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  1. Work and other everyday activities are beneficial for well-being among people with mental illness, but poor circumstances can create detrimental effects, possibly aggravated by additional vulnerabilities linke...

    Authors: Lisa Eklund, A. Birgitta Gunnarsson, Jan-Åke Jansson, Parvin Pooremamali and Mona Eklund

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:383

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on people’s lives globally. The outbreak in Saudi Arabia worsened when the number of cases and deaths rose in March and April of 2020, leading to a national lockdow...

    Authors: Ahmad N. AlHadi, Mohammed A. Alarabi and Khulood M. AlMansoor

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:382

    Content type: Research article

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  3. To cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing restrictions where implemented in France, which could have led to social isolation. This is expected to have affected the mental health situation, includin...

    Authors: Astrid Juhl Andersen, Murielle Mary-Krause, Joel José Herranz Bustamante, Mégane Héron, Tarik El Aarbaoui and Maria Melchior

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:381

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  4. The COVID-19 pandemic has lasted for more than 1 year, causing far-reaching and unprecedented changes in almost all aspects of society. This study aimed to evaluate the long-term consequences of the COVID-19 p...

    Authors: Tian Qi, Ting Hu, Qi-Qi Ge, Xiao-Na Zhou, Jia-Mei Li, Chun-Lei Jiang and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:380

    Content type: Research

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  5. The new coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has been accompanied by severe psychological pressure on the entire population. However, little is known about how this pandemic could affect the more vulnerable populat...

    Authors: George Giannakopoulos, Savvina Mylona, Anastasia Zisimopoulou, Maria Belivanaki, Stella Charitaki and Gerasimos Kolaitis

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:379

    Content type: Research article

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  6. A motivation dimension of the core psychiatric symptom anhedonia additional has been suggested. The Temporal Experience of Pleasure Scale (TEPS) has been reported to assess anticipatory and consummatory pleasu...

    Authors: Shulin Fang, Xiaodan Huang, Panwen Zhang, Jiayue He, Xingwei Luo, Jianghua Zhang, Yan Xiong, Fusheng Luo, Xiaosheng Wang, Shuqiao Yao and Xiang Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:378

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The majority of people with dementia have behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), including depression, anxiety and agitation. These may be elicited or aggravated by disrupted circadian rhyth...

    Authors: Eirin Kolberg, Gunnhild Johnsen Hjetland, Eirunn Thun, Ståle Pallesen, Inger Hilde Nordhus, Bettina S. Husebo and Elisabeth Flo-Groeneboom

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:377

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The off-label use of antipsychotic medications is common in many countries, and the extent of such use in psychiatric inpatients in China has not been sufficiently studied. The purpose of this study was to sur...

    Authors: Juan Wang, Feng Jiang, Yating Yang, Yulong Zhang, Zhiwei Liu, Xiaorong Qin, Xueqin Tao, Tingfang Liu, Yuanli Liu, Yi-lang Tang, Huanzhong Liu and Robert O. Cotes

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:375

    Content type: Research

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  9. Self-harming behaviors in adolescents cause great suffering and can lead to considerable costs to the healthcare system. The aim of the current study was to investigate the cost of an integrated individual and...

    Authors: Moa Bråthén Wijana, Inna Feldman, Richard Ssegonja, Pia Enebrink and Ata Ghaderi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:374

    Content type: Research

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  10. Several studies have attempted to understand the link among drug addicts and suicidal ideation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors associated with suicidal ideation in drug addicts based ...

    Authors: Ali Khani Jeihooni, Mehdi Amirkhani, Tayebeh Rakhshani, Pooyan Afzali Hasirini and Hanieh Jormand

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:372

    Content type: Research

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  11. Absconding (i.e., escaping) is common among patients with mental illness admitted to psychiatric hospitals. Patients use various strategies to make absconding successful due to the experiences faced during adm...

