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  1. Loneliness is one of the major health problems among older adults. Among this population, home and community-based services (HCBS) have become increasingly popular. Despite its health benefits, little is known...

    Authors: Jinxin Zhang, Xiaojie Sun and Aaron Yao
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:717
  2. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurological disorder and the most common cause of dementia. The clinical continuum of AD ranges from asymptomatic disease to mild cognitive impairment (MCI), followed...

    Authors: Ganesh Gopalakrishna, Stephen Brunton, Jeremy Pruzin, Susan Alford, Carol Hamersky and Anup Sabharwal
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:716
  3. Shidu parents refer to the couple who have lost their only child and have not given birth or adopted another child in China. The number of Shidu parents is increasing annually. The aim of this research was to ...

    Authors: Jiexi Xiong, Hongfei Ma, Ruiyao Ma, Tianhui Xu and Yang Wang
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:714
  4. Adolescents react differently to challenging negative life events. Resilience, a dynamic characteristic of individuals, was studied to be a protective factor against such events. In order to study the resilien...

    Authors: Roni Chaaya, Sahar Obeid, Alvaro Postigo, Dina Dagher, Rabih Hallit, Diana Malaeb, Mariam Dabbous, Fouad Sakr, Feten Fekih-Romdhane and Souheil Hallit
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:713
  5. Subjective perception of coercion has gained attention as an important outcome. However, little is known about its relation to patients’ appraisal of the justification of coercive measures. The present study a...

    Authors: Alexandre Wullschleger, Angelika Vandamme, Juliane Mielau, Andreas Heinz, Felix Bermpohl, Lieselotte Mahler and Christiane Montag
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:712
  6. Schizophrenia (SCZ) is a mental disorder that can cause severe disability, including impairment of social cognition, which is considered a core feature of SCZ, and the Theory of Mind (ToM) is a core component ...

    Authors: Ying Wu, Song Song and Yueqi Shen
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:711
  7. Healthcare providers frequently help traumatized people and are regularly exposed to indirect trauma from their work, resulting in negative psychological responses, such as secondary traumatic stress. Empathy ...

    Authors: Masato Kitano, Kotaro Shoji, Ikumi Nakaita, Shinya Sano, Shoichi Tachibana, Jun Shigemura, Hisateru Tachimori, Norihito Noguchi, Fumiko Waki, Naoki Edo, Minori Koga, Hiroyuki Toda, Aihide Yoshino and Masanori Nagamine
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:710
  8. Measurement-based care has been called for as best practice in psychiatric care and learning health systems and use of transdiagnostic measures was suggested as part of the DSM-5. Our objective is to examine g...

    Authors: Erika F.H. Saunders, Megan Brady, Dahlia Mukherjee, Ritika Baweja, Lauren N. Forrest, Hassaan Gomaa, Dara Babinski, Fan He, Amanda M. Pearl, Duanping Liao and Daniel A. Waschbusch
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:709
  9. In the recent years, a growing body of literature stressed the importance of a dimensional perspective on mental disorders. In particular, since its conceptualization, one of the main concerns in the field of ...

    Authors: Liliana Dell’Osso, Ivan Mirko Cremone, Benedetta Nardi, Giulia Amatori, Chiara Bonelli, Davide Gravina, Francesca Benedetti, Luca Del Prete, Gabriele Massimetti and Barbara Carpita
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:708
  10. Evidence-based assessment (EBA) in mental health is a critical aspect of improving patient outcomes and addressing the gaps in mental health care. EBA involves the use of psychometric instruments to gather dat...

    Authors: Ronan Zimmermann, Jon Konjufca, Peter Sakejo, Mrema Kilonzo, Yamil Quevedo, Kathrin Blum, Edison Biba, Tumaini Mosha, Marianne Cottin, Cristóbal Hernández, Sylvia Kaaya, Aliriza Arenliu and Alex Behn
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:706
  11. In recent years, obesity in early adulthood has become an urgent global public health concern. Body dissatisfaction may have adverse effects on lifestyle habits, leading to obesity. However, research on nutrit...

