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  1. Content type: Research article

    Self-harm and depression are strong risk factors for repeat self-harm and suicide. We aimed to investigate the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of remotely delivered problem-solving cognitive...

    Authors: Kapil Sayal, James Roe, Harriet Ball, Christopher Atha, Catherine Kaylor-Hughes, Boliang Guo, Ellen Townsend and Richard Morriss

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:42

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    Dog-assisted therapy (DAT) is a non-pharmacological intervention based on the interaction between patients and dogs, which has been proposed to help adults with dementia. However, evidence to support it is lac...

    Authors: Jessica Hanae Zafra-Tanaka, Kevin Pacheco-Barrios, Walter Andree Tellez and Alvaro Taype-Rondan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:41

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    Depression and anxiety are prevalent mental disorders among the working population with potentially high personal and financial cost. The overall aim of this study was to test the applicability of an outreach ...

    Authors: Helle Østermark Sørensen, Jan B. Valentin, Malene Krogsgaard Bording, Jens Ivar Larsen, Anelia Larsen and Øyvind Omland

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:40

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    Web-based mental health applications may be beneficial, but adoption is often low leaving optimal implementation and payment models unclear. This study examined which users were interested in extended access t...

    Authors: Jennifer M. Hensel, James Shaw, Noah M. Ivers, Laura Desveaux, Simone N. Vigod, Zachary Bouck, Nike Onabajo, Payal Agarwal, Geetha Mukerji, Rebecca Yang, Megan Nguyen, Lianne Jeffs, Trevor Jamieson and R. Sacha Bhatia

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:39

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Physical illness and mental disorders play a significant role in fatal and non-fatal suicidal behaviour. However, there is no clear evidence for the effect of physical and mental illness co-occurrence (multimo...

    Authors: Katerina Kavalidouª, Daniel J. Smith, Geoff Der and Rory C. O’Connor

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:38

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Cardiometabolic health significantly impacts on the mortality of people with severe mental illness. Clozapine has the greatest efficacy for Treatment Resistant Schizophrenia (TRS) but the greatest negative imp...

    Authors: Alex Till and Ed Silva

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:37

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The development of digital health interventions (DHIs) for severe mental health problems is fast-paced. Researchers are beginning to consult service users to inform DHIs; however, much of this involvement has ...

    Authors: Natalie Berry, Fiona Lobban and Sandra Bucci

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:35

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of neurological disorders and their associated correlates and relations with clinical and behavioural problems among children and adolescents with HIV/AIDS...

    Authors: Richard Stephen Mpango, Godfrey Zari Rukundo, Sylvia Kiwuwa Muyingo, Kenneth D. Gadow, Vikram Patel and Eugene Kinyanda

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:34

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The extent of post-mortem detection of specific psychoactive drugs may differ between countries, and may greatly influence the national death register’s classification of manner and cause of death. The main ob...

    Authors: Ida Kathrine Gravensteen, Øivind Ekeberg, Ingemar Thiblin, Karin Helweg-Larsen, Erlend Hem, Sidsel Rogde and Ingvild Maria Tøllefsen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:33

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  10. Content type: Research article

    First-generation antipsychotics (FGAs) are associated with a range of adverse events which can significantly reduce patients’ quality of life and contribute to non-adherence. The aim of this study was to asses...

    Authors: Yirgalem Shewakena Wubeshet, Oumer Sada Mohammed and Tigestu Alemu Desse

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:32

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Although the majority of active duty U.S. Army soldiers are full-time personnel in the Active Component (AC), a substantial minority of soldiers on active duty are in the Reserve Components (RCs). These “citiz...

    Authors: James A. Naifeh, Robert J. Ursano, Ronald C. Kessler, Oscar I. Gonzalez, Carol S. Fullerton, Holly B. Herberman Mash, Charlotte A. Riggs-Donovan, Tsz Hin Hinz Ng, Gary H. Wynn, Hieu M. Dinh, Tzu-Cheg Kao, Nancy A. Sampson and Murray B. Stein

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:31

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Cognitive impairments are prominent in schizophrenia (SZ). Imaging studies have demonstrated that functional changes of several areas of the brain exist in SZ patients. The relationships between these two inde...

    Authors: Pengshuo Wang, Jian Yang, Zhiyang Yin, Jia Duan, Ran Zhang, Jiaze Sun, Yixiao Xu, Luyu Liu, Xuemei Chen, Huizi Li, Jiahui Kang, Yue Zhu, Xin Deng, Miao Chang, Shengnan Wei, Yifang Zhou…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:30

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  13. Content type: Research article

    People with a family history of major depressive disorder (MDD) or bipolar disorder (BD) report specific psychoeducational needs that are unmet by existing online interventions. This trial aimed to test whethe...

    Authors: Llewellyn Mills, Bettina Meiser, Raghib Ahmad, Peter R. Schofield, Michelle Peate, Charlene Levitan, Lyndal Trevena, Kristine Barlow-Stewart, Timothy Dobbins, Helen Christensen, Kerry A. Sherman, Kate Dunlop and Philip B. Mitchell

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:29

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  14. Content type: Research article

    No study has examined the prevalence of tobacco, other substance use, and symptoms of anxiety and depression, and rates of comorbidities among the orthopaedic trauma population, despite the impact they have on...

