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  1. Study protocol

    Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a guided Internet- and mobile-based intervention for the indicated prevention of major depression in patients with chronic back pain—study protocol of the PROD-BP multicenter pragmatic RCT

    Reducing the disease burden of major depressive disorder (MDD) is of major public health relevance. The prevention of depression is regarded as one possible approach to reach this goal. People with multiple ri...

    L. Sander, S. Paganini, J. Lin, S. Schlicker, D. D. Ebert, C. Buntrock and H. Baumeister

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:36

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  2. Research article

    More than eight in every nineteen inmates were living with depression at prisons of Northwest Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia, a cross sectional study design

    Mental health is the greatest challenges for the current and future generations. Worldwide, out of the 66 million people suffering from depression; majority (85%) were from low and middle income countries. The...

    Teresa Kisi Beyen, Abel Fikadu Dadi, Berihun Assefa Dachew, Niguse Yigzaw Muluneh and Telake Azale Bisetegn

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:31

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  3. Research article

    Prevalence of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder among children and adolescents in China: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the most common childhood neurobehavioural disorder, can produce a series of negative effects on children, adolescents, and even adults as well as place a serio...

    Tingting Wang, Kaihua Liu, Zhanzhan Li, Yang Xu, Yuan Liu, Wenpei Shi and Lizhang Chen

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:32

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  4. Research article

    A two-phase approach for the identification of refugees with priority need for mental health care in Lebanon: a validation study

    Time and resource efficient mental disorder screening mechanisms are not available to identify the growing number of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons in priority need for mental health care. The a...

    Augusto E. Llosa, Mark Van Ommeren, Kavitha Kolappa, Zeina Ghantous, Renato Souza, Pierre Bastin, Andrej Slavuckij and Rebecca F. Grais

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:28

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  5. Research article

    PREVALENCE of psychiatric morbidity in a community sample in Western Kenya

    About 25% of the worldwide population suffers from mental, neurological and substance use disorders but unfortunately, up to 75% of affected persons do not have access to the treatment they need. Data on the m...

    Edith Kwobah, Steve Epstein, Ann Mwangi, Debra Litzelman and Lukoye Atwoli

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:30

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  6. Research article

    Increased amygdala reactivity following early life stress: a potential resilience enhancer role

    Amygdala hyper-reactivity is sometimes assumed to be a vulnerability factor that predates depression; however, in healthy people, who experience early life stress but do not become depressed, it may represent ...

    Tetsuya Yamamoto, Shigeru Toki, Greg J. Siegle, Masahiro Takamura, Yoshiyuki Takaishi, Shinpei Yoshimura, Go Okada, Tomoya Matsumoto, Takashi Nakao, Hiroyuki Muranaka, Yumiko Kaseda, Tsuneji Murakami, Yasumasa Okamoto and Shigeto Yamawaki

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:27

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  7. Research article

    Diaphragmatic breathing during virtual reality exposure therapy for aviophobia: functional coping strategy or avoidance behavior? a pilot study

    Although there is solid evidence for the efficacy of in vivo and virtual reality (VR) exposure therapy for a specific phobia, there is a significant debate over whether techniques promoting distraction or rela...

    Youssef Shiban, Julia Diemer, Jana Müller, Johanna Brütting-Schick, Paul Pauli and Andreas Mühlberger

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:29

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  8. Research article

    ADHD, comorbid disorders and psychosocial functioning: How representative is a child cohort study? Findings from a national patient registry

    Cohort studies often report findings on children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) but may be biased by self-selection. The representativeness of cohort studies needs to be investigated to d...

    Beate Oerbeck, Kristin Romvig Overgaard, Stian Thoresen Aspenes, Are Hugo Pripp, Marianne Mordre, Heidi Aase, Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud and Pal Zeiner

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:23

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  9. Debate

    An Integrated Recovery-oriented Model (IRM) for mental health services: evolution and challenges

    Over past decades, improvements in longer-term clinical and personal outcomes for individuals experiencing serious mental illness (SMI) have been moderate, although recovery has clearly been shown to be possib...

