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  1. When treating schizophrenia, improving patients' productivity level is a major goal considering schizophrenia is a leading cause of functional disability. Productivity level has been identified as the most pre...

    Authors: Hong Liu-Seifert, Haya Ascher-Svanum, Olawale Osuntokun, Kai Yu Jen and Juan Carlos Gomez
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:87
  2. The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), originally developed in the 1970's, has been hailed as the "gold standard" of clinical assessments for medical students and is used within medical schools ...

    Authors: Steven Marwaha
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:85
  3. The 32-item Hypomania Checklist (HCL-32), a questionnaire for screening bipolar disorders, has been utilised in several countries, but it unclear if the Chinese version of the HCL-32 is valid.

    Authors: Hai-chen Yang, Cheng-mei Yuan, Tie-bang Liu, Ling-jiang Li, Hong-jun Peng, Chun-ping Liao, Han Rong, Yi-ru Fang and Jules Angst
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:84
  4. Since its first publication, the Clinical Global Impression Scale (CGI) has become one of the most widely used assessment instruments in psychiatry. Although some conflicting data has been presented, studies i...

    Authors: Thomas Forkmann, Anne Scherer, Maren Boecker, Markus Pawelzik, Ralf Jostes and Siegfried Gauggel
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:83
  5. Group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) may provide a means of improving mental health among people with depression but few studies have explored its effectiveness. Our aim was to examine the feasibility and...

    Authors: Helen Cramer, Chris Salisbury, Joel Conrad, James Eldred and Ricardo Araya
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:82
  6. Continuous abstinence and retention in treatment for alcohol and drug use disorders are central challenges for the treatment providers. The literature has failed to show consistent, strong predictors of retent...

    Authors: Leif Öhlin, Morten Hesse, Mats Fridell and Per Tätting
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:81
  7. Young people with first episode psychosis are at an increased risk for a range of poor health outcomes. In contrast to the growing body of evidence that suggests that exercise therapy may benefit the physical ...

    Authors: Eoin Killackey, Anna Lee Anda, Martin Gibbs, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Andrew Thompson, Pamela Sun and Gennady N Baksheev
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:80
  8. Paliperidone palmitate is a long-acting injectable atypical antipsychotic for the acute and maintenance treatment of adults with schizophrenia. The recommended initiation dosing regimen is 234 mg on Day 1 and ...

    Authors: Cynthia A Bossie, Jennifer K Sliwa, Yi-Wen Ma, Dong-Jing Fu and Larry Alphs
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:79
  9. Cognitive deficits are a substantial burden in clinical depression. The present study considered dysfunction in the right-hemispheric attention network in depression, examining alertness and visuospatial atten...

    Authors: Lisa Schock, Michael Schwenzer, Walter Sturm and Klaus Mathiak
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:78
  10. Immigration status is a significant risk factor for psychotic disorders, and a number of studies have reported more severe positive and affective symptoms among immigrant and ethnic minority groups. We investi...

    Authors: Akiah O Berg, Ingrid Melle, Jan Ivar Rossberg, Kristin Lie Romm, Sara Larsson, Trine V Lagerberg, Ole A Andreassen and Edvard Hauff
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:77
  11. Serotonergic system dysfunction has been implicated in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Genetic polymorphisms associated with serotonin signaling may predict differences in brain circuitry involved in emo...

    Authors: Rajendra A Morey, Ahmad R Hariri, Andrea L Gold, Michael A Hauser, Heidi J Munger, Florin Dolcos and Gregory McCarthy
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:76
  12. This study was conducted to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy and determine the optimum cut-off scores for clinical use of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression scale (CES-D) and Alcohol Use Disorde...

    Authors: Nathaniel Chishinga, Eugene Kinyanda, Helen A Weiss, Vikram Patel, Helen Ayles and Soraya Seedat
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:75
  13. The electrical signals measuring method is recommended to examine the relationship between neuronal activities and measure with the event related potentials (ERPs) during an auditory and a visual oddball parad...

