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  1. This study identifies a set of psychosocial difficulties that are associated with short term changes in health outcomes across a heterogeneous set of brain disorders, neurological and psychiatric.

    Authors: Alarcos Cieza, Cristina Bostan, Jose Luis Ayuso-Mateos, Cornelia Oberhauser, Jerome Bickenbach, Alberto Raggi, Matilde Leonardi, Eduard Vieta and Somnath Chatterji
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:78
  2. Circadian theories for major depressive disorder have suggested that the rhythm of the circadian pacemaker is misaligned. Stable phase relationships between internal rhythms, such as temperature and rest/activ...

    Authors: Cláudia Ávila Moraes, Trinitat Cambras, Antoni Diez-Noguera, Regina Schimitt, Giovana Dantas, Rosa Levandovski and Maria Paz Hidalgo
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:77
  3. Relative to intentional memory encoding, which quickly declines in Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD), incidental memory for emotional stimuli appears to deteriorate more slowly. We h...

    Authors: Mario A Parra, Vivek Pattan, Dichelle Wong, Anna Beaglehole, Jane Lonie, Hong I Wan, Garry Honey, Jeremy Hall, Heather C Whalley and Stephen M Lawrie
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:76
  4. The objective of this epidemiological study was to evaluate the effect of length of sunlight exposure on interleukin 6 (IL-6) levels in depressive and non-depressive subjects.

    Authors: Rosa Levandovski, Bianca Pfaffenseller, Alicia Carissimi, Clarissa S Gama and Maria Paz Loayza Hidalgo
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:75
  5. There is little research on the process of transition between child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and adult mental health services (AMHS). More recently, there is growing recognition that Atten...

    Authors: Katie D Swift, Charlotte L Hall, Vic Marimuttu, Lucy Redstone, Kapil Sayal and Chris Hollis
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:74
  6. Increasing incidences of dementia necessitate the improvement of supportive measures for patients suffering from this disease and their proxies. Clinicians without psychiatric backgrounds and others involved i...

    Authors: Claudia Schiffczyk, Barbara Romero, Christina Jonas, Constanze Lahmeyer, Friedemann Müller and Matthias W Riepe
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:73
  7. White matter abnormalities can cause network dysfunction that underlies major depressive disorder (MDD). Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is used to examine the neural connectivity and integrity of the white mat...

    Authors: Hong-jun Peng, Hui-rong Zheng, Yu-ping Ning, Yan Zhang, Bao-ci Shan, Li Zhang, Hai-chen Yang, Jun Liu, Ze-xuan Li, Jian-song Zhou, Zhi-jun Zhang and Ling-jiang Li
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:72
  8. Treatment of patients with acute mania remains a considerable medical challenge since onset of action of antimanic medication is delayed for several days. Psychostimulants could have an earlier onset of action...

    Authors: Michael Kluge, Ulrich Hegerl, Christian Sander, Jens Dietzel, Roland Mergl, Istvan Bitter, Koen Demyttenaere, Ricardo Gusmão, Ana Gonzalez-Pinto, Victor Perez-Sola, Eduard Vieta, Georg Juckel, Ulrich S Zimmermann, Michael Bauer, Pascal Sienaert, Sónia Quintão…
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:71
  9. Evidence from animal and human studies imply the amygdala as the most critical structure involved in processing of fear-relevant stimuli. In phobias, the amygdala seems to play a crucial role in the pathogenes...

    Authors: Melanie S Fisler, Andrea Federspiel, Helge Horn, Thomas Dierks, Wolfgang Schmitt, Roland Wiest, Dominique J-F de Quervain and Leila M Soravia
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:70
  10. Screening scales for bipolar disorder including the Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ) and Bipolar Spectrum Diagnostic Scale (BSDS) have been plagued by high false positive rates confounded by presence of borde...

    Authors: Toshihiko Nagata, Hisashi Yamada, Alan R Teo, Chiho Yoshimura, Yuya Kodama and Irene van Vliet
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:69
  11. Reducing the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) is an aspiration of international guidelines for first episode psychosis; however, public health initiatives have met with mixed results. Systematic reviews s...

    Authors: Charlotte Connor, Max Birchwood, Colin Palmer, Sunita Channa, Nick Freemantle, Helen Lester, Paul Patterson and Swaran Singh
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:67
  12. Despite high rates of self-reported crime victimisation, no study to date has compared official victimisation records of people with severe mental illness with a random community sample. Accordingly, this stud...

