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  1. The aim of the present study was to investigate the differences in ADHD symptomatology between healthy controls and children who underwent cardiac surgery at different ages.

    Authors: Nikoletta R. Czobor, Zsófia Ocsovszky, György Roth, Szabolcs Takács, Márta Csabai, Edgár Székely, János Gál, Andrea Székely and Barna Konkolÿ Thege

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:316

    Content type: Research

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  2. Peer support is being integrated within mental health services to further the development of a recovery approach. However, the most effective models and formats of intervention delivery are unknown. We conduct...

    Authors: Natasha Lyons, Chris Cooper and Brynmor Lloyd-Evans

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:315

    Content type: Research article

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  3. This survey attempts to measure at a national level, exposures to major traumas and the prevalence of common mental health disorders in a low-income dangerous country, highly affected by conflicts: Afghanistan.

    Authors: V. Kovess-Masfety, Katherine Keyes, Elie Karam, Ajmal Sabawoon and Bashir Ahmad Sarwari

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:314

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  4. Exercise efficaciously reduces disorder-specific symptoms of psychiatric disorders. The current study aimed to examine the efficacy of a group exercise intervention on global symptom severity and disorder-spec...

    Authors: Johanna-Marie Zeibig, Britta Seiffer, Gorden Sudeck, Inka Rösel, Martin Hautzinger and Sebastian Wolf

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:313

    Content type: Research

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  5. Caregiving in depression imposes a complex health and economic burden. Moreover, there is a paucity of studies examining the impact of caregiving for adult relatives with unipolar depression (CG-UD). This stud...

    Authors: B. L. Balkaran, D. H. Jaffe, D. Umuhire, B. Rive and R. U. Milz

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:312

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Digital tools such as Smartphones have the potential to increase access to mental health support including self-management interventions for individuals with psychosis, and ultimately to improve outcomes. Self...

    Authors: Thomas Steare, Maria Giorgalli, Katherine Free, Jasmine Harju-Seppänen, Syeda Akther, Michelle Eskinazi, Puffin O’Hanlon, Helen Rostill, Sarah Amani, Brynmor Lloyd-Evans, David Osborn and Sonia Johnson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:311

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  7. Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is associated with low self-esteem. The aim of this meta-analysis was to examine the strength of the cross-sectional relationship between BDD symptom severity and global self-est...

    Authors: Nora Kuck, Lara Cafitz, Paul-Christian Bürkner, Laura Hoppen, Sabine Wilhelm and Ulrike Buhlmann

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:310

    Content type: Research article

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  8. the rapid spread of COVID-19, its lethality in severe cases and the absence of specific medicine poses a huge threat to human life and health, as well as huge impact on the mental health. Facing this critical ...

    Authors: Mebratu Abraha Kebede, Dereje Bayissa Demissie, Dessalegn Kenay Guddu, Michael Temane Haile, Zebenay Workneh Bitew and Mahteme Bekele Muleta

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:308

    Content type: Research

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  9. The experience of psychosis and associated discrimination can be a barrier to forming and maintaining romantic relationships. Sexual health interventions within mental health services often focus on contracept...

    Authors: Rebecca White, Gillian Haddock, Filippo Varese and Maria Haarmans

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:307

    Content type: Research

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  10. The COVID-19 pandemic brings unprecedented uncertainty and stress. This study aimed to characterize general sleep status among Chinese residents during the early stage of the outbreak and to explore the networ...

    Authors: Dan Wu, Tingzhong Yang, Daniel L. Hall, Guihua Jiao, Lixin Huang and Can Jiao

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:306

    Content type: Research

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  11. Studies have suggested that psychotherapy improves the Quality of Life (QoL) of participants with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). However, there are no studies on the differential efficacy of treatments...

    Authors: Verónica Guillén, Mireia Esplugues Tormo, Sara Fonseca-Baeza, Cristina Botella, Rosa Baños, Azucena García-Palacios and José Heliodoro Marco

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:305

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The use of antipsychotic medication and psychotropic polypharmacy has increased in the United States over the last two decades especially for children from low-income families and those in foster care. Althoug...

