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Stress and anxiety

This section incorporates all areas of stress and anxiety. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, severe and traumatic stress, post-traumatic stress disorder, post-conflict mental health, and phobias.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Stress and anxiety are common in pregnancy and shown to have adverse effects on maternal and infant health outcomes. The aim of this review and meta-analysis was to assess the effectiveness of music-based inte...

    Authors: Kyrsten Corbijn van Willenswaard, Fiona Lynn, Jenny McNeill, Karen McQueen, Cindy-Lee Dennis, Marci Lobel and Fiona Alderdice

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:271

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    Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) has been shown in previous studies to display abnormal cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV); however, the characteristics of cardio-cerebrovascular modulation are unknown. We ...

    Authors: Zhen-Ni Guo, Liangshu Feng, Xiuli Yan, Le Yang, Shuo Huang, Yingqi Xing and Yi Yang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:259

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    The mental health status of a pregnant woman and its consequent impact on foetal well being is not given much importance compared to the risk imposed by obstetric complications and medical conditions. Maternal...

    Authors: Anita Nath, Gudlavalleti Venkata Satyanarayana Murthy, Giridhara R. Babu and Gian Carlo Di Renzo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:255

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Marfan syndrome is a genetic disease, presenting with dysfunction of connective tissues leading to lesions in the cardiovascular and skeletal muscle system. Within these symptoms, the most typical is weakness ...

    Authors: Kálmán Benke, Bence Ágg, Miklós Pólos, Alex Ali Sayour, Tamás Radovits, Elektra Bartha, Péter Nagy, Balázs Rákóczi, Ákos Koller, Viola Szokolai, Julianna Hedberg, Béla Merkely, Zsolt B. Nagy and Zoltán Szabolcs

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:253

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  5. Content type: Research article

    History of traumatic experience is common in dissociative disorder (DD), and similarity of symptoms and characteristics between DD and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) encouraged to consider DD as trauma-r...

    Authors: Johanna Kienle, Brigitte Rockstroh, Martin Bohus, Johanna Fiess, Silke Huffziger and Astrid Steffen-Klatt

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:248

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    Therapeutic intervention programs for somatic symptom disorder (SSD) show only small-to-moderate effect sizes. These effects are partly explained by the motivational problems of SSD patients. Hence, fostering ...

    Authors: Johannes Mander, Georg Schaller, Hinrich Bents, Ulrike Dinger, Stephan Zipfel and Florian Junne

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:240

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Research has demonstrated that exposure to life stressors can influence health through a number of pathways. However, knowledge about the patterns of life stressors and their contributions to health in differe...

    Authors: Tiet-Hanh Dao-Tran, Debra Anderson and Charrlotte Seib

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:232

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    Secondary distress including emotional distress, vicarious trauma (VT) and secondary traumatic stress (STS) due to exposure to primary trauma victims have been described in helping professionals and in violenc...

    Authors: Heidi Grundlingh, Louise Knight, Dipak Naker and Karen Devries

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:204

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the most widely assessed form of mental distress in cross-cultural studies conducted amongst populations exposed to mass conflict and displacement. Nevertheless, there ...

    Authors: Alvin Kuowei Tay, Mohammed Mohsin, Susan Rees, Zachary Steel, Natalino Tam, Zelia Soares, Jessica Baker and Derrick Silove

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:191

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a critical public health and human rights concern globally, including for refugee women in low-resource settings. Little is known about effective interventions for this popul...

    Authors: Wietse A. Tol, M. Claire Greene, Samuel Likindikoki, Lusia Misinzo, Peter Ventevogel, Ann G. Bonz, Judith K. Bass and Jessie K. K. Mbwambo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:186

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The PTSD Checklist-civilian (PCL-C) is one of the most commonly used self-report measures of PTSD symptoms, however, little is known about its validity when used in pregnancy. This study aims to evaluate the r...

    Authors: Bizu Gelaye, Yinnan Zheng, Maria Elena Medina-Mora, Marta B. Rondon, Sixto E. Sánchez and Michelle A. Williams

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:179

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  12. Content type: Research article

    While work-related fatigue has become an issue of concern among European employees, the relationship between fatigue, depression and work-related stressors is far from clear. The purposes of this study were (1...

    Authors: D. M. Rose, A. Seidler, M. Nübling, U. Latza, E. Brähler, E. M. Klein, J. Wiltink, M. Michal, S. Nickels, P. S. Wild, J. König, M. Claus, S. Letzel and M. E. Beutel

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:167

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Anxiety has been suggested to increase among young individuals, but previous studies on longitudinal trends are inconclusive. The aim of this study was to analyze longitudinally, the changes over time of preva...

    Authors: Susanna Calling, Patrik Midlöv, Sven-Erik Johansson, Kristina Sundquist and Jan Sundquist

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:119

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    The objective of this pilot study was to explore the use of a closed-loop, allostatic, acoustic stimulation neurotechnology for individuals with self-reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress, as a potential ...

    Authors: Charles H. Tegeler, Jared F. Cook, Catherine L. Tegeler, Joshua R. Hirsch, Hossam A. Shaltout, Sean L. Simpson, Brian C. Fidali, Lee Gerdes and Sung W. Lee

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:141

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Exposure to trauma and bereavement is common in conflict-affected regions. Previous research suggests considerable heterogeneity in responses to trauma and loss with varying symptom representations. The purpos...

    Authors: Carina Heeke, Nadine Stammel, Manuel Heinrich and Christine Knaevelsrud

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:118

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    Despite growing evidence for manualized psychodynamic treatments, there is a lack of studies on their transfer to routine practice. This is the first study to examine the effects of an additional training in m...

    Authors: Jörg Wiltink, Christian Ruckes, Jürgen Hoyer, Falk Leichsenring, Peter Joraschky, Frank Leweke, Karin Pöhlmann and Manfred E. Beutel

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:92

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients are at high risk for depression and anxiety. However, the estimated prevalence of these disorders varies substantially between studies. This systematic review aimed ...

    Authors: Lijuan Zhang, Ting Fu, Rulan Yin, Qiuxiang Zhang and Biyu Shen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:70

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The Perceived Stress Scale 10 item (PSS-10) has been translated into more than 20 languages and used widely in different populations. Yet, to date, no study has tested psychometric properties of the instrument...

    Authors: Tiet-Hanh Dao-Tran, Debra Anderson and Charrlotte Seib

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:53

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Although there is solid evidence for the efficacy of in vivo and virtual reality (VR) exposure therapy for a specific phobia, there is a significant debate over whether techniques promoting distraction or rela...

    Authors: Youssef Shiban, Julia Diemer, Jana Müller, Johanna Brütting-Schick, Paul Pauli and Andreas Mühlberger

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:29

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease of unknown etiology, in which granulomas develop in various organs, including the skin, lungs, eyes, or heart. It has been reported that patients with sarcoidosis are more lik...

    Authors: Keita Tokumitsu, Jun Demachi, Yukichi Yamanoi, Shigeto Oyama, Junko Takeuchi, Koji Yachimori and Norio Yasui-Furukori

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:14

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