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  1. This study aimed to investigate a one-year course of persistent/remitted depressive symptoms and associated demographic and psychosocial factors that predict persistent/remitted depressive symptoms in Chinese ...

    Authors: Xinli Chi, Benjamin Becker, Qian Yu, Md Mahhub Hossain, Jingyaun Lin, Albert Yeung, Radhika Seiler-Ramadas, Igor Grabovac, He Bu, Fei Xie and Liye Zou

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:406

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  2. There is evidence to suggest that the broad discrepancy in the ratio of males to females with diagnosed ADHD is due, at least in part, to lack of recognition and/or referral bias in females. Studies suggest th...

    Authors: Susan Young, Nicoletta Adamo, Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir, Polly Branney, Michelle Beckett, William Colley, Sally Cubbin, Quinton Deeley, Emad Farrag, Gisli Gudjonsson, Peter Hill, Jack Hollingdale, Ozge Kilic, Tony Lloyd, Peter Mason, Eleni Paliokosta…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:404

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  3. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused serious psychological problems, including panic attack, anxiety, stress, and depression. The main objective of this study was to measure the prevalence a...

    Authors: Amir Vahedian-Azimi, Malihe Sadat Moayed, Farshid Rahimibashar, Sajad Shojaei, Sara Ashtari and Mohamad Amin Pourhoseingholi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:402

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  4. The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with a high risk of involuntary psychiatric in-patient hospitalization both on the individual level and on the level of mental health services and t...

    Authors: O. Karasch, M. Schmitz-Buhl, R. Mennicken, J. Zielasek and E. Gouzoulis-Mayfrank

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:401

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  5. Since its legalisation in 2002, the number of times euthanasia has been carried out in response to requests from adults with psychiatric conditions (APC) has continued to increase. However, little is known abo...

    Authors: Monica Verhofstadt, Kurt Audenaert, Kris Van den Broeck, Luc Deliens, Freddy Mortier, Koen Titeca, Koen Pardon, Dirk De Bacquer and Kenneth Chambaere

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:400

    Content type: Research article

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  6. In 2016, the Western Norway Regional Health Authority started to integrate more evidence-based psychosocial interventions into the existing mental health care, emphasizing the right for persons with psychosis ...

    Authors: Christine H. Oedegaard, Larry Davidson, Brynjulf Stige, Marius Veseth, Anne Blindheim, Linda Garvik, Jan-Magne Sørensen, Øystein Søraa and Ingunn Marie Stadskleiv Engebretsen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:399

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  7. Considering the prevalence of endometriosis and consequent depression and anxiety as well as the resultant effects on the body, mind, and quality of life of patients, this study aimed to determine the effects ...

    Authors: Nooshin Farshi, Shirin Hasanpour, Mojgan Mirghafourvand and Khalil Esmaeilpour

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:391

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Lead is known to be associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) even at low concentrations. We aimed to evaluate neurocognitive functions associated with lead in the blood and the interacti...

    Authors: Jae-Won Choi, A-Hyun Jung, Sojeong Nam, Kyoung Min Kim, Jun Won Kim, Soo Yeon Kim, Bung-Nyun Kim and Jae-Won Kim

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:407

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  9. The development of child psychiatric services in China has been slow and very limited resources have been allocated to support its growth. This study set out to investigate the child and adolescent inpatient p...

    Authors: Feng Geng, Feng Jiang, Jeffrey Rakofsky, Tingfang Liu, Yuanli Liu, Huanzhong Liu and Yi-lang Tang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:398

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  10. Most patients with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) suffer residual symptoms following first-line treatment. Oxidative stress has been implicated in the pathophysiology of PTSD. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a...

    Authors: Alice Maier, Anita Dharan, Gina Oliver, Michael Berk, Suzy Redston, Sudie E. Back, Peter Kalivas, Chee Ng and Richard A. Kanaan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:397

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. Comorbidity between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is high. There is growing motivation among clinicians to offer PTSD treatments – such as Eye Movement Desensit...

    Authors: Aishah Snoek, Aartjan T. F. Beekman, Jack Dekker, Inga Aarts, Gerard van Grootheest, Matthijs Blankers, Chris Vriend, Odile van den Heuvel and Kathleen Thomaes

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:396

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  12. Succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase (SSADH) deficiency is a rare neurometabolic disorder resulting in a heterogeneous clinical phenotype. Adolescent and adult patients with SSADH deficiency may present with OC...

