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Mood disorders

Section edited by Florian Seem ü ller

This section is dedicated to covering all aspects of a wide range of mood disorders. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, biological psychiatry, depression, psychoneuroendocrinology, bipolar disorders, antidepressants, psychopharmacology, neuroimaging, transcranial/cortical stimulation, electroencephalography and co-morbid conditions associated with mood disorders.

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    Recently, item responses and total scores on depression screening scales have been reported to have characteristic distributions in the general population. The distributional pattern of responses to the Patien...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:108

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Shared decision-making (SDM) is a model of interaction between doctors and patients in which both actors contribute to the medical decision-making process. SDM has raised great interest in mental healthcare ov...

    Authors: L. Samalin, M. Honciuc, L. Boyer, I. de Chazeron, O. Blanc, M. Abbar and P. M. Llorca

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:103

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    The fundamental mechanism underlying emotional processing in major depressive disorder (MDD) remains unclear. To better understand the neural correlates of emotional processing in MDD, we investigated the role...

    Authors: Jian Li, E. Kale Edmiston, Yanqing Tang, Guoguang Fan, Ke Xu, Fei Wang and Jiansong Xu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:96

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    Depression is associated with immunological responses as reflected by altered levels of circulating cytokines. Alcohol use and trauma may modulate immune activity, and few studies have investigated these facto...

    Authors: Helge Toft, Sudan Prasad Neupane, Jørgen G. Bramness, Terje Tilden, Bruce E. Wampold and Lars Lien

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:95

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    Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a mixed disorder with the highly irregular course, inconsistent response to treatment and has no well-known mechanism for the pathophysiology. Major causes of depression are ...

    Authors: Md Rabiul Islam, Md Reazul Islam, M. M. A. Shalahuddin Qusar, Mohammad Safiqul Islam, Md Humayun Kabir, G. K. M. Mustafizur Rahman, Md Saiful Islam and Abul Hasnat

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:94

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    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a serious disease frequently accompanied by anxiety and depression. Few studies have focused on anxiety and depression for mild COPD patients in China. This stud...

    Authors: Tian Xiao, Hua Qiu, Yue Chen, Xianfeng Zhou, Kang Wu, Xiaonan Ruan, Na Wang and Chaowei Fu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:89

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    Patients who require a switch in their antidepressant therapy may have different clinical profiles and treatment needs compared with patients initiating or maintaining a first-line antidepressant therapy.

    Authors: Josep Maria Haro, François-Xavier Lamy, Bengt Jönsson, Martin Knapp, Mélanie Brignone, Hugo Caillou, Ylana Chalem, Lene Hammer-Helmich, Benoît Rive and Delphine Saragoussi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:80

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    Celiac disease is a multi-system disorder with manifestations that may result in psychiatric disorders. We assessed the prevalence of medication use to treat psychiatric disorders in celiac disease patients.

    Authors: Haley M. Zylberberg, Jonas F. Ludvigsson, Peter H. R. Green and Benjamin Lebwohl

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:76

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    Some authors have hypothesized that Treatment-Resistant Unipolar Depression (TRD-UP) should be considered within the bipolar spectrum disorders and that hidden bipolarity may be a risk factor for TRD-UP. Howev...

    Authors: Nicolas A. Nuñez, Stefano Comai, Eduard Dumitrescu, Maykel F. Ghabrash, John Tabaka, Marie Saint-Laurent, Stephen Vida, Theodore Kolivakis, Allan Fielding, Nancy Low, Pablo Cervantes, Linda Booij and Gabriella Gobbi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:68

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Depression is the principal cause of disability in the world. High prevalence rates of depression in general populations and college students have been found worldwide and in various cultural groups. Low-inten...

    Authors: Alicia Salamanca-Sanabria, Derek Richards, Ladislav Timulak, Leónidas Castro-Camacho, Mónica Mojica-Perilla and Yamilena Parra-Villa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:53

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    The risk of relapse in major depressive disorder (MDD) is associated with high worldwide disease burden. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and its modifications might be effective in relapse prevention. The a...

    Authors: Zuojie Zhang, Lingli Zhang, Guorong Zhang, Jianing Jin and Zhenyang Zheng

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:50

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    Depression is a leading source of morbidity and health loss in Australian women. This study investigates the determinants of antenatal depressive symptoms and postnatal depressive symptoms in an Australian pop...

    Authors: Felix Akpojene Ogbo, John Eastwood, Alexandra Hendry, Bin Jalaludin, Kingsley E. Agho, Bryanne Barnett and Andrew Page

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:49

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    Bereavement can result in severe mental health problems, including persistent, severe and disabling grief symptoms, termed complicated grief. Grief rumination (i.e., repetitive thought about the causes and con...

    Authors: Bettina K. Doering, Antonia Barke, Thilo Friehs and Maarten C. Eisma

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:43

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    Lithium remains first choice as maintenance treatment for bipolar affective disorder. Yet, about half of all individuals may stop their treatment at some point, despite lithium’s proven benefits concerning the...

    Authors: Louise Öhlund, Michael Ott, Sofia Oja, Malin Bergqvist, Robert Lundqvist, Mikael Sandlund, Ellinor Salander Renberg and Ursula Werneke

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:37

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    Miscarriages are a common pregnancy complication affecting about 10–15% of pregnancies. Miscarriages may be associated with a myriad of psychiatric morbidity at various timelines after the event. Depression ha...

    Authors: Steve Kyende Mutiso, Alfred Murage and Abraham Mwaniki Mukaindo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:32

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    This forms the first study of a group-based psychoeducation program for inpatients following remission of a manic episode in patients suffering from bipolar I disorder in a Chinese population. The aim was to e...

    Authors: Runsen Chen, Yingjun Xi, Xue Wang, Yaqiong Li, Yuyang He and Jiong Luo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:26

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    Experience sampling, a method for real-time self-monitoring of affective experiences, holds opportunities for person-tailored treatment. By focussing on dynamic patterns of positive affect, experience sampling...

    Authors: Claudia J. P. Simons, Marjan Drukker, Silvia Evers, Ghislaine A. P. G. van Mastrigt, Petra Höhn, Ingrid Kramer, Frenk Peeters, Philippe Delespaul, Claudia Menne-Lothmann, Jessica A. Hartmann, Jim van Os and Marieke Wichers

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:415

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