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  1. Content type: Research article

    Some authors have hypothesized that Treatment-Resistant Unipolar Depression (TRD-UP) should be considered within the bipolar spectrum disorders and that hidden bipolarity may be a risk factor for TRD-UP. Howev...

    Authors: Nicolas A. Nuñez, Stefano Comai, Eduard Dumitrescu, Maykel F. Ghabrash, John Tabaka, Marie Saint-Laurent, Stephen Vida, Theodore Kolivakis, Allan Fielding, Nancy Low, Pablo Cervantes, Linda Booij and Gabriella Gobbi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:68

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  2. Content type: Research article

    There is no screening tool for major depressive disorder (MDD) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in asylum-seekers or refugees (ASR) that can be readily administered by non-mental health workers. Hence,...

    Authors: Debbie C. Hocking, Serafino G. Mancuso and Suresh Sundram

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:69

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Mental health and mental illness are often overlooked in the management of patients in our health services. Depression is a common mental disorder worldwide. Recognising and managing mental illnesses such as d...

    Authors: Isabelle Dibu Mulango, Julius Atashili, Bradley N. Gaynes and Tsi Njim

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:66

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Ritualistic behaviors are common in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), while catatonic stupor occasionally occurs in psychotic or mood disorders. Schizoaffective disorder is a specific mental disorder involv...

    Authors: Yuanhan Bai, Xi Yang, Zhiqiang Zeng and Haichen Yang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:67

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Mental disorders often have onset early in life, contribute substantially to the global disease burden, and may interfere with young people’s ability to complete age-relevant tasks in important developmental p...

    Authors: Kristin Gustavson, Ann Kristin Knudsen, Ragnar Nesvåg, Gun Peggy Knudsen, Stein Emil Vollset and Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:65

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  6. Content type: Research article

    College students are at risk of depression. This risk may be increased by the experience of childhood adversity and/or recent stressors. This study examined the association between reported experiences of chil...

    Authors: Sumaya Mall, Philippe Mortier, Lian Taljaard, Janine Roos, Dan J. Stein and Christine Lochner

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:63

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Befriending has become a widely used method for tackling social isolation in individuals with severe mental illness (SMI), and evidence exists to support its effectiveness. However, patient preferences for bef...

    Authors: Sarah Toner, Megan Cassidy, Agnes Chevalier, Aida Farreny, Monica Leverton, Mariana Pinto da Costa and Stefan Priebe

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:64

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    The Programme for Improving Mental Health Care (PRIME) sought to implement mental health care plans (MHCP) for four priority mental disorders (depression, alcohol use disorder, psychosis and epilepsy) into rou...

    Authors: Emily C. Baron, Sujit D. Rathod, Charlotte Hanlon, Martin Prince, Abebaw Fedaku, Fred Kigozi, Mark Jordans, Nagendra P. Luitel, Girmay Medhin, Vaibhav Murhar, Juliet Nakku, Vikram Patel, Inge Petersen, One Selohilwe, Rahul Shidhaye, Joshua Ssebunnya…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:61

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  9. Content type: Research article

    One of many types of injuries following an earthquake is spinal cord injury (SCI) which is a life-long medically complex injury and high-cost health problem. Despite several negative consequences, some persons...

    Authors: Muna Bhattarai, Khomapak Maneewat and Wipa Sae-Sia

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:60

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Depression and anxiety are common mental health disorders worldwide. The UK’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme is part of the National Health Service (NHS) designed to provide a ste...

    Authors: Derek Richards, Daniel Duffy, Brid Blackburn, Caroline Earley, Angel Enrique, Jorge Palacios, Matthew Franklin, Gabriella Clarke, Sarah Sollesse, Sarah Connell and Ladislav Timulak

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:59

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Depression is a significant health and economic burden worldwide affecting not only adults but also children and adolescents. Current treatment options for this group are scarce and show moderate effect sizes....

    Authors: Manuel Föcker, Jochen Antel, Corinna Grasemann, Dagmar Führer, Nina Timmesfeld, Dana Öztürk, Triinu Peters, Anke Hinney, Johannes Hebebrand and Lars Libuda

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:57

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  12. Content type: Research article

    A number of Delphi expert consensus studies have been carried out with different countries and cultural groups to develop guidelines on how a member of the public should provide assistance to a person who is s...