    Authors: Ming Hao, Juan Yang, Shiliang Xu, Wenjing Yan, Hongfei Yu and Qi Wang
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:705
  12. Mental disorders represent a major public health challenge worldwide, affecting 80% of people living in low- and middle-income countries. Depression, a mental disorder, is a chronic disease of long duration th...

    Authors: Alexandre Marcelo Hintz, Isaac Suzart Gomes-Filho, Peter Michael Loomer, Paloma de Sousa Pinho, Johelle de Santana Passos-Soares, Soraya Castro Trindade, Eneida de Moraes Marcílio Cerqueira, Claudia Maria Coêlho Alves, Yasmine Silva Santos Rios, Josicélia Estrela Tuy Batista, Ana Claudia Morais Godoy Figueiredo and Simone Seixas da Cruz
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:704
  13. Dietary fatty acids can affect brain health by modifying neuronal membrane fluidity. Dietary lipophilic index (LI) and load (LL) may be related to cell membrane fluidity. This study aimed to determine the rela...

    Authors: Mahdieh Barzegaran, Shima Jazayeri, Jamileh Abolghasemi, Mahdieh Hosseinzadeh, Seyedeh Fatemeh Fatemi, Masoud Mirzaei and Amin Salehi-Abargouei
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:703
  14. Dysfunctional interpersonal beliefs (DIBs) are a key symptom domain in numerous mental disorders. Because DIBs exert a strong influence on social experience and behavior, they play an important role in a menta...

    Authors: Lukas Kirchner, Matthias Kloft, Beatriz Arias Martín, Max Berg, Paria Anjedanimoghadamaraghi, Leonora Schäfer and Winfried Rief
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:702
  15. Despite the substantial clinical relevance of irritability in the development and maintenance of several mental disorders and its negative effects on functioning, no valid and reliable measures are available y...

    Authors: Feten Fekih-Romdhane, Vanessa Azzi, Rabih Hallit, Diana Malaeb, Mariam Dabbous, Fouad Sakr, Sahar Obeid and Souheil Hallit
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:701
  16. The unique socioeconomic context in Palestine, characterized by political and economic tensions, creates conditions that facilitate the spread of illicit drug use among Palestinians. This paper presents findin...

    Authors: Salwa Massad, Hadil Dalloul, Lina Adwan, Khalid Abu Saman, Rawan Kafri, Walaa Abu Alia, Marina Tucktuck and Lisa G. Johnston
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:700
  17. Despite the risks of gestational disordered eating for both the mother and fetus, research into this subject is scarce within developing countries, particularly in Lebanon. Our study’s objective was to delve i...

    Authors: Sarah Gerges, Sahar Obeid and Souheil Hallit
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:699
  18. Core symptoms in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. Many individuals with this disorder also have a sedentary lifestyle, co-morbid mental illness su...

    Authors: Mialinn Arvidsson Lindvall, Kajsa Lidström Holmqvist, Lena Axelsson Svedell, Anna Philipson, Yang Cao and Mussie Msghina
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:697
  19. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a prevalent and highly heritable neurodevelopmental disorder of major societal concern. Diagnosis can be challenging and there are large knowledge gaps regard...

    Authors: Lene B. Dypås, Nur Duale, Ann-Karin Olsen, Mariona Bustamante, Lea Maitre, Geòrgia Escaramis, Jordi Julvez, Sofia Aguilar-Lacasaña, Sandra Andrusaityte, Maribel Casas, Marina Vafeiadi, Regina Grazuleviciene, Barbara Heude, Johanna Lepeule, Jose Urquiza, John Wright…
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:696
  20. The non-medical use of prescription drugs is a growing public health problem worldwide. Recent trends in Cameroon show that the use of psychoactive substances, among which are prescription drugs by adolescents...

    Authors: Cyrille Nkouonlack, Ismaila Ngwayi Shifu, Jonas Guy Basseguin Atchou, Christian Eyoum, Dieudonne Yusinyu Dinayen, Dickson Shey Nsagha and Alfred Kongnyu Njamnshi
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:695
  21. When screening for autism spectrum disorders (ASD), the Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) is generally considered to be useful. Whether the AQ is also a suitable screener for ASD in juveniles with severe behaviora...

