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  1. Content type: Research article

    Research suggests that young people with major depressive disorder (MDD) experience neurocognitive deficits and that these are associated with poorer functional and clinical outcomes. However, we are yet to un...

    Authors: Catherine Morey-Nase, Lisa J. Phillips, Shayden Bryce, Sarah Hetrick, Andrea L. Wright, Emma Caruana and Kelly Allott

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:209

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Somatic syndrome is one of the remarkably prevalent issues in primary health care and subspecialty settings. We aimed to elucidate multidimensional associations between somatic symptoms with major mental probl...

    Authors: Shayan Mostafaei, Kourosh Kabir, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad, Awat Feizi, Marjan Mansourian, Ammar Hassanzadeh Keshteli, Hamid Afshar, Saeed Masoud Arzaghi, Saeid Rasekhi Dehkordi, Peyman Adibi and Fataneh Ghadirian

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:207

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Suicidal ideation is an important public health issue due to devastating mortality. In the meantime, interpersonal trust was found to be negatively associated with mental disorder and physical health. Although...

    Authors: Zihang Yu, Lingzhong Xu, Long Sun, Jiao Zhang, Wenzhe Qin, Jiajia Li, Gan Ding, Qian Wang, Jing Zhu and Su Xie

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:206

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Expert psychiatrists conducting work disability evaluations often disagree on work capacity (WC) when assessing the same patient. More structured and standardised evaluations focusing on function could improve...

    Authors: Regina Kunz, David Y. von Allmen, Renato Marelli, Ulrike Hoffmann-Richter, Joerg Jeger, Ralph Mager, Etienne Colomb, Heinz J. Schaad, Monica Bachmann, Nicole Vogel, Jason W. Busse, Martin Eichhorn, Oskar Bänziger, Thomas Zumbrunn, Wout E. L. de Boer and Katrin Fischer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:205

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  5. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that the copyright holder needs to be changed from ©The Author(s) to ©Crown.

    Authors: Peter J. H. Beliveau, Hugues Sampasa-Kanyinga, Ian Colman and Mark A. Zamorski

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:204

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:156

  6. Content type: Research article

    Utilization of somatic healthcare services is highly predictive of the development of chronic physical illnesses and increased mortality risks. The objective of this study was to assess the differences in heal...

    Authors: Vjekoslav Jeleč, Žarko Bajić, Ivona Šimunović Filipčić, Ivana Portolan Pajić, Mirela Šentija Knežević, Ivan Miloloža, Delfa Radić-Krišto, Tomislav Benjak, Nenad Jakšić, Marina Šagud, Wei Wang and Igor Filipčić

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:203

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Past studies have focused primarily on clinical insight and less on cognitive insight among individuals with mental illness.

    Authors: Vathsala Sagayadevan, Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Ying Wen Lau, Saleha Shafie, Sherilyn Chang, Hui Lin Ong, Ellaisha Samari, Swapna Kamal Verma, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:201

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Both depressive disorder and subclinical depressive symptoms during adolescence are a major public health concern. Therefore, it is important that depression is detected at an early stage and is treated preven...

    Authors: Marieke W. H. van den Heuvel, Denise H. M. Bodden, Mirjam Moerbeek, Filip Smit and Rutger C. M. E. Engels

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:200

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Traumatic events can trigger postpartum depression. Pregnant women in Brazil today are facing an extremely stressful experience. Thus, the objective here was to analyze the prevalence of symptoms of depression...

    Authors: Eleomar Vilela Moraes, Olegário Rosa Toledo, Flávia Lúcia David, Bruna Nascimento Godoi, Keila Araujo Monteiro, Thaisa Cimardi Deluqui, Thais Wérica Teixeira, Andiara Luiza Carvalho and Mariza Martins Avelino

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:199

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In an 8-week, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study, an extended-release formulation of quetiapine, quetiapine XR, demonstrated efficacy and safety in Japanese patients with bipolar depression. Bi...

    Authors: Shigenobu Kanba, Mitsukuni Murasaki, Tsukasa Koyama, Masahiro Takeuchi, Yuriko Shimizu, Eri Arita, Kentaro Kuroishi, Masahiro Takeuchi and Shinya Kamei

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:198

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is highly prevalent among university students, but the majority of affected students remain untreated. Internet- and mobile-based self-help interventions (IMIs) may be a promising...

