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  1. Content type: Research article

    Pharmacotherapy is effective in reducing the core symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We aimed to investigate the concurrent association between pharmacotherapy for ADHD in offspring a...

    Authors: Qi Chen, Henrik Larsson, Catarina Almqvist, Zheng Chang, Paul Lichtenstein, Brian M. D’Onofrio and Jonas F. Ludvigsson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:224

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  2. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to examine psychiatric symptoms in adults born preterm with very low birthweight or born at term small for gestational age compared with normal birthweight peers, and examine associations with perinat...

    Authors: Astrid M. W. Lærum, Solveig Klæbo Reitan, Kari Anne I. Evensen, Stian Lydersen, Ann-Mari Brubakk, Jon Skranes and Marit S. Indredavik

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:223

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  3. Content type: Debate

    One of the most important questions remaining in matters of critical illness in the year 2019 is arguably how to address the diverse neuropsychiatric complications of critical illness.

    Authors: Jan N. M. Schieveld, Emma H. C. W. van de Riet and Jacqueline J. M. H. Strik

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:222

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  4. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that some important information was omitted by the authors from the Competing interests section. The declaration should read as below.

    Authors: Dorota Matelska, Ivan G. Shabalin, Jagoda Jabłońska, Marcin J. Domagalski, Jan Kutner, Krzysztof Ginalski and Wladek Minor

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:221

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    The original article was published in BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:199

  5. Content type: Research article

    Among patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS), some exhibited further clozapine resistance (CR). This study aimed to investigate whether greater severity of treatment resistance in schizophrenia ...

    Authors: An-Sheng Lin, Hung-Yu Chan, Ying-Chieh Peng and Wei J. Chen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:220

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Sexual dysfunction is common in patients with schizophrenia, however it is poorly studied in China, especially in primary health care institutions in rural areas. We investigated the prevalence of sexual dysfu...

    Authors: Ying-Hua Huang, Cai-Lan Hou, C. H. Ng, Xie Chen, Qian-Wen Wang, Zhuo-Hui Huang and Fu-Jun Jia

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:218

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Previous research has shown that our perceptions about illness are important determinants of how we respond and adjust to health threats. To examine whether illness perceptions affect illness responses in OCD ...

    Authors: Rebecca Pedley, Katherine Berry, Penny Bee, Judith Gellatly and Alison Wearden

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:217

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Data on the pharmacological management of acute agitation in schizophrenia are scarce. The aim of this study is to investigate the prescription practices in the treatment of agitation in Chinese patients with ...

    Authors: Su-Zhen Zhang, Yong-Gang Mu, Qi Liu, Ying Shi, Li-Hua Guo, Ling-Zhi Li, Fu-De Yang, Yong Wang, Tao Li, Qi-Yi Mei, Hong-Bo He, Zhi-Yu Chen, Zhong-Hua Su, Tie-Bang Liu, Shi-Ping Xie, Qing-Rong Tan…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:216

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  9. Content type: Research article

    There is a lack of well-designed randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to investigate the efficacy of psychological therapies for children in foster care with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Mentalizatio...

    Authors: Nick Midgley, Sarah Jane Besser, Pasco Fearon, Solange Wyatt, Sarah Byford and David Wellsted

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:215

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Alcohol telephone helplines targeting alcohol consumers in the general population can extend the reach of brief interventions while preserving in-person counselling. So far, studies of client outcomes in the s...

    Authors: Eleonor Säfsten, Yvonne Forsell, Mats Ramstedt, Kerstin Damström Thakker and Maria Rosaria Galanti

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:213

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) has never been applied in Chinese clinical practice, and the distribution of NPD in the clinical population of China is largely unknown. The current study uses two-stage...

    Authors: XueFeng Jiang, JunJie Wang, Wei Sun, LiHua Xu, XiaoChen Tang, HuiRu Cui, YanYan Wei, Li Hui, Yi Qiao, JiJun Wang and TianHong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:212

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Chronic cocaine use is associated with cognitive deficits, including poor performance on neuropsychological tasks of memory, executive functions, theory of mind and decision-making. However, the relationship b...

