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  1. Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) recommend the monitoring of somatic parameters in patients treated with antipsychotic drugs in order to detect adverse effects. The objective of this study was to assess, in...

    Authors: Jurriaan M. J. L. Brouwer, Erien Olde Hengel, Arne J. Risselada, Eric N. van Roon and Hans Mulder

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:189

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Although the 6-item Kessler psychological scale (K6) is a useful depression screening scale in clinical settings and epidemiological surveys, little is known about the distribution model of the K6 score in the...

    Authors: Shinichiro Tomitaka and Toshiaki A. Furukawa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:188

    Content type: Research Article

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  3. Witnessing delirium can be distressing for family caregivers (i.e., relatives or friends) of critically ill patients. This study aimed to evaluate associations between caregiver-detected delirium in critically...

    Authors: Brianna K. Rosgen, Karla D. Krewulak, Judy E. Davidson, E. Wesley Ely, Henry T. Stelfox and Kirsten M. Fiest

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:187

    Content type: Research Article

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

    Authors: Shaoling Zhong, Rongqin Yu, Robert Cornish, Xiaoping Wang and Seena Fazel

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:186

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:120

  5. Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder defined by the continual presence of primary motor and vocal tics. Grey matter abnormalities have been identified in numerous studies of TS, but conflict...

    Authors: Fang Wen, Junjuan Yan, Liping Yu, Fang Wang, Jingran Liu, Ying Li and Yonghua Cui

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:184

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Substance use disorders show a high comorbidity with externalizing behavior difficulties, creating treatment challenges, including difficulties with compliance, a high risk of conflict, and a high rate of offe...

    Authors: Morten Hesse, Birgitte Thylstrup, Sidsel Helena Karsberg, Michael Mulbjerg Pedersen and Mads Uffe Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:183

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is an evidence-based, effective approach to help people with severe mental illness (SMI) achieve competitive employment. The aim of the present study is to explore experi...

    Authors: Miljana Vukadin, Frederieke G. Schaafsma, Harry W. C. Michon, Marianne de Maaker-Berkhof and Johannes R. Anema

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:181

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a sensorimotor disorder characterized by unpleasant and distressing sensations in the lower limbs that are more pronounced in the evening, commence or worsen at rest, and show p...

    Authors: Mustafa Abdul Karim, Nadeen Al-Baz, Sami Ouanes, Majid Alabdulla and Peter M. Haddad

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:180

    Content type: Case report

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  9. Older people coming from a lower wealth gradient are more vulnerable to have stressful life events further adding more risk for common mental health disorders and psychological distress situations. The present...

    Authors: Shobhit Srivastava, Naina Purkayastha, Himanshu Chaurasia and T. Muhammad

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:179

    Content type: Research article

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    The Publisher Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:221

  10. Sleep disorders and vitamin D deficiency are highly prevalent health problems. Few studies examined the effect of vitamin D concentrations on objectively measured sleep with high methodological quality and tem...

    Authors: Roland Mergl, Ezgi Dogan-Sander, Anja Willenberg, Kerstin Wirkner, Jürgen Kratzsch, Steffi Riedel-Heller, Antje-Kathrin Allgaier, Ulrich Hegerl and Christian Sander

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:178

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The care of people with dementia is usually carried out by their family members, which can cause objective und subjective burden and raise their risk of depressiveness. Thus, the aim of this study is to identi...

    Authors: Lara Kürten, Nikolas Dietzel, Peter L. Kolominsky-Rabas and Elmar Graessel

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:177

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Undocumented migrants live and work in precarious conditions. Few studies have explored the mental health consequences of such environment. The objective of this study is to describe the mental health of migra...

    Authors: Julien Fakhoury, Claudine Burton-Jeangros, Liala Consoli, Aline Duvoisin, Delphine Courvoisier and Yves Jackson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:175

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Sexual assault is implicated in several adverse psychological and physical health outcomes, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. Neurobiological research has shown variations related ...

    Authors: Ana Teresa D. D’Elia, Mario F. Juruena, Bruno M. Coimbra, Marcelo F. Mello and Andrea F. Mello

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:174

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Over the last decades, many high-income countries have successfully implemented assertive outreach mental health services for acute care. Despite evidence that these services entail several benefits for servic...

    Authors: Johanna Baumgardt, Julian Schwarz, Andreas Bechdolf, Konstantinos Nikolaidis, Martin Heinze, Johannes Hamann, Martin Holzke, Gerhard Längle, Janina Richter, Peter Brieger, Reinhold Kilian, Jürgen Timm, Constance Hirschmeier, Sebastian Von Peter and Stefan Weinmann

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:173

    Content type: Study protocol

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:199

  15. Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and aggression have been demonstrated to serve as risk factors of suicidal behaviours (SB). Non-suicidal self-injury disorder (NSSID) and Suicidal Behaviour Disorder (SBD) are a...

