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  1. Vascular factors have been implicated in the development of cognitive decline and dementia. The purpose of this study is to determine the association of the Ankle Brachial pressure Index (ABI) and brachial-ank...

    Authors: Norio Sugawara, Norio Yasui-Furukori, Takashi Umeda, Ayako Kaneda, Yasushi Sato, Ippei Takahashi, Masashi Matsuzaka, Kazuma Danjo, Shigeyuki Nakaji and Sunao Kaneko
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:46
  2. Olanzapine long-acting injection (LAI) is a salt-based depot antipsychotic combining olanzapine and pamoic acid. The slow intramuscular dissolution of this practically insoluble salt produces an extended relea...

    Authors: David P McDonnell, Holland C Detke, Richard F Bergstrom, Prajakti Kothare, Jason Johnson, Mary Stickelmeyer, Manuel V Sanchez-Felix, Sebastian Sorsaburu and Malcolm I Mitchell
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:45
  3. An advance in the treatment of schizophrenia is the development of long-acting intramuscular formulations of antipsychotics, such as olanzapine long-acting injection (LAI). During clinical trials, a post-injec...

    Authors: Holland C Detke, David P McDonnell, Elizabeth Brunner, Fangyi Zhao, Sebastian Sorsaburu, Victoria J Stefaniak and Sara A Corya
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:43
  4. Solutions for Wellness (SfW) is an educational 3-month program concerning nutrition and exercise for persons with psychiatric disorders on psychotropic medication, who have weight problems. This observational ...

    Authors: Vibeke Porsdal, Catherine Beal, Ole Kristian Kleivenes, Egil W Martinsen, Eva Lindström, Harriet Nilsson and Pär Svanborg
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:42
  5. Although often providing more reliable and informative findings relative to other study designs, longitudinal investigations of prevalence and predictors of suicidal behaviour remain uncommon. This paper compa...

    Authors: A Kate Fairweather-Schmidt, Kaarin J Anstey, Agus Salim and Bryan Rodgers
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:41
  6. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the commonest genetic disorder in Jamaica, and has life-long implications for those afflicted with it. It is well known that depression and loneliness may exist in those with chron...

    Authors: Monika R Asnani, Raphael Fraser, Norma A Lewis and Marvin E Reid
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:40
  7. Previous research has documented that the symptoms of bipolar disorder are often mistaken for unipolar depression prior to a patient's first bipolar diagnosis. The assumption has been that once a patient recei...

    Authors: Michael D Stensland, Jennifer F Schultz and Jennifer R Frytak
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:39
  8. Low intake of fish, polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and vitamin D deficiency has been suggested to play a role in the development of schizophrenia. Our aim was to evaluate the association between the intake...

    Authors: Maria Hedelin, Marie Löf, Marita Olsson, Tommy Lewander, Björn Nilsson, Christina M Hultman and Elisabete Weiderpass
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:38
  9. Young people with first-episode psychosis (FEP) are at risk of a range of negative outcomes. Specialist FEP services have been developed to provide comprehensive, multi-disciplinary treatment. However, these s...

    Authors: Jo Robinson, Annie Bruxner, Susy Harrigan, Sarah Bendall, Eoin Killackey, Vittoria Tonin, Katherine Monson, Melissa Thurley, Shona Francey and Alison R Yung
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:37
  10. It was hypothesised that the introduction of tools that allow clinicians to assess patients' needs and to negotiate treatment (Cumulative Needs for Care Monitor; CNCM), would be associated with global outcome ...

    Authors: Marjan Drukker, Jim van Os, Maarten Bak, Joost à Campo and Philippe Delespaul
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:36
  11. Suicide officially kills approximately 30,000 annually in the United States. Analysis of this leading public health problem is complicated by undercounting. Despite persisting socioeconomic and health disparit...

    Authors: Ian RH Rockett, Shuhui Wang, Steven Stack, Diego De Leo, James L Frost, Alan M Ducatman, Rheeda L Walker and Nestor D Kapusta
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:35
  12. Although psychoses and ethnicity are well researched, the importance of culture, race and ethnicity has been overlooked in Personality Disorders (PD) research. This study aimed to review the published literatu...

    Authors: Angela McGilloway, Ruth E Hall, Tennyson Lee and Kamaldeep S Bhui
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:33
  13. Although maternal common mental disorder (CMD) appears to be a risk factor for infant undernutrition in South Asian countries, the position in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is unclear

    Authors: Girmay Medhin, Charlotte Hanlon, Michael Dewey, Atalay Alem, Fikru Tesfaye, Zufan Lakew, Bogale Worku, Mesfin Aray, Abdulreshid Abdulahi, Mark Tomlinson, Marcus Hughes, Vikram Patel and Martin Prince
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:32
  14. Although some studies indicate that bipolar disorder causes high health care resources consumption, no study is available addressing a cost estimation of bipolar disorder in Spain. The aim of this observationa...