    Authors: Thiago Wendt Viola, João Paulo Otolia Niederauer, Bruno Kluwe-Schiavon, Breno Sanvicente-Vieira and Rodrigo Grassi-Oliveira

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:211

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Previous resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) studies have revealed intrinsic regional activity alterations in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), but those results were based on grou...

    Authors: Xi Yang, Xinyu Hu, Wanjie Tang, Bin Li, Yanchun Yang, Qiyong Gong and Xiaoqi Huang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:210

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Research suggests that young people with major depressive disorder (MDD) experience neurocognitive deficits and that these are associated with poorer functional and clinical outcomes. However, we are yet to un...

    Authors: Catherine Morey-Nase, Lisa J. Phillips, Shayden Bryce, Sarah Hetrick, Andrea L. Wright, Emma Caruana and Kelly Allott

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:209

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  15. Content type: Correspondence

    In this correspondence we correct some misleading information about mentalization-based treatment in Oslo, Norway.

    Authors: Sigmund Karterud and Elfrida Hartveit Kvarstein

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:208

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:185

  16. Content type: Research article

    Somatic syndrome is one of the remarkably prevalent issues in primary health care and subspecialty settings. We aimed to elucidate multidimensional associations between somatic symptoms with major mental probl...

    Authors: Shayan Mostafaei, Kourosh Kabir, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad, Awat Feizi, Marjan Mansourian, Ammar Hassanzadeh Keshteli, Hamid Afshar, Saeed Masoud Arzaghi, Saeid Rasekhi Dehkordi, Peyman Adibi and Fataneh Ghadirian

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:207

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Suicidal ideation is an important public health issue due to devastating mortality. In the meantime, interpersonal trust was found to be negatively associated with mental disorder and physical health. Although...

    Authors: Zihang Yu, Lingzhong Xu, Long Sun, Jiao Zhang, Wenzhe Qin, Jiajia Li, Gan Ding, Qian Wang, Jing Zhu and Su Xie

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:206

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Expert psychiatrists conducting work disability evaluations often disagree on work capacity (WC) when assessing the same patient. More structured and standardised evaluations focusing on function could improve...

    Authors: Regina Kunz, David Y. von Allmen, Renato Marelli, Ulrike Hoffmann-Richter, Joerg Jeger, Ralph Mager, Etienne Colomb, Heinz J. Schaad, Monica Bachmann, Nicole Vogel, Jason W. Busse, Martin Eichhorn, Oskar Bänziger, Thomas Zumbrunn, Wout E. L. de Boer and Katrin Fischer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:205

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  19. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that the copyright holder needs to be changed from ©The Author(s) to ©Crown.

    Authors: Peter J. H. Beliveau, Hugues Sampasa-Kanyinga, Ian Colman and Mark A. Zamorski

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:204

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:156

  20. Content type: Research article

    Utilization of somatic healthcare services is highly predictive of the development of chronic physical illnesses and increased mortality risks. The objective of this study was to assess the differences in heal...

    Authors: Vjekoslav Jeleč, Žarko Bajić, Ivona Šimunović Filipčić, Ivana Portolan Pajić, Mirela Šentija Knežević, Ivan Miloloža, Delfa Radić-Krišto, Tomislav Benjak, Nenad Jakšić, Marina Šagud, Wei Wang and Igor Filipčić

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:203

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Past studies have focused primarily on clinical insight and less on cognitive insight among individuals with mental illness.

    Authors: Vathsala Sagayadevan, Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Ying Wen Lau, Saleha Shafie, Sherilyn Chang, Hui Lin Ong, Ellaisha Samari, Swapna Kamal Verma, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:201

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  22. Content type: Study protocol

    Both depressive disorder and subclinical depressive symptoms during adolescence are a major public health concern. Therefore, it is important that depression is detected at an early stage and is treated preven...

    Authors: Marieke W. H. van den Heuvel, Denise H. M. Bodden, Mirjam Moerbeek, Filip Smit and Rutger C. M. E. Engels

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:200

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Traumatic events can trigger postpartum depression. Pregnant women in Brazil today are facing an extremely stressful experience. Thus, the objective here was to analyze the prevalence of symptoms of depression...

