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  1. While the relationship between negative aspects of body image and positive schizophrenia symptoms was extensively investigated and is relatively well-established, there is a dearth of literature on the relatio...

    Authors: Daniella Mahfoud, Feten Fekih-Romdhane, Jawad Abou Zeid, Lea Rustom, Charbel Mouez, Georges Haddad and Souheil Hallit
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:306
  2. Non-suicidal self-injury behavior (NSSI) is a common mental health threat among adolescents. Poor parent-child relationship (PCR) and problematic mobile phone use (PMPU) are risk factors for NSSI. We aimed to ...

    Authors: Huiqiong Xu, Wan Xiao, Yang Xie, Shaojun Xu, Yuhui Wan and Fangbiao Tao
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:304
  3. Burnout and depression among medical students is linked to serious problems that require appropriate solutions. Subthreshold autism traits or autistic-like traits (ALTs) may be possible factors associated with...

    Authors: Takafumi Watanabe and Tatsuo Akechi
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:302
  4. The nine-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) and the seven-item Generalised Anxiety Disorder scale (GAD-7) are routinely used in research and clinical practice. Whilst measurement invariance of these mea...

    Authors: Rob Saunders, Delilah Moinian, Joshua Stott, Henry Delamain, Syed Ali Naqvi, Satwant Singh, Jon Wheatley, Stephen Pilling and Joshua E.J. Buckman
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:298
  5. Mental health problems and lower Quality of Life (QoL) are more common in deaf and hard-of-hearing – (D)HH – children than in typically hearing (TH) children. Communication has been repeatedly linked to both m...

    Authors: Chris Margaret Aanondsen, Thomas Jozefiak, Stian Lydersen, Kerstin Heiling and Tormod Rimehaug
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:297
  6. Suicidal ideation is a clinical exigency heightening the risk of suicide at different levels of suicidal behavior. This study sought to explore crucial correlates of this phenomenon with a structural equation ...

    Authors: Marziyeh Laghaei, Mahnaz Mehrabizadeh Honarmand, Laura Jobson, Hamed Abdollahpour Ranjbar and Mojtaba Habibi Asgarabad
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:295
  7. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship of mental health status between self-poisoning suicide patients and their family members, and it also sought to identify potential patient’s risk and...

    Authors: Wenjing Zheng, Limei Han, Yanna Fan, Min Yi, Xiaoxia Lu, Juan Yang, Xiaobo Peng and Ying Yang
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:294
  8. Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is common among adolescents and has been linked to mental disorders and suicide in addition to physical injuries. According to the empirical avoidance model, adolescents with NS...

    Authors: Yang Chen, Wenxian Fu, Sifan Ji, Wei Zhang, Lingmin Sun, Tingting Yang, Kongliang He and Yongjie Zhou
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:293
  9. Pregnancy and the postpartum period are times when women are at increased risk for depression and mental problems. This may also negatively affect the foetus. Thus, there is a need for interventions with low-t...

    Authors: Ulrike Stentzel, Hans J. Grabe, Silke Schmidt, Samuel Tomczyk, Neeltje van den Berg and Angelika Beyer
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:292
  10. Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a risk factor for suicide. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of NSSI and professional psychological help-seeking status and influencing factors among left-behind...

    Authors: Na Yong, Jing Luo, Jia-ming Luo, Yi-song Yao, Jing Wu, Han Yang, Jing-dan Li, Shuang Yang, Yuan-yuan Leng, Hong-chuan Zheng, Yang Fan, Ying-dan Hu, Jin Ma, Ya-wen Tan and Ji-yang Pan
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:291
  11. Improving supportive social networks in forensic psychiatric patients is deemed important due to the protective effects of such networks on both mental health problems and criminal recidivism. Informal interve...

    Authors: Lise T. A. Swinkels, Mariken B. de Koning, Thimo M. van der Pol, Jack J. M. Dekker, Janna F. ter Harmsel and Arne Popma
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:290
  12. Previous studies discovered the presence of abnormal structures and functions in the brain regions of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Nevertheless, whether structural changes in brain region...