    Authors: Sam McCrabb, Amanda L. Baker, John Attia, Zsolt J. Balogh, Natalie Lott, Kerrin Palazzi, Justine Naylor, Ian A. Harris, Christopher M. Doran, Johnson George, Luke Wolfenden, Eliza Skelton and Billie Bonevski

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:28

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Evidence is accumulating that Cognitive Remediation Training (CRT) is effective for ameliorating cognitive deficits experienced by patients with schizophrenia and accompanying functional impairment. There has ...

    Authors: Ken O’Reilly, Gary Donohoe, Danny O’Sullivan, Ciaran Coyle, Aiden Corvin, Padraic O’Flynn, Muireann O’Donnell, Toni Galligan, Paul O’Connell and Harry G. Kennedy

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:27

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Several types of psychotherapy have been proven successful in the treatment of personality disorders in younger age groups, however studies among older patients are lacking. We developed a group schema-focused...

    Authors: S. D. M. van Dijk, M. S. Veenstra, R. Bouman, J. Peekel, D. H. Veenstra, P. J. van Dalen, A. D. I. van Asselt, M. L. Boshuisen, S. P. J. van Alphen, R. H. S. van den Brink and R. C. Oude Voshaar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:26

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  17. Content type: Research article

    There are an estimated 258 million international migrants worldwide. In Asia low-skilled workers often emigrate on a temporary basis (2–3 years) without their families. There is significant concern over the me...

    Authors: Duleeka Knipe, Helen Lambert, Melissa Pearson, Michael Eddleston, Shaluka Jayamanne, Kolitha Wickramage, Keith Hawton, Flemming Konradsen, Chris Metcalfe and David Gunnell

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:25

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) who are non-improvers after two weeks of antidepressant treatment have a high risk of treatment failure. Recently, we did not find differences in outcomes in non-i...

    Authors: Nadine Dreimüller, Stefanie Wagner, Alice Engel, Dieter F. Braus, Sibylle C. Roll, Stefan Elsner, André Tadić and Klaus Lieb

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:24

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The recommendation of non-indicated caesarean section (CS) after 39 gestational weeks has been announced based on evidence of maternal and infant physiological effects. The potential psychological risks have n...

    Authors: Kun Huang, Shuangqin Yan, Xiaoyan Wu, Peng Zhu and Fangbiao Tao

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:22

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    Although currently available evidence suggests that physical exercise can be beneficial for depressed patients and might be comparable to antidepressant treatment, the best way of implementing this recommendat...

    Authors: Jesús López-Torres Hidalgo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:21

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Surveying patients’ satisfaction is essential to improve patient-centered care, however, studies on satisfaction and their correlates among psychiatric inpatients are rare in China. This study aimed to measure...

    Authors: Feng Jiang, Jeffrey Rakofsky, Huixuan Zhou, Linlin Hu, Tingfang Liu, Shichao Wu, Pengyu Zhao, Huanzhong Liu, Yuanli Liu and Yi-lang Tang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:19

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  22. Content type: Research article

    In order to examine the impact of disasters on adolescent mental health, this study compared population mental health survey data from two communities in Alberta, Canada: Fort McMurray, which experienced a maj...

    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 19:18

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Evidence is mounting that patient-reported experience can provide a valuable indicator of the quality of healthcare services. However, little is known about the relationship between the experiences of people w...

    Authors: L. Aimola, J. Gordon-Brown, A. Etherington, K. Zalewska, S. Cooper and M. J. Crawford

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:17

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Trans-masculine (TM) individuals, who are assigned female sex at birth and identify along the masculine gender spectrum, face mental health disparities relative to cisgender people. Limited research has sought...

    Authors: Michal J. McDowell, Jaclyn M. W. Hughto and Sari L. Reisner

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:16

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:45

  25. Content type: Research article

    Patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) experience difficulties in neurocognitive functioning in the acute phase of illness which might be related to clinical presentation, but also in the apparently remitted stat...

    Authors: K. Kucharska, D. Kulakowska, M. Starzomska, F. Rybakowski and K. Biernacka

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:15

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Cancer patients are accompanied with high morbidity of depression, and gender effects are known to inhabit in the depressive episodes. This study aimed to explore the gender effects in cancer patients, and the...

    Authors: Zhijun Yao, Lei Fang, Yue Yu, Zhe Zhang, Weihao Zheng, Zhihao Li, Yuan Li, Yu Zhao, Tao Hu, Zicheng Zhang and Bin Hu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:14

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The clinical efficacy of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in treatment resistant patients (at least 4 medication trials) appears to be well accepted and forms the coverage policies and rTMS’...

    Authors: Jeffrey Voigt, Linda Carpenter and Andrew Leuchter

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:13

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Although depression is associated with changes in the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis, its relationship with subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is controversial. To date, there is a lack of data on the impro...

