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  1. Study protocol

    Facing unemployment: study protocol for the implementation and evaluation of a community-based intervention for psychological well-being promotion

    Economic crises and unemployment have profound impact on mental health and well-being. Main goal of the Healthy Employment (HE) project is to enhance intersectoral actions promoting mental health among unemplo...

    Ana Virgolino, Maria João Heitor, Joana Carreiras, Elisa Lopes, Simon Øverland, Steffen Torp, Dora Guðmundsdóttir, José Pereira Miguel, M. Fátima Reis and Osvaldo Santos

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:261

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  2. 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

  3. Research article

    Assessment of eating disorders with the diabetes eating problems survey – revised (DEPS-R) in a representative sample of insulin-treated diabetic patients: a validation study in Italy

    The purpose of the study was to evaluate in a sample of insulin-treated diabetic patients, with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, the psychometric characteristics of the Italian version of the DEPS-R scale, a diabete...

    Federica Pinna, Enrica Diana, Lucia Sanna, Valeria Deiana, Mirko Manchia, Eraldo Nicotra, Andrea Fiorillo, Umberto Albert, Alessandra Nivoli, Umberto Volpe, Anna Rita Atti, Silvia Ferrari, Federica Medda, Maria Gloria Atzeni, Daniela Manca, Elisa Mascia…

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:262

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  4. 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

  5. Research article

    Characteristics of cardio-Cerebrovascular modulation in patients with generalized anxiety disorder: an observational study

    Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) has been shown in previous studies to display abnormal cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV); however, the characteristics of cardio-cerebrovascular modulation are unknown. We ...

    Zhen-Ni Guo, Liangshu Feng, Xiuli Yan, Le Yang, Shuo Huang, Yingqi Xing and Yi Yang

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:259

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  6. Research article

    The effects of acute and elective cardiac surgery on the anxiety traits of patients with Marfan syndrome

    Marfan syndrome is a genetic disease, presenting with dysfunction of connective tissues leading to lesions in the cardiovascular and skeletal muscle system. Within these symptoms, the most typical is weakness ...

    Kálmán Benke, Bence Ágg, Miklós Pólos, Alex Ali Sayour, Tamás Radovits, Elektra Bartha, Péter Nagy, Balázs Rákóczi, Ákos Koller, Viola Szokolai, Julianna Hedberg, Béla Merkely, Zsolt B. Nagy and Zoltán Szabolcs

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:253

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  7. Study protocol

    Effect of prenatal exposure to maternal cortisol and psychological distress on infant development in Bengaluru, southern India: a prospective cohort study

    The mental health status of a pregnant woman and its consequent impact on foetal well being is not given much importance compared to the risk imposed by obstetric complications and medical conditions. Maternal...

    Anita Nath, Gudlavalleti Venkata Satyanarayana Murthy, Giridhara R. Babu and Gian Carlo Di Renzo

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:255

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  8. Research article

    Crisis resolution and home treatment: stakeholders’ views on critical ingredients and implementation in England

    Crisis resolution teams (CRTs) can provide effective home-based treatment for acute mental health crises, although critical ingredients of the model have not been clearly identified, and implementation has bee...

    Nicola Morant, Brynmor Lloyd-Evans, Danielle Lamb, Kate Fullarton, Eleanor Brown, Beth Paterson, Hannah Istead, Kathleen Kelly, David Hindle, Sarah Fahmy, Claire Henderson, Oliver Mason and Sonia Johnson

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:254

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  9. Research article

    Missed diagnoses in African Americans with obsessive-compulsive disorder: the structured clinical interview for DSM-IV Axis I disorders (SCID-I)

    Research on the utility of structured interviews in assessing OCD is scarce, and even more so, in its use for OCD in African Americans. The purpose of this study was to examine the utility of the Structured Cl...

    Gregory S. Chasson, Monnica T. Williams, Darlene M. Davis and Jessica Y. Combs

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:258

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  10. Research article

    Identifying classes of persons with mild intellectual disability or borderline intellectual functioning: a latent class analysis

    Persons with mild intellectual disability or borderline intellectual functioning are often studied as a single group with similar characteristics. However, there are indications that differences exist within t...

