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  1. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a complex neurobehavioral disorder. The dopamine transporter gene (DAT1/SLC6A3) has been considered a good candidate for ADHD. Most association studies with ADHD...

    Authors: Xiaohui Xu, Jonathan Mill, Bo Sun, Chih-Ken Chen, Yu-Shu Huang, Yu-Yu Wu and Philip Asherson
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:3
  2. Over the past decade pediatric bipolar disorder has gained recognition as a potentially more severe and heritable form of the disorder. In this report we test for association with genes coding brain-derived ne...

    Authors: Eric Mick, Janet Wozniak, Timothy E Wilens, Joseph Biederman and Stephen V Faraone
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:2
  3. The underlying nature of negative symptoms in psychosis is poorly understood. Investigation of the relationship between the different negative subsymptoms and neurocognition is one approach to understand more ...

    Authors: Ann Faerden, Anja Vaskinn, Arnstein Finset, Ingrid Agartz, Elizabeth Ann Barrett, Svein Friis, Carmen Simonsen, Ole A Andreassen and Ingrid Melle
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:1
  4. Accurate assessment of suicidality is of major importance. We aimed to evaluate trained clinicians' ability to assess suicidality against a structured assessment made by trained raters.

    Authors: Matti Mikael Holi, Mirjami Pelkonen, Linnea Karlsson, Virpi Tuisku, Olli Kiviruusu, Titta Ruuttu and Mauri Marttunen
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:97
  5. Research has repeatedly shown that family physicians fail to diagnose up to 70% of patients with common mental disorders. Objective of the study is to investigate associations between persons' gender, age and ...

    Authors: Janez Rifel, Igor Švab, Marija Petek Šter, Danica Rotar Pavlič, Michael King and Irwin Nazareth
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:96
  6. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the effect of antipsychotics for the treatment of schizophrenia in a community based study on sexual function and prolactin levels comparing the use of aripiprazole and sta...

    Authors: Linda Hanssens, Gilbert L'Italien, Jean-Yves Loze, Ronald N Marcus, Miranda Pans and Wendy Kerselaers
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:95
  7. Polymorphisms at the G72/G30 locus on chromosome 13q have been associated with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder in more than ten independent studies. Even though the genetic findings are very robust, the phys...

    Authors: Isabel Benzel, James NC Kew, Ramya Viknaraja, Fiona Kelly, Jacqueline de Belleroche, Steven Hirsch, Thirza H Sanderson and Peter R Maycox
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:94
  8. ACT is an effective community treatment but causes discontinuity of care between acutely ill and currently stable patient groups. The Dutch variant of ACT, FACT, combines both intensive ACT treatment and care ...

    Authors: Marjan Drukker, Myrte Maarschalkerweerd, Maarten Bak, Ger Driessen, Joost à Campo, Arthur de Bie, Giovanni Poddighe, Jim van Os and Philippe Delespaul
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:93
  9. Current guidelines for the management of depression suggest the use of guided self-help for patients with mild to moderate disorders. However, there is little consensus concerning the optimal form and delivery...

    Authors: Karina Lovell, Peter Bower, David Richards, Michael Barkham, Bonnie Sibbald, Chris Roberts, Linda Davies, Anne Rogers, Judith Gellatly and Sue Hennessy
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:91
  10. Patients with brief depressive episodes and concurrent rapidly fluctuating psychiatric symptoms do not fit current diagnostic criteria and they can be difficult to diagnose and treat in an acute psychiatric se...

    Authors: Marte Helene Bjørk, Trond Sand, Geir Bråthen, Olav M Linaker, Gunnar Morken, Brigt M Nilsen and Arne Einar Vaaler
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:89
  11. Recent studies have shown similarities between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in phenotypes and in genotypes, and those studies have contributed to an ongoing re-evaluation of the traditional dichotomy bet...

    Authors: Kwang Ho Choi, Michael Elashoff, Brandon W Higgs, Jonathan Song, Sanghyeon Kim, Sarven Sabunciyan, Suad Diglisic, Robert H Yolken, Michael B Knable, E Fuller Torrey and Maree J Webster
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:87
  12. Severe mental illnesses (SMI) may be independently associated with cardiovascular risk factors and the metabolic syndrome. We aimed to systematically assess studies that compared diabetes, dyslipidaemia, hyper...

