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  1. Research article

    Comparison and predictors of treatment adherence and remission among patients with schizophrenia treated with paliperidone palmitate or atypical oral antipsychotics in community behavioral health organizations

    Nonadherence to antipsychotic treatment increases the likelihood of relapse and progressive symptomatology in patients with schizophrenia. Atypical long-acting injectables, including paliperidone palmitate (PP...

    Jeffrey P. Anderson, Zeynep Icten, Veronica Alas, Carmela Benson and Kruti Joshi

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:346

    Published on: 18 October 2017

  2. Research article

    Trends in levels of self-reported psychological distress among individuals who seek psychiatric services over eight years: a comparison between age groups in three population surveys in Stockholm County

    Psychiatric service use has increased in Sweden and in other developed countries, particularly among young people. Possible explanations include lower threshold for help-seeking among young people, but evidenc...

    Kyriaki Kosidou, Andreas Lundin, Glyn Lewis, Peeter Fredlund, Henrik Dal and Christina Dalman

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:345

    Published on: 11 October 2017

  3. Research article

    The disease burden of suicide in Ecuador, a 15 years’ geodemographic cross-sectional study (2001–2015)

    Suicide affects people from different backgrounds, ethnical groups, socio-economic status and geographical locations. In Latin America, suicide reports arescarce, specially in Andean countries. In Ecuador, ver...

    Esteban Ortiz-Prado, Katherine Simbaña, Lenin Gómez, Aquiles R. Henriquez-Trujillo, Fernando Cornejo-Leon, Eduardo Vasconez, Diana Castillo and Ginés Viscor

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:342

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  4. Research article

    Cognitive behavioral group therapy for patients with physical diseases and comorbid depressive or adjustment disorders on a waiting list for individual therapy: results from a randomized controlled trial

    Depressive and adjustment disorders are highly prevalent in patients with physical diseases and are associated with poorer quality of life, increased morbidity and mortality, as well as higher healthcare costs...

    Miriam Ruesch, Almut Helmes and Juergen Bengel

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:340

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  5. Research article

    Self-admission to inpatient treatment in psychiatry: lessons on implementation

    Interest has increased in programs offering self-admission to inpatient treatment for patients with severe psychiatric illness, whereby patients who are well-known to a service are afforded the opportunity to ...

    Mattias Strand, Sanna A. Gustafsson, Cynthia M. Bulik and Yvonne von Hausswolff-Juhlin

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:343

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  6. Case report

    Periodic catatonia with long-term treatment: a case report

    Periodic catatonia has long been a challenging diagnosis and there are no absolute guidelines for treatment when precipitating factors are also unclear. We report a schizophrenia patient with periodic catatoni...

    Ruei-An Chen and Tiao-Lai Huang

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:337

    Published on: 29 September 2017

  7. Research article

    Prevalence and correlates for ADHD and relation with social and academic functioning among children and adolescents with HIV/AIDS in Uganda

    Aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), its associated correlates and relations with clinical and behavioural problems among children and adolescen...

    Richard Stephen Mpango, Eugene Kinyanda, Godfrey Zari Rukundo, Jonathan Levin, Kenneth D. Gadow and Vikram Patel

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:336

    Published on: 22 September 2017

  8. Research article

    Depression differed by midnight cortisol secretion, alexithymia and anxiety between diabetes types: a cross sectional comparison

    Increased prevalence of depression is found in both type 2 diabetes (T2D) and type 1 diabetes (T1D). Melancholia and atypical depression differ by cortisol secretion and clinical features. The aim was to compa...

    Eva O. Melin, Maria Thunander, Mona Landin-Olsson, Magnus Hillman and Hans O. Thulesius

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:335

    Published on: 20 September 2017

  9. Research article

    Family-based intervention in adolescent restrictive eating disorders: early treatment response and low weight suppression is associated with favourable one-year outcome

    Family-based treatments are first-line treatments for adolescents with restrictive eating disorders (ED) but have to be improved since outcome is poor for some. We have investigated the one-year outcome of a f...

    Ingemar Swenne, Thomas Parling and Helena Salonen Ros

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:333

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  10. Research article

    Association of body mass index with amnestic and non-amnestic mild cognitive impairment risk in elderly

    Previous studies focused on the relationship between body mass index and cognitive disorder and obtained many conflicting results. This study explored the potential effects of body mass index on the risk of mi...

    Feng Wang, Minghui Zhao, Zhaoli Han, Dai Li, Shishuang Zhang, Yongqiang Zhang, Xiaodong Kong, Ning Sun, Qiang Zhang and Ping Lei

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:334

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  11. Research article

    Implementation of internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy within community mental health clinics: a process evaluation using the consolidated framework for implementation research

    Depression and anxiety are prevalent and under treated conditions that create enormous burden for the patient and the health system. Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy (ICBT) improves patient access...

    H.D. Hadjistavropoulos, M.M. Nugent, D. Dirkse and N. Pugh

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:331

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  12. Research article

    Protocol for the management of psychiatric patients with psychomotor agitation

    Psychomotor agitation (PMA) is a state of motor restlessness and mental tension that requires prompt recognition, appropriate assessment and management to minimize anxiety for the patient and reduce the risk f...

    Eduard Vieta, Marina Garriga, Laura Cardete, Miquel Bernardo, María Lombraña, Jordi Blanch, Rosa Catalán, Mireia Vázquez, Victòria Soler, Noélia Ortuño and Anabel Martínez-Arán

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:328

    Published on: 8 September 2017

  13. Research article

    TSH cut off point based on depression in hypothyroid patients

    The prevalence of depressive symptoms in hypothyroidism is high. Considering that hypothyroidism and depression share some clinical features, some researchers use the “brain hypothyroidism” hypothesis to expla...

    A Talaei, N Rafee, F Rafei and A Chehrei

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:327

    Published on: 7 September 2017

  14. Research article

    Effect of short-term heart rate variability biofeedback on long-term abstinence in alcohol dependent patients – a one-year follow-up

    A randomized controlled study (RCT) recently showed that short-term heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback in addition to standard rehabilitation care for alcohol dependence can reduce craving, anxiety and i...

    Ana Isabel Penzlin, Kristian Barlinn, Ben Min-Woo Illigens, Kerstin Weidner, Martin Siepmann and Timo Siepmann

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:325

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  15. Research article

    Aerobic training for improved memory in patients with stress-related exhaustion: a randomized controlled trial

    Patients with stress-related exhaustion suffer from cognitive impairments, which often remain after psychological treatment or work place interventions. It is important to find effective treatments that can ad...

    Therese Eskilsson, Lisbeth Slunga Järvholm, Hanna Malmberg Gavelin, Anna Stigsdotter Neely and Carl-Johan Boraxbekk

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:322

    Published on: 2 September 2017

  16. Research article

    Psychosocial stressors contributing to emergency psychiatric service utilization in a sample of ethno-culturally diverse clients with psychosis in Toronto

    Understanding the psychosocial stressors of people with psychoses from minority ethnic groups may help in the development of culturally appropriate services. This study aimed to compare psychosocial factors as...

    Martin Rotenberg, Andrew Tuck and Kwame McKenzie

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:324

    Published on: 2 September 2017

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