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  1. This longitudinal study explored the relationship between trajectories of maternal depressive symptoms and offspring’s risk behavior in adolescence contributing to an extremely scarce literature about the impa...

    Authors: Ana Beatriz Bozzini, Jessica Mayumi Maruyama, Tiago N. Munhoz, Aluísio J. D. Barros, Fernando C. Barros, Iná S. Santos and Alicia Matijasevich

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:18

    Content type: Research article

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  2. High serum uric acid (SUA) levels may provide protection against depression and anxiety through its defensive role in oxidative damage. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis of the independent assoc...

    Authors: Rui Zhong, Qingling Chen, Mengmeng Li, Nan Li, Chaojia Chu, Jing Li, Xinyue Zhang and Weihong Lin

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:17

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  3. A pandemic is a very stressful event, especially for highly vulnerable people (e.g., older adults). The purpose of the current study was to investigate the main and interactive relationships of social support ...

    Authors: Fugui Li, Sihui Luo, Weiqi Mu, Yanmei Li, Liyuan Ye, Xueying Zheng, Bing Xu, Yu Ding, Ping Ling, Mingjie Zhou and Xuefeng Chen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:16

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  4. There is little longitudinal evidence on the cumulative risk of harm from gambling associated with excess spending and frequency of play. The present study sought to assess the risk of gambling problems over a...

    Authors: Shawn R. Currie, David C. Hodgins, Robert J. Williams and Kirsten Fiest

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:15

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Tic disorders are childhood-onset neuropsychiatric disorders characterized by multiple motor or vocal tics with frequent comorbidities and a broad spectrum of phenotypic presentations. In this study, we aimed ...

    Authors: Eu Gene Park and Young-Hoon Kim

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:14

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Suicide and risk management protocols in mental health research aim to ensure patient safety, provide vital information on how to assess suicidal ideation, manage risk, and respond to unexpected and expected s...

    Authors: Katye Stevens, Vivetha Thambinathan, Elisa Hollenberg, Fiona Inglis, Andrew Johnson, Andrea Levinson, Soha Salman, Leah Cardinale, Brian Lo, Jenny Shi, David Wiljer, Daphne J. Korczak and Kristin Cleverley

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:13

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Housing is an important social determinant of health. Poor housing conditions are associated with a wide range of health conditions, including mental health. The study aimed to investigate the association betw...

    Authors: Selin Kim, Wonjeong Jeong, Bich Na Jang, Eun-Cheol Park and Sung-In Jang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:12

    Content type: Research article

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  8. This study investigated the prevalence and factors associated with counselling and psychotherapy service use among Chinese sexual minority populations.

    Authors: Yuanyuan Wang, Amanda Wilson, Zhishan Hu, Li Lu, Wengao Li, Ke Peng, Lijuan Wu, Ying Xin, Jack Drescher, Jianjun Ou and Runsen Chen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:11

    Content type: Research article

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  9. There is limited evidence on the use of antipsychotics in patients with early-onset schizophrenia, which lags significantly behind the studies on adult patients’ medication and has a large disparity from actua...

    Authors: Jiuping Zhang, Xin Cheng, Huihui Zhang, Ping Xu, Peiying Jin and Xiaoyan Ke

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:10

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Psychosis can be a sufficiently traumatic event to lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Previous research has focussed on the trauma of first episode psychosis (FEP) and the only review to date of PT...

    Authors: Georgina Buswell, Zoë Haime, Brynmor Lloyd-Evans and Jo Billings

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:9

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Although cultural factors play a crucial role in experience of stigma, there is scant review on the impact and importance of culture on stigma of mental illness across Pacific Rim Region. This study aims to in...

    Authors: Mao-Sheng Ran, Brian J. Hall, Tin Tin Su, Benny Prawira, Matilde Breth-Petersen, Xu-Hong Li and Tian-Ming Zhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:8

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  12. The challenges of living with and taking care of a patient with schizophrenia can lead to positive changes depending on the experiences and reactions of family caregivers. Such changes may directly affect the ...

    Authors: Fatemeh Darban, Roghayeh Mehdipour- Rabori, Jamileh Farokhzadian, Esmat Nouhi and Sakineh Sabzevari

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:7

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Internationally, the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) is commonly used to assess the frequency and severity of depressive symptoms. However, psychometric properties of the Norwegian version of the PHQ-9 ...

    Authors: Line Wisting, Sverre Urnes Johnson, Cynthia M. Bulik, Ole A. Andreassen, Øyvind Rø and Lasse Bang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:6

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Like other complex diseases including drug addiction, genetic factors can interfere with the disease. In this study, three opioid genes (OPRM1, OPRD1, and OPRK1) were examined for an association with drug addicti...

    Authors: Laith N. AL-Eitan, Doaa M. Rababa’h and Mansour A. Alghamdi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:5

    Content type: Research Article

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  15. Antipsychotic-induced Weight Gain (AiWG) is a debilitating and common adverse effect of antipsychotics. AiWG negatively impacts life expectancy, quality of life, treatment adherence, likelihood of developing t...

