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Mental Health and Addiction Research

Online ISSN: 2398-5380

NLM ID: 101732533

Journal Impact Factor: 1.66

Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky (Editor-in-Chief)

McGill University, Canada

Mental Health and Addiction Research is an open access journal with comprehensive peer review policy and a rapid publication process.  MHAR is a novel journal that will focus on addictions and mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar illness and treatments. MHAR will provide a platform in today's scientific and medical literature to serve as an international forum for the healthcare and scientific communities worldwide to to better understand mental disorders in order to increase the quality of future treatments and to ensure that existing treatment methods are evidence-based, as well as report upon prognostics, novel therapeutic strategies.

Mental Health and Addiction Research will feature original research, review papers, clinical studies, editorials, expert opinion and perspective papers, commentaries, and book reviews.

Mental Health and Addiction Research welcomes direct submissions from authors: Attach your word file with e- mail and send it to submissions@oatext.com alternatively to editor.mhar@oatext.com

Please, follow the Instructions for Authors. In the cover letter add the name and e-mail address of 5 proposed reviewers (we can choose them or not).

Copyright is retained by the authors and articles can be freely used and distributed by others. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work, first published by MHAR, is properly cited

Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky


Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky currently working as a Professor and chairmen of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Canada. He was the Director of International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-risk Behaviours.

Dr. Derevensky’s research has focused on child and adolescent high-risk behaviors. He is actively involved in a variety of research, treatment, and prevention products. He has worked internationally and provided expert testimony before legislative bodies in several countries and his work has resulted in important social policy and governmental changes.

He has many publications on Teacher awareness and attitudes regarding adolescent risk behaviours: A sample of Finnish Middle and High School teachers, The role of peer influences on the normalisation of sports wagering: A qualitative study of Australian men and The influence of marketing on the sports betting and consumption behaviours of young men: Implications for harm reduction and prevention strategies, etc.

Editorial Board


Jeffrey L. Derevensky

Chair
Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology
McGill University
Canada

TANG Wai Kwong

Professor
Department of Psychiatry
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin Hospital
Hong Kong

Luciana Cordeiro

Lecturer
The Joann Briggs Institute
Pontificia Catholic University
Brazil


Mykola M. Salkov

Spinal Neurosurgery
Regional Hospital and Dnipropetrovsk Medical Academy
Ukraine

Takato Hiranita

Visiting Scientist
Division of Neurotoxicology
National Center for Toxicological Research
Food and Drug Administration
USA

Edgar Kramer

Research Group Leader
Center for Molecular Neurobiology Hamburg (ZMNH)
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)
Germany


Rajen Govende

Associate Professor
University of Cape Town
Department of Sociology and Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice
South Africa

Roberto Maniglio

Associate professor of Clinical Psychology
University of Salento
Italy

Yury Evgeny Razvodovsky

Department of Psychiatry
Central Scientific Laboratory at the Grodno State Medical University
Belarus


Sibel Köktürk

Associate Professor
Faculty of Medicine
Ordu University
Turkey

In Press

Volume 3, Issue 3


Action attribution in schizophrenia: evidencing neural correlates of reasoning?

Denis Larrivee

Review Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

July 27, 2018


Relationship between sleep disturbances and addiction

Khurshid A Khurshid

Review Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

July 27, 2018


A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial of sertraline (stimuloton) for treatment Shopping addiction

Aliyev NA Aliyev ZN

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

September 20, 2018


Defining and differentiating moral injury’s key features

David William Alexander

Review Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

September 28, 2018


The self-shaping brain and addiction

Grant Gillett

Mini Review-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

September 28, 2018


The cause of autism and chronic disease: from misunderstanding to treatment, recovery, and prevention

Lisa Stephenson

Case Report-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

October 11, 2018


Current Issue

Volume 3, Issue 2


Prevalence of antisocial personality disorder and other psychopathologies among drug addicts and nondependent psychiatric patients

Okechukwu J Oguizu Ada D Oguizu William N Ebiti

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

June 16, 2018


"Video reviews of clinical encounters: can authentic feedback improve third-year student physicians' interpersonal skills?"