    Authors: Anthony F. Jorm, Anna M. Ross and Erminia Colucci

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:58

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Depression is the principal cause of disability in the world. High prevalence rates of depression in general populations and college students have been found worldwide and in various cultural groups. Low-inten...

    Authors: Alicia Salamanca-Sanabria, Derek Richards, Ladislav Timulak, Leónidas Castro-Camacho, Mónica Mojica-Perilla and Yamilena Parra-Villa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:53

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Suboptimal physical activity levels and tolerance, poor motor skills and poor physical health are demonstrated in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We speculate that social interaction and communic...

    Authors: Clare C. W. Yu, Simpson W. L. Wong, Farica S. F. Lo, Raymond C. H. So and Dorothy F. Y. Chan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:56

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Personality is considered as an important aspect in persons with psychotic disorders. Several studies have investigated personality in schizophrenia. However, no study has investigated stability of personality...

    Authors: Tomas Fagerberg, Erik Söderman, J. Petter Gustavsson, Ingrid Agartz and Erik G. Jönsson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:54

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Approximately 10% of the individuals experiencing the death of a loved one develop prolonged grief disorder (PGD) after bereavement. Family members of haematological cancer patients might be particularly burde...

    Authors: Rahel Hoffmann, Julia Große, Michaela Nagl, Dietger Niederwieser, Anja Mehnert and Anette Kersting

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:52

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    Hospitalization is a common method to intensify care for patients experiencing a psychiatric crisis. A short-term, specialised, out-patient crisis intervention by a Crisis Resolution Team (CRT) in the Netherla...

    Authors: Jurgen Cornelis, Ansam Barakat, Jack Dekker, Tessy Schut, Sandra Berk, Hans Nusselder, Nikander Ruhl, Jeroen Zoeteman, Rien Van, Aartjan Beekman and Matthijs Blankers

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:55

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    In the Republic of Ireland, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a feature of approximately 11–20% of clinical presentations to outpatient clinics within mental health services. These estimates are similar...

    Authors: Daniel Flynn, Mary Kells, Mary Joyce, Catalina Suarez and Conall Gillespie

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:51

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The risk of relapse in major depressive disorder (MDD) is associated with high worldwide disease burden. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and its modifications might be effective in relapse prevention. The a...

    Authors: Zuojie Zhang, Lingli Zhang, Guorong Zhang, Jianing Jin and Zhenyang Zheng

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:50

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Depression is a leading source of morbidity and health loss in Australian women. This study investigates the determinants of antenatal depressive symptoms and postnatal depressive symptoms in an Australian pop...

    Authors: Felix Akpojene Ogbo, John Eastwood, Alexandra Hendry, Bin Jalaludin, Kingsley E. Agho, Bryanne Barnett and Andrew Page

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:49

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can have long-term and far-reaching impacts on health and social and occupational functioning. This study examined factors associated with persistent PTSD among U.S. servic...

    Authors: Richard F. Armenta, Toni Rush, Cynthia A. LeardMann, Jeffrey Millegan, Adam Cooper and Charles W. Hoge

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:48

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Early retirement caused by disability pension (DP) due to common mental disorders (CMDs) is frequent in European countries. Inadequate treatment, e.g., suboptimal antidepressant (AD) medication before DP can b...

    Authors: Syed Rahman, Michael Wiberg, Kristina Alexanderson, Jussi Jokinen, Antti Tanskanen and Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:47

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The term “loss-of-only-child family” means that the only child in a family passed away or is disabled due to an accident or other events. The parents who cannot conceive or do not adopt another child, are know...

    Authors: Qianlan Yin, Zhilei Shang, Na Zhou, Lili Wu, Guangyu Liu, Xiaoqian Yu, Huaihui Zhang, Haidong Xue and Weizhi Liu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:45

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Despite the significant impact of migraine on patients and societies, few studies in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have investigated the association between migraine and suicidal behavior. The objec...

    Authors: Hanna Y. Berhane, Bethannie Jamerson-Dowlen, Lauren E. Friedman, Yemane Berhane, Michelle A. Williams and Bizu Gelaye

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:46

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