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  1. Asylum seekers are at elevated risk of self-harm, and the personal and public health costs of self-harm are high; yet the monitoring and reporting of self-harm has been limited and lacking in transparency. Thi...

    Authors: Kyli Hedrick, Gregory Armstrong, Guy Coffey and Rohan Borschmann

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:301

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Families can experience the postpartum period as overwhelming and many report a special need for support. The Newborn Behavioral Observation (NBO) aims to promote a positive parent-infant relationship by sensi...

    Authors: Ragnhild Sørensen Høifødt, Dag Nordahl, Inger Pauline Landsem, Gábor Csifcsák, Agnes Bohne, Gerit Pfuhl, Kamilla Rognmo, Hanne C. Braarud, Arnold Goksøyr, Vibeke Moe, Kari Slinning and Catharina Elisabeth Arfwedson Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:300

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Telemedicine is a strategy for overcoming barriers to access evidence-based psychotherapy. Digital modalities that operate outside session-based treatment formats, such as ongoing two-way messaging, may furthe...

    Authors: Thomas D. Hull, Matteo Malgaroli, Philippa S. Connolly, Seth Feuerstein and Naomi M. Simon

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:297

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Improving education level was evidenced to decrease the risk of schizophrenia, but whether this strength of education role depends on gender is not. This study aimed to investigate whether there was gender dif...

    Authors: Yanan Luo, Lihua Pang, Yihao Zhao, Chao Guo, Lei Zhang and Xiaoying Zheng

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:296

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The lack of locally validated screening instruments contributes to poor detection of depression in primary care. The Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) is a brief and freely available screening tool which ...

    Authors: Keneilwe Molebatsi, Keneilwe Motlhatlhedi and Grace Nduku Wambua

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:295

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Involuntary treatment for individuals who lack sufficient capacity to make informed decisions regarding treatment has been associated with increased rates of injectable antipsychotics, antipsychotic polytherap...

    Authors: Amanda J. Wheeler, Jie Hu, Caitlin Profitt, Sara S. McMillan and Theo Theodoros

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:294

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Increasing rates of mental health problems among adolescents are of concern. Teens who are most in need of mental health attention are reluctant to seek help. A better understanding of the help-seeking in this...

    Authors: Antonia Aguirre Velasco, Ignacio Silva Santa Cruz, Jo Billings, Magdalena Jimenez and Sarah Rowe

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:293

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often demonstrate sensory processing difficulties in the form of altered sensory modulation, which may contribute to their symptomatology. Our obje...

    Authors: Szilvia Papp, László Tombor, Brigitta Kakuszi, Lívia Balogh, János M. Réthelyi, István Bitter and Pál Czobor

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:292

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Depression affects about 30% of stroke survivors within 5 years. Timely diagnosis and management of post-stroke depression facilitate motor recovery and improve independence. The original version of the Patien...

    Authors: Piyapat Dajpratham, Panate Pukrittayakamee, Wanlop Atsariyasing, Kamonporn Wannarit, Jariya Boonhong and Krit Pongpirul

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:291

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Here we describe a unique case of clozapine-associated hypothermia during initial titration of this medication in an acute inpatient psychiatry setting. Only a handful of cases on this topic have been publishe...

    Authors: Bradley G. Burk, Alex H. Ward and Brooke Clark

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:290

    Content type: Case report

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  11. This study aimed to identify predictors and perceived facilitators of positive change and posttraumatic growth in persons with a first episode of psychosis using a mixed methods convergent design.

    Authors: Gerald Jordan, Ashok Malla and Srividya N. Iyer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:289

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD) are ranked among the leading causes of disabilities worldwide. Many people with SSD spend most of their daily time being inactive, and this is related to the severity of ...

    Authors: Giovanni de Girolamo, Matteo Rocchetti, Ilaria Maria Antonietta Benzi, Sara Agosta, Letizia Casiraghi, Clarissa Ferrari, Nicola De Franceschi, Ambra Macis, Silvia Pogliaghi and Fabrizio Starace

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:287

    Content type: Study protocol

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  13. Violence against patients with schizophrenia is very common, however it is rarely studied in China, especially in primary health care institutions of rural areas. Therefore, we investigated the frequency of vi...