    Authors: Deborah Winders Davis, W. David Lohr, Yana Feygin, Liza Creel, Kahir Jawad, V. Faye Jones, P. Gail Williams, Jennifer Le, Marie Trace and Natalie Pasquenza

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:303

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  13. Smartphone addiction, as with other behavioral addictions, is associated with social, physical, and mental health issues. In this article, we investigated the prevalence of smartphone addiction among postgradu...

    Authors: Asem A. Alageel, Rayyan A. Alyahya, Yasser A. Bahatheq, Norah A. Alzunaydi, Raed A. Alghamdi, Nader M Alrahili, Roger S. McIntyre and Michelle Iacobucci

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:302

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  14. We analyzed the correlation of the clinical data with retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness and macular thickness in bipolar disorder patients and major depression patients. The aim of this study is to ex...

    Authors: Yanhong Liu, Yongsheng Tong, Lvzhen Huang, Jingxu Chen, Shaoxiao Yan and Fude Yang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:301

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  15. To understand the implications of switching from paliperidone palmitate 1-monthly (PP1M) to paliperidone palmitate 3-monthly (PP3M) treatment of schizophrenia from the perspective of four key stakeholders: pat...

    Authors: Katalin Pungor, Pedro Sanchez, Sofia Pappa, Jerome Attal, Karolina Leopold, Geertje Steegen, Antonio Vita, Carol Marsella, Caroline Verrijcken, Marjolein Lahaye and Annette Wooller

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:300

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  16. Demographic, work environmental, and psychosocial features are associated with mental health of healthcare professionals at pandemic frontline. The current study aimed to find predictors of mental health for p...

    Authors: Sangyoon Han, Sejin Choi, Seung Hyun Cho, Joonhyuk Lee and Je-Yeon Yun

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:298

    Content type: Research

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  17. Representing the pathological extreme pursuit of muscularity, muscle dysmorphia (MD) is characterized by a pervasive belief or fear around insufficient muscularity and an elevated drive for muscularity. Despit...

    Authors: Jason M. Nagata, Emilio J. Compte, Chloe J. Cattle, Jason M. Lavender, Tiffany A. Brown, Stuart B. Murray, Annesa Flentje, Matthew R. Capriotti, Micah E. Lubensky, Juno Obedin-Maliver and Mitchell R. Lunn

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:297

    Content type: Research

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  18. Collaborative and stepped care (CSC) models are recommended for mental disorders. Their successful implementation depends on effective collaboration between involved care providers from primary and specialist ...

    Authors: Kerstin Maehder, Silke Werner, Angelika Weigel, Bernd Löwe, Daniela Heddaeus, Martin Härter and Olaf von dem Knesebeck

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:296

    Content type: Research

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  19. Cardio- and cerebrovascular events such as myocardial infarction (MI), stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) are leading causes of death and disability and have also been associated with poor mental outco...

    Authors: Aurora Dollenberg, Sebastian Moeller, Caroline Lücke, Ruihao Wang, Alexandra P. Lam, Alexandra Philipsen, Jürgen M. Gschossmann, Falk Hoffmann and Helge H. O. Müller

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:295

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  20. Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), defined as the obsessive idea that some aspect of one’s own body or appearance is severely flawed/deformed, is relatively common in the general population and has been shown to ...

    Authors: Marie Drüge, Gabriela Rafique, Anne Jäger and Birgit Watzke

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:294

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Mental health and substance use disorders (MSDs) increase the risk of poor human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care outcomes among people living with HIV (PLWH). Receipt of mental health care may improve these ...

    Authors: Lindsey M. Filiatreau, Peter Vanes Ebasone, Anastase Dzudie, Rogers Ajeh, Brian Pence, Milton Wainberg, Denis Nash, Marcel Yotebieng, Kathryn Anastos, Eric Pefura-Yone, Denis Nsame and Angela M. Parcesepe

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:293

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  22. Sleep disturbances are common in individuals with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, little is known about how daily variation in sleep characteristics is related to PTSD. This study examined the ...

    Authors: Quinn M. Biggs, Robert J. Ursano, Jing Wang, Gary H. Wynn, Rohul Amin and Carol S. Fullerton

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:292

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  23. Binary categorical approaches to diagnosing depression have been widely criticized due to clinical limitations and potential negative consequences. In place of such categorical models of depression, a ‘staged ...