Heather McCarthy Janet Lynn Roseman

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

June 16, 2018


The role of family processes in depressive symptom recovery during the transition to adolescence

Katharine Ann Buck

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

June 27, 2018


Integrating mental health into primary health care in Bangladesh: problems and prospects

S.M. Yasir Arafat Susmita Roy Nafisa Huq

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

June 30, 2018


Pattern of psychotropic prescription in a tertiary care hospital of Bangladesh: a cross-sectional analysis of prescription photos

Hussain F Alam M Mali B Akter H Arafat SMY

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

July 05, 2018


Archive


Volume 3

Prevalence of antisocial personality disorder and other psychopathologies among drug addicts and nondependent psychiatric patients

Okechukwu J Oguizu Ada D Oguizu William N Ebiti

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

June 16, 2018


"Video reviews of clinical encounters: can authentic feedback improve third-year student physicians' interpersonal skills?"

Heather McCarthy Janet Lynn Roseman

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

June 16, 2018


The role of family processes in depressive symptom recovery during the transition to adolescence

Katharine Ann Buck

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

June 27, 2018


Integrating mental health into primary health care in Bangladesh: problems and prospects

S.M. Yasir Arafat Susmita Roy Nafisa Huq

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

June 30, 2018


Pattern of psychotropic prescription in a tertiary care hospital of Bangladesh: a cross-sectional analysis of prescription photos

Hussain F Alam M Mali B Akter H Arafat SMY

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

July 05, 2018


Patients’ perspective on inpatient treatment for eating disorders: A mixed-methods study of satisfaction, experience of care and perceived helpfulness of components of treatment

Sue Patterson Rachael Bellair Shane Jeffrey Warren Ward

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

January 08, 2018


Summary of psychometric properties of the French version of the questionnaire mental health profile of etindele (MHPE)

Faustin Armel Etindele Sosso

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

January 10, 2018


Massively multiplayer online vs. tabletop role playing games. Is there a difference in "game addiction"?

Evmorfia Koukia

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

January 22,2018


Selective neuronal potassium channel opener (SNEPCO) flupirtine in treatment-resistant epilepsy comorbid depression in adults

Nadir A Aliyev Zafar N Aliyev Sona E Aliyeva

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

February 09, 2018


Sero-prevalence and associated risk factors of Toxoplasma gondii infection among pregnant women attending Omdurman friendship hospital, Omdurman

Wahaj M. Mohammed Abdalla HS Satti AB Tagwa B Mustafa

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

February 18, 2018


Volume 2

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) metrics: a novel method of measuring police performance during encounters with people in crisis

Lois James Stephen James

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

September 21, 2017


Sugar and reward system: Is high sugar intake generating akin effects like drugs of abuse?

Md. Sahab Uddin

Editorial-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

October 21, 2017


Will electronic integrated text, visual and audio questionnaire be a better tool to evaluate the health status of paediatric hydrocephalus patients?

Joy Ewenn Tan John Caird Mehrengise Cooper

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

October 27, 2017


Evaluating a program of wholistic practices for people with intellectual and mental disabilities in community homes

James W. Conroy Nancy K. Nowell Margaret Jaskolka

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

October 30, 2017


Literature review: connections between trauma and substance abuse

Deanna L Mulvihill RN Marilyn Ford-Gilboe RN Helene Berman RN Rick Csiernik MSW Cheryl Forchuk RN

Review Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

October 31, 2017


Implementation of Smoke free policies in psychiatric inpatient care: A mixed methods study of practices and views and of psychiatrists’ in an Australian mental health service.

