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  1. Approximately one out of every three people in Germany who meets the diagnostic criteria for major depression has contact with mental health services. Therefore, according to treatment guidelines, two thirds o...

    Authors: Anna Katharina Reinhold, Julia Louise Magaard and Anna Levke Brütt

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:68

    Content type: Study protocol

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  2. The purpose of this study was to examine if satisfaction with care differs among older trauma patients with and without preexisting mental illness (PMI+/PMI-).

    Authors: Constance McGraw, Jennifer Pekarek, Diane Redmond, Rebecca Vogel, Allen Tanner II and David Bar-Or

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:67

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a mental health crisis around the world. The psychological health of college students also faces great challenges. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and the relate...

    Authors: Mingli Yu, Fangqiong Tian, Qi Cui and Hui Wu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:66

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  4. Despite an increasing number of smartphone apps, such therapeutic tools have not yet consistently demonstrated their efficacy and many suffer from low retention rates. To ensure the development of efficient ap...

    Authors: Marie-Camille Patoz, Diego Hidalgo-Mazzei, Olivier Blanc, Norma Verdolini, Isabella Pacchiarotti, Andrea Murru, Laurent Zukerwar, Eduard Vieta, Pierre-Michel Llorca and Ludovic Samalin

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:65

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  5. Major depressive disorders rank in the top ten causes of ill health in all but four countries worldwide and are the leading cause of years lived with disability in Europe (WHO). Recent research suggests that n...

    Authors: Louise Emsell, Maarten Laroy, Margot Van Cauwenberge, Thomas Vande Casteele, Kristof Vansteelandt, Koen Van Laere, Stefan Sunaert, Jan Van den Stock, Filip Bouckaert and Mathieu Vandenbulcke

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:64

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  6. We aimed to investigate whether females with psychosexual disorders were associated with the risk of affective and other psychiatric disorders. A total of 2240 enrolled individuals, with 560 patients with psyc...

    Authors: Iau-Jin Lin, Nian-Sheng Tzeng, Chi-Hsiang Chung and Wu-Chien Chien

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:63

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Currently, there is increasing awareness of suicide-related behaviors. Mental health services are a key location for assisting people with suicide-related behaviors. However, few studies focused on the evaluat...

    Authors: Xi Fu, Jiaxin Yang, Xiaoli Liao, Yidong Shen, Jianjun Ou, Yamin Li and Runsen Chen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:62

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Patients with mental illness report lower quality of life (QoL) compared to the general population. Prior research has found several differences in clinical features and experiences of male and female patients...

    Authors: Saleha Shafie, Ellaisha Samari, Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Edimansyah Abdin, Sherilyn Chang, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:61

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The diagnostic system is fundamental to any health discipline, including mental health, as it defines mental illness and helps inform possible treatment and prognosis. Thus, the procedure to estimate the relia...

    Authors: Chandril Chandan Ghosh, Duncan McVicar, Gavin Davidson and Ciaran Shannon

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:60

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Experiencing natural disasters is associated with common mental disorders including major depressive disorder (MDD). However, the latent structure of MDD is widely debated, and few studies tested the MDD facto...

    Authors: Yajie Bi, Li Wang, Chengqi Cao, Ruojiao Fang, Gen Li, Ping Liu, Shu Luo, Haibo Yang and Brian J. Hall

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:59

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  11. Despite the substantial burden of caring schizophrenic patients, primary caregivers can also experience posttraumatic growth (PTG) which may buffer their negative experience. Influencing factors of PTG and the...

    Authors: Chen Wu, Yaping Liu, Songcui Ma, Guojian Jing, Wei Zhou, Lei Qu, Zitong Wang, Mei Cheng and Yulong Wu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:58

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Although epidemiological and genetic studies have provided scientific evidence that places schizophrenia into the framework of early neurodevelopmental disorders, the psycho-behavioral characteristics of child...

    Authors: Yukiko Hamasaki, Takao Nakayama, Takatoshi Hikida and Toshiya Murai

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:57

    Content type: Research article

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  13. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Yuchen Ying, Liemin Ruan, Fanqian Kong, Binbin Zhu, Yunxin Ji and Zhongze Lou

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:56

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:379

  14. The aims of this study were to explore to explore the viewpoints of parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and professionals regarding the implementation of screening programs for ASD, to exp...

