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BMC Psychiatry

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

    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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    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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  3. 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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    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Content type: Research article

    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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  8. 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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  9. Content type: Research article

    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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Content type: Research article

    In a cohort of migrants in Denmark, we compared somatic disease incidence among migrants diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression with migrants without a diagnosed psychiatric disorder.

    Authors: Mette Lolk, Stine Byberg, Jessica Carlsson and Marie Norredam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:447

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    Many of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment guidelines recognize the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors as first-line pharmacological treatment. In Japan, there were no published stu...

    Authors: Toshiko Kamo, Masaharu Maeda, Misari Oe, Hiroshi Kato, Jun Shigemura, Kazuhiko Kuribayashi and Yuko Hoshino

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:434

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Relocation following a disaster can impact the psychological well-being of evacuees. This study investigated the associations between residence-related factors and psychological distress among evacuees living ...

    Authors: Naoko Horikoshi, Hajime Iwasa, Norito Kawakami, Yuriko Suzuki and Seiji Yasumura

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:420

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Floods are some of the most common and destructive natural disasters in the world, potentially leading to both physical injuries and psychological disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PT...

    Authors: Wenjie Dai, Jieru Wang, Atipatsa C. Kaminga, Long Chen, Hongzhuan Tan, Zhiwei Lai, Jing Deng and Aizhong Liu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:382

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of trauma-related psychiatric disorders is high among refugees. Despite this, little is known about the effect of pharmacological treatment for this patient group. The objective of the present s...

    Authors: Charlotte Sonne, Jessica Carlsson, Per Bech, Ask Elklit and Erik Lykke Mortensen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:383

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The PHQ-9 and the GAD-7 assess depression and anxiety respectively. There are standardised, reliability-tested versions in BSL (British Sign Language) that are used with Deaf users of the IAPT service. The aim...

    Authors: Rachel A. Belk, Mark Pilling, Katherine D. Rogers, Karina Lovell and Alys Young

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:372

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Our purpose was to examine the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the Patient Health Questionnaire-15 (PHQ-15) in Taiwan, and to explore its relation to somatoform disorders (DSM-IV) and to som...

    Authors: Shih-Cheng Liao, Wei-Lieh Huang, Huei-Mei Ma, Min-Tzu Lee, Tzu-Ting Chen, I-Ming Chen and Susan Shur-Fen Gau

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:351

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