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  1. Despite inconsistent findings, accumulative evidence has shown abnormalities of the key antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase (SOD), in patients with schizophrenia. However, few studies explored SOD in late...

    Authors: Lijuan Huo, Xiaobing Lu, Fengchun Wu, Catherine Chang, Yuping Ning and Xiang Yang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:606

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  2. Substance use disorders (SUDs) are prevalent in the general population, tend to follow a chronic course, are associated with many individual and social problems, and often have their onset in adolescence. Howe...

    Authors: Christina Moska, Anna E. Goudriaan, Peter Blanken, Dike van de Mheen, Renske Spijkerman, Arnt Schellekens, Jannet de Jonge, Floris Bary, Wilma Vollebergh and Vincent Hendriks

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:605

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. There is a lack of studies investigating the possible mediating role of psychological factors, such as depression, anxiety and stress on orthorexic eating behaviors. Given that personality attributes might aff...

    Authors: Emmanuelle Awad, Pascale Salameh, Hala Sacre, Diana Malaeb, Souheil Hallit and Sahar Obeid

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:604

    Content type: Research

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  4. Negative self-perceptions is one of the most common symptoms of depression in young people, and has been found to be strongly associated with severity of depression symptoms. Psychological treatments for adole...

    Authors: Faith Orchard, Juliette Westbrook, Brioney Gee, Tim Clarke, Sophie Allan and Laura Pass

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:603

    Content type: Research

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  5. Functional recovery of patients with clinical and subclinical psychosis is associated with clinical, neuropsychological and developmental factors. Less is known about how these factors predict functional outco...

    Authors: Raimo K. R. Salokangas, Tiina From, Tuula Ilonen, Sinikka Luutonen, Markus Heinimaa, Reetta-Liina Armio, Heikki Laurikainen, Maija Walta, Janina Paju, Anna Toivonen, Päivi Jalo, Lauri Tuominen and Jarmo Hietala

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:602

    Content type: Research

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  6. The gap between service need and service provision for alcohol-related disorders is highest in resource-poor countries. However, in some of these contexts, local initiatives have developed pragmatic interventi...

    Authors: Verena Ertl, Melissa Groß, Samuel Okidi Mwaka and Frank Neuner

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:601

    Content type: Research

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  7. People who experience traumatic events have an increased risk of developing a range of mental disorders. Appropriate early support from people in a person’s social network may help to prevent the onset of a me...

    Authors: Yan Wang, Wenjing Li, Shurong Lu, Anthony F. Jorm, Brian Oldenburg, Yanling He and Nicola Reavley

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:600

    Content type: Research

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  8. Amongst the contributing factors of depression, vitamin D deficiency has increasingly drawn attention in recent years. This paper seeks to examine the association between serum vitamin D level and depression i...

    Authors: Leila Kamalzadeh, Malihe Saghafi, Seyede Salehe Mortazavi and Atefeh Ghanbari Jolfaei

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:599

    Content type: Research

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  9. Giving a healthy birth plays a vital role in a person’s personality development, but giving unhealthy birth and abortion can increase the risk of a range of mental disorders and psychological harms including r...

    Authors: Fatemeh Raphi, Soheila Bani, Mahmoud Farvareshi, Shirin Hasanpour and Mojgan Mirghafourvand

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:598

    Content type: Research

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  10. Social cognition is an important area of mental functioning relevant to psychiatric disorders and social functioning, that may be affected by psychiatric drug treatments. The aim of this review was to investig...

    Authors: Zoë Haime, Andrew J. Watson, Nadia Crellin, Louise Marston, Eileen Joyce and Joanna Moncrieff

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:597

    Content type: Research

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  11. Already a major health concern, late-life depression (LLD) is expected to form an increasing problem in the aging population. Moreover, despite current treatments, LLD is associated with a poor long-term progn...

    Authors: Bart Meuleman, Janna N. Vrijsen, Marie-Anne Vanderhasselt, Ernst H. W. Koster, Peter Oostelbos, Paul Naarding, Linda Bolier, Indira Tendolkar, Filip Smit, Jan Spijker and Eni S. Becker

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:596

    Content type: Study protocol

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  12. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our daily lives. Most of the working adults adopted the work-from-home arrangement while students shifted to home-based learning. Being confined together allows families to fo...

    Authors: Wilson Wai San Tam, Sum Nok Poon, Rathi Mahendran, Ee Heok Kua and Xi Vivien Wu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:595

    Content type: Research

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  13. Risk assessment and risk management are fundamental processes in the delivery of safe and effective mental health care, yet studies have shown that service users are often not directly involved or are unaware ...

    Authors: Nafiso Ahmed, Sally Barlow, Lisa Reynolds, Nicholas Drey, Fareha Begum, Elizabeth Tuudah and Alan Simpson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:594

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Despite a significant shortage of psychiatrists in China, an ever-increasing number of psychiatrists in China are experiencing burnout and job dissatisfaction and considering leaving their jobs. Yet, to our kn...

