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  1. Concentrations of monoamine metabolites in human cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) have been used extensively as indirect estimates of monoamine turnover in the brain. CSF monoamine metabolite concentrations are partl...

    Authors: Erik G Jönsson, Jessica Bah, Jonas Melke, Rami Abou Jamra, Johannes Schumacher, Lars Westberg, Roland Ivo, Sven Cichon, Peter Propping, Markus M Nöthen, Elias Eriksson and Göran C Sedvall
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2004 4:4
  2. Epidemiological reports about dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD) in elderly people from developing countries are scarce. Therefore, we sought to determine the prevalences of dementia and AD in a population ...

    Authors: Cosme Alvarado-Esquivel, Ana Berthina Hernández-Alvarado, Rosa Oralia Tapia-Rodríguez, Ángel Guerrero-Iturbe, Karina Rodríguez-Corral and Sergio Estrada Martínez
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2004 4:3
  3. Estimates of the annual prevalence for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) were consistent across the international sites range, 1.9% – 2.5%. The nine population surveys, which used Diagnostic Interview Schedu...

    Authors: Mohammad Reza Mohammadi, Ahmad Ghanizadeh, Mehdi Rahgozar, Ahmad Ali Noorbala, Haratoun Davidian, Hossein Malek Afzali, Hamid Reza Naghavi, Seyed Abbas Bagheri Yazdi, Seyed Mehdi Saberi, Bita Mesgarpour, Shahin Akhondzadeh, Javad Alaghebandrad and Mehdi Tehranidoost
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2004 4:2
  4. The aim of the current study was to assess the reliability, validity and the psychometric properties of the Greek translation of the Symptoms Rating Scale For Depression and Anxiety. The scale consists of 42 i...

    Authors: Konstantinos N Fountoulakis, Apostolos Iacovides, Soula Kleanthous, Stavros Samolis, Kyriakos Gougoulias, George St Kaprinis and Per Bech
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:21
  5. Internet-based depression communities provide a forum for individuals to communicate and share information and ideas. There has been little research into the health status and other characteristics of users of...

    Authors: John Powell, Noel McCarthy and Gunther Eysenbach
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:19
  6. The 5000 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group's database affords an opportunity to research for variables related to the differences between nations of their output of schizo...

    Authors: Carina Moll, Ursula Gessler, Stephanie Bartsch, Hany George El-sayeh, Mark Fenton and Clive Elliott Adams
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:18
  7. Despite of an increasing body of research the associations between vitamin B12 and folate levels and the treatment outcome in depressive disorders are still unsolved. We therefore conducted this naturalistic pros...

    Authors: Jukka Hintikka, Tommi Tolmunen, Antti Tanskanen and Heimo Viinamäki
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:17
  8. Results of preclinical studies suggest that the GABAB receptor agonist baclofen may be useful in treatment of opioid dependence. This study was aimed at assessing the possible efficacy of baclofen for maintenance...

    Authors: Seyed Mohammad Assadi, Reza Radgoodarzi and Seyed Ali Ahmadi-Abhari
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:16
  9. Hypercortisolism as a sign of hypothamamus-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis overactivity and sleep EEG changes are frequently observed in depression. Closely related to the HPA axis is the renin-angiotensin...

    Authors: Harald Murck, Katja Held, Marc Ziegenbein, Heike Künzel, Kathrin Koch and Axel Steiger
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:15
  10. Morning light exposure administered as simulated dawn looks a promising method to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder, but it may moreover help with resetting the inaccurate organisation of body clock functions ...

    Authors: Sami Leppämäki, Ybe Meesters, Jari Haukka, Jouko Lönnqvist and Timo Partonen
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:14
  11. Several lines of evidence have supported possible roles of the sigma receptors in the etiology of schizophrenia and mechanisms of antipsychotic efficacy. An association study provided genetic evidence that the...

    Authors: Naohiko Uchida, Hiroshi Ujike, Kenji Nakata, Manabu Takaki, Akira Nomura, Takeshi Katsu, Yuji Tanaka, Takaki Imamura, Ayumu Sakai and Shigetoshi Kuroda
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:13
  12. Asperger syndrome (AS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder belonging to autism spectrum disorders with prevalence rate of 0,35% in school-age children. It has been most extensively studied in childhood while ther...

