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  1. Autoenucleation is a rare form of self-mutilation typically associated with psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, substance-induced psychosis and bipolar disorder. The act is usually unilateral, althoug...

    Authors: Natalia Chechko, Eva Stormanns, Klaus Podoll, Susanne Stickel and Irene Neuner

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:563

    Content type: Case report

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  2. The reluctance of young adults to seek mental health treatment has been attributed to poor mental health literacy, stigma, preference for self-reliance and concerns about confidentiality. The purpose of this s...

    Authors: Shazana Shahwan, Jue Hua Lau, Chong Min Janrius Goh, Wei Jie Ong, Gregory Tee Hng Tan, Kian Woon Kwok, Ellaisha Samari, Ying Ying Lee, Wen Lin Teh, Vanessa Seet, Sherilyn Chang, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:562

    Content type: Research article

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  3. It is unclear whether the administration of antipsychotics to children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is acceptable, equitable, and feasible.

    Authors: Gian Loreto D’Alò, Franco De Crescenzo, Laura Amato, Fabio Cruciani, Marina Davoli, Francesca Fulceri, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Gian Paolo Morgano, Franco Nardocci, Rosella Saulle, Holger Jens Schünemann and Maria Luisa Scattoni

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:561

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Despite increasing awareness of high rates of physical illness and poor lifestyle behaviours among patients with a history of repeated deliberate self-harm (DSH), there is little research on specific lifestyle...

    Authors: Elizabeth Berg, Kay Wilhelm and Tonelle Handley

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:560

    Content type: Research article

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  5. While considerable progress has been made in exploring the psychological, the neural, and the neurochemical dimensions of OCD separately, their interplay is still an open question, especially their changes dur...

    Authors: Kathrin Viol, Günter Schiepek, Martin Kronbichler, Arnulf Hartl, Carina Grafetstätter, Peter Strasser, Anna Kastinger, Helmut Schöller, Eva-Maria Reiter, Sarah Said-Yürekli, Lisa Kronbichler, Brigitte Kravanja-Spannberger, Barbara Stöger-Schmidinger, Marc-Thorsten Hütt, Wolfgang Aichhorn and Benjamin Aas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:559

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The pre-melancholic model described by Tellenbach may provide a common model for understanding the psychological implications of the lockdown. In this case report, we describe a rare catatonic status as a psyc...

    Authors: Giuseppe Sarli, Lorenzo Polidori, David Lester and Maurizio Pompili

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:558

    Content type: Case report

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  7. The 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a public health emergency of international concern. To date, there are limited studies that have investigated the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on mental health among f...

    Authors: Peiqin Liang, Yiding Wang, Si Shi, Yan Liu and Ribo Xiong

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:557

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Moral injury among physicians and other health professionals has attracted attention in the mainstream literature, this study aim to assess the psychometric properties of the 10-item Moral Injury Symptoms Scal...

    Authors: Wang Zhizhong, Harold G. Koenig, Tong Yan, Wen Jing, Sui Mu, Liu Hongyu and Liu Guangtian

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:556

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Several evidence-based practice guidelines have been developed to better treat bipolar disorder. However, the articles cited in these guidelines were not sufficiently based on real-world clinical practice.

    Authors: Keita Tokumitsu, Norio Yasui-Furukori, Naoto Adachi, Yukihisa Kubota, Yoichiro Watanabe, Kazuhira Miki, Takaharu Azekawa, Koji Edagawa, Eiichi Katsumoto, Seiji Hongo, Eiichiro Goto, Hitoshi Ueda, Masaki Kato, Reiji Yoshimura, Atsuo Nakagawa, Toshiaki Kikuchi…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:555

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The jumping to conclusions bias (JTC) is considered to be an important causal factor in theoretical models for the formation and maintenance of delusions. However, recent meta-analytic findings show a rather e...

    Authors: Nico Pytlik, Daniel Soll, Klaus Hesse, Steffen Moritz, Andreas Bechdolf, Jutta Herrlich, Tilo Kircher, Stefan Klingberg, Martin W. Landsberg, Bernhard W. Müller, Georg Wiedemann, Andreas Wittorf, Wolfgang Wölwer, Michael Wagner and Stephanie Mehl

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:554

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Previous evidence indicates significant associations between depressive disorders and alcohol use disorder (AUD) and their strong links with social conditions. This study aims to investigate the association be...

