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  1. Antipsychotic prescribing to Medicaid-enrolled youth has been the target of numerous policy initiatives, including prior authorization and quality monitoring programs, which often target specific populations. ...

    Authors: Molly Candon, Siyuan Shen, Oluwatoyin Fadeyibi, Joseph L Smith and Aileen Rothbard

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:524

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  2. The behavioral characteristics of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are not only affected by their disease, but also by their parenting environment. HR-ASD has the risk of developing internalization...

    Authors: Ning Ding, Huiyun Gao, Jiying Jiang, Mengyao Zhai, Huan Shao, Linyan Fu, Chunyan Li, Yanling Ren, Yu Li, Min Feng, Xiwen Cui, Nana Qiu, Peiying Jin and Xiaoyan Ke

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:523

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  3. Individuals with psychiatric disorders perceive the world differently. Previous studies indicated impaired color vision and weakened color discrimination ability in psychotic patients. Examining the paintings ...

    Authors: Hui Shen, Shui-Hua Wang, Yi Zhang, Haixia Wang, Feng Li, Molly V. Lucas, Yu-Dong Zhang, Yan Liu and Ti-Fei Yuan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:522

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  4. Previous studies have shown a positive association between sleep deprivation and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) among adolescents, but few studies have described the effects of oversleeping and weekend catch-...

    Authors: Ying Tang, Yuhui Wan, Shaojun Xu, Shichen Zhang, Jiahu Hao and Fangbiao Tao

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:521

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  5. Patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) frequently present with comorbid psychiatric illnesses which have significant implications for their treatment outcomes. Notably, these are often identified by self-repo...

    Authors: Kelly Leung, Emily Xu, Tea Rosic, Andrew Worster, Lehana Thabane and Zainab Samaan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:520

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  6. Promoting well-being and preventing poor mental health in young people is a major global priority. Building emotional competence skills via a mobile app may be an effective, scalable and acceptable way to do t...

    Authors: Daniel Edge, Alexandra Newbold, Thomas Ehring, Tabea Rosenkranz, Mads Frost and Edward R. Watkins

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:519

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a great toll on global health. Frontline healthcare workers (FHCW) directly involved in the treatment of COVID-19 patients have faced some physical and psychological challenges. T...

    Authors: Ayi Vandi Kwaghe, Vivian Gga Kwaghe, Zaiyad Garba Habib, Gga Vandi Kwaghe, Olayinka Stephen Ilesanmi, Bissalah Ahmed Ekele, Chukwuma David Umeokonkwo and Muhammad Shakir Balogun

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:518

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  8. The Self-evaluation of Negative Symptoms (SNS) has been developed to allow schizophrenia patients to evaluate themselves in five dimensions of negative symptoms. The present study aimed to examine psychometric...

    Authors: Shahrzad Mazhari, Anahita Karamooz, Mahin Eslami Shahrbabaki, Farzaneh Jahanbakhsh and Sonia Dollfus

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:516

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  9. The Dementia Knowledge Assessment Scale (DKAS) is a reliable and valid measurement of dementia knowledge for diverse allied health professionals but its traditional Chinese version has not been formally valida...

    Authors: Huei-Chuan Sung, Hsin-Feng Su, Hsiu-Mei Wang, Malcolm Koo and Raymond Y. Lo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:515

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  10. Mental disorders are among the most prevalent health problems of the adult population in the world. This study aimed to identify the subgroups of staff based on mental disorders and assess the independent role...

    Authors: Abbas Abbasi-Ghahramanloo, Mohammadkarim Bahadori, Esfandiar Azad, Nooredin Dopeykar, Parisa Mahdizadeh, Amir Vahedian Azimi and Hossein Amini

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:513

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  11. Super typhoon Lekima had a maximum wind force of 16 (52 m/s) and hit Wenling city, Zhejiang province in China on August 10, 2019. The typhoon left many victims showing symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder...

    Authors: Rui Zhen, Junjie Zhang, Hongwei Pang, Lingling Ruan, Xuanwen Liu and Xiao Zhou

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:512

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  12. Given the wide range of depressive disorders, suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in various military studies around the world, determining the exact prevalence of these disorders in line with health planni...

