• What Are Addictive Disorders?

    What Are Addictive Disorders?

    Addiction Disorders

    Disorders, such as addiction and substance abuse, are common disorders that involve the overuse of alcohol and/or drugs. Addiction is a relapsing and chronic illness and develops over time. Identifying and recognizing a substance use problem, whether that of a buddy or your own, may be the start of a better life.

    There are three distinct terms used to represent substance-related addictive dysfunctions:… Read More

  • Video Gaming Addiction A New Mental Health Disorder

    Video Gaming Addiction A New Mental Health Disorder

    Addiction Disorders

    From the eleventh revision of the Global Classification of Diseases, WHO included “gaming illness,” or video game addiction, as a valid mental health disorder.

    In 2011, Douglas Gentile, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Iowa State University, and collaborators carried 2-year longitudinal panel research that trailed 3,034 kids in Elementary and Secondary school in Singapore to recognize the impact gaming has on mental health.

    Researchers examined the children’s weekly amount of gameplay, impulsivity, social competence, depression, social anxiety, stress, and school performance, and they decided video game addiction presents similarly to other addictive behaviors. They also discovered that it is comorbid with other mental health disorders, such as anxiety disorder, social phobias, depression, and ADHD.… Read More

  • The Different Relationships Between Schizophrenia And Nicotine & Cannabis Addiction

    The Different Relationships Between Schizophrenia And Nicotine & Cannabis Addiction

    Addiction Disorders

    Mental Health Disorders

    The link between mental health and drug addiction disorders has a strong correlation. There are reports of drug users developing mental health issues as the result of ongoing abuse, such as paranoia and other psychosis. There are concerns that drug abuse can increase a user’s vulnerability to mental disorders.

    Furthermore, the treatment of drug disorders could lessen the effects of the mental illness. One area where this theory has been quite significantly tested is with cannabis and related cannabinoid substances.

    The links between cannabinoids and psychosis also lead to an interesting discussion about nicotine/tobacco use and psychosis.… Read More

  • Psychosis Risk In Migrants Puts Pressure On Struggling European Mental Health Provisions

    Psychosis Risk In Migrants Puts Pressure On Struggling European Mental Health Provisions

    Addiction Disorders

    Drug Abuse In Europe

    Mental health care is currently viewed as one of the biggest challenges facing modern-day Europe. Despite some changes in attitudes to mental health, treatment, and social care fall behind expectations. The industry is struggling to keep up with a growing population of mentally ill patients.

    Experts currently believe that as many as 165 million Europeans, 38% of the population, have some form of mental disorder. This could be through drug addiction – illegal or prescribed – workplace stress or other triggers. The four biggest disabling illnesses in Europe right now are dementia, depression, alcohol dependence and stroke. The problem is that only around a third are receiving the help they need.

    Mental illness, through drug abuse, social psychiatric issues, and other … Read More

  • The Link Between Cannabinoid Drug Addiction And Psychotic Disorders

    The Link Between Cannabinoid Drug Addiction And Psychotic Disorders

    Addiction Disorders

     Drug Addiction

    With 5 million daily users, cannabis is the most common illicit drug in the world with ~5 million daily users worldwide. It is the second most popular substance in America after alcohol. In 2014, there were 18.1 million users in the U.S, a rise from 14.5 million in 2007. It was also the most popular illegal drug among those aged 12–17 years.

    In 2014, there was a study on the association between cannabis and psychosis that raised concerns over cannabinoids and addiction disorders. This study looked at the prevalence and impact of cannabis and Spice on the US population, before publishing its recommendations.

    The Study Also Looked Into The Factors That Might Exaggerate Any Link Between Cannabinoids, Addiction Disorders, And Mental Illness

    Social … Read More

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