    Authors: Syed Shabab Wahid, John Sandberg, Malabika Sarker, A. S. M. Easir Arafat, Arifur Rahman Apu, Atonu Rabbani, Uriyoán Colón-Ramos and Brandon A. Kohrt

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:291

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  24. In 2014, the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) took over one-third of Iraq. This study measured the rate of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among Iraqi Yazidi internally displaced persons (...

    Authors: Perjan Hashim Taha, Nezar Ismet Taib and Hushyar Musa Sulaiman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:290

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  25. Parkinsonian symptoms are common adverse effects of antipsychotics. Older adults are particularly vulnerable to drug-induced parkinsonism. Nonetheless, parkinsonian symptoms in seniors treated with antipsychot...

    Authors: Anastasios Politis, Nikolaos Kokras, Michael Souvatzoglou, Kostas Siarkos, Panagiotis Toulas, Constantin Potagas, Theodoros Hatzipanagiotou, Georgios Limouris and Panagiotis Alexopoulos

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:289

    Content type: Case report

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  26. Internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (ICBT) is a promising treatment for refugee and immigrant populations suffering from common mental disorders. The aim of the present study was to investigate ex...

    Authors: Tomas Lindegaard, Fatima Kashoush, Sara Holm, Asala Halaj, Matilda Berg and Gerhard Andersson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:288

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is the leading cause of disability worldwide and one of the most heterogeneous mental health disorders. Although there are effective treatments for MDD, about 50% of patients do...

    Authors: Sigal Zilcha-Mano, Ben Shahar, Hadar Fisher, Tohar Dolev-Amit, Leslie S. Greenberg and Jacques P. Barber

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:287

    Content type: Study protocol

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  28. Considering the prevalence of infertility in the community and the consequences of failure of infertility treatments on women’s mental health, interventions that can control stress, anxiety and depression in i...

    Authors: Roya Rahimi, Shirin Hasanpour, Mojgan. Mirghafourvand and Khalil Esmaeilpour

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:286

    Content type: Research

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  29. Family involvement for persons with psychotic disorders is supported by scientific evidence, as well as legal and ethical considerations, and recommended in clinical practice guidelines. This article reports a...

    Authors: Lars Hestmark, Kristin Sverdvik Heiervang, Reidar Pedersen, Kristiane Myckland Hansson, Torleif Ruud and Maria Romøren

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:285

    Content type: Research

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  30. The onset of COVID-19 required rapid organisational changes in the mental health domain. Most mental health-care departments appear to have set up infection control measures and also organised planning, coordi...

    Authors: Guillaume Legrand, Catherine Boisgard, Bernard Canac, Zuzana Cardinaud, Michela Giugiario Gorla, Elisabeth Gregoire, Caroline Jamon, Tarik Oussal and Pascal Vaury

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:284

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  31. Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (CLP) provides services for patients with medical-psychiatric comorbidity at the general hospital. Referral satisfaction is considered as one of the most important outcome measu...

    Authors: Zoltan Kovacs, Marton Asztalos, Simon Grøntved and René Ernst Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:281

    Content type: Research

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  32. Subclinical depression (ScD) is a prevalent condition associated with relatively mild depressive states, and it poses a high risk of developing into major depressive disorder (MDD). However, the neural patholo...

    Authors: Bo Zhang, Shouliang Qi, Shuang Liu, Xiaoya Liu, Xinhua Wei and Dong Ming

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:280

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  33. Comorbidity between depressive and anxiety disorders is common. From network perspective, mental disorders arise from direct interactions between symptoms and comorbidity is due to direct interactions between ...

    Authors: Lei Ren, Yifei Wang, Lin Wu, Zihan Wei, Long-Biao Cui, Xinyi Wei, Xinyu Hu, Jiaxi Peng, Yinchuan Jin, Fengzhan Li, Qun Yang and Xufeng Liu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:279

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  34. Given the prevalence of infertility and consequences of stress, anxiety, and depression during pregnancy and after childbirth, this study aimed to determine the effect of group cognitive behavioral therapy (CB...