    Authors: Yousef Moradi, Behnaz Dowran and Mojtaba Sepandi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:510

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  13. The first wave of the COVID-19-pandemic hit different countries with varying degrees of severity, so that differences in the type and level of emergency measures were also necessary. It can be assumed that the...

    Authors: Christiane Eichenberg, Martin Grossfurthner, Sibylle Kietaibl, Greta Riboli, Rosita Borlimi and Stefana Holocher-Benetka

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:509

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  14. There is overwhelming evidence for a strong association between childhood trauma and adult psychopathology. This study aimed to investigate the mediation roles of alexithymia, sensory processing sensitivity, a...

    Authors: Pelin Karaca Dinç, Seda Oktay and Ayşegül Durak Batıgün

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:508

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  15. Schizophrenia is a severe psychiatric disorder. Poor medical adherence increases relapse rate. Long-acting injection of antipsychotic agent is developed for improving medical adherence. In this study, we exami...

    Authors: Hsue-Wei Chan, Chin-Yu Huang and Yung-Chieh Yen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:507

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  16. Psychotic symptoms are quite common in patients with pediatric bipolar disorder (PBD) and may affect the symptom severity and prognosis of PBD. However, the potential mechanisms are less well elucidated until ...

    Authors: Weijia Gao, Dong Cui, Qing Jiao, Linyan Su, Guangming Lu and Rongwang Yang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:506

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  17. Progress feedback provides therapists with progress notes on a regular basis through the continuous assessment of participants throughout their treatment (e.g., symptoms, therapeutic alliance). While for adult...

    Authors: Christopher Hautmann, Jana Rausch, Nina Geldermann, Felix Oswald, Danny Gehlen, Martin Hellmich, Kerstin Daniela Rosenberger, Christina Samel, Katrin Woitecki, Daniel Walter, Julia Adam, Lydia Dachs, Hildegard Goletz, Joya Halder, Claudia Kinnen, Kristina Mücke…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:505

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  18. Up to one in eight women experience depression during pregnancy. In the UK, low intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is the main psychological treatment offered for those with mild or moderate depress...

    Authors: Jonathan Evans, Jenny Ingram, Roslyn Law, Hazel Taylor, Debbie Johnson, Joel Glynn, Becky Hopley, David Kessler, Jeff Round, Jenny Ford, Iryna Culpin and Heather O’Mahen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:504

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  19. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), poverty, violence and harmful alcohol/substance use are associated with poor mental health outcomes, but few studies have examined these risks among Female Sex Workers (FS...

    Authors: Alicja Beksinska, Zaina Jama, Rhoda Kabuti, Mary Kungu, Hellen Babu, Emily Nyariki, Pooja Shah, Chrispo Nyabuto, Monica Okumu, Anne Mahero, Pauline Ngurukiri, Erastus Irungu, Wendy Adhiambo, Peter Muthoga, Rupert Kaul, Janet Seeley…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:503

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  20. Benign ethnic neutropenia (BEN) is the most common cause of chronic neutropenia seen in individuals of African, Middle Eastern and West Indian descent. This phenotype is broadly defined by an absolute neutroph...

    Authors: Ebenezer Oloyede, Olubanke Dzahini, Nigel Barnes, Aleksandar Mijovic, Shreyans Gandhi, Sara Stuart-Smith, Theo de Witte, David Taylor and Eromona Whiskey

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:502

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  21. Experiencing stressful life events (SLEs) can negatively impact mental health and increase risk for psychiatric disorders including eating disorders (EDs). Previous research has shown that childhood sexual abu...

    Authors: Selma Ø. Lie, Cynthia M. Bulik, Ole A. Andreassen, Øyvind Rø and Lasse Bang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:501

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  22. Mental health is one of the effective factors in the quality of life of people. The aim of the present study was to determine the status of mental health literacy (MHL) and its relationship with the quality of...