    Authors: Hassan Shahrokhi, Akbar Ghiasi, Kamal Gholipour, Leila Mehdizadeh Fanid, Hamid Reza Shamekhi and Shabnam Iezadi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:55

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  15. Evidence concerning the association between body mass index (BMI) and cognitive function among older people is inconsistent. This study aimed to investigate gender and age as moderators in association between ...

    Authors: Yemin Yuan, Jie Li, Nan Zhang, Peipei Fu, Zhengyue Jing, Caiting Yu, Dan Zhao, Wenting Hao and Chengchao Zhou

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:54

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  16. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Sei Yon Sohn, Philippa Rees, Bethany Wildridge, Nicola J. Kalk and Ben Carter

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:52

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:356

  17. People with severe mental disorders are more likely to engage in high-risk sexual behaviors. As a result of these high-risk behaviors, they might contract sexually transmitted infections and become pregnant un...

    Authors: Daniel Ayelegne Gebeyehu and Missaye Mulatie

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:51

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Major depressive disorder and associated mood syndromes are amongst the most common psychiatric disorders. To date, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is considered the most effective short-term treatment for pat...

    Authors: Fangyue Chen, Emad Sidhom, Sharon Yang, Eladia Ruiz-Mendoza and Julius Essem

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:50

    Content type: Case report

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  19. Corona virus epidemic may be acts as a stressor or trauma that affects both physical health and mental health. People exhibited various reactive behaviors to confront with this stressful situation. In Iran, on...

    Authors: Ali Reza Estedlal, Arash Mani, Hossein Molavi Vardanjani, Mahsa Kamali, Leila Zarei, Seyed Taghi Heydari and Kamran Bagheri Lankarani

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:49

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is one of the most reported diagnoses in psychiatry, but there is some discrepancy between the cases identified in community studies and those identified in tertiary care. Th...

    Authors: Antonio Preti, Roberto Demontis, Giulia Cossu, Goce Kalcev, Federico Cabras, Maria Francesca Moro, Ferdinando Romano, Matteo Balestrieri, Filippo Caraci, Liliana Dell’Osso, Guido Di Sciascio, Filippo Drago, Maria Carolina Hardoy, Rita Roncone, Carlo Faravelli, Cesar Ivan Aviles Gonzalez…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:48

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  21. People with serious mental illness (SMI) have significantly worse surgical outcomes compared to the general population. There are many contributing factors to this complex issue, however consideration of the s...

    Authors: Kate E. McBride, Michael J. Solomon, Tim Lambert, Sarah O’Shannassy, Catherine Yates, Jemima Isbester and Nick Glozier

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:47

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Video gaming is a promising intervention for cognitive and social impairment in patients with schizophrenia. A number of gaming interventions have been evaluated in small-scale studies with various patient gro...

    Authors: Maritta Välimäki, Min Yang, Yuen Ting Joyce Lam, Tella Lantta, Matias Palva, Satu Palva, Benjamin Yee, Siu Hung Yip, Kin-sun Dan Yu, Hing Chiu Charles Chang, Po Yee Ivy Cheng and Daniel Bressington

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:46

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  23. Residential mobility during childhood increases risk of psychopathology in adulthood and is a common experience among Chinese children. This study investigated associations between number and age of first move...

    Authors: Yingzhe Zhang, Jeremy Coid, Xiang Liu, Yamin Zhang, Huan Sun, Xiaojing Li, Wanjie Tang, Qiang Wang, Wei Deng, Liansheng Zhao, Xiaohong Ma, Yajing Meng, Mingli Li, Huiyao Wang, Ting Chen, Qiuyue Lv…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:45

    Content type: Research article

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  24. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Ragnar Urheim, Tom Palmstierna, Knut Rypdal, Rolf Gjestad, Mette Senneseth and Arnstein Mykletun

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:44

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:200

  25. Mental health care systems have been dramatically affected by COVID-19. Containment measures have been imposed, with negative consequences on population mental health. Therefore, an increase in both symptomato...

    Authors: Nerea Almeda, Carlos García-Alonso and Luis Salvador-Carulla

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:43

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  26. Sleep disturbances have been reported in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) patients, with heterogeneous results. The aim of our study was to assess sleep function in OCD and to investigate the relationship b...