    Peter J. G. Nouwens, Rosanne Lucas, Nienke B. M. Smulders, Petri J. C. M. Embregts and Chijs van Nieuwenhuizen

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:257

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  11. Research article

    Trends in treatment with antipsychotic medication in relation to national directives, in people with dementia – a review of the Swedish context

    The aim of this study was to explore trends in treatment with antipsychotic medication in Swedish dementia care in nursing homes as reported in the most recent empirical studies on the topic, and to relate the...

    Staffan Karlsson, Ingalill Rahm Hallberg, Patrik Midlöv and Cecilia Fagerström

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:251

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  12. Research article

    Efficacy of prospective pharmacogenetic testing in the treatment of major depressive disorder: results of a randomized, double-blind clinical trial

    A 12-week, double-blind, parallel, multi-center randomized controlled trial in 316 adult patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of pharmacogenetic (PGx) testi...

    Víctor Pérez, Ariana Salavert, Jordi Espadaler, Miquel Tuson, Jerónimo Saiz-Ruiz, Cristina Sáez-Navarro, Julio Bobes, Enrique Baca-García, Eduard Vieta, José M. Olivares, Roberto Rodriguez-Jimenez, José M. Villagrán, Josep Gascón, Josep Cañete-Crespillo, Montse Solé, Pilar A. Saiz…

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:250

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  13. Research article

    Association of schizophrenia onset age and white matter integrity with treatment effect of D-cycloserine: a randomized placebo-controlled double-blind crossover study

    It has been reported that drugs which promote the N-Methyl-D-aspartate-type glutamate receptor function by stimulating the glycine modulatory site in the receptor improve negative symptoms and cognitive dysfuncti...

    Kazuo Takiguchi, Akihito Uezato, Michio Itasaka, Hidenori Atsuta, Kenji Narushima, Naoki Yamamoto, Akeo Kurumaji, Makoto Tomita, Kazunari Oshima, Kosaku Shoda, Mai Tamaru, Masahito Nakataki, Mitsutoshi Okazaki, Sayuri Ishiwata, Yasuyoshi Ishiwata, Masato Yasuhara…

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:249

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  14. Research article

    Somatoform dissociation and posttraumatic stress syndrome – two sides of the same medal? A comparison of symptom profiles, trauma history and altered affect regulation between patients with functional neurological symptoms and patients with PTSD

    History of traumatic experience is common in dissociative disorder (DD), and similarity of symptoms and characteristics between DD and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) encouraged to consider DD as trauma-r...

    Johanna Kienle, Brigitte Rockstroh, Martin Bohus, Johanna Fiess, Silke Huffziger and Astrid Steffen-Klatt

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:248

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  15. Research article

    A prospective, quantitative study of mental health act assessments in England following the 2007 amendments to the 1983 act: did the changes fulfill their promise?

    In 2008, the Mental Health Act (MHA) 2007 amendments to the MHA 1983 were implemented in England and Wales. The amendments were intended to remove perceived obstacles to the detention of high risk patients wit...

    Swaran P. Singh, Moli Paul, Helen Parsons, Tom Burns, Peter Tyrer, Seena Fazel, Shoumitro Deb, Zoebia Islam, Jorun Rugkåsa, Ruchika Gajwani, Lavanya Thana and Michael J. Crawford

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:246

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  16. Research article

    Validation of the short Arabic UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale

    Impulsivity is involved in numerous psychiatric and addictive disorders, as well as in risky behaviors. The UPPS-P scale highlights five complementary impulsivity constructs (i.e., positive urgency, negative u...

    Ghada Bteich, Djamal Berbiche and Yasser Khazaal

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:244

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  17. 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

  18. Case report

    Antipsychotic-associated psoriatic rash – a case report

    Antipsychotics are a heterogeneous group of drugs. Although, antipsychotics have been used for years, unexpected side effects may still occur. With this case report we focus on a possible association between p...

    Camelia-Eugenia Bujor, Torkel Vang, Jimmi Nielsen and Ole Schjerning

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:242

    Published on: 4 July 2017

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