Group name: Addictive disorders
Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, Department of Psychiatry
Domains: Development and Plasticity
Keywords: addiction, addictive behaviors, video games
Addiction division has three research tracks: 1-Impulsivity, automatism and motivation. Our group studies common mechanisms underlying addictive disorders (e.g. impulsivity and automatism as risk factors for development and maintenance of addictive behaviors). Our main objective is to develop and enhance treatment strategies. 2-Behavioral addictions and related disorders. We are also involved in several behavioral addictions research projects. They mainly focus on pathological gambling, excessive use of new information technologies (Internet, smart phones and similar electronic devices). These new addictive disorders are raising controversies in scientific community and clinical evidence is lacking. Our research activities tend to provide epidemiological, psychopathological and clinical data in the field. 3-Global Mental Health in addiction medicine. In collaboration with WHO, our team is involved in screening tools development and dissemination. We also participate to global data collection and publication on prevention and treatment strategies (e.g. WHO global survey 2014).
Problematic Internet Use among Adults: A Cross-Cultural Study in 15 Countries.
A century of research on psychedelics: A scientometric analysis on trends and knowledge maps of hallucinogens, entactogens, entheogens and dissociative drugs.
Predictors of Gaming Disorder or Protective from It, in a French Sample: A Symptomatic Approach to Self-Regulation and Pursued Rewards, Providing Insights for Clinical Practice.
Does slow release oral morphine have impact on craving and impulsivity in heroin dependent individuals?
Département de psychiatrie