    Authors: Alexa X. Rutten, Robert R. J. M. Vermeiren, Ilja L. Bongers and Chijs Van Nieuwenhuizen
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:694
  22. The present study aims to develop and assess the psychometric properties of the Persian version of the Machiavellian Personality Scale (P-MPS), and evaluate its relationship with social adjustment and risky be...

    Authors: Mitra Asadi and Somayeh Yoosefi
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:693
  23. Schizophrenia was clinically documented to co-occur with fractures and aberrant bone mineral density (BMD), but the potential causal relationship remained unclear. This study aimed to test the causal effects b...

    Authors: Ningning Jia, Lin Dong, Qingxing Lu, Xinwei Li, Mengdi Jin, Xuyuan Yin, Zhenhua Zhu, Qiufang Jia, Caifang Ji, Li Hui and Qiong Yu
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:692
  24. Prevalence of dementia illness, causing certain morbidity and mortality globally, places burden on global public health. This study primary goal was to assess future risks of dying from severe dementia, given ...

    Authors: Oleg Gaidai, Vladimir Yakimov and Rajiv Balakrishna
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:691
  25. Child disability has significant implications on their well-being and healthcare systems. Aim: This survey aimed to assess the magnitude of seven types of disability among Egyptian children aged 1 < 6 years an...

    Authors: Ammal M. Metwally, Ahmed Aboulghate, Ghada A. Elshaarawy, Ali M. Abdallah, Ehab R. Abdel Raouf, Ebtissam M. Salah El-Din, Zeinab Khadr, Mostafa M. El-Saied, Mona A. Elabd, Maysa S. Nassar, Marwa W. Abouelnaga, Engy A. Ashaat, Mohamed M. El-Sonbaty, Hala Y. Badawy, Eman M. Dewdar, Somia I. Salama…
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:689
  26. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a prevalent mental health condition characterized by recurrent episodes in a substantial proportion of patients. The number of previous episodes is one of the most crucial pr...

    Authors: Yue Chen, Lili Jia, Weijia Gao, Congchong Wu, Qingli Mu, Zhe Fang, Shaohua Hu, Manli Huang, Peng Zhang and Shaojia Lu
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:687
  27. As 40–60% of the patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) do not adequately respond to the first-line treatment, finding an effective second-line treatment is required. Our aim was to assess the effic...

    Authors: Marjan Shokrani, Sanaz Askari, Negin Eissazade, Seyed Vahid Shariat, Behnam Shariati, Masoomeh Yarahmadi and Mohammadreza Shalbafan
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:686
  28. Demoralization is a clinically relevant syndrome in chronic diseases. The demoralization scale (DS-II) was recently developed as an economic screening tool in clinical populations. Main aim of this study was t...

    Authors: Markus Ramm, Johanna Jedamzik, Philipp Lenz, Anileeta Poopana, Gereon Heuft and Rupert Conrad
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:685
  29. Sleep is necessary for healthy development and mental wellbeing. Despite this, many children do not get the recommended duration of sleep each night, and many experience sleep problems. Although treatable, exi...

    Authors: M. Subotic-Kerry, A. Werner-Seidler, B. Corkish, P. J. Batterham, G. Sicouri, J. Hudson, H. Christensen, B. O’Dea and S. H. Li
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:684
  30. In this correspondence, we explain the reasoning for invalidity of the analysis choices by Kolberg et al., and provide the results produced using correct statistical procedures for their study design. Reassuri...

    Authors: Yasaman Jamshidi-Naeini, Lilian Golzarri-Arroyo, Abu Bakkar Siddique, Colby J. Vorland, Miriam Jocelyn Rodriguez, Richard J. Holden and David B. Allison
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:683
  31. Prescribing the optimal antipsychotic treatment to schizophrenia is very important as it is well established that patients have different sensitivity to the available antipsychotic drugs. The genotype of the HTR2...

    Authors: Yulong Wang, Xingru Tan, Zhoufangyuan Chen, Bide Zhang, Yunzhi Gao and Yanlong Wang
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:682
  32. After the original 15-item Drive for Muscularity Scale developed by McCreary et al. in 2004, a more theoretically based scale that replicates the original DMS subscales with a better conceptual clarity and a s...