    Authors: Tamsin B R Short, Stuart Thomas, Stefan Luebbers, Paul Mullen and James R P Ogloff
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:66
  13. Measuring satisfaction with treatment has proved useful to ascertain the treatment features that are most important to the patients, and to explain increased treatment compliance. However, there are few studie...

    Authors: Jesús López-Torres, Ignacio Párraga, José M Del Campo and Alejandro Villena
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:65
  14. In the year 2020, depression will cause the second highest amount of disability worldwide. One quarter of the population will suffer from depression symptoms at some point in their lives. Mental health service...

    Authors: Jesús Montero-Marín, José Miguel Carrasco, Miquel Roca, Antoni Serrano-Blanco, Margalida Gili, Fermin Mayoral, Juan V Luciano, Yolanda Lopez-del-Hoyo, Barbara Olivan, Francisco Collazo, Ricardo Araya, Rosa Baños, Cristina Botella and Javier García-Campayo
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:64
  15. There is a negative association between the use of antipsychotics and cognitive functioning in bipolar patients, which may be mediated by altered dopamine signaling in selected brain areas, and moderation ther...

    Authors: Baer Arts, Claudia JP Simons, Marjan Drukker and Jim van Os
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:63
  16. The EU currently lacks reliable data on the prevalence and incidence of mental disorders in older people. Despite the availability of several national and international epidemiological studies, the size and bu...

    Authors: Sylke Andreas, Martin Härter, Jana Volkert, Maria Hausberg, Susanne Sehner, Karl Wegscheider, Sven Rabung, Berta Ausín, Alessandra Canuto, Chiara Da Ronch, Luigi Grassi, Yael Hershkovitz, Paul Lelliott, Manuel Muñoz, Alan Quirk, Ora Rotenstein…
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:62
  17. Depressive disorders are highly prevalent in the working population and are associated with excessive costs for both society and companies. Effective treatment for employees with depressive symptoms in occupat...

    Authors: Anna S Geraedts, Annet M Kleiboer, Noortje M Wiezer, Willem van Mechelen and Pim Cuijpers
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:61
  18. Patients with schizophrenia have lower longevity than the general population as a consequence of a combination of risk factors connected to the disease, lifestyle and the use of medications, which are related ...

    Authors: Cecília Attux, Larissa C Martini, Hélio Elkis, Sérgio Tamai, Andréa Freirias, Maria das Graças Miquelutti Camargo, Mário Dinis Mateus, Jair de Jesus Mari, André F Reis and Rodrigo A Bressan
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:60
  19. ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that persists into adulthood. Its symptoms cause impairments in a number of social domains, one of which is employment. We wish to produce a consensus statement on ...

    Authors: Marios Adamou, Muhammad Arif, Philip Asherson, Tar-Ching Aw, Blanca Bolea, David Coghill, Gísli Guðjónsson, Anne Halmøy, Paul Hodgkins, Ulrich Müller, Mark Pitts, Anna Trakoli, Nerys Williams and Susan Young
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:59
  20. Discontinuation of antipsychotic treatment for schizophrenia can interrupt improvement and exacerbate the illness. Reasons for discontinuing treatment are multifactorial and include adherence, efficacy and tol...

    Authors: Paul Geerts, Guadalupe Martinez and Andreas Schreiner
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:58
  21. With the exception of bereavement, the diagnosis of major depressive disorder in the DSM-IV does not take into account the context in which symptoms occur. Recent criticism has maintained that common sense sug...

    Authors: Mauro Giovanni Carta, Matthias C Angermeyer, Herbert Matschinger, Anita Holzinger, Francesca Floris and Maria Francesca Moro
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:57
  22. A model of assertive outreach (AO) in which office-based psychiatrists collaborate with ambulatory nursing services for providing intensive home-treatment is currently being implemented in rural areas of Lower...

    Authors: Anke Bramesfeld, Jörn Moock, Kirsten Kopke, Dorothea Büchtemann, Denise Kästner, Jeanett Radisch and Wulf Rössler
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:56
  23. Poor maternal mental health can impact on children’s development and wellbeing; however, there is concern about the comparability of screening instruments administered to women of diverse ethnic origin.

