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  1. Research article

    Rumination mediates the relationship between overgeneral autobiographical memory and depression in patients with major depressive disorder

    Overgeneral autobiographical memory has been identified as a risk factor for the onset and maintenance of depression. However, little is known about the underlying mechanisms that might explain overgeneral aut...

    Yansong Liu, Xinnian Yu, Bixiu Yang, Fuquan Zhang, Wenhua Zou, Aiguo Na, Xudong Zhao and Guangzhong Yin

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:103

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  2. Research article

    Severe war-related trauma and personality pathology: a case-control study

    Exposure to war-related trauma has long been recognised to have an adverse effect on mental health. We attempted to investigate whether people who have clinically significant personality-related problems 15 ye...

    Jasna Munjiza, Dolores Britvic, Maja Radman and Mike J. Crawford

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:100

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  3. Research article

    Sociodemographic and delivery risk factors for developing postpartum depression in a sample of 3233 mothers from the Czech ELSPAC study

    In the postpartum period, certain groups of women are at a higher risk for developing depressive episodes. Several studies have described risk factors for developing postpartum depression (PPD). However, these...

    Adam Fiala, Jan Švancara, Jana Klánová and Tomáš Kašpárek

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:104

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  4. Study protocol

    Design of the Lifestyle Interventions for severe mentally ill Outpatients in the Netherlands (LION) trial; a cluster randomised controlled study of a multidimensional web tool intervention to improve cardiometabolic health in patients with severe mental illness

    The cardiometabolic health of persons with a severe mental illness (SMI) is alarming with obesity rates of 45-55% and diabetes type 2 rates of 10-15%. Unhealthy lifestyle behaviours play a large role in this. ...

    Anne Looijmans, Frederike Jörg, Richard Bruggeman, Robert Schoevers and Eva Corpeleijn

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:107

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  5. Research article

    Sleep quality, internet addiction and depressive symptoms among undergraduate students in Nepal

    Evidence on the burden of depression, internet addiction and poor sleep quality in undergraduate students from Nepal is virtually non-existent. While the interaction between sleep quality, internet addiction a...

    Parash Mani Bhandari, Dipika Neupane, Shristi Rijal, Kiran Thapa, Shiva Raj Mishra and Amod Kumar Poudyal

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:106

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  6. Research article

    Brain structure differences among male schizophrenic patients with history of serious violent acts: an MRI voxel-based morphometric study

    The biological underpinnings of serious violent behaviors in patients with schizophrenia remain unclear. The aim of this study was to identify the characteristics of brain morphometry in patients with schizoph...

    Noriomi Kuroki, Hiroko Kashiwagi, Miho Ota, Masanori Ishikawa, Hiroshi Kunugi, Noriko Sato, Naotsugu Hirabayashi and Toshio Ota

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:105

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  7. Research article

    Possible factors influencing the duration of hospital stay in patients with psychiatric disorders attempting suicide by jumping

    Patients with psychiatric disorders have a high rate of suicide. The present study investigated factors influencing hospital stays for Japanese patients with psychiatric disorders attempting suicide by jumping.

    Tsubasa Omi, Hiroshi Ito, Keisen Riku, Koji Kanai, Hiromune Takada, Satoshi Fujimi, Hidenori Matsunaga and Kazutaka Ohi

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:99

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  8. Research article

    Effect of telephone follow-up on repeated suicide attempt in patients discharged from an emergency psychiatry department: a controlled study

    Attempted suicide is a major public health problem, and the efficacies of current postvention protocols vary. We evaluated the effectiveness of telephone follow-up of patients referred to an emergency psychiat...

    Sophie Exbrayat, Clotilde Coudrot, Xavier Gourdon, Aurélia Gay, Jessica Sevos, Jacques Pellet, Béatrice Trombert-Paviot and Catherine Massoubre

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:96

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  9. Research article

    Loneliness in the general population: prevalence, determinants and relations to mental health

    While loneliness has been regarded as a risk to mental and physical health, there is a lack of current community data covering a broad age range. This study used a large and representative German adult sample ...

    Manfred E. Beutel, Eva M. Klein, Elmar Brähler, Iris Reiner, Claus Jünger, Matthias Michal, Jörg Wiltink, Philipp S. Wild, Thomas Münzel, Karl J. Lackner and Ana N. Tibubos

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:97

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  10. Research article

    The mediational role of physical activity, social contact and stroke on the association between age, education, employment and dementia in an Asian older adult population

    Our study aimed to investigate the pathways by which socio-demographic factors, modifiable health and lifestyle risk factors influence each other, and subsequently, lead to dementia.

    Edimansyah Abdin, Siow Ann Chong, Chao Xu Peh, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Boon Yiang Chua, Swapna Verma, Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Saleha Shafie and Mythily Subramaniam

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:98

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  11. Study protocol

    Effectiveness of EMDR in patients with substance use disorder and comorbid PTSD: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based treatment for PTSD. However, it is unclear whether EMDR shows the same effectiveness in patients with substance use disorders (SUD) and...

