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  1. African women face high rates of depression, particularly during pregnancy or postpartum or after a recent HIV diagnosis. The Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) depression screening tool has been quantitat...

    Authors: Jennifer Velloza, John Njoroge, Kenneth Ngure, Nicholas Thuo, Catherine Kiptinness, Richard Momanyi, Snaidah Ayub, Stephen Gakuo, Nelly Mugo, Jane Simoni and Renee Heffron

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:31

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Although insight in schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD) has been associated with positive outcomes, the effect size of previous treatments on insight has been relatively small to date. The metacognitive bas...

    Authors: Javier-David Lopez-Morinigo, Verónica González Ruiz-Ruano, Adela Sánchez Escribano Martínez, María Luisa Barrigón Estévez, Laura Mata-Iturralde, Laura Muñoz-Lorenzo, Sergio Sánchez-Alonso, Antonio Artés-Rodríguez, Anthony S. David and Enrique Baca-García

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:30

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. People with psychosis experience more social isolation than any other diagnostic group and have smaller social networks than the general population. This isolation can have a detrimental effect on quality of l...

    Authors: Helena Tee, Stefan Priebe, Carlos Santos, Penny Xanthopoulou, Martin Webber and Domenico Giacco

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:29

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The purpose of the study was to determine whether establishment of a specific liaison psychiatry service designed to offer a rapid response with facilitated hospital discharge led to reduced acute hospital len...

    Authors: Allan House, Robert West, Chris Smith, Sandy Tubeuf, Else Guthrie and Peter Trigwell

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:27

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Brief Contact Interventions (BCIs) after a suicide attempt (SA) are an important element of prevention against SA and suicide. They are easier to generalize to an entire population than other forms of interven...

    Authors: Larissa Fossi Djembi, Guillaume Vaiva, Christophe Debien, Stéphane Duhem, Anne-Laure Demarty, Yves-Akoli Koudou and Antoine Messiah

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:26

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Depression comprises common psychological problems, and has been strongly related to neuroticism and perceived stress. While neuroticism has been shown to have a direct effect on depression, it also has an ind...

    Authors: Mukda Banjongrewadee, Nahathai Wongpakaran, Tinakon Wongpakaran, Tanyong Pipanmekaporn, Yodying Punjasawadwong and Sirirat Mueankwan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:25

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Medicinal cannabis has received increased research attention over recent years due to loosening global regulatory changes. Medicinal cannabis has been reported to have potential efficacy in reducing pain, musc...

    Authors: Jerome Sarris, Justin Sinclair, Diana Karamacoska, Maggie Davidson and Joseph Firth

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:24

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Approximately 40–70% of justice-involved youth have untreated mental health problems. There is no current research that directly compares the mental health profiles of youth involved in the justice system to t...

    Authors: Shannon L. Stewart, Elizabeth Thornley, Natalia Lapshina, Patricia Erickson, Evelyn Vingilis, Hayley Hamilton and Nathan Kolla

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:11

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Increasing evidence suggests a link between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and physical health. Stress disorders may lead to impairment of the immune system and subsequent autoimmune disease. This study ...

    Authors: Deborah Boggs Bookwalter, Kimberly A. Roenfeldt, Cynthia A. LeardMann, So Yeon Kong, Mark S. Riddle and Rudolph P. Rull

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:23

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The underlying mechanism between hope and quality of life is as yet unknown. We aim to examine the potential mediating effect of depression and resilience and the moderated effect of sex in this well-establish...

    Authors: Wei-Liang Wang, Yu-Qiu Zhou, Nan-Nan Chai, Guo-Hua Li and Dong-Wei Liu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:22

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Regular khat chewing causes gingivitis, tooth loss, gastric disorders, cardiac complications, male impotence, sleeplessness, and several mental health problems. Based on the Ethiopian Demographic and Health Su...

    Authors: Temesgen Yihunie Akalu, Adhanom Gebreegziabher Baraki, Haileab Fekadu Wolde, Ayenew Molla Lakew and Kedir Abdela Gonete

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:21

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Suicide is a leading cause of death among adolescents in North America. Youth who present to the Emergency Department (ED) with acute suicidality are at increased risk for eventual death by suicide, thereby pr...

    Authors: Daphne J. Korczak, Yaron Finkelstein, Melanie Barwick, Gloria Chaim, Kristin Cleverley, Joanna Henderson, Suneeta Monga, Myla E. Moretti, Andrew Willan and Peter Szatmari

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:20

    Content type: Study protocol

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  13. Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a common eating disorder with the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric diseases. However, few studies have examined inpatient characteristics and treatment for AN. This study aime...

