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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Syrians represent the largest group among refugees in Germany. Many of them were exposed to sequential traumatizing events including war, escape and post-migration stressors, which significantly increase the r...

    Authors: Johannes Golchert, Susanne Roehr, Franziska Berg, Thomas Grochtdreis, Rahel Hoffmann, Franziska Jung, Michaela Nagl, Anna Plexnies, Anna Renner, Hans-Helmut König, Anette Kersting and Steffi G. Riedel-Heller

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:131

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    Despite multiple pharmacological interventions, many people with bipolar disorder (BD) experience substantial residual mood symptoms, even in the absence of severe mood episodes, which have a negative impact o...

    Authors: I. Hanssen, M. J. Huijbers, M. W. H. Lochmann-van Bennekom, E. J. Regeer, A. W. M. M. Stevens, S. M. A. A. Evers, M. Wensing, R. W. Kupka and A. E. M. Speckens

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:130

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Mental health problems are an important issue among institutionalized children. Although positive communication with parents is essential for children’s well-being, it has not been sufficiently verified how in...

    Authors: Aki Yazawa, Saeko Takada, Hanako Suzuki, Takashi X. Fujisawa and Akemi Tomoda

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:129

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    In psychiatric treatment containment measures are used to de-escalate high-risk situations. These measures can be characterized by their immanent amount of coercion. Previous research could show that the attit...

    Authors: Florian Hotzy, Matthias Jaeger, Etienne Buehler, Sonja Moetteli, Georges Klein, Simone Beeri and Thomas Reisch

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:128

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Suicidality has been under-researched in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Most studies have linked increased suicidality in ASD to psychiatric comorbidities such as depression. Here we investigated, from a neu...

    Authors: Luisa Weiner, Amandine Flin, Jean-Baptiste Causin, Sébastien Weibel and Gilles Bertschy

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:126

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    The transition phase from inpatient to outpatient care for patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder represents a vulnerable period associated with a risk of depression worsening and suicide. Our group...

    Authors: Signe Dunker Svendsen, Anne Sofie Aggestrup, Lasse Benn Nørregaard, Philip Løventoft, Anne Præstegaard, Konstantin V. Danilenko, Mads Frost, Ulla Knorr, Ida Hageman, Lars Vedel Kessing and Klaus Martiny

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:124

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Catatonia is a neuropsychiatric syndrome characterized by diverse psychomotor abnormalities, including motor dysregulation and behavioral and affective disturbances. Once thought to occur primarily in the cont...

    Authors: R. David Heekin, Kalonda Bradshaw and Chadi A. Calarge

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:123

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Depression has been associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular events and a higher mortality in patients with one or more comorbidities. This study investigated whether continuative use of antidepressants...

    Authors: Silvia Cocchio, Tatjana Baldovin, Patrizia Furlan, Alessandra Buja, Patrizia Casale, Marco Fonzo, Vincenzo Baldo and Chiara Bertoncello

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:122

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  9. Content type: Research article

    School bullying is a destructive behaviour common among adolescents that can sometimes escalate to criminal activity. This study aimed to examine the association between four types of school bullying (i.e., ph...

    Authors: Pu-Yu Su, Geng-Fu Wang, Huan He, A-Zhu Han, Guo-Bao Zhang and Nuo Xu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:121

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Clinical outcomes for patients with heterogeneous somatoform disorder (bodily distress disorder, including medically unexplained symptoms) are suboptimal, new treatments are required to improve acceptance. Bod...

    Authors: Frank Röhricht, Heribert Sattel, Christian Kuhn and Claas Lahmann

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:120

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    About one in five patients with depression experiences a chronic course. Despite the great burden associated with this disease, there is no current screening instrument for Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD)...

    Authors: Elisa Brinkmann, Sarah Glanert, Michael Hüppe, Ana Sofia Moncada Garay, Sophie Tschepe, Ulrich Schweiger and Jan Philipp Klein

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:119

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    Hospital-treated deliberate self-harm (DSH) is common, costly and has high repetition rates. Since brief contact interventions (BCIs) may reduce the risk of DSH repetition, we aim to evaluate whether a SMS (Sh...

