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  1. Erotomania, also known as “de Clérambault’s Syndrome”, is a psychiatric syndrome characterized by the delusional belief that one is loved by another person of, generally of a higher social status. Erotomania h...

    Authors: Maria Teresa Tavares Rodrigues Tomaz Valadas and Lucilia Eduarda Abrantes Bravo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:516

    Content type: Case report

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  2. Prevention of violence due to severe mental disorders in psychiatric hospitals may require intrusive, restrictive and coercive therapeutic practices. Research concerning appropriate use of such interventions i...

    Authors: Harry G. Kennedy, Ronan Mullaney, Paul McKenna, John Thompson, David Timmons, Pauline Gill, Owen P. O’Sullivan, Paul Braham, Dearbhla Duffy, Anthony Kearns, Sally Linehan, Damian Mohan, Stephen Monks, Lisa McLoughlin, Paul O’Connell, Conor O’Neill…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:515

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Bereavement is the experience of an individual following the death of a person of significance to the individual, most often referring to the spouse. Increased morbidity, health care utilization, and mortality...

    Authors: Zhuo Chen, Jiahui Ying, Justin Ingles, Donglan Zhang, Janani Rajbhandari-Thapa, Ruoxi Wang, Kerstin Gerst Emerson and Zhanchun Feng

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:514

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Parenting programmes aim to alleviate behavioural problems in children, including conduct disorder. This study was part of a multi-phase mixed-methods project seeking to extend the reach of parenting programme...

    Authors: Kathy McKay, Eilis Kennedy, Rob Senior, Stephen Scott, Jonathan Hill, Moira Doolan, Matt Woolgar, Siofra Peeren and Bridget Young

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:513

    Content type: Research article

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  5. To protect and maintain the positivity of self-concept, normal people usually show a self-serving bias (internal attribution of positive events and external attribution of negative events) by the motives of se...

    Authors: Yifan Wang, Li Zheng, Chenggong Wang and Xiuyan Guo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:512

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:539

  6. Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a distressing psychiatric disorder. Traumas may trigger or aggravate OCD symptoms. COVID-19 pandemic has coursed a global crisis and has been associated with onset of psy...

    Authors: J. B. Nissen, D.R.M.A. Højgaard and P. H. Thomsen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:511

    Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: Youdiil Ophinni, Adrian, Kristiana Siste, Martina Wiwie, Gina Anindyajati, Enjeline Hanafi, Reza Damayanti and Yoshitake Hayashi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:510

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:255

  8. The WHO reports that anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders worldwide. Most people who experience such events recover from it; however, people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) continu...

    Authors: Mohammad Marie, Sana SaadAdeen and Maher Battat

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:509

    Content type: Research article

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  9. People with severe mental illness (SMI) living in supported housing (SH) struggle in everyday life and we currently lack a comprehensive body of knowledge concerning how the residents experience their day. Thi...

    Authors: Carina Tjörnstrand, Mona Eklund, Ulrika Bejerholm, Elisabeth Argentzell and David Brunt

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:508

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a severe disorder, for which genetic evidence suggests psychiatric as well as metabolic origins. AN has high somatic and psychiatric comorbidities, broad impact on quality of life, and...

    Authors: Maria Seidel, Stefan Ehrlich, Lauren Breithaupt, Elisabeth Welch, Camilla Wiklund, Christopher Hübel, Laura M. Thornton, Androula Savva, Bengt T. Fundin, Jessica Pege, Annelie Billger, Afrouz Abbaspour, Martin Schaefer, Ilka Boehm, Johan Zvrskovec, Emilie Vangsgaard Rosager…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:507

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. Major depressive disorder represents (MDD) a major cause of disability and disease burden. Beside antidepressant medication, psychotherapy is a key approach of treatment. Schema therapy has been shown to be ef...

    Authors: Johannes Kopf-Beck, Petra Zimmermann, Samy Egli, Martin Rein, Nils Kappelmann, Julia Fietz, Jeanette Tamm, Katharina Rek, Susanne Lucae, Anna-Katharine Brem, Philipp Sämann, Leonhard Schilbach and Martin E. Keck

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:506

    Content type: Study protocol

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  12. Teams delivering crisis resolution services for people with dementia and their carers provide short-term interventions to prevent admission to acute care settings. There is great variation in these services ac...