    Authors: Monika Szewczuk-Bogusławska, Małgorzata Kaczmarek-Fojtar, Agnieszka Adamska, Dorota Frydecka and Błażej Misiak

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:172

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Although social anxiety disorder is one of the most frequent disorders, it often remained unrecognized. Utilizing brief, yet reliable screening tools, such as the Social Interaction Anxiety Scale (SIAS-6) and ...

    Authors: Andras N. Zsido, Brigitta Varadi-Borbas and Nikolett Arato

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:171

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Studies have shown that health care workers (HCWs), as front liners of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, are at high risk for psychological symptoms, but few studies have compared these symptoms in infected...

    Authors: Nami Mohammadian Khonsari, Gita Shafiee, Atefeh Zandifar, Sahar Mohammad Poornami, Hanieh-Sadat Ejtahed, Hamid Asayesh and Mostafa Qorbani

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:170

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Numerous bio-psychosocial factors play a role in the etiology of psychiatric disorders. In this regard, the relationship between parents and their children is significantly involved in developing the offspring...

    Authors: Aidin Abbaspour, Masoud Bahreini, Sherafat Akaberian and Kamran Mirzaei

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:169

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Exploring etiological clues to adolescent depression, especially in female adolescents, might be helpful to improve the social environment of female adolescents. The aim at this study is to explore psycho-soci...

    Authors: Wenzhe Sun, Junhua Mei, Yanyan Wang, Xin Zhao, Zhou Zhu, Chenyan Zhang, Chensheng Pan, Guo Li, Yuxi Chen, Jinfeng Miao, Yan Lan, Xiuli Qiu and Yi Xu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:168

    Content type: Research article

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  20. An early onset of depression is associated with higher chronicity and disability, more stressful life events (SLEs), higher negative emotionality as described by the primary emotion SADNESS and more severe dep...

    Authors: Simon Sanwald, Katharina Widenhorn-Müller, Carlos Schönfeldt-Lecuona, Christian Montag and Markus Kiefer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:167

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:220

  21. Methamphetamine (MA) use has been shown to be associated with deficits in impulsivity, verbal learning, and working memory. Additionally, methamphetamine use disorder (MUD) is related to various brain changes,...

    Authors: Lukas Andreas Basedow, Sören Kuitunen-Paul, Melina Felicitas Wiedmann, Stefan Ehrlich, Veit Roessner and Yulia Golub

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:166

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Movement is a basic component of health. Little is known about the spatiotemporal movement of patients with mental disorders. The aim of this study was to determine how spatiotemporal movement of patients rela...

    Authors: Andrew T. Gloster, Andrea H. Meyer, Jens Klotsche, Jeanette Villanueva, Victoria J. Block, Charles Benoy, Marcia T. B. Rinner, Marc Walter, Undine E. Lang and Maria Karekla

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:165

    Content type: Research article

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  23. This post hoc analysis of clinical trial data evaluated long-term, self-reported mental and physical health-related quality of life (HRQoL) scores in schizophrenia patients receiving aripiprazole lauroxil (AL)...

    Authors: Joseph P. McEvoy, Peter J. Weiden, Paul H. Lysaker, Xiaowu Sun and Amy K. O’Sullivan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:164

    Content type: Research article

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  24. We sought to examine the association between childhood experience of parental death (CEPD) and adulthood suicidal ideation, and the mediating role of adulthood SES in the association.

    Authors: Jaehong Yoon, Ja Young Kim, Ji-Hwan Kim and Seung-Sup Kim

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:162

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Although the body of research concerning neurodevelopmental disorders is vast, there is a scarcity of longitudinal studies beyond late adolescence, and of studies taking co-existing disorders into account. The...

    Authors: Valdemar Landgren, Elisabeth Fernell, Christopher Gillberg, Magnus Landgren and Mats Johnson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:161

    Content type: Research article

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

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:159

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:36

  27. Negative coping strategies and behavioral problems are common among Chinese left-behind children, which are relate to a variety of negative consequences. At this stage of development, the relevant factors of c...

    Authors: Shu Cui, Fangshuo Cheng, Ling Zhang, Chao Zhang, Qiuyu Yuan, Cui Huang, Kai Zhang and Xiaoqin Zhou

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:158

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Hormones of the hypothalamic–pituitary–gonadal (HPG), hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA), and hypothalamic–pituitary–somatotropic (HPS) axes are potentially involved in major depressive disorder (MDD), but t...

    Authors: Hiroshi Arinami, Yutaro Suzuki, Misuzu Tajiri, Nobuto Tsuneyama and Toshiyuki Someya

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:157

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Childhood maltreatment (CM) is unfortunately widespread globally and has been linked with an increased risk of a variety of psychiatric disorders in adults, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Thes...

    Authors: Camila Monteiro Fabricio Gama, Liana Catarina Lima Portugal, Raquel Menezes Gonçalves, Sérgio de Souza Junior, Liliane Maria Pereira Vilete, Mauro Vitor Mendlowicz, Ivan Figueira, Eliane Volchan, Isabel Antunes David, Leticia de Oliveira and Mirtes Garcia Pereira

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:156

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Childbirth experience could be complicated and even traumatic. This study explored the possible risk factors for post-traumatic stress disorder following childbirth (PTSD-FC) in mothers and partners.