    Authors: Min-Wei Huang, Frank Huang-Chih Chou, Pei-Yu Lo and Kuo-Sheng Cheng
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:74
  14. The purpose of this study was to assess whether planning and problem-solving training is more effective in improving functional capacity in patients with schizophrenia than a training program addressing basic ...

    Authors: Katlehn Rodewald, Mirjam Rentrop, Daniel V Holt, Daniela Roesch-Ely, Matthias Backenstraß, Joachim Funke, Matthias Weisbrod and Stefan Kaiser
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:73
  15. Mental health conditions have the ability to interrupt an individual's ability to participate in the labour force, and this can have considerable follow on impacts to both the individual and the state.

    Authors: Deborah J Schofield, Rupendra N Shrestha, Richard Percival, Megan E Passey, Emily J Callander and Simon J Kelly
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:72
  16. The upsurge of interest in the quality of life (QOL) of children is in line with the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child, which stressed the child's right to adequate circumstances for physical, mental,...

    Authors: Ghenaim A Al-Fayez and Jude U Ohaeri
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:71
  17. The desired (therapeutic) and undesired (side) effects of methylphenidate might have underlying correlations. The aim of this study was to explore the strength and the possible sources of these correlations.

    Authors: James Lee, Natalie Grizenko, Venkataramana Bhat, Sarojini Sengupta, Anna Polotskaia and Ridha Joober
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:70
  18. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is the most frequent anxiety disorder in primary care patients. It is known that painful physical symptoms (PPS) are associated with GAD, regardless the presence of comorbid ...

    Authors: Irene Romera, Ángel L Montejo, Fernando Caballero, Luis Caballero, José Arbesú, Pepa Polavieja, Durisala Desaiah and Inmaculada Gilaberte
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:69
  19. Good morale among staff on inpatient psychiatric wards is an important requirement for the maintenance of strong therapeutic alliances and positive patient experiences, and for the successful implementation of...

    Authors: Jonathan Totman, Gillian Lewando Hundt, Elizabeth Wearn, Moli Paul and Sonia Johnson
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:68
  20. Mental disorder is a leading cause of morbidity worldwide. Its cost and negative impact on productivity are substantial. Consequently, improving mental health-care system efficiency - especially service utilis...

    Authors: Marie-Josée Fleury, Guy Grenier, Jean-Marie Bamvita, Michel Perreault and Jean-Caron
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:67
  21. No studies have been conducted in Greece with the aim of investigating the influence of ethnicity on the prescribing and treatment outcome of voluntarily admitted inpatients. Most studies conducted in the UK a...

    Authors: Athanassios Douzenis, Athanassios Apostolopoulos, Dionisios Seretis, Emmanouil N Rizos, Christos Christodoulou and Lefteris Lykouras
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:66
  22. The aims of this study were to determine the time course of improvements in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) clinical symptoms and neurocognitive function in a realistic clinical setting, and th...

    Authors: Liang-Jen Wang, Yu-Shu Huang, Yuan-Lin Chiang, Chen-Cheng Hsiao, Zong-Yi Shang and Chih-Ken Chen
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:65
  23. In accord with new European university reforms initiated by the Bologna Process, our objectives were to assess psychological quality of life (QoL) and to analyse its associations with academic employability sk...

    Authors: Michèle Baumann, Ion Ionescu and Nearkasen Chau
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:63
  24. Theoretically, consumption of complex, multinutrient formulations of vitamins and minerals should be safe, as most preparations contain primarily the nutrients that have been in the human diet for millennia, a...

    Authors: J Steven A Simpson, Susan G Crawford, Estelle T Goldstein, Catherine Field, Ellen Burgess and Bonnie J Kaplan
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:62
  25. The quality of life in patients with various chronic disorders, including diabetes has been directly affected by depression. Depression makes patients less likely to manage their self-care regimens. Accurate a...

