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  1. As complex dynamic systems approach a transition, their dynamics change. This process, called critical slowing down (CSD), may precede transitions in psychopathology as well. This study investigated whether CS...

    Authors: Marieke J. Schreuder, Johanna T. W. Wigman, Robin N. Groen, Els Weinans, Marieke Wichers and Catharina A. Hartman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:49

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  2. Nigeria is a country with high risk for traumatic incidences, now aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This study aimed to identify differences in COVID-19 related post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) among p...

    Authors: Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Olanrewaju Ibigbami, Maha ElTantawi, Giuliana Florencia Abeldaño, Eshrat Ara, Martin Amogre Ayanore, Passent Ellakany, Balgis Gaffar, Nuraldeen Maher Al-Khanati, Ifeoma Idigbe, Anthonia Omotola Ishabiyi, Mohammed Jafer, Abeedah Tu-Allah Khan, Zumama Khalid, Folake Barakat Lawal, Joanne Lusher…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:48

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  3. Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by repetitive and patterned tics. Its onset correlates with dysfunctions in immunological activation and neurotransmitters. Autoimmune moveme...

    Authors: Mingfeng Lai, Yuanyuan Li, Dan Luo, Jiajun Xu and Jing Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:47

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Response to antidepressant therapy is highly variable among individuals. Pharmacogenomic (PGx) testing presents an opportunity to guide drug selection while optimizing therapy outcomes and/or decreasing the ri...

    Authors: N. M. Del Toro-Pagán, A. Matos, C. Bardolia, V. Michaud, J. Turgeon and N. S. Amin

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:46

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Authors: Aleksandra M. Rogowska, Dominika Ochnik, Cezary Kuśnierz, Karolina Chilicka, Monika Jakubiak, Maria Paradowska, Luiza Głazowska, Dawid Bojarski, Julia Fijołek, Marcin Podolak, Maciej Tomasiewicz, Dominika Nowicka, Marek Kawka, Maksymilian Grabarczyk and Zuzanna Babińska

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:45

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:627

  6. Patients with severe mental illness (SMI) and comorbid physical conditions were often associated with higher risks of mortality and hospital readmission. In this study, we aim to examine the association of car...

    Authors: Xiao Wei Tan, Christopher Yi Wen Chan, Alvin Wai Mum Lum, Eng Sing Lee, Yee Ming Mok, Daniel Shuen Sheng Fung and Phern Chern Tor

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:43

    Content type: Research

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  7. This study examined the relationship between service user-rated personal recovery and clinician-rated and service user-rated clinical recovery. The relationships between different subdomains of clinical recove...

    Authors: Regina Skar-Fröding, Hanne Clausen, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Torleif Ruud, Mike Slade and Kristin S. Heiervang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:42

    Content type: Research

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  8. Trauma-focused psychotherapies for combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military veterans are efficacious, but there are many barriers to receiving treatment. The objective of this study was ...

    Authors: Alan L. Peterson, Jim Mintz, John C. Moring, Casey L. Straud, Stacey Young-McCaughan, Cindy A. McGeary, Donald D. McGeary, Brett T. Litz, Dawn I. Velligan, Alexandra Macdonald, Emma Mata-Galan, Stephen L. Holliday, Kirsten H. Dillon, John D. Roache, Lindsay M. Bira, Paul S. Nabity…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:41

    Content type: Research

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  9. Research predominantly suggests that nurses are at high risk of developing psychopathology. The empirical data show that the occurrence rate of problem-related sleep quality among clinical nurses is high. Ther...

    Authors: Nabi Nazari, Masoud Sadeghi, Vadim Samusenkov and Akram Aligholipour

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:40

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  10. Social phobia shares symptoms with arrhythmias, such as palpitations and chest discomfort. However, it is unclear how social phobia is associated with the actual risk of arrhythmia. This study aimed to investi...

    Authors: Hyunkyu Kim, Wonjeong Jeong, Seung Hoon Kim, Jun Ho Seo, Jin Sun Ryu, You-seok Kim, Jeong-Ho Seok, Sung-In Jang and Eun-Cheol Park

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:39

    Content type: Research

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  11. Measuring progress in treatment is essential for systematic evaluation by service users and their care providers. In low-intensity community mental healthcare, a questionnaire to measure progress in treatment ...

