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BMC Psychiatry

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. Content type: Research article

    Despite the availability of evidence based treatments, many people with major depression receive no or delayed professional treatment, which may put them at risk for adverse outcomes. The aim of this study was...

    Authors: A. M. Boerema, M. ten Have, A. Kleiboer, R. de Graaf, J. Nuyen, P. Cuijpers and A. T. F. Beekman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:367

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    Highly hypnotizable individuals have impaired executive function, elevated motor impulsivity and increased emotional sensitivity, which are sometimes found in bipolar disorder patients. It is then reasonable t...

    Authors: Bingren Zhang, Jiawei Wang, Qisha Zhu, Guorong Ma, Chanchan Shen, Hongying Fan and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:362

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  3. Content type: Research article

    In clinical practice, some patients diagnosed with anxiety disorder (AD) may develop bipolar disorder (BD) many years later, and some cases of AD may be cured by the use of mood stabilizers. However, the relat...

    Authors: Na Du, Ya-ling Zhou, Xu Zhang, Jing Guo and Xue-li Sun

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:351

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  4. Content type: Research article

    In Western European countries, the prevalence of depressive symptoms is higher among ethnic minority groups, compared to the host population. We explored whether these inequalities reflect variance in the way ...

    Authors: Henrike Galenkamp, Karien Stronks, Marieke B. Snijder and Eske M. Derks

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:349

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Increased prevalence of depression is found in both type 2 diabetes (T2D) and type 1 diabetes (T1D). Melancholia and atypical depression differ by cortisol secretion and clinical features. The aim was to compa...

    Authors: Eva O. Melin, Maria Thunander, Mona Landin-Olsson, Magnus Hillman and Hans O. Thulesius

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:335

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  6. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: A Talaei, N Rafee, F Rafei and A Chehrei

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:327

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  7. Content type: Research article

    There is a physical inactivity pandemic around the world despite the known benefits of engaging in physical activity. This is true for individuals who would receive notable benefits from physical activity, in ...

    Authors: Joanie Sims-Gould, Sara Vazirian, Neville Li, Ronald Remick and Karim Khan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:319

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:310

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to explore the relationships between depressive symptoms and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) measurements for inpatients with major depressive disorder (MDD) before and after 6...

    Authors: Wei-Cheng Yang, Ching-Hua Lin, Fu-Chiang Wang and Mei-Jou Lu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:309

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  10. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:306

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Antenatal depressive symptoms affect around 12.3% of women in in low and middle income countries (LMICs) and data are accumulating about associations with adverse outcomes for mother and child. Studies from ru...

    Authors: Tesera Bitew, Charlotte Hanlon, Eskinder Kebede, Simone Honikman and Abebaw Fekadu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:301

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:296

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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. ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:291

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  14. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:290

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  15. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:286

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  16. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:285

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  17. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:274

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  18. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:268

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  19. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:264

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