    Authors: Mark Mohan Kaggwa, Anita Acai, Godfrey Zari Rukundo, Sheila Harms and Scholastic Ashaba

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:371

    Content type: Research

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  12. Vocational rehabilitation (VR) has increasingly become an important intervention targeting poor occupational functioning in schizophrenia. The Norwegian Job Management Program (JUMP), sought to enhance occupat...

    Authors: Ole Klungsøyr, June Ullevoldsæter Lystad, Helen Bull, Stig Evensen, Torill Ueland and Erik Falkum

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:370

    Content type: Research

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  13. About half of Swedish eating disorder patients report exercising compulsively and compulsive exercise (CE) is prevalent in all diagnoses and both genders. Yet there are no systematic treatments targeting CE in...

    Authors: Elin Monell, Caroline Meyer, Agnieszka Szwajda and Emma Forsén Mantilla

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:369

    Content type: Study protocol

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  14. The onset of mental disorders typically occurs between the ages of 12 and 25, and the burden of mental health problems is the most consequential for this group. Indicated prevention interventions to target ind...

    Authors: M. van Doorn, A. Popma, T. van Amelsvoort, C. McEnery, J. F. Gleeson, F. G. Ory, Jaspers M. W. M., M. Alvarez-Jimenez and D. H. Nieman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:368

    Content type: Study protocol

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  15. The transition in the population pyramid is a reality in several locations around the world and projections of an increase in the older population in Brazil demonstrate the relevance of studies on factors that...

    Authors: Cleide Maria de Paula Rebouças, Maura Regina Ribeiro, Juliana Zangilorami-Raimundo, Polyana Caroline de Lima Bezerra, Angelo Márcio das Chagas de Souza Júnior, Nair da Silva Souza, Janaina Ribeiro Pereira, José Maria Soares Júnior, Larissa Maria de Paula Rebouças da Costa, Luiz Carlos de Abreu and Rodrigo Daminello Raimundo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:367

    Content type: Research

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  16. Children and adolescents’ mental health problems have been largely assessed with conventional symptom scales, for example, Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) given that it is one of the mostly wide...

    Authors: Yeosun Yoon, Jessica Deighton, Alice Wickersham, Julian Edbrooke-Childs, David Osborn, Essi Viding and Johnny Downs

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:366

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) is a rare clinical entity that is classically composed of visual hallucinations in the context of an altered optic pathway with preservation of reality judgment. This case aims to...

    Authors: Lomelín-López Diana, Jaime Carmona-Huerta, J. Guillermo Patiño, Aldana-López Alejandro and Durand-Arias Sol

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:365

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Educational interventions engage youth using visual, literary and performing arts to combat stigma associated with mental health problems. However, it remains unknown whether arts interventions are effective i...

    Authors: Shivani Mathur Gaiha, Tatiana Taylor Salisbury, Shamaila Usmani, Mirja Koschorke, Usha Raman and Mark Petticrew

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:364

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic profoundly impacts on mental health, yet it is still unclear whether COVID-19 distress makes people more vulnerable to suicidal behavior. The present study aims...

    Authors: Yongsheng Tong, Kenneth R. Conner, Yi Yin, Liting Zhao, Yuehua Wang, Mengjie Wu and Cuiling Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:363

    Content type: Research

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  20. Reducing substance use in youth is a global health priority. We compared two cohorts from the same 12-week residential substance use disorder (SUD) facility over a 10 year period: Cohort A (2008–2009) and Coho...

    Authors: Ely M. Marceau, Gabriella Holmes, Jane Cutts, Lauren Mullaney, Denise Meuldijk, Michelle L. Townsend and Brin F. S. Grenyer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:362

    Content type: Research

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  21. Early diagnosis of adolescent psychiatric disorder is crucial for early intervention. However, there is extensive comorbidity between affective and psychotic disorders, which increases the difficulty of precis...

