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  1. Research article

    Only a small proportion of patients with first episode psychosis come via prodromal services: a retrospective survey of a large UK mental health programme

    Little is known about patients with a first episode of psychosis (FEP) who had first presented to prodromal services with an “at risk mental state” (ARMS) before making the transition to psychosis. We set out ...

    Olesya Ajnakina, Craig Morgan, Charlotte Gayer-Anderson, Sherifat Oduola, François Bourque, Sally Bramley, Jessica Williamson, James H. MacCabe, Paola Dazzan, Robin M. Murray and Anthony S. David

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:308

    Published on: 25 August 2017

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    Randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effects of personalized prediction and adaptation tools on treatment outcome in outpatient psychotherapy: study protocol

    Psychotherapy is successful for the majority of patients, but not for every patient. Hence, further knowledge is needed on how treatments should be adapted for those who do not profit or deteriorate. In the la...

    Wolfgang Lutz, Dirk Zimmermann, Viola N. L. S. Müller, Anne-Katharina Deisenhofer and Julian A. Rubel

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:306

    Published on: 24 August 2017

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    The safety and tolerability of cariprazine in long-term treatment of schizophrenia: a post hoc pooled analysis

    Schizophrenia is a chronic and debilitating neuropsychiatric disorder that often requires long-term pharmacotherapy to manage symptoms and prevent relapse. Cariprazine is a potent dopamine D3 and D2 receptor part...

    Henry A. Nasrallah, Willie Earley, Andrew J. Cutler, Yao Wang, Kaifeng Lu, István Laszlovszky, György Németh and Suresh Durgam

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:305

    Published on: 24 August 2017

  4. Research article

    Re-development of mental health first aid guidelines for supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who are engaging in non-suicidal self-injury

    Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) disproportionally affects Indigenous Australians. Friends, family and frontline workers (for example, teachers, youth workers) are often best positioned to provide initial assis...

    Gregory Armstrong, Natalie Ironfield, Claire M. Kelly, Katrina Dart, Kerry Arabena, Kathy Bond and Anthony F. Jorm

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:300

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  5. Research article

    Trends in the prescription of benzodiazepines for the elderly in Korea

    This study examined trends in the prescription of benzodiazepines for the elderly (age over 65 years) in Korea, a country with a higher level of spending on pharmaceuticals compared to that in other Organizati...

    Soo-Hee Hwang, Seungjin Han, Hyojung Choi, Choonseon Park, Sun Min Kim and Tae Hyun Kim

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:303

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  6. Research article

    Physical activity and quality of life in long-term hospitalized patients with severe mental illness: a cross-sectional study

    Increasing physical activity in patients with severe mental illness is believed to have positive effects on physical health, psychiatric symptoms and as well quality of life. Till now, little is known about th...

    Jeroen Deenik, Frank Kruisdijk, Diederik Tenback, Annemarie Braakman-Jansen, Erik Taal, Marijke Hopman-Rock, Aartjan Beekman, Erwin Tak, Ingrid Hendriksen and Peter van Harten

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:298

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  7. Research article

    Effectiveness of online and mobile telephone applications (‘apps’) for the self-management of suicidal ideation and self-harm: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Online and mobile telephone applications (‘apps’) have the potential to improve the scalability of effective interventions for suicidal ideation and self-harm. The aim of this review was therefore to investiga...

    Katrina Witt, Matthew J. Spittal, Gregory Carter, Jane Pirkis, Sarah Hetrick, Dianne Currier, Jo Robinson and Allison Milner

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:297

    Published on: 15 August 2017

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    Violence and depression among men who have sex with men in Tanzania

    Men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to be at an increased risk of Violence, HIV transmission and Mental Disorders such as depression on top of many other bio-psycho-socio challenges they face as a result ...

    Lucy R. Mgopa, Jessie Mbwambo, Samuel Likindikoki and Pedro Pallangyo

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:296

    Published on: 15 August 2017

  9. Research article

    Utility of the PHQ-9 to identify major depressive disorder in adult patients in Spanish primary care centres

    The prevalence of major depressive disorder (MDD) in Spanish primary care (PC) centres is high. However, MDD is frequently underdiagnosed and consequently only some patients receive the appropriate treatment. ...

    Roger Muñoz-Navarro, Antonio Cano-Vindel, Leonardo Adrián Medrano, Florian Schmitz, Paloma Ruiz-Rodríguez, Carmen Abellán-Maeso, Maria Antonia Font-Payeras and Ana María Hermosilla-Pasamar

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:291

    Published on: 9 August 2017

  10. Study protocol

    Detection of domestic violence by community mental health teams: a multi-center, cluster randomized controlled trial

    Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) is associated with a range of psychosocial and mental health problems. Having a psychiatric illness increases likelihood of being a victim of DVA. Despite the evidence of a hi...

    Roos E. Ruijne, Louise M. Howard, Kylee Trevillion, Femke E. Jongejan, Carlo Garofalo, Stefan Bogaerts, Cornelis L. Mulder and Astrid M. Kamperman

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:288

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  11. Research article

    Correct recognition and continuum belief of mental disorders in a nursing student population

    The current study aimed to explore the correct recognition of mental disorders across dementia, alcohol abuse, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), schizophrenia and depression, along with its correlates in a ...

    Lee Seng Esmond Seow, Boon Yiang Chua, Huiting Xie, Jia Wang, Hui Lin Ong, Edimansyah Abdin, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:289

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  12. Research article

    Characteristic distribution of the total and individual item scores on the Kessler Screening Scale for Psychological Distress (K6) in US adults

    The distributional pattern of total scores on depression screening scales in the general population has not been well studied. Recent studies suggest that the total scores on depression screening scales follow...

    Shinichiro Tomitaka, Yohei Kawasaki, Kazuki Ide, Maiko Akutagawa, Hiroshi Yamada, Yutaka Ono and Toshiaki A. Furukawa

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:290

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  13. Research article

    The effect of youth assertive community treatment: a systematic PRISMA review

    During the past decades deinstitutionalisation policies have led to a transition from inpatient towards community mental health care. Many European countries implement Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) as an...

    Richard Vijverberg, Robert Ferdinand, Aartjan Beekman and Berno van Meijel

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:284

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  14. Research article

    Success/failure condition influences attribution of control, negative affect, and shame among patients with depression in Singapore

    There remains a paucity of research on control attribution and depression within Asian populations. This study examines: (1) Success/Failure condition as a moderator between depression and negative affect or s...

    Si-Ning Yeo, Hani Zainal, Catherine S. Tang, Eddie M. Tong, Cyrus S. Ho and Roger C. Ho

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:285

    Published on: 2 August 2017

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