    Authors: Nini de Boer, Sinan Guloksuz, Caroline van Baal, Leonie Willebrands, Jeroen Deenik, Christiaan H. Vinkers, Inge Winter-van Rossum, Janneke Zinkstok, Ingeborg Wilting, Jasper B. Zantvoord, Frank Backx, Wilma E. Swildens, Marieke Schouw, Jan Bogers, Folkwin Hulshof, Rudolf de Knijff…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:4

    Content type: Study protocol

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  16. Syria has experienced war since 2011, leaving over 80% under the poverty line and millions displaced. War and its retaliations have significantly impacted the mental health of Syrians. This study evaluates the...

    Authors: Ameer Kakaje, Ragheed Al Zohbi, Osama Hosam Aldeen, Leen Makki, Ayham Alyousbashi and Mhd Bahaa Aldin Alhaffar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:2

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  17. In clinical environments, nursing students experience a range of stressors that can affect their health, learning, and quality of patient care. This study aimed to develop a Nursing Students’ Perceptions of Cl...

    Authors: Foozieh Rafati, Hamid Sharif Nia, Zohreh Khoshnood and Kelly-Ann Allen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:1

    Content type: Research article

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  18. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Akira Iwanami, Kazuhiko Saito, Masakazu Fujiwara, Daiki Okutsu and Hironobu Ichikawa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:596

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:485

  19. Conduct disorder (CD), a serious behavioral and emotional disorder in childhood and adolescence, characterized by disruptive behavior and breaking societal rules. Studies have explored the overlap of CD with n...

    Authors: Nóra Kerekes, Btissame Zouini, Emma Karlsson, Emma Cederholm, Paul Lichtenstein, Henrik Anckarsäter and Maria Råstam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:595

    Content type: Research article

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  20. In addition to physical problems, patients with COVID-19 suffer from considerable stress throughout the disease crisis. It is important to address mental health needs and not to ignore the psychological dimens...

    Authors: Yaser Moradi, Farzin Mollazadeh, Parivash Karimi, Keyvan Hosseingholipour and Rahim Baghaei

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:594

    Content type: Research article

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  21. To date, very few nationwide studies addressing the way in which mental health services are addressing the current pandemics have been published. The present paper reports data obtained from a survey relating ...

    Authors: Bernardo Carpiniello, Massimo Tusconi, Enrico Zanalda, Guido Di Sciascio and Massimo Di Giannantonio

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:593

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  22. The time between discharge from hospital and transition to community and home is a critical period for health status among patients with a mental illness, including patients with schizophrenia. This study aime...

    Authors: Anantree Smithnaraseth, Acharaporn Seeherunwong, Rungnapa Panitrat and Mathuros Tipayamongkholgul

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:592

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Societies strive for fast-delivered, evidence-based and need-oriented depression treatment within budget constraints. To explore potential improvements, selective contracts can be implemented. Here, we evaluat...

    Authors: Alexander Engels, Hans-Helmut König, Julia Luise Magaard, Martin Härter, Sabine Hawighorst-Knapstein, Ariane Chaudhuri and Christian Brettschneider

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:591

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  24. The goal of this study was to investigate treatment outcome and related intervention processes of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy versus health qigong-based cognitive therapy versus waitlist control among ...

    Authors: Sunny H. W. Chan, Wendy W. K. Chan, June Y. W. Chao and Phyllis K. L. Chan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:590

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Despite a high burden of mental health problems among refugees, there is limited knowledge about effective mental health care provision for this group. Although substantial efforts in understanding the complex...

    Authors: Baye Berihun Asfaw, Claudia Beiersmann, Verena Keck, Christoph Nikendei, Janine Benson-Martin, Inken Schütt and Julia Lohmann

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:588

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  26. Electroencephalography (EEG) frontal alpha asymmetry (FAA) has been observed in several psychiatric disorders. Dominance in left or right frontal alpha activity remains inconsistent in patients with major depr...

    Authors: Kuk-In Jang, Chany Lee, Sangmin Lee, Seung Huh and Jeong-Ho Chae

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:586

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a considerable public health concern. In spite of evidence-based treatments for MDD, many patients do not improve and relapse is common. Therefore, improving treatment outcom...

    Authors: Michèle Schmitter, Jan Spijker, Filip Smit, Indira Tendolkar, Anne-Marie Derksen, Peter Oostelbos, Ben F. M. Wijnen, Tessa J. van Doesum, Jasper A. J. Smits and Janna N. Vrijsen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:585

    Content type: Study protocol

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  28. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cardio-metabolic risk in schizophrenia patients treated by atypical antipsychotic drugs compared with that in those treated without atypical antipsychotic drugs using ...

    Authors: Ichiro Kusumi, Sachie Inoue, Kenji Baba, Tadashi Nosaka and Toshihisa Anzai

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:584

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Various parent training interventions have been shown to have some effect on the symptoms of children with autism. We carried out a systematic review and meta-analyses to assess effectiveness of parental train...

    Authors: Shoumitro (Shoumi) Deb, Ameeta Retzer, Meera Roy, Rupali Acharya, Bharati Limbu and Ashok Roy

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:583

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  30. A diagnosis of bipolar II disorder requires that the symptoms cannot be better explained by a medical condition. Epilepsy is in some cases associated with an affective syndrome mimicking an unstable bipolar II...

