Special Issue "Prevention and Treatment of Addictive Disorders"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Psychiatry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Simon Zhornitsky
Guest Editor
Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 06519, USA.
Interests: addiction; schizophrenia; psychiatry; brain imaging; psychopharmacology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Addiction involves using a psychoactive substance (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamine, cannabis, heroin, nicotine) or partaking in a behavior (e.g., problematic gambling and gaming, hypersexuality, and excessive food consumption) for which the rewarding properties provide a compelling incentive to repeat the activity, despite potential negative consequences. In neurobiological terms, addiction is an imbalance between cognitive control and reward circuits stemming from a complex interplay between genetic predisposition and environmental factors. It can lead to negative life consequences including poor physical and mental health, unemployment, homelessness, incarceration, and death. Addiction can be combatted in a number of ways, such as preventatively during development, for example, or therapeutically via behavioral, pharmacological, and, in severe cases, surgical intervention.

It is the aim of this Special Issue to highlight the current clinical research on prevention and treatment of addictive disorders. We would like to invite original research papers, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses.

Dr. Simon Zhornitsky
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • addiction
  • addictive disorder
  • substance use disorder
  • substance dependence
  • substance abuse
  • prevention
  • treatment
  • therapy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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