    Authors: Qian-Wen Wang, Cai-Lan Hou, Shi-Bin Wang, Zhuo-Hui Huang, Ying-Hua Huang, Ji-Jie Zhang and Fu-Jun Jia

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:286

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are two of the most frequently-observed neurodevelopmental disorders. Autistic traits are detected frequently in children who ...

    Authors: Esra Okyar and Işık Görker

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:285

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Studies show that adult patients with anorexia nervosa display cognitive impairments. These impairments may be caused by illness-related circumstances such as low weight. However, the question is whether there...

    Authors: Simone Daugaard Hemmingsen, Mia Beck Lichtenstein, Alia Arif Hussain, Jan Magnus Sjögren and René Klinkby Støving

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:284

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Prior resting state functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging studies (rs-fMRI) via the regional homogeneity (ReHo) method have demonstrated inconsistent and conflicting results because of several confounding fact...

    Authors: Wei Yan, Rongrong Zhang, Min Zhou, Shuiping Lu, Wenmei Li, Shiping Xie and Ning Zhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:283

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Systemic inflammation is emerging as an important factor in the etiology of psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety. Therefore, the inflammatory potential of the diet may also be an etiological fa...

    Authors: Hamideh Ghazizadeh, Mahdiyeh Yaghooti-Khorasani, Zahra Asadi, Reza Zare-Feyzabadi, Fatemeh Saeidi, Niloofar Shabani, Mahshid Safari-Ghalezou, Mehran Yadegari, Abolfazl Nosrati-Tirkani, Nitin Shivappa, James R. Hébert, Mohsen Moohebati, Gordon A. Ferns, Habibollah Esmaily and Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:282

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The burden of depression in prisoners is increasing and factors such as co-existence of medical illness, lack of social support and longer duration of sentences are contributing to it. However, no pooled evide...

    Authors: Mogesie Necho, Asmare Belete, Mekonnen Tsehay and Yosef Zenebe

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:281

    Content type: Research article

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  19. There is a need of comprehensive standardized diagnostic assessment tools of psychopathology that match recent changes in diagnostic classification systems, such as the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statis...

    Authors: Jana Hoyer, Catharina Voss, Jens Strehle, John Venz, Lars Pieper, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Stefan Ehrlich and Katja Beesdo-Baum

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:280

    Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: Masoumeh Simbar, Soheila Nazarpour, Hamid Alavi Majd, Khadijeh Dodel Andarvar, Zahra Jafari Torkamani and Fatemeh Alsadat Rahnemaei

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:278

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:202

  21. QT interval prolongation is a growing concern worldwide, posing psychiatric patients to life-threatening fatal arrhythmias i.e., torsade de pointes. This study aimed to identify the prevalence of QT interval p...

    Authors: Zahid Ali, Mohammad Ismail, Zahid Nazar, Fahadullah Khan, Qasim Khan and Sidra Noor

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:277

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The underestimation of depression among men may result from atypical depression symptoms and male help-seeking behaviour. However, higher suicide rates among men than among women indicate a need for gender-spe...

    Authors: Maja Stiawa, Annabel Müller-Stierlin, Tobias Staiger, Reinhold Kilian, Thomas Becker, Harald Gündel, Petra Beschoner, Achim Grinschgl, Karel Frasch, Max Schmauß, Maria Panzirsch, Lea Mayer, Elisa Sittenberger and Silvia Krumm

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:276

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Carers of people with psychosis are at a greater risk of physical and mental health problems compared to the general population. Yet, not all carers will experience a decline in health. This predicament has pr...

    Authors: Cassie M. Hazell, Mark Hayward, Fiona Lobban, Aparajita Pandey, Vanessa Pinfold, Helen E. Smith and Christina J. Jones

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:269

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Recent evidence underscores the utility of rapid-acting antidepressant interventions, such as ketamine, in alleviating symptoms of major depressive episodes (MDE). However, to date, there have been limited hea...