    Authors: Jennifer Yates, Miriam Stanyon, David Challis, Donna Maria Coleston-Shields, Tom Dening, Juanita Hoe, Kaanthan Jawahar, Brynmor Lloyd-Evans, Esme Moniz-Cook, Fiona Poland, Amy Streater, Emma Trigg and Martin Orrell

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:505

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The Opening Minds Stigma Scale for Health Care Providers (OMS-HC) is a widely used questionnaire to measure the stigmatising attitudes of healthcare providers towards patients with mental health problems. The ...

    Authors: Dorottya Őri, Sándor Rózsa, Péter Szocsics, Lajos Simon, György Purebl and Zsuzsa Győrffy

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:504

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Information regarding the distribution of evidence grades in psychiatry and psychotherapy guidelines is lacking. Based on the German evidence- and consensus- based (S3) psychiatry and psychotherapy and the Sco...

    Authors: Lisa Löhrs, Mirjam Handrack, Ina Kopp, Frank Jessen, Elias Wagner, Peter Falkai, Astrid Röh, Wolfgang Strube and Alkomiet Hasan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:503

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a major neurodevelopmental disorder with heterogeneous symptoms, subtypes, and cognitive deficits. Cognitive deficits are central to ADHD pathophysiology and ...

    Authors: Parviz Molavi, Mehriar Nadermohammadi, Habibeh Salvat Ghojehbeiglou, Carmelo M. Vicario, Michael A. Nitsche and Mohammad Ali Salehinejad

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:502

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Childhood trauma and over-general autobiographical memory (OGM) are crucial risk factors of suicide. This study aimed to investigate whether suicidal ideation was predicted by one’s childhood trauma and OGM an...

    Authors: Wen Jiang, Guangtao Hu, Jingxuan Zhang, Ken Chen, Dongni Fan and Zhengzhi Feng

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:501

    Content type: Research article

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  17. In the absence of a cure or effective treatment for dementia, attention has shifted towards identifying risk factors for prevention. Subjective Cognitive Decline (SCD) describes self-perceived worsening of cog...

    Authors: Marco Schlosser, Harriet Demnitz-King, Tim Whitfield, Miranka Wirth and Natalie L. Marchant

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:500

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The 5-hydroxytryptamine 1B receptor (5-HT1B) plays an essential role in the serotonin (5-HT) system and is widely involved in a variety of brain activities. HTR1B is the gene encoding 5-HT1B. Genome-wide associat...

    Authors: Xi Xia, Mei Ding, Jin-feng Xuan, Jia-xin Xing, Jun Yao, Xue Wu and Bao-jie Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:499

    Content type: Research article

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  19. This study aimed to screen cardiovascular patients for depressive symptoms at a tertiary centre in Trinidad and Tobago; and to determine any significant associations amongst patients’ demographics, comorbiditi...

    Authors: Naveen Seecheran, Cathy-Lee Jagdeo, Rajeev Seecheran, Valmiki Seecheran, Sangeeta Persad, Lakshmipatty Peram, Matthew Evans, Justine Edwards, Sheri Thackoorcharan, Britney Davis, Shari Davis, Barbrianna Dawkins, Anisha Dayaram, Michelle De Freitas, Tsarina Deonarinesingh, Jiovanna Dhanai…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:498

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Treatment recommendations suggest that suicidal ideation will decrease following successful psychotherapy for depression. However, findings from the empirical research are equivocal in this regard. It is possi...

    Authors: Renee A. Schneider, Shih Yin Chen, Anita Lungu and Joseph R. Grasso

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:497

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Delirium is a common complication in elderly patients with total hip arthroplasty (THA) for hip fracture. The mechanism of postoperative delirium (POD) is associated with the neuroinflammatory process. The aim...

    Authors: Rui He, Fei Wang, Huarui Shen, Yong Zeng and LijuanZhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:496

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Evidence from observational studies suggests an association between anxiety disorders and anorexia nervosa (AN), but causal inference is complicated by the potential for confounding in these studies. We triang...

    Authors: E. Caitlin Lloyd, Hannah M. Sallis, Bas Verplanken, Anne M. Haase and Marcus R. Munafò

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:495

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Novel corona virus, named COVID-19, has spread rapidly to other countries like Italy, Iran and South Korea and affected all people, especially health-care providers. Therefore, due to the rapid spread of the d...

