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  1. There is a lack of evidence to underpin decisions on what constitutes the most effective and least restrictive form of coercive intervention when responding to violent behavior. Therefore we compared ratings o...

    Authors: Irina Georgieva, Cornelis L Mulder and Richard Whittington
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:54
  2. Concordance and Shared Decision-Making (SDM) are considered measures of the quality of care that improves communication, promotes patient participation, creates a positive relationship with the healthcare prof...

    Authors: Carlos De las Cuevas, Amado Rivero-Santana, Lilisbeth Perestelo-Pérez, Jeanette Pérez-Ramos and Pedro Serrano-Aguilar
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:53
  3. To treat acute schizophrenia, a long-acting injectable antipsychotic needs a rapid onset of action and therapeutic profile similar to that of oral agents. The present post-hoc analyses compared results from a ...

    Authors: Holland C Detke, Fangyi Zhao and Michael M Witte
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:51
  4. It has been suggested that shame may be an important feature in suicidal behaviors. The disposition to react with shame, “shame-proneness”, has previously not been investigated in groups of attempted suicide p...

    Authors: Maria Wiklander, Mats Samuelsson, Jussi Jokinen, Åsa Nilsonne, Alexander Wilczek, Gunnar Rylander and Marie Åsberg
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:50
  5. Previous studies reported that social phobia is associated with a history of child maltreatment. However, most of these studies focused on physical and sexual maltreatment whilst little is known about the spec...

    Authors: Benjamin Iffland, Lisa M Sansen, Claudia Catani and Frank Neuner
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:49
  6. The anterior insula cortex is considered to be both the structural and functional link between experience, affect, and behaviour. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies have shown changes in anterior insula ...

    Authors: Sean N Hatton, Jim Lagopoulos, Daniel F Hermens, Sharon L Naismith, Maxwell R Bennett and Ian B Hickie
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:45
  7. Sibutramine, used in obesity treatment, has been associated with many neuropsychiatric side effects including hypomanic and manic episodes. Hypomanic/manic episodes related to sibutramine treatment were earlie...

    Authors: Napoleon Waszkiewicz, Beata Zalewska-Szajda, Sławomir Dariusz Szajda, Katarzyna Simonienko, Anna Zalewska, Agata Szulc, Jerzy Robert Ładny and Krzysztof Zwierz
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:43
  8. Infections and immunological processes are likely to be involved in the pathogenesis of Tourette’s syndrome (TS). To determine possible common underlying immunological mechanisms, we focused on innate immunity...

    Authors: Judith Matz, Daniela L Krause, Sandra Dehning, Michael Riedel, Rudolf Gruber, Markus J Schwarz and Norbert Müller
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:29
  9. To analyse the extent and profile of outpatient regular dispensation of antipsychotics, both in combination and monotherapy, in the Barcelona Health Region (Spain), focusing on the use of clozapine and long-ac...

    Authors: Miguel Bernardo, Anna Coma, Cristina Ibáñez, Corinne Zara, Josep Maria Bari and Antoni Serrano-Blanco
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:42
  10. Human beings from time immemorial have eradicated neighbouring tribes, languages, religions, and cultures. In war and crisis, the cumulative exposure to traumatic stress constitutes a predictor of the developm...

    Authors: Roland Weierstall, Inga Schalinski, Anselm Crombach, Tobias Hecker and Thomas Elbert
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:41
  11. Family psychoeducation is a relatively simple and straightforward intervention whose prophylactic effectiveness and cost-effectiveness is well-established for schizophrenia. We have recently demonstrated its e...

    Authors: Shinji Shimodera, Toshi A Furukawa, Yoshio Mino, Kae Shimazu, Atsushi Nishida and Shimpei Inoue
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:40
  12. The aim of the study was to assess levels of somatic and mental health distress, well-being, AS WELL AS utilization of primary and specialist health care services among war-related widowed and non-widowed fema...

    Authors: Nexhmedin Morina and Paul M G Emmelkamp
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:39
  13. Vitamin D deficiency is a re-emerging epidemic, especially in minority populations. Vitamin D is crucial not only for bone health but for proper brain development and functioning. Low levels of vitamin D are a...

    Authors: Barbara L Gracious, Teresa L Finucane, Meriel Friedman-Campbell, Susan Messing and Melissa N Parkhurst
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:38
  14. Causative role of encephalitis in major psychotic features, dyskinesias (particularly orofacial), seizures, and autonomic and respiratory changes has been recently emphasized. These symptoms often occur in you...

    Authors: Ko Tsutsui, Takashi Kanbayashi, Keiko Tanaka, Shuken Boku, Wakako Ito, Jun Tokunaga, Akane Mori, Yasuo Hishikawa, Tetsuo Shimizu and Seiji Nishino
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:37
  15. Although many symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) are assessed through patient-report, there are currently no patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments that incorporate documented evidence of patient ...