    Authors: Stephanie L Prady, Jeremy NV Miles, Kate E Pickett, Lesley Fairley, Karen Bloor, Simon Gilbody, Kathleen Kiernan, Rachel Mann and John Wright
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:55
  24. Anxiety comorbidity is common in bipolar disorder and is associated with worse treatment outcomes, greater risk of self harm, suicide and substance misuse. To date however there have been no psychological inte...

    Authors: Steven Jones, Elly McGrath, Kay Hampshire, Rebecca Owen, Lisa Riste, Chris Roberts, Linda Davies and Debbie Mayes
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:54
  25. Several research studies investigating the effectiveness of the different treatments have demonstrated that exposure-based therapies are more suitable and effective than others for the treatment of anxiety dis...

    Authors: Federica Pallavicini, Pietro Cipresso, Simona Raspelli, Alessandra Grassi, Silvia Serino, Cinzia Vigna, Stefano Triberti, Marco Villamira, Andrea Gaggioli and Giuseppe Riva
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:52
  26. The degrees to which residual symptoms in major depressive disorder (MDD) adversely affect patient functioning is not known. This post-hoc analysis explored the association between different residual symptoms ...

    Authors: Irene Romera, Víctor Pérez, Antonio Ciudad, Luis Caballero, Miguel Roca, Pepa Polavieja and Inmaculada Gilaberte
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:51
  27. Multiple relapses characterise the course of illness in most patients with schizophrenia, yet the nature of these episodes has not been extensively researched and clinicians may not always be aware of importan...

    Authors: Robin Emsley, Bonginkosi Chiliza, Laila Asmal and Brian H Harvey
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:50
  28. This paper reports the results of a pilot randomized controlled trial comparing the delivery modality (mobile phone/tablet or fixed computer) of a cognitive behavioural therapy intervention for the treatment o...

    Authors: Sarah Watts, Anna Mackenzie, Cherian Thomas, Al Griskaitis, Louise Mewton, Alishia Williams and Gavin Andrews
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:49
  29. The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate psychometric properties of the Clinical Decision Making Style (CDMS) scale which measures general preferences for decision making as well as preferences regard...

    Authors: Bernd Puschner, Petra Neumann, Harriet Jordan, Mike Slade, Andrea Fiorillo, Domenico Giacco, Anikó Égerházi, Tibor Ivánka, Malene Krogsgaard Bording, Helle Østermark Sørensen, Arlette Bär, Wolfram Kawohl and Sabine Loos
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:48
  30. War-related traumata in childhood and young-adulthood may have long-lasting negative effects on mental health. The focus of recent research has shifted to examine positive adaption despite traumatic experience...

    Authors: Ulrich S Tran, Tobias M Glück and Brigitte Lueger-Schuster
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:47
  31. Type D (distressed) personality, defined by negative affectivity and social inhibition, is related to cardiovascular outcomes. Little is known about Type D in non-Western cultures. We examined the validity of ...

    Authors: Chia-Ying Weng, Johan Denollet, Chin-Lon Lin, Tin-Kwang Lin, Wen-Chung Wang, Jyun-Ji Lin, Shu-Shu Wong and Floortje Mols
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:46
  32. Deficits in the mismatch negativity (MMN) and P3a components are the most reliable and robust findings in schizophrenia. These abnormalities have also been recently documented in individuals clinically at risk...

    Authors: Jennifer R Murphy, Caroline Rawdon, Ian Kelleher, Deirdre Twomey, Patrick S Markey, Mary Cannon and Richard AP Roche
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:45
  33. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) and eating disorders (ED) share several clinical features. Research on the association between ADHD and ED is still quite sparse and findings are ambiguous.

    Authors: Niklaus Stulz, Urs Hepp, Céline Gächter, Chantal Martin-Soelch, Anja Spindler and Gabriella Milos
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:44
  34. Due to limited resources patients in the Netherlands often have to wait for a minimum of six weeks after registration for mental health care to receive their first treatment session. Offering guided online tre...

    Authors: Robin Kenter, Lisanne Warmerdam, Christine Brouwer-Dudokdewit, Pim Cuijpers and Annemieke van Straten
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:43
  35. Achieving culturally fair assessments of cognitive functioning for Aboriginal people is difficult due to a scarcity of appropriately validated tools for use with this group. As a result, some Aboriginal people...

    Authors: Kylie M Dingwall, Jennifer Pinkerton and Melissa A Lindeman
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:42
  36. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a common psychological reaction after large-scale natural disasters. Given the number of people involved and shortage of resources in any major disaster, brief, pragmat...