    Authors: Cinto Segalàs, Javier Labad, Neus Salvat-Pujol, Eva Real, Pino Alonso, Sara Bertolín, Susana Jiménez-Murcia, Carles Soriano-Mas, Carmen Monasterio, José M. Menchón and Virginia Soria

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:42

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  27. Existing therapies for depression are effective, but many patients fail to recover or relapse. To improve care for patients, more research into the effectiveness and working mechanisms of treatments is needed....

    Authors: Jacqueline G. L. A-Tjak, Nexhmedin Morina, Maurice Topper and Paul M. G. Emmelkamp

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:41

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  28. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is highly prevalent in Japan and frequently accompanied by insomnia that may persist even with MDD remission. Hypnotics are used for the pharmacological treatment of insomnia, b...

    Authors: Kentaro Yamato, Ken Inada, Minori Enomoto, Tatsuro Marumoto, Masahiro Takeshima and Kazuo Mishima

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:40

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  29. Fluid intelligence deficits affect executive functioning and social behaviors in patients with schizophrenia. To help clinicians manage fluid intelligence deficits, a psychometrically sound measure is needed. ...

    Authors: Kuan-Wei Chen, Ya-Chen Lee, Tzu-Ying Yu, Li-Jung Cheng, Chien-Yu Chao and Ching-Lin Hsieh

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:39

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  30. The traditional general practitioner-based model (community-based rehabilitation [CBR]) for Chinese schizophrenia patients lacks sufficient content, usefulness, and theoretical basis for rehabilitation. Based ...

    Authors: Qi Chen, Yueyun Sang, Lifang Ren, Jinping Wu, Yajun Chen, Menglei Zheng, Guolin Bian and Hanying Sun

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:38

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  31. Poor adherence and negative attitudes to treatment are common clinical problems when treating psychotic disorders. This study investigated how schizophrenia core symptoms and daily functioning affect treatment...

    Authors: J. Leijala, O. Kampman, J. Suvisaari and S. Eskelinen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:37

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  32. High rates of psychotropic medications are prescribed in aged care homes despite their limited effectiveness and associated adverse effects. We aim to evaluate the changes in prescription patterns for elderly ...

    Authors: Daya Ram Parajuli, Abraham Kuot, Mohammad Hamiduzzaman, Justin Gladman and Vivian Isaac

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:36

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  33. Although repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (‘TMS’) is becoming a gold standard treatment for pharmacoresistant depression, we lack neural target biomarkers for identifying who is most likely to resp...

    Authors: Leanne M. Williams, John T. Coman, Patrick C. Stetz, Nicole C. Walker, F. Andrew Kozel, Mark S. George, Jong Yoon, Laura M. Hack, Michelle R. Madore, Kelvin O. Lim, Noah S. Philip and Paul E. Holtzheimer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:35

    Content type: Study protocol

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  34. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread rapidly in China and other overseas areas, which has aroused widespread concern. The sharp increase in the number of patients has led to great psychological press...

    Authors: Xue-Hui Fang, Li Wu, Lun-Shan Lu, Xiao-Hong Kan, Hua Wang, Yan-Jun Xiong, Dong-Chun Ma and Guo-Cui Wu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:34

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  35. Social dislocations resulting from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have been prolonged, which has led to general population social suppression. The present study aimed to reveal risk factors assoc...

    Authors: Yuko Fukase, Kanako Ichikura, Hanako Murase and Hirokuni Tagaya

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:33

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  36. Bipolar disorder is the fourth most common mental health condition, affecting ~ 1% of UK adults. Lithium is an effective treatment for prevention of relapse and hospital admission, and is widely recommended as...

    Authors: Ceri Parfitt, Christopher J. Duff, Jonathan Scargill, Lewis Green, David Holland, Adrian H. Heald and Anthony A. Fryer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:32

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  37. Dissociative (conversion) disorder in children is a complex biopsychosocial disorder with high rates of medical and psychiatric comorbidities. We sought to identify the characteristics and outcomes of children...

