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  1. Bipolar disorder has been associated with several personality traits, cognitive styles and affective temperaments. Women who have bipolar disorder are at increased risk of experiencing postpartum psychosis, ho...

    Authors: A. Perry, K. Gordon-Smith, I. Webb, E. Fone, A. Di Florio, N. Craddock, I. Jones and L. Jones

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:395

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Somatization is regarded as psychological or emotional distress in the form of physical symptoms that are otherwise medically unexplained.

    Authors: Narifumi Yokoyama, Ryousuke Shiraki, Takashi Watanabe, Makiko Shiinoki, Michihiro Nin, Taro Shimizu, Norio Yasui-Furukori and Kazutaka Shimoda

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:394

    Content type: Case report

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  3. The purpose of this study was to assess the pharmacological treatment strategies of inpatients with borderline personality disorder between 2008 and 2012. Additionally, we compared pharmacotherapy during this ...

    Authors: Charles Timäus, Miriam Meiser, Borwin Bandelow, Kirsten R. Engel, Anne M. Paschke, Jens Wiltfang and Dirk Wedekind

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:393

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Global mental health is a widely used term describing initiatives in policies, research and practice to improve the mental health of people worldwide. It has been gaining momentum over the last 10 years, refle...

    Authors: Stefan Priebe, Álvaro Arenas Borrero, Victoria Bird, Alma Džubur Kulenoviĉ, Domenico Giacco, Carlos Gómez Restrepo, Fahmy Hanna, Sandrasagary Jayacodi, Seggane Musisi, Craig Morgan, Noeline Nakasujja, Alina Sabitova, Stephen Sandford, Nelson Sewankambo and José Miguel Uribe Restrepo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:392

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Although depression has a high rate of recurrence, no prior studies have established a method that could identify the warning signs of its recurrence.

    Authors: Narimasa Kumagai, Aran Tajika, Akio Hasegawa, Nao Kawanishi, Masaru Horikoshi, Shinji Shimodera, Ken’ichi Kurata, Bun Chino and Toshi A. Furukawa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:391

    Content type: Research article

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  6. In China, young migrants are at elevated risk of mental health problems, such as depression. The influence of self-esteem on depression is well acknowledged. We examined correlates of depression and their medi...

    Authors: Qiuming Shen, Yue Shi, Shuxian Zhang, Lhakpa Tsamlag, Huwen Wang, Ruijie Chang, Zihe Peng, Ying Wang, Meili Shang and Yong Cai

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:390

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Despite a relatively young average age and no routine screening, prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men who worked at the World Trade Center (WTC) following the 9/11/2001 disaster. This study...

    Authors: Sean A. P. Clouston, Peifen Kuan, Roman Kotov, Soumyadeep Mukherjee, Patricia Thompson-Carino, Evelyn J. Bromet and Benjamin J. Luft

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:389

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Everyday internet usage is particularly significant in the population of adolescents and young people. Besides numerous benefits, internet usage brings certain risks of addictive behavior. Internet Addiction T...

    Authors: Iva Černja, Lucija Vejmelka and Miroslav Rajter

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:388

    Content type: Research article

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  9. To examine whether Borderline Intellectual Functioning (BIF) and Adverse Childhood Experiences independently predict adult psychiatric morbidity.

    Authors: Angela Hassiotis, Emma Brown, James Harris, David Helm, Kerim Munir, Luis Salvador-Carulla, Marco Bertelli, Amaria Baghdadli, Jannelien Wieland, Ramon Novell-Alsina, Jordi Cid, Laura Vergés, Rafael Martínez-Leal, Tuba Mutluer, Fuad Ismayilov and Eric Emerson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:387

    Content type: Research article

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  10. China has experienced rapid socioeconomic, and health transitions over the last four decades, and urban–rural disparities are becoming increasingly apparent. Research on depression among rural and urban studen...

    Authors: Guo Li, Junhua Mei, Jing You, Jinfeng Miao, Xiaoyan Song, Wenzhe Sun, Yan Lan, Xiuli Qiu and Zhou Zhu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:386

    Content type: Research article

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  11. People with severe mental illness (SMI) living in low and middle-income countries can experience extended delays to diagnosis, which hinder access to medical treatment. The aims of this study were to describe ...