    Authors: Alireza Jafari, Mahbobeh Nejatian, Vahideh Momeniyan, Fatemeh Ramezani Barsalani and Hadi Tehrani

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:499

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  23. The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global public health emergency that has caused worldwide concern. The mental health of medical students under the COVID-19 epidemic has attracted much attenti...

    Authors: Zhuang Liu, Rongxun Liu, Yue Zhang, Ran Zhang, Lijuan Liang, Yang Wang, Yange Wei, Rongxin Zhu and Fei Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:498

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  24. Seventy per cent of patients with psychotic disorders has paranoid delusions. Paranoid delusions are associated with significant distress, hospital admission and social isolation. Cognitive-behavioural therapy...

    Authors: M. Berkhof, E. C. D. van der Stouwe, B. Lestestuiver, E. van’t Hag, R. van Grunsven, J. de Jager, E. Kooijmans, C. E. R. Zandee, A. B. P. Staring, R. M. C. A. Pot-Kolder, M. Vos and W. Veling

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:496

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  25. Parenting styles play a critical role in children’s development, especially for those in families with a depressed parent. To date, no study has explored whether youth perceptions of parenting style are hetero...

    Authors: Yanrong Wang, Honglan Shi, Yuan Wang, Xuan Zhang, Juan Wang, Yaoyao Sun, Jianwen Wang, Jiwei Sun and Fenglin Cao

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:495

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  26. Cognitive dysfunction has been reported in acute psychiatric patients for a long time. The detection of cognitive deficits is crucial both for clinical treatment and for predicting the psychosocial functional ...

    Authors: Petra Schmid, Agata Czekaj, Jürgen Frick, Tilman Steinert, Scot E. Purdon and Carmen Uhlmann

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:494

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  27. Urban birth and upbringing show consistent associations with psychotic illness but the key urban exposures remain unknown. Associations with psychotic-like experiences (PEs) are inconsistent. These could be co...

    Authors: Jeremy W. Coid, Yamin Zhang, Huan Sun, Hua Yu, Wei Wei, Xiaojing Li, Qiuyue Lv, Wanjie Tang, Qiang Wang, Wei Deng, Wanjun Guo, Liansheng Zhao, Xiaohong Ma, Yajing Meng, Mingli Li, Huiyao Wang…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:493

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  28. A randomized, controlled, phase 3b study (ALPINE) evaluated efficacy and safety of a 2-month formulation of aripiprazole lauroxil (AL) using a 1-day initiation regimen in patients hospitalized for an acute exa...

    Authors: Henry A. Nasrallah, Peter J. Weiden, David P. Walling, Yangchun Du, Baiyun Yao, Sergey Yagoda and Amy Claxton

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:492

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  29. Administrative data have several advantages over questionnaire and interview data to identify cases of depression: they are usually inexpensive, available for a long period of time and are less subject to reca...

    Authors: Ana Paula Bruno Pena-Gralle, Denis Talbot, Xavier Trudel, Karine Aubé, Alain Lesage, Sophie Lauzier, Alain Milot and Chantal Brisson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:491

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  30. Functional networks develop throughout adolescence when anorexia nervosa (AN) normally debuts. In AN, cerebral structural alterations are found in most brain regions and may be related to the observed function...

    Authors: Anna D. Myrvang, Torgil R. Vangberg, Clas Linnman, Kristin Stedal, Øyvind Rø, Tor Endestad, Jan H. Rosenvinge and Per M. Aslaksen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:490

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  31. The COVID-19 pandemic has a detrimental effect on the health and well-being of health care workers (HCWs). The extent to which HCWs may differ in their experience of depression and anxiety is unclear, and long...

    Authors: Timothy R. Elliott, Paul B. Perrin, Anne-Stuart Bell, Mark B. Powers and Ann Marie Warren

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:489

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  32. Common mental health disorders (CMDs), including depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may worsen both HIV and drug use outcomes, yet feasible tools to accurately identify CMDs have rec...

    Authors: Anisa Y. Mughal, Melissa A. Stockton, Quynh Bui, Vivian Go, Tran Viet Ha, Brian W. Pence and Bradley N. Gaynes

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:488

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  33. Even though dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has received substantial empirical support in treating patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD), fewer studies have evaluated whether a brief DBT skill...

