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

    Acculturation and other risk factors of depressive disorders in individuals with Turkish migration backgrounds

    Acculturation is a long-term, multi-dimensional process occurring when subjects of different cultures stay in continuous contact. Previous studies have suggested that elevated rates of depression among differe...

    Hanna Janssen-Kallenberg, Holger Schulz, Ulrike Kluge, Jens Strehle, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Uwe Wolfradt, Uwe Koch-Gromus, Andreas Heinz, Mike Mösko and Demet Dingoyan

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:264

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  2. Study protocol

    Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of telephone-based cognitive-behavioural therapy in primary care: study protocol of TIDe – telephone intervention for depression

    Despite the availability of evidence-based treatments for depression, a large proportion of patients remains untreated or adequate treatment is initiated with delay. This situation is particularly critical in ...

    Birgit Watzke, Elisa Haller, Maya Steinmann, Daniela Heddaeus, Martin Härter, Hans-Helmut König, Karl Wegscheider and Thomas Rosemann

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:263

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  3. Research article

    Minor depression in older, long-term unemployed people seeking vocational support

    Prevalence rates of minor and major depression vary from 0.7 to 6.8 (minor) and 3.8 to 10.9 (major) for the general population. Twenty-two percent of older, long-term unemployed people suffer from major depres...

    Sabrina Pfeil, Katrin Holtz, Kathrin-Andrea Kopf, Ulrich Hegerl and Christine Rummel-Kluge

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:243

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  4. Study protocol

    Behavioural activation by mental health nurses for late-life depression in primary care: a randomized controlled trial

    Depressive symptoms are common in older adults. The effectiveness of pharmacological treatments and the availability of psychological treatments in primary care are limited. A behavioural approach to depressio...

    Noortje Janssen, Marcus J.H. Huibers, Peter Lucassen, Richard Oude Voshaar, Harm van Marwijk, Judith Bosmans, Mirjam Pijnappels, Jan Spijker and Gert-Jan Hendriks

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:230

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  5. Study protocol

    Study protocol for a randomised pragmatic trial comparing the clinical and cost effectiveness of lithium and quetiapine augmentation in treatment resistant depression (the LQD study)

    Approximately 30–50% of patients with major depressive disorder can be classed as treatment resistant, widely defined as a failure to respond to two or more adequate trials of antidepressants in the current ep...

    L. Marwood, R. Taylor, K. Goldsmith, R. Romeo, R. Holland, A. Pickles, J. Hutchinson, D. Dietch, A. Cipriani, R. Nair, M.-J. Attenburrow, A. H. Young, J. Geddes, R. H. McAllister-Williams and A. J. Cleare

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:231

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  6. Research article

    Treatment patterns, healthcare resource utilization, and costs following first-line antidepressant treatment in major depressive disorder: a retrospective US claims database analysis

    Although the symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD) are often manageable with pharmacotherapy, response to first-line antidepressant treatment is often less than optimal. This study describes long-term tr...

    Geneviève Gauthier, Annie Guérin, Maryia Zhdanava, William Jacobson, George Nomikos, Elizabeth Merikle, Clément François and Vanessa Perez

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:222

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  7. Study protocol

    Blended care vs. usual care in the treatment of depressive symptoms and disorders in general practice [BLENDING]: study protocol of a non-inferiority randomized trial

    The majority of patients with depressive disorders are treated by general practitioners (GPs) and are prescribed antidepressant medication. Patients prefer psychological treatments but they are under-used, mai...

    Btissame Massoudi, Marco H. Blanker, Evelien van Valen, Hans Wouters, Claudi L. H. Bockting and Huibert Burger

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:218

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  8. Research article

    Prevalence and factors associated with depression among medical students in Cameroon: a cross-sectional study

    Depression is an important contributor to the global burden disease that affects people of communities all over the world. With high level of demands in academics and psychosocial pressure, medical students du...

    Stewart Ndutard Ngasa, Carlson-Babila Sama, Bonaventure Suiru Dzekem, Kilton Neba Nforchu, Maxime Tindong, Desmond Aroke and Christian Akem Dimala

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:216

    Published on: 9 June 2017

  9. Research article

    The comparative effectiveness and efficiency of cognitive behaviour therapy and generic counselling in the treatment of depression: evidence from the 2nd UK National Audit of psychological therapies

    Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is the front-line psychological intervention for step 3 within UK psychological therapy services. Counselling is recommended only when other interventions have failed and its ...

    Jo Pybis, David Saxon, Andy Hill and Michael Barkham

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:215

    Published on: 9 June 2017

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

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