    Authors: Sachin Phakey, Thomas Rego, Frank Gaillard, Julie Panetta, Andrew Evans, Gerard De Jong and Mark Walterfang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:395

    Content type: Case report

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  13. Anxiety and depression are common mental health problems among patients with cancer. While many psychological variables have been proven to influence anxiety and depressive symptoms, the variables are not mutu...

    Authors: Lulu Yuan, Bochen Pan, Weiren Wang, Lie Wang, Xujie Zhang and Yuqin Gao

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:394

    Content type: Research article

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  14. A complex interaction between cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone-sulphate (DHEA-S) is crucial in the stress system balance; several studies have reported increased cortisol levels during chronic stress and a ...

    Authors: Philippe Leff-Gelman, Mónica Flores-Ramos, Ariela Edith Ávila Carrasco, Margarita López Martínez, María Fernanda Sarabia Takashima, Fausto Manuel Cruz Coronel, Blanca Farfán Labonne, José Antonio Zorrilla Dosal, Paola Barriguete Chávez-Peón, Saul Garza Morales and Ignacio Camacho-Arroyo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:393

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  15. With 10 to 20% of Canadian children suffering with mental illness, the importance of early identification and accurate assessment systems is clear. Unfortunately, many do not receive the mental health treatmen...

    Authors: S. L. Stewart, S. E. Babcock, Y. Li and H. P. Dave

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:390

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  16. During the perinatal period, suicides are more likely to occur in those with depression and who are not receiving active treatment at the time of death. Suicide is a common outcome in people with suicide ideat...

    Authors: Yoshiyuki Tachibana, Noriaki Koizumi, Masashi Mikami, Kana Shikada, Sayaka Yamashita, Mieko Shimizu, Kazuyo Machida and Hiroto Ito

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:389

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  17. A number of studies have shown that genetic factor plays an important role in etiology of panic disorder (PD). The aim of the present study was to examine the association of serotonin-related gene polymorphism...

    Authors: Zhili Zou, Yulan Huang, Jinyu Wang, Wenjiao Min and Bo Zhou

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:388

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Major depressive disorder is an ordinary mental disorder, and suicide is considered to be a major concern among patients with MDD. Previous studies focused on the relationship between suicide attempts and meta...

    Authors: Ke Zhao, Siyao Zhou, Xiang Shi, Jianjun Chen, Yaoyao Zhang, Kaili Fan, Xiangyang Zhang, Wei Wang and Wei Tang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:387

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  19. Diabetes self-management education programmes are effective in improving health outcomes in the general population with diabetes. However, it is not known if these programmes include people who also have a sev...

    Authors: Anne Coxon, Hayley McBain, Neli Pavlova, Hannah Rowlands and Kathleen Mulligan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:386

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  20. Patients with somatoform, depressive or anxiety disorders often don’t respond well to medical treatment and experience many side effects. It is thus of clinical relevance to identify alternative, scientificall...

    Authors: Katharina Hüfner, Cornelia Ower, Georg Kemmler, Theresa Vill, Caroline Martini, Andrea Schmitt and Barbara Sperner-Unterweger

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:385

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  21. The current analysis utilized data collected via an online patient community platform, PatientsLikeMe (PLM) to compare patient-reported experiences in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) with suicida...

    Authors: Stephane Borentain, Abigail I. Nash, Rachna Dayal and Allitia DiBernardo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:384

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Depression is one of the leading causes of disability in Mozambique; however, few patients with depression are identified in primary care. To our knowledge, there are no validated tools for depression screenin...

    Authors: Vasco F. J. Cumbe, Alberto Muanido, Maria Nélia Manaca, Hélder Fumo, Pedro Chiruca, Leecreesha Hicks, Jair de Jesus Mari and Bradley H. Wagenaar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:382

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  23. Anxiety disorders during pregnancy are not routinely assessed in Sri Lanka despite being common and being associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Screening can facilitate early detection and management of ...

    Authors: M. N. Priyadarshanie, M. D. I. A. Waas, C. S. E. Goonewardena, A. Balasuriya, B. C. V. Senaratna and D. M. S. Fernando

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:381

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  24. The approach-avoidance training program (AATP) has shown preliminary promise as an add-on to standard treatment for alcohol dependence. However, knowledge is lacking as to whether the effectiveness of AATP can...