    Authors: Kathryn Eilene Lasch, Mariam Hassan, Jean Endicott, Elisabeth Carine Piault-Luis, Julie Locklear, Marcy Fitz-Randolph, Sanjeev Pathak, Steve Hwang and Kasey Jernigan
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:34
  16. Recently socioeconomic status (SES) and job stress index received more attention to affect mental health. Folate intake has been implicated to have negative association with depression. However, few studies we...

    Authors: Koichi Miyaki, Yixuan Song, Nay Chi Htun, Akizumi Tsutsumi, Hideki Hashimoto, Norito Kawakami, Masaya Takahashi, Akihito Shimazu, Akiomi Inoue, Sumiko Kurioka and Takuro Shimbo
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:33
  17. Impaired auditory performance has been considered as marker for depression. The present study tested whether pitch perception is affected in depression and whether the impairment is task-specific or reflects g...

    Authors: Michael Schwenzer, Eva Zattarin, Michael Grözinger and Klaus Mathiak
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:32
  18. Anxiety and mood disorders are highly prevalent and pose a huge burden on patients. Their offspring is at increased risk of developing these disorders as well, indicating a clear need for prevention of psychop...

    Authors: Maaike H Nauta, Helma Festen, Catrien G Reichart, Willem A Nolen, A Dennis Stant, Claudi LH Bockting, Nic JA van der Wee, Aartjan Beekman, Theo AH Doreleijers, Catharina A Hartman, Peter J de Jong and Sybolt O de Vries
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:31
  19. Previous studies of psychological treatment in adults with ADHD have not controlled for medication status and include either medicated participants or mixed samples of medicated and unmedicated participants. T...

    Authors: Margaret Weiss, Candice Murray, Michael Wasdell, Brian Greenfield, Lauren Giles and Lily Hechtman
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:30
  20. Whereas prevalence of suicidal expressions among young people is fairly similar in different countries, less is known about associated risk factors. This study compares young people in Nicaragua and Cambodia t...

    Authors: Claudia Obando Medina, Bhoomikumar Jegannathan, Kjerstin Dahlblom and Gunnar Kullgren
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:28
  21. Little is known about the factors influencing treatment choice in psychosis, the majority of this work being conducted with specialists (consultant) in psychiatry. We sought to examine trainees' choices of tre...

    Authors: Sameer Jauhar, Sinan Guloksuz, Olivier Andlauer, Greg Lydall, João Gama Marques, Luis Mendonca, Iolanda Dumitrescu, Costin Roventa, Nele De Vriendt, Jeroen Van Zanten, Florian Riese, Izu Nwachukwu, Alexander Nawka, Raphael Psaras, Neil Masson, Rajeev Krishnadas…
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:27
  22. There are no previous reports of paliperidone palmitate's (PP) long term tolerability or pharmacokinetics of the highest dose in patients with schizophrenia. This study evaluates safety and tolerability, as we...

    Authors: Danielle Coppola, Yanning Liu, Srihari Gopal, Bart Remmerie, Mahesh N Samtani, David W Hough, Isaac Nuamah, Ahmad Sulaiman and Gahan Pandina
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:26
  23. The prevalence of type II diabetes among individuals suffering from schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorders is more than double that of the general population. By 2005, North American professional medical a...

    Authors: Adriana Cimo, Erene Stergiopoulos, Chiachen Cheng, Sarah Bonato and Carolyn S Dewa
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:24
  24. With the burden of mental illness estimated to be costing the English economy alone around £22.5 billion a year [1], coupled with growing evidence that many mental disorders have their origins in adolescence, the...

    Authors: Katharine Elizabeth Chisholm, Paul Patterson, Carole Torgerson, Erin Turner and Max Birchwood
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:23
  25. Risk factors for postnatal depression (PND) are under-explored in the Chinese populations. There is increasing recognition of the importance of identifying predictive factors during the antenatal period for PN...

    Authors: Bonnie WM Siu, Shirley SL Leung, Patrick Ip, Se Fong Hung and Michael W O'Hara
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:22
  26. Antipsychotic medications often have a variety of side effects, however, it is not well understood how the presence of specific side effects correlate with adherence in a real-world setting. The aim of the cur...

    Authors: Marco DiBonaventura, Susan Gabriel, Leon Dupclay, Shaloo Gupta and Edward Kim
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:20
  27. A content analysis was used to describe the association between psychiatric disorders and aggression in the printed media in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

    Authors: Alexander Nawka, Tea Vukušić Rukavina, Lucie Nawková, Nikolina Jovanović, Ognjen Brborović and Jiří Raboch
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:19
  28. Long-term sick leave due to mental health problems, especially among women, is a substantial problem in many countries, and a major reason for this is thought to be psychosocial stress. The recovery period of ...

    Authors: Kristina Glise, Gunnar Ahlborg Jr and Ingibjörg H Jonsdottir
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:18
  29. Abnormal execution of several movements in a sequence is a frequent finding in schizophrenia. Successful performance of such motor acts requires correct integration of cortico-subcortical processes, particular...