    Authors: Fanny Kählke, Thomas Berger, Ava Schulz, Harald Baumeister, Matthias Berking, Pim Cuijpers, Ronny Bruffaerts, Randy P. Auerbach, Ronald C. Kessler and David Daniel Ebert

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:197

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the study was to examine the prevalence of and factors associated with antidepressant (AD) prescriptions in order to draw a comprehensive picture of prescribing practices in Switzerland.

    Authors: Elisa Haller, Birgit Watzke, Eva Blozik, Thomas Rosemann, Oliver Reich, Carola A. Huber and Markus Wolf

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:196

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a complex and debilitating disorder, characterized by deficits in metacognition and emotion dysregulation. The “gold standard” treatment for this disorder is psychother...

    Authors: Laura Rosa Magni, Antonino Carcione, Clarissa Ferrari, Antonio Semerari, Ilaria Riccardi, Giuseppe Nicolo’, Mariangela Lanfredi, Laura Pedrini, Maria Cotelli, Luisella Bocchio, Michela Pievani, Roberto Gasparotti and Roberta Rossi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:195

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Safety monitoring of medicines is essential during therapy for bipolar disorder (BD). We determined the extent of safety monitoring performed according to the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD)...

    Authors: Uthpali Mannapperuma, Priyadarshani Galappatthy, Raveendra Laal Jayakody, Jayan Mendis, Varuni Asanka de Silva and Raveen Hanwella

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:194

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is one of the proteins that contributes to the survival, growth, maintenance of neurons, and plays important roles in the pathophysiology of depression. It has been rep...

    Authors: Hong-yi He, Jin-lan Tian, Yong-qiong Deng, Xia Xiong, Yang Xu, Yong-mei Liao, Jing Fang, Xia Feng, Xin Ye and Chang-qiang Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:193

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Burgeoning evidence suggests that exercise improves physical and mental health in people with schizophrenia. However, little is known about the feasibility and acceptability of high-intensity training in patie...

    Authors: Lene Q. Larsen, Helle Schnor, Britt P. Tersbøl, Bjørn H. Ebdrup, Nikolai B. Nordsborg and Julie Midtgaard

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:192

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Internet-based interventions can make self-management and recovery-oriented information and tools more accessible for people experiencing severe mental illness, including psychosis. The aim of this scoping rev...

    Authors: Anne Williams, John Farhall, Ellie Fossey and Neil Thomas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:191

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Postpartum depression (PPD) is a major depressive disorder that occurs after childbirth. Objective diagnostic and predictive methods for PPD are important for early detection and appropriate intervention. DNA ...

    Authors: Yukako Nakamura, Masahiro Nakatochi, Shohko Kunimoto, Takashi Okada, Branko Aleksic, Miho Toyama, Tomoko Shiino, Mako Morikawa, Aya Yamauchi, Akira Yoshimi, Yoko Furukawa-Hibi, Taku Nagai, Masako Ohara, Chika Kubota, Kiyofumi Yamada, Masahiko Ando…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:190

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The effect of antipsychotic (AP) drugs on risk of stroke and myocardial infarction (MI) remains unclear due to methodological limitations of, and inconsistencies across, existing studies. We aimed to systemati...

    Authors: Sanja Zivkovic, Chan Hee Koh, Nandita Kaza and Caroline A. Jackson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:189

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  20. Content type: Research article

    A social recovery approach to youth mental health focuses on increasing the time spent in valuable and meaningful structured activities, with a view to preventing enduring mental health problems and social dis...

    Authors: Clio Berry, Ellisha Othman, Jun Chuen Tan, Brioney Gee, Rory Edward Byrne, Joanne Hodgekins, Daniel Michelson, Alvin Lai Oon Ng, Nigel V. Marsh, Sian Coker and David Fowler

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:188

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    Shared decision making (SDM) is often defined as an interactive process that ensures that both patient and practitioner are actively involved in the treatment and that they share all relevant information to ar...

    Authors: Tobias Vitger, Stephen F. Austin, Lone Petersen, Esben S. Tønder, Merete Nordentoft and Lisa Korsbek

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:185

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Maternal mental health is associated with an increased risk of emotional and behavioural problems in children, and the risk is partly explained by the negative impact of maternal depression on caregiving. The ...