    Authors: Thijs Beckers, Bauke Koekkoek, Giel Hutschemaekers, Bridey Rudd and Bea Tiemens

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:38

    Content type: Research

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  12. Military-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex diagnosis with non-linear trajectories of coping and recovery. Current approaches to the evaluation of PTSD and treatment discontinuation ofte...

    Authors: Kate St. Cyr, Jenny J. W. Liu, Heidi Cramm, Anthony Nazarov, Renee Hunt, Callista Forchuk, Erisa Deda and J. Don Richardson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:37

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  13. Approaches to address unmet mental health care needs in supportive housing settings are needed. Collaborative approaches to delivering psychiatric care have robust evidence in multiple settings, however such a...

    Authors: Lucy C. Barker, Janet Lee-Evoy, Aysha Butt, Sheila Wijayasinghe, Danielle Nakouz, Tammy Hutcheson, Kaela McCarney, Roopinder Kaloty and Simone N. Vigod

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:36

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  14. A proinflammatory response has been suggested to be involved in the pathophysiology of depression in a subgroup of patients. However, comprehensive largescale studies on neuroimmunological investigations of th...

    Authors: Nina Vindegaard Sørensen, Sonja Orlovska-Waast, Rose Jeppesen, Rune Haubo Christensen and Michael Eriksen Benros

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:35

    Content type: Study protocol

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  15. Medications currently recommended for the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) usually decrease the severity of the symptoms by 20–30%; however, 40–60% of OCD patients do not achieve a satisfactory...

    Authors: Sanaz Askari, Saba Mokhtari, Seyed Vahid Shariat, Behnam Shariati, Masoomeh Yarahmadi and Mohammadreza Shalbafan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:34

    Content type: Research

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  16. A global public health emergency triggered by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic may have are markable psychological impact on the population. There is still limited psychological research on pol...

    Authors: Yang Li, Zhen Wen, Yimei He and Jingting Huang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:33

    Content type: Research

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  17. Long-acting injectable antipsychotics (LAIs) are an essential maintenance treatment option for individuals with schizophrenia or bipolar I disorder (BP-I). This report summarizes a roundtable discussion on the...

    Authors: Christoph U. Correll, Craig Chepke, Paul Gionfriddo, Joe Parks, Phyllis Foxworth, Anirban Basu, Teri S. Brister, Dawn Brown, Christopher Clarke and Youssef Hassoun

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:32

    Content type: Research

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  18. Pathological narcissism is a severe mental health condition that includes disturbances in interpersonal functioning. Interpersonal difficulties by those affected include aggressive, domineering, cold and coerc...

    Authors: Nicholas J. S. Day, Michelle L. Townsend and Brin F. S. Grenyer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:30

    Content type: Research

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  19. Suicide attempt is the most predictive risk factor of suicide. Trauma – especially sexual abuse – is a risk factor for suicide attempt and suicide. A common reaction to sexual abuse is dissociation. Higher lev...

    Authors: Silje Støle Brokke, Thomas Bjerregaard Bertelsen, Nils Inge Landrø and Vegard Øksendal Haaland

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:29

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  20. In recent years, there have been frequent reports of gaming disorder in China, with more focus on young people. We developed and psychometrically tested a Gaming Disorder screening scale (i.e., Gaming Disorder...

    Authors: Xuechan Lyu, Tianzhen Chen, Zhe Wang, Jing Lu, Chenyi Ma, Haoye Tan, Runji Li, Peiyan Wang, Limin Ma, Hongwei Li, Shuqin Hui, Wenli Zhao, Jiang Long, Na Zhong and Min Zhao

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:28

    Content type: Research

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  21. Minimally invasive facial cosmetic surgery (MIFCS) is becoming more and more popular and acceptable in Chinese young people, and it influences people in many aspects. However, there is little research on the a...

    Authors: Xingyue Jin, Mireille Twayigira, Wenjing Zhang, Xueping Gao, Xuerong Luo, Huiming Xu, Chunxiang Huang and Yanmei Shen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:27

    Content type: Research

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  22. Recent neuroimaging studies revealed dysregulated neurodevelopmental, or/and neurodegenerative trajectories of both structural and functional connections in schizophrenia. However, how the alterations in the b...

