opioid use disorders continue to result in an unacceptably large number of deaths. Worldwide, about 600,000 deaths were attributable to drug use in 2019. Close to 80% of these deaths were related to opioids, with about …

verfasst von:
Lucas Wiessing, Prakashini Banka-Cullen, M. Gabriela Barbaglia, Vendula Belackova, Saed A. S. Belbaisi, Peter Blanken, Patrizia Carrieri, Catherine Comiskey, Daniel Dacosta-Sánchez, Geert Dom, Venus Fabricius, Hugo Faria, Liljana Ignjatova, Nemanja Inić, Britta Jacobsen, Jana D. Javakhishvili, Zuzana Kamendy, Máté Kapitány-Fövény, Anna Kiss, Evi Kyprianou, Kirsten Marchand, Tim Millar, Viktor Mravcik, Naser J. Y. Mustafa, Carlos Nordt, Markus Partanen, Mads Uffe Pedersen, Hanna Putkonen, Mariam Razmadze, Perrine Roux, Bernd Schulte, Paulo Seabra, Luis Sordo, Lisa Strada, Emilis Subata, Esmeralda Thoma, Marta Torrens, Alexander Y. Walley, Ioanna Yiasemi, for the OPTIMUS study group

26.12.2023 | Original Article

Triangling in Family of Origin, Internet Addiction, and Social Media Addiction: What Is the Role of Experiential Avoidance in the Relationship?

One of the factors contributing towards a better understanding of social media addiction and internet addiction among university students is family-of-origin experiences. Triangling is one of the factors associated with these online addictions.

verfasst von:
Mustafa Alperen Kurşuncu, Mark D. Griffiths, Şule Baştemur, Fatih Şal

Open Access 26.12.2023 | Original Article

A Proof of Concept Study to Assess the Imbalance of Self-Reported Wanting and Liking as a Predictor of Problematic Addictive Behaviors

Tolerance, one of the key features of addiction, is a highly debated criterion for behaviors, considered controversial and difficult to assess. The Incentive-Sensitization Theory of Addiction (IST) provides a robust empirical background on the …

verfasst von:
Domonkos File, Beáta Bőthe, Bálint File, Mark D. Griffiths, Zsolt Demetrovics

Open Access 22.12.2023 | Brief Report

A Preliminary Assessment of Short-Term Social and Substance Use-Related Outcomes Among Clients of Integrated Safer Opioid Supply Pilot Programs in Toronto, Canada

Canada is experiencing an ongoing overdose crisis, driven by a toxic unregulated drug supply. Integrated safer supply pilot programs offer pharmaceutical alternatives, coupled with comprehensive support services, to individuals using unregulated …

verfasst von:
Frishta Nafeh, Tinkhani Mbichila, Zachary Bouck, Ayden Scheim, Sanjana Mitra, Matthew Bonn, Franky Morris, Kate Atkinson, Kate Mason, Jolene Eeuwes, Carol Strike, Tara Gomes, Dan Werb, Mohammad Karamouzian

Open Access 22.12.2023 | Original Article

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Positive-Controlled, Multicenter Clinical Trial on the Efficacy and Safety of ShuganJieyu Capsule and St. John’s Wort for Major Depressive Disorder with Somatic Complaints

Previous studies have found the effect of ShuganJieyu capsule and St. John’s wort on the treatment of depression and explored their potential benefits for somatic symptoms, while the evidence of comparison of them for depression with somatic …

verfasst von:
Yajie Xiang, Lihua Wang, Ping Gu, Chunxue Wang, Yuling Tian, Wanying Shi, Fang Deng, Yongbo Zhang, Li Gao, Kai Wang, Yi Wang, Jincai He, Wenfeng Zhao, Xiaoying Bi, Jian Hu, Lianmei Zhong, Yi Guo, Xinyu Zhou, Hongxing Wang, Peng Xie, On behalf of the Society of Neuropsychological, Affective Disorders, Chinese Neurology Association, Chinese Medical Doctor Association

Open Access 20.12.2023 | Original Article

The YouTube Addiction Scale: Psychometric Evidence for a New Instrument Developed Based on the Component Model of Addiction

Technological advances have created the environment for Internet addiction (IA). A specific form of IA is social media addiction. Moreover, social media addiction may be further classified into general or specific social media addiction, with …

verfasst von:
Amir H. Pakpour, Elahe Jafari, Fatemeh Zanjanchi, Marc N. Potenza, Chung-Ying Lin

20.12.2023 | Original Article

Trajectories of Psychological Distress of Men Treated at Aboriginal Residential Rehabilitation Services for Alcohol and Drug Misuse

Aboriginal residential rehabilitation services in New South Wales provide accommodation and treatment for alcohol and other drug dependence, primarily to Aboriginal Australians. While it is known that many clients arrive at these services with …

verfasst von:
Mark S. Chambers, Anthony Shakeshaft, Llewellyn Mills, Anton Clifford-Motopi, James Conigrave, Doug James, Anh Dam Tran

19.12.2023 | Original Article

Temporal Trends in the Incidence of Depressive Disorders Across China, Japan, and South Korea: an Age-Period-Cohort Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019

This study aimed to examine trends in depressive disorders incidence and associations with age, period, and birth cohort across China, Japan, and South Korea between 1990 and 2019. Data were obtained from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019.

verfasst von:
Xiaojin Yan, Shiqi Lin, Jiajia Li, Yue Wei, Lijun Pei

18.12.2023 | Original Article

Thirteen Years of Subjective Well-Being: Within-Person Association between Positive Affect, Negative Affect, and Life Satisfaction

Research shows that people use their current mood along with other sources of information to assess their overall life satisfaction. Therefore, it has been assumed that the positive relationship between affective well-being and life satisfaction …

verfasst von:
Mohsen Joshanloo

16.12.2023 | Original Article

Self-reported Mental Health Disorder, Alcohol use Pattern, and Anxiety Symptoms: Cross-sectional Phone Survey among Primary Health Care Users in São Paulo City Brazil

Primary health care (PHC) is essential in identifying and caring for people with mental disorders. Despite being treatable, most cases go undetected and untreated. This study aimed to assess self-reported mental health disorders and their …

verfasst von:
Divane de Vargas, Lucas Cardoso dos Santos, Caroline Figueira Pereira, Erika Gisset Leon Ramirez, José Adelmo da Silva Filho, Ana Vitória Corrêa Lima, Rosa Jacinto Volpato

15.12.2023 | Original Article

The Impacts of Legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide on Binge Drinking Among US Adults

The objective of the study is to evaluate the impacts of the legalization of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) in the USA on the trend of binge drinking among US adults. We analyzed the repeated cross-sectional data from the Behavioral Risk Factor …

verfasst von:
Emily Suzuki, Nobutoshi Nawa, Yusuke Matsuyama, Kyle DeYoung, Takeo Fujiwara