    Authors: Mohammad E Khamseh, Hamid R Baradaran, Anna Javanbakht, Maryam Mirghorbani, Zahra Yadollahi and Mojtaba Malek
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:61
  26. Genetic and environmental risk factors and gene-environment interactions are linked to higher likelihood of developing schizophrenia in accordance with the neurodevelopmental model of disease; little is known ...

    Authors: Francesco Margari, Maria G Petruzzelli, Paola A Lecce, Orlando Todarello, Andrea De Giacomo, Elisabetta Lucarelli, Domenico Martinelli and Lucia Margari
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:60
  27. Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a chronic, recurrent and highly prevalent illness. Despite the need for correct diagnosis to allow proper treatment, studies have shown that reaching a diagnosis can take up to ten yea...

    Authors: Rodolfo N Campos, Jules Angst, Taki A Cordas and Ricardo A Moreno
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:59
  28. Studies in bipolar disorder (BD) to date are limited in their ability to provide a whole-disease perspective - their scope has generally been confined to a single disease phase and/or a specific treatment. Mor...

    Authors: Eduard Vieta, Elena Blasco-Colmenares, Maria Luisa Figueira, Jens M Langosch, Miriam Moreno-Manzanaro and Esteban Medina
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:58
  29. Few longitudinal studies have explored lifetime criminality in adults with a childhood history of severe mental disorders. In the present study, we wanted to explore the association between adult delinquency a...

    Authors: Marianne Mordre, Berit Groholt, Ellen Kjelsberg, Berit Sandstad and Anne Margrethe Myhre
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:57
  30. Depressive disorder is often chronic and recurrent, and results in a heavy psychosocial burden on the families of patients with this disorder. This study aims to examine the effectiveness of brief multifamily ...

    Authors: Fujika Katsuki, Hiroshi Takeuchi, Mizuho Konishi, Megumi Sasaki, Yuka Murase, Atsuko Naito, Hiroko Toyoda, Masako Suzuki, Nao Shiraishi, Yosuke Kubota, Yoshiko Yoshimatsu and Toshiaki A Furukawa
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:56
  31. The International Multi-centre ADHD Genetics (IMAGE) project with 11 participating centres from 7 European countries and Israel has collected a large behavioural and genetic database for present and future res...

    Authors: Ueli C Müller, Philip Asherson, Tobias Banaschewski, Jan K Buitelaar, Richard P Ebstein, Jaques Eisenberg, Michael Gill, Iris Manor, Ana Miranda, Robert D Oades, Herbert Roeyers, Aribert Rothenberger, Joseph A Sergeant, Edmund JS Sonuga-Barke, Margaret Thompson, Stephen V Faraone…
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:55
  32. The International Multi-centre ADHD Genetics (IMAGE) project with 11 participating centres from 7 European countries and Israel has collected a large behavioural and genetic database for present and future res...

    Authors: Ueli C Müller, Philip Asherson, Tobias Banaschewski, Jan K Buitelaar, Richard P Ebstein, Jaques Eisenberg, Michael Gill, Iris Manor, Ana Miranda, Robert D Oades, Herbert Roeyers, Aribert Rothenberger, Joseph A Sergeant, Edmund JS Sonuga-Barke, Margaret Thompson, Stephen V Faraone…
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:54
  33. Considerable indirect costs are incurred by time taken off work following accidental injuries. The aim of this study was to predict return to work following serious accidental injuries.

    Authors: Urs Hepp, Hanspeter Moergeli, Stefan Buchi, Helke Bruchhaus-Steinert, Tom Sensky and Ulrich Schnyder
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:53
  34. A minority of people suffering from depression seek professional help for themselves. Stigmatizing attitudes are assumed to be one of the major barriers to help seeking but there is only limited evidence of th...

    Authors: Esa Aromaa, Asko Tolvanen, Jyrki Tuulari and Kristian Wahlbeck
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:52
  35. Suicide and suicide attempts represent a severe problem for public health services. The aim of this study is to determine the socio-demographic and psychopathological variables associated with suicide attempts...

