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  1. Considering the prevalence of endometriosis and consequent depression and anxiety as well as the resultant effects on the body, mind, and quality of life of patients, this study aimed to determine the effects ...

    Authors: Nooshin Farshi, Shirin Hasanpour, Mojgan Mirghafourvand and Khalil Esmaeilpour

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:391

    Content type: Research article

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  2. With 10 to 20% of Canadian children suffering with mental illness, the importance of early identification and accurate assessment systems is clear. Unfortunately, many do not receive the mental health treatmen...

    Authors: S. L. Stewart, S. E. Babcock, Y. Li and H. P. Dave

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:390

    Content type: Research article

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  3. During the perinatal period, suicides are more likely to occur in those with depression and who are not receiving active treatment at the time of death. Suicide is a common outcome in people with suicide ideat...

    Authors: Yoshiyuki Tachibana, Noriaki Koizumi, Masashi Mikami, Kana Shikada, Sayaka Yamashita, Mieko Shimizu, Kazuyo Machida and Hiroto Ito

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:389

    Content type: Research article

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  4. A number of studies have shown that genetic factor plays an important role in etiology of panic disorder (PD). The aim of the present study was to examine the association of serotonin-related gene polymorphism...

    Authors: Zhili Zou, Yulan Huang, Jinyu Wang, Wenjiao Min and Bo Zhou

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:388

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Major depressive disorder is an ordinary mental disorder, and suicide is considered to be a major concern among patients with MDD. Previous studies focused on the relationship between suicide attempts and meta...

    Authors: Ke Zhao, Siyao Zhou, Xiang Shi, Jianjun Chen, Yaoyao Zhang, Kaili Fan, Xiangyang Zhang, Wei Wang and Wei Tang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:387

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Diabetes self-management education programmes are effective in improving health outcomes in the general population with diabetes. However, it is not known if these programmes include people who also have a sev...

    Authors: Anne Coxon, Hayley McBain, Neli Pavlova, Hannah Rowlands and Kathleen Mulligan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:386

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Patients with somatoform, depressive or anxiety disorders often don’t respond well to medical treatment and experience many side effects. It is thus of clinical relevance to identify alternative, scientificall...

    Authors: Katharina Hüfner, Cornelia Ower, Georg Kemmler, Theresa Vill, Caroline Martini, Andrea Schmitt and Barbara Sperner-Unterweger

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:385

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The current analysis utilized data collected via an online patient community platform, PatientsLikeMe (PLM) to compare patient-reported experiences in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) with suicida...

    Authors: Stephane Borentain, Abigail I. Nash, Rachna Dayal and Allitia DiBernardo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:384

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Depression is one of the leading causes of disability in Mozambique; however, few patients with depression are identified in primary care. To our knowledge, there are no validated tools for depression screenin...

    Authors: Vasco F. J. Cumbe, Alberto Muanido, Maria Nélia Manaca, Hélder Fumo, Pedro Chiruca, Leecreesha Hicks, Jair de Jesus Mari and Bradley H. Wagenaar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:382

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Anxiety disorders during pregnancy are not routinely assessed in Sri Lanka despite being common and being associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Screening can facilitate early detection and management of ...

    Authors: M. N. Priyadarshanie, M. D. I. A. Waas, C. S. E. Goonewardena, A. Balasuriya, B. C. V. Senaratna and D. M. S. Fernando

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:381

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The approach-avoidance training program (AATP) has shown preliminary promise as an add-on to standard treatment for alcohol dependence. However, knowledge is lacking as to whether the effectiveness of AATP can...

    Authors: Angelina Isabella Mellentin, Anette Søgaard Nielsen, Leonie Ascone, Janina Wirtz, Jerzy Samochowiec, Jolanta Kucharska-Mazur, Friedrich Schadow, Zofia Lebiecka, Tomasz Skoneczny, Nicolai Mistarz, Thomas Bremer and Simone Kühn

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:340

    Content type: Study protocol

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  12. Cognitive performance has been studied in adults with obsessive-compulsive symptoms (OCS) and in adult relatives of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Meanwhile, few studies have been conducted ...

    Authors: Elisa Teixeira Bernardes, Leonardo Cardoso Saraiva, Marina de Marco e Souza, Marcelo Queiroz Hoexter, Priscila Chacon, Guaraci Requena, Euripedes Constantino Miguel, Roseli Gedanke Shavitt, Guilherme Vanoni Polanczyk, Carolina Cappi and Marcelo Camargo Batistuzzo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:380

    Content type: Research article

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  13. To date, the psychological impact of COVID-19 epidemic among family members of health care workers (HCWs) in China has been neglected. This cross-sectional study investigates the mental health status and relat...

    Authors: Yuchen Ying, Liemin Ruan, Fanqian Kong, Binbin Zhu, Yunxin Ji and Zhongze Lou

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:379

    Content type: Research article

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  14. More than 120,000 refugees and asylum seekers are currently living in Switzerland. The prevalence of mental disorders among this population is significantly higher than that in the general population. While ef...