    Authors: Shian-Ling Keng, Hajar Binti Mohd Salleh Sahimi, Lai Fong Chan, Luke Woon, Choon Leng Eu, Su Hua Sim and Man Kuan Wong

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:486

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  34. The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) are the most commonly used scales to detect mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in population-based epidemiologic studies. Howe...

    Authors: Xiaofang Jia, Zhihong Wang, Feifei Huang, Chang Su, Wenwen Du, Hongru Jiang, Huijun Wang, Jiaqi Wang, Fangjun Wang, Weiwu Su, Huifang Xiao, Yanxin Wang and Bing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:485

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  35. It is unclear how to best measure the complex symptom presentation of pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS).

    Authors: Caroline De Visscher, Eva Hesselmark, Daniel Rautio, Ida Gebel Djupedal, Maria Silverberg, Selma Idring Nordström, Eva Serlachius and David Mataix-Cols

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:484

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  36. Schizophrenia is a polygenic disease; however, the specific risk genetic variants of schizophrenia are still largely unknown. Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) is important genetic factor for the susceptibi...

    Authors: Gangqin Li, Jie Dai, Hao Liu, Yushan Lin, Qiaoni Liu, Kaiyuan Zheng, Suyu Li, Siyu Chen and Yi Ye

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:483

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  37. Traditionally tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) have an important place in treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD). Today, often other antidepressant medications are considered as first step in the pharmac...

    Authors: Cornelis F. Vos, Rob E. Aarnoutse, Marijke J. M. Op de Coul, Jan Spijker, Mascha M. Groothedde-Kuyvenhoven, Raluca Mihaescu, Sonja J. W. Wessels-Basten, Jordy J. E. Rovers, Sophie E. ter Hark, Aart H. Schene, Marlies E. J. L. Hulscher and Joost G. E. Janzing

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:481

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  38. Insurers frequently commission medical experts to estimate the degree of the remaining work capacity (RWC) in claimants for disability benefits. The social functioning scale Mini-ICF-APP allows for a rating of ac...

    Authors: Timm Rosburg, Regina Kunz, Bruno Trezzini, Urban Schwegler and Jörg Jeger

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:480

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  39. In 2016, the government of Bao’an District, Shenzhen, China launched a free medication program for all non-registered permanent residents with severe mental disorders (SMD) within its jurisdiction, in efforts ...

    Authors: Chu-Hong Lu, Jian-Hu Zhong, Ying-Dong Lv, Jia-Li Luo, Juan Cheng, Li Qing, Qing Chen and Cheng-feng Liu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:479

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  40. School teachers are well-positioned to recognize mental health problems in their students and to help them seek appropriate help. Therefore, teachers need to have high levels of mental health literacy (MHL). I...

    Authors: Satoshi Yamaguchi, Jerome Clifford Foo, Yuko Kitagawa, Fumiharu Togo and Tsukasa Sasaki

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:478

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  41. During the COVID-19 pandemic, suspension of visits by next of kin to patients in intensive care units (ICU), to prevent spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has been a common practice. This could impede established...

    Authors: Bjoern Zante, Katja Erne, Julia Grossenbacher, Sabine A. Camenisch, Joerg C. Schefold and Marie-Madlen Jeitziner

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:477

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  42. The prevalence of depression and suicidality is high among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) worldwide. Stigma and discrimination are likely contributing factors. More research is nee...

    Authors: Sanna Storm, Keshab Deuba, Rachana Shrestha, Lok Raj Pandey, Deepak Dahal, Madan Kumar Shrestha, Tara Nath Pokhrel and Gaetano Marrone

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:476

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  43. The COVID-19 pandemic has become a global health catastrophe. By far, there has been no specific antiviral treatment for COVID-19. Developing a vaccine against COVID-19 appeared to be the most cost-effective s...

    Authors: Xin Ren, Fang Shen, Yan Gui, Weixin Wang, Baoping Xing and Wanli Huang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:475

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