    Authors: Trang Nguyen, Thach Tran, Sally Green, Arthur Hsueh, Tuan Tran, Ha Tran and Jane Fisher

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:385

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Therapeutic engagement (TE) has been described as the crux of mental health nursing but despite its perceived importance, to date, there is no measurement tool that captures it. As a result, there is no way of...

    Authors: Mary Chambers, Sue McAndrew, Fiona Nolan, Ben Thomas, Paul Watts, Robert Grant and Xenya Kantaris

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:384

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Previous research has documented mental health status among rural-to-urban migrant children (labeled as “migrant children” henceforth) and urban children. However, the findings remain unclear. In addition, far...

    Authors: Ningjing Chen, Yongguang Pei, Xijun Lin, Jun Wang, Xiuqing Bu and Ke Liu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:383

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The vast majority of older people with mental illness prefer to live independently in their own homes. Barriers caused by the health care system often prevent adequate, adapted treatments. With regard to the i...

    Authors: Günter Klug, Manuela Gallunder, Gerhard Hermann, Monika Singer and Günter Schulter

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:382

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Depression and anxiety result in psychological distress, which can further affect mental status and quality of life in stroke patients. Exploring the associations between positive psychological variables and s...

    Authors: Xiaoxi Wang, Shengjie Shang, Huazhe Yang, Hua Ai, Yin Wang, Shijie Chang, Xianzheng Sha, Lie Wang and Xiran Jiang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:381

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Due to long waiting periods for outpatient psychotherapy and the high resource requirements of inpatient treatment, there is a need for alternative treatment programs for patients with depressive disorders. Th...

    Authors: Martin Driessen, Philipp Schulz, Silvia Jander, Hedda Ribbert, Stefanie Gerhards, Frank Neuner and Steffi Koch-Stoecker

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:380

    Content type: Research article

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  17. In Oman, anecdotal and impressionistic observation have helped parse and categorize various manifestations of spirit possession into two broad and distinct categories: intermittent dissociative phenomenon and ...

    Authors: Samir Al-Adawi, Yahya Al-Kalbani, Sathiya Murthi Panchatcharam, Matlooba Ayoub Al-Zadjali, Sara S. Al-Adawi, Musthafa M. Essa and M. Walid Qoronfleh

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:379

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Conclusions regarding the association between antithyroid antibodies or thyroid dysfunction and rapid cycling bipolar disorder (RCBD) have been conflicting. Previous studies suggest that the impact of antithyr...

    Authors: Zhaoyu Gan, Xiuhua Wu, Zhongcheng Chen, Yingtao Liao, Yingdong Wu, Zimeng He, Zhihua Yang and Qi Zhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:378

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Clinical depression is characterized by high levels of negative affect (NA) and attenuated positive affect (PA). Psychological and pharmacological treatments have been shown to reduce NA and to enhance PA in d...

    Authors: Thomas Suslow, Charlott Maria Bodenschatz, Anette Kersting, Markus Quirin and Vivien Günther

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:376

    Content type: Research article

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  20. There is an urgent need to develop additional treatment strategies for patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD). The rapid but short-lived antidepressant effects of intravenous (IV) ketamine as a rac...

    Authors: Sanne Y. Smith-Apeldoorn, Jolien K. E. Veraart, Jeanine Kamphuis, Antoinette D. I. van Asselt, Daan J. Touw, Marije aan het Rot and Robert A. Schoevers

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:375

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. Reducing readmissions among frequent users of psychiatric inpatient care could result in substantial cost savings to under-resourced mental health systems. Studies from high-income countries indicate that form...

    Authors: Grace K. Ryan, Mauricia Kamuhiirwa, James Mugisha, Dave Baillie, Cerdic Hall, Carter Newman, Eddie Nkurunungi, Sujit D. Rathod, Karen M. Devries, Mary J. De Silva and Richard Mpango

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:374

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. Failure to seek treatment for mental health disorders is a serious public health concern. Unfortunately, there is little insight into help-seeking and its associated factors in China which has undergone rapid ...

    Authors: Huifang Yin, Klaas J. Wardenaar, Guangming Xu, Hongjun Tian and Robert A. Schoevers

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:373

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Over the past decade, smartphone use has become widespread amongst today’s children and young people (CYP) which parallels increases in poor mental health in this group. Simultaneously, media concern abounds a...

