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  1. Carers of people with psychosis are at a greater risk of physical and mental health problems compared to the general population. Yet, not all carers will experience a decline in health. This predicament has pr...

    Authors: Cassie M. Hazell, Mark Hayward, Fiona Lobban, Aparajita Pandey, Vanessa Pinfold, Helen E. Smith and Christina J. Jones

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:269

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  2. Recent evidence underscores the utility of rapid-acting antidepressant interventions, such as ketamine, in alleviating symptoms of major depressive episodes (MDE). However, to date, there have been limited hea...

    Authors: Jennifer L. Phillips, Natalia Jaworska, Elizabeth Kamler, Venkat Bhat, Jean Blier, Jane A. Foster, Stefanie Hassel, Keith Ho, Lisa McMurray, Roumen Milev, Zahra Moazamigoudarzi, Franca M. Placenza, Stéphane Richard-Devantoy, Susan Rotzinger, Gustavo Turecki, Gustavo H. Vazquez…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:268

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  3. Social skills interventions are commonly deployed for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Because effective and appropriate social skills are determined by cultural factors that differ throughout ...

    Authors: B. J. van Pelt, S. Idris, G. Jagersma, J. Duvekot, A. Maras, J. van der Ende, N. E. M. van Haren and K. Greaves-Lord

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:274

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  4. We recently reported that older patients with schizophrenia (SZ) show possible idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) more frequently than the general population. In this study, we estimated the preva...

    Authors: Yuta Yoshino, Taku Yoshida, Hideo Morino, Masayuki Nakamura, Masao Abe, Hokuto Omachi, Saori Inoue, Yukiyo Miyoshi, Yumina Tachibana, Noriko Yamauchi, Naoya Takeda, Mutsuhiko Mizobuchi, Yuki Ozaki, Shinichiro Ochi, Junichi Iga and Shu-ichi Ueno

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:273

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  5. Deficits in working memory tasks have been widely documented in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) studies. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of working memory load in impulsivity d...

    Authors: Rosa Angela Fabio, Marilla Bianco, Tindara Caprì, Flavia Marino, Liliana Ruta, David Vagni and Giovanni Pioggia

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:272

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  6. This naturalistic study examined the outcomes of Short-Term Schema Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in groups with personality disorders, and with high and low severity of depressive symptoms.

    Authors: David Koppers, Henricus Van, Jaap Peen, Jet Alberts and Jack Dekker

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:271

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Consumer peer workers are individuals with lived experience of mental health issues and recovery who are employed to use their lived experience to support others. The consumer peer workforce has expanded subst...

    Authors: Justin Newton Scanlan, Megan Still, Jae Radican, Daya Henkel, Tim Heffernan, Peter Farrugia, Jemima Isbester and Jessica English

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:270

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Pregnancy and parenthood have been associated with physical and mental health. Previous literature concerning the impacts of parity on mental health was inconsistent and lack epidemiolocal evidence. China, wit...

    Authors: Hanyu Wang, Minne Chen, Tong Xin and Kun Tang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:267

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Limited work has been done to explain how work-family conflict is related to anxiety symptoms and the roles of emotional exhaustion and social support may play.

    Authors: Hui Zhang, Leiwen Tang, ZhiHong Ye, Ping Zou, Jing Shao, Man Wu, Qi Zhang, Guojin Qiao and Shaoyu Mu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:266

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  10. Whilst any type of bereavement can be traumatic, bereavement through violent or sudden causes is associated with more severe negative health and wellbeing outcomes compared to other types of loss. Social suppo...

    Authors: H. R. Scott, A. Pitman, P. Kozhuharova and B. Lloyd-Evans

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:265

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  11. Toxoplasma multiplication and its persistence into the brain cause a local neuroinflammatory reaction, resulting synthesis of neurotransmitters involved in neurological disorders, especially schizophrenia. The Ma...

    Authors: Amata El Mouhawass, Amale Hammoud, Marouan Zoghbi, Souheil Hallit, Chadia Haddad, Kinda El Haddad, Saydeh El Khoury, Jennifer Tannous, Sahar Obeid, Mohamad Adnan Halabi and Nour Mammari

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:264

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  12. Child and adolescent mental health problems account for a significant proportion of the local and global burden of disease and is recognized as a growing public health concern in need of adequate services. Stu...

