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  1. The psychiatric morbidity among prison inmates is substantially higher than in the general population. We do, however, have insufficient knowledge about the extent of psychiatric treatment provided in our pris...

    Authors: Ellen Kjelsberg, Paal Hartvig, Harald Bowitz, Irene Kuisma, Peder Norbech, Aase-Bente Rustad, Marthe Seem and Tom-Gunnar Vik
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:27
  2. Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder involving impairments in executive functioning, which are important cognitive processes that can be assessed by planning tasks such as the Stockings of Cambridge (SOC)...

    Authors: Deborah Feldmann, Daniel Schuepbach, Bettina von Rickenbach, Anastasia Theodoridou and Daniel Hell
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:25
  3. Loosening of associations and thought disruption are key features of schizophrenic psychopathology. Alterations in neural networks underlying this basic abnormality have not yet been sufficiently identified. P...

    Authors: Andreas Löw, Brigitte Rockstroh, Thomas Elbert, Yaron Silberman and Shlomo Bentin
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:23
  4. There are few national or cross-cultural studies of the stigma associated with mental disorders. Australia and Japan have different systems of psychiatric health care, and distinct differences in cultural valu...

    Authors: Kathleen M Griffiths, Yoshibumi Nakane, Helen Christensen, Kumiko Yoshioka, Anthony F Jorm and Hideyuki Nakane
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:21
  5. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) affects young adults and has great impact on the social, emotional and work spheres.

    Authors: Beatriz Rodriguez-Salgado, Helen Dolengevich-Segal, Manuel Arrojo-Romero, Paola Castelli-Candia, Mercedes Navio-Acosta, Maria M Perez-Rodriguez, Jeronimo Saiz-Ruiz and Enrique Baca-Garcia
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:20
  6. Two large independent studies funded by the US government have assessed the impact of the Vietnam War on the prevalence of PTSD in US veterans. The National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study (NVVRS) estimate...

    Authors: William W Thompson, Irving I Gottesman and Christine Zalewski
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:19
  7. Patient aggression is a common problem in acute psychiatric wards and calls for preventive measures. The timely use of preventive measures presupposes a preceded risk assessment. The Norwegian Brøset-Violence-...

    Authors: Christoph Abderhalden, Ian Needham, Theo Dassen, Ruud Halfens, Hans-Joachim Haug and Joachim Fischer
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:17
  8. People with severe mental illness (SMI) are at increased risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) and there is growing emphasis on the need to monitor their physical health. However, there is little con...

    Authors: Christine A Wright, David PJ Osborn, Irwin Nazareth and Michael B King
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:16
  9. Violence by patients against staff members in mental health institutions has become an important challenge. Violent attacks may not only cause bodily injuries but can also have posttraumatic consequences with ...

    Authors: Dirk Richter and Klaus Berger
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:15
  10. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an 8-week course developed for patients with relapsing depression that integrates mindfulness meditation practices and cognitive theory. Previous studies have demo...

    Authors: Andy Finucane and Stewart W Mercer
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:14
  11. To date, there has been very little work investigating behaviour changes induced by interventions that are designed to increase help seeking. The present paper examines the effects of two Internet depression w...

    Authors: Helen Christensen, Liana S Leach, Lisa Barney, Andrew J Mackinnon and Kathy M Griffiths
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:13
  12. Second generation antipsychotics (SGA) have demonstrated several advantages over first generation antipsychotics (FGA) in terms of positive, negative, cognitive, and affective symptoms and a lower propensity f...

    Authors: Ilaria Tarricone, Michela Casoria, Beatrice Ferrari Gozzi, Daniela Grieco, Marco Menchetti, Alessandro Serretti, Manjola Ujkaj, Francesca Pastorelli and Domenico Berardi
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:11
  13. Semi-structural clinical interviews are very important in the area of mental health research and services. There were no studies of the reliability and validity of the Farsi (Persian) version of Kiddie Schedul...

    Authors: Ahmad Ghanizadeh, Mohammad Reza Mohammadi and Arash Yazdanshenas
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:10
  14. Individuals with opioid dependence have cognitive deficits during abuse period in attention, working memory, episodic memory, and executive function. After protracted abstinence consistent cognitive deficit ha...

    Authors: Pekka Rapeli, Reetta Kivisaari, Taina Autti, Seppo Kähkönen, Varpu Puuskari, Olga Jokela and Hely Kalska
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:9
  15. There is an ongoing debate over whether atypical antipsychotics are more effective than typical antipsychotics in the treatment of schizophrenia. This naturalistic study compares atypical and typical antipsych...

    Authors: Haya Ascher-Svanum, Baojin Zhu, Douglas Faries, Ron Landbloom, Marvin Swartz and Jeff Swanson
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:8
  16. The event-related brain response mismatch negativity (MMN) registers changes in auditory stimulation with temporal lobe sources reflecting short-term echoic memory and frontal sources a deviance-induced switch...

    Authors: Robert D Oades, Nele Wild-Wall, Stephanie A Juran, Jan Sachsse, Ljubov B Oknina and Bernd Röpcke
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:7
  17. Schizophrenia aggregates in families and accurate diagnoses are essential for genetic studies of schizophrenia. In this study, we investigated whether siblings of patients with schizophrenia can be identified ...

    Authors: Ritva Arajärvi, Jonna Ukkola, Jari Haukka, Jaana Suvisaari, Jukka Hintikka, Timo Partonen and Jouko Lönnqvist
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:6
  18. The aim of this study was to investigate brain responses triggered by different wordclasses in dyslexic and control children. The majority of dyslexic children have difficulties to phonologically assemble a wo...