    Authors: Yinyin Zang, Nigel Hunt and Tom Cox
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:41
  37. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with an enhanced risk for cardiovascular and other inflammatory diseases. Chronic low-level inflammation has been suggested as a potential mechanism linking t...

    Authors: Hannah Gola, Harald Engler, Annette Sommershof, Hannah Adenauer, Stephan Kolassa, Manfred Schedlowski, Marcus Groettrup, Thomas Elbert and Iris-Tatjana Kolassa
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:40
  38. Despite the overall high degree of response to pharmacotherapy, consensus is lacking on how to judge clinical response or define optimal treatment/remission when treating adults with attention-deficit/hyperact...

    Authors: Greg W Mattingly, Richard H Weisler, Joel Young, Ben Adeyi, Bryan Dirks, Thomas Babcock, Robert Lasser, Brian Scheckner and David W Goodman
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:39
  39. Psychotic depression (PD) is a severe disabling disorder with considerable morbidity and mortality. Electroconvulsive therapy and pharmacotherapy are each efficacious in the treatment of PD. Expert guidelines ...

    Authors: Alastair J Flint, Barnett S Meyers, Anthony J Rothschild, Ellen M Whyte, Benoit H Mulsant, Matthew V Rudorfer and Patricia Marino
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:38
  40. Persons with schizophrenia may face barriers to high quality primary care due to communication difficulties, cognitive impairment, lack of social support, and fragmentation of healthcare delivery services. As ...

    Authors: Elizabeth Khaykin Cahoon, Emma E McGinty, Daniel E Ford and Gail L Daumit
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:37
  41. Medication non-adherence has an important impact on treatment efficacy and healthcare burden across a range of conditions and therapeutic areas. The aim of this analysis was to determine predictors of non-adhe...

    Authors: J J Sandra Kooij, Michael Rösler, Alexandra Philipsen, Sandra Wächter, Joachim Dejonckheere, Annemarie van der Kolk, Michel van Agthoven and Barbara Schäuble
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:36
  42. HIV-infected patients are at increased risk of developing mental health symptoms, which negatively influence the treatment of the HIV-infection. Mental health problems in HIV-infected patients may affect publi...

    Authors: Annemiek Schadé, Gerard van Grootheest and Johannes H Smit
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:35
  43. Over the past decade policy makers have emphasised the importance of healthcare technology in the management of long-term conditions. Mobile-phone based assessment may be one method of facilitating clinically-...

    Authors: Jasper E Palmier-Claus, Anne Rogers, John Ainsworth, Matt Machin, Christine Barrowclough, Louise Laverty, Emma Barkus, Shitij Kapur, Til Wykes and Shôn W Lewis
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:34
  44. Few trials have evaluated the effectiveness of psychological treatment in improving depression by the end of pregnancy. This is the first pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) of individual cognitive behavio...

    Authors: Alison Burns, Heather O’Mahen, Helen Baxter, Kristina Bennert, Nicola Wiles, Paul Ramchandani, Katrina Turner, Debbie Sharp, Joanna Thorn, Sian Noble and Jonathan Evans
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:33
  45. The aim of this review was to systematically review and meta-analyze the effects of yoga on symptoms of schizophrenia, quality of life, function, and hospitalization in patients with schizophrenia.

    Authors: Holger Cramer, Romy Lauche, Petra Klose, Jost Langhorst and Gustav Dobos
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:32
  46. Longitudinal epidemiological studies involving child/adolescent mental health problems are scarce in developing countries, particularly in regions characterized by adverse living conditions. We examined the in...

    Authors: Daniel Fatori, Isabel A Bordin, Bartira M Curto and Cristiane S de Paula
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:31
  47. Identifying indicators of poor mental health during adolescence is a significant public health issue. Previous studies which suggested an association between the number of somatic pains and depression have mai...

    Authors: Shuntaro Ando, Syudo Yamasaki, Shinji Shimodera, Tsukasa Sasaki, Norihito Oshima, Toshi A Furukawa, Nozomu Asukai, Kiyoto Kasai, Yoshio Mino, Shimpei Inoue, Yuji Okazaki and Atsushi Nishida
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:30
  48. Long acting injections (LAI) have been associated with perceptions of coercion in cross sectional studies but there have been no longitudinal studies of the effects on clinical relationships with newer depot m...

    Authors: Til Wykes, Diana Rose, Paul Williams and Anthony S David
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:28

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