Sue Patterson Wilsen Drew Kirryn Chamberlain Brett Emmerson

Review Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

December 27, 2017


Incorporating services for common mental disorders and substance use disorders for people living with HIV along the HIV treatment cascade

Thomas F. Kresina Ilana F. Lapidos-Salaiz Elizabeth Lopez Kimberly Johnson

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

May 19, 2017


Intellectual effects of delayed playback task and rhythmic activities

Kazue Sawami Himeyo Nakagawa Chizuko Suishu

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

May 25, 2017


Using meditation and reminiscing through the TTAP® approach in residents with MCI

Linda Levine Madori Caryn Balacky

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

June 08, 2017


Can elder-solicated advice be made more helpful for inquiring younger people?

Herbert Y. Reynolds Thomas S. Davis Lisa D. Sevison

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

June 19, 2017


Cyberpsychology: Video games as a perspective for cognitive training

Faustin Armel Etindele Sosso Sana raouafi

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

June 19, 2017


NPS and the emergent challenges for public health and psychiatry: an overview of the Portuguese situation

Marco Torrado Graça Vilar Domingos Duran

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

June 29, 2017


DSM-5 may have adverse effects

Alen J Salerian

Review Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

April 19, 2017


Assessment of chronic pain

Safinaz Ataoglu Handan Ankarali Seyit Ankarali

Short Communication-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

April 22, 2017


Cognitive orientation in substance use disorders and chronic cigarette smoking

Daniel Stein Anca Ram Sivan Sofer Shulamith Kreitler

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

April 27, 2017


Characteristics of online treatment seekers interested in a text messaging intervention for problem drinking: adults 51 and older versus middle-aged and younger adults

Alexis Kuerbis Katherine van Stolk-Cooke Frederick J. Muench

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

April 28, 2017


Comparison of alexithymia in schizophrenia and somatic diseases

Nadir A. Aliyev Teymur A. Gafarov Zafar N. Aliyev Eldar R. Haqverdi

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

April 28, 2017


Older adults and mobile technology: Factors that enhance and inhibit utilization in the context of behavioral health

Alexis Kuerbis Adina Mulliken Frederick Muench Alison A. Moore Daniel Gardner

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

April 29, 2017


The influence of strategy video game and its background music on cognitive control

Xiaoqing Fu Jiulin Zhang

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

January 27, 2017


An experience of medical students promoting mental health issues to the public and their peers in Taiwan

Yin-Chih Chen Wan-Tai Wu Fang-Yu Syu Mu-Yin Hsu Yi-De Lee Yu Ming Ru Yueh-Chien Wu Chung-Fu Li Te-Hsin Tseng

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

January 27, 2017


A brief update on videogame play and flow experience: From addiction to healthy gaming

Maria João Andrade Halley M. Pontes

Short Communication-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

February 03, 2017


The overlapping neurobiology of addiction and ADHD

Robert Eme

Short Communication-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

February 03, 2017


Addiction – a brain disorder or a spiritual disorder

Leon Holtzhausen

Review Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

February 25, 2017


Chicago: A city in crisis, the need for healing

Arthur Horton

Review Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

February 27, 2017


Volume 1

Alcohol and drug abuse: integrative approaches

James Lake M.D

Editorial-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

November 03, 2016


A pathway for families to cope with substance misuse in a Brazilian context

Roberta Payá Sandra Pillon Neliana Buzi Figlie

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

November 24, 2016


Road traffic mortality attributable to alcohol in Russia

Razvodovsky YE

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

November 26, 2016


Mixing at sudanese universities and its effects on students' psychological and social compatibility, academic achievement and innovation

Mohammed Othman Al-Mihaisi

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

November 28, 2016


Emotional investment in a distracting external focus as self-support in addiction therapy for schizophrenic and schizoaffective patients and others

Gillian R M Steggles

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

December 27, 2016


Socio-demographic, behavioral, and mental health and wellbeing correlates of university student binge drinking: does frequency matter?

