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

    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

  2. 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

  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. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Study protocol

    Protocol for the ENCODE trial: evaluating a novel online depression intervention for persons with epilepsy

    Depression is common among persons with epilepsy (PwE), affecting roughly one in three individuals, and its presence is associated with personal suffering, impaired quality of life, and worse prognosis. Despit...

    Björn Meyer, Mario Weiss, Martin Holtkamp, Stephan Arnold, Katja Brückner, Johanna Schröder, Franziska Scheibe and Yvonne Nestoriuc

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:55

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  11. Research article

    Assessing the validity of the ICECAP-A capability measure for adults with depression

    Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness are increasingly important considerations in determining which mental health services are funded. Questions have been raised concerning the validity of generic health statu...

    Paul Mark Mitchell, Hareth Al-Janabi, Sarah Byford, Willem Kuyken, Jeff Richardson, Angelo Iezzi and Joanna Coast

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:46

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  12. Research article

    Postnatal depression screening in a paediatric primary care setting in Italy

    Postnatal depression is a non-psychotic depressive disorder that begins within 4 weeks of childbirth and occurs in 13% of mothers and 10% of fathers.

    Antonio Clavenna, Elena Seletti, Massimo Cartabia, Anna Didoni, Filomena Fortinguerra, Teresa Sciascia, Luca Brivio, Daniela Malnis and Maurizio Bonati

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:42

    Published on: 25 January 2017

  13. Research article

    Respondents’ report of a clinician-diagnosed depression in health surveys: comparison with DSM-IV mental disorders in the general adult population in Germany

    Respondents’ report of a previously diagnosed depression by a health professional is frequently used to estimate depression prevalence. This study contributes to a better understanding of survey results based ...

    Ulrike E. Maske, Ulfert Hapke, Steffi G. Riedel-Heller, Markus A. Busch and Ronald C. Kessler

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:39

    Published on: 23 January 2017

  14. Study protocol

    Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a guided Internet- and mobile-based intervention for the indicated prevention of major depression in patients with chronic back pain—study protocol of the PROD-BP multicenter pragmatic RCT

    Reducing the disease burden of major depressive disorder (MDD) is of major public health relevance. The prevention of depression is regarded as one possible approach to reach this goal. People with multiple ri...

    L. Sander, S. Paganini, J. Lin, S. Schlicker, D. D. Ebert, C. Buntrock and H. Baumeister

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:36

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  15. Research article

    More than eight in every nineteen inmates were living with depression at prisons of Northwest Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia, a cross sectional study design

    Mental health is the greatest challenges for the current and future generations. Worldwide, out of the 66 million people suffering from depression; majority (85%) were from low and middle income countries. The...

    Teresa Kisi Beyen, Abel Fikadu Dadi, Berihun Assefa Dachew, Niguse Yigzaw Muluneh and Telake Azale Bisetegn

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:31

    Published on: 19 January 2017

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