    Authors: Eleomar Vilela Moraes, Olegário Rosa Toledo, Flávia Lúcia David, Bruna Nascimento Godoi, Keila Araujo Monteiro, Thaisa Cimardi Deluqui, Thais Wérica Teixeira, Andiara Luiza Carvalho and Mariza Martins Avelino

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:199

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  24. Content type: Research article

    In an 8-week, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study, an extended-release formulation of quetiapine, quetiapine XR, demonstrated efficacy and safety in Japanese patients with bipolar depression. Bi...

    Authors: Shigenobu Kanba, Mitsukuni Murasaki, Tsukasa Koyama, Masahiro Takeuchi, Yuriko Shimizu, Eri Arita, Kentaro Kuroishi, Masahiro Takeuchi and Shinya Kamei

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:198

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  25. Content type: Study protocol

    Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is highly prevalent among university students, but the majority of affected students remain untreated. Internet- and mobile-based self-help interventions (IMIs) may be a promising...

    Authors: Fanny Kählke, Thomas Berger, Ava Schulz, Harald Baumeister, Matthias Berking, Pim Cuijpers, Ronny Bruffaerts, Randy P. Auerbach, Ronald C. Kessler and David Daniel Ebert

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:197

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the study was to examine the prevalence of and factors associated with antidepressant (AD) prescriptions in order to draw a comprehensive picture of prescribing practices in Switzerland.

    Authors: Elisa Haller, Birgit Watzke, Eva Blozik, Thomas Rosemann, Oliver Reich, Carola A. Huber and Markus Wolf

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:196

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  27. Content type: Study protocol

    Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a complex and debilitating disorder, characterized by deficits in metacognition and emotion dysregulation. The “gold standard” treatment for this disorder is psychother...

    Authors: Laura Rosa Magni, Antonino Carcione, Clarissa Ferrari, Antonio Semerari, Ilaria Riccardi, Giuseppe Nicolo’, Mariangela Lanfredi, Laura Pedrini, Maria Cotelli, Luisella Bocchio, Michela Pievani, Roberto Gasparotti and Roberta Rossi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:195

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Safety monitoring of medicines is essential during therapy for bipolar disorder (BD). We determined the extent of safety monitoring performed according to the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD)...

    Authors: Uthpali Mannapperuma, Priyadarshani Galappatthy, Raveendra Laal Jayakody, Jayan Mendis, Varuni Asanka de Silva and Raveen Hanwella

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:194

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is one of the proteins that contributes to the survival, growth, maintenance of neurons, and plays important roles in the pathophysiology of depression. It has been rep...

    Authors: Hong-yi He, Jin-lan Tian, Yong-qiong Deng, Xia Xiong, Yang Xu, Yong-mei Liao, Jing Fang, Xia Feng, Xin Ye and Chang-qiang Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:193

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Burgeoning evidence suggests that exercise improves physical and mental health in people with schizophrenia. However, little is known about the feasibility and acceptability of high-intensity training in patie...

    Authors: Lene Q. Larsen, Helle Schnor, Britt P. Tersbøl, Bjørn H. Ebdrup, Nikolai B. Nordsborg and Julie Midtgaard

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:192

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Internet-based interventions can make self-management and recovery-oriented information and tools more accessible for people experiencing severe mental illness, including psychosis. The aim of this scoping rev...

    Authors: Anne Williams, John Farhall, Ellie Fossey and Neil Thomas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:191

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Postpartum depression (PPD) is a major depressive disorder that occurs after childbirth. Objective diagnostic and predictive methods for PPD are important for early detection and appropriate intervention. DNA ...

    Authors: Yukako Nakamura, Masahiro Nakatochi, Shohko Kunimoto, Takashi Okada, Branko Aleksic, Miho Toyama, Tomoko Shiino, Mako Morikawa, Aya Yamauchi, Akira Yoshimi, Yoko Furukawa-Hibi, Taku Nagai, Masako Ohara, Chika Kubota, Kiyofumi Yamada, Masahiko Ando…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:190

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The effect of antipsychotic (AP) drugs on risk of stroke and myocardial infarction (MI) remains unclear due to methodological limitations of, and inconsistencies across, existing studies. We aimed to systemati...

