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  1. 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

  2. Research article

    Suicidal ideation and its correlates among high school students in Iran: a cross-sectional study

    Globally, the second leading cause of death among adolescents is suicide and in middle-income countries adolescents’ suicidal ideation is a neglected public health area. The present study was conducted to dete...

    Reza Ziaei, Eija Viitasara, Joaquim Soares, Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazarghani, Saeed Dastgiri, Ali Hossein Zeinalzadeh, Farhad Bahadori and Reza Mohammadi

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:147

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  3. 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

  4. Study protocol

    Movement cognition and narration of the emotions treatment versus standard speech therapy in the treatment of children with borderline intellectual functioning: a randomized controlled trial

    Borderline intellectual functioning (BIF) is defined as a “health meta-condition… characterized by various cognitive dysfunctions associated with an intellectual quotient (IQ) between 71 and 85 which determine...

    V Blasi, G Baglio, F Baglio, MP Canevini and M Zanette

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:146

    Published on: 20 April 2017

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    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

    Clinical, hemispheric, and autonomic changes associated with use of closed-loop, allostatic neurotechnology by a case series of individuals with self-reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress

    The objective of this pilot study was to explore the use of a closed-loop, allostatic, acoustic stimulation neurotechnology for individuals with self-reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress, as a potential ...

    Charles H. Tegeler, Jared F. Cook, Catherine L. Tegeler, Joshua R. Hirsch, Hossam A. Shaltout, Sean L. Simpson, Brian C. Fidali, Lee Gerdes and Sung W. Lee

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:141

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  7. Research article

    Antipsychotic prescribing for vulnerable populations: a clinical audit at an acute Australian mental health unit at two-time points

    Antipsychotics are recognised as a critical intervention for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Guidelines globally endorse the routine practice of antipsychotic monotherapy, at the minimum effective dose. Ev...

    Sara S McMillan, Sara Jacobs, Louise Wilson, Theo Theodoros, Gail Robinson, Claire Anderson, Gabor Mihala and Amanda J Wheeler

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:139

    Published on: 13 April 2017

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    Understanding experiences of and preferences for service user and carer involvement in physical health care discussions within mental health care planning

    People with severe mental illness suffer more physical comorbidity than the general population, which can require a tailored approach to physical health care discussions within mental health care planning. Alt...

    Nicola Small, Helen Brooks, Andrew Grundy, Rebecca Pedley, Chris Gibbons, Karina Lovell and Penny Bee

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:138

    Published on: 13 April 2017

  9. Research article

    Deficits of perceived spatial separation induced prepulse inhibition in patients with schizophrenia: relationships to symptoms and neurocognition

    Prepulse inhibition (PPI) and attention were impaired, which may cause psychotic symptoms and (or) hinder the cognitive functions in schizophrenia. However, due to the measurement methods of PPI, findings abou...

    Ning-Bo Yang, Qing Tian, Yu Fan, Qi-Jing Bo, Liang Zhang, Liang Li and Chuan-Yue Wang

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:135

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  10. Research article

    A qualitative study to explore views of patients’, carers’ and mental health professionals’ to inform cultural adaptation of CBT for psychosis (CBTp) in China

    The evidence for effectiveness of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is robust and the national organizations in the United Kingdom and the United States recommend its use. It is not utilized to its full potent...

    Weihui Li, Li Zhang, Xuerong Luo, Bangshan Liu, Zhipeng Liu, Fang Lin, Zhiling Liu, Yuhuan Xie, Melissa Hudson, Shanaya Rathod, David Kingdon, Nusrat Husain, Xudong Liu, Muhammad Ayub and Farooq Naeem

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:131

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  11. Study protocol

    Cognitive-behavioral treatment with behavioral activation for smokers with depressive symptomatology: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial

    Smoking is an important risk factor for mental health-related problems. Numerous studies have supported a bi-directional association between cigarette smoking and depression. Despite the advances in understand...

    Elisardo Becoña, Carmela Martínez-Vispo, Carmen Senra, Ana López-Durán, Rubén Rodríguez-Cano and Elena Fernández del Río

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:134

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  12. Study protocol

    Rationale and design of the PLACID study: a randomised trial comparing the efficacy and safety of inhaled loxapine versus IM aripiprazole in acutely agitated patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder

    The management of acute agitation manifesting in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder requires swift pharmacological intervention to provide rapid symptomatic relief and prevent escalation to aggres...

    L. San, G. Estrada, N. Oudovenko and E. Vieta

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:126

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  13. 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

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