    Authors: Zhenning Ding, Zhipeng Ding, Yunhui Chen, Dan Lv, Tong Li, Tinghuizi Shang, Jidong Ma, Chuang Zhan, Xu Yang, Jian Xiao, Zhenghai Sun, Na Wang, Wenbin Guo, Chengchong Li, Zengyan Yu and Ping Li
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:289
  13. Despite the significant contribution of mental health conditions to the burden of disease, there is insufficient evidence from Africa to inform policy, planning and service delivery. Thus, there is a need for ...

    Authors: Claire van der Westhuizen, Marlise Richter, Ashraf Kagee, Rizwana Roomaney, Marguerite Schneider and Katherine Sorsdahl
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:288
  14. The limited available data suggest that the prevalence of problem gambling is increased among young adults with first-episode psychosis, possibly due in part to several risk factors for problem gambling that a...

    Authors: Olivier Corbeil, Manuel Soulard, Maxime Huot-Lavoie, Laurent Béchard, Émilien Fournier, Sébastien Brodeur, Anne-Marie Essiambre, Charles Desmeules, Chantale Thériault, Amal Abdel-Baki, Christian Jacques, Isabelle Giroux, Michel Dorval, Marc-André Roy and Marie-France Demers
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:287
  15. Childhood maltreatment and problematic mobile phone use are risk factors for depression and anxiety symptoms among college students. However, how the interaction between the two factors affects depression and ...

    Authors: Yulin Zhang, Shuqin Li, Huiqiong Xu, Zhengge Jin, Ruoyu Li, Yi Zhang and Yuhui Wan
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:286
  16. Children who experience mental health issues, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), experience significant distress and impairment at home, at school, and in the community. Without adequate ...

    Authors: Eman Ali Younis, Safynaz El Saied Shalaby and Sanaa Abd El‐fatah Abdo
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:285
  17. In 2020, Lebanon has witnessed its worst economic crisis, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and a massive explosion of its capital. Amidst these stressors, this study aims at assessing the prevalence of dep...

    Authors: Rita Khoury, Ziad Ghantous, Roy Ibrahim, Elias Ghossoub, Patille Madaghjian, Elie Karam, Georges Karam, Najat Fares and Sabine Karam
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:284
  18. As nightmares may be a risk factor for, or symptom of, multiple psychological disorders, some researchers suggest that nightmares should be screened, diagnosed, and treated. Treatments for nightmares include t...

    Authors: Peter Gill, Emily Fraser, Thong Thai Diep Tran, Gabriel De Sena Collier, Andrew Jago, Joe Losinno and Michael Ganci
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:283
  19. The nucleus accumbens (Nac) is a crucial brain region in the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder (MDD) patients with anhedonia. However, the relationship between the functional imaging characteristics...

    Authors: Yanqin Hu, Chaoqi Zhao, Houfeng Zhao and Juan Qiao
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:282
  20. Thalassemia is a genetic and chronic congenital disorder composed of physical problems that severely impair patients’ cognitive, psychological and social processes. The rehabilitation of patients is particular...

    Authors: Asma Ghonchehpour, Mansooreh Azizzadeh Forouzi, Mahlagha Dehghan, Atefeh Ahmadi, Gloria Okou and Batool Tirgari
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:281
  21. Few studies have examined the prevalence of mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) conditions, case detection and treatment in primary healthcare in rural settings in Africa. We assessed prevalence and c...

    Authors: Kenneth Ayuurebobi Ae-Ngibise, Lionel Sakyi, Lyla Adwan-Kamara, Crick Lund and Benedict Weobong
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:280
  22. Differentiating depression and dementia in elderly patients represents a major clinical challenge for psychiatrists. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options for both conditions are often used...

    Authors: Sebastian Schröder, Lena Bönig, Phileas Johannes Proskynitopoulos, Eva Janke, Johannes Heck, Nima Mahmoudi, Adrian Groh, Georg Berding, Felix Wedegärtner, Stephanie Deest-Gaubatz, Hannah Benedictine Maier, Stefan Bleich, Helge Frieling and Martin Schulze Westhoff
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:279
  23. There is limited consensus regarding the optimal treatment of insomnia. The recent introduction of orexin receptor antagonists (ORA) has increased the available treatment options. However, the prescribing patt...

    Authors: Shoki Okuda, Zaina P. Qureshi, Yukiko Yanagida, Chie Ito, Yuji Homma and Shigeru Tokita
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:278
  24. To analyze the changes of chronotypes in patients with depression before and after treatment, and explore the effects of different chronotypes on antidepressant treatment and the dimensions of common symptoms ...