    Authors: Feten Fekih-Romdhane, Diana Malaeb, Mariam Dabbous, Rabih Hallit, Sahar Obeid and Souheil Hallit
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:680
  33. Dietary acid load seems to be associated with psychological disorders through several mechanisms, and may barricade their treatment and recovery. The aim of current study was to evaluate the relationship betwe...

    Authors: Hossein Bahari, Najmeh Seifi, Elahe Foroumandi, Fatemeh Kourepaz, Hediye Erfaniyan Shahabi, Kimia Ervin, Nahid Khabari, Gordon A. Ferns and Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:679
  34. Previous studies have shown that an antioxidant diet is a protective factor against depression. However, the association between niacin, an important antioxidant consumed from the diet, and depression has rece...

    Authors: Sheng Tian, Lanxiang Wu, Heqing Zheng, Xianhui Zhong, Mingxu Liu, Xinping Yu and Wei Wu
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:678
  35. COVID-19 caused mild to severe infections in humans. The long-term epidemic environment harms people’s mental health. To explore the impact of the epidemic on people’s mental and psychological conditions, we s...

    Authors: Han-Yu Zhu, Yi-Mo Guo, Zhi-Ming Pan, Yan Wang, Meng-Li Zhang, Ru-Huang Zhu, Zhang-Ping Li and Zhen Wang
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:677
  36. Literature has typically associated delusional disorder with a poorer prognosis relative to schizophrenia, without considering the confounding effect of age despite the differential age of onset. This study th...

    Authors: Christy Lai Ming Hui, Evie Wai Ting Chan, Priscilla Wing Man Hui, Tiffany Junchen Tao, Elise Chun Ning Ho, Bertha Sze Ting Lam, Sally Hiu Wah See, Yi Nam Suen, Wing Chung Chang, Sherry Kit Wa, Edwin Ho Ming Lee and Eric Yu Hai Chen
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:676
  37. The Smartphone Application-Based Addiction Scale (SABAS) is a validated 6-item measurement tool for assessing problematic smartphone use (PSU). However, the absence of established cutoff points for SABAS hinde...

    Authors: Pu Peng, Zhangming Chen, Silan Ren, Yi Liu, Ruini He, Yudiao Liang, Youguo Tan, Jinsong Tang, Xiaogang Chen and Yanhui Liao
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:675
  38. Dysfunctional metacognitive processes and emotional dysregulation have been widely documented in the eating disorder literature. Despite numerous research and recent consensus suggesting the categorization of ...

    Authors: Sarah Gerges, Vanessa Azzi, Dora Bianchi, Fiorenzo Laghi, Sara Pompili, Diana Malaeb, Sahar Obeid, Michel Soufia and Souheil Hallit
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:674
  39. Clozapine is the only antipsychotic medication with proven efficacy against treatment-resistant schizophrenia. This multicenter retrospective cohort study aimed to evaluate the impact of a delay in clozapine i...

    Authors: Masakazu Hatano, Hiroyuki Kamei, Ippei Takeuchi, Kazuhiko Gomi, Takashi Sakakibara, Shogo Hotta, Satoru Esumi, Kiyotaka Tsubouchi, Yoshihito Shimizu and Shigeki Yamada
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:673
  40. Clients with severe mental illness (SMI) have overall poor physical health. SMI reduces life expectancy by 5–17 years, primarily due to physical comorbidity linked to cardiometabolic risks that are mainly driv...

    Authors: Meike M. Hoogervorst, Berno van Meijel, Esther Krijnen-de Bruin, Aartjan Beekman, Nynke Boonstra and Marcel Adriaanse
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:672
  41. Despite the close relationship between sleep–wake cycles and depression symptoms, the relationship between sleep midpoint and depression symptoms in adults remains understudied.

    Authors: Jiahui Yin, Huayang Wang, Siyuan Li, Leiyong Zhao, Yanwei You, Jiguo Yang and Yuanxiang Liu
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:671

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