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BMC Psychiatry

Social psychiatry, therapy and provision of mental health care

Section edited by Linda Davies and Sharon Lawn

This is a broad section which covers general aspects of mental healthcare. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, internet in psychological research, behavior surveillance, epidemiology, psychiatric rehabilitation, health behavior, community mental health, work and mental health, occupational psychiatry and psychosocial risk factors. Epidemiology, assessment, and treatment/rehabilitation issues related to specific disorders covered by other sections are dealt with in the disorder specific sections.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Depressive and anxiety disorders are common in primary care setting but often remain undiagnosed. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is also prevalent in the general population and can impair recognition of common ment...

    Authors: Jurate Butnoriene, Vesta Steibliene, Ausra Saudargiene and Adomas Bunevicius

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:5

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    For the majority of serving members, life in the military has a positive effect on wellbeing. However, the type, intensity and duration of service, along with the transition from fulltime military to civilian ...

    Authors: Candice Oster, Andrea Morello, Anthony Venning, Paula Redpath and Sharon Lawn

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:414

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Readiness to change is a pivotal construct for psychotherapy research and a major target of motivational interventions. Our primary objective was to examine whether pre-treatment readiness to change moderated ...

    Authors: Henning Krampe, Anna-Lena Salz, Léonie F. Kerper, Alexander Krannich, Tatjana Schnell, Klaus-Dieter Wernecke and Claudia D. Spies

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:417

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    The aim of the study was to undertake a psychometric analysis of the Psychiatric Nurses Methods of Coping Questionnaire (PNMCQ) - Arabic version when used to measure coping skills in psychiatric nurses in Jordan.

    Authors: Ahmad Yahya AL-Sagarat, Marwa Barmawi, Lourance A. E. Al Hadid, Jamal A. S. Qaddumi and Lorna Moxham

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:410

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    There is mounting evidence that people with severe mental illness have unhealthy lifestyles, high rates of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, and greater risk of early mortality. This study aimed to assess...

    Authors: Margaret Heslin, Anita Patel, Daniel Stahl, Poonam Gardner-Sood, Manyara Mushore, Shubulade Smith, Kathryn Greenwood, Oluwadamilola Onagbesan, Conan O’Brien, Catherine Fung, Ruth Ohlsen, David Hopkins, Philippa Lowe, Maurice Arbuthnot, Stan Mutatsa, Gill Todd…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:407

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  6. Content type: Research article

    In China, children under 18 years old who are left at rural residences for at least 6 months by either one or both of their parents migrating to work in cities are called “left-behind children (LBC)”. Due to r...

    Authors: Yu Guang, Zhengzhi Feng, Guoyu Yang, Yaling Yang, Lifei Wang, Qin Dai, Chaobing Hu, Keyu Liu, Rui Zhang, Fan Xia and Mengxue Zhao

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:402

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The CARe methodology aims to improve the quality of life of people with severe mental illness by supporting them in realizing their goals, handling their vulnerability and improving the quality of their social...

    Authors: Neis Bitter, Diana Roeg, Marcel van Assen, Chijs van Nieuwenhuizen and Jaap van Weeghel

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:396

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 35% of the population are aged 0–24 years. A significant proportion of these young people are living with chronic conditions (e.g., asthma, type 1 diabetes, cardiac conditions...

    Authors: Nabeel Al-Yateem, Rachel Rossiter, Walter Robb, Alaa Ahmad, Mahmoud Saleh Elhalik, Sumaya Albloshi and Shameran Slewa-Younan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:390

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The Four-Dimensional Symptom Questionnaire (4DSQ) (Huisarts Wetenschap 39: 538–47, 1996) is a self-report questionnaire developed in the Netherlands to distinguish non-specific general distress from depression...

    Authors: Jan van Bebber, Johanna T. W. Wigman, Lex Wunderink, Jorge N. Tendeiro, Marieke Wichers, Janneke Broeksteeg, Bart Schrieken, Sjoerd Sytema, Berend Terluin and Rob R. Meijer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:382

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In the UK, crisis planning for mental health care should acknowledge the right to make an informed advance treatment refusal under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Our aims were to estimate the demand for such tr...

    Authors: Claire Henderson, Simone Farrelly, Clare Flach, Rohan Borschmann, Max Birchwood, Graham Thornicroft, Waquas Waheed and George Szmukler

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:376

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Many with a mental illness have an impoverished everyday life with few meaningful activities and a sedentary lifestyle. The study aim was to evaluate the effectiveness of the 16-week Balancing Everyday Life (B...

    Authors: Mona Eklund, Carina Tjörnstrand, Mikael Sandlund and Elisabeth Argentzell

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:363

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Personal recovery is increasingly recognised as an important outcome measure in mental health services. This study aimed to develop a Japanese version of the Questionnaire about the Process of Recovery (QPR-J)...

    Authors: Akiko Kanehara, Risa Kotake, Yuki Miyamoto, Yousuke Kumakura, Kentaro Morita, Tomoko Ishiura, Kimiko Shimizu, Yumiko Fujieda, Shuntaro Ando, Shinsuke Kondo and Kiyoto Kasai

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:360

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  13. Content type: Research article

    There is increasing evidence for physical activity (PA) having a positive impact on physical and mental health as well as illness symptoms in individuals with severe mental illness (SMI). However, individuals ...

    Authors: Anders Farholm, Marit Sørensen, Hallgeir Halvari and Torfinn Hynnekleiv

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:359

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The MacArthur Admission Experience Survey (AES) is a widely used tool to evaluate the level of perceived coercion experienced at psychiatric hospital admission. The French-language AES was prepared using a tra...

    Authors: Philippe Golay, Imane Semlali, Hélène Beuchat, Valentino Pomini, Benedetta Silva, Laurent Loutrel, Jacques Thonney, Sylfa Fassasi Gallo, Stéphane Morandi and Charles Bonsack

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:357

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Caregivers are responsible for the home care of family members with mental-health disorders often experience changes in their life that can generate stress and burden. The aim of this study was to identify fac...

    Authors: Ana Lúcia Rezende Souza, Rafael Alves Guimarães, Daisy de Araújo Vilela, Renata Machado de Assis, Lizete Malagoni de Almeida Cavalcante Oliveira, Mariana Rezende Souza, Douglas José Nogueira and Maria Alves Barbosa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:353

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Compulsory admissions have a strong effect on psychiatric patients and represent a deprivation of personal liberty. Although the rate of such admissions is tending to rise in several Western countries, there i...

    Authors: Mark H. de Jong, Margreet Oorschot, Astrid M. Kamperman, Petra E. Brussaard, Esther M. Knijff, Roland van de Sande, Arthur R. Van Gool and Cornelis L. Mulder

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:350

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Human brain tissue is crucial to study the molecular and cellular basis of psychiatric disorders. However, the current availability of human brain tissue is inadequate. Therefore, the Netherlands Brain Bank in...

    Authors: Geertje M. de Lange, Marleen Rademaker, Marco P. Boks and Saskia J. M. C. Palmen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:347

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Psychiatric service use has increased in Sweden and in other developed countries, particularly among young people. Possible explanations include lower threshold for help-seeking among young people, but evidenc...

    Authors: Kyriaki Kosidou, Andreas Lundin, Glyn Lewis, Peeter Fredlund, Henrik Dal and Christina Dalman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:345

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    Interest has increased in programs offering self-admission to inpatient treatment for patients with severe psychiatric illness, whereby patients who are well-known to a service are afforded the opportunity to ...

    Authors: Mattias Strand, Sanna A. Gustafsson, Cynthia M. Bulik and Yvonne von Hausswolff-Juhlin

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:343

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