    Authors: Jennifer L. Phillips, Natalia Jaworska, Elizabeth Kamler, Venkat Bhat, Jean Blier, Jane A. Foster, Stefanie Hassel, Keith Ho, Lisa McMurray, Roumen Milev, Zahra Moazamigoudarzi, Franca M. Placenza, Stéphane Richard-Devantoy, Susan Rotzinger, Gustavo Turecki, Gustavo H. Vazquez…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:268

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. Social skills interventions are commonly deployed for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Because effective and appropriate social skills are determined by cultural factors that differ throughout ...

    Authors: B. J. van Pelt, S. Idris, G. Jagersma, J. Duvekot, A. Maras, J. van der Ende, N. E. M. van Haren and K. Greaves-Lord

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:274

    Content type: Study protocol

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  26. We recently reported that older patients with schizophrenia (SZ) show possible idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) more frequently than the general population. In this study, we estimated the preva...

    Authors: Yuta Yoshino, Taku Yoshida, Hideo Morino, Masayuki Nakamura, Masao Abe, Hokuto Omachi, Saori Inoue, Yukiyo Miyoshi, Yumina Tachibana, Noriko Yamauchi, Naoya Takeda, Mutsuhiko Mizobuchi, Yuki Ozaki, Shinichiro Ochi, Junichi Iga and Shu-ichi Ueno

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:273

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Deficits in working memory tasks have been widely documented in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) studies. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of working memory load in impulsivity d...

    Authors: Rosa Angela Fabio, Marilla Bianco, Tindara Caprì, Flavia Marino, Liliana Ruta, David Vagni and Giovanni Pioggia

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:272

    Content type: Research article

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  28. This naturalistic study examined the outcomes of Short-Term Schema Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in groups with personality disorders, and with high and low severity of depressive symptoms.

    Authors: David Koppers, Henricus Van, Jaap Peen, Jet Alberts and Jack Dekker

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:271

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Consumer peer workers are individuals with lived experience of mental health issues and recovery who are employed to use their lived experience to support others. The consumer peer workforce has expanded subst...

    Authors: Justin Newton Scanlan, Megan Still, Jae Radican, Daya Henkel, Tim Heffernan, Peter Farrugia, Jemima Isbester and Jessica English

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:270

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Pregnancy and parenthood have been associated with physical and mental health. Previous literature concerning the impacts of parity on mental health was inconsistent and lack epidemiolocal evidence. China, wit...

    Authors: Hanyu Wang, Minne Chen, Tong Xin and Kun Tang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:267

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Limited work has been done to explain how work-family conflict is related to anxiety symptoms and the roles of emotional exhaustion and social support may play.

    Authors: Hui Zhang, Leiwen Tang, ZhiHong Ye, Ping Zou, Jing Shao, Man Wu, Qi Zhang, Guojin Qiao and Shaoyu Mu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:266

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Whilst any type of bereavement can be traumatic, bereavement through violent or sudden causes is associated with more severe negative health and wellbeing outcomes compared to other types of loss. Social suppo...

    Authors: H. R. Scott, A. Pitman, P. Kozhuharova and B. Lloyd-Evans

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:265

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Toxoplasma multiplication and its persistence into the brain cause a local neuroinflammatory reaction, resulting synthesis of neurotransmitters involved in neurological disorders, especially schizophrenia. The Ma...

    Authors: Amata El Mouhawess, Amal Hammoud, Marouan Zoghbi, Souheil Hallit, Chadia Haddad, Kinda El Haddad, Saydeh El Khoury, Jennifer Tannous, Sahar Obeid, Mohamad Adnan Halabi and Nour Mammari

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:264

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Child and adolescent mental health problems account for a significant proportion of the local and global burden of disease and is recognized as a growing public health concern in need of adequate services. Stu...