    Authors: Zheyi Zhou, Kangcheng Wang, Jinxiang Tang, Dongtao Wei, Li Song, Yadong Peng, Yixiao Fu and Jiang Qiu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:361

    Content type: Research

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  22. Pathogenic variants of the AUTS2 (Autism Susceptibility candidate 2) gene predispose to intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, facial dysmorphism and short st...

    Authors: Christophe GAULD, Alice POISSON, Julie REVERSAT, Elodie PEYROUX, Françoise HOUDAYER-ROBERT, Massimiliano ROSSI, Gaetan LESCA, Damien SANLAVILLE and Caroline DEMILY

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:360

    Content type: Case report

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  23. There is concern that rates of mental disorders may be increasing although findings disagree. Using an innovative design with a daughter-mother data set we assess whether there has been a generational increase...

    Authors: Jake M. Najman, William Bor, Gail M. Williams, Christel M. Middeldorp, Abdullah A. Mamun, Alexandra M. Clavarino and James G. Scott

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:359

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Preoperative anxiety is a common psychological reaction in perioperative patients. The absence of a valid measurement tool hinders the evaluation of interventions to treat preoperative anxiety in China. This s...

    Authors: Chengjiao Zhang, Xitong Liu, Tianran Hu, Fei Zhang, Lingyi Pan, Yan Luo and Zhen Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:358

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Severe mental illness (SMI) is associated with care delivery problems because of the high levels of clinical resources needed to address patient’s psychosocial impairment and to support inclusion in society. C...

    Authors: Frank Röhricht, Raguraman Padmanabhan, Paul Binfield, Deepa Mavji and Sally Barlow

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:357

    Content type: Research

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  26. The COVID-19 pandemic has been associated with significant psychological and social distress worldwide. We investigated fear and depression among adults in Cameroon during different phases of the COVID-19 outb...

    Authors: Joseph Nelson Siewe Fodjo, Leonard Ngarka, Wepnyu Y. Njamnshi, Leonard N. Nfor, Michel K. Mengnjo, Edwige Laure Mendo, Samuel A. Angwafor, Jonas Guy Atchou Basseguin, Cyrille Nkouonlack, Edith N. Njit, Nene Ahidjo, Eric S. Chokote, Fidèle Dema, Julius Y. Fonsah, Godwin Y. Tatah, Nancy Palmer…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:356

    Content type: Research

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  27. Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis (NMDAR-E) is an autoimmune encephalitis (AE) mainly affecting young females. It typically presents with isolated psychiatric symptoms (e.g. depressed mood) at first and neurolog...

    Authors: David Weiss, Lisa Kertzscher, Magdalena Degering, David Wozniak and Michael Kluge

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:355

    Content type: Case report

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  28. Childhood maltreatment and peer victimization are major risk factors for depression and suicidal behavior. Furthermore, childhood maltreatment increases the risk of peer victimization. Our objective was to dis...

    Authors: Melissa Macalli, Massimiliano Orri, Christophe Tzourio and Sylvana M. Côté

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:354

    Content type: Research

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  29. Effort-reward imbalance is an adverse psychological response to working conditions that has several negative effects on nurses. However, there is little research on effort-reward imbalance and its influencing ...

    Authors: Mengge Tian, Heping Yang, Xiaoxv Yin, Yafei Wu, Guopeng Zhang, Chuanzhu Lv, Ketao Mu and Yanhong Gong

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:353

    Content type: Research

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  30. The Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted health systems across the world and led to major shifts in individual behavior by forcing people into isolation in home settings. Its rapid spread has overwhelmed populat...

    Authors: Rita J. Ames-Guerrero, Victoria A. Barreda-Parra, Julio C. Huamani-Cahua and Jane Banaszak-Holl

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:351

    Content type: Research article

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  31. HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND remains a pronounced consequence of HIV/AIDS despite improved life expectancies. This is often associated with several dysfunctions such as decrease of attention, m...