    Authors: Shikai Wang, Min Feng, Yu Fang, Liang Lv, Guilan Sun, Shanfei Cheng, Weiquan Huang, Shengliang Yang, Ping Guo, Mincai Qian and Huanxin Chen
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:277
  25. Methamphetamine is an addictive drug with various effects on the neurotransmitters in the central nervous system. Methamphetamine-induced encephalopathy in the absence of hyperammonemia presents a unique chall...

    Authors: Jessica M Rabbany, Kaylee Fitzgerald, Jade Bowman, Fanglong Dong and Michael M. Neeki
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:276
  26. Muscle dysmorphia (MD) is a common psychological disorder present in Lebanese adolescents. Several disorders can be present concomitantly with MD such as bulimia nervosa and exercise addiction. This study aims...

    Authors: Deema Rahme, Mariam Dabbous, Diana Malaeb, Souheil Hallit and Sahar Obeid
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:275
  27. Lower adherence to antiretroviral treatment (ART) has been found among people with HIV (PWH) who have comorbid mental disorders like depression and alcohol use in Sub-Saharan African. However, there has been l...

    Authors: Flavio M. Mandlate, M. Claire Greene, Luis F. Pereira, Maria Lidia Gouveia, Jair Jesus Mari, Francine Cournos, Cristiane S. Duarte, Maria A. Oquendo, Marcelo Feijó Mello and Milton L. Wainberg
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:274
  28. Sexual violence is one of the most severe traumatic events. It is associated with a higher risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) development. Sleep disturbances such as insomnia are frequently reporte...

    Authors: Mary Sau Ling Yeh, Dalva Poyares, Ana Teresa D. D’Elia, Bruno M. Coimbra, Andrea Feijo Mello, Sergio Tufik and Marcelo Feijo Mello
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:273
  29. Psychotic symptoms reported by healthy individuals in the general population are referred to as psychotic-like experiences (PLEs) and have been proven to increase the risk of suicidal ideation (SI) in these in...

    Authors: Nour Farah, Sahar Obeid, Diana Malaeb, Chadia Haddad, Feten Fekih-Romdhane and Souheil Hallit
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:272
  30. Positive associations between the risk of schizophrenia and the level of white blood cells (WBC) count have been suggested by observational studies. However, the causality of this association is still unclear.

    Authors: Zibo Gao, Biao Li, Xinru Guo, Wei Bai and Changgui Kou
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:271
  31. Germany has a statutory health insurance system. However, a substantial part of the population still suffers from limited access to regular health services. While humanitarian organizations are partially filli...

    Authors: Kashung Annie Mugambwa, Wandini Lutchmun, Janina Gach, Carolin Bader and Guenter Froeschl
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:270
  32. Psychiatric disorders are common and significantly impact the quality of life. Inflammatory processes are proposed to contribute to the emergence of psychiatric disorders. In addition to inflammation, disturba...

    Authors: Ulrika Hylén, Eva Särndahl, Susanne Bejerot, Mats B Humble, Tuulia Hyötyläinen, Samira Salihovic and Daniel Eklund
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:268
  33. Mental health disorders (MHD) impose a considerable burden on public health systems. With an increasing worldwide trend in urbanization, urban mental health stressors are affecting a larger population. In this...

    Authors: Mahboobe Bahrami, Arash Jalali, Aryan Ayati, Akbar Shafiee, Farshid Alaedini, Soheil Saadat, Farzad Masoudkabir, Nazila Shahmansouri and Ahmadali Noorbala
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:267
  34. Early identification of risk factors and timely intervention can reduce the occurrence of cognitive frailty in elderly patients with multimorbidity and improve their quality of life. To explore the risk factor...

    Authors: Shuzhi Peng, Juan Zhou, Shuzhen Xiong, Xingyue Liu, Mengyun Pei, Ying Wang, Xiaodong Wang and Peng Zhang
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:266
  35. Criminological and sociodemographic variables, such as previous criminal convictions, increased risk of violence, early onset of mental disorder, antisocial personality, psychosis and low social support, have ...