    Authors: Biqiu Tang, Wenjing Zhang, Shikuang Deng, Jiang Liu, Na Hu, Qiyong Gong, Shi Gu and Su Lui

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:26

    Content type: Research

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  23. The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated national lockdowns have been linked to deteriorations in mental health worldwide. A number of studies analysed changes in mental health indicators during the pandemic; ...

    Authors: Michelle T. Pedersen, Thea O. Andersen, Amy Clotworthy, Andreas K. Jensen, Katrine Strandberg-Larsen, Naja H. Rod and Tibor V. Varga

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:25

    Content type: Research

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  24. Sexual compulsivity is a concealed psychiatric disease marked by intrusive thoughts followed by ritualized sexual acts. In Ethiopia, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS has recently increased. Furthermore, sexual compu...

    Authors: Seid Shumye, Chalachew Kassaw and Getnet Melaku

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:24

    Content type: Research

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  25. Medication adherence is a common issue influenced by various factors among patients with severe mental disorders worldwide. However, most literature to date has been primarily quantitative and has focused on m...

    Authors: Mengjie Deng, Shuyi Zhai, Xuan Ouyang, Zhening Liu and Brendan Ross

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:22

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  26. People with severe mental illness are two to three times more likely to be overweight or have obesity than the general population and this is associated with significant morbidity and premature mortality. Lira...

    Authors: Katharine Barnard-Kelly, Clare A. Whicher, Hermione C. Price, Peter Phiri, Shanaya Rathod, Carolyn Asher, Robert C. Peveler and Richard I. G. Holt

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:21

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  27. The outbreak of Covid-19 had negative impacts on the mental stress and induced psychological distress among university students worldwide. This study proposed a moderated mediation model, and hypothesized that...

    Authors: Lu Lu, Xiaobin Wang, Xuehang Wang, Xiaoxi Guo and Bochen Pan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:20

    Content type: Research

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  28. Global health crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, confront healthcare workers (HCW) with increased exposure to potentially morally distressing events. The pandemic has provided an opportunity to explore the...

    Authors: Edward G. Spilg, Cynda Hylton Rushton, Jennifer L. Phillips, Tetyana Kendzerska, Mysa Saad, Wendy Gifford, Mamta Gautam, Rajiv Bhatla, Jodi D. Edwards, Lena Quilty, Chloe Leveille and Rebecca Robillard

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:19

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  29. Although tiny in size and mostly harmless, spiders evoke exceptional fear in a significant part of the population and arachnophobia is one of the most common anxiety disorders with prevalence 2.7–6.1%. Two sta...

    Authors: Jakub Polák, Kristýna Sedláčková, Markéta Janovcová, Šárka Peléšková, Jaroslav Flegr, Barbora Vobrubová, Daniel Frynta and Eva Landová

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:18

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  30. Migrant workers are a group susceptible for depression evolution due to occupational maladaptive triggers. The social rank theory illustrates the pathology process from defensive adaptation to depression, poin...

    Authors: Rusi Long, Hui Chen, Tian Hu, Yaqi Chen, Bolin Cao, Rongxi Wang, Fan Hu, Chen Xu, Xiaoyue Yu, Yujie Liu, Shangbin Liu, Kechun Zhang, Huachun Zou, Zixin Wang, Wenjie Xue and Yong Cai

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:17

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  31. Despite the association of Gambling Disorder (GD) with poor mental health, treatment options generally lack components targeting emotional difficulties. This study investigated the feasibility and acceptabilit...

    Authors: Viktor Månsson, Olof Molander, Per Carlbring, Ingvar Rosendahl and Anne H. Berman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:16

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  32. The immense social upheaval and ongoing humanitarian crisis created by the 2011 war in Syria has forced millions of civilians to flee their homeland, many of whom seek refugee status in Western nations. Whilst...

    Authors: Thomas P. Nguyen, Maria Gabriela Uribe Guajardo, Berhe W. Sahle, Andre M. N. Renzaho and Shameran Slewa-Younan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:15

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  33. Individuals in higher socioeconomic positions tend to utilise more mental health care, especially specialist services, than those in lower positions. Whether these disparities in treatment exist among adolesce...