    Authors: Jesús Alberdi-Sudupe, Salvador Pita-Fernández, Sonia M Gómez-Pardiñas, Fernando Iglesias-Gil-de-Bernabé, Jorge García-Fernández, Gonzalo Martínez-Sande, Sara Lantes-Louzao and Sonia Pértega-Díaz
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:51
  36. A genetic liability for anxiety-related personality traits in healthy subjects has been associated with the functional serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism (5-HTTLPR), although the data are somewhat con...

    Authors: Alessandra Minelli, Cristian Bonvicini, Catia Scassellati, Riccardo Sartori and Massimo Gennarelli
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:50
  37. Three different burnout types have been described: The "frenetic" type describes involved and ambitious subjects who sacrifice their health and personal lives for their jobs; the "underchallenged" type describ...

    Authors: Jesús Montero-Marín, Javier García-Campayo, Marta Fajó-Pascual, José Miguel Carrasco, Santiago Gascón, Margarita Gili and Fermín Mayoral-Cleries
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:49
  38. Social support is strongly implicated in the aetiology of perinatal mental disorder: particularly the quality of the marital and family environment. Family structures are important under-researched potential m...

    Authors: Vesile Senturk, Melanie Abas, Oguz Berksun and Robert Stewart
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:48
  39. Suicide among young people is a global public health problem, but adequate information on determinants of suicidal expression is lacking in middle and low income countries. Young people in transitional economi...

    Authors: Bhoomikumar Jegannathan and Gunnar Kullgren
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:47
  40. Effectiveness of services for patients diagnosed with severe mental illness (SMI) may improve when treatment plans are needs based. A regional Cumulative Needs for Care Monitor (CNCM) introduced diagnostic and...

    Authors: Marjan Drukker, Jim van Os, Miriam Dietvorst, Sjoerd Sytema, Ger Driessen and Philippe Delespaul
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:45
  41. The aims of the present study were to investigate clinically relevant patient and environment-related predictive factors for threats and violent incidents the first three days in a PICU population based on eva...

    Authors: Arne E Vaaler, Valentina C Iversen, Gunnar Morken, John C Fløvig, Tom Palmstierna and Olav M Linaker
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:44
  42. The assessment of those presenting to prison in-reach and court diversion services and those referred for admission to mental health services is a triage decision, allocating the patient to the appropriate lev...

    Authors: Grainne Flynn, Conor O'Neill, Clare McInerney and Harry G Kennedy
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:43
  43. Escitalopram is licensed for use at doses up to 20 mg but is used clinically at higher doses. There is limited published data at higher doses and none in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).

    Authors: Alan G Wade, Gordon M Crawford and Ann Yellowlees
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:42
  44. GABAergic anticonvulsants have been recommended for the treatment of alcohol dependence and the prevention of relapse. Several studies have demonstrated topiramate's efficacy in improving drinking behaviour an...

    Authors: Thomas Paparrigopoulos, Elias Tzavellas, Dimitris Karaiskos, Georgia Kourlaba and Ioannis Liappas
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:41
  45. This paper reports the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of Craving Beliefs Questionnaire (CCBQ), an easy-to-administer assessment instrument of measurement of craving beliefs for heroin abusers.

    Authors: Chun-Wei Chang, Chun-Wei Huang, Wei-Hsin Wu, Bo-En Wang, Yi-Lien Liu, Hsi-Che Shen and Tony Szu-Hsien Lee
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:39
  46. The nurses working in psychiatric hospitals and wards are prone to encounter completed suicides. The research was conducted to examine post-suicide stress in nurses and the availability of suicide-related ment...

    Authors: Chizuko Takahashi, Fuminori Chida, Hikaru Nakamura, Hiroshi Akasaka, Junko Yagi, Atsuhiko Koeda, Eri Takusari, Kotaro Otsuka and Akio Sakai
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:38
  47. Few studies of the association between psychiatric disorder and premature death have adjusted for key confounders and used structured psychiatric interviews. We aimed to investigate if psychiatric disorder was...

    Authors: Max Henderson, Matthew Hotopf, Imran Shah, Richard D Hayes and Diana Kuh
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:37

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