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  1. The increase in prisoner population is a troublesome reality in several regions of the world. Along with this growth there is increasing evidence that prisoners have a higher proportion of mental illnesses and...

    Authors: Miguel Talina, Stuart Thomas, Ana Cardoso, Pedro Aguiar, Jose M Caldas de Almeida and Miguel Xavier
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:157
  2. Depot formulations of antipsychotics provide a potential solution to the poor adherence to oral therapies in schizophrenia. However, there have been few comparative studies on the effectiveness and tolerabilit...

    Authors: Laura Lammers, Bree Zehm and Richard Williams
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:155
  3. Malingering is prevalent in PTSD, especially in delayed-onset PTSD. Despite the attempts to detect it, indicators, tools and methods to accurately detect malingering need extensive scientific and clinical rese...

    Authors: Khodabakhsh Ahmadi, Zeynab Lashani, Mohammad Hassan Afzali, S Abbas Tavalaie and Jafar Mirzaee
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:154
  4. Approximately half of service users with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder do not fully follow treatment recommendations. Studies of adherence have not adequately explored the frequency, consequences and meani...

    Authors: Susanne Gibson, Sarah L Brand, Sarah Burt, Zoë V R Boden and Outi Benson
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:153
  5. Mental disorders such as depression, anxiety and suicide represent an important public health problem in India. Elsewhere in the world a high prevalence of symptoms of common mental disorders have been found a...

    Authors: Gregory Armstrong, Amenla Nuken, Luke Samson, Shalini Singh, Anthony F Jorm and Michelle Kermode
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:151
  6. Clinical guidelines can improve health-care delivery, but there are a number of challenges in adopting and implementing the current practice guidelines for depression. The aim of this study was to determine cl...

    Authors: Jaewon Yang, Changsu Han, Ho-Kyoung Yoon, Chi-Un Pae, Min-Jeong Kim, Sun-Young Park and Jeonghoon Ahn
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:150
  7. Somatoform dissociation is a specific form of dissociation with somatic manifestations represented in the form of ‘pseudoneurological’ symptoms due to disturbances or alterations of normal integrated functions...

    Authors: Petr Bob, Petra Selesova, Jiri Raboch and Lubomir Kukla
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:149
  8. Legal status and other resettlement stressors are known to impact mental health of asylum seekers and refugees. However, the ways in which they interact with treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) w...

    Authors: Boris Drožđek, Astrid M Kamperman, Wietse A Tol, Jeroen W Knipscheer and Rolf J Kleber
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:148
  9. The comorbidity of pain and depression is associated with high disease burden for patients in terms of disability, wellbeing, and use of medical care. Patients with major and minor depression often present the...

    Authors: Eric W de Heer, Jack Dekker, Jonna F van Eck van der Sluijs, Aartjan TF Beekman, Harm WJ van Marwijk, Tjalling J Holwerda, Pierre M Bet, Joost Roth, Leona Hakkaart-Van Roijen, Lianne Ringoir, Fiona Kat and Christina M van der Feltz-Cornelis
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:147
  10. The neurotrophic factor, S100B, is released primarily from astrocytes, with serum and CSF levels of S100B reported as altered in schizophrenia. However, many of these reports are contradictory. Here, serum lev...

    Authors: Kara O’Connell, Jogin Thakore and Kumlesh K Dev
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:146
  11. An association between vitamin B12 levels and depressive symptoms (DS) has been reported in several epidemiological studies. The purpose of this study was to evaluate vitamin B12 levels in population-based sample...

    Authors: Jussi Seppälä, Hannu Koponen, Hannu Kautiainen, Johan G Eriksson, Olli Kampman, Jaana Leiviskä, Satu Männistö, Pekka Mäntyselkä, Heikki Oksa, Yrjö Ovaskainen, Merja Viikki, Mauno Vanhala and Jussi Seppälä
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:145
  12. Workforce participation is a key feature of public mental health and social inclusion policies across the globe, and often a therapeutic goal in treatment settings. Understanding the reciprocal relationship be...

