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  1. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified of a few mistakes in the display of the author names. The publisher apologizes for the inconvenience.

    Authors: Mary McCauley, Abigail Brown, Bernice Ofosu and Nynke van den Broek

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:304

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:279

  2. Content type: Research article

    The potential link between sleep disorders and suicidal behaviour has been the subject of several reviews. We performed this meta-analysis to estimate the overall association between sleep disorders and suicid...

    Authors: Xiaofen Wang, Sixiang Cheng and Huilan Xu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:303

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  3. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that one of the authors’ names is spelled incorrectly. In this Correction the incorrect and correct author name are shown.

    Authors: Naomi Petra Moller, Gemma Ryan, Jasmine Rollings and Michael Barkham

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:302

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:252

  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Depressive symptoms are quite prevalent in Primary Care (PC) settings. The treatment as usual (TAU) in PC is pharmacotherapy, despite the high relapse rates it produces. Many patients would prefer psychotherap...

    Authors: Alba Lopez-Montoyo, Soledad Quero, Jesus Montero-Marin, Alberto Barcelo-Soler, Maria Beltran, Daniel Campos and Javier Garcia-Campayo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:301

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Patients with mental illness are frequently treated in primary care, where Primary Care Providers (PCPs) report feeling ill-equipped to manage their care. Team-based models of care improve outcomes for patient...

    Authors: Danielle F. Loeb, Samantha Pelican Monson, Steven Lockhart, Cori Depue, Evette Ludman, Donald E. Nease Jr, Ingrid A. Binswanger, Danielle M. Kline, Frank V. de Gruy, Dixie G. Good and Elizabeth A. Bayliss

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:299

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Psychotropic drugs are often prescribed to treat neuropsychiatric symptoms in nursing home residents with dementia, despite having limited efficacy and considerable side effects. To reduce the inappropriate pr...

    Authors: Claudia M. Groot Kormelinck, Charlotte F. van Teunenbroek, Boudewijn J. Kollen, Margreet Reitsma, Debby L. Gerritsen, Martin Smalbrugge and Sytse U. Zuidema

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:298

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Nightmares are associated with parental bonding styles and various psychiatric disorders, but the exact connections between different nightmare experience features and family relationships in healthy volunteer...

    Authors: Chu Wang, Xu Shao, Yanli Jia, Chanchan Shen and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:297

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Opposing risks have been identified between different prosocial activities, with volunteering having been linked to better mental health while caregiving has been associated with higher prevalence and incidenc...

    Authors: Michael Rosato, Foteini Tseliou, David M. Wright, Aideen Maguire and Dermot O’Reilly

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:296

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The aim of present study is to measure plasma clozapine (CLZ) and N-desmethyl clozapine (DMC) as biomarkers to correlate drug concentrations with the appearance of preclinical adverse hematic effects.

    Authors: Mayela Vaquero-Baez, Araceli Díaz-Ruíz, Luis Tristán-López, Carlos Aviña-Cervantes, Carlos Torner, Jesús Ramírez-Bermúdez, Sergio Montes and Camilo Ríos

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:295

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Research can inform culturally-appropriate care to strengthen social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (hereafter, the term ‘Indigenous Peoples’ is respectfully used an...

    Authors: Sara Farnbach, Graham Gee, Anne-Marie Eades, John Robert Evans, Jamie Fernando, Belinda Hammond, Matty Simms, Karrina DeMasi and Maree L. Hackett

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:294

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Schizophrenia is a severe mental disease with high morbidity and heritability. The SLC39A8 gene is located in 4q24 and encodes a protein that transports many metal ions. Multiple previous studies found that one o...

    Authors: Xuemin Jian, Jianhua Chen, Zhiqiang Li, Zhijian Song, Juan Zhou, Wei Xu, Yahui Liu, Jiawei Shen, Yonggang Wang, Qizhong Yi and Yongyong Shi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:293

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Women with bipolar disorder (BD) have a high risk of illness relapse postpartum. The risk coincides with the period when mother-infant interactions are evolving. We compared mother-infant interactions in dyads...

    Authors: Teija M. S. Anke, Kari Slinning, Vibeke Moe, Cathrine Brunborg, Torill S. Siqveland and Dag Vegard Skjelstad

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:292

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) is a brief tool to assess the presence and severity of depressive symptoms. This study aimed to validate and calibrate the PHQ-9 to determine appropriate cut-off poin...