    Authors: Shunsuke Edakubo and Kiyohide Fushimi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:19

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most widely tested and empirically supported psychological treatments for depression. Beck and other scholars established the theoretical foundations of CBT amo...

    Authors: Saghar Chahar Mahali, Shadi Beshai, Justin R. Feeney and Sandeep Mishra

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:18

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo have left indelible marks on the mental health and functioning of the Congolese civilians that sought refuge in Uganda. Even though it is clear that civilians who a...

    Authors: Herbert E. Ainamani, Thomas Elbert, David Kani Olema and Tobias Hecker

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:17

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Evidence suggests that stigma against people with mental illness remains high. This demands innovative approaches to reduce stigma. One innovative stigma reduction method is participatory video (PV), whereby m...

    Authors: Rob Whitley, Kathleen C. Sitter, Gavin Adamson and Victoria Carmichael

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:16

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Research is required to identify those psychiatric interventions with a protective effect against suicide. The overarching aim of the current study was to examine whether completed suicide in psychiatric patie...

    Authors: Fredrik Holländare, Maria Tillfors, Axel Nordenskjöld and Tabita Sellin

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:13

    Content type: Research article

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  18. After publication of our article [1] we were notified that the 5-point Likert-type scale in Additional file 1 needs to change from “1 to 5” to “0 to 4”. The updated Additional file 1 is included in this correc...

    Authors: Akiko Kanehara, Risa Kotake, Yuki Miyamoto, Yousuke Kumakura, Kentaro Morita, Tomoko Ishiura, Kimiko Shimizu, Yumiko Fujieda, Shuntaro Ando, Shinsuke Kondo and Kiyoto Kasai

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:12

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:360

  19. The mental health treatment gap—the difference between those with mental health need and those who receive treatment—is high in low- and middle-income countries. Task-shifting has been used to address the shor...

    Authors: Shannon Dorsey, Christine L. Gray, Augustine I. Wasonga, Cyrilla Amanya, Bryan J. Weiner, C. Micha Belden, Prerna Martin, Rosemary D. Meza, Andrew K. Weinhold, Caroline Soi, Laura K. Murray, Leah Lucid, Elizabeth L. Turner, Robyn Mildon and Kathryn Whetten

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:10

    Content type: Study protocol

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  20. After publication of our article [1] we were notified that Figure 1 was wrongly presented.

    Authors: Sanne Y. Smith-Apeldoorn, Jolien K. E. Veraart, Jeanine Kamphuis, Antoinette D. I. van Asselt, Daan J. Touw, Marije aan het Rot and Robert A. Schoevers

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:9

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:375

  21. The Dissociative Experiences Scale-II (DES-II) is a self-report questionnaire that measures dissociative experiences such as derealization, depersonalization, absorption and amnesia. The DES-II has been preval...

    Authors: Aristide Saggino, Giorgia Molinengo, Guyonne Rogier, Carlo Garofalo, Barbara Loera, Marco Tommasi and Patrizia Velotti

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:8

    Content type: Technical advance

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  22. Effective transdiagnostic treatments for patients presenting with principal or comorbid symptoms of anxiety and depression enable more efficient provision of mental health care and may be particularly suitable...

    Authors: Sarah Frances, Frances Shawyer, Bruno Cayoun, Joanne Enticott and Graham Meadows

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:7

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:136

  23. Although psychosomatic medicine is not recognised as a medical specialisation globally, it has proven useful for treating many disorders in Germany. This paper reports on the impact of an educational workshop ...

    Authors: Franziska Baessler, Anja Ciprianidis, Fabienne Louise Wagner, Ali Zafar, Thanos Kanellopoulos, Tabea Chiara Baumann, Clara-Louisa Sandmann and Jobst-Hendrik Schultz

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:6

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Caring for a child with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) pose a significant burden on parents especially when they struggle with their child’s T1D management. The experience of not coping or struggling to cope increases ...

    Authors: Mohammed Aldubayee, Salaad Mohamud, Khaled Ayman Almadani, Abdullah Abdulrahman Alabbad, Abdulaziz Ghazi Alotaibi, Abdulhakim Ali Alkhodair and Amir Babiker

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:5

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Understanding how patients are treated in the real-world is vital to identifying potential gaps in care. We describe the current pharmacologic treatment patterns for the treatment of depression.

    Authors: David M. Kern, M. Soledad Cepeda, Frank Defalco and Mila Etropolski

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:4

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Depression is common among people with schizophrenia and associated with severe positive and negative symptoms, higher rates of disability, treatment resistance and mortality related to suicide, physical and d...