    Authors: Deniz Ertan, Coraline Hingray, Elena Burlacu, Aude Sterlé and Wissam El-Hage

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:155

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The experiences of professionals in well-established recovery-oriented programs are valuable for professionals in similar practice settings. This study explored professionals’ experiences with providing recove...

    Authors: Yen-Ching Chang, Ling-Hui Chang, Su-Ting Hsu and Meng-Wen Huang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:154

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Nearly 800,000 suicides occur worldwide annually and suicide rates are increasing faster than population growth. Unfortunately, the pathophysiology of suicide remains poorly understood, which has hindered suic...

    Authors: Marc J. Kaufman and Garrett M. Fitzmaurice

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:153

    Content type: Research article

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  33. To explore the prevalence of depressive symptoms and the associated risk factors in frontline nurses under COVID-19 pandemic.

    Authors: Hongyan Wang, Xiaoling Dai, Zichuan Yao, Xianqing Zhu, Yunzhong Jiang, Jia Li and Bin Han

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:152

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Although there is strong evidence for a relationship between child abuse and neglect and conduct problems, associations between child abuse experienced at different developmental stages and developmental traje...

    Authors: Andreas Bauer, Gemma Hammerton, Abigail Fraser, Graeme Fairchild and Sarah L. Halligan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:89

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Perinatal depression is the most common complication of gestation and childbearing affecting women and their families, and good social support and family function are considered protective and modifiable facto...

    Authors: Yilin Huang, Yan Liu, Yu Wang and Danping Liu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:151

    Content type: Research article

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  36. To provide insight on physicians’ perspectives concerning recent changes in the incidence and diagnostic process of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) compared to other mental and neurodevelopmental disorders.

    Authors: Michael Davidovitch, Dorit Shmueli, Ran Shmuel Rotem and Aviva Mimouni Bloch

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:150

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Patients with schizophrenia are at least twice as likely to develop diabetes mellitus compared to the general population. This is of significance in Qatar given the high prevalence of obesity and diabetes. Fur...

    Authors: Mustafa Abdul Karim, Nadeen Al-Baz, Sami Ouanes, Ali Khalil, Ahmed H. Assar, Abdulkarim Alsiddiqi, Zeinab Dabbous, Mahmoud Zirie, Peter Woodruff, Rayaz A. Malik and Peter M. Haddad

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:149

    Content type: Research article

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  38. The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS-2.0) is a self-administered instrument to assess functional impairment. It is used in the general population as well as different patien...

    Authors: Christopher Holmberg, Andreas Gremyr, Jarl Torgerson and Kirsten Mehlig

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:147

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Acute Day Units (ADUs) provide intensive, non-residential, short-term treatment for adults in mental health crisis. They currently exist in approximately 30% of health localities in England, but there is littl...

    Authors: Nicola Morant, Michael Davidson, Jane Wackett, Danielle Lamb, Vanessa Pinfold, Deb Smith, Sonia Johnson, Brynmor Lloyd-Evans and David P. J. Osborn

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:146

    Content type: Research article

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  40. In this study, we examined psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Resilience Scale (RS) and parenting-related factors associated with resilience among disaster-exposed adolescents.

    Authors: Xuliang Shi, Shuo Wang, Zhen Wang and Fang Fan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:145

    Content type: Research article

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  41. It is still unknown whether the “Somatic symptom disorders (SSD) and related disorders” module of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5, research version (SCID-5-RV), is valid in China. This study aimed ...

    Authors: Yinan Jiang, Jing Wei, Kurt Fritzsche, Anne Christin Toussaint, Tao Li, Jinya Cao, Lan Zhang, Yaoyin Zhang, Hua Chen, Heng Wu, Xiquan Ma, Wentian Li, Jie Ren, Wei Lu and Rainer Leonhart

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:144

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a highly prevalent mental disorder with large disease burden, high levels of relapse or persistence, and overall suboptimal outcomes of protocolized pharmacological and psych...

    Authors: H. Riese, L. von Klipstein, R. A. Schoevers, D. C. van der Veen and M. N. Servaas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:143

    Content type: Study protocol

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

    Authors: Helen Griffiths, Fiona Duffy, Louise Duffy, Sarah Brown, Harriet Hockaday, Emma Eliasson, Jessica Graham, Julie Smith, Alice Thomson and Matthias Schwannauer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:142

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:167

  44. Mental health screening in the workplace aims to identify employees who are becoming symptomatic, in order to provide timely support and evidence-based interventions to those affected. Given the stigma associa...

    Authors: Ruth E. Marshall, Josie Milligan-Saville, Katherine Petrie, Richard A. Bryant, Philip B. Mitchell and Samuel B. Harvey

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:135

    Content type: Research article

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