    Authors: Grace Nduku Wambua, Manasi Kumar, Fredrik Falkenström and Pim Cuijpers

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:263

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  13. Food may trigger Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms. Therefore, an elimination diet (ED) might be an effective treatment for children with ADHD. However, earlier studies were criticized f...

    Authors: Annick Bosch, Margreet Bierens, Ardine G. de Wit, Verena Ly, Jessica van der Velde, Heleen de Boer, Gerry van Beek, Danielle Appelman, Sacha Visser, Lisa Bos, Jolanda van der Meer, Niki Kamphuis, Jos M. T. Draaisma, Rogier Donders, Gigi H. H. van de Loo-Neus, Pieter J. Hoekstra…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:262

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  14. Problematic internet use (PIU) is an increasingly worrisome issue, as youth population studies are establishing links with internalizing and externalizing problems. There is a need for a better understanding o...

    Authors: Anita Restrepo, Tohar Scheininger, Jon Clucas, Lindsay Alexander, Giovanni A. Salum, Kathy Georgiades, Diana Paksarian, Kathleen R. Merikangas and Michael P. Milham

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:252

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Depressive symptoms (DS) are a well-recognized public health problem across the world. There is limited evidence with regard to DS and its associates, such as socio-demographic characteristics, lifestyle facto...

    Authors: Uday Narayan Yadav, Tarka Bahadur Thapa, Sabuj Kanti Mistry, Roshan Pokhrel and Mark Fort Harris

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:261

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  16. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Feifei Huang, Huijun Wang, Zhihong Wang, Jiguo Zhang, Wenwen Du, Chang Su, Xiaofang Jia, Yifei Ouyang, Yun Wang, Li Li, Hongru Jiang and Bing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:260

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:130

  17. The long-term prognosis after cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in outpatient groups for panic disorder and agoraphobia is not well known. The purpose of this study was to assess long-term outcomes in terms o...

    Authors: Truls Bilet, Torbjørn Olsen, John Roger Andersen and Egil W. Martinsen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:259

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  18. Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are ranked first amongst medical diseases as a trigger of requests for mental health counselling. Child abuse has been regarded as one of the main causes of the development of f...

    Authors: Seyed Mojtaba Hashemi, Parsa Yousefichaijan, Bahman Salehi, Amir Almasi-Hashiani, Mohammad Rafiei, Sima Zahedi, Esmaeil Khedmati Morasae and Fereshteh Maghsoudlou

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:258

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  19. Traumatic war experiences, like the ones the Yazidi had to undergo due to the attack of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in August 2014, are often followed by psychological consequences such as posttraumatic...

    Authors: Jan Ilhan Kizilhan, Nadine Friedl, Johanna Neumann and Leonie Traub

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:256

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  20. Suicidal behavior is a prevalent psychiatric emergency in HIV-infected adults. Detection of suicidal ideation is important in planning early psychiatric intervention and optimizing HIV/AIDS management. Charact...

    Authors: Youdiil Ophinni, Adrian, Kristiana Siste, Martina Wiwie, Gina Anindyajati, Enjeline Hanafi, Reza Damayanti and Yoshitake Hayashi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:255

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  21. The present study aimed to assess the cumulative incidence of major depressive disorder (MDD) among rural Chinese residents. Furthermore, we intended to estimate whether metabolic syndrome (MetS) was associate...

    Authors: Shasha Yu, Xiaofan Guo, Guang Xiao Li, Hongmei Yang, Liqiang Zheng and Yingxian Sun

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:254

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  22. Depression is considered a mental health-related disability that affects approximately 350 million people worldwide. On the other hand, it is estimated that 15% of the world’s population lives with some form o...

    Authors: Joshuan J. Barboza, Anderson N. Soriano-Moreno, Anthony Copez-Lonzoy, Josmel Pacheco-Mendoza and Carlos J. Toro-Huamanchumo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:253

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  23. The mental health of pregnant women, particularly those with elevated risks, has been an issue of global concern. Thus far, few studies have addressed the mental health of pregnant women with threatened preter...