    Authors: R. M. Pearson, I. Culpin, C. Loret de Mola, A. Matijasevich, I. S. Santos, B. L. Horta, F. C. Barros and A. Stein

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:184

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Internet addiction (IA) has emerged as a public health concern, particularly among adolescents and young adults. However, few studies have been conducted in medical students. This multi-center study aimed to i...

    Authors: Meng Shi and Tian Jiao Du

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:183

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  24. Content type: Study protocol

    Affective disorders, encompassing depressive-, anxiety-, and somatic symptom disorders, are the most prevalent mental disorders in later life. Treatment protocols and guidelines largely rely on evidence from R...

    Authors: Richard C. Oude Voshaar, Ton D. F. Dhondt, Mario Fluiter, Paul Naarding, Sanne Wassink, Maureen M. J. Smeets, Loeki P. R. M. Pelzers, Astrid Lugtenburg, Martine Veenstra, Radboud M. Marijnissen, Gert-Jan Hendriks, Lia A. Verlinde, Robert A. Schoevers and Rob H. S. van den Brink

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:182

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  25. Content type: Study protocol

    Severe mental illness (SMI) presents a major burden to societies worldwide. Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) often do not have sufficient financial resources and qualified staff to provide extensive sp...

    Authors: Stefan Priebe, Catherine Fung, Sana Z. Sajun, Racheal Alinaitwe, Domenico Giacco, Carlos Gómez-Restrepo, Alma Džubur Kulenoviĉ, Noeline Nakasujja, Sandra Milena Ramírez, Sabina Slatina, Nelson K. Sewankambo, Hana Sikira, Miguel Uribe and Victoria Jane Bird

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:181

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique, which has yielded promising results in treating major depressive disorder. However, its effect on treatment-resista...

    Authors: Min-Shan Li, Xiang-Dong Du, Hsiao-Chi Chu, Yen-Ying Liao, Wen Pan, Zhe Li and Galen Chin-Lun Hung

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:180

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Selection of the optimal initial treatment in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) in need of highly specialized care has the potential to benefit treatment outcomes and cost-effectiveness of treatmen...

    Authors: Frédérique C. W. van Krugten, Maartje Goorden, Anton J. L. M. van Balkom, Patricia van Oppen, Henricus G. Ruhé, Digna J. F. van Schaik, Werner B. F. Brouwer and Leona Hakkaart-van Roijen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:179

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Research in high income countries reports higher prevalence of mental disorders among prisoners than in the general population. Lack of published data from low resource settings affects planning and eventual s...

    Authors: Jimmy Ben Forry, Scholastic Ashaba and Godfrey Zari Rukundo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:178

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Despite the growing recognition of childhood psychological maltreatment as a public health and human rights concern, it remains rampant in developing countries including Tanzania and has a negative impact on t...

    Authors: Adela A. Mwakanyamale and Yu Yizhen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:176

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Limited research exists concerning the long-term effects of avalanches on survivors’ mental health beyond the first years after the accident. The aims of this study were to describe and evaluate possible diffe...

    Authors: Lars-Petter Bakker, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Jon Gerhard Reichelt, Christer Lunde Gjerstad, Arnfinn Tønnessen, Lars Weisæth, Pål Herlof Herlofsen and Ellen Karine Grov

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:175

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  31. Content type: Debate

    Service providers throughout Europe have identified the need to define how high-quality community-based mental health care looks to organize their own services and to inform governments, commissioners and fund...

    Authors: René Keet, Marjonneke de Vetten-Mc Mahon, Laura Shields-Zeeman, Torleif Ruud, Jaap van Weeghel, Michiel Bahler, Cornelis L. Mulder, Catherine van Zelst, Billy Murphy, Koen Westen, Chris Nas, Ionela Petrea and Guido Pieters

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:174

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) has been successfully established in hundreds of efficacy trials. It is less understood, however, how ACT works in real-world settings. Furthermore, little is known abou...

    Authors: Jeanette Villanueva, Andrea H. Meyer, Marcia T. B. Rinner, Victoria J. Firsching, Charles Benoy, Sandra Brogli, Marc Walter, Klaus Bader and Andrew T. Gloster

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:173

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  33. Content type: Study protocol

    Anxiety disorders are common and associated with reduced quality of life, impaired physical and mental health and an increased economic burden for society. While evidence exists for the effectiveness of exerci...