    Authors: María Urtasun, Federico Manuel Daray, Germán Leandro Teti, Fernando Coppolillo, Gabriela Herlax, Guillermo Saba, Adolfo Rubinstein, Ricardo Araya and Vilma Irazola

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:291

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials suggest that psychological interventions to reduce children’s risk of depression are effective. Nevertheless, these effects are modest and diminish over time. The ...

    Authors: Nathalie Claus, Lisa Marzano, Johanna Loechner, Kornelija Starman, Alessandra Voggt, Fabian Loy, Inga Wermuth, Stephanie Haemmerle, Lina Engelmann, Mirjam Bley, Gerd Schulte-Koerne and Belinda Platt

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:290

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    While postpartum depression is a well-researched disorder in mothers, there is growing evidence indicating that some fathers also develop depressive symptoms (paternal postpartum depression, PPD). A recent met...

    Authors: Julia Albicker, Lars P. Hölzel, Jürgen Bengel, Katharina Domschke, Levente Kriston, Miriam A. Schiele and Fabian Frank

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:289

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Common mental disorders such as depression and anxiety frequently co-occur and may share etiological mechanisms. The metacognitive model is based on the principle that there are common pathological mechanisms ...

    Authors: Henrik Nordahl, Ingunn Harsvik Ødegaard, Odin Hjemdal and Adrian Wells

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:288

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of premature death among people with serious mental illness (SMI). Sedentary behaviour (SB) is an independent risk factor for CVD and mortality and people with...

    Authors: Julie Williams, Brendon Stubbs, Sol Richardson, Cathy Flower, Lucy Barr-Hamilton, Barbara Grey, Kathryn Hubbard, Gilda Spaducci, Fiona Gaughran and Tom Craig

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:287

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    Major depressive disorder is one of the most prevalent and disabling forms of mental illness in the general population. One public health strategy that may reduce the disease burden is early identification and...

    Authors: JianLi Wang, Glenda MacQueen, Scott Patten, Douglas Manuel, Bonnie Lashewicz and Norbert Schmitz

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:285

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Among patients suffering from coronary heart disease (CHD) and comorbid depression, women experience a higher burden compared to men. Little is known on the characteristics that differentiate men and women wit...

    Authors: Hala Allabadi, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Abdulsalam Alkaiyat, Saleem Haj-Yahia, Christian Schindler, Marek Kwiatkowski and Elisabeth Zemp

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:284

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Harmful use of alcohol is a global public health problem. Differences in alcohol consumption patterns may add valuable information to the design of public health interventions to prevent excessive use of alcoh...

    Authors: Tara Ballav Adhikari, Anupa Rijal, Per Kallestrup and Dinesh Neupane

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:283

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Prepulse inhibition (PPI) is a measurement method for the sensory gating process, which helps the brain adapt to complex environments. PPI may be reduced in patients with bipolar disorder (BD). This study inve...

    Authors: Zhen Mao, Qijing Bo, Weidi Li, Zhimin Wang, Xin Ma and Chuanyue Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:282

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Prodynorphin (PDYN) gene polymorphisms have been linked with opioid dependence (OD) with conflicting outcomes, the aim of this study is to synthesize the existing evidence of the association between PDYN polymorp...

    Authors: Chang-wang Wang, Min Ma, Wei-guang Lu and Ru-qin Luo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:281

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Personality Disorder (PD) is an enduring, multi-faceted mental disorder, associated with adverse health effects, difficulties with interpersonal relationships and in some cases increased risk to others. A limi...

    Authors: Zoe Foyston, Celia Taylor and Mark Freestone

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:280

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Maternal mental health is an international public health concern. Many women experience mental ill-health during and after pregnancy, but assessment is not part of routine maternity care in many low- and middl...

    Authors: Mary McCauley, Abigail Brown, Bernice Ofosu and Nynke van den Broek

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:279

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:304

  25. Content type: Study protocol

    People in green professions are exposed to a variety of risk factors, which could possibly enhance the development of depression. Amongst possible prevention approaches, internet- and mobile-based intervention...

