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  1. Research article

    Methylphenidate use and school performance among primary school children: a descriptive study

    There is no conclusive evidence that stimulants have beneficial effects on major associated outcome parameters, particularly school performance. We assessed the differences in school performance among children...

    Jurjen van der Schans, Rukiye Çiçek, Sefike Vardar, Jens HJ Bos, Tjalling W de Vries, Pieter J Hoekstra and Eelko Hak

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:116

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  2. Research article

    Conflict-related trauma and bereavement: exploring differential symptom profiles of prolonged grief and posttraumatic stress disorder

    Exposure to trauma and bereavement is common in conflict-affected regions. Previous research suggests considerable heterogeneity in responses to trauma and loss with varying symptom representations. The purpos...

    Carina Heeke, Nadine Stammel, Manuel Heinrich and Christine Knaevelsrud

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:118

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  3. Research article

    Parental separation in childhood as a risk factor for depression in adulthood: a community-based study of adolescents screened for depression and followed up after 15 years

    Earlier research has investigated the association between parental separation and long-term health outcomes among offspring, but few studies have assessed the potentially moderating role of mental health statu...

    Hannes Bohman, Sara Brolin Låftman, Aivar Päären and Ulf Jonsson

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:117

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  4. Study protocol

    The influence of participation in target-shooting sport for children with inattentive, hyperactive and impulsive symptoms – A controlled study of best practice

    Practising target-shooting sport requires focused attention and motoric steadiness. A previous non-controlled pilot study suggests that children with impairing symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disor...

    Annegrete Gohr Månsson, Mette Elmose, Søren Dalsgaard and Kirsten K. Roessler

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:115

    Published on: 28 March 2017

  5. Study protocol

    Working memory training in children with neuropsychiatric disorders and mild to borderline intellectual functioning, the role of coaching; a double-blind randomized controlled trial

    Working memory training (WMT) has been shown to offer therapeutic benefits to both patients with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and patients with mild to borderline Intellectual Disabilities (...

    Sammy Roording-Ragetlie, Helen Klip, Jan Buitelaar and Dorine Slaats-Willemse

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:114

    Published on: 28 March 2017

  6. Research article

    Does continuous trusted adult support in childhood impart life-course resilience against adverse childhood experiences - a retrospective study on adult health-harming behaviours and mental well-being

    Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) including child abuse and household problems (e.g. domestic violence) increase risks of poor health and mental well-being in adulthood. Factors such as having access to a t...

    Mark A. Bellis, Katie Hardcastle, Kat Ford, Karen Hughes, Kathryn Ashton, Zara Quigg and Nadia Butler

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:110

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  7. Research article

    What’s wrong with John? a randomised controlled trial of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training with nursing students

    The prevalence of mental health problems have been found to be higher among university students compared to their non-student peers. Nursing students in particular face a range of additional stressors which ma...

    Sharyn Burns, Gemma Crawford, Jonathan Hallett, Kristen Hunt, Hui Jun Chih and P.J. Matt Tilley

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:111

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  8. Study protocol

    EUDOR-A multi-centre research program: A naturalistic, European Multi-centre Clinical study of EDOR Test in adult patients with primary depression

    Electrodermal reactivity has been successfully used as indicator of interest, curiosity as well as depressive states. The measured reactivity depends on the quantity of sweat secreted by those eccrine sweat gl...

    Marco Sarchiapone, Miriam Iosue, Vladimir Carli, Mario Amore, Enrique Baca-Garcia, Anil Batra, Doina Cosman, Philippe Courtet, Guido Di Sciascio, Ricardo Gusmao, Tadeusz Parnowski, Peter Pestality, Pilar Saiz, Johannes Thome, Anders Tingström, Marcin Wojnar…

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:108

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  9. Research article

    Rumination mediates the relationship between overgeneral autobiographical memory and depression in patients with major depressive disorder

    Overgeneral autobiographical memory has been identified as a risk factor for the onset and maintenance of depression. However, little is known about the underlying mechanisms that might explain overgeneral aut...

    Yansong Liu, Xinnian Yu, Bixiu Yang, Fuquan Zhang, Wenhua Zou, Aiguo Na, Xudong Zhao and Guangzhong Yin

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:103

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  10. Research article

    Severe war-related trauma and personality pathology: a case-control study

    Exposure to war-related trauma has long been recognised to have an adverse effect on mental health. We attempted to investigate whether people who have clinically significant personality-related problems 15 ye...

    Jasna Munjiza, Dolores Britvic, Maja Radman and Mike J. Crawford

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:100

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  11. Research article

    Sociodemographic and delivery risk factors for developing postpartum depression in a sample of 3233 mothers from the Czech ELSPAC study

    In the postpartum period, certain groups of women are at a higher risk for developing depressive episodes. Several studies have described risk factors for developing postpartum depression (PPD). However, these...