    Authors: Garry J. Stevens, Trent E. Hammond, Suzanne Brownhill, Manish Anand, Anabel de la Riva, Jean Hawkins, Tristan Chapman, Richard Baldacchino, Jo-Anne Micallef, Jagadeesh Andepalli, Anita Kotak, Naren Gunja, Andrew Page, Grahame Gould, Christopher J. Ryan, Ian M. Whyte…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:117

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Volunteers frequently participate in befriending schemes with people with mental illness. This study aimed to explore the motivations and experiences of volunteer befrienders engaging in these schemes in addit...

    Authors: Megan Cassidy, Rose Thompson, Rawda El-Nagib, Lauren M. Hickling and Stefan Priebe

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:116

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Involving mental health service users in planning and reviewing their care can help personalised care focused on recovery, with the aim of developing goals specific to the individual and designed to maximise a...

    Authors: Michael Coffey, Ben Hannigan, Sally Barlow, Martin Cartwright, Rachel Cohen, Alison Faulkner, Aled Jones and Alan Simpson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:115

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  15. Content type: Research article

    With previously established efficacy of aripiprazole once-monthly injectable formulation (AOM) in pre-registration randomized controlled trials, the current study was designed to evaluate its effectiveness in ...

    Authors: Sally Mustafa, Joanna Bougie, Maia Miguelez, Guerline Clerzius, Emmanouil Rampakakis, Jean Proulx and Ashok Malla

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:114

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Schizophrenia (SCZ) is a heritable, refractory, and devastating psychiatric disorder. Previous studies have shown that the variants of CUB and sushi multiple domains 1 (CSMD1) demonstrate significant genome-wide ...

    Authors: Yansong Liu, Xiaoqian Fu, Zhen Tang, Cui Li, Yong Xu, Fuquan Zhang, Deyi Zhou and Chunming Zhu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:113

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Parenthood is a life transition that can be especially demanding for vulnerable individuals. Young maternal age and maternal single status have been reported to increase the risk for adverse outcomes for both ...

    Authors: Sara Agnafors, Marie Bladh, Carl Göran Svedin and Gunilla Sydsjö

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:112

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Some patients develop severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) which is therapy-refractory. The needs of these patients sometimes remain unmet by therapeutic interventions and they are at high risk of recei...

    Authors: Manuel Trachsel, Martina A. Hodel, Scott A. Irwin, Paul Hoff, Nikola Biller-Andorno and Florian Riese

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:111

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Oculomotor dysfunction is one of the most replicated findings in schizophrenia. However the association between saccadic abnormalities and particular clinical syndromes remains unclear. The assessment of sacca...

    Authors: Ilya Obyedkov, Maryna Skuhareuskaya, Oleg Skugarevsky, Victor Obyedkov, Pavel Buslauski, Tatsiana Skuhareuskaya and Napoleon Waszkiewicz

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:110

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  20. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1], it was brought to our attention that some of the numbers in Table 3were incorrect.

    Authors: Tomas Fagerberg, Erik Söderman, J. Petter Gustavsson, Ingrid Agartz and Erik G. Jönsson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:109

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:54

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    Based on genome-wide association studies, a single-nucleotide polymorphism in the NRGN gene (rs12807809) is considered associated with schizophrenia (SZ). Moreover, hippocampal dysfunction is associated with r...

    Authors: Yifan Zhang, Xiaohong Gong, Zhiyang Yin, Lingling Cui, Jian Yang, Pengshuo Wang, Yifang Zhou, Xiaowei Jiang, Shengnan Wei, Fei Wang and Yanqing Tang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:108

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The rise in multimorbid chronic conditions in South Africa, large treatment gap for common mental disorders (CMDs) and shortage of mental health specialists demands a task sharing approach to chronic disease m...

    Authors: Inge Petersen, Arvin Bhana, Lara R. Fairall, One Selohilwe, Tasneem Kathree, Emily C. Baron, Sujit D. Rathod and Crick Lund

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:107

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Increasing attention to palliative care for the general population has led to the development of various evidence-based or consensus-based tools and interventions. However, specific tools and interventions are...

