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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  1. Research article

    TSH cut off point based on depression in hypothyroid patients

    The prevalence of depressive symptoms in hypothyroidism is high. Considering that hypothyroidism and depression share some clinical features, some researchers use the “brain hypothyroidism” hypothesis to expla...

    A Talaei, N Rafee, F Rafei and A Chehrei

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:327

    Published on: 7 September 2017

  2. Research article

    eHealth interventions for the prevention of depression and anxiety in the general population: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Anxiety and depression are associated with a range of adverse outcomes and represent a large global burden to individuals and health care systems. Prevention programs are an important way to avert a proportion...

    M. Deady, I. Choi, R. A. Calvo, N. Glozier, H. Christensen and S. B. Harvey

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:310

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  3. Study protocol

    Randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effects of personalized prediction and adaptation tools on treatment outcome in outpatient psychotherapy: study protocol

    Psychotherapy is successful for the majority of patients, but not for every patient. Hence, further knowledge is needed on how treatments should be adapted for those who do not profit or deteriorate. In the la...

    Wolfgang Lutz, Dirk Zimmermann, Viola N. L. S. Müller, Anne-Katharina Deisenhofer and Julian A. Rubel

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:306

    Published on: 24 August 2017

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Research article

    The impact of sitting time and physical activity on major depressive disorder in South Korean adults: a cross-sectional study

    Previous studies have examined associations between sitting time and negative health outcomes and mental health. However, the relationship between overall sitting time and major depressive disorder (MDD) in So...

    Jin Young Nam, Juyeong Kim, Kyoung Hee Cho, Jaewoo Choi, Jaeyong Shin and Eun-Cheol Park

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:274

    Published on: 28 July 2017

  10. Research article

    Immune suppression of IgG response against dairy proteins in major depression

    Interactions between the digestive system, brain functions and immunoglobulin G (IgG) mediated immunity against food antigens became recently a topic of growing interest in psychiatry research. Psychological s...

    Leszek Rudzki, Dariusz Pawlak, Krystyna Pawlak, Napoleon Waszkiewicz, Aleksandra Małus, Beata Konarzewska, Mirosława Gałęcka, Anna Bartnicka, Lucyna Ostrowska and Agata Szulc

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:268

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  11. Study protocol

    Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of telephone-based cognitive-behavioural therapy in primary care: study protocol of TIDe – telephone intervention for depression

    Despite the availability of evidence-based treatments for depression, a large proportion of patients remains untreated or adequate treatment is initiated with delay. This situation is particularly critical in ...

    Birgit Watzke, Elisa Haller, Maya Steinmann, Daniela Heddaeus, Martin Härter, Hans-Helmut König, Karl Wegscheider and Thomas Rosemann

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:263

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  12. Research article

    Acculturation and other risk factors of depressive disorders in individuals with Turkish migration backgrounds

    Acculturation is a long-term, multi-dimensional process occurring when subjects of different cultures stay in continuous contact. Previous studies have suggested that elevated rates of depression among differe...

    Hanna Janssen-Kallenberg, Holger Schulz, Ulrike Kluge, Jens Strehle, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Uwe Wolfradt, Uwe Koch-Gromus, Andreas Heinz, Mike Mösko and Demet Dingoyan

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:264

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  13. Research article

    Minor depression in older, long-term unemployed people seeking vocational support

    Prevalence rates of minor and major depression vary from 0.7 to 6.8 (minor) and 3.8 to 10.9 (major) for the general population. Twenty-two percent of older, long-term unemployed people suffer from major depres...

    Sabrina Pfeil, Katrin Holtz, Kathrin-Andrea Kopf, Ulrich Hegerl and Christine Rummel-Kluge

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:243

    Published on: 5 July 2017

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