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  1. The mental health of pregnant women, particularly those with elevated risks, has been an issue of global concern. Thus far, few studies have addressed the mental health of pregnant women with threatened preter...

    Authors: Qianqian Ni, Guizhi Cheng, An Chen and Seppo Heinonen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:250

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  2. Loneliness has not until recently been a prominent focus in research on outcomes of mental illness. The aim of this study was to determine whether loneliness at baseline predicts poor outcomes at 4-month follo...

    Authors: Jingyi Wang, Brynmor Lloyd-Evans, Louise Marston, Farhana Mann, Ruimin Ma and Sonia Johnson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:249

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  3. Previous attempts to identify predictors of treatment outcomes in body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) have yielded inconsistent findings. One way to increase precision and clinical utility could be to use machine l...

    Authors: Oskar Flygare, Jesper Enander, Erik Andersson, Brjánn Ljótsson, Volen Z. Ivanov, David Mataix-Cols and Christian Rück

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:247

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  4. The Cardiac Depression Scale (CDS) is an instrument to screen for depression, specifically in patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties ...

    Authors: Ibtisam M. Al-Zaru, Audai A. Hayajneh and Tariq Al-Dwaikat

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:246

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  5. Several quantitative studies support the effectiveness of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) psychosocial skills training group component for adolescents with impulse-control disorder and/or emotional dysr...

    Authors: Eva Sesma Pardo, Aránzazu Fernández Rivas, Pablo Orgaz Barnier, Marina Beá Mirabent, Iñaki Kerexeta Lizeaga, Aída Díaz Cosgaya, Ana Catalán Alcántara, Esther Vivanco González, Blaise Aguirre and Miguel Angel González Torres

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:245

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  6. Co-existence of depression and anxiety can be associated with severe detrimental consequences to the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the affected populations. This study was conducted to determine pre...

    Authors: Ramzi Shawahna, Suhaib Hattab, Rami Al-Shafei and Mahmoud Tab’ouni

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:244

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  7. Globally, depression is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality particularly in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are also increasing in LMICs, the cond...

    Authors: Christopher F. Akiba, Chifundo C. Zimba, Annie Thom, Maureen Matewere, Vivian Go, Brian Pence, Bradley N. Gaynes and Jones Masiye

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:243

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  8. Population-based administrative registers are often used for research purposes. However, their potential usefulness depends on the validity of the registered information. This study assessed the validity of th...

    Authors: Alba Vilaplana-Pérez, Josef Isung, Sonja Krig, Sarah Vigerland, Maral Jolstedt, Johan Bjureberg, Jens Högström, Kayoko Isomura, Daniel Rautio, Eva Serlachius, Christian Rück, David Mataix-Cols and Lorena Fernández de la Cruz

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:242

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  9. The self-evaluation of negative symptoms scale (SNS) is a new easy-to-use self-administered questionnaire allowing clinicians to understand the clinical and genetic factors affecting the negative symptoms in p...

    Authors: Aline Hajj, Souheil Hallit, Karam Chamoun, Hala Sacre, Sahar Obeid, Chadia Haddad, Sonia Dollfus and Lydia Rabbaa Khabbaz

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:240

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  10. Depression is a leading cause of disability, and it has been reported that more than 264 million people worldwide have depression. The causes of depression may be numerous, and physical health has also been li...

    Authors: Bich Na Jang, Hyeon Ji Lee, Jae Hong Joo, Eun-Cheol Park and Sung-In Jang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:238

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  11. People with severe mental disorders (SMD) experience premature mortality mostly from preventable physical causes. The World Health Organization (WHO) have recently produced guidelines on the management of phys...

    Authors: Jayati Das-Munshi, Maya Semrau, Corrado Barbui, Neerja Chowdhary, Petra C. Gronholm, Kavitha Kolappa, Dzmitry Krupchanka, Tarun Dua and Graham Thornicroft

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:237

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:326

  12. Collaborative interprofessional practices are essential in caring for people with complex mental health problems. Despite the difficulties of demonstrating positive impacts of interprofessional education (IPE)...

    Authors: Michael Marcussen, Birgitte Nørgaard, Karen Borgnakke and Sidse Arnfred

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:236

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  13. The implementation of evidence-based interventions for borderline personality disorder in community settings is important given that individuals with this diagnosis are often extensive users of both inpatient ...