    Authors: Hao Yao, Peicheng Wang, Yi-Lang Tang, Yuanli Liu, Tingfang Liu, Huanzhong Liu, Yanhua Chen, Feng Jiang and Jiming Zhu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:593

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  15. Mass outbreaks such as pandemics are associated with mental health problems requiring effective psychological interventions. Although several forms of psychological interventions may be advocated or used, some...

    Authors: Alison Doherty, Valerio Benedetto, Catherine Harris, Paul Boland, Danielle L. Christian, James Hill, Gita Bhutani and Andrew J. Clegg

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:592

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  16. Patient suicidality is a frequently experienced topic for psychotherapists. Especially adolescents with borderline personality pathology (BPP) often exhibit suicidal tendencies. Previous research which examine...

    Authors: Vera Bühlmann, Susanne Schlüter-Müller, Lukas Fürer, Martin Steppan, Marc Birkhölzer, Klaus Schmeck, Julian Koenig, Michael Kaess and Ronan Zimmermann

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:590

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  17. Although the experiences of mothers with mental illness are well researched in Western countries, little is known about the experiences of Chinese mothers. This study aims to explore the experiences of family ...

    Authors: Lingling Chen, Kitty Vivekananda, Lili Guan and Andrea Reupert

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:589

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  18. Despite cases of factitious disorder imposed on self being documented in the literature for decades, it appears to remain an under-identified and under-diagnosed problem. The present study aimed to explore fac...

    Authors: Antoine Bérar, Guillaume Bouzillé, Patrick Jego and Jean-Sébastien Allain

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:588

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Family and friends can play a key role in supporting a person with depression to seek professional help. However, they may lack the knowledge to do so. English-language guidelines for high-income countries hav...

    Authors: Madhawee Fernando, Amila Chandrasiri, Madhubhashinee Dayabandara and Nicola J. Reavley

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:585

    Content type: Research

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  20. Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. It is estimated that 20% of adults with chronic physical diseases experience concomitant depression, increasing their risk of morbidity and mortality....

    Authors: Lydia Ould Brahim, Sylvie D. Lambert, Nancy Feeley, Chelsea Coumoundouros, Jamie Schaffler, Jane McCusker, Erica E. M. Moodie, John Kayser, Kendall Kolne, Eric Belzile and Christine Genest

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:584

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  21. Adherence to treatment, i.e. the extent to which a patient’s therapeutic engagement coincides with the prescribed treatment, is among the most important problems in mental health care. The current study invest...

    Authors: Martin P. Paulus, Rayus Kuplicki, Teresa A. Victor, Hung-Wen Yeh and Sahib S. Khalsa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:582

    Content type: Research

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  22. To understand users’ perceptions about receiving their personalized depression risk score and to gain an understanding about how to improve the efficiency of risk communication from the user perspective.

    Authors: Heidi Eccles, Doaa Nadouri, Molly Nannarone, Bonnie Lashewicz, Norbert Schmitz, Scott B. Patten, Douglas G. Manuel and JianLi Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:581

    Content type: Research

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  23. Bipolar Disorder (BD) is one of the most common mental disorders associated with depressive symptoms and impairment in executive functions such as response inhibition. This study aimed to investigate the effec...

    Authors: Parnaz Mardani, Ahmad Zolghadriha, Mohsen Dadashi, Hossein Javdani and Seyedeh Elnaz Mousavi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:579

    Content type: Research

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  24. Patients who undergo psychological treatment can report both negative and positive effects, but evidence of factors influencing the likelihood of negative effects is limited.

    Authors: Aisling McQuaid, Rahil Sanatinia, Lorna Farquharson, Prisha Shah, Alan Quirk, David S. Baldwin and Mike Crawford

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:578

    Content type: Research

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  25. The mental and psychological conditions of the individuals involved in homicide followed by suicide (H-S) are still unclear, especially in China. Information on these aspects cannot be accurately obtained due ...

    Authors: Qiaoling Sun, Jiansong Zhou, Huijuan Guo, Ningzhi Gou, Ruoheng Lin, Ying Huang, Weilong Guo and Xiaoping Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:577

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  26. It is unclear whether psychotic experiences (PEs) gradually merge into states of clinical psychosis along a continuum which correspond to a dimensional classification or whether latent classes appear above a c...

    Authors: Jeremy W. Coid, Yamin Zhang, Jinkun Zeng, Xiaojing Li, Qiuyue Lv, Wanjie Tang, Qiang Wang, Wei Deng, Wanjun Guo, Liansheng Zhao, Xiaohong Ma, Yajing Meng, Mingli Li, Huiyao Wang, Ting Chen, Min Yang…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:574

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Depression among the elderly is well-documented and associated with socio-economic factors, physical and mental health conditions. Few studies have focused on older adults’ physical limitations and depressive ...

