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  1. Research article

    Re-development of mental health first aid guidelines for supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who are engaging in non-suicidal self-injury

    Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) disproportionally affects Indigenous Australians. Friends, family and frontline workers (for example, teachers, youth workers) are often best positioned to provide initial assis...

    Gregory Armstrong, Natalie Ironfield, Claire M. Kelly, Katrina Dart, Kerry Arabena, Kathy Bond and Anthony F. Jorm

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:300

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  2. Research article

    Trends in the prescription of benzodiazepines for the elderly in Korea

    This study examined trends in the prescription of benzodiazepines for the elderly (age over 65 years) in Korea, a country with a higher level of spending on pharmaceuticals compared to that in other Organizati...

    Soo-Hee Hwang, Seungjin Han, Hyojung Choi, Choonseon Park, Sun Min Kim and Tae Hyun Kim

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:303

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  3. Research article

    Physical activity and quality of life in long-term hospitalized patients with severe mental illness: a cross-sectional study

    Increasing physical activity in patients with severe mental illness is believed to have positive effects on physical health, psychiatric symptoms and as well quality of life. Till now, little is known about th...

    Jeroen Deenik, Frank Kruisdijk, Diederik Tenback, Annemarie Braakman-Jansen, Erik Taal, Marijke Hopman-Rock, Aartjan Beekman, Erwin Tak, Ingrid Hendriksen and Peter van Harten

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:298

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  4. Research article

    Effectiveness of online and mobile telephone applications (‘apps’) for the self-management of suicidal ideation and self-harm: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Online and mobile telephone applications (‘apps’) have the potential to improve the scalability of effective interventions for suicidal ideation and self-harm. The aim of this review was therefore to investiga...

    Katrina Witt, Matthew J. Spittal, Gregory Carter, Jane Pirkis, Sarah Hetrick, Dianne Currier, Jo Robinson and Allison Milner

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:297

    Published on: 15 August 2017

  5. Research article

    Violence and depression among men who have sex with men in Tanzania

    Men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to be at an increased risk of Violence, HIV transmission and Mental Disorders such as depression on top of many other bio-psycho-socio challenges they face as a result ...

    Lucy R. Mgopa, Jessie Mbwambo, Samuel Likindikoki and Pedro Pallangyo

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:296

    Published on: 15 August 2017

  6. Research article

    Utility of the PHQ-9 to identify major depressive disorder in adult patients in Spanish primary care centres

    The prevalence of major depressive disorder (MDD) in Spanish primary care (PC) centres is high. However, MDD is frequently underdiagnosed and consequently only some patients receive the appropriate treatment. ...

    Roger Muñoz-Navarro, Antonio Cano-Vindel, Leonardo Adrián Medrano, Florian Schmitz, Paloma Ruiz-Rodríguez, Carmen Abellán-Maeso, Maria Antonia Font-Payeras and Ana María Hermosilla-Pasamar

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:291

    Published on: 9 August 2017

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    Detection of domestic violence by community mental health teams: a multi-center, cluster randomized controlled trial

    Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) is associated with a range of psychosocial and mental health problems. Having a psychiatric illness increases likelihood of being a victim of DVA. Despite the evidence of a hi...

    Roos E. Ruijne, Louise M. Howard, Kylee Trevillion, Femke E. Jongejan, Carlo Garofalo, Stefan Bogaerts, Cornelis L. Mulder and Astrid M. Kamperman

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:288

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  8. Research article

    Correct recognition and continuum belief of mental disorders in a nursing student population

    The current study aimed to explore the correct recognition of mental disorders across dementia, alcohol abuse, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), schizophrenia and depression, along with its correlates in a ...

    Lee Seng Esmond Seow, Boon Yiang Chua, Huiting Xie, Jia Wang, Hui Lin Ong, Edimansyah Abdin, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:289

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  9. Research article

    Characteristic distribution of the total and individual item scores on the Kessler Screening Scale for Psychological Distress (K6) in US adults

    The distributional pattern of total scores on depression screening scales in the general population has not been well studied. Recent studies suggest that the total scores on depression screening scales follow...

    Shinichiro Tomitaka, Yohei Kawasaki, Kazuki Ide, Maiko Akutagawa, Hiroshi Yamada, Yutaka Ono and Toshiaki A. Furukawa

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:290

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  10. Research article

    Randomized controlled pilot trial of supportive text messages for patients with depression

    Depression is projected to be the primary cause of disability worldwide by 2030. In a recent survey, the most commonly cited unmet need among 42.4% of depressed Albertans was the lack of sufficient, accessible...

    Vincent I. O. Agyapong, Michal Juhás, Arto Ohinmaa, Joy Omeje, Kelly Mrklas, Victoria Y. M. Suen, Serdar M. Dursun and Andrew J. Greenshaw

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:286

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  11. Research article

    The effect of youth assertive community treatment: a systematic PRISMA review

    During the past decades deinstitutionalisation policies have led to a transition from inpatient towards community mental health care. Many European countries implement Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) as an...

    Richard Vijverberg, Robert Ferdinand, Aartjan Beekman and Berno van Meijel

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:284

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  12. Research article

    Success/failure condition influences attribution of control, negative affect, and shame among patients with depression in Singapore

    There remains a paucity of research on control attribution and depression within Asian populations. This study examines: (1) Success/Failure condition as a moderator between depression and negative affect or s...

    Si-Ning Yeo, Hani Zainal, Catherine S. Tang, Eddie M. Tong, Cyrus S. Ho and Roger C. Ho

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:285

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  13. Research article

    Economic evaluation of stepped-care versus usual care for depression and anxiety in older adults with vision impairment: randomized controlled trial

    A stepped-care program was found effective in preventing depressive and anxiety disorders in older adults with vision impairment. However, before a decision can be made about implementation, the cost-effective...

    Hilde P. A. van der Aa, Ger H. M. B. van Rens, Judith E. Bosmans, Hannie C. Comijs and Ruth M. A. van Nispen

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:280

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  14. Research article

    Does one size really fit all? The effectiveness of a non-diagnosis-specific integrated mental health care program in Germany in a prospective, parallel-group controlled multi-centre trial

    The Network for Mental Health (NWpG-IC) is an integrated mental health care program implemented in 2009 by cooperation between health insurance companies and community mental health providers in Germany. Meanw...

    Annabel Sandra Mueller-Stierlin, Marina Julia Helmbrecht, Katrin Herder, Stefanie Prinz, Nadine Rosenfeld, Julia Walendzik, Marco Holzmann, Uemmueguelsuem Dinc, Matthias Schützwohl, Thomas Becker and Reinhold Kilian

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:283

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  15. Research article

    Autism Spectrum disorders (ASD) in South Asia: a systematic review

    Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a group of complex neurodevelopmental disorders. The prevalence of ASD in many South Asian countries is still unknown. The aim of this study was to systematically review ava...

    Mohammad Didar Hossain, Helal Uddin Ahmed, M M Jalal Uddin, Waziul Alam Chowdhury, Mohd S Iqbal, Razin Iqbal Kabir, Imran Ahmed Chowdhury, Afzal Aftab, Pran Gopal Datta, Golam Rabbani, Saima Wazed Hossain and Malabika Sarker

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:281

    Published on: 1 August 2017

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