    Authors: Nikolai Kiselev, Naser Morina, Matthis Schick, Birgit Watzke, Ulrich Schnyder and Monique C. Pfaltz

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:378

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Increasing evidence suggests a complex role of family influences, such as the exposure to parent psychopathology through parenting behavior, in parent-to-child psychopathology transmission. Parenting behaviour...

    Authors: Monica Bellina, Silvia Grazioli, Marco Garzitto, Maddalena Mauri, Eleonora Rosi, Massimo Molteni, Paolo Brambilla and Maria Nobile

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:377

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The prevalence of major depressive disorder (MDD) in women is up to 50% higher as compared to men. However, little is known about discrepancies in health care utilization between depressed female and male pati...

    Authors: Gernot Fugger, Thomas Waldhör, Barbara Hinterbuchinger, Nathalie Pruckner, Daniel König, Andrea Gmeiner, Sandra Vyssoki, Benjamin Vyssoki and Matthäus Fellinger

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:375

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Although the Belgian assessment pathway for legal euthanasia requires the engagement of at least one psychiatrist, little is known about psychiatrists’ attitudes towards euthanasia for adults with psychiatric ...

    Authors: Monica Verhofstadt, Kurt Audenaert, Kris Van den Broeck, Luc Deliens, Freddy Mortier, Koen Titeca, Koen Pardon and Kenneth Chambaere

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:374

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Although the number of adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has increased considerably in recent years, there are few qualitative investigations of the experiences of adults with adult-d...

    Authors: Yumi Aoki, Takashi Tsuboi, Takehiko Furuno, Koichiro Watanabe and Mami Kayama

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:373

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Application of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has been promising and approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2018, but effects diff...

    Authors: Reza Rostami, Reza Kazemi, Arezoo Jabbari, Azam Sadat Madani, Hosseinreza Rostami, Mohammad Amin Taherpour, Parviz Molavi, Nematollah Jaafari, Min-Fang Kuo, Carmelo M. Vicario, Michael A. Nitsche and Mohammad Ali Salehinejad

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:372

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Contemporary health policy is shifting towards remotely delivered care. A growing need to provide effective and accessible services, with maximal population reach has stimulated demand for flexible and efficie...

    Authors: Cintia L. Faija, Janice Connell, Charlotte Welsh, Kerry Ardern, Elinor Hopkin, Judith Gellatly, Kelly Rushton, Claire Fraser, Annie Irvine, Christopher J. Armitage, Paul Wilson, Peter Bower, Karina Lovell and Penny Bee

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:371

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Nurturing care, in which children are raised in engaging and safe environments, may reduce child stress and shape hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis functioning. Hence, parent-training programs may impact chi...

    Authors: Rafaela Costa Martins, Cauane Blumenberg, Luciana Tovo-Rodrigues, Andrea Gonzalez and Joseph Murray

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:370

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Depression is highly prevalent among Haemodialysis (HD) patients and is known to results in a series of adverse outcomes and poor quality of life (QoL). Although cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has been sh...

    Authors: Chen Ling, Debra Evans, Yunfang Zhang, Jianying Luo, Yanping Hu, Yuxia Ouyang, Jiamin Tang and Ziqiao Kuang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:369

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Befriending is a popular form of volunteering in healthcare, and research suggests that it can be beneficial for people with mental illness. This study aimed to explore the experiences of a large sample of vol...

    Authors: Erin Burn, Agnes Chevalier, Monica Leverton and Stefan Priebe

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:368

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Studies in immigrant youth have suggested differences in parenting patterns by immigration status. Knowledge of variation in recalled parenting pattern and its distinctive impact on mental health in adult immi...

    Authors: Eva M. Klein, Elmar Brähler, Katja Petrowski, Ana N. Tibubos, Mareike Ernst, Jörg Wiltink, Matthias Michal, Philipp S. Wild, Andreas Schulz, Thomas Münzel, Jochem König, Karl Lackner, Norbert Pfeiffer and Manfred E. Beutel

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:367

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Paediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic condition often associated with severe disruptions of family functioning, impairment of peer relationships and academic performance. Mean age of onse...

    Authors: Veronika Brezinka, Veronika Mailänder and Susanne Walitza

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:366

    Content type: Case report

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  26. The relative benefits and risks of long-term maintenance treatment with antipsychotics have not been well studied in patients with bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder. For example, while antipsychot...

    Authors: Stanley N. Caroff, Fan Mu, Rajeev Ayyagari, Traci Schilling, Victor Abler and Benjamin Carroll

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:365

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Oral antipsychotic (AP) medications are frequently prescribed to people with bipolar I disorder (BD-I). A cross-sectional online survey examined the experiences of people living with BD-I with a history of rec...

    Authors: Leona Bessonova, Dawn I. Velligan, Peter J. Weiden, Amy K. O’Sullivan, Aaron Yarlas, Martha Bayliss, Nishtha Baranwal, Kaitlin Rychlec, Julia Carpenter-Conlin, Michael J. Doane and Martha Sajatovic

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:354

    Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: Jana Hoyer, Catharina Voss, Jens Strehle, John Venz, Lars Pieper, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Stefan Ehrlich and Katja Beesdo-Baum

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:364

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:280

  29. Schizotypal traits are considered as inheritable traits and the endophenotype for schizophrenia. A common variant in the NOTCH4 gene, rs204993, has been linked with schizophrenia, but the neural underpinnings are...