    Authors: Angelina Isabella Mellentin, Anette Søgaard Nielsen, Leonie Ascone, Janina Wirtz, Jerzy Samochowiec, Jolanta Kucharska-Mazur, Friedrich Schadow, Zofia Lebiecka, Tomasz Skoneczny, Nicolai Mistarz, Thomas Bremer and Simone Kühn

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:340

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. Cognitive performance has been studied in adults with obsessive-compulsive symptoms (OCS) and in adult relatives of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Meanwhile, few studies have been conducted ...

    Authors: Elisa Teixeira Bernardes, Leonardo Cardoso Saraiva, Marina de Marco e Souza, Marcelo Queiroz Hoexter, Priscila Chacon, Guaraci Requena, Euripedes Constantino Miguel, Roseli Gedanke Shavitt, Guilherme Vanoni Polanczyk, Carolina Cappi and Marcelo Camargo Batistuzzo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:380

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  26. To date, the psychological impact of COVID-19 epidemic among family members of health care workers (HCWs) in China has been neglected. This cross-sectional study investigates the mental health status and relat...

    Authors: Yuchen Ying, Liemin Ruan, Fanqian Kong, Binbin Zhu, Yunxin Ji and Zhongze Lou

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:379

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  27. More than 120,000 refugees and asylum seekers are currently living in Switzerland. The prevalence of mental disorders among this population is significantly higher than that in the general population. While ef...

    Authors: Nikolai Kiselev, Naser Morina, Matthis Schick, Birgit Watzke, Ulrich Schnyder and Monique C. Pfaltz

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:378

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  28. Increasing evidence suggests a complex role of family influences, such as the exposure to parent psychopathology through parenting behavior, in parent-to-child psychopathology transmission. Parenting behaviour...

    Authors: Monica Bellina, Silvia Grazioli, Marco Garzitto, Maddalena Mauri, Eleonora Rosi, Massimo Molteni, Paolo Brambilla and Maria Nobile

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:377

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  29. The prevalence of major depressive disorder (MDD) in women is up to 50% higher as compared to men. However, little is known about discrepancies in health care utilization between depressed female and male pati...

    Authors: Gernot Fugger, Thomas Waldhör, Barbara Hinterbuchinger, Nathalie Pruckner, Daniel König, Andrea Gmeiner, Sandra Vyssoki, Benjamin Vyssoki and Matthäus Fellinger

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:375

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  30. Although the Belgian assessment pathway for legal euthanasia requires the engagement of at least one psychiatrist, little is known about psychiatrists’ attitudes towards euthanasia for adults with psychiatric ...

    Authors: Monica Verhofstadt, Kurt Audenaert, Kris Van den Broeck, Luc Deliens, Freddy Mortier, Koen Titeca, Koen Pardon and Kenneth Chambaere

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:374

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Although the number of adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has increased considerably in recent years, there are few qualitative investigations of the experiences of adults with adult-d...

    Authors: Yumi Aoki, Takashi Tsuboi, Takehiko Furuno, Koichiro Watanabe and Mami Kayama

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:373

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Application of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has been promising and approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2018, but effects diff...

    Authors: Reza Rostami, Reza Kazemi, Arezoo Jabbari, Azam Sadat Madani, Hosseinreza Rostami, Mohammad Amin Taherpour, Parviz Molavi, Nematollah Jaafari, Min-Fang Kuo, Carmelo M. Vicario, Michael A. Nitsche and Mohammad Ali Salehinejad

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:372

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Contemporary health policy is shifting towards remotely delivered care. A growing need to provide effective and accessible services, with maximal population reach has stimulated demand for flexible and efficie...

    Authors: Cintia L. Faija, Janice Connell, Charlotte Welsh, Kerry Ardern, Elinor Hopkin, Judith Gellatly, Kelly Rushton, Claire Fraser, Annie Irvine, Christopher J. Armitage, Paul Wilson, Peter Bower, Karina Lovell and Penny Bee

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:371

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  34. Nurturing care, in which children are raised in engaging and safe environments, may reduce child stress and shape hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis functioning. Hence, parent-training programs may impact chi...