    Ingo Schäfer, Laycen Chuey-Ferrer, Arne Hofmann, Peter Lieberman, Günter Mainusch and Annett Lotzin

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:95

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  12. Research article

    Enrichment activities in the medical school psychiatry programme – could this be a key to engaging medical students in psychiatry? A study from a high secure forensic psychiatric UK hospital

    The majority of research studies on medical student attitudes toward psychiatry focus on influencing factors and the medical school experience. This study evaluates the effectiveness of a one-day visit to a hi...

    Anna-Marie Mortlock, Ignazio Puzzo, Sophie Taylor, Veena Kumari, Susan Young, Samrat Sengupta and Mrigendra Das

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:83

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  13. Research article

    Transfer of manualized Short Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (STPP) for social anxiety disorder into clinical practice: results from a cluster-randomised controlled trial

    Despite growing evidence for manualized psychodynamic treatments, there is a lack of studies on their transfer to routine practice. This is the first study to examine the effects of an additional training in m...

    Jörg Wiltink, Christian Ruckes, Jürgen Hoyer, Falk Leichsenring, Peter Joraschky, Frank Leweke, Karin Pöhlmann and Manfred E. Beutel

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:92

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  14. Research article

    The quality of severe mental disorder diagnoses in a national health registry as compared to research diagnoses based on structured interview

    Utilization of diagnostic information from national patient registries rests on the quality of the registered diagnoses. We aimed to investigate the agreement and consistency of diagnoses of psychotic and bipo...

    Ragnar Nesvåg, Erik G. Jönsson, Inger Johanne Bakken, Gun Peggy Knudsen, Thomas D. Bjella, Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ingrid Melle and Ole A. Andreassen

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:93

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  15. Research article

    Violent victimization and health service utilization in a forensic psychiatric context: a comparison between offenders with mental disorders and matched controls

    Offenders with mental disorders constitute a particularly exposed group in society, with high rates of morbidity, mortality, and social deprivation. Often thought of primarily as perpetrators, these individual...

    Mats Persson, Henrik Belfrage and Marianne Kristiansson

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:91

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  16. Research article

    Prevalence of depression and its associated factors among primary caregivers of patients with severe mental illness in southwest, Ethiopia

    Depression is a serious mental illness that affects patients’ treatment outcome and caregiver’s day to day life. The prevalence of depression among caregivers of patients with severe mental illness is greater ...

    Habtamu Derajew, Daniel Tolessa, Garumma Tolu Feyissa, Fikir Addisu and Matiwos Soboka

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:88

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  17. Research article

    Changes in prevalence of psychotropic drug use and alcohol consumption among the elderly in Germany: results of two National Health Interview and Examination Surveys 1997-99 and 2008-11

    Psychotropic drug use and alcohol consumption among older adults need to be monitored over time as their use or combined use bears risks of harms. Representative data on changes in prevalence, patterns and co-...

    Ingrid-Katharina Wolf, Yong Du and Hildtraud Knopf

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:90

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  18. Research article

    Long term effects of smoking cessation in hospitalized schizophrenia patients

    The prevalence of smoking in patients with schizophrenia is higher than that in the general population and is an important medical issue. Short-term smoking cessation tends to worsen psychiatric symptoms in pa...

    Masatoshi Miyauchi, Ikuko Kishida, Akira Suda, Yohko Shiraishi, Mami Fujibayashi, Masataka Taguri, Chie Ishii, Norio Ishii, Toshio Moritani and Yoshio Hirayasu

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:87

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  19. Study protocol

    A digital intake approach in specialized mental health care: study protocol of a cluster randomised controlled trial

    Enhancing patient participation is becoming increasingly important in mental health care as patients use to have a dependent, inactive role and nonadherence to treatment is a regular problem. Research shows pr...

    Margot J. Metz, Iman Elfeddali, David G. H. Krol, Marjolein A. Veerbeek, Edwin de Beurs, Aartjan T. F. Beekman and Christina M. van der Feltz-Cornelis

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:86

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  20. Research article

    Effects of five-minute internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy and simplified emotion-focused mindfulness on depressive symptoms: a randomized controlled trial

    Notwithstanding a high expectation for internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) for reducing depressive symptoms, many of iCBT programs have limitations such as temporary effects and high drop-out ra...

    Remi Noguchi, Yoichi Sekizawa, Mirai So, Sosei Yamaguchi and Eiji Shimizu

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:85

    Published on: 4 March 2017

  21. Research article

    Seeking help in times of economic hardship: access, experiences of services and unmet need

    Economic recessions are often accompanied by increased levels of psychological distress and suicidal behaviour in affected populations. Little is known about the experiences of people seeking help for employme...

    M. C. Barnes, J. L. Donovan, C. Wilson, J. Chatwin, R. Davies, J. Potokar, N. Kapur, K. Hawton, R. O’Connor and D. Gunnell

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:84

    Published on: 3 March 2017

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