    Authors: Samantha Sohn, Philippa Rees, Bethany Wildridge, Nicola J. Kalk and Ben Carter

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:356

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  24. Only a minority of dialysis patients with depressive symptoms are diagnosed and receive treatment. Depressive symptoms are highly prevalent in this population and are associated with adverse clinical outcomes....

    Authors: Els Nadort, Robbert W. Schouten, Friedo W. Dekker, Adriaan Honig, Patricia van Oppen and Carl E. H. Siegert

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:372

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. As early as pregnancy, maternal mental stress impinges on the child’s development and health. Thus, this may cause enhanced risk for premature birth, lowered fetal growth, and lower fetal birth weight as well ...

    Authors: M. Bischoff, V. Howland, J. Klinger-König, S. Tomczyk, S. Schmidt, M. Zygmunt, M. Heckmann, N. van den Berg, B. Bethke, J. Corleis, S. Günther, K. Liutkus, U. Stentzel, A. Neumann, P. Penndorf, T. Ludwig…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:371

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  26. Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders constitute a huge global burden of disease and they are major contributors to disability as well as premature mortality among homeless people. This systematic review...

    Authors: Getinet Ayano, Getachew Tesfaw and Shegaye Shumet

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:370

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Involuntary subordination is a mechanism that switches off fighting behaviors when a losing organism is unable to continue in a struggle. The study aim was to investigate the association between involuntary su...

    Authors: Shuxian Zhang, Suping Wang, Zezhou Wang, Ying Wang, Xueqin Jiang, Gang Xu and Yong Cai

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:369

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Knowledge construction is a form of communication in which people can work individually or collaboratively. Peer support services have been adopted by the public psychiatric and social welfare service as a reg...

    Authors: Samson Tse, Winnie W. Y. Yuen, Greg Murray, Larry Davidson, Queenie Lai and Alice Kan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:368

    Content type: Research article

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  29. We performed a follow up study about willingness and behaviors to quit smoking among smokers with schizophrenia in Japan.

    Authors: Yuji Higuchi, Masaki Fujiwara, Naoki Nakaya, Maiko Fujimori, Chinatsu Hayashibara, Ryuhei So, Ikuta Shinkawa, Kojiro Sato, Yuji Yada, Masafumi Kodama, Hiroshi Takenaka, Yoshiki Kishi, Kyoko Kakeda, Yosuke Uchitomi, Norihito Yamada and Masatoshi Inagaki

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:367

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  30. We evaluated the performance of a clinical algorithm (Expali™), combining two or more positive answers to SCOFF questionnaire with Body Mass Index (BMI), to identify four Broad Categories of eating disorders (ED)...

    Authors: Marie-Pierre Tavolacci, André Gillibert, Aurélien Zhu Soubise, Sébastien Grigioni and Pierre Déchelotte

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:366

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  31. China has the world’s largest aging population and the number of empty-nest older adults is on the rise. In comparison to the aging population in general, empty-nest older adults have a lower level of subjecti...

    Authors: Li-Na Wang, Hong Tao, Mi Wang, Hong-Wei Yu, Hong Su and Bei Wu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:365

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  32. In the Netherlands, suicide rates showed a sharp incline and this pertains particularly to the province of Noord-Brabant, one of the southern provinces in the Netherlands. This calls for a regional suicide pre...

    Authors: Emma Hofstra, Iman Elfeddali, Margot Metz, Marjan Bakker, Jacobus J. de Jong, Chijs van Nieuwenhuizen and Christina M. van der Feltz-Cornelis

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:364

    Content type: Study protocol

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  33. Anxiety disorders in adolescence have been associated with several psychiatric outcomes. We sought to describe the prospective relationship between various levels of adolescent anxiety and psychiatric diagnose...

    Authors: Sabrina Doering, Paul Lichtenstein, Christopher Gillberg, Christel M. Middeldorp, Meike Bartels, Ralf Kuja-Halkola and Sebastian Lundström

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:363

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  34. Minimal/non-response to antipsychotic treatment, and persistent positive symptoms despite treatment, are common among patients with schizophrenia. The aim of this study was to characterize a US treatment-resis...

    Authors: Christoph U. Correll, Thomas Brevig and Cecilia Brain

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:362

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Peer-delivered services potentially provide broad, multifaceted benefits for persons suffering severe mental illness. Most studies to date have been conducted in countries with well-developed outpatient mental...