    Authors: Huai Heng Loh, Lee Ling Lim, Anne Yee and Huai Seng Loh

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:12

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Violence against intimate partners is a worldwide public health problem. Cognitive behavioural therapy delivered in a group format is widely used for the treatment of men’s violent behaviour towards their fema...

    Authors: Merete Berg Nesset, Mariela Loreto Lara-Cabrera, Therese Kristine Dalsbø, Sindre Andre Pedersen, Johan Håkon Bjørngaard and Tom Palmstierna

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:11

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  30. Content type: Research article

    As the elderly population and prevalence of dementia is increasing, it is necessary to have a better comprehension of the influence of specific factors on cognitive function. Dementia is not an inevitable cons...

    Authors: Madushika Wishvanie Kodagoda Gamage, Chandana Hewage and Kithsiri Dedduwa Pathirana

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:10

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Because the collection of mental health information through interviews is expensive and time consuming, interest in using population-based administrative health data to conduct research on depression has incre...

    Authors: Chelsea Doktorchik, Scott Patten, Cathy Eastwood, Mingkai Peng, Guanmin Chen, Cynthia A. Beck, Nathalie Jetté, Tyler Williamson and Hude Quan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:9

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Many people diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar or other psychoses in England receive the majority of their healthcare from primary care. Primary care practitioners may not be well equipped to meet their nee...

    Authors: Elina Baker, Ruth Gwernan-Jones, Nicky Britten, Maria Cox, Catherine McCabe, Ameeta Retzer, Laura Gill, Humera Plappert, Siobhan Reilly, Vanessa Pinfold, Linda Gask, Richard Byng and Max Birchwood

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:7

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  33. Content type: Research article

    For those who have experienced suicidal behaviour, discharge from the hospital emergency department and other acute settings represents a period of heightened vulnerability for future suicide risk. Current gui...

    Authors: Nicole T. M. Hill, Fiona Shand, Michelle Torok, Lyndal Halliday and Nicola J. Reavley

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:6

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Early exposure to trauma is a known risk factor for personality disorder (PD), but evidence for late-onset personality pathology following trauma in adults is much less clear. We set out to investigate whether...

    Authors: Jasna Munjiza, Dolores Britvic and Mike J. Crawford

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:3

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  35. Content type: Research article

    In 2006, the British government launched ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’ (IAPT), a low intensity cognitive behaviour therapy intervention (LiCBT) designed to manage people with symptoms of anxiet...

    Authors: Sharon Lawn, Nancy Huang, Sara Zabeen, David Smith, Malcolm Battersby, Paula Redpath, Fiona Glover, Anthony Venning, Jane Cameron and Kate Fairweather-Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:2

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Research on the long-term mental health consequences of war and displacement among civilians who live in post-conflict countries is rare. The aim of this study was to examine the developmental trajectories and...

    Authors: Hannah Comtesse, Steve Powell, Andrea Soldo, Maria Hagl and Rita Rosner

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:1

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Despite the scarce evidence for patients’ benefits of coercion and its well-documented negative effects, the use of compulsion is still very common around Europe, with important variations among different coun...

    Authors: Benedetta Silva, Philippe Golay and Stéphane Morandi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:401

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to explore perceptions of free will in the repetitive behaviors of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and to explore their relation with core clinical characteristics.

    Authors: Lucas J. B. van Oudheusden, Stasja Draisma, Sandra van der Salm, Danielle Cath, Patricia van Oppen, Anton J. L. M. van Balkom and Gerben Meynen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:400

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Bipolar and other psychiatric disorders are associated with considerably increased risk of suicidal behaviour, which may include self-poisoning with medication used to treat the disorder. Therefore, choice of ...

    Authors: Anne E. Ferrey, Galit Geulayov, Deborah Casey, Claudia Wells, Alice Fuller, Clare Bankhead, Jennifer Ness, Caroline Clements, David Gunnell, Navneet Kapur and Keith Hawton

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:399

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Worldwide, the elderly are at a greater risk of suicide than other age groups. There is a paucity of research exploring risk factors for suicide in hospitalized elderly patients. Therefore, a study designed to...

    Authors: Su-Jung Liao, Bo-Jian Wu, Tse-Tsung Liu, Chao-Ping Chou and Jiin-Ru Rong

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:397

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The number of people with Internet gaming addiction (IGA) is increasing around the world. IGA is known to be associated with personal characteristics, psychosocial factors, and physiological factors. However, ...

    Authors: Jooyeon Park, Jin-Young Sung, Dae-Kwang Kim, In Deok Kong, Tonda L. Hughes and Nahyun Kim

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:396

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Although an “epidemic” of depression is frequently claimed, empirical evidence is inconsistent, depending on country, study design and depression assessment. Little is known about changes in depression over ti...

    Authors: Julia Bretschneider, Silke Janitza, Frank Jacobi, Julia Thom, Ulfert Hapke, Tobias Kurth and Ulrike E. Maske

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:394

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is widely used in many countries to screen women for depression in the perinatal period. However, across studies the psychometric properties and cutoff scores of...

    Authors: Johanne Smith-Nielsen, Stephen Matthey, Theis Lange and Mette Skovgaard Væver

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:393

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