    Authors: David PJ Osborn, Christine A Wright, Gus Levy, Michael B King, Raman Deo and Irwin Nazareth
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:84
  13. The boundaries between mood states in bipolar disorders are not clear when they are associated with mixed characteristics. This leads to some confusion to define appropriate therapeutic strategies. A dimension...

    Authors: Chantal Henry, Katia M'Bailara, Flavie Mathieu, Rollon Poinsot and Bruno Falissard
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:82
  14. Early trauma-focused cognitive-behavioural therapy (TFCBT) holds promise as a preventive intervention for people at risk of developing chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The aim of this review was ...

    Authors: Hege Kornør, Dagfinn Winje, Øivind Ekeberg, Lars Weisæth, Ingvild Kirkehei, Kjell Johansen and Asbjørn Steiro
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:81
  15. The Mood and Anxiety Symptom Questionnaire (MASQ) was designed to specifically measure the Tripartite model of affect and is proposed to offer a delineation between the core components of anxiety and depressio...

    Authors: Joe A Buckby, Sue M Cotton, Elizabeth M Cosgrave, Eoin J Killackey and Alison R Yung
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:79
  16. To make well informed treatment decisions for their patients, clinicians need credible information about potential risk for substantial weight gain. We therefore conducted a post-hoc analysis of clinical trial...

    Authors: Ilya Lipkovich, Jennie G Jacobson, Thomas A Hardy and Vicki Poole Hoffmann
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:78
  17. Obesity is often comorbid with depression and individuals with this comorbidity fare worse in behavioral weight loss treatment. Treating depression directly prior to behavioral weight loss treatment might bols...

    Authors: Kristin L Schneider, Jamie S Bodenlos, Yunsheng Ma, Barbara Olendzki, Jessica Oleski, Philip Merriam, Sybil Crawford, Ira S Ockene and Sherry L Pagoto
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:77
  18. Weight gain is commonly observed during psychotropic treatments for chronic forms of severe mental illness and is most rapid during the early treatment phases. All formats of behavioural weight intervention pr...

    Authors: Chris J Bushe, Dermot McNamara, Cliff Haley, Mary Fleming McCrossan and Pat Devitt
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:76
  19. Although deliberate self-harm is prevalent among young people, many who engage in deliberate self-harm receive sub-optimal care. Although schools are a well placed setting to support young people who engage in...

    Authors: Jo Robinson, Sara Gook, Hok Pan Yuen, Patrick D McGorry and Alison R Yung
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:75
  20. Research conducted with forensic psychiatric patients found moderate correlations between violence in institutions and psychopathy. It is unclear though, whether the PCL-R is an accurate instrument for predict...

    Authors: Jérôme Endrass, Astrid Rossegger, Frank Urbaniok, Arja Laubacher and Stefan Vetter
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:74
  21. Patients with major depression refractory to repeated pharmacological trials (TRD) may remain symptomatic for many years after their index episode. Augmentation strategies (with lithium or an atypical antipsyc...

    Authors: Yves Chaput, Annick Magnan and Alain Gendron
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:73
  22. Relatively little is known about the relationship between psychosocial crises and treatment costs for persons with schizophrenia. This naturalistic prospective study assessed the association of recent crises w...

    Authors: Baojin Zhu, Haya Ascher-Svanum, Douglas E Faries, Xiaomei Peng, David Salkever and Eric P Slade
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:72
  23. Schizophrenia has been linked with intrauterine exposure to maternal stress due to bereavement, famine and major disasters. Recent evidence suggests that human vulnerability may be greatest in the first trimes...

    Authors: D Malaspina, C Corcoran, KR Kleinhaus, MC Perrin, S Fennig, D Nahon, Y Friedlander and S Harlap
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:71
  24. A substantial proportion of the psychiatric burden of disease falls on the world's poorest nations, yet relatively little is known about randomised trials conducted in these countries. Our aim was to identify ...

    Authors: Rebecca J Syed Sheriff, Clive E Adams, Prathap Tharyan, Mahesh Jayaram and Lelia Duley
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:69
  25. Several terms in the scientific literature about posttraumatic stress disorder are used with different meanings in studies conducted by different authors. Words such as trauma, violence, catastrophe, disaster and...

    Authors: Luciana L Braga, Jose P Fiks, Jair J Mari and Marcelo F Mello
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:68
  26. Against a background of interest in rates of diabetes in schizophrenia and related psychoses and claims that data from historical periods demonstrate a link that antedates modern antipsychotics, we sought to e...

