Mood disorders

Section edited by Florian Seem ü ller

This section is dedicated to covering all aspects of a wide range of mood disorders. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, biological psychiatry, depression, psychoneuroendocrinology, bipolar disorders, antidepressants, psychopharmacology, neuroimaging, transcranial/cortical stimulation, electroencephalography and co-morbid conditions associated with mood disorders.

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  1. Research article

    Does the number of previous mood episodes moderate the relationship between alcohol use, smoking and mood in bipolar outpatients?

    Evidence suggests that alcohol use and smoking are negatively associated with mood in bipolar disorders (BD). It is unknown if this relationship is moderated by the number of previous mood episodes. Therefore,...

    Wendela G. ter Meulen, Jan van Zaane, Stasja Draisma, Aartjan T.F. Beekman and Ralph W. Kupka

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:185

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  2. Research article

    Blood homocysteine concentration and mood disorders with mixed features among patients with alcohol use disorder

    Blood homocysteine concentration (BHC) is higher in patients with alcohol use disorder (AUD). Previous studies have found a relationship between depressive symptoms severity and BHC in AUD patients and recentl...

    Francesco Oliva, Maurizio Coppola, Raffaella Mondola, Daniele Ascheri, Francesco Cuniberti, Gabriele Nibbio and Rocco Luigi Picci

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:181

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  3. Research article

    Leukocyte telomere length and depression, anxiety and stress and adjustment disorders in primary health care patients

    The primary aim was to examine possible differences in telomere length between primary health care patients, with depression, anxiety or stress and adjustment disorders, and healthy controls. The second aim wa...

    Xiao Wang, Kristina Sundquist, Anna Hedelius, Karolina Palmér, Ashfaque A. Memon and Jan Sundquist

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:148

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  4. Study protocol

    Efficacy of a Transdiagnostic internet-based treatment for emotional disorders with a specific component to address positive affect: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    Emotional disorders (ED) are among the most prevalent mental disorders. However, less than 50% of people suffering from ED receive the appropriate treatment. This situation has led to the development of new in...

    Amanda Díaz-García, Alberto González-Robles, Javier Fernández-Álvarez, Azucena García-Palacios, Rosa María Baños and Cristina Botella

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:145

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  5. Study protocol

    Rationale and methods of the iFightDepression study: A double-blind, randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of an internet-based self-management tool for moderate to mild depression

    During the last decade online interventions have emerged as a promising approach for patients with mild/moderate depressive symptoms, reaching at large populations and representing cost-effective alternatives....

    Azucena Justicia, Matilde Elices, Ana Isabel Cebria, Diego J. Palao, Jesús Gorosabel, Dolors Puigdemont, Javier de Diego-Adeliño, Andrea Gabilondo, Alvaro Iruin, Ulrich Hegerl and Víctor Pérez

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:143

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  6. Research article

    Depressive symptoms among survivors of Ebola virus disease in Conakry (Guinea): preliminary results of the PostEboGui cohort

    The 2013–2016 West African Ebola outbreak infected 28,616 people and caused 11,310 deaths by 11 May 2016, across six countries. The outbreak has also resulted in the largest number of EVD survivors in history—...

    Mamady Mory Keita, Bernard Taverne, Sékou Sy Savané, Laura March, Morifodé Doukoure, Mamadou Saliou Sow, Abdoulaye Touré, Jean François Etard, Moumié Barry and Eric Delaporte

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:127

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  7. Research article

    What’s wrong with John? a randomised controlled trial of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training with nursing students

    The prevalence of mental health problems have been found to be higher among university students compared to their non-student peers. Nursing students in particular face a range of additional stressors which ma...

    Sharyn Burns, Gemma Crawford, Jonathan Hallett, Kristen Hunt, Hui Jun Chih and P.J. Matt Tilley

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:111

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Research article

    Early life adversity is associated with a smaller hippocampus in male but not female depressed in-patients: a case–control study

    Three studies assessed the association of early life adversity (ELA) and hippocampal volumes in depressed patients, of which one was negative and the two others did not control for several potential confoundin...

    Romain Colle, Tomoyuki Segawa, Marie Chupin, Minh Ngoc Thien Kim Tran Dong, Patrick Hardy, Bruno Falissard, Olivier Colliot, Denis Ducreux and Emmanuelle Corruble

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:71

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  13. Review

    Antidepressant prescribing in the precision medicine era: a prescriber’s primer on pharmacogenetic tools

    About half of people who take antidepressants do not respond and many experience adverse effects. These detrimental outcomes are in part a result of the impact of an individual’s genetic profile on pharmacokin...

    Chad A. Bousman, Malcolm Forbes, Mahesh Jayaram, Harris Eyre, Charles F. Reynolds, Michael Berk, Malcolm Hopwood and Chee Ng

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:60

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  14. Research article

    Depression in Sardinian immigrants in Argentina and residents in Sardinia at the time of the Argentinian default (2001) and the Great Recession in Italy (2015)

    The aim of this study is to measure in two samples of Sardinian immigrants in Buenos Aires and representatives of the population in Sardinia the prevalence of depressive symptoms at the time of an economic cri...

    Mauro Giovanni Carta, Michela Atzeni, Silvia D’Oca, Alessandra Perra, Ernesto D’Aloja, Maria Veronica Brasesco, Maria Francesca Moro, Luigi Minerba, Federica Sancassiani, Daniela Moro, Gustavo Mausel and Dinesh Bhugra

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:59

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  15. Research article

    Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors versus placebo in patients with major depressive disorder. A systematic review with meta-analysis and Trial Sequential Analysis

    The evidence on selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for major depressive disorder is unclear.

    Janus Christian Jakobsen, Kiran Kumar Katakam, Anne Schou, Signe Gade Hellmuth, Sandra Elkjær Stallknecht, Katja Leth-Møller, Maria Iversen, Marianne Bjørnø Banke, Iggiannguaq Juhl Petersen, Sarah Louise Klingenberg, Jesper Krogh, Sebastian Elgaard Ebert, Anne Timm, Jane Lindschou and Christian Gluud

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:58

    Published on: 8 February 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:162

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