    Authors: Isabella Paul, Christof Bott, Christian Wienbruch and Thomas R Elbert
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:5
  19. A number of reports showed en encouraging remediation in some patients' executive deficits thanks to the use of 'information processing strategies'. Moreover the impact of antipsychotics on cognitive functions...

    Authors: Alessandro Rossi, Enrico Daneluzzo, Annarita Tomassini, Francesca Struglia, Roberto Cavallaro, Enrico Smeraldi and Paolo Stratta
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:3
  20. Recent statistical approaches based on factor analysis of obsessive compulsive (OC) symptoms in adult patients have identified dimensions that seem more effective in symptom-based taxonomies and appear to be m...

    Authors: Richard Delorme, Arnaud Bille, Catalina Betancur, Flavie Mathieu, Nadia Chabane, Marie Christine Mouren-Simeoni and Marion Leboyer
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:1
  21. General practitioners' (GPs) diagnostic skills lead to underidentification of generalized anxiety disorders (GAD) and major depressive episodes (MDE). Supplement of brief questionnaires could improve the diagn...

    Authors: Ingrid Olssøn, Arnstein Mykletun and Alv A Dahl
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:46
  22. Given the high prevalence of mental disorders and the comparatively low rate of professional help-seeking, it is useful for members of the public to have some skills in how to assist people developing mental d...

    Authors: Anthony F Jorm, Betty A Kitchener and Stephen K Mugford
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:43
  23. The incidence of insomnia and depression in the elder population is significant. It is hoped that use of light treatment for this group could provide safe, economic, and effective rapid recovery.

    Authors: Richard T Loving, Daniel F Kripke, Jeffrey A Elliott, Nancy C Knickerbocker and Michael A Grandner
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:41
  24. Advances in both genetic and cognitive-experimental studies on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have opened new opportunities for cognitive endophenotype research. In such genetic designs the fo...

    Authors: Jonna Kuntsi, Penny Andreou, Jonathan Ma, Norbert A Börger and Jaap J van der Meere
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:40
  25. Previous research has shown positive effects of music therapy for people with schizophrenia and other mental disorders. In clinical practice, music therapy is often offered to psychiatric patients with low the...

    Authors: Christian Gold, Randi Rolvsjord, Leif Edvard Aaro, Trond Aarre, Lars Tjemsland and Brynjulf Stige
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:39
  26. Periodic catatonia is a familial subtype of schizophrenia characterized by hyperkinetic and akinetic episodes, followed by a catatonic residual syndrome. The phenotype has been evaluated in two independent gen...

    Authors: Gerald Stöber, Bernd Kohlmann, Markus Siekiera, Claudia Rubie, Micha Gawlik, Kerstin Möller-Ehrlich, Thomas Meitinger and Thomas Bettecken
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:36
  27. The chromosome 22q11 region is proposed as a major candidate locus for susceptibility genes to schizophrenia. Recently, the gene ZDHHC8 encoding a putative palmitoyltransferase at 22q11 was proposed to increas...

    Authors: Thomas Faul, Micha Gawlik, Martin Bauer, Sven Jung, Bruno Pfuhlmann, Burkhard Jabs, Michael Knapp and Gerald Stöber
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:35
  28. Koro is a culture bound syndrome, which has been reported usually from Asian countries. It has been described as an acute, brief lasting illness, which often occurs in epidemics. There is no description in lit...

    Authors: Nilamadhab Kar
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:34
  29. Surveys of the public in a range of Western countries have shown a predominant belief in social stressors as causes of mental disorders. However, there has been little direct cross-cultural comparison. Here we...

    Authors: Yoshibumi Nakane, Anthony F Jorm, Kumiko Yoshioka, Helen Christensen, Hideyuki Nakane and Kathleen M Griffiths
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:33
  30. The characteristics of victims of immediate post-discharge suicides are not well known. We explored these characteristics for the purposes of better recognition and preventive efforts of potential immediate po...

    Authors: Sami Pirkola, Britta Sohlman and Kristian Wahlbeck
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:32
  31. Both animal and clinical studies have implicated serotonergic dysfunction in the pathogenesis of alcohol abuse and dependence. However the exact mechanisms involved remain unknown. Theoretically, low serotonin...

    Authors: Bavanisha Vythilingum, Charmaine J Hugo, J Stefan Maritz, Willie Pienaar and Dan J Stein
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:31
  32. This study was designed to evaluate the psychiatrists' level of recognition of somatic symptoms associated to a major depressive episode (MDE) (DSM-IV-TR criteria) and the impact of those somatic symptoms on t...

    Authors: Jorge M Tamayo, Karis Román, Juan J Fumero and María Rivas
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:28
  33. Prolyl Endopeptidase (PEP, EC, a cytosolic endopeptidase, hydrolyses peptide bonds on the carboxyl side of proline residue in proteins with a relatively small molecular weight. It has been shown tha...

    Authors: Naghi Momeni, Berit M Nordström, Vibeke Horstmann, Hassan Avarseji and Bengt V Sivberg
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:27
  34. Antipsychotic monotherapy is recognized as the treatment of choice for patients with schizophrenia. Simultaneous treatment with multiple antipsychotics (polypharmacy) is suggested by some expert consensus guid...

    Authors: Douglas Faries, Haya Ascher-Svanum, Baojin Zhu, Christoph Correll and John Kane
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:26

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