    Authors: Karin den Boer, Anke J. E. de Veer, Linda J. Schoonmade, Kim J. Verhaegh, Berno van Meijel and Anneke L. Francke

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:106

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Disruptive Behavioral Disorders (DBDs) and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are chronic, impairing, and costly child and adolescent mental health challenges which, when untreated, can result in ...

    Authors: Apollo Kivumbi, William Byansi, Christopher Damulira, Phionah Namatovu, James Mugisha, Ozge Sensoy Bahar, Mary M. McKay, Kimberly Hoagwood and Fred M. Ssewamala

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:105

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Controversial findings regarding the association between pro-inflammatory cytokines and depression have been reported in pregnant subjects. Scarce data about anxiety and its relationships with cytokines are av...

    Authors: P. Leff Gelman, I. Mancilla-Herrera, M. Flores-Ramos, M. F. Saravia Takashima, F. M. Cruz Coronel, C. Cruz Fuentes, A. Pérez Molina, J. Hernández-Ruiz, F. S. Silva-Aguilera, B. Farfan-Labonne, D. Chinchilla-Ochoa, S. Garza Morales and I. Camacho-Arroyo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:104

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The Four-Dimensional Symptom Questionnaire (4DSQ) is a self-report questionnaire designed to measure distress, depression, anxiety, and somatization. Prior to computing scale scores from the item scores, the t...

    Authors: Jan van Bebber, Johanna T. W. Wigman, Rob R Meijer, Berend Terluin, Sjoerd Sytema and Lex Wunderink

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:103

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  27. Content type: Research article

    This study examined whether two types of provider communication considered important to quality of care (i.e., shows respect and explains understandably) are associated with mental health outcomes related to p...

    Authors: Eunice C. Wong, Rebecca L. Collins, Joshua Breslau, M. Audrey Burnam, Matthew S. Cefalu and Elizabeth Roth

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:102

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  28. Content type: Research article

    This study investigated cause of death, mortality rates and explored if baseline characteristics were associated with risk of death in patients with alcohol use disorder alone or poly-substance use disorders.

    Authors: Arne Jan Hjemsæter, Jørgen G. Bramness, Robert Drake, Ivar Skeie, Bent Monsbakken, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth and Anne S. Landheim

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:101

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  29. Content type: Research article

    There is well-established evidence that Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training improves knowledge about how to support someone developing a mental health problem, but less evidence that this support improves ...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:99

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  30. Content type: Research article

    International studies show a consistent finding of women in prisons as having a high prevalence of mental disorder. Most will be treated within the prison however the most severely ill require transfer to a ho...

    Authors: Roland M. Jones, Kiran Patel and Alexander I. F. Simpson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:98

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  31. Content type: Correction


    Authors: Matthew R. G. Brown, Vincent Agyapong, Andrew J. Greenshaw, Ivor Cribben, Pamela Brett-MacLean, Julie Drolet, Caroline McDonald-Harker, Joy Omeje, Monica Mankowsi, Shannon Noble, Deborah Kitching and Peter H. Silverstone

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:97

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:18

  32. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have provided evidence that alcohol-dependent patients have abnormality in corpus callosum (CC); however, it is unclear whether micro-structural integrity of the CC subregions is differentiall...

    Authors: Yajun Wang, Xiaohu Li, Cun Zhang, Haibao Wang, Zipeng Li, Jiajia Zhu and Yongqiang Yu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:96

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  33. Content type: Research article

    There is emerging evidence for the effectiveness of psychodynamic psychotherapy for depressive disorders. However, we know less of how this relation-focused therapy mode is experienced and what the patients th...

    Authors: André Løvgren, Jan Ivar Røssberg, Liv Nilsen, Eivind Engebretsen and Randi Ulberg

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:95

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  34. Content type: Study protocol

    Unwanted, intrusive thoughts of harm-related to the infant are reported by the vast majority of new mothers, with half of all new mothers reporting unwanted, intrusive thoughts of harming their infant on purpo...