    Authors: Zhixu Fang, Yuhang Li, Lingling Xie, Min Cheng, Jiannan Ma, Tingsong Li, Xiujuan Li and Li Jiang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:31

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  38. Psychotic experiences (PEs) are not uncommon in young people and are associated with both psychopathology and compromised global functioning. Although psychotic experiences are transient (short-lived, self-res...

    Authors: Helen Coughlan, Erin Walton-Ball, Eleanor Carey, Colm Healy, Grace O’Regan-Murphy, Aoife Nic Uidhir, Mary C. Clarke and Mary Cannon

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:30

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  39. Anxiety disorder is the most prevalent mental disorder among children and adolescents, causing significant psychosocial problems and physical health conditions. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effecti...

    Authors: Bangmin Yin, Teng Teng, Lyu Tong, Xuemei Li, Li Fan, Xinyu Zhou and Peng Xie

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:29

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:101

  40. It has been proposed that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can put women at risk for mental illness in the pregnancy and postpartum periods. While some studies have found strong support for this propositio...

    Authors: Nicole Racine, Chloe Devereaux, Jessica E. Cooke, Rachel Eirich, Jenney Zhu and Sheri Madigan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:28

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  41. This prospective longitudinal study examined and compared two measures (prospective and retrospective ones) of post-traumatic growth (PTG) following Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Transplantation (HSCT) and their res...

    Authors: Maya Corman, Marie-Thérèse Rubio, Aurélie Cabrespine, Isabelle Brindel, Jacques-Olivier Bay, Régis Peffault De La Tour and Michaël Dambrun

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:27

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  42. Despite the effectiveness of methylphenidate for treating ADHD, up to 30% of individuals with ADHD show poor responses to methylphenidate. Neuroimaging biomarkers to predict medication responses remain elusive...

    Authors: Jung-Chi Chang, Hsiang-Yuan Lin, Jinglei Lv, Wen-Yih Issac Tseng and Susan Shur-Fen Gau

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:26

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:102

  43. It is argued that Indian gender minorities displayed differential mental health problems and suicide attempts. Hence, the study was intended to understand the prevalence of anxiety, depression and suicidality ...

    Authors: Shiva S. Halli, Shajy Isac, Parinita Bhattacharjee, Sumit Dutta, B. M. Ramesh, Robert Lorway and James Blanchard

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:25

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  44. The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) module four assessment for diagnosing autism spectrum disorder in adults has shown good sensitivity and specificity in research settings.

    Authors: Marios Adamou, Sarah L. Jones and Stephanie Wetherhill

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:24

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  45. Clinical trials provide consistent evidence for buprenorphine’s efficacy in treating opioid use disorder (OUD). While the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 requires physicians to combine medication-assisted...

    Authors: Albert Yi-Que Truong, Brian Fabian Saway, Malek H. Bouzaher, Mustafa Nawroz Rasheed, Sanaz Monjazeb, Soleille Dorothy Everest, Susan Linda Giampalmo, David Hartman, Cheryl Hartman, Anita S. Kablinger and Robert L. Trestman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:23

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  46. The relationship between economic conditions and substance abuse is unclear, with few studies reporting drug-specific substance abuse. The present study examined the association between economic conditions and...

    Authors: Sunday Azagba, Lingpeng Shan, Fares Qeadan and Mark Wolfson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:22

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  47. Schizophrenia is associated with widespread cognitive impairment. The MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery (MCCB) is most frequently used to assess cognitive function. However, the MCCB test is time consuming f...

    Authors: Bochao Huang, Shangda Li, Bing Sun, Hailong lyu, Weijuan Xu, Jianping Jiao, Fen Pan, Jianbo Hu, Jinkai Chen, Yaping Chen, Manli Huang and Yi Xu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:21

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  48. Quarantine as a preventive action to reduce people’s exposure to a contagious disease has substantial psychological impact. We aimed to collect information on psychologically distressing experiences of Italian...

    Authors: Maurizio Bonati, Rita Campi, Michele Zanetti, Massimo Cartabia, Francesca Scarpellini, Antonio Clavenna and Giulia Segre

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:20

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  49. The 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has disrupted millions of lives and commerce. We investigated psychological reactions and insomnia during the COVID-19 outbreak in adults with mental health disorders (M...

    Authors: Qimeng Sun, Qingsong Qin, Maria Basta, Baixin Chen and Yun Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:19

    Content type: Research article

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