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"Smartphone addiction" in children and young people

One in four children and young people show problematic smartphone use and this is associated with poorer mental health, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis. Read the article here

Clinical and parenting outcomes of women admitted to a mother-baby unit

A study has examined the trajectories of clinical and parenting outcomes following admission to a mother-baby unit and highlights the need to support women in the longer term after discharge.

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Announcing the launch of In Review

BMC Psychiatry, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 


  1. Authors: Stefan Priebe, Álvaro Arenas Borrero, Victoria Bird, Alma Džubur Kulenoviĉ, Domenico Giacco, Carlos Gómez Restrepo, Fahmy Hanna, Sandrasagary Jayacodi, Seggane Musisi, Craig Morgan, Noeline Nakasujja, Alina Sabitova, Stephen Sandford, Nelson Sewankambo and José Miguel Uribe Restrepo

    Content type: Research article

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BMC Psychiatry is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of psychiatric disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.

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