Socioeconomic resources and quality of life in alcohol use disorder patients: the mediating effects of social support and depression

This study investigated the mediating effects of social support and depres...
Source: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research

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The word “bipolar” has become colloquially associated with anything that changes rapidly or is unpredictable: the weather, technology, sports teams, politics, or even a teenager’s attitude. But for roughly 46 million people worldwide, being “bipolar” is far more serious than typical unpredictability, mood swings, or temperamental behavior. And, when bipolar disorder is complicated by substance use disorder (SUD), the situation can become incredibly dangerous for the individual and those around them. Recognizing the symptoms of bipolar and the complicating factors of substance use disorder is c...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Addiction Alcoholism Bipolar Recovery Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery Bipolar Disorder Detox Dual Diagnosis World Bipolar Day Source Type: blogs
While some people who’ve become addicted to alcohol and drugs have to hit rock bottom before they’re ready to accept treatment, most realize or can be convinced of the need to get professional help long before such a calamitous event. As for the timing, knowing when you are ready for treatment, it’s different for everyone. It may help to know some of the common signs you’re ready to take the crucial next step.  You’ve Had Enough — And So Has Everyone Else The list of addictive behaviors is long and varied, including problem drinking and alcohol abuse that descends into alcohol use d...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Habits Substance Abuse Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: Presence of MI appears to be the most important in influencing participant attitudes about perceived risk of criminality, though type of MI may influence beliefs about severity of future crimes. The impact of race could not be examined but should be examined in future studies. PMID: 32208898 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research
Men and women experience schizophrenia differently; from the age of onset to symptoms and how society treats those with mental disorders.  Schizophrenic, Rachel Star Withers and co-host Gabe Howard continue the discussion of the differences from the last episode but change the focus to men.  Jason Jepson, an author who has schizophrenia joins for a man’s perspective and Dr. Hayden Finch returns to explain the clinical side of the issues. Highlights in “Schizophrenia in Men” Episode [01:30] Age of onset [04:00] Symptoms in men vs women [05:00] Interview with Jason Jepson [07:30] Jason discusses ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Inside Schizophrenia Men's Issues Psychiatry Psychology Living With Schizophrenia Mental Disorder Mental Health Mental Illness Symptoms Of Schizophrenia Source Type: blogs
by Lotte C. Houtepen, Jon Heron, Matthew J. Suderman, Abigail Fraser, Catherine R. Chittleborough, Laura D. Howe BackgroundExperiencing multiple adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is a risk factor for many adverse outcomes. We explore associations of ACEs with educational attainment and adolescent health and the role of family and socioeconomic factors in these associations. Methods and findingsUsing data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), a prospective cohort of children born in southwest England in 1991 –1992, we assess associations of ACEs between birth and 16 years (sexual, physi...
Source: PLoS Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Mood disorders and Major Depressive Disorder in particular appear to be some of the most common psychiatric disorders with a high rate of comorbidity most frequently of anxiety or substance abuse disorders (alcohol use disorder). In both cases - MDD and AUD a number of immunological disturbances is observed, such as chronic mild inflammation response, increased level of cytokines, hypercortisolaemia, which lead to specific changes in brain neurotransmitter functions. Some of the contemporary brain imaging techniques are functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetic spectroscopy which are most ...
Source: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Curr Top Med Chem Source Type: research
For many individuals, “cold-turkey” abstinence isn’t realistic when it comes to recovering from addiction. This is especially true when it comes to opioid addiction. Opioids take over the brain’s chemistry so much to the point that it can be difficult to function without it. Therefore, taking opioid medication for addiction treatment in medication-assisted treatment has been found to help individuals recovering from opioid addiction by reducing the withdrawal symptoms and allowing for their body to readjust. Medication-Assisted Treatment Medication-assisted treatment is the use of medications in co...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates Medical medical detox medicated-assisted detox medication opioid opioids prescription medication Source Type: blogs
The definition of alcoholism is physical dependence on alcohol to the extent that stopping alcohol use would bring on withdrawal symptoms. Alcoholism may also be used to refer to ingrained drinking habits that cause health or social problems. Alcohol dependence can have many serious effects on the brain, liver, and other organs of the body, some of which can lead to death. Individuals who suffer from alcoholism can differ from each other in many ways. However, there are recognizable symptoms of alcoholism, high-functioning alcoholism, and a means to diagnose alcoholism. Symptoms of Alcoholism Alcoholism symptoms differ fo...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol dependency alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility alcohol use Source Type: blogs
Depictions of alcohol use are pervasive in American culture–it’s offered in restaurants, we see it on the big screen in movies as well as on the small screen in ads and tv shows. And of course, it’s part of many celebrations and used for toasts in many cultures. At the same time, alcohol has life-threatening consequences that come with every sip. Between drunk driving accidents, increased likelihood of abuse, poor health, and deadly addiction, alcohol is an extremely dangerous substance despite how celebrated it is. With so much that can go wrong with a night of drinking, it can leave many wondering, &ld...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: Life skills improving program with intersectoral collaborative care to reduce determinants of EM and NLEs in the community, as well as training and screening for depression among adolescents and adulthood are necessary. PMID: 32061071 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archives of Iranian Medicine - Category: Middle East Health Authors: Tags: Arch Iran Med Source Type: research
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