Institut de Neurosciences Cognitives et Intégratives d'Aquitaine (UMR5287)

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Fatseas Mélina

by Loïc Grattier - published on , updated on

Professor and Hospital Clinician (PUPH) - University of Bordeaux


Site : Carreire

Team: Neuroimaging and Human Cognition

Domain: Addictology; Psychiatry

Scientific expertise:

  • Addictions with and without substances
  • Comorbid disorders
  • Relapse vulnerability

As a psychiatrist specialized in addiction medicine and Director of the Addiction Unit at the Charles Perrens Hospital and University Hospital of Bordeaux (CHU), my work aims to better understand the mechanisms of relapse vulnerability in addictive disorders. This work focuses on the role of craving and its relationship with various risk factors identified by epidemiologic and clinical research in both substance addiction (tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, opiates, cocaine) and non-substance addiction (e.g. eating disorders, pathological gambling). More specifically, my goal is to understand how comborbid psychiatric disorders, cue reactivity, stress and emotional vulnerability, or cognitive deficits impact the expression of addictive behaviors. My research program integrates a range of methodologies including mobile technologies and neuroimaging in order to better understand the underlying mechanisms and pathophysiology of addiction vulnerability. This information is an essential first step to the development of innovative therapeutic tools to improve addiction treatment.

Selected Publications:

  • Fatseas, M., Serre, F., Swendsen, J., Auriacombe, M. Effects of anxiety and mood disorders on craving and substance use among patients with substance addictions: an ecological momentary assessment study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 187: 242-248, 2018.
  • Serre, F., Fatseas, M., Swendsen, J., Auriacombe, Predictors of craving and substance use among patients with alcohol, tobacco, cannabis or opiates addictions: Commonalities and specificities across substances, Addictive Behaviors, 83: 123-129, 2018.
  • Fatseas, M., Alexandre, JM., Venisse, JL., Romo, L., Valleur, M., Magalon, D., Chéreau-Boudet, I., Luquiens, A., Guilleux, A., Groupe JEU, Challet-Bouju, G., Grall-Bronnec, M. Gambling behaviors and psychopathology related to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in problem and non-problem adult gamblers. Psychiatry Research, 239 : 232-238, 2016.
  • Fatseas, M., Hurmic, H., Serre, F., Debrabant, R., Daulouède, JP., Denis, C., Auriacombe, M. Addiction severity pattern associated with adult and childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in patients with addictions. Psychiatry Research, 246: 656-662, 2016.
  • Fatseas, M., Serre, F., Alexandre, JM., Debrabant, R., Auriacombe, M., Swendsen, J. Craving and substance use among patients with alcohol, tobacco, cannabis or heroin addiction: a comparison of substance- and person-specific cues. Addiction 110(6): 1035-1042, 2015.
  • Fatseas, M., Denis, C., Massida, M., Verger, M., Franques-Rénéric, P., Auriacombe, M. : Cue-induced reactivity, cortisol response and substance use outcome in treated heroin dependent individuals. Biological Psychiatry; 70(8): 720-7, 2011.