    Authors: Rafaela Costa Martins, Cauane Blumenberg, Luciana Tovo-Rodrigues, Andrea Gonzalez and Joseph Murray

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:370

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  35. Depression is highly prevalent among Haemodialysis (HD) patients and is known to results in a series of adverse outcomes and poor quality of life (QoL). Although cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has been sh...

    Authors: Chen Ling, Debra Evans, Yunfang Zhang, Jianying Luo, Yanping Hu, Yuxia Ouyang, Jiamin Tang and Ziqiao Kuang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:369

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  36. Befriending is a popular form of volunteering in healthcare, and research suggests that it can be beneficial for people with mental illness. This study aimed to explore the experiences of a large sample of vol...

    Authors: Erin Burn, Agnes Chevalier, Monica Leverton and Stefan Priebe

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:368

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Studies in immigrant youth have suggested differences in parenting patterns by immigration status. Knowledge of variation in recalled parenting pattern and its distinctive impact on mental health in adult immi...

    Authors: Eva M. Klein, Elmar Brähler, Katja Petrowski, Ana N. Tibubos, Mareike Ernst, Jörg Wiltink, Matthias Michal, Philipp S. Wild, Andreas Schulz, Thomas Münzel, Jochem König, Karl Lackner, Norbert Pfeiffer and Manfred E. Beutel

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:367

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  38. Paediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic condition often associated with severe disruptions of family functioning, impairment of peer relationships and academic performance. Mean age of onse...

    Authors: Veronika Brezinka, Veronika Mailänder and Susanne Walitza

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:366

    Content type: Case report

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  39. The relative benefits and risks of long-term maintenance treatment with antipsychotics have not been well studied in patients with bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder. For example, while antipsychot...

    Authors: Stanley N. Caroff, Fan Mu, Rajeev Ayyagari, Traci Schilling, Victor Abler and Benjamin Carroll

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:365

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Oral antipsychotic (AP) medications are frequently prescribed to people with bipolar I disorder (BD-I). A cross-sectional online survey examined the experiences of people living with BD-I with a history of rec...

    Authors: Leona Bessonova, Dawn I. Velligan, Peter J. Weiden, Amy K. O’Sullivan, Aaron Yarlas, Martha Bayliss, Nishtha Baranwal, Kaitlin Rychlec, Julia Carpenter-Conlin, Michael J. Doane and Martha Sajatovic

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:354

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

    Authors: Jana Hoyer, Catharina Voss, Jens Strehle, John Venz, Lars Pieper, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Stefan Ehrlich and Katja Beesdo-Baum

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:364

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:280

  42. Schizotypal traits are considered as inheritable traits and the endophenotype for schizophrenia. A common variant in the NOTCH4 gene, rs204993, has been linked with schizophrenia, but the neural underpinnings are...

    Authors: Xiaohui Xie, Meidan Zu, Long Zhang, Tongjian Bai, Ling Wei, Wanling Huang, Gong-Jun Ji, Bensheng Qiu, Panpan Hu, Yanghua Tian and Kai Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:363

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  43. Mental disorders among refugees as well as their risk factors are already well documented in cross-sectional reports. However, longitudinal follow-up designs are widely lacking. Therefore, the aim of this stud...

    Authors: Andrea Borho, Andre Viazminsky, Eva Morawa, Gregor Martin Schmitt, Ekaterini Georgiadou and Yesim Erim

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:362

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  44. Employment is good for physical and mental health, however people with severe mental illness (SMI) are often excluded from employment. Standard Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is effective in supporting...

    Authors: Susan Prior, Donald Maciver, Randi W. Aas, Bonnie Kirsh, Annika Lexen, Lana van Niekerk, Linda Irvine Fitzpatrick and Kirsty Forsyth

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:361

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  45. Recently, many studies have investigated the role of migration on mental health. Nonetheless, only few focused on the consequences of childhood trauma, hopelessness, and resilience on migrants’ psychopathology...

    Authors: Eleonora Gambaro, Martina Mastrangelo, Marco Sarchiapone, Debora Marangon, Carla Gramaglia, Camilla Vecchi, Chiara Airoldi, Concetta Mirisola, Gianfranco Costanzo, Silvia Bartollino, Francesca Baralla and Patrizia Zeppegno

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:358

    Content type: Research article

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