    Authors: Jane Kasozi Namagga, Godfrey Zari Rukundo, Vallence Niyonzima and Joachim Voss

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:350

    Content type: Research

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  32. Mental–somatic multimorbidity in general hospital settings is associated with long hospital stays, frequent rehospitalization, and a deterioration of disease course, thus, highlighting the need for treating ho...

    Authors: Nicola Julia Aebi, Seraina Caviezel, Rainer Schaefert, Gunther Meinlschmidt, Matthias Schwenkglenks, Günther Fink, Lara Riedo, Thomas Leyhe and Kaspar Wyss

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:349

    Content type: Research

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  33. Severity of symptoms in patients with schizophrenia is a determinant of patient’s well-being, but evidence in low- and middle-income countries is limited. We aimed to measure the symptom severity using objecti...

    Authors: Teerapat Teetharatkul, Arnont Vitayanont, Tippawan Liabsuetrakul and Warut Aunjitsakul

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:348

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis is an autoimmune disorder which often presents with neuropsychiatric symptoms. A large proportion of cases are associated with an identifiable tumor...

    Authors: Khushminder Chahal, Tara Endeman, Sarah Scapinello and Michal Sapieha

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:347

    Content type: Case report

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  35. Ensuring adequate utilization of healthcare services for displaced populations is critical, yet there are well-documented treatment gaps. Yazidi women captured by the Islamic State (IS) were subjected to extre...

    Authors: Virginia M. Tran, Laila Fozouni, Jana K. Denkinger, Caroline Rometsch, Florian Junne, Patrick Vinck and Phuong Pham

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:346

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Notwithstanding the firmly established cross-sectional association of happiness with psychiatric disorders and their symptom severity, little is known about their temporal relationships. The goal of the presen...

    Authors: Philip Spinhoven, Bernet M. Elzinga, Brenda W. J. H. Penninx and Erik J. Giltay

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:344

    Content type: Research

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  37. Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a deadly and feared infectious disease, which can be responsible of debilitating physical and psychological sequelae in survivors including depression and anxiety disorders. Unfort...

    Authors: Célestin Kaputu-Kalala-Malu, Eric Mafuta Musalu, Tim Walker, Olga Ntumba-Tshitenge and Steve Ahuka-Mundeke

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:342

    Content type: Research

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  38. This study aimed to investigate whether personal recovery indices in individuals with psychotic disorders would change through hospitalisation in a psychiatric ward and to identify factors associated with thes...

    Authors: Norika Mitsunaga-Ohmuro and Noriyuki Ohmuro

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:340

    Content type: Research

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  39. Duration of risk symptoms (DUR) in people at clinical high risk for psychosis (CHR-P) has been related to poorer clinical outcomes, such as reduced functioning, but it is currently unclear how different sympto...

    Authors: Lorna Staines, Ruchika Gajwani, Joachim Gross, Andrew I. Gumley, Stephen M. Lawrie, Matthias Schwannauer, Frauke Schultze-Lutter and Peter J. Uhlhaas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:339

    Content type: Research

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  40. Caring for an individual with an eating disorder involves guilt, distress and many extra burdens and unmet needs. This qualitative study explored the experiences of parents with adult daughters suffering from ...

    Authors: Jannike Karlstad, Cathrine Fredriksen Moe, Mari Wattum and Berit Støre Brinchmann

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:338

    Content type: Research

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  41. Diabetes mellitus (DM) represents a global health threat and burden. It is associated with medical and psychological complications, especially depression. Depression among patients with DM may affect the gener...

    Authors: Saeed M. Omar, Imad R. Musa, Maysoon B. Idrees and Ishag Adam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:336

    Content type: Research

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  42. The present study aimed to investigate the psychometric properties of the Persian version of the weight-related experiential avoidance (AAQW) in overweight and obese treatment seeker in the clinical setting.

    Authors: Mohammad Reza Pirmoradi, Ali Asgharzadeh, Behrooz Birashk, Banafshe Gharaee, Razieh Salehian, Ali Reza Ostadrahimi and Abolfazl Akbarzadeh

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:335

    Content type: Research article

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