    Authors: Tolesa Fanta, Desalegn Bekele and Getinet Ayano

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:3

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Low and middle-income countries like India with a large youth population experience a different environment from that of high-income countries. The Consortium on Vulnerability to Externalizing Disorders and Ad...

    Authors: Eesha Sharma, Nilakshi Vaidya, Udita Iyengar, Yuning Zhang, Bharath Holla, Meera Purushottam, Amit Chakrabarti, Gwen Sascha Fernandes, Jon Heron, Matthew Hickman, Sylvane Desrivieres, Kamakshi Kartik, Preeti Jacob, Madhavi Rangaswamy, Rose Dawn Bharath, Gareth Barker…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:2

    Content type: Study protocol

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  28. Recent studies have shown that circular RNA (circRNA) is rich in microRNA (miRNA) binding sites. We have previously demonstrated that the antidepressant effect of ketamine is related to the abnormal expression...

    Authors: Jing Mao, Tianmei Li, Di Fan, Hongli Zhou, Jianguo Feng, Li Liu, Chunxiang Zhang and Xiaobin Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:1

    Content type: Research article

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  29. It is generally known that firefighters are at increased risk of suicide. However, the prevalence and correlates of suicidal ideation in firefighters have not been thoroughly described to date. The aim of this...

    Authors: Heyeon Park, Johanna Inhyang Kim, Beomjun Min, Sohee Oh and Jeong-Hyun Kim

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:428

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Measuring family members’ satisfaction with inpatient psychiatric care may help improve the quality of healthcare in psychiatric hospitals. This survey aimed to investigate the satisfaction of family members w...

    Authors: Feng Jiang, Linlin Hu, Ruiping Zhao, Huixuan Zhou, Yinuo Wu, Jeffrey J. Rakofsky, Tingfang Liu, Huanzhong Liu, Yuanli Liu and Yi-Lang Tang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:427

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Clinically significant depressive symptoms are prevalent in people attending low vision clinics and often go undetected. The Low Vision Service Wales (LVSW) plans to introduce depression screening and manageme...

    Authors: Claire Nollett, Rebecca Bartlett, Ryan Man, Timothy Pickles, Barbara Ryan and Jennifer H. Acton

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:426

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Depressive and anxiety disorders have shown to be associated to premature or advanced biological aging and consequently to adversely impact somatic health. Treatments with antidepressant medication or running ...

    Authors: Bianca A. Lever-van Milligen, Josine E. Verhoeven, Lianne Schmaal, Laura S. van Velzen, Dóra Révész, Catherine N. Black, Laura K. M. Han, Melany Horsfall, Neeltje M. Batelaan, Anton J. L. M. van Balkom, Digna J. F. van Schaik, Patricia van Oppen and Brenda W. J. H. Penninx

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:425

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  33. Mental disorders are a leading cause of global disability, driven primarily by depression and anxiety. Most of the disease burden is in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs), where 75% of adults with mental ...

    Authors: Rachel Levy, Muthoni Mathai, Purba Chatterjee, Linnet Ongeri, Simon Njuguna, Dickens Onyango, Dickens Akena, Grace Rota, Ammon Otieno, Thomas C. Neylan, Hafsa Lukwata, James G. Kahn, Craig R. Cohen, David Bukusi, Gregory A. Aarons, Rachel Burger…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:424

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  34. Late-life depression (LLD) is one of the most prevalent mental disorders in old age. It is associated with various adverse outcomes and frequent use of health care services thereby remaining a serious public h...

    Authors: Forugh S. Dafsari, Bettina Bewernick, Matthias Biewer, Hildegard Christ, Katharina Domschke, Lutz Froelich, Martin Hellmich, Melanie Luppa, Oliver Peters, Alfredo Ramirez, Steffi Riedel-Heller, Elisabeth Schramm, Magnus-Sebastian Vry, Michael Wagner, Martin Hautzinger and Frank Jessen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:423

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  35. Compulsory admission to psychiatric hospital is rising despite serious ethical concerns. Among measures to reduce compulsory admissions, Psychiatric Advance Directives (PAD) are the most promising, with intens...

    Authors: Aurélie Tinland, Léa Leclerc, Sandrine Loubière, Frederic Mougeot, Tim Greacen, Magali Pontier, Nicolas Franck, Christophe Lançon, Mohamed Boucekine and Pascal Auquier

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:422

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  36. To define the development and validation of the Lebanese Insomnia Scale (LIS-18) to be used for the evaluation of insomnia in Lebanese adult patients.