    Authors: Qianqian Ni, Guizhi Cheng, An Chen and Seppo Heinonen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:250

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  24. Loneliness has not until recently been a prominent focus in research on outcomes of mental illness. The aim of this study was to determine whether loneliness at baseline predicts poor outcomes at 4-month follo...

    Authors: Jingyi Wang, Brynmor Lloyd-Evans, Louise Marston, Farhana Mann, Ruimin Ma and Sonia Johnson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:249

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  25. The application of n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (n-3 PUFAs) supplementation for major depressive disorder (MDD) has been widely discussed in recent years, but its efficacy and application are still controve...

    Authors: Xu-dong Luo, Jin-shan Feng, Zheng Yang, Qiao-ting Huang, Ju-da Lin, Bo Yang, Kuan-pin Su and Ji-yang Pan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:248

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  26. Previous attempts to identify predictors of treatment outcomes in body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) have yielded inconsistent findings. One way to increase precision and clinical utility could be to use machine l...

    Authors: Oskar Flygare, Jesper Enander, Erik Andersson, Brjánn Ljótsson, Volen Z. Ivanov, David Mataix-Cols and Christian Rück

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:247

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  27. The Cardiac Depression Scale (CDS) is an instrument to screen for depression, specifically in patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties ...

    Authors: Ibtisam M. Al-Zaru, Audai A. Hayajneh and Tariq Al-Dwaikat

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:246

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  28. Several quantitative studies support the effectiveness of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) psychosocial skills training group component for adolescents with impulse-control disorder and/or emotional dysr...

    Authors: Eva Sesma Pardo, Aránzazu Fernández Rivas, Pablo Orgaz Barnier, Marina Beá Mirabent, Iñaki Kerexeta Lizeaga, Aída Díaz Cosgaya, Ana Catalán Alcántara, Esther Vivanco González, Blaise Aguirre and Miguel Angel González Torres

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:245

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  29. Co-existence of depression and anxiety can be associated with severe detrimental consequences to the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the affected populations. This study was conducted to determine pre...

    Authors: Ramzi Shawahna, Suhaib Hattab, Rami Al-Shafei and Mahmoud Tab’ouni

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:244

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  30. Globally, depression is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality particularly in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are also increasing in LMICs, the cond...

    Authors: Christopher F. Akiba, Chifundo C. Zimba, Annie Thom, Maureen Matewere, Vivian Go, Brian Pence, Bradley N. Gaynes and Jones Masiye

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:243

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  31. Population-based administrative registers are often used for research purposes. However, their potential usefulness depends on the validity of the registered information. This study assessed the validity of th...

    Authors: Alba Vilaplana-Pérez, Josef Isung, Sonja Krig, Sarah Vigerland, Maral Jolstedt, Johan Bjureberg, Jens Högström, Kayoko Isomura, Daniel Rautio, Eva Serlachius, Christian Rück, David Mataix-Cols and Lorena Fernández de la Cruz

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:242

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  32. The self-evaluation of negative symptoms scale (SNS) is a new easy-to-use self-administered questionnaire allowing clinicians to understand the clinical and genetic factors affecting the negative symptoms in p...

    Authors: Aline Hajj, Souheil Hallit, Karam Chamoun, Hala Sacre, Sahar Obeid, Chadia Haddad, Sonia Dollfus and Lydia Rabbaa Khabbaz

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:240

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  33. Depression is a leading cause of disability, and it has been reported that more than 264 million people worldwide have depression. The causes of depression may be numerous, and physical health has also been li...

    Authors: Bich Na Jang, Hyeon Ji Lee, Jae Hong Joo, Eun-Cheol Park and Sung-In Jang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:238

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  34. People with severe mental disorders (SMD) experience premature mortality mostly from preventable physical causes. The World Health Organization (WHO) have recently produced guidelines on the management of phys...

    Authors: Jayati Das-Munshi, Maya Semrau, Corrado Barbui, Neerja Chowdhary, Petra C. Gronholm, Kavitha Kolappa, Dzmitry Krupchanka, Tarun Dua and Graham Thornicroft

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:237

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  35. Collaborative interprofessional practices are essential in caring for people with complex mental health problems. Despite the difficulties of demonstrating positive impacts of interprofessional education (IPE)...