    Authors: Jenny Nyberg, Malin Henriksson, N. David Åberg, Alexander Wall, Robert Eggertsen, Maria Westerlund, Louise Danielsson, H. Georg Kuhn, Margda Waern and Maria Åberg

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:172

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  34. Content type: Study protocol

    Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has a negative impact on several domains of life. However, there is a shortage of evidence-based non-pharmacological treatments for adolescents with ADHD. A stru...

    Authors: Jenny Meyer, Mia Ramklint, Maria Unenge Hallerbäck, Måns Lööf and Johan Isaksson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:171

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  35. Content type: Study protocol

    Despite the known benefits of early, specialized intervention for toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), access to such intervention remains limited. This pragmatic trial examines a novel healthcare del...

    Authors: Lisa V. Ibañez, Ann Vander Stoep, Kathleen Myers, Chuan Zhou, Shannon Dorsey, Kyle J. Steinman and Wendy L. Stone

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:169

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Abnormalities in heart rate during sleep linked to impaired neuro-cardiac modulation may provide new information about physiological sleep signatures of depression. This study assessed the validity of an algor...

    Authors: Mysa Saad, Laura B. Ray, Brad Bujaki, Amir Parvaresh, Iryna Palamarchuk, Joseph De Koninck, Alan Douglass, Elliott K. Lee, Louis J. Soucy, Stuart Fogel, Charles M. Morin, Célyne Bastien, Zul Merali and Rébecca Robillard

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:168

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT) has yielded promising outcomes for reducing self-harm, although to date only one study has reported MBT’s effectiveness for adolescents (Rossouw and Fonagy, J Am Acad Child Ad...

    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 2019 19:167

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Little is known regarding the burden of comorbidities among older people with intellectual disability (ID) who have affective and anxiety disorders. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the occurrence and risk o...

    Authors: Nadia El Mrayyan, Jonas Eberhard and Gerd Ahlström

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:166

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Amyloid β (Aβ) and tau proteins are considered as critical factors that affect Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Although many studies have conducted on these two proteins, little s...

    Authors: Yuan Li, Zhijun Yao, Yue Yu, Ying Zou, Yu Fu and Bin Hu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:165

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a relatively common and disabling psychiatric disorder whose pathophysiology is incompletely understood. In this study, we utilized magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) ...

    Authors: Yan Li, Chen Cheng Zhang, Kathrin Weidacker, Yingying Zhang, Naying He, Haiyan Jin, Weibo Chen, Valerie Voon, Richard A. E. Edden and Fuhua Yan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:164

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  41. Content type: Study protocol

    Traumatic exposure is a frequent issue in patients visiting emergency departments (EDs). Some patients will subsequently develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) while other will not. The problem is under...

    Authors: Mohammad-Hashim Wafa, Marie Viprey, Laurent Magaud, Julie Haesebaert, Edouard Leaune, Emmanuel Poulet, Clemence Bied and Anne-Marie Schott

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:163

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder affecting more than 21 million worldwide. In Indonesia, 14.3% of households have a patient with a mental disorder, and the majority of these are in rural areas. Famil...

    Authors: Nenden Hikmah Laila, Renti Mahkota, Siddharudha Shivalli, Krisnawati Bantas and Tri Krianto

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:162

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  43. Content type: Study protocol

    Depression is common among chronic heart failure (CHF) patients, and it is associated with significant re-hospitalization and mortality as well as lower quality of life. While psychotherapy is efficacious trea...

    Authors: Ying Zhang, Xiaozhen Lv, Wei Jiang, Yun Zhu, Weixian Xu, Yongdong Hu, Wanxin Ma, Peiyun Sun, Qingling Yang, Yulan Liang, Feng Ren, Xin Yu and Huali Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:161

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  44. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1], the authors have notified us that there was an oversight on acknowledging funding received for the study. They would like to mention that Professor Sukhi Shergill...

    Authors: Derek K. Tracy, Dan W. Joyce, S. Neil Sarkar, Maria-Jesus Mateos Fernandez and Sukhwinder S. Shergill

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:160

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2015 15:174

  45. Content type: Research article

    The main objectives of the mobile Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) in the Netherlands are to assess the presence of a mental disorder, to estimate risk to self or others, and to initiate continuity of care...

    Authors: Mark Van Veen, André I. Wierdsma, Christine van Boeijen, Jack Dekker, Jeroen Zoeteman, Bauke Koekkoek and Cornelis L. Mulder

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:157

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