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  1. Content type: Research article

    In clinical practice, some patients diagnosed with anxiety disorder (AD) may develop bipolar disorder (BD) many years later, and some cases of AD may be cured by the use of mood stabilizers. However, the relat...

    Authors: Na Du, Ya-ling Zhou, Xu Zhang, Jing Guo and Xue-li Sun

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:351

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    In Western European countries, the prevalence of depressive symptoms is higher among ethnic minority groups, compared to the host population. We explored whether these inequalities reflect variance in the way ...

    Authors: Henrike Galenkamp, Karien Stronks, Marieke B. Snijder and Eske M. Derks

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:349

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    Compulsory admissions have a strong effect on psychiatric patients and represent a deprivation of personal liberty. Although the rate of such admissions is tending to rise in several Western countries, there i...

    Authors: Mark H. de Jong, Margreet Oorschot, Astrid M. Kamperman, Petra E. Brussaard, Esther M. Knijff, Roland van de Sande, Arthur R. Van Gool and Cornelis L. Mulder

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:350

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    Depression is the most common form of mental disorder among inmates, with a prevalence much higher than in the general population. This study aims to estimate the prevalence of depression among inmates and ide...

    Authors: Gambhir Shrestha, Deepak Kumar Yadav, Nidesh Sapkota, Dharanidhar Baral, Birendra Kumar Yadav, Avaniendra Chakravartty and Paras Kumar Pokharel

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:348

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    Human brain tissue is crucial to study the molecular and cellular basis of psychiatric disorders. However, the current availability of human brain tissue is inadequate. Therefore, the Netherlands Brain Bank in...

    Authors: Geertje M. de Lange, Marleen Rademaker, Marco P. Boks and Saskia J. M. C. Palmen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:347

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Nonadherence to antipsychotic treatment increases the likelihood of relapse and progressive symptomatology in patients with schizophrenia. Atypical long-acting injectables, including paliperidone palmitate (PP...

    Authors: Jeffrey P. Anderson, Zeynep Icten, Veronica Alas, Carmela Benson and Kruti Joshi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:346

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Maternal exposure to adversity during the perinatal period has been associated with increased susceptibility for psychiatric symptoms in the offspring. The aim of this study was to investigate a possible devel...

    Authors: Johan Isaksson, Negussie Deyessa, Yemane Berhane and Ulf Högberg

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:344

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Psychiatric service use has increased in Sweden and in other developed countries, particularly among young people. Possible explanations include lower threshold for help-seeking among young people, but evidenc...

    Authors: Kyriaki Kosidou, Andreas Lundin, Glyn Lewis, Peeter Fredlund, Henrik Dal and Christina Dalman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:345

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Suicide affects people from different backgrounds, ethnical groups, socio-economic status and geographical locations. In Latin America, suicide reports arescarce, specially in Andean countries. In Ecuador, ver...

    Authors: Esteban Ortiz-Prado, Katherine Simbaña, Lenin Gómez, Aquiles R. Henriquez-Trujillo, Fernando Cornejo-Leon, Eduardo Vasconez, Diana Castillo and Ginés Viscor

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:342

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Depressive and adjustment disorders are highly prevalent in patients with physical diseases and are associated with poorer quality of life, increased morbidity and mortality, as well as higher healthcare costs...

    Authors: Miriam Ruesch, Almut Helmes and Juergen Bengel

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:340

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Interest has increased in programs offering self-admission to inpatient treatment for patients with severe psychiatric illness, whereby patients who are well-known to a service are afforded the opportunity to ...

    Authors: Mattias Strand, Sanna A. Gustafsson, Cynthia M. Bulik and Yvonne von Hausswolff-Juhlin

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:343

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Smartphones are becoming increasingly indispensable in everyday life for most undergraduates in China, and this has been associated with problematic use or addiction. The aim of the current study was to invest...

    Authors: Baifeng Chen, Fei Liu, Shushu Ding, Xia Ying, Lele Wang and Yufeng Wen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:341

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Recovery oriented service provisions means focusing on outcomes that are important to consumers themselves rather than to clinicians or services. Partners in Recovery (PIR) is an Australia-wide initiative desi...

    Authors: Shifra Waks, Justin Newton Scanlan, Bridget Berry, Richard Schweizer, Nicola Hancock and Anne Honey

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:338

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Rates of suicide appear to be increasing, indicating a critical need for more effective prevention initiatives. To increase the efficacy of future prevention initiatives, we examined the spatial distribution o...

    Authors: Michelle Torok, Paul Konings, Philip J. Batterham and Helen Christensen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:339

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Periodic catatonia has long been a challenging diagnosis and there are no absolute guidelines for treatment when precipitating factors are also unclear. We report a schizophrenia patient with periodic catatoni...

    Authors: Ruei-An Chen and Tiao-Lai Huang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:337

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), its associated correlates and relations with clinical and behavioural problems among children and adolescen...

    Authors: Richard Stephen Mpango, Eugene Kinyanda, Godfrey Zari Rukundo, Jonathan Levin, Kenneth D. Gadow and Vikram Patel

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:336

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Increased prevalence of depression is found in both type 2 diabetes (T2D) and type 1 diabetes (T1D). Melancholia and atypical depression differ by cortisol secretion and clinical features. The aim was to compa...

    Authors: Eva O. Melin, Maria Thunander, Mona Landin-Olsson, Magnus Hillman and Hans O. Thulesius

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:335

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Family-based treatments are first-line treatments for adolescents with restrictive eating disorders (ED) but have to be improved since outcome is poor for some. We have investigated the one-year outcome of a f...

    Authors: Ingemar Swenne, Thomas Parling and Helena Salonen Ros

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:333

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies focused on the relationship between body mass index and cognitive disorder and obtained many conflicting results. This study explored the potential effects of body mass index on the risk of mi...

    Authors: Feng Wang, Minghui Zhao, Zhaoli Han, Dai Li, Shishuang Zhang, Yongqiang Zhang, Xiaodong Kong, Ning Sun, Qiang Zhang and Ping Lei

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:334

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Depression and anxiety are prevalent and under treated conditions that create enormous burden for the patient and the health system. Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy (ICBT) improves patient access...

    Authors: H.D. Hadjistavropoulos, M.M. Nugent, D. Dirkse and N. Pugh

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:331

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  21. Content type: Case report

    Long-term effects of neglect in early life are still widely unknown. Diversity of outcomes can be explained by differences in genetic risk, epigenetics, prenatal factors, exposure to stress and/or substances, ...

    Authors: Magdalena Romanowicz, Alastair J. McKean and Jennifer Vande Voort

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:330

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Psychomotor agitation (PMA) is a state of motor restlessness and mental tension that requires prompt recognition, appropriate assessment and management to minimize anxiety for the patient and reduce the risk f...

    Authors: Eduard Vieta, Marina Garriga, Laura Cardete, Miquel Bernardo, María Lombraña, Jordi Blanch, Rosa Catalán, Mireia Vázquez, Victòria Soler, Noélia Ortuño and Anabel Martínez-Arán

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:328

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of depressive symptoms in hypothyroidism is high. Considering that hypothyroidism and depression share some clinical features, some researchers use the “brain hypothyroidism” hypothesis to expla...

    Authors: A Talaei, N Rafee, F Rafei and A Chehrei

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:327

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