    Authors: Michael Marcussen, Birgitte Nørgaard, Karen Borgnakke and Sidse Arnfred

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:236

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  36. The implementation of evidence-based interventions for borderline personality disorder in community settings is important given that individuals with this diagnosis are often extensive users of both inpatient ...

    Authors: Daniel Flynn, Mary Joyce, Conall Gillespie, Mary Kells, Michaela Swales, Ailbhe Spillane, Justina Hurley, Aoife Hayes, Edel Gallagher, Ella Arensman and Mareike Weihrauch

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:235

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  37. Self-harm, whether attributed to suicidal or non-suicidal motives, is associated with several poor outcomes in young people, including eventual suicide. Much of our understanding of self-harm in young people i...

    Authors: Emmanuel N-B Quarshie, Mitch G. Waterman and Allan O. House

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:234

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  38. Maternal depression may be chronic and recurrent, with negative effects both on the health of mothers and children. Many studies have shown trajectories of postnatal depressive symptoms but few studies in low-...

    Authors: Nadège Jacques, Marilia Arndt Mesenburg, Alicia Matijasevich, Marlos Rodrigues Domingues, Andréa Dâmaso Bertoldi, Alan Stein and Mariangela Freitas Silveira

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:233

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  39. Treatment resistant depression (TRD) is common among patients with depression, and is associated with clinical and functional disability. However, the risk and risk factors for being granted disability pension...

    Authors: Heidi Taipale, Johan Reutfors, Antti Tanskanen, Lena Brandt, Jari Tiihonen, Allitia DiBernardo, Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz and Philip Brenner

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:232

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  40. Housemaids are part of women with low socioeconomic status and most of them are migrant from rural to central part of Ethiopia, less educated, either with poor, separated, single or divorced family and/or dead...

    Authors: Alem K. Ejigu, Zahra R. Seraj, Mahlet W. Gebrelibanos, Tolesa F. Jilcha and Yodit H. Bezabih

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:231

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  41. The risk and recovery paradigms are the dominant frameworks informing forensic mental health services and have been the focus of increasing research interest. Despite this, there are significant gaps in our un...

    Authors: Alexander I. F. Simpson, Irene Boldt, Stephanie Penney, Roland Jones, Sean Kidd, Arash Nakhost and Treena Wilkie

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:230

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  42. Socioeconomic inequality in mental health in Iran is poorly understood. This study aimed to assess socioeconomic inequality in poor mental health among Iranian adults.

    Authors: Farid Najafi, Yahya Pasdar, Behzad Karami Matin, Satar Rezaei, Ali Kazemi Karyani, Shahin Soltani, Moslem Soofi, Shahab Rezaeian, Alireza Zangeneh, Mehdi Moradinazar, Behrooz Hamzeh, Zahra Jorjoran Shushtari, Mansour sajjadipour, Saeid Eslami, Maryam khosrojerdi, Sahar Shabestari…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:229

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  43. VGF (nonacronymic) is a neuropeptide that plays an important role in the pathogenesis of major depressive disorder (MDD). However, no studies have yet investigated VGF levels in patients with MDD who are at ri...

    Authors: Xingxing Li, Huifei Ge, Dongsheng Zhou, Xiangping Wu, Gangqiao Qi, Zan Chen, Chang Yu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Haihang Yu and Chuang Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:225

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  44. The study examines the psychometric properties of the French version of the McLean Screening Instrument for Borderline Personality Disorder (MSI-BPD) created by M. Zanarini to screen borderline personality dis...

    Authors: Bojan Mirkovic, Mario Speranza, Lionel Cailhol, Julien-Daniel Guelfi, Fernando Perez-Diaz, Maurice Corcos, Marion Robin and Alexandra Pham-Scottez

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:222

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  45. The System Usability Scale (SUS) is used to measure usability of internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT). However, whether the SUS is a valid instrument to measure usability in this context is uncl...

    Authors: Mayke Mol, Anneke van Schaik, Els Dozeman, Jeroen Ruwaard, Christiaan Vis, David D. Ebert, Anne Etzelmueller, Kim Mathiasen, Bárbara Moles, Teresa Mora, Claus D. Pedersen, Mette Maria Skjøth, Luisa Peleteiro Pensado, Jordi Piera-Jimenez, Didem Gokcay, Burçin Ünlü Ince…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:218

    Content type: Research article

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