    Authors: Pekka Tani, Nina Lindberg, Taina Nieminen-von Wendt, Lennart von Wendt, Lauri Alanko, Björn Appelberg and Tarja Porkka-Heiskanen
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:12
  13. Previous studies show that both the categorical and dimensional descriptors of personality disorders are correlated with normal personality traits. Recently, a 92-item inventory, the Parker Personality Measure...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Lan Hu, Ling Mu, Dahong Chen, Qi Song, Mengping Zhou, Weijuan Zhang, Jun Hou, Zhigang Li, Jun Wang, Jianhui Liu and Chengsen He
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:11
  14. Neurocognitive impairment is frequently described in a number of psychiatric disorders and may be a direct consequence of serotonergic dysfunction. As impairments in executive functions are some of the most fr...

    Authors: Peter Gallagher, Anna E Massey, Allan H Young and R Hamish McAllister-Williams
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:10
  15. Prospective memory (PM), the act of remembering that something has to be done in the future without any explicit prompting to recall, provides a useful framework with which to examine problems in internal-sour...

    Authors: Brita Elvevåg, Elizabeth A Maylor and Abigail L Gilbert
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:9
  16. Bipolar disorder is a lifelong episodic condition characterized by mood swings between mania and depression. Several lines of evidence suggest that serotonin is likely to play a pivotal role in the pathophysio...

    Authors: Shahin Akhondzadeh, Hassan Mohajari, Mohammad Reza Mohammadi and Homayoun Amini
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:7
  17. We aimed at studying the seasonal changes in mood and behaviour, the distribution of hospital admissions by season, and the persistence of the circadian type in twins with bipolar disorder and their healthy co...

    Authors: Reeta Hakkarainen, Carolina Johansson, Tuula Kieseppä, Timo Partonen, Markku Koskenvuo, Jaakko Kaprio and Jouko Lönnqvist
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:6
  18. Low levels of light exposure at critical times are thought to cause seasonal affective disorder. Investigators, in studies demonstrating the usefulness of bright light therapy, also have implicated light's rol...

    Authors: Emily J Wang, Daniel F Kripke, Martin T Stein and Barbara L Parry
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:5
  19. Lithium-induced thyroid abnormalities have been documented in many studies. They may occur despite normal plasma lithium levels. The objectives of this study were: 1) to determine possible relationship between...

    Authors: Seyed-Ali Ahmadi-Abhari, Padideh Ghaeli, Fanak Fahimi, Fatemeh Esfahanian, Hasan Farsam, Ahmad Reza Dehpour, Issa Jahanzad, Zinat-Nadya Hatmi and Simin Dashti
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:4
  20. Several studies have reported alterations in finger and a-b ridge counts, and their derived measures of asymmetry, in schizophrenia compared to controls. Because ridges are fully formed by the end of the second t...

    Authors: Sukanta Saha, Danuta Loesch, David Chant, Joy Welham, Ossama El-Saadi, Lourdes Fañanás, Bryan Mowry and John McGrath
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:3
  21. The Major Depression Inventory (MDI) is a brief self-rating scale for the assessment of depression. It is reported to be valid because it is based on the universe of symptoms of DSM-IV and ICD-10 depression. T...

    Authors: KN Fountoulakis, A Iacovides, S Kleanthous, S Samolis, K Gougoulias, I Tsiptsios, GS Kaprinis and P Bech
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:2
  22. Agitated or violent patients constitute 10% of all emergency psychiatric treatment. Management guidelines, the preferred treatment of clinicians and clinical practice all differ. Systematic reviews show that a...

    Authors: Gisele Huf, Evandro SF Coutinho and Clive E Adams
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2002 2:11
  23. The International Personality Disorders Examination (IPDE) constitutes the proposal of the WHO for the reliable diagnosis of personality disorders (PD). The IPDE assesses pathological personality and is compat...