    Authors: Lina Braun, Ingrid Titzler, David Daniel Ebert, Claudia Buntrock, Yannik Terhorst, Johanna Freund, Janika Thielecke and Harald Baumeister

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:278

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  26. Content type: Study protocol

    The screening of digital footprint for clinical purposes relies on the capacity of wearable technologies to collect data and extract relevant information’s for patient management. Artificial intelligence (AI) ...

    Authors: Sofian Berrouiguet, María Luisa Barrigón, Jorge Lopez Castroman, Philippe Courtet, Antonio Artés-Rodríguez and Enrique Baca-García

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:277

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  27. Content type: Technical advance

    Suicide has profound effects on families and communities, but is a statistically rare event. Psychological autopsies using a case-control design allow researchers to examine risk factors for suicide, using a v...

    Authors: E. Arensman, C. Larkin, J. McCarthy, S. Leitao, P. Corcoran, E. Williamson, C. McAuliffe, I. J. Perry, E. Griffin, E. M. Cassidy, C. Bradley, N. Kapur, J. Kinahan, A. Cleary, T. Foster, J. Gallagher…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:275

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  28. Content type: Case report

    Intracranial arachnoid cysts are usually benign congenital findings of neuroimaging modalities, sometimes however, leading to focal neurological and psychiatric comorbidities. Whether primarily clinically sile...

    Authors: Anna-Sophia Wahl, Martin Löffler, Lucrezia Hausner, Michaela Ruttorf, Frauke Nees and Lutz Frölich

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:274

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  29. Content type: Study protocol

    Many Canadian adolescents and young adults with mental health problems face delayed detection, long waiting lists, poorly accessible services, care of inconsistent quality and abrupt or absent inter-service tr...

    Authors: Srividya N. Iyer, Jai Shah, Patricia Boksa, Shalini Lal, Ridha Joober, Neil Andersson, Rebecca Fuhrer, Amal Abdel-Baki, Ann M. Beaton, Paula Reaume-Zimmer, Daphne Hutt-MacLeod, Mary Anne Levasseur, Ranjith Chandrasena, Cécile Rousseau, Jill Torrie, Meghan Etter…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:273

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  30. Content type: Study protocol

    Problems in social functioning (e.g., unemployment, social isolation), are common in people with a psychotic disorder. Social cognition is a treatment target to improve social functioning, as it is a proximal ...

    Authors: Saskia A. Nijman, Wim Veling, Kirstin Greaves-Lord, Rowina R. Vermeer, Maarten Vos, Catharina E. R. Zandee, Daniëlle C. Zandstra, Chris N. W. Geraets and Gerdina H. M. Pijnenborg

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:272

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The increasing elderly population worldwide is likely to increase mental health problems such as geriatric depression, which has mostly been studied in high-income countries. Similar studies are scarce in low-...

    Authors: Kedar Manandhar, Ajay Risal, Oshin Shrestha, Nirmala Manandhar, Dipak Kunwar, Rajendra Koju and Are Holen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:271

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The treatment of homeless dual-diagnosis patients (i.e., those with severe mental illness and substance-use disorder) is difficult and often fails. For patients in the Netherlands who had not responded to earl...

    Authors: G. D. van Kranenburg, R. H. S. van den Brink, W. G. Mulder, W. J. Diekman, G. H. M. Pijnenborg and C. L. Mulder

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:270

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Although the adverse effects of cancer diagnoses and treatments on mental health are known, about less than 10% of patients are estimated to be referred to seek help. The primary purpose of this study was to o...

    Authors: Dilek Anuk, Mine Özkan, Ahmet Kizir and Sedat Özkan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:269

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Family and friends (carer) involvement in the treatment of people with mental illness is widely recommended. However, the implementation remains poor, especially during hospital treatment, where carers report ...

    Authors: Justina Kaselionyte, Maev Conneely and Domenico Giacco

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:268

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The goal of clinicians and healthcare workers providing treatment to patients with psychiatric disorders, has shifted over time from focusing on the symptoms alone towards functional improvement. In this study...

    Authors: Xiao Wei Tan, Esmond Seow, Edimansyah Abdin, Swapna Verma, Kang Sim, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:267

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Although massive studies have explored the risk factors of suicidal ideation (SI), the prevalence of SI and its associated factors in the hypertensive individuals are largely unknown. This study aims to invest...