    Authors: Souheil Hallit, Hala Sacre, Chadia Haddad, Diana Malaeb, Gloria Al Karaki, Nelly Kheir, Aline Hajj, Rabih Hallit and Pascale Salameh

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:421

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Previous research suggests that the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D17) is less sensitive in detecting differences between active treatment and placebo for major depressive disorder (MDD) than i...

    Authors: Boadie W. Dunlop, Sagar V. Parikh, Anthony J. Rothschild, Michael E. Thase, Charles DeBattista, Charles R. Conway, Brent P. Forester, Francis M. Mondimore, Richard C. Shelton, Matthew Macaluso, Jennifer Logan, Paul Traxler, James Li, Holly Johnson and John F. Greden

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:420

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Lower socioeconomic status is often thought to be associated with an elevated risk of postpartum depression; however, this relationship exhibits noticeable heterogeneity between studies. The present study exam...

    Authors: Kenta Matsumura, Kei Hamazaki, Akiko Tsuchida, Haruka Kasamatsu and Hidekuni Inadera

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:419

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Childhood adversities, especially emotional abuse, emotional neglect, and peer victimization are considered to be crucial risk factors for social anxiety disorder (SAD). We investigated whether particular form...

    Authors: Antonia Brühl, Hanna Kley, Anja Grocholewski, Frank Neuner and Nina Heinrichs

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:418

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Since 2009 Time to Change has included among its strategies a social marketing campaign to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health problems. At the start of its third phase (2016–2021) the target group of ...

    Authors: Clara González-Sanguino, Laura C. Potts, Maria Milenova and Claire Henderson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:417

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Cannabis is the most widely used illicit substance by Australian young people, including those engaged with youth alcohol and other drug (AOD) systems. While recreational cannabis use in young people may be a ...

    Authors: Amy C. Reichelt, James C. Collett, Ora Landmann and Karen T. Hallam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:416

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Visual deficits have been reported in abundance by recent studies on major depressive disorder. Pattern glare manifests as visual distortions, such as the symptoms of headache, glare, eyestrain, illusions of s...

    Authors: Xiongwei Qi, Huanhuan Fan, Xiao Yang, Yayun Chen, Wei Deng, Wanjun Guo, Qiang Wang, Eric Chen, Tao Li and Xiaohong Ma

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:415

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Few studies examine caregiver-child agreement on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in non-Western cultures. The present study investigated mother-child agreement for PTSD symptoms in a South Indian...

    Authors: Silvia Exenberger, David Riedl, Kumuthavalli Rangaramanujam, Vijai Amirtharaj and Florian Juen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:414

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Mental health recovery narratives are a core component of recovery-oriented interventions such as peer support and anti-stigma campaigns. A substantial number of recorded recovery narratives are now publicly a...

    Authors: Fiona Ng, Ashleigh Charles, Kristian Pollock, Stefan Rennick-Egglestone, Pim Cuijpers, Steve Gillard, Lian van der Krieke, Rob Bongaardt, Scott Pomberth, Julie Repper, James Roe, Joy Llewellyn-Beardsley, Caroline Yeo, Ada Hui, Laurie Hare-Duke, David Manley…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:413

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Adolescents with acute psychiatric disorders are typically treated with long-term clinical admission. However, long term admission may be associated with a variety of negative outcomes. This pilot study presen...

    Authors: Jet B. Muskens, Pierre C. M. Herpers, Caroline Hilderink, Patricia A. M. van Deurzen, Jan K. Buitelaar and Wouter G. Staal

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:412

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Postpartum psychosis is a rare, yet severe disorder, in which early identification and immediate intervention are crucial. Despite recommendations for psychological input, little is known about the types of ps...

    Authors: R. Forde, S. Peters and A. Wittkowski

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:411

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a psychiatric disorder with a highly recurrent character, making prevention of relapse an important clinical goal. Preventive Cognitive Therapy (PCT) has been proven effectiv...

    Authors: Rozemarijn S. van Kleef, Claudi L. H. Bockting, Evelien van Valen, André Aleman, Jan-Bernard C. Marsman and Marie-José van Tol

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:409

    Content type: Study protocol

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  48. People with schizophrenia are ten times more likely to commit homicide than a member of the general population. The relationship between symptoms of schizophrenia and acts of violence is unclear. There has als...

    Authors: Ken O’Reilly, Paul O’Connell, Danny O’Sullivan, Aiden Corvin, James Sheerin, Padraic O’Flynn, Gary Donohoe, Hazel McCarthy, Daniela Ambrosh, Muireann O’Donnell, Aisling Ryan and Harry G. Kennedy

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:408

    Content type: Research article

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