    Authors: Azizeh Alizadeh, Hamid Reza Khankeh, Mohammad Barati, Yazdan Ahmadi, Arash Hadian and Maryam Azizi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:494

    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: Getaneh Tesfaye, Demeke Demlew, Meseret G/tsadik, Fikreselam Habte, Gebeyaw Molla, Yohannes Kifle and Gebreslassie Gebreegziabhier

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:493

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:337

  25. Cognitive tests currently used in healthcare and research settings do not account for bias in performance that arises due to cultural context. At present there are no universally accepted steps or minimum crit...

    Authors: Waquas Waheed, Nadine Mirza, Muhammed Wali Waheed, Abid Malik and Maria Panagioti

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:492

    Content type: Research article

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  26. COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented health and economic impact. Psychological stress, anxiety and depression are affecting not only COVID-19 patients but also health professionals, and general populati...

    Authors: Dhan Bahadur Shrestha, Bikash Bikram Thapa, Nagendra Katuwal, Bikal Shrestha, Chiranjibi Pant, Bina Basnet, Pankaj Mandal, Amol Gurung, Ankita Agrawal and Ramhari Rouniyar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:491

    Content type: Research article

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  27. A number of studies have explored the association between depression and ghrelin, leptin, and cortisol; further, postprandial C-peptide levels have a therapeutic effect on type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Howe...

    Authors: Yu Ming Sang, Li Jun Wang, Hong Xian Mao, Xue Yong Lou, Yi Jun Zhu and Yue Hua Zhu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:490

    Content type: Research article

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  28. COVID-19 infection is a new disease that infects a large number of people, killing a ratio of whom every day in the world. Healthcare staff, especially nurses, experience a great deal of psychological distress...

    Authors: Nasrin Galehdar, Aziz Kamran, Tahereh Toulabi and Heshmatolah Heydari

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:489

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Bipolar disorder (BPD) is a common mood disorder that is often goes misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. Recently, machine learning techniques have been combined with neuroimaging methods to aid in the diagnosis of BP...

    Authors: Hao Li, Liqian Cui, Liping Cao, Yizhi Zhang, Yueheng Liu, Wenhao Deng and Wenjin Zhou

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:488

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training teaches community members how to provide initial support to someone with a mental health problem. Key gaps in the evidence base supporting the training are the longevity...

    Authors: Amy J. Morgan, Julie-Anne A. Fischer, Laura M. Hart, Claire M. Kelly, Betty A. Kitchener, Nicola J. Reavley, Marie B. H. Yap and Anthony F. Jorm

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:487

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Psychiatric disorders and ocular neurovascular diseases may share a similar pathophysiological route of vascular structures or neurological changes. The aim of this study is to investigate the association betw...

    Authors: Chun-Hao Liu, Eugene Yu-Chuan Kang, Yu-Hsiang Lin, Wei-Chi Wu, Zhuo-Hao Liu, Chang-Fu Kuo, Chi-Chun Lai and Yih-Shiou Hwang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:486

    Content type: Research article

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  32. To assess the safety and efficacy of long-term administration of guanfacine extended-release (GXR) in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

    Authors: Akira Iwanami, Kazuhiko Saito, Masakazu Fujiwara, Daiki Okutsu and Hironobu Ichikawa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:485

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The 7-item Gaming Addiction Scale (GAS) has been used as a screening tool for addictive game use worldwide, and this study aimed to examine its psychometric properties and measurement invariance among college ...

    Authors: Yujie Liu, Qian Wang, Min Jou, Baohong Wang, Yang An and Zifan Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:484

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Global 12-month psychosis prevalence is estimated at roughly 0.4%, although prevalence of antipsychotic use in the U.S. is estimated at roughly 1.7%. Antipsychotics are frequently prescribed for off label uses...

    Authors: Jeff A. Dennis, Lisaann S. Gittner, J. Drew Payne and Kenneth Nugent

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:483

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Isolated REM sleep without atonia (RSWA) as a main polysomnograhic feature of REM sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) is thought to be a prodromal or subclinical state of the disease. RSWA/RBD occurence in psychiat...

    Authors: Jitka Bušková, Eva Miletínová, Monika Kliková, Martin Bareš, Tomáš Novák, Jiřina Kosová, Pavla Stopková and Jana Kopřivová

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:482

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Depression affects approximately 7.1% of the United States population every year and has an annual economic burden of over $210 billion dollars. Several recent studies have sought to investigate the pathophysi...

