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  1. Research article

    Mother-to-mother therapy in India and Pakistan: adaptation and feasibility evaluation of the peer-delivered Thinking Healthy Programme

    Perinatal depression is highly prevalent in South Asia. Although effective and culturally feasible interventions exist, a key bottleneck for scaled-up delivery is lack of trained human resource. The aim of thi...

    Najia Atif, Revathi N. Krishna, Siham Sikander, Anisha Lazarus, Anum Nisar, Ikhlaq Ahmad, Roopa Raman, Daniela C. Fuhr, Vikram Patel and Atif Rahman

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:79

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  2. Research article

    Low intensity interventions for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): a qualitative study of mental health practitioner experiences

    Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a debilitating mental health disorder that can substantially impact upon quality of life and everyday functioning. Guidelines recommend pharmacological and psychological ...

    Judith Gellatly, Rebecca Pedley, Christine Molloy, Jennifer Butler, Karina Lovell and Penny Bee

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:77

    Published on: 22 February 2017

  3. Research article

    Orthorexia and anorexia nervosa: two distinct phenomena? A cross-cultural comparison of orthorexic behaviours in clinical and non-clinical samples

    Orthorexia nervosa (ON) is defined as pathological healthful eating. The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is any difference in orthorexic behaviours between clinical and non-clinical groups, ...

    C. Gramaglia, A. Brytek-Matera, R. Rogoza and P. Zeppegno

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:75

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  4. Research article

    The mental health status of refugees and asylum seekers attending a refugee health clinic including comparisons with a matched sample of Australian-born residents

    The aim of this study was to survey refugees and asylum-seekers attending a Refugee Health Service in Melbourne, Australia to estimate the prevalence of psychiatric disorders based on screening measures and wi...

    Frances Shawyer, Joanne C. Enticott, Andrew A. Block, I-Hao Cheng and Graham N. Meadows

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:76

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  5. Research article

    Patient experiences questionnaire for interdisciplinary treatment for substance dependence (PEQ-ITSD): reliability and validity following a national survey in Norway

    Patient experiences are an important aspect of health care quality, but there is a lack of validated instruments for their measurement in the substance dependence literature. A new questionnaire to measure inp...

    Mona Haugum, Hilde Hestad Iversen, Oyvind Bjertnaes and Anne Karin Lindahl

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:73

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  6. Research article

    Relevance of a subjective quality of life questionnaire for long-term homeless persons with schizophrenia

    Increasing numbers of programs are addressing the specific needs of homeless people with schizophrenia in terms of access to housing, healthcare, basic human rights and other domains. Although quality of life ...

    V. Girard, A. Tinland, J. P. Bonin, F. Olive, J. Poule, C. Lancon, T. Apostolidis, M. Rowe, T. Greacen and M. C. Simeoni

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:72

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  7. Research article

    Early life adversity is associated with a smaller hippocampus in male but not female depressed in-patients: a case–control study

    Three studies assessed the association of early life adversity (ELA) and hippocampal volumes in depressed patients, of which one was negative and the two others did not control for several potential confoundin...

    Romain Colle, Tomoyuki Segawa, Marie Chupin, Minh Ngoc Thien Kim Tran Dong, Patrick Hardy, Bruno Falissard, Olivier Colliot, Denis Ducreux and Emmanuelle Corruble

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:71

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  8. Research article

    Taking care of oneself by regaining control - a key to continue living four to five decades after a suicide attempt in severe depression

    Depression is a strong risk factor for suicide and suicide attempt. Several studies have examined the pathway to suicide attempt, but few studies have considered aspects important for overcoming being suicidal...

    Lisa Crona, Margaretha Stenmarker, Agneta Öjehagen, Ulrika Hallberg and Louise Brådvik

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:69

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  9. Research article

    Qualitative process evaluation of a psycho-educational intervention targeted at people diagnosed with schizophrenia and their primary caregivers in Jordan

    Schizophrenia is a serious form of mental illness that often requires long term care. Empirical findings indicate that combining a psycho-educational intervention (PEI) with neuroleptic medication to treat sch...

    Abd Al-HadiHasan, Patrick Callaghan and Joanne S. Lymn

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:68

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  10. Research article

    Assessing the burden of treatment-emergent adverse events associated with atypical antipsychotic medications

    Treatment of schizophrenia and major depressive disorder (MDD) with atypical antipsychotics (AAPs) show improved efficacy and reduced side effect burden compared with older antipsychotic medications. However, ...

