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BMC Psychiatry

Psychotic disorders

This section focuses on psychotic disorders. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, schizophrenia, antipsychotics, biochemistry, hallucinations, delusions, neurocognitive functioning and brain imaging.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Cognitive deficits are a core feature of early schizophrenia. However, the pathological foundations underlying cognitive deficits are still unknown. The present study examined the association between gray matt...

    Authors: Jingjuan Wang, Li Zhou, Chunlei Cui, Zhening Liu and Jie Lu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:374

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    Antipsychotics have serious metabolic side effects on blood glucose. However, the comparative influence of these drugs on blood glucose levels has not been comprehensively evaluated. We conducted a network met...

    Authors: Yangyu Zhang, Yingyu Liu, Yingying Su, Yueyue You, Yue Ma, Guang Yang, Yan Song, Xinyu Liu, Mohan Wang, Lili Zhang and Changgui Kou

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:373

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    There is consensus that the treatment of schizophrenia should combine anti-psychotic medication and psychosocial interventions in order to address complex social, economic and health needs. It is recommended t...

    Authors: Laura Asher, Vikram Patel and Mary J De Silva

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:355

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Nonadherence to antipsychotic treatment increases the likelihood of relapse and progressive symptomatology in patients with schizophrenia. Atypical long-acting injectables, including paliperidone palmitate (PP...

    Authors: Jeffrey P. Anderson, Zeynep Icten, Veronica Alas, Carmela Benson and Kruti Joshi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:346

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Periodic catatonia has long been a challenging diagnosis and there are no absolute guidelines for treatment when precipitating factors are also unclear. We report a schizophrenia patient with periodic catatoni...

    Authors: Ruei-An Chen and Tiao-Lai Huang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:337

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is an autoimmune disease involving antibodies against the NR1 subunits of NMDARs. The disease shows variable clinical presentation, and involves new-onse...

    Authors: Xia Rong, Zhenzhen Xiong, Bingrong Cao, Juan Chen, Mingli Li and Zhe Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:320

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  7. Content type: Case report

    The choice of antipsychotic treatment during pregnancy remains controversial, mainly due to a lack of exposure and outcome data. Randomized clinical trials are practically impossible due to ethical reasons. Ou...

    Authors: Andreea Teodorescu, Petru Ifteni, Marius Alexandru Moga, Victoria Burtea and Nicusor Bigiu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:311

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Schizophrenia is a chronic and debilitating neuropsychiatric disorder that often requires long-term pharmacotherapy to manage symptoms and prevent relapse. Cariprazine is a potent dopamine D3 and D2 receptor part...

    Authors: Henry A. Nasrallah, Willie Earley, Andrew J. Cutler, Yao Wang, Kaifeng Lu, István Laszlovszky, György Németh and Suresh Durgam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:305

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    Non-adherence is a major public health problem despite treatment advances. Poor drug adherence in patients with psychosis is associated with more frequent relapse, re-hospitalization, increased consumption of ...

    Authors: Rafal A. H. Yeisen, Jone Bjornestad, Inge Joa, Jan Olav Johannessen and Stein Opjordsmoen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:299

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Mental health is a significant contributor to global burden of disease and the consequences of perinatal psychiatric morbidity can be substantial. We aimed to obtain global estimates of puerperal psychosis pre...

    Authors: Rachel VanderKruik, Maria Barreix, Doris Chou, Tomas Allen, Lale Say and Lee S. Cohen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:272

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  11. Content type: Research article

    It has been reported that drugs which promote the N-Methyl-D-aspartate-type glutamate receptor function by stimulating the glycine modulatory site in the receptor improve negative symptoms and cognitive dysfuncti...

    Authors: Kazuo Takiguchi, Akihito Uezato, Michio Itasaka, Hidenori Atsuta, Kenji Narushima, Naoki Yamamoto, Akeo Kurumaji, Makoto Tomita, Kazunari Oshima, Kosaku Shoda, Mai Tamaru, Masahito Nakataki, Mitsutoshi Okazaki, Sayuri Ishiwata, Yasuyoshi Ishiwata, Masato Yasuhara…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:249

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Antipsychotics are a heterogeneous group of drugs. Although, antipsychotics have been used for years, unexpected side effects may still occur. With this case report we focus on a possible association between p...

    Authors: Camelia-Eugenia Bujor, Torkel Vang, Jimmi Nielsen and Ole Schjerning

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:242

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Given the complex nature of symptom presentation and medication regimens, psychiatric clinics may benefit from additional tools to personalize treatments. Utilizing pharmacogenetic information may be helpful i...

    Authors: Seenae Eum, Mark E. Schneiderhan, Jacob T. Brown, Adam M. Lee and Jeffrey R. Bishop

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:238

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Schizophrenia is a neurological disease characterized by alterations to patients’ cognitive functions and emotional expressions. Relevant studies often use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain to expl...

    Authors: Bo-Lin Jian, Chieh-Li Chen, Wen-Lin Chu and Min-Wei Huang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:229

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    In preparation for a randomized controlled trial, a pilot study was conducted to investigate the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of a psychotherapy group based on metacognitive-oriented social ski...

    Authors: Felix Inchausti, Nancy V. García-Poveda, Alejandro Ballesteros-Prados, Eduardo Fonseca-Pedrero, Javier Ortuño-Sierra, Sergio Sánchez-Reales, Javier Prado-Abril, José Antonio Aldaz-Armendáriz and Joe Mole

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:217

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Once-monthly paliperidone palmitate (PP1M) is a long-acting injectable antipsychotic that may increase adherence rates, reduce hospitalizations, and lower medical costs compared to oral atypical antipsychotics...

    Authors: Dominic Pilon, Erik Muser, Patrick Lefebvre, Rhiannon Kamstra, Bruno Emond and Kruti Joshi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:207

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Prepulse inhibition (PPI) and attention were impaired, which may cause psychotic symptoms and (or) hinder the cognitive functions in schizophrenia. However, due to the measurement methods of PPI, findings abou...

    Authors: Ning-Bo Yang, Qing Tian, Yu Fan, Qi-Jing Bo, Liang Zhang, Liang Li and Chuan-Yue Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:135

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  18. Content type: Research article

    In France, negative views on schizophrenia are pervasive, even among health professionals. Prior research suggests that the level of prejudice is lower when the illness is described with the example of a speci...

    Authors: Murielle Villani and Viviane Kovess - Masfety

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:133

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    The cardiometabolic health of persons with a severe mental illness (SMI) is alarming with obesity rates of 45-55% and diabetes type 2 rates of 10-15%. Unhealthy lifestyle behaviours play a large role in this. ...

    Authors: Anne Looijmans, Frederike Jörg, Richard Bruggeman, Robert Schoevers and Eva Corpeleijn

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:107

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