    Authors: Sarah C Olesen, Peter Butterworth, Liana S Leach, Margaret Kelaher and Jane Pirkis
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:144
  13. We compared the time to discontinuation due to lack of tolerability over 24 weeks in patients suffering from schizophrenia treated with pomaglumetad methionil (LY2140023 monohydrate, the prodrug of metabotropi...

    Authors: David H Adams, Bruce J Kinon, Simin Baygani, Brian A Millen, Isabella Velona, Sara Kollack-Walker and David P Walling
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:143
  14. The serotonin transporter (5-HTT) gene may play an important role in the onset and development of mental disorders. Past studies have tested whether a functional polymorphism in the 5-HTT gene linked promoter ...

    Authors: Qing-sen Ming, Yun Zhang, Qiao-lian Chai, Hai-yan Chen, Chan-juan Hou, Meng-cheng Wang, Yu-ping Wang, Lin Cai, Xiong-zhao Zhu, Jin-yao Yi and Shu-qiao Yao
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:142
  15. In research on theory of mind (ToM), false belief paradigms are commonly used. Previous studies have reported that there is heterogeneity in the magnitude of impairment on false belief tasks. Moreover, intact ...

    Authors: Yong-guang Wang, David L Roberts and Bai-hua Xu
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:141
  16. Over the past thirty years a number of studies have suggested that antidepressants can be effective in the treatment of depressive symptoms in patients with cancer. The aim of this paper was to review randomiz...

    Authors: Zacharias G Laoutidis and Klaus Mathiak
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:140
  17. The Borderline Symptom List-23 (BSL-23) is a reliable and valid self-report instrument for assessing Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) severity. The psychometric properties of the original version have pro...

    Authors: Joaquim Soler, Daniel Vega, Albert Feliu-Soler, Joan Trujols, Ángel Soto, Matilde Elices, Cristina Ortiz, Víctor Pérez, Martin Bohus and Juan Carlos Pascual
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:1317

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:429

  18. The efficacy and safety of olanzapine monotherapy are evaluated in Japanese patients from a large, global study of bipolar depression.

    Authors: Hideaki Katagiri, Mauricio Tohen, David P McDonnell, Shinji Fujikoshi, Michael Case, Shigenobu Kanba, Michihiro Takahashi and Juan-Carlos Gomez
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:138
  19. Persons with severe mental disorders (PSMD) form a highly heterogeneous group. Identifying subgroups sharing similar PSMD profiles may help to develop treatment plans and appropriate services for their needs. ...

    Authors: Marie-Josée Fleury, Guy Grenier, Jean-Marie Bamvita and Jacques Tremblay
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:137
  20. Although life course influences have long been recognised in affective disorder, little is known about the influence of early life factors on late life anxiety and depression. The aim was to investigate the ex...

    Authors: Jens Christoffer Skogen, Robert Stewart, Arnstein Mykletun, Marit Knapstad and Simon Øverland
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:136
  21. Antidepressants are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in primary care in England and their use is increasing. This is largely due to longer durations of treatment of depression. Observational studies ha...

    Authors: Carol Coupland, Richard Morriss, Antony Arthur, Michael Moore, Trevor Hill and Julia Hippisley-Cox
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:135
  22. Identification of gene × environment interactions (G × E) for depression is a crucial step in ascertaining the mechanisms underpinning the disorder. Earlier studies have indicated strong genetic influences and...

    Authors: Akemi Tomoda, Shota Nishitani, Naomi Matsuura, Takashi X Fujisawa, Junko Kawatani, Daiki Toyohisa, Mai Ono and Kazuyuki Shinohara
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:134
  23. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is often comorbid with psychiatric and developmental disorders. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of obesity and overweight among Chinese children w...