    Authors: Monica Tafalla, Luis Salvador-Carulla, Jerónimo Saiz-Ruiz, Teresa Diez and Luis Cordero
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:31
  15. A general internist has an important role in primary care, especially for the elderly in rural areas of Japan. Although effective intervention models for depressed patients in general practice and primary care...

    Authors: Tsuyuka Ohtsuki, Masatoshi Inagaki, Yuetsu Oikawa, Akiyoshi Saitoh, Mie Kurosawa, Kumiko Muramatsu and Mitsuhiko Yamada
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:30
  16. In 2003, the governments of Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland agreed that there was a need in Europe for a treatment programme for adolescents with cannabis use disorders and other beha...

    Authors: Henk Rigter, Isidore Pelc, Peter Tossmann, Olivier Phan, Esther Grichting, Vincent Hendriks and Cindy Rowe
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:28
  17. No clear recommendations exist regarding which antipsychotic drug should be prescribed first for a patient suffering from psychosis. The primary aims of this naturalistic study were to assess the head-to-head ...

    Authors: Erik Johnsen, Rune A Kroken, Tore Wentzel-Larsen and Hugo A Jørgensen
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:26
  18. Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a highly prevalent psychiatric disorder. Effective prevention in young adulthood has the potential to reduce the prevalence of the disorder, to reduce disability and lower...

    Authors: Helen Christensen, Kathleen M Griffiths, Andrew J Mackinnon, Kanupriya Kalia, Philip J Batterham, Justin Kenardy, Claire Eagleson and Kylie Bennett
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:25
  19. Bipolar illness is associated with significant psychosocial morbidity and health resource utilization. Second generation antipsychotics, used alone or in combination with mood stabilizers are effective in trea...

    Authors: Doron Sagman, Bobbie Lee, Ranjith Chandresena, Barry Jones and Elizabeth Brunner
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:24
  20. Depression is often a chronic relapsing condition, with relapse rates of 50-80% in those who have been depressed before. This is particularly problematic for those who become suicidal when depressed since habi...

    Authors: J Mark G Williams, Ian T Russell, Catherine Crane, Daphne Russell, Chris J Whitaker, Danielle S Duggan, Thorsten Barnhofer, Melanie JV Fennell, Rebecca Crane and Sarah Silverton
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:23
  21. Although patients with Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD) often have impaired social functioning, few studies have investigated the effectiveness of psychosocial treatment for these patients. We examined whe...

    Authors: Miki Matsunaga, Yasumasa Okamoto, Shin-ichi Suzuki, Akiko Kinoshita, Shinpei Yoshimura, Atsuo Yoshino, Yoshihiko Kunisato and Shigeto Yamawaki
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:22
  22. Adult separation anxiety disorder (ASAD) has been identified recently, but there is a paucity of data about its prevalence and associated characteristics amongst anxiety patients. This study assessed the preva...

    Authors: Derrick M Silove, Claire L Marnane, Renate Wagner, Vijaya L Manicavasagar and Susan Rees
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:21
  23. Recent projections suggest that by the year 2030 depression will be the primary cause of disease burden among developed countries. Delivery of accessible consumer-focused evidenced-based services may be an imp...

    Authors: Kathleen M Griffiths, Dimity Crisp, Helen Christensen, Andrew J Mackinnon and Kylie Bennett
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:20
  24. Malformations of the cerebral cortex are often associated with developmental delay and psychoses. Porencephaly is a rare congenital disorder of central nervous system involving a cyst or a cavity filled with c...

    Authors: Athanassios Douzenis, Emmanouil N Rizos, Athanasia Papadopoulou, Matilda Papathanasiou and Lefteris Lykouras
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:19
  25. An earlier study showed that a week of yoga practice was useful in stress management after a natural calamity. Due to heavy rain and a rift on the banks of the Kosi river, in the state of Bihar in north India,...

    Authors: Shirley Telles, Nilkamal Singh, Meesha Joshi and Acharya Balkrishna
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:18
  26. Several studies have suggested that the activity of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) and the dopamine (DA) release in the striatum has an inverse relationship. One would attribute this relationship primarily to the...

    Authors: Shoji Tanaka
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:17

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  27. The treatment of depressive phases of bipolar disorder is challenging. The effects of the commonly used antidepressants in bipolar depression are questionable. Electroconvulsive therapy is generally considered...

    Authors: Ute Kessler, Arne E Vaaler, Helle Schøyen, Ketil J Oedegaard, Per Bergsholm, Ole A Andreassen, Ulrik F Malt and Gunnar Morken
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:16
  28. Suicide prevention by mental health services requires an awareness of the antecedents of suicide amongst high risk groups such as psychiatric in-patients. The goal of this study was to describe the social and ...