    Authors: Joanna Le Noury, Afshan Khan, Margaret Harris, Winnie Wong, Dawn Williams, Tony Roberts, Richard Tranter and David Healy
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:67
  27. Gamma-band oscillations recorded from human electrophysiological recordings, which may be associated with perceptual binding and neuronal connectivity, have been shown to be altered in people with autism. Tran...

    Authors: Donald C Rojas, Keeran Maharajh, Peter Teale and Sally J Rogers
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:66
  28. Childhood stress and trauma have been related to adult psychopathology in different psychiatric disorders. The present study aimed at verifying this relationship for stressful experiences during developmental ...

    Authors: Katja Weber, Brigitte Rockstroh, Jens Borgelt, Barbara Awiszus, Tzvetan Popov, Klaus Hoffmann, Klaus Schonauer, Hans Watzl and Karl Pröpster
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:63
  29. It is estimated that around 4% of the population engages, or has engaged, in deliberate non-suicidal self-injury. In clinical samples, the figures rise as high as 21%. There is also evidence to suggest that th...

    Authors: Claire M Kelly, Anthony F Jorm, Betty A Kitchener and Robyn L Langlands
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:62
  30. Conventional antipsychotics augmented with benzodiazepines have been the standard acute treatment for psychiatric emergencies for more than 50 years. The inability of patients to give informed consent limits r...

    Authors: Stefan Wilhelm, Alexander Schacht and Thomas Wagner
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:61
  31. Access to psychotherapy is limited by psychopathology (e.g. agoraphobia), physical disability, occupational or social constraints and/or residency in under-served areas. For these populations, interventions de...

    Authors: Penny E Bee, Peter Bower, Karina Lovell, Simon Gilbody, David Richards, Linda Gask and Pamela Roach
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:60
  32. There have been no previous studies conducted in Pakistan comparing the concordance of any well established Western anxiety/depression screening instrument with an indigenous scale, in a community based setting.

    Authors: Hammad Raza Syed, Henrik Daae Zachrisson, Odd Steffen Dalgard, Ingvild Dalen and Nora Ahlberg
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:59
  33. Based on the glutamatergic dysfunction hypothesis for schizophrenia pathogenesis, we have been performing systematic association studies of schizophrenia with the genes involved in glutametergic transmission. ...

    Authors: Xiangdong Deng, Noriaki Sagata, Naoko Takeuchi, Masami Tanaka, Hideaki Ninomiya, Nakao Iwata, Norio Ozaki, Hiroki Shibata and Yasuyuki Fukumaki
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:58
  34. After sertindole's suspension, health authorities established a specific named-patient use (NPU) programme in order to supply sertindole to patients who did not respond to or did not tolerate alternative treat...

    Authors: Christophe Lançon, Mondher Toumi, Christophe Sapin and Karina Hansen
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:57
  35. There is a cultural variability around the perception of what causes the syndrome of schizophrenia. Generally patients with schizophrenia are considered dangerous. They are isolated and treatment is delayed. S...

    Authors: Syed Nabeel Zafar, Reema Syed, Sarah Tehseen, Saqib A Gowani, Sana Waqar, Amina Zubair, Wajeeha Yousaf, Akbar J Zubairi and Haider Naqvi
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:56
  36. Biological factors influencing individual response to drugs are being extensively studied in psychiatry. Strikingly, there are few studies addressing social and cultural differences in attitudes toward psychot...

    Authors: Gabriel Thorens, Marianne Gex-Fabry, Daniele F Zullino and Ariel Eytan
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:55
  37. Patients with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) are often distressed, disabled and dissatisfied with the care they receive. Illness beliefs held by patients have a major influence on the decision to consult...

    Authors: Athula Sumathipala, Sisira Siribaddana, Suwin Hewege, Kethaki Sumathipala, Martin Prince and Anthony Mann
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:54
  38. An efficient screening instrument which can be used in diverse settings to predict suicide in different populations is vital. The aim of this study was to use the five-item Brief Symptom Rating Scale (BSRS-5) ...

    Authors: For-Wey Lung and Ming-Been Lee
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:53
  39. A better understanding is needed of factors behind the long-term outcome of dysthymic and panic disorders. Combining patients' perceptions of factors that help and hind remission with objective assessments of ...

    Authors: Cecilia Svanborg, Sofie Bäärnhielm, Anna Åberg Wistedt and Kim Lützen
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:52

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