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Should problematic pornography use be considered an addiction?
Problematic use of online pornography can be viewed as a behavioural addiction. A non-systematic literature review was conducted to evaluate the evidence-base for the classification, identification and management of internet ...
The Interaction between the Skin and the Mind: The case of body dysmorphic disorder
This review explores the dynamic interaction between the mind and the skin and how this relationship can be insightful for psychiatrists and other clinicians. Our analysis mainly highlights the connection between a primary ...
Transitioning Bodies. The Case of Self-Prescribing Sexual Hormones in Gender Affirmation in Individuals Attending Psychiatric Services
Self-prescribing of sexual hormones for gender affirmation is a potentially widespread and poorly studied phenomenon that many clinicians are unaware of. The uncontrolled use of hormones poses significant health hazards, ...
Octodrine: New Questions and Challenges in Sport Supplements
Background: Octodrine is the trade name for Dimethylhexylamine (DMHA), a central nervous stimulant that increases the uptake of dopamine and noradrenaline. Originally developed as a nasal decongestant in the 1950’s, it has ...
Novel Psychoactive Substances: Policy, Economics and Drug Regulation
Can mobile phone technology support a rapid sharing of information on Novel Psychoactive Substances among health and other professionals internationally?
Background The diffusion of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPSs), combined with the ability of the Internet to act as an online marketplace, has led to unprecedented challenges for governments, health agencies, and substance ...
The use of supplements and performance and image enhancing drugs in fitness settings: a cross‐sectional investigation in the United Kingdom
Objective: The strive for perfection is prevalent in the fitness industry. This study aimed to explore the use of products to enhance performance alongside exposure to exercise addiction (EA), appearance anxiety and ...
Hair analysis for the detection of drug use – is there potential for evasion?
BACKGROUND: Hair analysis for illicit substances is widely used to detect chronic drug consumption or abstention from drugs. Testees are increasingly seeking ways to avoid detection by using a variety of untested adulterant ...
Captagon: Use and Trade in the Middle East
Fenetheylline, a psychostimulant drug, often branded as Captagon, is a combination of amphetamine and theophylline. Since the cessation of its legal production in 1986, counterfeited products have been produced illicitly ...