    Authors: Yunge Fan, Ning Ma, Liang Ma, Wufang Zhang, Wei Xu, Ruina Shi, Hanyan Chen, J. Steven Lamberti and Eric D. Caine

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:360

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Up to 60% of children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) meet diagnostic criteria for at least one anxiety disorder, including Social, Generalized and/or Separation Disorder. Anxiety in child...

    Authors: Emma Sciberras, Daryl Efron, Pooja Patel, Melissa Mulraney, Katherine J. Lee, Cathy Mihalopoulos, Lidia Engel, Ronald M. Rapee, Vicki Anderson, Jan M. Nicholson, Rachel Schembri and Harriet Hiscock

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:359

    Content type: Study protocol

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  37. STEPWISE is a theory-informed self-management education programme that was co-produced with service users, healthcare professionals and interventionists to support weight loss for people with schizophrenia. We...

    Authors: Rebecca Gossage-Worrall, Daniel Hind, Katharine D. Barnard-Kelly, David Shiers, Angela Etherington, Lizzie Swaby and Richard I. G. Holt

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:358

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Widening definitions of health conditions have the potential to affect millions of people and should only occur when there is strong evidence of benefit. In the last version of the Diagnostic and Statistical M...

    Authors: Sharon Sanders, Rae Thomas, Paul Glasziou and Jenny Doust

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:357

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Schizophrenia is associated with severe cognitive deficits, particularly episodic memory deficits, that interfere with patients’ socio-professional functioning. Retrieval practice (also known as testing effect) i...

    Authors: Camille Jantzi, Amaury C. Mengin, David Serfaty, Elisabeth Bacon, Julien Elowe, François Severac, Nicolas Meyer, Fabrice Berna and Pierre Vidailhet

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:355

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  40. Previous studies have shown that children who display behavioral problems also tend to display low social competence. The relation does however vary according to type of behavior being measured, as well as dem...

    Authors: Silje Hukkelberg, Serap Keles, Terje Ogden and Karianne Hammerstrøm

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:354

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  41. Losing an only child is a particularly traumatic and heartbreaking event for parents, which can trigger a lot of emotional responses, including PTSD and suicidal ideation (SI). The objectives of this study wer...

    Authors: Qiong Wang, Longfei Ren, Wenhao Wang, Weihua Xu and Yang Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:352

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  42. The Paris and Nice terrorist attacks affected a thousand of trauma victims and first-line responders. Because there were concerns that this might represent the first of several attacks, there was a need to qui...

    Authors: A. Brunet, A. Ayrolles, L. Gambotti, R. Maatoug, C. Estellat, M. Descamps, N. Girault, K. Kalalou, G. Abgrall, F. Ducrocq, G. Vaiva, N. Jaafari, M. O. Krebs, E. Castaigne, I. Hanafy, M. Benoit…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:351

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  43. Many suicide attempters brought to our emergency department (ED) have been found to have alcohol problems, and this should be taken serious consideration because alcohol use disorder is a risk factor for suici...

    Authors: Jinhee Lee, Seongho Min, Joung-Sook Ahn, Hyun Kim, Yong-Sung Cha, Eugene Oh, Jin Sil Moon and Min-Hyuk Kim

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:350

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  44. Problematic use of the Internet has been highlighted as needing further study by international bodies, including the European Union and American Psychiatric Association. Knowledge regarding the optimal classif...

    Authors: Jeggan Tiego, Christine Lochner, Konstantinos Ioannidis, Matthias Brand, Dan J. Stein, Murat Yücel, Jon E. Grant and Samuel R. Chamberlain

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:348

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  45. Stigma against mental illness cuts across all age, religion, ethnic origin or socio-economic status. Similarly, self-stigma among psychiatric patients is also prevalent worldwide. The consequences of self-stig...

    Authors: Shanta Maharjan and Bimala Panthee

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:347

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  46. Substance use has a terrible impact on health, behavior and country’s economy because the number of people particularly the youngsters being involved in this practice is increasing rapidly. However, the preval...

    Authors: Wubet Alebachew, Agumasie Semahegn, Tilahun Ali and Hailemariam Mekonnen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:343

    Content type: Research article

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