    Authors: Avery D. Franzen, Tukiet T. Lam, Kenneth R. Williams, Angus C. Nairn, Ronald S. Duman, Monica Sathyanesan, Vikas Kumar, Linda L. Carpenter and Samuel S. Newton

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:481

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) is one of the most commonly used instruments to assess mental disorders. However, research on its cross-cultural measurement invariance is not yet sufficient. This study ...

    Authors: Yan Zhou, Jing Xu and Winfried Rief

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:480

    Content type: Research article

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  38. The high place phenomenon, that is, a sudden urge to jump when in a high place, is an experience known to many people, that has rarely been studied. The present study aimed to assess the prevalence of the high...

    Authors: Tobias Teismann, Julia Brailovskaia, Svenja Schaumburg and André Wannemüller

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:478

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) have a high suicide risk. Some evidence suggests that uric acid (UA) may be involved in the pathophysiology of MDD. The purpose of this study was to evaluate wh...

    Authors: Jing-Xu Chen, Jun-Hui Feng, Li-Gang Zhang, Yan Liu, Fu-De Yang, Shao-Li Wang, Yun-Long Tan and Yun-Ai Su

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:477

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Recent research has highlighted that patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) could experience symptomatic remissions. This led to the production of guidelines concerning the most appropriate care. ...

    Authors: Cécile Cases, Stéphanie Lafont Rapnouil, Adeline Gallini, Christophe Arbus and Juliette Salles

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:476

    Content type: Research article

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  41. To assess the reliability and validity of Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) for patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) and to assess the feasibility of its use in psychiatric hospitals in China.

    Authors: Yue Sun, Zhaoyan Fu, Qijing Bo, Zhen Mao, Xin Ma and Chuanyue Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:474

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Delayed Post Hypoxic Leukoencephalopathy (DPHL) is a syndrome that occurs after hypoxia, and can present with a variety of neuropsychiatric symptoms, including catatonia and paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivit...

    Authors: Dallas Wolfgang Hamlin, Nuzhat Hussain and Aum Pathare

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:473

    Content type: Case report

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  43. Since the 1990s, families from the ecologically hostile mountainous southern areas of Ningxia Province, China, have been migrating to the northern areas of the province. This study compared the prevalence of b...

    Authors: Jian-Qun Fang, Yan-rong Wang, Yun-Yun Du, Guo-Li Yan, Fu-Li Ma, Yan-Qiu Liu, Wen-Xi Sun, Shi-Qi Chen, Li-Ping Feng, Jia Wei, Hao Liu, Jing Hu and Zhao-Xia Zhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:472

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Depressive illness is associated with significant adverse consequences for patients and their families, and for society. Clinical challenges are encountered in the management of patients suffering from depress...

    Authors: Allan H. Young, Mario F. Juruena, Renske De Zwaef and Koen Demyttenaere

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:471

    Content type: Study protocol

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  45. Some aggressive acts committed by individuals with psychotic spectrum disorders (PSD) are understandable in the context of interpersonal conflict or goal attainment, yet others are unpredictable, arising from ...

    Authors: Anette GM Johansson, Malin Källman, Lennart Högman, Marianne Kristiansson, Håkan Fischer and Sven Bölte

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:470

    Content type: Research article

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  46. A new inpatient care model has been developed in the Netherlands: High and Intensive Care (HIC). The purpose of HIC is to improve quality of inpatient mental healthcare and to reduce coercion.

    Authors: A. L. Van Melle, E. O. Noorthoorn, G. A. M. Widdershoven, C. L. Mulder and Y. Voskes

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:469

    Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: Emily C. Baron, Sujit D. Rathod, Charlotte Hanlon, Martin Prince, Abebaw Fedaku, Fred Kigozi, Mark Jordans, Nagendra P. Luitel, Girmay Medhin, Vaibhav Murhar, Juliet Nakku, Vikram Patel, Inge Petersen, One Selohilwe, Rahul Shidhaye, Joshua Ssebunnya…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:467

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:61

  48. The Obsessive Compulsive Drug Use Scale (OCDUS) measures the overall craving level within a period from a multidimensional perspective. However, no studies have addressed the validity of the new OCDUS factor s...

    Authors: Hengfen Gong, Yingying Zhang, Qihuan Ren, Zhirong Zhou, Huijing Zhou, Xirong Sun, Chencheng Zhang, Valerie Voon, Min Zhao and Shunying Yu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:465

    Content type: Research article

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