    Authors: O. K. Drange, S. G. Sæther, P. I. Finseth, G. Morken, A. E. Vaaler, V. Arntsen, O. Henning, O. A. Andreassen, T. Elvsåshagen, U. F. Malt and E. Bøen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:582

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  31. The use of atypical antipsychotics which currently form the primary choice pharmacotherapy for several mental health conditions have been linked to cardiovascular and metabolic side effects. This systematic re...

    Authors: Ruba Azfr Ali, Zahraa Jalal and Vibhu Paudyal

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:581

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Despite the increased attention given to improvement of mental health-related knowledge and attitudes, rates of help-seeking for mental illness remain low even in countries with well-developed mental health se...

    Authors: Elena A. Manescu, Emily J. Robinson and Claire Henderson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:579

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  33. International immigration to Japan, where homogeneous ethnicity is a population characteristic, has been growing. Although immigration is recognised as a risk factor for multiple mental-health related issues, ...

    Authors: Youji Takubo, Takahiro Nemoto, Momoko Iwai, Minako Kashima, Eriko Yamaguchi, Akiko Maruyama, Sachio Miura, Hisaaki Saito, Naohisa Tsujino and Masafumi Mizuno

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:569

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  34. There is little data on the long-term neurocognitive and educational outcomes among school-aged survivors of neonatal jaundice (NNJ) and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) in Africa.

    Authors: Dorcas N. Magai, Hans M. Koot, Paul Mwangi, Esther Chongwo, Charles R. Newton and Amina Abubakar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:578

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  35. Khat chewing practice is rapidly expanding worldwide and currently, an estimated over 10 million people chew khat daily. The transtheoretical model explains how behavior change occurs across the stages of chan...

    Authors: Asmamaw Adugna, Telake Azale and Simegnew Handebo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:577

    Content type: Research article

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  36. In recent years there has been a progressive rise in the number of asylum seekers and refugees displaced from their country of origin, with significant social, economic, public health and mental health implica...

    Authors: Michela Nosè, Lorenzo Tarsitani, Federico Tedeschi, Claudia Lotito, Paola Massetti, Marianna Purgato, Valentina Roselli, Liliana Todini, Giulia Turrini and Corrado Barbui

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:576

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  37. Psychiatric patients who live in psychiatric residential care homes may often feel a loss of autonomy, decision making, and participation in social activities. They usually have few or no visitors and also do ...

    Authors: Mohammad Sahebalzamani, Omid Rezaei and Ladan Fattah Moghadam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:575

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  38. Low levels of the soluble tumour necrosis factor-like weak inducer of apoptosis (sTWEAK) and depression are linked to cardiovascular disease. Galectin-3, inadequate glycemic control and low high-density lipopr...

    Authors: Eva O. Melin, Jonatan Dereke and Magnus Hillman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:574

    Content type: Research article

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  39. To explore the mutual relationship between multimorbidity, mental illness and frailty, we have set-up the Multimorbidity and Mental health Cohort Study in FRAILty and Aging (MiMiCS-FRAIL) cohort. At the popula...

    Authors: Ivan Aprahamian, Ronei Luciano Mamoni, Nilva Karla Cervigne, Taize Machado Augusto, Carla Vasconcelos Romanini, Marina Petrella, Daniele Lima da Costa, Natalia Almeida Lima, Marcus K. Borges and Richard C. Oude Voshaar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:573

    Content type: Study protocol

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  40. Whereas suicide remains in the top 12 leading causes of death among young people aged 10–24 in sub-Saharan Africa, little is known about suicidal behaviours among adolescents in Liberia. We aimed to estimate t...

    Authors: Emmanuel Nii-Boye Quarshie, Henry K. Onyeaka and Kwaku Oppong Asante

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:572

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) often presages the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Accurate and early identification of cognitive impairment will substantially reduce the burden on the family and alle...

    Authors: Szabolcs Garbóczy, Éva Magócs, Gergő József Szőllősi, Szilvia Harsányi, Anikó Égerházi and László Róbert Kolozsvári

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:571

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  42. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that causes impairment in daily activities. This study aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) as ad...

    Authors: Sadegh Yoosefee, Man Amanat, Mona Salehi, Seyed Vahid Mousavi, Jamshid Behzadmanesh, Victoria Safary, Ali Yoonesi and Bahman Salehi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:570

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  43. Clozapine is an atypical antipsychotic proven to be superior in the treatment of treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Myocarditis is a rare, but well-known complication of treatment with clozapine. Only few case...

    Authors: M. Z. van der Horst, F. van Houwelingen and J. J. Luykx

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:568

    Content type: Case report

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  44. This prospective, cross-sectional, observational study examined associations between sense of coherence (SOC), mental well-being, and perceived preoperative hospital and surgery related stress of surgical pati...

    Authors: Henning Krampe, Ute Goerling, Claudia D. Spies, Sina K. Gerhards, Sören Enge, Anna-Lena Salz, Léonie F. Kerper and Tatjana Schnell

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:567

    Content type: Research article

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