    Authors: Fanie Collardeau, Bryony Corbyn, John Abramowitz, Patricia A. Janssen, Sheila Woody and Nichole Fairbrother

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:94

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Humor trainings have positive effects on mental health and well-being. However, studies investigating the effects of humor trainings in clinical samples are still rare. This study investigated the efficacy and...

    Authors: Nektaria Tagalidou, Eva Distlberger, Viola Loderer and Anton-Rupert Laireiter

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:93

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Research into termination of long-term psychosocial treatment of mental disorders is scarce. Yearly 25% of people in Dutch mental health services receive long-term treatment. They account for many people, cont...

    Authors: B. Koekkoek, B. van Meijel, A. Perquin and G. Hutschemaekers

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:92

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Hazardous alcohol use has often been found to be more prevalent amongst psychiatric outpatients than the general population. Additionally, it has also been associated with poorer outcomes. The study aimed to i...

    Authors: Laxman Cetty, Shazana Shahwan, Pratika Satghare, Fiona Devi, Boon Yiang Chua, Swapna Verma, Helen Lee, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:91

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  38. Content type: Study protocol

    The treatment of major depressive disorder, a highly prevalent disorder associated with pronounced burden, is a large challenge to healthcare systems worldwide. Internet based self-management interventions see...

    Authors: Caroline Oehler, Frauke Görges, Daniel Böttger, Juliane Hug, Nicole Koburger, Elisabeth Kohls and Christine Rummel-Kluge

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:90

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Ambulance personnel, as well as other emergency services like fire-fighters or the police force, are regularly confronted with experiences of extreme psychological distress and potentially traumatizing events ...

    Authors: Klemens Ragger, Michaela Hiebler-Ragger, Günter Herzog, Hans-Peter Kapfhammer and Human Friedrich Unterrainer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:89

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Impaired maternal bonding has been associated with antenatal and postnatal factors, especially postpartum depression. Only a few population-based, longitudinal studies have examined the association between mat...

    Authors: Mami Nakano, Subina Upadhyaya, Roshan Chudal, Norbert Skokauskas, Terhi Luntamo, Andre Sourander and Hitoshi Kaneko

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:87

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Internet-based treatments appear to be a promising way to enhance the in vivo exposure approach, specifically in terms of acceptability and access to treatment. However, the literature on specific phobias is s...

    Authors: Daniel Campos, Juana Bretón-López, Cristina Botella, Adriana Mira, Diana Castilla, Sonia Mor, Rosa Baños and Soledad Quero

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:86

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Depression and anxiety are prevalent and associated with a worse prognosis in coronary heart disease (CHD) patients. However, the influence of disease severity on mood symptoms is unknown. The specific associa...

    Authors: Han Yin, Yuting Liu, Huan Ma, Guihao Liu, Lan Guo and Qingshan Geng

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:85

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Several rating scales assessing stress-related symptoms of exhaustion have emerged in recent years. However, more knowledge is needed about the performance of these rating scales in patients with stress-relate...

    Authors: Jesper Kristiansen, Maria Kristine Friborg, Nanna Eller, Lars Peter Andreas Brandt, David John Glasscock, Jesper Pihl-Thingvad, Roger Persson, Aniella Besèr, Marie Åsberg and Sannie Vester Thorsen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:84

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Experiencing conflict and displacement can have a negative impact on an individual’s mental health. Currently, prevalence of mental health disorders (MHDs) at the primary care level in post-conflict areas with...

    Authors: Shannon Doherty, E. Hulland, B. Lopes-Cardozo, S. Kirupakaran, R. Surenthirakumaran, S. Cookson and C. Siriwardhana

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:83

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Depression among tuberculosis patients, especially in settings with low economic status is common. Screening for depression in all levels of health facilities can identify patients who need support and treatme...

    Authors: Tamirat Tesfaye Dasa, Aklilu Abrham Roba, Fitsum Weldegebreal, Frehiwot Mesfin, Abiyot Asfaw, Habtamu Mitiku, Zelalem Teklemariam, Bahubali Jinnappa Geddugol, Mahantash Naganuri, Hilina Befikadu and Eden Tesfaye

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:82

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