J. Bramness, Norway

Norwegian Institute of Public Health Department of alcohol, drug and tobacco research
Professor Jørgen G. Bramness is Senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and professor of psychiatry at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø. Bramness is specialist in psychiatry. He earned his doctorate at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and at the University of Oslo in pharmacology in 2005. He has published more than 180 scientific papers, more than 15 books and book chapters and more than 200 popular science publications on topics like psychiatric epidemiology, pharmacology, pharmacoepidemiology, drug addiction and abuse of drugs. He was director of research at The Norwegian Center for Addiction Research, University of Oslo October 2008-16. Professor Bramness has no conflicts of interest to declare.

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LIVE - Debate: Legalisation of Cannabis: Is it Harmful or is it a Needed Change? (ID 581) No Topic Needed

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LIVE - Best of 2020 : Research that Advanced Psychiatry and Changed our Practice (ID 778) No Topic Needed

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LIVE - Best of 2020 : Research that Advanced Psychiatry and Changed our Practice (ID 778) No Topic Needed

BOEPA001 - Addiction

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Addiction: what did we learn in 2020?

Every year several thousand scientific papers on alcohol, drugs, and nicotine are published. The picking of five papers must obviously be arbitrary and subjective. However, the scientific literature of 2020 cannot be regarded without acknowledging the many papers concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. Some studies on alcohol, drug, and nicotine show a small increase, some a small decrease, but many no change. The addiction consequences of the pandemic and the societal lockdowns may thus be less dramatic than feared. This is true even if many papers reported higher mental distress during the pandemic and there is a close relationship between mental distress and substance use, a relationship that has been further confirmed in studies from the past year. Furthermore, a review concerning the addictive potential of cannabis has further alarmed us of the current liberalization also affecting Europe. A new figure of “1 in 3” cannabis users getting hooked may possibly replace the old “1 in 10”. Furthermore, the year has brought even more solid knowledge of the transition from substance-induced psychosis (SIP) to schizophrenia, teaching psychiatrists in acute psychiatry an important lesson on how to view SIP. As many as 1 in 3 patients with SIP will eventually receive a diagnosis of schizophrenia, making SIP the most powerful risk factor for schizophrenia known. Lastly, the lecture will present a very novel and unexpected finding regarding alcohol elimination, that may change how we treat intoxications with different alcohols.

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D0001 - Pro: The Health Point of View.

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