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Mood disorders

Section edited by Florian Seemüller

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. More severe and persistent forms of affective disorders are accompanied by grey matter loss in key frontal and temporal structures. It is unclear whether such changes precede the onset of illness, occur early ...

    Authors: Jim Lagopoulos, Daniel F Hermens, Sharon L Naismith, Elizabeth M Scott and Ian B Hickie

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:4

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  2. Inflammatory mediators in both the peripheral circulation and central nervous system (CNS) are dysregulated in major depressive disorder (MDD). Nevertheless, relatively little is known about the role of the T-...

    Authors: Antti-Pekka Elomaa, Leo Niskanen, Karl-Heinz Herzig, Heimo Viinamäki, Jukka Hintikka, Heli Koivumaa-Honkanen, Kirsi Honkalampi, Minna Valkonen-Korhonen, Ilkka T Harvima and Soili M Lehto

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:2

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  3. Not much is known about the risk factors of major depressive disorder (MDD) in HIV/AIDS in the African socio-cultural context. Therefore a study was undertaken to examine the prevalence and risk factors of MDD...

    Authors: Eugene Kinyanda, Susan Hoskins, Juliet Nakku, Saira Nawaz and Vikram Patel

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:205

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  4. Although it is well established that prostate cancer (PCa) patients are more likely to experience clinical depression than their age-matched non-prostate cancer peers, and that such depression can have negativ...

    Authors: Christopher F Sharpley, Vicki Bitsika and David R Christie

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:201

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  5. A standardized instrument for recording the specific cognitive psychopathology of chronically depressed patients has not yet been developed. Up until now, preoperational thinking of chronically depressed patie...

    Authors: Tanja Kühnen, Franziska Knappke, Tanja Otto, Stephanie Friedrich, Jan P Klein, Kai G Kahl, Michael Hüppe, Valerija Sipos and Ulrich Schweiger

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:199

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  6. Little is known about seasonality of specific depressive symptoms and anxiety symptoms in different patient populations. This study aims to assess seasonal variation of depressive and anxiety symptoms in a pri...

    Authors: Wim H Winthorst, Wendy J Post, Ybe Meesters, Brenda WHJ Penninx and Willem A Nolen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:198

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  7. There is little evidence as to whether or not guideline concordant care in general practice results in better clinical outcomes for people with anxiety and depression. This study aims to determine possible ass...

    Authors: Marijn A Prins, Peter FM Verhaak, Mirrian Hilbink-Smolders, Peter Spreeuwenberg, Miranda GH Laurant, Klaas van der Meer, Harm WJ van Marwijk, Brenda WJH Penninx and Jozien M Bensing

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:180

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  8. Managing early warning signs is an effective approach to preventing relapse in bipolar disorder. Involving relatives in relapse prevention has been shown to maximize the effectiveness of this approach. However...

    Authors: Sarah Peters, Eleanor Pontin, Fiona Lobban and Richard Morriss

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:172

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  9. This study aimed to document the outcome dimensions that physicians see as important in defining cure from depression. The study also aimed to analyse physicians' attitudes about depression and to find out whe...

    Authors: Koen Demyttenaere, Marc Ansseau, Eric Constant, Adelin Albert, Geert Van Gassen and Kees van Heeringen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:169

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  10. To determine the use of antidepressants (ADs) in people with sub-threshold depression (SD); the lifetime prevalence of mania and hypomania in SD and the link between ADs use, bipolarity and anxiety disorders i...

    Authors: Mauro G Carta, Leonardo Tondo, Matteo Balestrieri, Filippo Caraci, Liliana dell'Osso, Guido Di Sciascio, Carlo Faravelli, Maria Carolina Hardoy, Maria E Lecca, Maria Francesca Moro, Krishna M Bhat, Massimo Casacchia and Filippo Drago

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:164

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  11. This study aims to evaluate relationship between three different clinical conditions: Major Depressive Disorders (MDD), Hashimoto Thyroiditis (HT) and reduction in regional Cerebral Blood Flow (rCBF) in order ...

    Authors: Maria Carolina Hardoy, Mariangela Cadeddu, Alessandra Serra, Maria Francesca Moro, Gioia Mura, Gisa Mellino, Krishna M Bhat, Gianmarco Altoé, Paolo Usai, Mario Piga and Mauro G Carta

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:148

    Content type: Research article

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