    Authors: Xiaohui Xie, Meidan Zu, Long Zhang, Tongjian Bai, Ling Wei, Wanling Huang, Gong-Jun Ji, Bensheng Qiu, Panpan Hu, Yanghua Tian and Kai Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:363

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Mental disorders among refugees as well as their risk factors are already well documented in cross-sectional reports. However, longitudinal follow-up designs are widely lacking. Therefore, the aim of this stud...

    Authors: Andrea Borho, Andre Viazminsky, Eva Morawa, Gregor Martin Schmitt, Ekaterini Georgiadou and Yesim Erim

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:362

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Employment is good for physical and mental health, however people with severe mental illness (SMI) are often excluded from employment. Standard Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is effective in supporting...

    Authors: Susan Prior, Donald Maciver, Randi W. Aas, Bonnie Kirsh, Annika Lexen, Lana van Niekerk, Linda Irvine Fitzpatrick and Kirsty Forsyth

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:361

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Research with persons with dementia is important to better understand the causes of dementia and to develop more effective diagnostics, therapies, and preventive measures. Advance Research Directives (ARDs) ha...

    Authors: Karin Jongsma, Julia Perry, Silke Schicktanz and Katrin Radenbach

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:360

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Recently, many studies have investigated the role of migration on mental health. Nonetheless, only few focused on the consequences of childhood trauma, hopelessness, and resilience on migrants’ psychopathology...

    Authors: Eleonora Gambaro, Martina Mastrangelo, Marco Sarchiapone, Debora Marangon, Carla Gramaglia, Camilla Vecchi, Chiara Airoldi, Concetta Mirisola, Gianfranco Costanzo, Silvia Bartollino, Francesca Baralla and Patrizia Zeppegno

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:358

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Many studies have found an interesting issue in the Internet gaming disorder (IGD): males are always observed to be the majority. However, there are little research to exploring the differences in the neural m...

    Authors: Jialin Zhang, Yan Hu, Ziliang Wang, Min Wang and Guang-Heng Dong

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:357

    Content type: Research article

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  35. In the past decades, considerable global attention has been drawn to recovery services that seek to promote the personal recovery journey of consumers with mental illness. However, in most settings, including ...

    Authors: Naomi Gyamfi, Eric Badu, Wisdom Kwadwo Mprah and Isaac Mensah

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:355

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Pathological social withdrawal, named “Hikikomori,” is a Japanese culture-bound syndrome and a serious social problem in Japan. The number of Hikikomori cases in Japan was estimated at about 563,000 in 2016 ac...

    Authors: Hissei Imai, Toko Takamatsu, Hideaki Mitsuya, Hajime Yoshizawa, Hidehiko Mitsuya and Toshi A. Furukawa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:352

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Intensive longitudinal (IL) designs provide the potential to study symptoms as they evolve in real-time within individuals. This has promising clinical implications, potentially allowing conclusions at the lev...

    Authors: Marieke J. Schreuder, Robin N. Groen, Johanna T. W. Wigman, Catharina A. Hartman and Marieke Wichers

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:351

    Content type: Research article

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  38. A high number of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) do not receive cognitive-behavioral therapy with exposure and response prevention, which is the most effective treatment for OCD. Therefore, M...

    Authors: Franziska Miegel, Cüneyt Demiralay, Steffen Moritz, Janina Wirtz, Birgit Hottenrott and Lena Jelinek

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:350

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. High rates of mental distress, mental illness, and the associated physical effects of psychological injury experienced by ambulance personnel has been widely reported in quantitative research. However, there i...

    Authors: Sharon Lawn, Louise Roberts, Eileen Willis, Leah Couzner, Leila Mohammadi and Elizabeth Goble

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:348

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The Ecuadorian earthquake in April 16th was the second strongest and deadliest in 2016 worldwide, with approximately one million people affected. In this paper, we analyzed the psychological impact and the rel...

    Authors: Rebekka M. F. Gerstner, Fernando Lara-Lara, Eduardo Vasconez, Ginés Viscor, Juan D. Jarrin and Esteban Ortiz-Prado

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:347

    Content type: Research article

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  41. The study aims were to investigate adherence to methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) and to identify associated clinical factors in patients who inject drugs diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) ...

    Authors: En Chao, Chia-Chun Hung, Ching-Po Lin, Yi-Chien Jacob Ku, Qurat Ul Ain, David S. Metzger and Tony Szu-Hsien Lee

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:346

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Sarcopenia is a skeletal muscle disorder. Recent studies have shown an association between muscle health and suicide. However, there have been no previous studies on the relationship between suicide risk sever...

    Authors: Xin-Xin Fan, Jing Yuan, Yu-Jun Wei, Fang Zhou, Li Xu, Yan Zhang, Jun-Yu Meng, Xiao-Long Jin and Jian-Zhong Yang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:345

    Content type: Research article

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