    Authors: Dandan Ge, Xinyi Zhang, Xiaolei Guo, Jie Chu, Long Sun and Chengchao Zhou

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:266

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  37. Content type: Debate

    Several international guidelines for the acute treatment of moderate to severe unipolar depression recommend a first-line treatment with antidepressants (AD). This is based on the assumption that AD obviously ...

    Authors: Martin Plöderl and Michael P. Hengartner

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:265

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  38. Content type: Study protocol

    The terms affective dysregulation (AD) and irritability describe transdiagnostic dimensions and are characterized by an excessive reactivity to negative emotional stimuli with an affective (anger) and a behavi...

    Authors: Manfred Döpfner, Josepha Katzmann, Charlotte Hanisch, Jörg M. Fegert, Michael Kölch, Anne Ritschel, Anne-Katrin Treier, Martin Hellmich, Veit Roessner, Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer, Tobias Banaschewski and Anja Görtz-Dorten

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:264

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  39. Content type: Research article

    This study examined the effects of the standard model of family psychoeducation (SM-FPE) in Japan on the mental health of relatives who care for young patients with a psychotic disorder.

    Authors: Nao Shiraishi, Norio Watanabe, Fujika Katsuki, Hajime Sakaguchi and Tatsuo Akechi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:263

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Clear guidance for successive antidepressant pharmacological treatments for non-responders in major depression is not well established.

    Authors: D. Bennabi, T. Charpeaud, A. Yrondi, J.-B. Genty, S. Destouches, S. Lancrenon, N. Alaïli, F. Bellivier, T. Bougerol, V. Camus, J.-M. Dorey, O. Doumy, F. Haesebaert, J. Holtzmann, C. Lançon, M. Lefebvre…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:262

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Few studies exploring the actual practices implemented for long-term mental health and psychosocial support after a natural disaster have been published. This study aimed to reveal (1) the types of activities ...

    Authors: Moe Seto, Harumi Nemoto, Natsuko Kobayashi, Saya Kikuchi, Nami Honda, Yoshiharu Kim, Ilan Kelman and Hiroaki Tomita

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:261

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Functional somatic symptoms in depression disorder may cause inappropriate illness behavior hindering the treatment process. Health anxiety may play a role in this relationship, but few studies have examined i...

    Authors: Yue-Jiao Ma, Dong-Fang Wang, Ming Yuan, Jiang Long, Shu-Bao Chen, Qiu-Xia Wu, Xu-Yi Wang and Tie-Qiao Liu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:260

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Antenatal depression is a prevalent mental disorder in women who have undergone caesarean section, and it often presages adverse postoperative outcomes. Because of the lack of a laboratory-based diagnostic str...

    Authors: Zhuoxi Wu, Peng Zhao, Zhonghong Long, Jie Li, Guiying Yang, Qingling Zhang, Guangyou Duan and Hong Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:259

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Diabetes is a highly prevalent non-communicable disease which is prone to more psychiatric complications like suicide; however, research into this area is limited. Assessing suicidal plan and attempt as well a...

    Authors: Mogesie Necho, Solomon Mekonnen, Kelemua Haile, Mengesha Birkie and Asmare Belete

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:258

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The behavioral health service provider population is highly heterogeneous. However, it is rarely treated as such within evidence-based practice implementation efforts. This study aimed to evaluate, as a proof ...

    Authors: Emily M. Becker-Haimes, Viktor Lushin, Torrey A. Creed and Rinad S. Beidas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:257

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Despite the rising recognition of personal recovery, there is a lack of research on personal recovery in individuals with psychosis in Singapore. This study aims to evaluate the psychometric properties of the ...

    Authors: Madeline Lim, Ziqiang Li, Huiting Xie, Bhing Leet Tan and Jimmy Lee

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:256

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  47. Content type: Study protocol

    With the advent of the recovery movement in mental health, a humanistic paradigm shift has occurred, placing the focus on personal recovery (i.e., hope, identity, and life meaning) instead of functional or clinic...

    Authors: Sunny H. W. Chan, Samson Tse, K. F. Chung, C. H. Yu, Raymond C. K. Chung and Herman H. M. Lo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:255

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