    Authors: Joonas Pitkänen, Hanna Remes, Mikko Aaltonen and Pekka Martikainen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:14

    Content type: Research

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  34. People living with HIV (PLWH) carry a high risk for mental health problems, which has been extensively reported in the literature. However, an understanding of mental health characteristics in different subgro...

    Authors: Dongfang Wang, Qijian Deng, Brendan Ross, Min Wang, Zhening Liu, Honghong Wang and Xuan Ouyang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:13

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  35. Anxiety disorders are often the first presentation of psychopathology in youth and are considered the most common psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. This study aimed to identify distinct studen...

    Authors: Fang Liu, Dan Yang, Yueguang Liu, Qin Zhang, Shiyu Chen, Wanxia Li, Jidong Ren, Xiaobin Tian and Xin Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:12

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  36. Globally, families play a critical role in providing care and support for persons living with schizophrenia. It is important to identify potentially modifiable factors that influence perceived caregiver burden...

    Authors: Rosarito Clari, Jennifer Headley, Joseph Egger, Praxeda Swai, Paul Lawala, Anna Minja, Sylvia Kaaya and Joy Noel Baumgartner

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:10

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  37. Syrian refugees resettled in Turkey show a high prevalence of symptoms of mental disorders. Problem Management Plus (PM+) is an effective psychological intervention delivered by non-specialist health care prov...

    Authors: C. Acarturk, E. Uygun, Z. Ilkkursun, T. Yurtbakan, G. Kurt, J. Adam-Troian, I. Senay, R. Bryant, P. Cuijpers, N. Kiselev, D. McDaid, N. Morina, Z. Nisanci, A. L. Park, M. Sijbrandij, P. Ventevogel…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:8

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  38. Suicide is an important contributor to the burden of mental health disorders, but community-based suicide data are scarce in many low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) including Kenya. Available data on suic...

    Authors: Linnet Ongeri, David A. Larsen, Rachel Jenkins, Andrea Shaw, Hannah Connolly, James Lyon, Symon Kariuki, Brenda Penninx, Charles R. Newton, Peter Sifuna and Bernhards Ogutu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:7

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  39. Unhealthy lifestyle constitutes a cause of increased morbidity and mortality in people with severe mental illness. The aim of this mixed-method pilot study was to investigate the feasibility and preliminary ef...

    Authors: Viola Kirschner, Natalie Lamp, Ümmügülsüm Dinc, Thomas Becker, Reinhold Kilian and Annabel Sandra Mueller-Stierlin

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:6

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  40. There are conflicting results regarding the association between chronic liver disease (CLD) and depression and the underlying biological mechanisms are lack of investigation. To address the impact of depressio...

    Authors: Junyan Cao, Weihong Qiu, Yong Yu, Na Li, Huixiang Wu and Zhaocong Chen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:5

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  41. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by attention problems, excessive physical activity, and impulsivity. ADHD affects not only the patients but also ...

    Authors: Saeideh Goharinejad, Samira Goharinejad, Sadrieh Hajesmaeel-Gohari and Kambiz Bahaadinbeigy

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:4

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  42. Prevalence of suicidal ideation increases rapidly in adolescence, and many choose not to seek help and disclose their ideation. Young people who do disclose suicidal ideation, prefer to do so with peers and fa...

    Authors: Lauren McGillivray, Demee Rheinberger, Jessica Wang, Alexander Burnett and Michelle Torok

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:3

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  43. There is an increasing trend of door locking practices in acute psychiatric care. The aim of the present study was to illuminate the symbolic dimensions of doors in Greek mental health nurses’ experiences of o...

    Authors: Evdokia Missouridou, Evangelos C. Fradelos, Emmanouel Kritsiotakis, Polyxeni Mangoulia, Eirini Segredou and Ioanna V. Papathanasiou

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:2

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  44. Suicidal ideation may signal potential risk for future suicidal behaviors and death. We examined the prevalence of recent suicidal ideation in patients with mental illness and concurrent substance use and expl...

    Authors: Helle Wessel Andersson, Solfrid E. Lilleeng, Torleif Ruud and Solveig Osborg Ose

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2022 22:1

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