    Authors: Isabelle M Hunt, Kirsten Windfuhr, Nicola Swinson, Jenny Shaw, Louis Appleby and Nav Kapur
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:14
  29. There is very little genetically informative research identifying true environmental risks for psychiatric conditions. These may be best explored in regions with diverse environmental exposures. The current st...

    Authors: Harriet A Ball, Sisira H Siribaddana, Athula Sumathipala, Yulia Kovas, Nick Glozier, Peter McGuffin and Matthew Hotopf
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:13
  30. Ego defense mechanisms (or factors), defined by Freud as unconscious resources used by the ego to reduce conflict between the id and superego, are a reflection of how an individual deals with conflict and stre...

    Authors: Maria A Parekh, Hina Majeed, Tuba R Khan, Anum B Khan, Salman Khalid, Nadia M Khwaja, Roha Khalid, Mohammad A Khan, Ibrahim M Rizqui and Imtiaz Jehan
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:12
  31. Individuals with schizophrenia may have a higher risk of encounters with the criminal justice system than the general population, but there are limited data on such encounters and their attendant costs. This s...

    Authors: Haya Ascher-Svanum, Allen W Nyhuis, Douglas E Faries, Daniel E Ball and Bruce J Kinon
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:11
  32. The assessment of personality disorders (PD) is costly and time-consuming. There is a need for a brief screen for personality disorders that can be used in routine clinical settings and epidemiological surveys...

    Authors: Morten Hesse and Paul Moran
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:10
  33. There is a strong association between bipolar disorder (BD) and substance use disorder (SUD). The clinical and functional correlates of SUD in BD are still unclear and little is known about the role of excessi...

    Authors: Trine V Lagerberg, Ole A Andreassen, Petter A Ringen, Akiah O Berg, Sara Larsson, Ingrid Agartz, Kjetil Sundet and Ingrid Melle
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:9
  34. Translating scientific evidence into daily practice is complex. Clinical guidelines can improve health care delivery, but there are a number of challenges in guideline adoption and implementation. Factors infl...

    Authors: Tord Forsner, Johan Hansson, Mats Brommels, Anna Åberg Wistedt and Yvonne Forsell
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:8
  35. The allocation of outcome of suicide attempters is extremely important in emergency situations. Following categorization of suicidal attempters who visited the emergency room by outcome, we aimed to identify t...

    Authors: Kaoru Kudo, Kotaro Otsuka, Jin Endo, Tomoyuki Yoshida, Hisayasu Isono, Takehito Yambe, Hikaru Nakamura, Sachiyo Kawamura, Atsuhiko Koeda, Junko Yagi, Nobuo Kemuyama, Hisako Harada, Fuminori Chida, Shigeatsu Endo and Akio Sakai
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:4
  36. A growing body of literature shows that patients accept the use of computers in clinical care. Nonetheless, studies have shown that computers unequivocally change both verbal and non-verbal communication style...

    Authors: Randall F Stewart, Philip J Kroth, Mark Schuyler and Robert Bailey
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:3
  37. Reliable, valid, and easy-to-administer instruments to identify possible caseness and to provide proxies for clinical diagnoses are needed in epidemiological research on child and adolescent mental health.

    Authors: Tomas Larson, Henrik Anckarsäter, Carina Gillberg, Ola Ståhlberg, Eva Carlström, Björn Kadesjö, Maria Råstam, Paul Lichtenstein and Christopher Gillberg
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:1
  38. In past years, the female offender population has grown, leading to an increased interest in the characteristics of female offenders. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of female violent offend...

    Authors: Astrid Rossegger, Nicole Wetli, Frank Urbaniok, Thomas Elbert, Franca Cortoni and Jérôme Endrass
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:81
  39. To examine the baseline metabolic monitoring (MetMon) for second generation antipsychotics (SGA) among patients with schizophrenia in the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 16 of the Veterans Health Ad...

    Authors: Lizheng Shi, Haya Ascher-Svanum, Yi-Ju Chiang, Yingnan Zhao, Vivian Fonseca and Daniel Winstead
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:80
  40. Alcohol is a leading risk factor for avoidable disease burden. Research suggests that a drinker's social network can play an integral role in addressing hazardous (i.e., high-risk) or problem drinking. Often h...

    Authors: Anna H Kingston, Anthony F Jorm, Betty A Kitchener, Leanne Hides, Claire M Kelly, Amy J Morgan, Laura M Hart and Dan I Lubman
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:79
  41. The prevalence of major depressive disorder (MDD) is highest in working age people and depression causes significant impairment in occupational functioning. Work productivity and work absence should be incorpo...

    Authors: Raymond W Lam, Erin E Michalak and Lakshmi N Yatham
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:78
  42. Depression among women is common in developing countries. Gender inequality can contribute to women's risk for depression. Lack of reproductive and sexual rights is an important marker of gender inequality and...

    Authors: Faridah A Ali, Syed M Israr, Badar S Ali and Naveed Z Janjua
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:77

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