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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

    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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    A number of epidemiological studies have examined the effect of meat consumption on depression. However, no conclusion has been reached. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between meat consu...

    Authors: Yi Zhang, Ye Yang, Ming-sheng Xie, Xiang Ding, Hui Li, Zhi-chen Liu and Shi-fang Peng

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:409

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    Few actigraphy studies in mood disorders have simultaneously included unipolar (UP) and bipolar (BD) depression or BD mixed states as a separate subgroup from mania. This study compared objectively measured ac...

    Authors: Karoline Krane-Gartiser, Arne E. Vaaler, Ole Bernt Fasmer, Kjetil Sørensen, Gunnar Morken and Jan Scott

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:404

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Patients with chronic depression (persisting symptoms for ≥2 years) are a clinically relevant group with extensive (co)morbidity, high functional impairment and associated costs in primary care. The General Pr...

    Authors: Florian Wolf, Antje Freytag, Sven Schulz, Thomas Lehmann, Susann Schaffer, Horst Christian Vollmar, Thomas Kühlein and Jochen Gensichen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:401

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Guidance of patients treated with antidepressants is paramount for successful therapy. The aim was to assess patients’ needs and suggestions for improvement of guidance by physicians and pharmacists during sec...

    Authors: Mariёtte Nederlof, Daniёlle C. Cath, Lennart J. Stoker, Toine C. G. Egberts and Eibert R. Heerdink

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:388

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Depression is one of the most common diagnosed psychiatric disorders in the world. Besides individual risk factors, it is also found that environment and socio-cultural factors are the other main risk factors ...

    Authors: Mehmet Çakıcı, Özlem Gökçe, Asra Babayiğit, Ebru Çakıcı and Ayhan Eş

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:387

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The manifestation of major depressive disorder (MDD) may include cognitive symptoms that can precede the onset of MDD and persist beyond the resolution of acute depressive episodes. However, little is known ab...

    Authors: Bjarke Ebert, Kamilla Miskowiak, Morten Kloster, Jon Johansen, Cara Eckholm, Torbjörn Wærner, Mads Holme and Louise Meldgaard Bruun

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:370

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  8. 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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  9. Content type: Research article

    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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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