    Pierre-Michel Llorca, Christophe Lançon, Ann Hartry, T. Michelle Brown, Dana B. DiBenedetti, Siddhesh A. Kamat and Clément François

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:67

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  11. Research article

    Using video-annotation software to identify interactions in group therapies for schizophrenia: assessing reliability and associations with outcomes

    Research has shown that interactions in group therapies for people with schizophrenia are associated with a reduction in negative symptoms. However, it is unclear which specific interactions in groups are link...

    Stavros Orfanos, Syeda Ferhana Akther, Muhammad Abdul-Basit, Rosemarie McCabe and Stefan Priebe

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:65

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  12. Research article

    Register-based study of the incidence, comorbidities and demographics of obsessive-compulsive disorder in specialist healthcare

    Incidence of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has been suspected to increase but nationwide epidemiological studies are limited. This study aims to examine sex-specific incidence time trends and characteriz...

    Hanna Rintala, Roshan Chudal, Sami Leppämäki, Susanna Leivonen, Susanna Hinkka-Yli-Salomäki and Andre Sourander

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:64

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  13. Research article

    Study of user experience of an objective test (QbTest) to aid ADHD assessment and medication management: a multi-methods approach

    The diagnosis and monitoring of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) typically relies on subjective reports and observations. Objective continuous performance tests (CPTs) have been incorporated int...

    Charlotte L. Hall, Althea Z. Valentine, Gemma M. Walker, Harriet M. Ball, Heather Cogger, David Daley, Madeleine J. Groom, Kapil Sayal and Chris Hollis

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:66

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  14. Research article

    Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors versus placebo in patients with major depressive disorder. A systematic review with meta-analysis and Trial Sequential Analysis

    The evidence on selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for major depressive disorder is unclear.

    Janus Christian Jakobsen, Kiran Kumar Katakam, Anne Schou, Signe Gade Hellmuth, Sandra Elkjær Stallknecht, Katja Leth-Møller, Maria Iversen, Marianne Bjørnø Banke, Iggiannguaq Juhl Petersen, Sarah Louise Klingenberg, Jesper Krogh, Sebastian Elgaard Ebert, Anne Timm, Jane Lindschou and Christian Gluud

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:58

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  15. Review

    Antidepressant prescribing in the precision medicine era: a prescriber’s primer on pharmacogenetic tools

    About half of people who take antidepressants do not respond and many experience adverse effects. These detrimental outcomes are in part a result of the impact of an individual’s genetic profile on pharmacokin...

    Chad A. Bousman, Malcolm Forbes, Mahesh Jayaram, Harris Eyre, Charles F. Reynolds, Michael Berk, Malcolm Hopwood and Chee Ng

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:60

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  16. Research article

    Depression in Sardinian immigrants in Argentina and residents in Sardinia at the time of the Argentinian default (2001) and the Great Recession in Italy (2015)

    The aim of this study is to measure in two samples of Sardinian immigrants in Buenos Aires and representatives of the population in Sardinia the prevalence of depressive symptoms at the time of an economic cri...

    Mauro Giovanni Carta, Michela Atzeni, Silvia D’Oca, Alessandra Perra, Ernesto D’Aloja, Maria Veronica Brasesco, Maria Francesca Moro, Luigi Minerba, Federica Sancassiani, Daniela Moro, Gustavo Mausel and Dinesh Bhugra

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:59

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  17. Research article

    Diagnostic performance and optimal cut-off scores of the Massachusetts youth screening instrument-second version in a sample of Swiss youths in welfare and juvenile justice institutions

    There is a growing consensus about the importance of mental health screening of youths in welfare and juvenile justice institutions. The Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-second version (MAYSI-2) was sp...

    Claudia Dölitzsch, Laura E. W. Leenarts, Klaus Schmeck, Jorg M. Fegert, Thomas Grisso and Marc Schmid

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:61

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  18. Research article

    Effectiveness of a clinical practice change intervention in increasing the provision of nicotine dependence treatment in inpatient psychiatric facilities: an implementation trial

    Despite clinical practice guidelines recommending the routine provision of nicotine dependence treatment to smokers in inpatient psychiatric facilities, the prevalence of such treatment provision is low. The a...

    Paula M. Wye, Emily A. Stockings, Jenny A. Bowman, Chris Oldmeadow and John H. Wiggers

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:56

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  19. Study protocol

    Protocol for the ENCODE trial: evaluating a novel online depression intervention for persons with epilepsy

    Depression is common among persons with epilepsy (PwE), affecting roughly one in three individuals, and its presence is associated with personal suffering, impaired quality of life, and worse prognosis. Despit...

    Björn Meyer, Mario Weiss, Martin Holtkamp, Stephan Arnold, Katja Brückner, Johanna Schröder, Franziska Scheibe and Yvonne Nestoriuc

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:55

    Published on: 7 February 2017

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