Jason D. Edgerton Lance W. Roberts

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

December 30, 2016


Homebase: Successfully using the principles of assertive community treatment to decrease emergency department and hospital utilization among super-utilizers

Natasha T. Cunningham Mark Sendak Marigny Bratcher Julia Gamble Janice Dillard Lynn Bowlby Lawrence Greenblatt Daniella A. Zipkin Alex Cho

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

September 07, 2016


How meditation can be salutary in dealing with alcohol use disorder?

Fung Kei Cheng

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

September 20, 2016


Pain, pleasure and placebo: the cannabinoids in reward processing and the perception of pain

Maximillian H. Brodermann

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

September 26, 2016


Multitherapy - therapy techniques developed by Lou de Olivier

Lou de Olivier

Mini Review-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

October20, 2016


Impact of cannabis on the neurocognitive performance of Jamaican adolescents

Karyl Powell-Booth W De La Haye Samantha Longman-Mills

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

October 26, 2016


Some aspects of problematic alcohol use in Albania

Esmeralda Thoma(Hoxha) Sonila Bitri

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

October 28, 2016


Clinical features of women's depending of paroxetine (paxil) and their treatment

Nadir A. Aliyev Zafar N. Aliyev

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

June 17, 2016


Cognitive and emotional control in college drinkers and the relationship to comorbid disorders

Barbara C. Banz Deana B. Davalos

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

June 22, 2016


Study of prevalence and management of epilepsy in Oman

Asma Abdallah Al-Quraini Buthaina Salim Al- Subhi Jowhara Sulaiman AL Harassi Nahla Ali AL-Quwaite Miaad Sulaiman Al-Rabaani Alka Ahuja

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

June 30, 2016


Comorbid alcohol dependence and anxiety disorder: Effect of concurrent mood and personality disorders on treatment outcomes

Tony Toneatto Kim Calderwood

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

August 22, 2016


The fable of the pine and the palm tree: the two extremes. Strategies to maximize the placebo effect and minimize the nocebo effect in primary health care

José Luis Turabián Sandra Moreno-Ruiz

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

August 27, 2016


The impact of involvement in mental health research on views about mental health services and service use: Findings from a UK survey

Sue Patterson Jenny Trite Tim Weaver

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

August 31, 2016


Alcohol-related problems in Russiaa and Belarus: A comparative analysis of trends

Razvodovsky YE

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

February 08, 2016


Depression and anxiety in elderly immigrants in Germany

Isaac Bermejo Levente Kriston Martin Härter

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

March 12, 2016


The ARISE® intervention and continuum of care

José Luis Martinez

Short Communication-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

April 25, 2016


Work stress, description of its main causes and consequences

Jorge Alex Pedraza Medina

Review Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

April 26, 2016


Current practices in the clinical and psychometric assessment of internet gaming disorder in the era of the DSM-5: A mini review of existing assessment tools

Halley M. Pontes

Mini Review-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

April 29, 2016


Improving outcomes for homeless people with alcohol disorders: A multi-program community-based approach

Gary A. Morse Mary M. York Julie Blanco

Research Article-Mental Health and Addiction Research (MHAR)

April 30, 2016


Submit Manuscript


Mental Health and Addiction Research welcomes direct submissions from authors: Attach your word file with e- mail and send it to submissions@oatext.com alternatively to editor.mhar@oatext.com

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Mental Health and Addiction Research is an Open Access journal and we do not charge the end user when accessing a manuscript or any article. This allows the scientific community to view, download, distribution of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited, under the term of "Creative Commons Attribution License". In line with other open access journals we provide a flat fee submission structure on the acceptance of a peer-reviewed article which covers in part the entirety of the publication pathway (the article processing charge). The process includes our maintenance, submission and peer review systems and international editing, publication and submission to global indexing and tracking organisations and archiving to allow instant access to the whole article and associated supplementary documents. We also have to ensure enough investment to secure a sustainable model which ethically, legally and financially stable.

The publication charges for Mental Health and Addiction Research are GBP 1590.

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