    Authors: Sawitri Assanangkornchai, Jiraluck Nontarak, Wichai Aekplakorn, Suwat Chariyalertsak, Pattapong Kessomboon and Surasak Taneepanichskul

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:553

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Switching to aripiprazole from other antipsychotics can avoid antipsychotic-induced hyperprolactinemia but may result in an abnormally low prolactin level. This study aimed to assess whether the aripiprazole-i...

    Authors: Ya-Wen Jen, Tzung-Jeng Hwang, Hung-Yu Chan, Ming H. Hsieh, Chen-Chung Liu, Chih-Min Liu, Hai-Gwo Hwu, Ching-Hua Kuo, Yi-Ting Lin, Yi-Ling Chien and Wei J. Chen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:552

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Over the past decade, antidepressant prescriptions have increased in European countries and the United States, partly due to an increase in the number of new cases of mental illness. This paper demonstrates an...

    Authors: Mark Cherrie, Sarah Curtis, Gergő Baranyi, Stuart McTaggart, Niall Cunningham, Kirsty Licence, Chris Dibben, Clare Bambra and Jamie Pearce

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:551

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Although adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder has recently gained increased attention, few reports on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in the pre-elderly or elderly have been published. Here,...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Sasaki, Tadashi Jono, Ryuji Fukuhara, Seiji Yuki, Tomohisa Ishikawa, Shuken Boku and Minoru Takebayashi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:550

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Depressive disorders in University students have risen dramatically in the past few decades to the extent that students’ mental health has become a current global public health priority. Obtaining information ...

    Authors: Mami Ishida, Ilaria Montagni, Keiichi Matsuzaki, Tomonari Shimamoto, Tanguy Cariou, Takashi Kawamura, Christophe Tzourio and Taku Iwami

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:549

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Although the clinical efficacy and safety of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in the treatment of chronic tinnitus have been frequently examined, the results remain contradictory. Therefore,...

    Authors: Zhengrong Liang, Haidi Yang, Gui Cheng, Lingfei Huang, Tao Zhang and Haiying Jia

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:547

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Although there is consensus, in psychiatry, over the inclusion of religious and spiritual aspects when evaluating and treating the patient, investigation of these dimensions is rare. There is evidence as to th...

    Authors: Maria Cecilia Menegatti-Chequini, Alexandre A. Loch, Frederico C. Leão, Mario F. P. Peres and Homero Vallada

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:546

    Content type: Research article

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  18. With an estimated > 800,000 suicide-related deaths and potentially several attempts for each death in the world. The purpose of this study was to determine the epidemiological characteristics of self-poisoning...

    Authors: Boshen Wang, Lei Han, Jinbo Wen, Juan Zhang and Baoli Zhu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:545

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Epidemiological studies have shown increased risk of suicide in cancer patients compared with the general population. The present study aimed to examine the association between physical symptoms and suicidal i...

    Authors: Qingyi Xu, Shuhua Jia, Maiko Fukasawa, Lin Lin, Jun Na, Zhen Mu, Bo Li, Ningning Li, Tong Zhao, Zaishuang Ju, Meng He, Lianzheng Yu, Norito Kawakami, Yuejin Li and Chao Jiang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:544

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Natural disasters are unpredictable and uncontrollable events that usually induce significant level of stress and social disruption in afflicted individuals. The consequences are formidable, affecting lifetime...

    Authors: Muhammad Arshad, Muhammad Kashif Mughal, Rebecca Giallo and Dawn Kingston

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:543

    Content type: Research article

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  21. To explore the relationship between adult Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), antistreptococcal titers, ABGA, and recurrent infections during early childhood.

    Authors: Francesco Oliva, Giulia di Girolamo, Francesca Malandrone, Noemi Iaia, Fiorella Biasi and Giuseppe Maina

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:542

    Content type: Research article

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  22. To investigate the risk of treatment-resistant depression (TRD) in patients with depression by examining their clinical features, early prescription patterns, and early and lifetime comorbidities.