    Authors: Daniel Flynn, Mary Joyce, Conall Gillespie, Mary Kells, Michaela Swales, Ailbhe Spillane, Justina Hurley, Aoife Hayes, Edel Gallagher, Ella Arensman and Mareike Weihrauch

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:235

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  14. Self-harm, whether attributed to suicidal or non-suicidal motives, is associated with several poor outcomes in young people, including eventual suicide. Much of our understanding of self-harm in young people i...

    Authors: Emmanuel N-B Quarshie, Mitch G. Waterman and Allan O. House

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:234

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  15. Maternal depression may be chronic and recurrent, with negative effects both on the health of mothers and children. Many studies have shown trajectories of postnatal depressive symptoms but few studies in low-...

    Authors: Nadège Jacques, Marilia Arndt Mesenburg, Alicia Matijasevich, Marlos Rodrigues Domingues, Andréa Dâmaso Bertoldi, Alan Stein and Mariangela Freitas Silveira

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:233

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  16. Treatment resistant depression (TRD) is common among patients with depression, and is associated with clinical and functional disability. However, the risk and risk factors for being granted disability pension...

    Authors: Heidi Taipale, Johan Reutfors, Antti Tanskanen, Lena Brandt, Jari Tiihonen, Allitia DiBernardo, Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz and Philip Brenner

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:232

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  17. Housemaids are part of women with low socioeconomic status and most of them are migrant from rural to central part of Ethiopia, less educated, either with poor, separated, single or divorced family and/or dead...

    Authors: Alem K. Ejigu, Zahra R. Seraj, Mahlet W. Gebrelibanos, Tolesa F. Jilcha and Yodit H. Bezabih

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:231

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  18. The risk and recovery paradigms are the dominant frameworks informing forensic mental health services and have been the focus of increasing research interest. Despite this, there are significant gaps in our un...

    Authors: Alexander I. F. Simpson, Irene Boldt, Stephanie Penney, Roland Jones, Sean Kidd, Arash Nakhost and Treena Wilkie

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:230

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  19. Socioeconomic inequality in mental health in Iran is poorly understood. This study aimed to assess socioeconomic inequality in poor mental health among Iranian adults.

    Authors: Farid Najafi, Yahya Pasdar, Behzad Karami Matin, Satar Rezaei, Ali Kazemi Karyani, Shahin Soltani, Moslem Soofi, Shahab Rezaeian, Alireza Zangeneh, Mehdi Moradinazar, Behrooz Hamzeh, Zahra Jorjoran Shushtari, Mansour sajjadipour, Saeid Eslami, Maryam khosrojerdi, Sahar Shabestari…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:229

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  20. Adolescent boys and young men are at particular risk of suicide. Suicidal ideation is an important risk factor for suicide, but is poorly understood among adolescent males. Some masculine behaviors have been a...

    Authors: Tania L. King, Marissa Shields, Victor Sojo, Galina Daraganova, Dianne Currier, Adrienne O’Neil, Kylie King and Allison Milner

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:228

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  21. Depression and anxiety are common psychiatric complications affecting patients with diabetes mellitus. However, data on the prevalence of depression, anxiety, and associated factors among Malaysian diabetic pa...

    Authors: Luke Sy-Cherng Woon, Hatta Bin Sidi, Arun Ravindran, Paula Junggar Gosse, Roslyn Laurie Mainland, Emily Samantha Kaunismaa, Nurul Hazwani Hatta, Puteri Arnawati, Amelia Yasmin Zulkifli, Norlaila Mustafa and Mohammad Farris Iman Leong Bin Abdullah

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:227

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  22. Conflicting evidence exists on whether parent or spouse caregivers experience better outcomes when caring for family members with schizophrenia. The current study aims to examine relative caregiving experience...

    Authors: Yu Yu, Tong-xin Li, Yi-lu Li, Dan Qiu, Shi-jun Xi, Shui-yuan Xiao and Jacob Kraemer Tebes

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:226

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  23. VGF (nonacronymic) is a neuropeptide that plays an important role in the pathogenesis of major depressive disorder (MDD). However, no studies have yet investigated VGF levels in patients with MDD who are at ri...

    Authors: Xingxing Li, Huifei Ge, Dongsheng Zhou, Xiangping Wu, Gangqiao Qi, Zan Chen, Chang Yu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Haihang Yu and Chuang Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:225

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  24. Knowledge about the high rates of depression in people with visual impairment (VI) remains unclear. The study aimed to examine whether depressive symptoms in people with VI were associated with social isolatio...

    Authors: Audun Brunes and Trond Heir

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:224

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  25. Perinatal mental distress poses a heavy burden in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This study investigated perceptions and experiences of perinatal mental distress among women in a rural Ethiopian com...

