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Dr. Reuven Dar of Tel Aviv University

Smoking Mind Over Smoking Matter

Nicotine patches and gum are common – and often ineffective – ways of fighting cigarette cravings, as most smokers have discovered. Now a new study from Tel Aviv University shows why they are ineffective, and may provide the basis for more successful psychologically-based smoking cessation programs. The results will be published in the Journal of […]

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DSM-5 Proposed Revisions Include New Category Of Addiction And Related Disorders And New Category Of Behavioral Addictions Also Proposed

The American Psychiatric Association’s proposed diagnostic criteria for the fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) will eliminate the current categories of substance abuse and dependence, replacing them with the new category “addiction and related disorders.” This will include “substance use disorders,” with each drug identified as a category such as […]

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