    Authors: Isabella D’Orta, Kerstin Weber, François R. Herrmann and Panteleimon Giannakopoulos
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:264
  36. In China, among all patients with occupational diseases, 90% have pneumoconiosis. The disease, which leads to psychological problems, seriously affects patients’ lives. The Crown-Crisp Experience Index (CCEI) ...

    Authors: Fulin Cai, Sheng Xue, Mei Zhang, Xiufeng Chen, Jing Zhang, Yi Bao and Yaqiang Li
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:263
  37. Today, gabapentinoids such as Gabapentin (GBP) and pregabalin (PGB) are widely used as painkillers. This may alter the function of the nervous system; hence their results may include a difference in memory and pr...

    Authors: Zahra Behroozi, Maral Jafarpour, Maryam Razmgir, Sepideh Saffarpour, Hanieh Azizi, Ali Kheirandish, Tahereh Kosari-rad, Fatemeh Ramezni and Atousa Janzadeh
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:262
  38. Individuals vary in their ability to tolerate uncertainty. High intolerance of uncertainty (the tendency to react negatively to uncertain situations) is a known risk factor for mental health problems. In the c...

    Authors: Jack L. Andrews, Meiwei Li, Savannah Minihan, Annabel Songco, Elaine Fox, Cecile D. Ladouceur, Louise Mewton, Michelle Moulds, Jennifer H. Pfeifer, Anne-Laura Van Harmelen and Susanne Schweizer
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:261
  39. Catatonia is a complication of numerous psychiatric and medical conditions. The first-line treatment is typically management of the underlying primary condition as well as scheduled benzodiazepines or electroc...

    Authors: Nicholas Bonomo, Haojiang Huang and Ben Schoenbachler
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:258
  40. Previous studies have investigated the relationships between psychache or meaning in life and suicidal ideation based on sum score of corresponding scale. However, this practice has hampered the fine-grained u...

    Authors: Yijun Li, Zhihua Guo, Wenqing Tian, Xiuchao Wang, Weijia Dou, Yanfeng Chen, Shen Huang, Shengdong Ni, Hui Wang, Chaoxian Wang, Xufeng Liu, Xia Zhu and Shengjun Wu
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:257
  41. Anti-NMDAR encephalitis is an emerging differential diagnosis of first episode and persistent psychosis in the psychiatric community, as clinical manifestations include psychiatric sy...

    Authors: Paulo Ribeiro Nóbrega, Paulo Reges Oliveira Lima, Pedro Helder de Oliveira Junior¹, Lorena Pitombeira Sanders, Manoel Alves Sobreira-Neto, Samir Câmara Magalhães, Lia Lira Olivier Sanders and Pedro Braga-Neto
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:256
  42. The COVID-19 pandemic had a major impact on the mental health of healthcare workers (HCWs), especially in low and middle-income countries, which had to face additional political, social, and economic challenge...

    Authors: Mírian Cohen, Luciane Nascimento Cruz, Ricardo Bertoglio Cardoso, Maria de Fátima Pessoa Militão de Albuquerque, Ulisses Ramos Montarroyos, Wayner Vieira de Souza, Ana Bernarda Ludermir, Maria Rosimery de Carvalho, Julianne Damiana da Silva Vicente, Marcelo Paulino Viegas Filho, Fanny Julia Mireille Cortes, Marina Teixeira de Siqueira Silva, Carla Menezes Cavalcante Almeida, Luana Nepomuceno Gondim Costa Lima, Maria Amelia de Sousa Mascena Veras, Carl Kendall…
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:255
  43. Despite previous studies have recently shown Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) as having a strong genetics background, over a minimum environmental background, no study up to date has investigated the interplay ...

    Authors: Anita Brito, Felipe Franco, Helena Brentani and Patrícia Cristina Baleeiro Beltrão-Braga
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:254
  44. Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) has been widely advocated in psychiatric fields. In Japan, however, PPI has not been implemented in clinical practice. In order to improve quality of psychiatric service in...

    Authors: Ikuko Natsukari, Mari Higuchi and Tai Tsujimoto
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:253
  45. Autism entails reduced communicative abilities. Approximately 30% of individuals with autism have intellectual disability (ID). Some people with autism and ID are virtually non-communicative and unable to noti...

    Authors: Emilie S. M. Kildal, Daniel S. Quintana, Attila Szabo, Christian Tronstad, Ole Andreassen, Terje Nærland and Bjørnar Hassel
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2023 23:252

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