    Authors: Sanja Zivkovic, Chan Hee Koh, Nandita Kaza and Caroline A. Jackson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:189

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  34. Content type: Research article

    A social recovery approach to youth mental health focuses on increasing the time spent in valuable and meaningful structured activities, with a view to preventing enduring mental health problems and social dis...

    Authors: Clio Berry, Ellisha Othman, Jun Chuen Tan, Brioney Gee, Rory Edward Byrne, Joanne Hodgekins, Daniel Michelson, Alvin Lai Oon Ng, Nigel V. Marsh, Sian Coker and David Fowler

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:188

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  35. Content type: Study protocol

    Shared decision making (SDM) is often defined as an interactive process that ensures that both patient and practitioner are actively involved in the treatment and that they share all relevant information to ar...

    Authors: Tobias Vitger, Stephen F. Austin, Lone Petersen, Esben S. Tønder, Merete Nordentoft and Lisa Korsbek

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:185

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Maternal mental health is associated with an increased risk of emotional and behavioural problems in children, and the risk is partly explained by the negative impact of maternal depression on caregiving. The ...

    Authors: R. M. Pearson, I. Culpin, C. Loret de Mola, A. Matijasevich, I. S. Santos, B. L. Horta, F. C. Barros and A. Stein

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:184

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Internet addiction (IA) has emerged as a public health concern, particularly among adolescents and young adults. However, few studies have been conducted in medical students. This multi-center study aimed to i...

    Authors: Meng Shi and Tian Jiao Du

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:183

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  38. Content type: Study protocol

    Affective disorders, encompassing depressive-, anxiety-, and somatic symptom disorders, are the most prevalent mental disorders in later life. Treatment protocols and guidelines largely rely on evidence from R...

    Authors: Richard C. Oude Voshaar, Ton D. F. Dhondt, Mario Fluiter, Paul Naarding, Sanne Wassink, Maureen M. J. Smeets, Loeki P. R. M. Pelzers, Astrid Lugtenburg, Martine Veenstra, Radboud M. Marijnissen, Gert-Jan Hendriks, Lia A. Verlinde, Robert A. Schoevers and Rob H. S. van den Brink

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:182

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  39. Content type: Study protocol

    Severe mental illness (SMI) presents a major burden to societies worldwide. Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) often do not have sufficient financial resources and qualified staff to provide extensive sp...

    Authors: Stefan Priebe, Catherine Fung, Sana Z. Sajun, Racheal Alinaitwe, Domenico Giacco, Carlos Gómez-Restrepo, Alma Džubur Kulenoviĉ, Noeline Nakasujja, Sandra Milena Ramírez, Sabina Slatina, Nelson K. Sewankambo, Hana Sikira, Miguel Uribe and Victoria Jane Bird

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:181

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique, which has yielded promising results in treating major depressive disorder. However, its effect on treatment-resista...

    Authors: Min-Shan Li, Xiang-Dong Du, Hsiao-Chi Chu, Yen-Ying Liao, Wen Pan, Zhe Li and Galen Chin-Lun Hung

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:180

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Selection of the optimal initial treatment in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) in need of highly specialized care has the potential to benefit treatment outcomes and cost-effectiveness of treatmen...

    Authors: Frédérique C. W. van Krugten, Maartje Goorden, Anton J. L. M. van Balkom, Patricia van Oppen, Henricus G. Ruhé, Digna J. F. van Schaik, Werner B. F. Brouwer and Leona Hakkaart-van Roijen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:179

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Research in high income countries reports higher prevalence of mental disorders among prisoners than in the general population. Lack of published data from low resource settings affects planning and eventual s...

    Authors: Jimmy Ben Forry, Scholastic Ashaba and Godfrey Zari Rukundo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:178

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Despite the growing recognition of childhood psychological maltreatment as a public health and human rights concern, it remains rampant in developing countries including Tanzania and has a negative impact on t...

    Authors: Adela A. Mwakanyamale and Yu Yizhen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:176

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  44. Content type: Study protocol

    Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has a negative impact on several domains of life. However, there is a shortage of evidence-based non-pharmacological treatments for adolescents with ADHD. A stru...

    Authors: Jenny Meyer, Mia Ramklint, Maria Unenge Hallerbäck, Måns Lööf and Johan Isaksson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:171

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