    Authors: Grace Nduku Wambua, Manasi Kumar, Fredrik Falkenström and Pim Cuijpers

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:263

    Content type: Study protocol

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  35. Food may trigger Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms. Therefore, an elimination diet (ED) might be an effective treatment for children with ADHD. However, earlier studies were criticized f...

    Authors: Annick Bosch, Margreet Bierens, Ardine G. de Wit, Verena Ly, Jessica van der Velde, Heleen de Boer, Gerry van Beek, Danielle Appelman, Sacha Visser, Lisa Bos, Jolanda van der Meer, Niki Kamphuis, Jos M. T. Draaisma, Rogier Donders, Gigi H. H. van de Loo-Neus, Pieter J. Hoekstra…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:262

    Content type: Study protocol

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  36. Problematic internet use (PIU) is an increasingly worrisome issue, as youth population studies are establishing links with internalizing and externalizing problems. There is a need for a better understanding o...

    Authors: Anita Restrepo, Tohar Scheininger, Jon Clucas, Lindsay Alexander, Giovanni A. Salum, Kathy Georgiades, Diana Paksarian, Kathleen R. Merikangas and Michael P. Milham

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:252

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Depressive symptoms (DS) are a well-recognized public health problem across the world. There is limited evidence with regard to DS and its associates, such as socio-demographic characteristics, lifestyle facto...

    Authors: Uday Narayan Yadav, Tarka Bahadur Thapa, Sabuj Kanti Mistry, Roshan Pokhrel and Mark Fort Harris

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:261

    Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: Feifei Huang, Huijun Wang, Zhihong Wang, Jiguo Zhang, Wenwen Du, Chang Su, Xiaofang Jia, Yifei Ouyang, Yun Wang, Li Li, Hongru Jiang and Bing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:260

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:130

  39. The long-term prognosis after cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in outpatient groups for panic disorder and agoraphobia is not well known. The purpose of this study was to assess long-term outcomes in terms o...

    Authors: Truls Bilet, Torbjørn Olsen, John Roger Andersen and Egil W. Martinsen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:259

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are ranked first amongst medical diseases as a trigger of requests for mental health counselling. Child abuse has been regarded as one of the main causes of the development of f...

    Authors: Seyed Mojtaba Hashemi, Parsa Yousefichaijan, Bahman Salehi, Amir Almasi-Hashiani, Mohammad Rafiei, Sima Zahedi, Esmaeil Khedmati Morasae and Fereshteh Maghsoudlou

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:258

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Traumatic war experiences, like the ones the Yazidi had to undergo due to the attack of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in August 2014, are often followed by psychological consequences such as posttraumatic...

    Authors: Jan Ilhan Kizilhan, Nadine Friedl, Johanna Neumann and Leonie Traub

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:256

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Suicidal behavior is a prevalent psychiatric emergency in HIV-infected adults. Detection of suicidal ideation is important in planning early psychiatric intervention and optimizing HIV/AIDS management. Charact...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:255

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  43. The present study aimed to assess the cumulative incidence of major depressive disorder (MDD) among rural Chinese residents. Furthermore, we intended to estimate whether metabolic syndrome (MetS) was associate...

    Authors: Shasha Yu, Xiaofan Guo, Guang Xiao Li, Hongmei Yang, Liqiang Zheng and Yingxian Sun

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:254

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Depression is considered a mental health-related disability that affects approximately 350 million people worldwide. On the other hand, it is estimated that 15% of the world’s population lives with some form o...

    Authors: Joshuan J. Barboza, Anderson N. Soriano-Moreno, Anthony Copez-Lonzoy, Josmel Pacheco-Mendoza and Carlos J. Toro-Huamanchumo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:253

    Content type: Research article

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  45. The application of n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (n-3 PUFAs) supplementation for major depressive disorder (MDD) has been widely discussed in recent years, but its efficacy and application are still controve...

    Authors: Xu-dong Luo, Jin-shan Feng, Zheng Yang, Qiao-ting Huang, Ju-da Lin, Bo Yang, Kuan-pin Su and Ji-yang Pan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:248

    Content type: Research article

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