    Barry G. Frost, Srinivasan Tirupati, Suzanne Johnston, Megan Turrell, Terry J. Lewin, Ketrina A. Sly and Agatha M. Conrad

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:22

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  10. Research article

    Vocational rehabilitation for adults with psychotic disorders in a Scandinavian welfare society

    This study examined the outcomes of a vocational rehabilitation program (The Job Management Program, JUMP) for persons with psychotic disorders based on close collaboration between health and welfare services.

    Erik Falkum, Ole Klungsøyr, June Ullevoldsæter Lystad, Helen Christine Bull, Stig Evensen, Egil W. Martinsen, Svein Friis and Torill Ueland

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:24

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  11. Research article

    Changes in event-related potentials in patients with first-episode schizophrenia and their siblings

    This study aimed to explore the characteristics of event-related potentials induced by facial emotion recognition in patients with first-episode schizophrenia and in their siblings.

    Chengqing Yang, Tianhong Zhang, Zezhi Li, Anisha Heeramun-Aubeeluck, Na Liu, Nan Huang, Jie Zhang, Leiying He, Hui Li, Yingying Tang, Fazhan Chen, Jijun Wang and Zheng Lu

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:20

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  12. Research article

    Do patients prefer optimistic or cautious psychiatrists? An experimental study with new and long-term patients

    Patients seeking treatment may be assumed to prefer a psychiatrist who suggests a new treatment with confidence and optimism. Yet, this might not apply uniformly to all patients. In this study, we tested the h...

    Stefan Priebe, Gonca Ramjaun, Nadia Strappelli, Eleonora Arcidiacono, Eugenio Aguglia and Lauren Greenberg

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:26

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  13. Research article

    Strategies to reduce the stigma toward people with mental disorders in Iran: stakeholders’ perspectives

    Stigma affects all aspects of mental disorders, and is the most important risk factor for promoting mental health. The aim of this study was to explore strategies effective in reducing the stigma toward people...

    Arsia Taghva, Zahra Farsi, Yavar Javanmard, Afsaneh Atashi, Ahmad Hajebi and Ahmad Ali Noorbala

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:17

    Published on: 14 January 2017

  14. Case report

    Cardiac sarcoidosis resembling panic disorder: a case report

    Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease of unknown etiology, in which granulomas develop in various organs, including the skin, lungs, eyes, or heart. It has been reported that patients with sarcoidosis are more lik...

    Keita Tokumitsu, Jun Demachi, Yukichi Yamanoi, Shigeto Oyama, Junko Takeuchi, Koji Yachimori and Norio Yasui-Furukori

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:14

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  15. Study protocol

    Psychoeducational preventive treatment for women at risk of postpartum depression: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial, PROGEA

    Postpartum depression is a disease with a prevalence of 20% that has deleterious consequences not only for the mother but also for the baby and can cause delays in physical, social and cognitive development. I...

    Amaia Ugarte Ugarte, Purificación López-Peña, Carmen Serrulla Vangeneberg, Julia Gemma Torregaray Royo, Maria Asunción Arrieta Ugarte, Maria Teresa Zabalza Compains, Maria Pilar Riaño Medrano, Nerea Muñoz Toyos, Edurne Arenaza Lamo, Maria Begoña Beneitez Dueñas and Ana González-Pinto

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:13

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  16. Research article

    Is treatment-resistant schizophrenia categorically distinct from treatment-responsive schizophrenia? a systematic review

    Schizophrenia is a highly heterogeneous disorder, and around a third of patients are treatment-resistant. The only evidence-based treatment for these patients is clozapine, an atypical antipsychotic with relat...

    Amy L. Gillespie, Ruta Samanaite, Jonathan Mill, Alice Egerton and James H. MacCabe

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:12

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  17. Research article

    Altered fractional amplitude of low frequency fluctuation associated with cognitive dysfunction in first-episode drug-naïve major depressive disorder patients

    Previous studies have demonstrated that abnormities of both resting-state brain activity and cognitive dysfunction are frequently observed in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). However, the underly...

    Manli Huang, Shaojia Lu, Liang Yu, Lingjiang Li, Peng Zhang, Jianbo Hu, Weihua Zhou, Shaohua Hu, Ning Wei, Jinwen Huang, Jian Weng and Yi Xu

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:11

    Published on: 11 January 2017

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