    Authors: Rongwang Yang, Shujiong Mao, Suhan Zhang, Rong Li and Zhengyan Zhao
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:133
  24. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) frequently co-occurs with substance use disorders (SUD). The combination of ADHD and SUD is associated with a negative prognosis of both SUD and ADHD. Pharmacolo...

    Authors: Katelijne van Emmerik–van Oortmerssen, Ellen Vedel, Maarten W Koeter, Kim de Bruijn, Jack J M Dekker, Wim van den Brink and Robert A Schoevers
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:132
  25. Most previous research that has examined mental health among Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) combatants has relied on self-report measures to assess mental health outcomes; few...

    Authors: Stephanie Booth-Kewley, Emily A Schmied, Robyn M Highfill-McRoy, Gerald E Larson, Cedric F Garland and Lauretta A Ziajko
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:130
  26. Depression is a common disorder in adolescents and young adults, but help seeking is low. Mental health literacy about depression is a key concept to plan interventions for improving help seeking. This study a...

    Authors: Luís M Loureiro, Anthony F Jorm, Aida C Mendes, José C Santos, Ricardo O Ferreira and Ana T Pedreiro
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:129
  27. Co-morbid major depression is a significant problem among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and/or coronary heart disease and this negatively impacts quality of life. Subthreshold depression is the most i...

    Authors: Susan EM van Dijk, Alide D Pols, Marcel C Adriaanse, Judith E Bosmans, Petra JM Elders, Harm WJ van Marwijk and Maurits W van Tulder
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:128
  28. The Screen for Cognitive Impairment in Psychiatry (SCIP) is a simple and easy to administer scale developed for screening cognitive deficits. This study presents the diagnostic-specific standardization data fo...

    Authors: Juana Gómez-Benito, Georgina Guilera, Óscar Pino, Emilio Rojo, Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos, Gemma Safont, Anabel Martínez-Arán, Manuel Franco, Manuel J Cuesta, Benedicto Crespo-Facorro, Miguel Bernardo, Eduard Vieta, Scot E Purdon, Francisco Mesa and Javier Rejas
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:127
  29. The HIV/AIDS infection is common in sub-Saharan Africa and is associated with psychological and neuro- cognitive impairment. These conditions, however, remain largely unrecognized. In this study we aimed to de...

    Authors: Juliet Nakku, Eugene Kinyanda and Susan Hoskins
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:126
  30. Deficits in working memory are widely reported in schizophrenia and are considered a trait marker for the disorder. Event-related potentials (ERPs) and imaging data suggest that these differences in working me...

    Authors: Caroline Rawdon, Jennifer Murphy, Mathieu M Blanchard, Ian Kelleher, Mary C Clarke, Fergal Kavanagh, Mary Cannon and Richard AP Roche
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:125
  31. Oxytocin is known for its capacity to facilitate social bonding, reduce anxiety and for its actions on the stress hypothalamopituitary adrenal (HPA) axis. Since oxytocin can physiologically suppress activity o...

    Authors: Charlotte Keating, Tye Dawood, David A Barton, Gavin W Lambert and Alan J Tilbrook
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:124
  32. Siblings of individuals with first episode psychosis are natural partners to promote service users’ recovery and are themselves vulnerable to mental ill health due to the negative impact of psychosis within th...

    Authors: Jacqueline Sin, Claire Henderson, Vanessa Pinfold and Ian Norman
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:123
  33. Depression among adolescents is common but most cases go undetected. Brief questionnaires offer an opportunity to identify probable cases but properly validated cut-off points are often unavailable, especially...

    Authors: Ricardo Araya, Jesus Montero-Marin, Sergio Barroilhet, Rosemarie Fritsch and Alan Montgomery
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:122

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:269

  34. The editors of BMC Psychiatry would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 12 (2012).

    Authors: Deesha A Majithia
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:85
  35. Experienced discrimination refers to an individual’s perception that they have been treated unfairly due to an attribute and is an important recent focus within stigma research. A significant proportion of men...