    Authors: Shiau-Shian Huang, Hsi-Han Chen, Jui Wang, Wei J. Chen, Hsi-Chung Chen and Po-Hsiu Kuo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:541

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  23. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Yifan Wang, Li Zheng, Chenggong Wang and Xiuyan Guo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:539

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:512

  24. Globally, 20% of young people experience mental disorders. In India, only 7.3% of its 365 million youth report such problems. Although public stigma associated with mental health problems particularly affects ...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:538

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Little is known about the burden of common mental disorders in Russia despite high levels of suicide and alcohol-related mortality. Here we investigated levels of symptoms, self-reports of ever having received...

    Authors: Sarah Cook, Alexander V. Kudryavtsev, Natalia Bobrova, Lyudmila Saburova, Diana Denisova, Sofia Malyutina, Glyn Lewis and David A. Leon

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:537

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Limitations of current therapy of depression highlight the need for an immediately available, easily implementable add-on treatment option with high acceptance from patients. Hyperthermic baths (HTB) are a for...

    Authors: Johannes Naumann, Iris Kruza, Luisa Denkel, Gunver Kienle and Roman Huber

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:536

    Content type: Research article

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  27. >Patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders have a high psychiatric co-morbidity. This study aimed to investigate and characterise gastrointestinal symptoms in relation to depressive symptoms and trai...

    Authors: Fanny Söderquist, Mikaela Syk, David Just, Zorana Kurbalija Novicic, Annica J. Rasmusson, Per M. Hellström, Mia Ramklint and Janet L. Cunningham

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:535

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  28. Peer support is being introduced into mental health services internationally, often in response to workforce policy. Earlier systematic reviews incorporate different modalities of peer support (i.e. group and ...

    Authors: Sarah White, Rhiannon Foster, Jacqueline Marks, Rosaleen Morshead, Lucy Goldsmith, Sally Barlow, Jacqueline Sin and Steve Gillard

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:534

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  29. Depression is prevalent but poorly recognized in the Emergency Department (ED). We aimed to identify the frequency of unrecognized geriatric depression and its possible determinants in the ED using the 15-item...

    Authors: Roshana Shrestha, Anmol Purna Shrestha, Abha Shrestha and Barbara Kamholz

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:533

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  30. Recent research has identified a number of pre-traumatic, peri-traumatic and post-traumatic psychological and ecological factors that put an individual at increased risk for developing PTSD following a life-th...

    Authors: Michelle A. Worthington, Amar Mandavia and Randall Richardson-Vejlgaard

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:532

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  31. The transition out of military service and subsequent reintegration to civilian life has been established as a period associated with an increased risk of psychological adjustment difficulties, psychiatric dis...

    Authors: Madeline Romaniuk, Gina Fisher, Chloe Kidd and Philip J. Batterham

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:531

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Asverin® (tipepidine hibenzate) has been used as an antitussive for > 50 years in Japan. Studies revealed that tipepidine modulates monoamine levels, by inhibiting G-protein-activated inwardly rectifying potas...

    Authors: Takuya Saito, Yushiro Yamashita, Akemi Tomoda, Takashi Okada, Hideo Umeuchi, Saki Iwamori, Satoru Shinoda, Akiko Mizuno-Yasuhira, Hidetoshi Urano, Izumi Nishino and Kazuhiko Saito

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:530

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  33. Anhedonia is a core clinical symptom of mental disorders. The Revised Physical Anhedonia Scale (RPAS) and the Revised Social Anhedonia Scale (RSAS) have been applied in clinical and non-clinical samples since ...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:529

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  34. Antipsychotic medications are the first-line pharmacological intervention for severe mental illnesses (SMI) such as schizophrenia and other psychoses, while also being used to relieve distress and treat neurop...

    Authors: A. H. Heald, M. Stedman, S. Farman, C. Khine, M. Davies, M. De Hert and D. Taylor

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:528

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  35. The Distress Thermometer (DT) is worldwide the most commonly used instrument for quick screening of emotional burden in patients with cancer. In order to validate the Greek version of the DT in the Greek popul...

    Authors: M. Kyranou, C. Varvara, M. Papathanasiou, Ι. Diakogiannis, K. Zafeiropoulos, M. Apostolidis, C. Papandreou and M. Syngelakis

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:527

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  36. Long-term sick-leave due to stress-related ill-health is increasing in several economically developed countries. Even though different forms of interventions are administered in regular care for stress-related...

    Authors: Jakob Clason van de Leur, Monica Buhrman, Fredrik Åhs, Alexander Rozental and Gunilla Brodda Jansen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:526

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and history of prior suicide attempt (SA) have been shown to be high predictors for subsequent suicide. However, no previous study has examined how both factors interact t...