    Authors: KN Fountoulakis, A Iacovides, Ch Ioannidou, F Bascialla, I Nimatoudis, G Kaprinis, A Janca and A Dahl
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2002 2:6
  24. Psychosocial Primary Care (PPC) is a model of service delivery for patients with mental disorders and psychosocial problems which was established in Germany in 1987. This study was performed as part of the eva...

    Authors: Kurt Fritzsche, Ulrike Armbruster, Armin Hartmann and Michael Wirsching
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2002 2:5
  25. The medical management of aggressive and violent behaviour is a critical situation for which there is little evidence. In order to prepare for a randomised trial, due to start in the psychiatric emergency room...

    Authors: Gisele Huf, Evandro da Silva Freire Coutinho, Hugo M Fagundes Jr, Edmar S Oliveira, Jose Ramon RA Lopez, Marcio Gewandszajder, Andreia da Luz Carvalho, Alexandre Keusen and Clive E Adams
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2002 2:4
  26. Poor data exist on the influence of psychosocial variables on the female/male ratio of depression because of the small number of cases and the resulting limited numbers of variables available for investigation...

    Authors: Karin Gutiérrez-Lobos, Michael Scherer, Peter Anderer and Heinz Katschnig
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2002 2:3
  27. Recent electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) efficacy studies of right unilateral (RUL) ECT may not apply to real life clinics with a wide range of patients with major depressive episodes.

    Authors: Pertti Heikman, Heikki Katila, Seppo Sarna, Kristian Wahlbeck and Kimmo Kuoppasalmi
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2002 2:2
  28. Prefrontal repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has been used to induce side-specific mood changes in volunteers and patients. To clarify inconsistencies between reports that used different stim...

    Authors: Jenny Jenkins, Polash M Shajahan, Julia M Lappin and Klaus P Ebmeier
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2002 2:1
  29. In order to compare the effectiveness of different antipsychotic drugs in the treatment of schizophrenia it is very important to evaluate subjective response and compliance in patient cohorts treated according...

    Authors: Ignacio García-Cabeza, Juan-Carlos Gómez, Jose A Sacristán, Eric Edgell and Manuel González de Chavez
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2001 1:7
  30. The current study aimed to assess the reliability, validity and psychometric properties of the Greek translation of the Zung Depression Rating Scale (ZDRS).

    Authors: Konstantinos N Fountoulakis, Apostolos lacovides, Stavros Samolis, Soula Kleanthous, Stergios G Kaprinis, George St Kaprinis and Per Bech
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2001 1:6
  31. Out of 1705 patients hospitalised for various reasons in the 3rd Internal Medicine Department of the Regional General Hospital of Nikaea, in Piraeus, 146(8,5%) persons were admitted for drug intoxication between ...

    Authors: Charalambos Tountas, Alexios Sotiropoulos, Stathis A Skliros, Vasiliki Kotsini, Theodoros A Peppas, Elias Tamvakos and Stavros Pappas
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2001 1:4
  32. The aim of the current study was to assess the reliability, validity and psychometric properties of the Greek translation of the Center for Epidemiological Studies- Depression Scale (CES-D).

    Authors: Konstantinos Fountoulakis, Apostolos Iacovides, Soula Kleanthous, Stavros Samolis, Stergious G Kaprinis, Konstantinos Sitzoglou, George St Kaprinis and Per Bech
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2001 1:3
  33. It is possible that psychopathological differences exist between the restricting and bulimic forms of anorexia nervosa. We investigated localized differences of brain blood flow of anorexia nervosa patients us...

    Authors: Tetsuro Naruo, Yoshiaki Nakabeppu, Daisuke Deguchi, Nobuatsu Nagai, Junko Tsutsui, Masayuki Nakajo and Shin-ichi Nozoe
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2001 1:2
  34. The human NOTCH4 gene is a candidate gene for schizophrenia due to its chromosomal location and neurobiological roles. In a British linkage study, NOTCH4 gene polymorphisms were highly associated with schizoph...

    Authors: Koubun Imai, Shoji Harada, Yoichi Kawanishi, Hirokazu Tachikawa, Takehito Okubo and Toshihito Suzuki
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2001 1:1

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