    Authors: Tomas Kasparek, Jitka Rehulova, Milos Kerkovsky, Andrea Sprlakova, Marek Mechl and Michal Mikl
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:17
  30. In the Netherlands, the prevalence of anxiety disorders is 20%; and children with anxiety are at increased risk for psychopathology throughout adulthood. Recently, a revised version of a cognitive behavioral t...

    Authors: Mélou Jansen, Marleen MEM van Doorn, Anna Lichtwarck-Aschoff, Rowella CWM Kuijpers, Huub Theunissen, Mirjam Korte, José van Rossum, Annemiek Wauben and Isabela Granic
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:16
  31. Cognitive processing in Bipolar Disorder is characterized by a number of attentional abnormalities. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy combines mindfulness meditation, a form of attentional training, along wi...

    Authors: Fleur M Howells, Victoria L Ives-Deliperi, Neil R Horn and Dan J Stein
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:15
  32. Psychosocial stress caused by war, ongoing conflict, lack of security, and restricted access to resources promotes mental suffering and diseases in many resource-poor countries. In an exemplary setting, the pr...

    Authors: Sarah Ayoughi, Inge Missmahl, Roland Weierstall and Thomas Elbert
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:14
  33. This study has explored the classification of bipolar disorder in psychiatric hospital. A review of the literature reveals that there is a need for studies using stringent methodological approaches.

    Authors: Terje Øiesvold, Mary Nivison, Vidje Hansen, Knut W Sørgaard, Line Østensen and Ingunn Skre
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:13
  34. The prevalence of depression is increasing markedly in Thailand. One way of helping people with depression is to increase their resilience; good resilience is associated with positive outcomes in depression. T...

    Authors: Wallapa Songprakun and Terence V McCann
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:12
  35. Stigma and discrimination present an important barrier to finding and keeping work for individuals with a mental health problem. This paper reviews evidence on: 1) employment-related disclosure beliefs and beh...

    Authors: Elaine Brohan, Claire Henderson, Kay Wheat, Estelle Malcolm, Sarah Clement, Elizabeth A Barley, Mike Slade and Graham Thornicroft
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:11
  36. Reliable suicide statistics are a prerequisite for suicide monitoring and prevention. The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of suicide statistics through a systematic review of the international ...

    Authors: Ingvild Maria Tøllefsen, Erlend Hem and Øivind Ekeberg
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:9
  37. The Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ) is a well-recognized screening tool for bipolar disorder, but its Chinese version needs further validation. This study aims to measure the accuracy of the Chinese version ...

    Authors: Zhaoyu Gan, Zili Han, Kanglai Li, Feici Diao, Xiaoli Wu, Nianhong Guan and Jinbei Zhang
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:8
  38. To date, no studies have assessed in detail the characteristics, organisation, and functioning of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). This information gap represents a major limitation for res...

    Authors: Laura Pedrini, Giovanni Colasurdo, Stefano Costa, Michela Fabiani, Linda Ferraresi, Emilio Franzoni, Francesca Masina, Renato Moschen, Vittoria Neviani, Stefano Palazzi, Roberto Parisi, Antonia Parmeggiani, Antonio Preti, Cosimo Ricciutello, Marco BL Rocchi, Davide Sisti…
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:7
  39. While it is recognised that depression is prevalent in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), recent studies have also highlighted significant levels of anxiety in RA patients. This study compared two commonly used scales...

    Authors: Tanya Covic, Steven R Cumming, Julie F Pallant, Nick Manolios, Paul Emery, Philip G Conaghan and Alan Tennant
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:6
  40. Cognitive behavioral therapy is treatment of choice for insomnia, but availability is scarce. Self-help can increase availability at low cost, but evidence for its efficacy is limited, especially for the typic...

    Authors: Susanna Jernelöv, Mats Lekander, Kerstin Blom, Sara Rydh, Brjánn Ljótsson, John Axelsson and Viktor Kaldo
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:5
  41. More severe and persistent forms of affective disorders are accompanied by grey matter loss in key frontal and temporal structures. It is unclear whether such changes precede the onset of illness, occur early ...

    Authors: Jim Lagopoulos, Daniel F Hermens, Sharon L Naismith, Elizabeth M Scott and Ian B Hickie
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:4
  42. Depression is a common condition that typically has a relapsing course. Effective interventions targeting relapse have the potential to dramatically reduce the point prevalence of the condition. Mindfulness-ba...

    Authors: Frances Shawyer, Graham N Meadows, Fiona Judd, Paul R Martin, Zindel Segal and Leon Piterman
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:3
  43. Among injury victims relatively high prevalence rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have been found. PTSD is associated with functional impairments and decreased health-related quality of life (HRQoL...

    Authors: Juanita A Haagsma, Suzanne Polinder, Miranda Olff, Hidde Toet, Gouke J Bonsel and Ed F van Beeck
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:1

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