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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

    People with psychosis struggle with decisions about their use of antipsychotics. They often want to reduce the dose or stop, while facing uncertainty regarding the effects these decisions will have on their tr...

    Authors: Yaara Zisman-Ilani, David Shern, Patricia Deegan, Julie Kreyenbuhl, Lisa Dixon, Robert Drake, William Torrey, Manish Mishra, Ksenia Gorbenko and Glyn Elwyn

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:142

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  2. Content type: Case report

    Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is an adult-onset, rare, and progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a varying combination of autonomic failure, cerebellar ataxia, and parkinsonism. MSA is catego...

    Authors: Hiroshi Komatsu, Masaaki Kato, Teiko Kinpara, Takashi Ono and Yoshihisa Kakuto

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:141

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    Motivational interviewing (MI) may be an effective intervention to improve medication adherence in patients with schizophrenia. However, for this patient group, mixed results have been found in randomized cont...

    Authors: Jos Dobber, Corine Latour, Lieuwe de Haan, Wilma Scholte op Reimer, Ron Peters, Emile Barkhof and Berno van Meijel

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:135

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    The adverse impact of unhealthy lifestyle choices and the prescription of antipsychotic medications contribute to weight gain, poor cardiovascular health and reduced life expectancy for people with psychosis. ...

    Authors: Rebecca Pedley, Karina Lovell, Penny Bee, Tim Bradshaw, Judith Gellatly, Kate Ward, Adrine Woodham and Alison Wearden

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:111

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Evidence shows that internet-based self-help interventions are effective in reducing symptoms for a wide range of mental disorders. To date, online interventions treating psychotic disorders have been scarce, ...

    Authors: Nina Rüegg, Steffen Moritz, Thomas Berger, Thies Lüdtke and Stefan Westermann

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:102

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Early diagnosis of schizophrenia could improve the outcome of the illness. Unlike classical between-group comparisons, machine learning can identify subtle disease patterns on a single subject level, which cou...

    Authors: Pavol Mikolas, Jaroslav Hlinka, Antonin Skoch, Zbynek Pitra, Thomas Frodl, Filip Spaniel and Tomas Hajek

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:97

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Speech recognition under noisy “cocktail-party” environments involves multiple perceptual/cognitive processes, including target detection, selective attention, irrelevant signal inhibition, sensory/working mem...

    Authors: Yingjun Zheng, Chao Wu, Juanhua Li, Ruikeng Li, Hongjun Peng, Shenglin She, Yuping Ning and Liang Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:90

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Nesfatin-1 plays a role in the regulation of emotional states like depression. The aim of this study was to investigate the plasma nesfatin-1levels in Chinese patients with depression and healthy subjects, and...

    Authors: Min-Min Xiao, Jiang-Bo Li, Lan-Lan Jiang, Hui Shao and Bao-Long Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:88

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    Cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) effectively reduces neurocognitive impairment in patients with schizophrenia, but few studies have used structural neuroimaging methods to assess its neuroanatomical effects...

    Authors: Tsubasa Morimoto, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Kiwamu Matsuoka, Fumihiko Yasuno, Emi Ikebuchi, Hiroyuki Kameda, Toshiaki Taoka, Toshiteru Miyasaka, Kimihiko Kichikawa and Toshifumi Kishimoto

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:83

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common mental disorder worldwide, but now there is a lack of clinically effective assessment and management of MDD. In this study, we used technetium-99 m ethylcysteinate d...

    Authors: Jinming Li, Yuan Yang, Yuankai Zhu, Liqiang Zhou, Yunfeng Han, Tao Yin, Zhaoting Cheng, Guopeng Zhang, Yanxia Shen and Jing Chen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:70

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Ritualistic behaviors are common in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), while catatonic stupor occasionally occurs in psychotic or mood disorders. Schizoaffective disorder is a specific mental disorder involv...

    Authors: Yuanhan Bai, Xi Yang, Zhiqiang Zeng and Haichen Yang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:67

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Personality is considered as an important aspect in persons with psychotic disorders. Several studies have investigated personality in schizophrenia. However, no study has investigated stability of personality...

    Authors: Tomas Fagerberg, Erik Söderman, J. Petter Gustavsson, Ingrid Agartz and Erik G. Jönsson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:54

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    Patients with schizophrenia have the highest known rates of cigarette smoking, but less is known about their smoking behavior and the differences across geographical regions, including Croatia.

    Authors: Marina Šagud, Bjanka Vuksan-Ćusa, Nenad Jakšić, Alma Mihaljević-Peleš, Maja Živković, Suzana Vlatković, Tea Prgić, Darko Marčinko and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:18

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The process of assessing the decision-making capacity of potential subjects before their inclusion in clinical trials is a legal requirement and a moral obligation, as it is essential for respecting their auto...

    Authors: Sorin Hostiuc, Mugurel Constantin Rusu, Ionut Negoi and Eduard Drima

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:2

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    This study investigated the prevalence of schizophrenia (ICD-10 F 20) and of other non-affective psychosis (NAP, ICD-10 F 21 - F 29) in Sweden. It further assessed health care use, comorbidity and medication f...

    Authors: Erica M. Brostedt, Mussie Msghina, Marie Persson and Björn Wettermark

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:416

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    People with psychosis have a reduced life expectancy of 10–20 years, largely due to cardiovascular disease. This trial aimed to determine the effectiveness of a modular health promotion intervention (IMPaCT Th...

    Authors: Fiona Gaughran, Daniel Stahl, Khalida Ismail, Kathryn Greenwood, Zerrin Atakan, Poonam Gardner-Sood, Brendon Stubbs, David Hopkins, Anita Patel, John Lally, Philippa Lowe, Maurice Arbuthnot, Diana Orr, Sarah Corlett, Jonas Eberhard, Anthony S. David…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:413

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    Schizophrenia has a negative effect on the activity of the temporal and prefrontal cortices in the processing of emotional facial expressions. However no previous research focused on the evaluation of mixed em...

    Authors: Ádám György Szabó, Kinga Farkas, Csilla Marosi, Lajos R. Kozák, Gábor Rudas, János Réthelyi and Gábor Csukly

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:391

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Biomarkers are now widely used in many fields of medicine, and the identification of biomarkers that predict antipsychotic efficacy and adverse reactions is a growing area of psychiatric research. Monoamine mo...

    Authors: A. E. Taraskina, R. F. Nasyrova, A. M. Zabotina, D. N. Sosin, К. А. Sosina, E. E. Ershov, M. N. Grunina and E. M. Krupitsky

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:394

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Psychotic disorders are among the most severe psychiatric disorders that have great effects on the individuals and the society. For surveillance of chronic low prevalence conditions such as psychotic disorders...

    Authors: Christine Chan Chee, Francis Chin, Catherine Ha, Nathalie Beltzer and Christophe Bonaldi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:386

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