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  1. 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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    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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  3. 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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    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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  5. 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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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:97

  6. 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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  7. 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

  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. Content type: Research article

    For the 11th version of the International Classification of Diseases, a new stress related diagnosis has been proposed: complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD). It is described as a chronic condition wi...

    Authors: Manuel P. Stadtmann, Andreas Maercker, Jochen Binder and Wilfried Schnepp

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:392

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Research has shown that a history of childhood adversities is common in patients with psychiatric disorders but few studies have investigated links between specific types of adversity and specific psychiatric ...

    Authors: Antonella Bruni, Elvira Anna Carbone, Valentina Pugliese, Matteo Aloi, Giuseppina Calabrò, Gregorio Cerminara, Cristina Segura-García and Pasquale De Fazio

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:391

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Clinical studies have shown that bipolar patients have increased serum uric acid levels. High serum uric acid levels could play a role contributing to high prevalence of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome ...

    Authors: Jingxu Chen, Hongmei Chen, Junhui Feng, Ligang Zhang, Juyan Li, Ran Li, Shaoli Wang, Ian Wilson, Alison Jones, Yunlong Tan, Fude Yang and Xu-Feng Huang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:390

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  30. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article

    Authors: Daniel Schöttle, Wolfgang Janetzky, Daniel Luedecke, Elmar Beck, Christoph U. Correll and Klaus Wiedemann

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:389

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:365

  31. Content type: Research article

    The efficacy of parent-child training (PCT) regarding child symptoms may be reduced if the mother has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The AIMAC study (ADHD in Mothers and Children) aimed to co...

    Authors: Christopher Hautmann, Manfred Döpfner, Josepha Katzmann, Stephanie Schürmann, Tanja Wolff Metternich-Kaizman, Charlotte Jaite, Viola Kappel, Julia Geissler, Andreas Warnke, Christian Jacob, Klaus Hennighausen, Barbara Haack-Dees, Katja Schneider-Momm, Alexandra Philipsen, Swantje Matthies, Michael Rösler…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:388

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental characterized by attention deficit, hyperactivity, emotional impulses and difficulty with cognitive functions. The Das-Naglieri Cognitive...

    Authors: Ling Qin, Hairun Liu, Hong Zhang, Yanhong Fu and Dandan Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:386

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  33. Content type: Study protocol

    Childhood abuse related posttraumatic stress disorder (CA-PTSD) is associated with a high burden of disease and with treatment response rates that leave room for improvement. One of the treatments for PTSD, pr...

    Authors: D. A. C. Oprel, C. M. Hoeboer, M. Schoorl, R. A. De Kleine, I. G. Wigard, M. Cloitre, A. Van Minnen and W. Van der Does

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:385

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  34. Content type: Research article

    People with a psychotic disorder have an increased risk of becoming the victim of a crime. To prevent victimization a body-oriented resilience therapy using kickboxing exercises was developed. This study aims ...

    Authors: Bertine de Vries, Elisabeth C. D. van der Stouwe, Clement O. Waarheid, Stefan H. J. Poel, Erwin M. van der Helm, André Aleman, Johan Arends, Gerdina H. M. Pijnenborg and Jooske T. van Busschbach

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:384

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  35. Content type: Research article

    By combining regional homogeneity (ReHo) and functional connectivity (FC) analyses, this study aimed to explore brain functional alterations in Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome (APS), which could provide compleme...

    Authors: Xiangyun Long, Fei Liu, Nan Huang, Na Liu, Jie Zhang, Jing Chen, Ansi Qi, Xiaofeng Guan and Zheng Lu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:383

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The number of asylum seekers, refugees and internally displaced people worldwide has increased dramatically over the past 5 years. Many countries are continuing to resort to detaining asylum seekers and other ...

    Authors: M. von Werthern, K. Robjant, Z. Chui, R. Schon, L. Ottisova, C. Mason and C. Katona

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:382

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is a significant public health and social welfare problem in low-and middle income countries (LMICs). However, most ACEs research is based on developed countries, and littl...

    Authors: Manasi Kumar, Beatrice Amugune, Beatrice Madeghe, Grace Nduku Wambua, Judith Osok, Anastasia Polkonikova-Wamoto, David Bukusi, Fred Were and Keng-Yen Huang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:381

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Cognitive behavioural therapy has been used for schizophrenia, but to which extent it is effective is still controversial. Results of existing meta-analyses are of difficult interpretation, because they mainly...

    Authors: Irene Bighelli, Maximilian Huhn, Johannes Schneider-Thoma, Marc Krause, Cornelia Reitmeir, Sofia Wallis, Felicitas Schwermann, Gabi Pitschel-Walz, Corrado Barbui, Toshi A. Furukawa and Stefan Leucht

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:380

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Arab refugees and immigrants living in the United States may be exposed to political, economic, social, and environmental stressors that may affect their mental health. Yet, little is known regarding mental he...

    Authors: Sanjana Pampati, Zaineb Alattar, Evette Cordoba, Madiha Tariq and Carlos Mendes de Leon

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:379

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  40. Content type: Study protocol

    Adolescents with intellectual disabilities have an increased risk of developing academic, social, and psychological problems compared with non-disabled peers. These difficulties might have an impact on the imp...

    Authors: Fenneke L. M. Verberg, Petra Helmond and Geertjan Overbeek

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:377

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The aims of this study were to explore the relationship between early reduction in psychotic symptoms and the ultimate response in patients with schizophrenia treated by atypical antipsychotics, and to determi...

    Authors: Yi-Lung Chen, Kun-Po Chen, Chih-Chiang Chiu, Ming-Hong Tai and For-Wey Lung

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:376

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