    Authors: Babul Hossain, Pawan Kumar Yadav, Varsha P. Nagargoje and K. J. Vinod Joseph

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:573

    Content type: Research

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  28. The COVID-19 pandemic has posed significant threats to both the physical and psychological health of healthcare workers working in the front-line combating COVID-19. However, studies regarding the medium to lo...

    Authors: Lingling Pan, Qiancheng Xu, Xia Kuang, Xiancui Zhang, Fengxia Fang, Liling Gui, Mei Li, Boris Tefsen, Lei Zha and Huan Liu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:572

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  29. This study aimed to find out the change in the rate and pattern of suicide attempts during severe acute respiratory syndrome COVID-19 pandemic period.

    Authors: Ji-Hun Kang, Si-Won Lee, Jae-Gu Ji, Jae-Kwang Yu, Yun-Deok Jang, Seong-Ju Kim and Yang-Weon Kim

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:571

    Content type: Research

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  30. It has been hypothesized that mental illness stigma differs according to what matters most to people, and that this results in value-based differences in stigma within societies. However, there is a lack of st...

    Authors: Sophia Rieckhof, Christian Sander, Sven Speerforck, Elke Prestin, Matthias C. Angermeyer and Georg Schomerus

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:570

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  31. Poor mental health was reported among medical graduate students in some studies. Identification of risk factors for predicting the mental health is capable of reducing psychological distress among medical grad...

    Authors: Fei Guo, Min Yi, Li Sun, Ting Luo, Ruili Han, Lanlan Zheng, Shengyang Jin, Jun Wang, Mingxing Lei and Changjun Gao

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:569

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  32. Depressive symptoms could be similarly expressed in bipolar and unipolar disorder. However, changes in cognition and brain networks might be quite distinct. We aimed to find out the difference in the neural me...

    Authors: Zhinan Li, Junhao Chen, Yigang Feng, Shuming Zhong, Shui Tian, Zhongpeng Dai, Qing Lu, Yufang Guan, Yanyan Shan and Yanbin Jia

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:568

    Content type: Research

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  33. Patients with a psychotic disorder often suffer from low self-esteem, which has been related to higher suicidal risk, poor quality of life and, the maintenance of psychotic and depression symptoms. However, in...

    Authors: Elisabeth C. D. van der Stouwe, Chris N. W. Geraets, Mirjam Rutgers and Wim Veling

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:567

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  34. Employment within social firms in the UK is under-developed and under-researched, but a potentially beneficial route to vocational rehabilitation for people with mental health problems. This study explores the...

    Authors: Nicola Morant, Alyssa Milton, Eleanor Gilbert, Sonia Johnson, Nicholas Parsons, Swaran Singh and Steven Marwaha

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:566

    Content type: Research

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  35. Autistic adolescents have greater predisposition to depression and suicidality than neurotypical adolescents. Early detection is essential for timely treatment. The Patient Health Questionnaire 9-item (PHQ-9) ...

    Authors: Thanita Pilunthanakul, Tze Jui Goh, Daniel Shuen Sheng Fung, Rehena Sultana, John Carson Allen and Min Sung

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:564

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  36. Reductions in crime are often reported following substance use treatment. We explore the relationship between desistance from crime, treatment type, treatment retention and positive changes in known risk facto...

    Authors: Ingeborg Skjærvø, Thomas Clausen, Svetlana Skurtveit and Anne Bukten

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:563

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  37. Klotho and its relationship with neurotrophic factors and cognition in schizophrenia has not yet been investigated. In this study, the hypothesis that the blood serum levels of BDNF, GDNF, NGF and Klotho in sc...

    Authors: Betul Aslan Turkmen, Esra Yazici, Derya Guzel Erdogan, Mehmet Akif Suda and Ahmet Bulent Yazici

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:562

    Content type: Research

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  38. The influence of antipsychotic drugs on tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) levels is unclear, and there is no consensus on the association between TNF-α and psychotic symptoms. This study aimed to investigate the...

    Authors: Chen Lin, Ke Chen, Jianjin Yu, Wei Feng, Weihong Fu, Fude Yang, Xiangyang Zhang and Dachun Chen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:561

    Content type: Research

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  39. In addition to having a negative impact on the physical and emotional health of the population, the global Covid–19 pandemic has necessitated psychotherapists moving their practice to online environments. This...

    Authors: Iain W. McGowan, Naomi Fisher, Justin Havens and Simon Proudlock

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:560

    Content type: Research

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  40. Trans women have been shown to experience disproportionately poor outcomes in physical and mental health. Although it is common to talk about the violence against trans people, little is still known about ment...

    Authors: Arianne Reis, Sandro Sperandei, Paula Galdino Cardin de Carvalho, Thiago Félix Pinheiro, Ferdinando Diniz de Moura, José Luis Gomez, Patrícia Porchat, Francisco Inácio Bastos, Willi McFarland, Erin C. Wilson and Maria Amélia Veras

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:557

    Content type: Research

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