    Authors: Debra Jeffery, Sarah Clement, Elizabeth Corker, Louise M Howard, Joanna Murray and Graham Thornicroft
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:120
  36. This mixed-methods study was designed to explore young Australian men’s attitudes and behaviour in relation to mental health and technology use to inform the development of online mental health services for yo...

    Authors: Louise A Ellis, Philippa Collin, Patrick J Hurley, Tracey A Davenport, Jane M Burns and Ian B Hickie
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:119
  37. In major depression, one of the candidate genes possibly affecting the risk and severity of symptoms has been found to be tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH1). Variation in treatment response to antidepressive agents ac...

    Authors: Kadri Andre, Olli Kampman, Merja Viikki, Ari Illi, Eija Setälä-Soikkeli, Outi Poutanen, Nina Mononen, Esa Leinonen and Terho Lehtimäki
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:118
  38. Crisis resolution teams (CRTs) provide intensive alternative care to hospital admission for patients with mental health crises. The aims of this study were to describe the proportions and characteristics of pa...

    Authors: Nina Hasselberg, Rolf W Gråwe, Sonia Johnson, Jūratė Šaltytė-Benth and Torleif Ruud
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:117
  39. Personality disorders (PDs) during adolescence may, in addition to increasing risk for violent behaviors and suicide, also increase risk for elevated PD traits in adulthood. The aim of this study was to explor...

    Authors: Yuping Wang, Xiongzhao Zhu, Lin Cai, Qin Wang, Mengcheng Wang, Jinyao Yi and Shuqiao Yao
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:116
  40. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) was introduced in 2007 to protect vulnerable individuals who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves and to provide a legal framework for professionals to assess incap...

    Authors: Penelope F Brown, Alex D Tulloch, Charlotte Mackenzie, Gareth S Owen, George Szmukler and Matthew Hotopf
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:115
  41. Despite increased investment in its recognition and treatment, depression remains a substantial health and economic burden worldwide. Current treatment strategies generally focus on biological and psychologica...

    Authors: Adrienne O’Neil, Michael Berk, Catherine Itsiopoulos, David Castle, Rachelle Opie, Josephine Pizzinga, Laima Brazionis, Allison Hodge, Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Marya Lou Chatterton, Olivia M Dean and Felice N Jacka
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:114
  42. Depression is a major cause of disability worldwide, and computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (CCBT) is expected to be a more augmentative and efficient treatment. According to previous meta-analyses of ...

    Authors: Mirai So, Sosei Yamaguchi, Sora Hashimoto, Mitsuhiro Sado, Toshi A Furukawa and Paul McCrone
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:113
  43. While pain is frequently associated with unipolar depression, few studies have investigated the link between pain and bipolar depression. In the present study we estimated the prevalence and characteristics of...

    Authors: Inmaculada Failde, Maria Dueñas, Luis Agüera-Ortíz, Jorge A Cervilla, Ana Gonzalez-Pinto and Juan A Mico
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:112
  44. Anorexia nervosa (AN) is associated with high rates of chronicity and relapse risk is a considerable therapeutic challenge in the disorder. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association of st...

    Authors: Johannes Mander, Martin Teufel, Katharina Keifenheim, Stephan Zipfel and Katrin Elisabeth Giel
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:111
  45. Studies have reported that up to 60% of individuals with schizophrenia are overweight or obese. This study explored the relationship between obesity and cognitive performance in Chinese patients with schizophr...

    Authors: Xiaofeng Guo, Zhanchou Zhang, Qinling Wei, Hailong Lv, Renrong Wu and Jingping Zhao
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:109
  46. Obesity is becoming more prevalent and thus growing as a public health concern in patients with schizophrenia. This investigation evaluated the relationship between body weight and the self-reported quality of...

    Authors: Norio Sugawara, Norio Yasui-Furukori, Yasushi Sato, Manabu Saito, Hanako Furukori, Taku Nakagami, Shuhei Kudo and Sunao Kaneko
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:108

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