    Authors: Farideh Golshani, Shirin Hasanpour, Mojgan Mirghafourvand and Khalil Esmaeilpour

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:278

    Content type: Research

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  35. Personal recovery has become an increasingly important approach in the care of people with severe mental disorders and consequently in the orientation of mental health services. The objective of this study was...

    Authors: Patricia Penas, Jose-Juan Uriarte, Susana Gorbeña, Mike Slade, María-Concepción Moreno-Calvete and Ioseba Iraurgi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:277

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  36. This study aimed to identify the clinical characteristic of prodromal symptoms in Chinese patients with bipolar disorder (BD), prior to the first affective episode. It further aimed to characterize the prodrom...

    Authors: Qian Zhao, Tong Guo, Yang Li, Lei Zhang, Nan Lyu, Amanda Wilson, Xuequan Zhu and Xiaohong Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:275

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  37. Individuals with psychiatric disorders are often unwilling to seek help or often follow treatment regimens, fearing public stigma. This study identified the sociodemographic correlates of public stigma while a...

    Authors: Lincoln Lik Hang Lo, Yi Nam Suen, Sherry Kit Wa Chan, Min Yi Sum, Cheung Charlton, Christy Lai Ming Hui, Edwin Ho Ming Lee, Wing Chung Chang and Eric Yu Hai Chen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:274

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  38. The world is facing a public health emergency situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychological wellbeing among individuals worldwide has been negatively affected by the pandemic especially in low- and ...

    Authors: Md. Saiful Islam, Rafia Tasnim, Md. Safaet Hossain Sujan, Most. Zannatul Ferdous, Md. Tajuddin Sikder, Jakir Hossain Bhuiyan Masud, Sourav Kundu, Promi Tahsin, Abu Syed Md. Mosaddek and Mark D. Griffiths

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:273

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  39. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a debilitating psychiatric disease that is characterized by its clinical heterogeneity and complex pathophysiology. This complexity comes from the diversity of pathophysi...

    Authors: Catarina Raposo-Lima, Inês Miguel Pereira, Fernanda Marques and Pedro Morgado

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:272

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  40. Healthcare workers (HCWs) who are in the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic are often under significant pressures that may predispose them to symptoms of poor mental health. This study aimed to investigate...

    Authors: Rafia Tasnim, Md. Safaet Hossain Sujan, Md. Saiful Islam, Asmaul Husna Ritu, Md. Abid Bin Siddique, Tanziha Yeasmin Toma, Rifat Nowshin, Abid Hasan, Sahadat Hossain, Shamsun Nahar, Salequl Islam, Muhammad Sougatul Islam, Marc N. Potenza and Jim van Os

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:271

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  41. To examine the relationship between the main caregiver during the “doing-the-month” (a traditional Chinese practice which a mother is confined at home for 1 month after giving birth) and the risk of postpartum...

    Authors: Ke Peng, Lin Zhou, Xiaoying Liu, Menglu Ouyang, Jessica Gong, Yuanyuan Wang, Yu Shi, Jiani Chen, Yichong Li, Mingfan Sun, Yueyun Wang, Wei Lin, Shixin Yuan, Bo Wu and Lei Si

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:270

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  42. Psychosomatic symptoms, characterized by physical-bodily complaints not fully explained by organic reasons, are highly prevalent. The present study aimed to culturally adapt and evaluate the psychometric prope...

    Authors: Zahra Heidari, Awat Feizi, Sara Rezaei, Hamidreza Roohafza and Peyman Adibi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:269

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  43. Vocational peer support (VPS) services are recovery-oriented interventions in modern psychiatric care for persons with schizophrenia. However, few VPS services are found in Taiwan. Hence, a pilot program of pe...

    Authors: Kan-Yuan Cheng and Chia-Feng Yen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:268

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  44. Although numerous studies have supported the role of childhood maltreatment in the etiology of psychosis, underlying mechanisms have not been well understood yet. The present study aimed to investigate the med...

    Authors: Mohsen Khosravi, Nour-Mohammad Bakhshani and Niloofar Kamangar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:266

    Content type: Research

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