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  1. 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

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    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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Research article

    Influence of socioeconomic status on antipsychotic prescriptions among youth in France

    Recent studies analysing the trends in antipsychotic (AP) prescriptions for children and adolescents have raised concerns regarding the influence of socioeconomic status. Previous findings have also shown vari...

    Olivier Bonnot, Mélanie Dufresne, Paula Herrera, Emmanuelle Michaud, Jacques Pivette, Anicet Chaslerie, Anne Sauvaget and Caroline Vigneau

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:82

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  6. Research article

    Mother-to-mother therapy in India and Pakistan: adaptation and feasibility evaluation of the peer-delivered Thinking Healthy Programme

    Perinatal depression is highly prevalent in South Asia. Although effective and culturally feasible interventions exist, a key bottleneck for scaled-up delivery is lack of trained human resource. The aim of thi...

    Najia Atif, Revathi N. Krishna, Siham Sikander, Anisha Lazarus, Anum Nisar, Ikhlaq Ahmad, Roopa Raman, Daniela C. Fuhr, Vikram Patel and Atif Rahman

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:79

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  7. Research article

    Low intensity interventions for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): a qualitative study of mental health practitioner experiences

    Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a debilitating mental health disorder that can substantially impact upon quality of life and everyday functioning. Guidelines recommend pharmacological and psychological ...

    Judith Gellatly, Rebecca Pedley, Christine Molloy, Jennifer Butler, Karina Lovell and Penny Bee

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:77

    Published on: 22 February 2017

  8. Research article

    Orthorexia and anorexia nervosa: two distinct phenomena? A cross-cultural comparison of orthorexic behaviours in clinical and non-clinical samples

    Orthorexia nervosa (ON) is defined as pathological healthful eating. The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is any difference in orthorexic behaviours between clinical and non-clinical groups, ...

    C. Gramaglia, A. Brytek-Matera, R. Rogoza and P. Zeppegno

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:75

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  9. Research article

    The mental health status of refugees and asylum seekers attending a refugee health clinic including comparisons with a matched sample of Australian-born residents

    The aim of this study was to survey refugees and asylum-seekers attending a Refugee Health Service in Melbourne, Australia to estimate the prevalence of psychiatric disorders based on screening measures and wi...

    Frances Shawyer, Joanne C. Enticott, Andrew A. Block, I-Hao Cheng and Graham N. Meadows

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:76

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  10. Research article

    Patient experiences questionnaire for interdisciplinary treatment for substance dependence (PEQ-ITSD): reliability and validity following a national survey in Norway

    Patient experiences are an important aspect of health care quality, but there is a lack of validated instruments for their measurement in the substance dependence literature. A new questionnaire to measure inp...

    Mona Haugum, Hilde Hestad Iversen, Oyvind Bjertnaes and Anne Karin Lindahl

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:73

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  11. Research article

    Relevance of a subjective quality of life questionnaire for long-term homeless persons with schizophrenia

    Increasing numbers of programs are addressing the specific needs of homeless people with schizophrenia in terms of access to housing, healthcare, basic human rights and other domains. Although quality of life ...

    V. Girard, A. Tinland, J. P. Bonin, F. Olive, J. Poule, C. Lancon, T. Apostolidis, M. Rowe, T. Greacen and M. C. Simeoni

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:72

    Published on: 17 February 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. Research article

    Taking care of oneself by regaining control - a key to continue living four to five decades after a suicide attempt in severe depression

    Depression is a strong risk factor for suicide and suicide attempt. Several studies have examined the pathway to suicide attempt, but few studies have considered aspects important for overcoming being suicidal...

    Lisa Crona, Margaretha Stenmarker, Agneta Öjehagen, Ulrika Hallberg and Louise Brådvik

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:69

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  14. Research article

    Qualitative process evaluation of a psycho-educational intervention targeted at people diagnosed with schizophrenia and their primary caregivers in Jordan

    Schizophrenia is a serious form of mental illness that often requires long term care. Empirical findings indicate that combining a psycho-educational intervention (PEI) with neuroleptic medication to treat sch...

    Abd Al-HadiHasan, Patrick Callaghan and Joanne S. Lymn

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:68

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  15. Research article

    Assessing the burden of treatment-emergent adverse events associated with atypical antipsychotic medications

    Treatment of schizophrenia and major depressive disorder (MDD) with atypical antipsychotics (AAPs) show improved efficacy and reduced side effect burden compared with older antipsychotic medications. However, ...

    Pierre-Michel Llorca, Christophe Lançon, Ann Hartry, T. Michelle Brown, Dana B. DiBenedetti, Siddhesh A. Kamat and Clément François

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:67

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  16. Research article

    Register-based study of the incidence, comorbidities and demographics of obsessive-compulsive disorder in specialist healthcare

    Incidence of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has been suspected to increase but nationwide epidemiological studies are limited. This study aims to examine sex-specific incidence time trends and characteriz...

    Hanna Rintala, Roshan Chudal, Sami Leppämäki, Susanna Leivonen, Susanna Hinkka-Yli-Salomäki and Andre Sourander

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:64

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  17. Research article

    Using video-annotation software to identify interactions in group therapies for schizophrenia: assessing reliability and associations with outcomes

    Research has shown that interactions in group therapies for people with schizophrenia are associated with a reduction in negative symptoms. However, it is unclear which specific interactions in groups are link...

    Stavros Orfanos, Syeda Ferhana Akther, Muhammad Abdul-Basit, Rosemarie McCabe and Stefan Priebe

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:65

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  18. Research article

    Study of user experience of an objective test (QbTest) to aid ADHD assessment and medication management: a multi-methods approach

    The diagnosis and monitoring of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) typically relies on subjective reports and observations. Objective continuous performance tests (CPTs) have been incorporated int...

    Charlotte L. Hall, Althea Z. Valentine, Gemma M. Walker, Harriet M. Ball, Heather Cogger, David Daley, Madeleine J. Groom, Kapil Sayal and Chris Hollis

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:66

    Published on: 10 February 2017

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