    Adam Fiala, Jan Švancara, Jana Klánová and Tomáš Kašpárek

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:104

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  12. Study protocol

    Design of the Lifestyle Interventions for severe mentally ill Outpatients in the Netherlands (LION) trial; a cluster randomised controlled study of a multidimensional web tool intervention to improve cardiometabolic health in patients with severe mental illness

    The cardiometabolic health of persons with a severe mental illness (SMI) is alarming with obesity rates of 45-55% and diabetes type 2 rates of 10-15%. Unhealthy lifestyle behaviours play a large role in this. ...

    Anne Looijmans, Frederike Jörg, Richard Bruggeman, Robert Schoevers and Eva Corpeleijn

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:107

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  13. Research article

    Sleep quality, internet addiction and depressive symptoms among undergraduate students in Nepal

    Evidence on the burden of depression, internet addiction and poor sleep quality in undergraduate students from Nepal is virtually non-existent. While the interaction between sleep quality, internet addiction a...

    Parash Mani Bhandari, Dipika Neupane, Shristi Rijal, Kiran Thapa, Shiva Raj Mishra and Amod Kumar Poudyal

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:106

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  14. Research article

    Brain structure differences among male schizophrenic patients with history of serious violent acts: an MRI voxel-based morphometric study

    The biological underpinnings of serious violent behaviors in patients with schizophrenia remain unclear. The aim of this study was to identify the characteristics of brain morphometry in patients with schizoph...

    Noriomi Kuroki, Hiroko Kashiwagi, Miho Ota, Masanori Ishikawa, Hiroshi Kunugi, Noriko Sato, Naotsugu Hirabayashi and Toshio Ota

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:105

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  15. Research article

    Possible factors influencing the duration of hospital stay in patients with psychiatric disorders attempting suicide by jumping

    Patients with psychiatric disorders have a high rate of suicide. The present study investigated factors influencing hospital stays for Japanese patients with psychiatric disorders attempting suicide by jumping.

    Tsubasa Omi, Hiroshi Ito, Keisen Riku, Koji Kanai, Hiromune Takada, Satoshi Fujimi, Hidenori Matsunaga and Kazutaka Ohi

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:99

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  16. Research article

    Effect of telephone follow-up on repeated suicide attempt in patients discharged from an emergency psychiatry department: a controlled study

    Attempted suicide is a major public health problem, and the efficacies of current postvention protocols vary. We evaluated the effectiveness of telephone follow-up of patients referred to an emergency psychiat...

    Sophie Exbrayat, Clotilde Coudrot, Xavier Gourdon, Aurélia Gay, Jessica Sevos, Jacques Pellet, Béatrice Trombert-Paviot and Catherine Massoubre

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:96

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  17. Research article

    Loneliness in the general population: prevalence, determinants and relations to mental health

    While loneliness has been regarded as a risk to mental and physical health, there is a lack of current community data covering a broad age range. This study used a large and representative German adult sample ...

    Manfred E. Beutel, Eva M. Klein, Elmar Brähler, Iris Reiner, Claus Jünger, Matthias Michal, Jörg Wiltink, Philipp S. Wild, Thomas Münzel, Karl J. Lackner and Ana N. Tibubos

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:97

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  18. Research article

    The mediational role of physical activity, social contact and stroke on the association between age, education, employment and dementia in an Asian older adult population

    Our study aimed to investigate the pathways by which socio-demographic factors, modifiable health and lifestyle risk factors influence each other, and subsequently, lead to dementia.

    Edimansyah Abdin, Siow Ann Chong, Chao Xu Peh, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Boon Yiang Chua, Swapna Verma, Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Saleha Shafie and Mythily Subramaniam

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:98

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  19. Study protocol

    Effectiveness of EMDR in patients with substance use disorder and comorbid PTSD: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based treatment for PTSD. However, it is unclear whether EMDR shows the same effectiveness in patients with substance use disorders (SUD) and...

    Ingo Schäfer, Laycen Chuey-Ferrer, Arne Hofmann, Peter Lieberman, Günter Mainusch and Annett Lotzin

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:95

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  20. Research article

    Enrichment activities in the medical school psychiatry programme – could this be a key to engaging medical students in psychiatry? A study from a high secure forensic psychiatric UK hospital

    The majority of research studies on medical student attitudes toward psychiatry focus on influencing factors and the medical school experience. This study evaluates the effectiveness of a one-day visit to a hi...

    Anna-Marie Mortlock, Ignazio Puzzo, Sophie Taylor, Veena Kumari, Susan Young, Samrat Sengupta and Mrigendra Das

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:83

    Published on: 16 March 2017

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