    Authors: Jil Molenaar, Charlotte Hanlon, Atalay Alem, Dawit Wondimagegn, Girmay Medhin, Martin Prince and Edward G. J. Stevenson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:223

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  26. The study examines the psychometric properties of the French version of the McLean Screening Instrument for Borderline Personality Disorder (MSI-BPD) created by M. Zanarini to screen borderline personality dis...

    Authors: Bojan Mirkovic, Mario Speranza, Lionel Cailhol, Julien-Daniel Guelfi, Fernando Perez-Diaz, Maurice Corcos, Marion Robin and Alexandra Pham-Scottez

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:222

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  27. Selective mutism (SM) is nowadays considered a relatively rare anxiety disorder characterized by children failing to speak in certain situations. Research on risk factors for SM are limited in comparison to ot...

    Authors: Miina Koskela, Roshan Chudal, Terhi Luntamo, Auli Suominen, Hans-Christoph Steinhausen and Andre Sourander

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:221

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  28. Data on intensive care unit (ICU) related psychiatric morbidity from Low Middle-Income Countries are sparse. We studied the ICU related posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS), anxiety, and depression symptoms in...

    Authors: Swagata Tripathy, Swati P. Acharya, Santosh Singh, Suravi Patra, Biswa Ranjan Mishra and Nilamadhab Kar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:220

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  29. Remission criteria were proposed by Andreasen et al. for classifying patients with schizophrenia according to the severity of psychopathology. Up to the present time, there have been no cohort studies explorin...

    Authors: San-Ping Wang, Jung-Der Wang, Jer-Hao Chang, Bo-Jian Wu, Tso-Jen Wang and Hsiao-Ju Sun

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:219

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  30. The System Usability Scale (SUS) is used to measure usability of internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT). However, whether the SUS is a valid instrument to measure usability in this context is uncl...

    Authors: Mayke Mol, Anneke van Schaik, Els Dozeman, Jeroen Ruwaard, Christiaan Vis, David D. Ebert, Anne Etzelmueller, Kim Mathiasen, Bárbara Moles, Teresa Mora, Claus D. Pedersen, Mette Maria Skjøth, Luisa Peleteiro Pensado, Jordi Piera-Jimenez, Didem Gokcay, Burçin Ünlü Ince…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:218

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  31. The Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) is proposed to predict behavioral intention. We conducted this study aimed to investigate the effects of Suicidal Ideation (SI) and constructs of TPB on suicidal intention.

    Authors: Forouzan Rezapur-Shahkolai, Mehdi Khezeli, Seyyed-Mohammad-Mahdi Hazavehei, Saeed Ariapooran, Ali Reza Soltanian and Alireza Ahmadi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:217

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  32. It has been shown that iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is associated with psychosocial consequences and psychiatric morbidity. However, the association between adults with IDA and psychiatric disorders has not be...

    Authors: Herng-Sheng Lee, Hsin-Hao Chao, Wan-Ting Huang, Solomon Chih-Cheng Chen and Hsin-Yi Yang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:216

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  33. Research suggests that economic recessions might be associated with a higher use of psychotropic drugs, but literature is scarce and contradictory in identifying the most vulnerable groups. This study aims to ...

    Authors: Manuela Silva, Ana Antunes, Sofia Azeredo-Lopes, Graça Cardoso, Miguel Xavier, Benedetto Saraceno and José Miguel Caldas-de-Almeida

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:215

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  34. Mental health Step-up, Step-down services (SUSD), also known as subacute services or Prevention and Recovery Services, have emerged to fill an identified gap between hospital-based inpatient care and clinical ...

    Authors: Hanh Ngo, Priscilla Ennals, Serhat Turut, Elizabeth Geelhoed, Antonio Celenza and Keren Wolstencroft

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:214

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  35. A major research finding in the field of Biological Psychiatry is that symptom-based categories of mental disorders map poorly onto dysfunctions in brain circuits or neurobiological pathways. Many of the ident...

    Authors: Tanja M. Brückl, Victor I. Spoormaker, Philipp G. Sämann, Anna-Katharine Brem, Lara Henco, Darina Czamara, Immanuel Elbau, Norma C. Grandi, Lee Jollans, Anne Kühnel, Laura Leuchs, Dorothee Pöhlchen, Maximilian Schneider, Alina Tontsch, Martin E. Keck, Leonhard Schilbach…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:213

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  36. Patients with psychiatric disorders, such as major depressive disorder, schizophrenia or obsessive-compulsive disorder, often suffer from cognitive dysfunction. The nature of these dysfunctions and their relat...