    Authors: Aveline Aouidad, David Cohen, Bojan Mirkovic, Hugues Pellerin, Sébastien Garny de La Rivière, Angèle Consoli, Priscille Gérardin and Jean-Marc Guilé

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:525

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  38. Children with attachment disorder show prosocial behavior problems. Children with a reactive attachment disorder show inhibited and emotionally withdrawn behavior. Consequently, these children typically displa...

    Authors: Bien Cuyvers, Eleonora Vervoort and Guy Bosmans

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:524

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  39. Reluctance on the part of mental health professionals constitutes an important barrier to patient participation in care. In order to stimulate person-centeredness in the inpatient care of persons with psychoti...

    Authors: Katarina Allerby, Anneli Goulding, Lilas Ali and Margda Waern

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:523

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  40. The number of psychiatric care beds and the mean length of stay in psychiatric care beds in Japan have decreased over the past 10 years. However, as has long been indicated here and elsewhere, Japan lags behin...

    Authors: Tatsushi Okayama, Kentaro Usuda, Emi Okazaki and Yoshio Yamanouchi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:522

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  41. Anxiety and depression are in both cross-sectional and longitudinal studies associated with urinary incontinence (UI) in women, strongest for the urgency component of UI. The role of psychotropic drugs in this...

    Authors: Gunhild Felde, Anders Engeland and Steinar Hunskaar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:521

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  42. Personal recovery is associated with many significant health-related factors, but studies exploring associations between activity factors and personal recovery among service users are scarce. The aims of this ...

    Authors: Elisabeth Argentzell, Martin Bäckström, Kristine Lund and Mona Eklund

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:520

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  43. The glutamatergic modulator ketamine has been shown to result in rapid reductions in both suicidal ideation (SI) and depressive symptoms in clinical trials. There is a practical need for identification of pre-...

    Authors: Denise Beaudequin, Adem T. Can, Megan Dutton, Monique Jones, Cyrana Gallay, Paul Schwenn, Cian Yang, Grace Forsyth, Gabrielle Simcock, Daniel F. Hermens and Jim Lagopoulos

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:519

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  44. Pharmacogenetic testing (PGx) has the potential to improve the quality of psychiatric prescribing by considering patients’ genetic profile. However, there is limited scientific evidence supporting its efficacy...

    Authors: Bonnie M. Vest, Laura O. Wray, Laura A. Brady, Michael E. Thase, Gregory P. Beehler, Sara R. Chapman, Leland E. Hull and David W. Oslin

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:518

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  45. Previous research has found a relationship between problematic mobile phone use (PMPU) and suicidality. However, few studies have examined the interaction effects between low physical activity (PA) and PMPU on...

    Authors: Yang Xie, Ming Zhu, Xiaoyan Wu, Shuman Tao, Yajuan Yang, Tingting Li, Liwei Zou, Honglv Xu and Fangbiao Tao

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:517

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  46. Erotomania, also known as “de Clérambault’s Syndrome”, is a psychiatric syndrome characterized by the delusional belief that one is loved by another person of, generally of a higher social status. Erotomania h...

    Authors: Maria Teresa Tavares Rodrigues Tomaz Valadas and Lucilia Eduarda Abrantes Bravo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:516

    Content type: Case report

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  47. Prevention of violence due to severe mental disorders in psychiatric hospitals may require intrusive, restrictive and coercive therapeutic practices. Research concerning appropriate use of such interventions i...

    Authors: Harry G. Kennedy, Ronan Mullaney, Paul McKenna, John Thompson, David Timmons, Pauline Gill, Owen P. O’Sullivan, Paul Braham, Dearbhla Duffy, Anthony Kearns, Sally Linehan, Damian Mohan, Stephen Monks, Lisa McLoughlin, Paul O’Connell, Conor O’Neill…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:515

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  48. Bereavement is the experience of an individual following the death of a person of significance to the individual, most often referring to the spouse. Increased morbidity, health care utilization, and mortality...

    Authors: Zhuo Chen, Jiahui Ying, Justin Ingles, Donglan Zhang, Janani Rajbhandari-Thapa, Ruoxi Wang, Kerstin Gerst Emerson and Zhanchun Feng

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:514

    Content type: Research article

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