    Authors: Dorien H. Nieman, UnYoung Chavez-Baldini, Nienke C. Vulink, Dirk J. A. Smit, Guido van Wingen, Pelle de Koning, Arjen L. Sutterland, Roel J. T. Mocking, Claudi Bockting, Karin J. H. Verweij, Anja Lok and Damiaan Denys

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:212

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  37. Individuals who conduct disaster relief work overseas are exposed to a variety of traumatic events that can cause distress and trigger psychological illnesses. Identification of which disaster relief workers m...

    Authors: Elena Opie, Samantha Brooks, Neil Greenberg and G. James Rubin

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:211

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  38. Living with recurrent, and/or chronic depression requires long-term management in addition to active coping on a day-to-day basis. Previous research on long-term management, and coping with depression mainly f...

    Authors: Dorien Smit, Janneke Peelen, Janna N. Vrijsen and Jan Spijker

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:210

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  39. Taking a broad approach, the aim of this study was to better understand severity and prevalence of various types of mental ill-health across age and sex groups in the general adult population. A first objectiv...

    Authors: Per Höglund, Camilla Hakelind and Steven Nordin

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:209

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  40. IGF-1 is an essential neurotrophin produced peripherally and in the brain. Impairments in the brain IGF-1 concentrations might be responsible for some aspects of major depressive disorder (MDD) pathogenesis, w...

    Authors: Oleg A. Levada, Alexandra S. Troyan and Irina Y. Pinchuk

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:208

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  41. Affective disorders, such as major depressive (MDD), bipolar I (BD I) and II (BD II) disorders, are overlapped at a continuum, but their exact loci are not clear. The self-reports from patients with affective ...

    Authors: Fanjia Guo, Jingyi Cai, Yanli Jia, Jiawei Wang, Nenad Jakšić, Zsuzsanna Kövi, Marina Šagud and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:207

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  42. Delirium is common in critically ill patients and it is associated with poor outcomes. In Tunisia, however, it is still underdiagnosed as there is no validated screening tool. The aim of this study was to tran...

    Authors: Imen Ben Saida, Saiid Kortli, Badii Amamou, Nawres Kacem, Mariem Ghardallou, Eugene Wesley Ely, Helmi Ben Saad and Mohamed Boussarsar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:206

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  43. The present study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of a therapist-guided internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (iCBT) intervention for service members of the German Armed Forces with posttraumatic s...

    Authors: Helen Niemeyer, Christine Knaevelsrud, Sarah Schumacher, Sinha Engel, Annika Kuester, Sebastian Burchert, Beate Muschalla, Deborah Weiss, Jan Spies, Heinrich Rau and Gerd-Dieter Willmund

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:205

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  44. Substance use among homeless people is higher compared to the general population. In some studies, reported rates of problematic drug use among the homeless vary, with estimates ranging from 25 to 70%. There i...

    Authors: Kibrom Haile, Halima Umer, Getinet Ayano, Edao Fejo and Tolesa Fanta

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:204

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  45. Cognitive impairment is accompanied with high rates of comorbid conditions, leading ultimately to death. Few studies examine the relation between cognitive transition and mortality, especially in Asian populat...

    Authors: Mu-Cyun Wang, Tsai-Chung Li, Chia-Ing Li, Chiu-Shong Liu, Chih-Hsueh Lin, Wen-Yuan Lin, Chuan-Wei Yang, Shing-Yu Yang and Cheng-Chieh Lin

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:203

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  46. Women in perimenopausal and postmenopausal period are at increased risk of depression and anxiety. Physiologic changes in menopause can change body’s appearance and function that may disturb body and then lead...

    Authors: Masoumeh Simbar, Soheila Nazarpour, Hamid Alavi Majd, Khadijeh Dodel Andarvar, Zahra Jafari Torkamani and Fatemeh Alsadat Rahnemaei

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:202

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:278

  47. Prolonged forensic psychiatric hospitalizations have raised ethical, economic, and clinical concerns. Due to the confounded nature of factors affecting length of stay of psychiatric offender patients, prior re...

    Authors: Johannes Kirchebner, Moritz Philipp Günther, Martina Sonnweber, Alice King and Steffen Lau

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:201

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  48. Contextual variables such as staff characteristics, treatment programs, assessment routines and administrative structures are found to influence patient violence rates in psychiatric forensic wards. The possib...

    Authors: Ragnar Urheim, Tom Palmstierna, Knut Rypdal, Rolf Gjestad, Mette Senneseth and Arnstein Mykletun

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:200

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