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  1. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, physicians experienced unprecedented levels of burnout. The uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic along with increased workload and difficult medical triage decisions may...

    Authors: Kirsten M. Fiest, Jeanna Parsons Leigh, Karla D. Krewulak, Kara M. Plotnikoff, Laryssa G. Kemp, Joshua Ng-Kamstra and Henry T. Stelfox

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:91

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  2. In sub-Saharan Africa, common mental disorders (CMDs) like depression and anxiety are under-investigated amongst young people living with HIV (YLWH). To address the gap, in Kenya we: a) determined the prevalen...

    Authors: Moses K. Nyongesa, Paul Mwangi, Michael Kinuthia, Amin S. Hassan, Hans M. Koot, Pim Cuijpers, Charles R. J. C. Newton and Amina Abubakar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:90

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  3. Several fMRI studies found hyperactivity in the hippocampus during pattern separation tasks in patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI; a prodromal stage of Alzheimer’s disease). This was associated with ...

    Authors: Katharina Klink, Urs Jaun, Andrea Federspiel, Marina Wunderlin, Charlotte E. Teunissen, Claus Kiefer, Roland Wiest, Frank Scharnowski, Ronald Sladky, Amelie Haugg, Lydia Hellrung and Jessica Peter

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:87

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. Cognitive functions represent useful endophenotypes to identify the association between genetic variants and schizophrenia. In this sense, the NR4A2 gene has been implicated in schizophrenia and cognition in diff...

    Authors: Elizabeth Ruiz-Sánchez, Janet Jiménez-Genchi, Yessica M. Alcántara-Flores, Carlos J. Castañeda-González, Carlos L. Aviña-Cervantes, Petra Yescas, María del Socorro González-Valadez, Nancy Martínez-Rodríguez, Antonio Ríos-Ortiz, Martha González-González, María E. López-Navarro and Patricia Rojas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:86

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  5. The process of immigration is associated with poor mental and physical health. While the workplace represents an important context of social integration, previous studies evaluating the effect of discriminatio...

    Authors: Anteo Di Napoli, Alessandra Rossi, Francesca Baralla, Martina Ventura, Rosaria Gatta, Monica Perez, Marco Sarchiapone, Concetta Mirisola and Alessio Petrelli

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:85

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Epidemiological studies of insomnia in the Middle East remain scarce. The present study aimed to estimate the prevalence of insomnia and explore its associations in the general population of Qatar. With almost...

    Authors: Salma Mawfek Khaled, Catalina Petcu, Maryam Ali Al-Thani, Aisha Mohammed H. A. Al-Hamadi, Suhad Daher-Nashif, Monica Zolezzi and Peter Woodruff

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:84

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  7. Bipolar disorder is a common psychiatric disorder with a massive psychological and social burden. Research indicates that treatment adherence is not good in these patients. The families’ knowledge about the di...

    Authors: Nasim Mousavi, Marzieh Norozpour, Zahra Taherifar, Morteza Naserbakht and Amir Shabani

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:83

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Coercion in psychiatry is legally tolerated as a last resort. The reduction of the use of coercion is a shared goal of hospital administrators, medical and nursing staff and representatives of patients and fam...

    Authors: Marie Chieze, Stefan Kaiser, Delphine Courvoisier, Samia Hurst, Othman Sentissi, Jérôme Fredouille and Alexandre Wullschleger

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:82

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Transgender, including gender diverse and non-binary people, henceforth referred to collectively as trans people, are a highly marginalised population with alarming rates of suicidal ideation, attempted suicid...

    Authors: Sav Zwickl, Alex Fang Qi Wong, Eden Dowers, Shalem Yiner-Lee Leemaqz, Ingrid Bretherton, Teddy Cook, Jeffrey D. Zajac, Paul S. F. Yip and Ada S. Cheung

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:81

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  10. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has affected more than 5 million people around the world and killed more than 300,000 people; thus, it has become a global public health emergency. Our objective was to inve...

    Authors: Yaru Chen, Xin Huang, Chengyuan Zhang, Yuanyuan An, Yiming Liang, Yufang Yang and Zhengkui Liu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:80

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Previous studies have revealed that single physical chronic condition was associated with suicidal ideation/plans, but few studies have examined the relationship between multimorbidity and suicidal ideation/pl...

    Authors: Zhengyue Jing, Jie Li, Pei Pei Fu, Yi Wang, Yemin Yuan, Dan Zhao, Wenting Hao, Caiting Yu and Chengchao Zhou

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:78

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Studies in the literature have relied on a single instrument to assess stress levels and sources among nursing students in Jordan and in other Arab countries. Thus, there is a need to develop Arabic versions o...

    Authors: Dina Masha’al, Audai A. Hayajneh and Loai Issa Tawalbeh

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:77

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  13. Neutropenia, a decrease in total number of neutrophils below 1500/mm3 and particularly severe neutropenia, defined as neutrophils less than 500/mm3, is a potential adverse effect of antipsychotic medications that...

    Authors: Natalie Martos, William Hall, Alicia Marhefka, Thomas W. Sedlak and Frederick C. Nucifora Jr

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:76

    Content type: Case report

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  14. The frequency of trauma and different types of violence exposure in urban areas and their effects on the mental health of adolescents in developing countries are poorly investigated. Most information about tra...

    Authors: Joviana Quintes Avanci, Fernanda Serpeloni, Thiago Pires de Oliveira and Simone Gonçalves de Assis

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:75

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Community behavioral health clinicians, supervisors, and administrators play an essential role in implementing new psychosocial evidence-based practices (EBP) for patients receiving psychiatric care; however, ...

    Authors: Nathaniel J. Williams, Molly Candon, Rebecca E. Stewart, Y. Vivian Byeon, Meenakshi Bewtra, Alison M. Buttenheim, Kelly Zentgraf, Carrie Comeau, Sonsunmolu Shoyinka and Rinad S. Beidas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:74

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  16. Point of Care Testing (POCT) is being increasingly used to augment the delivery of physical health care in a variety of settings, but their use in mental health has been limited. Research into understanding th...

    Authors: Joseph Butler, Simone de Cassan, Phil Turner, Belinda Lennox, Gail Hayward and Margaret Glogowska

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:73

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  17. ADHD is neurodevelopmental disorder which persists into adulthood. Presently, therapeutic approaches are mainly pharmacological and psychological whilst the role, scope and approaches of occupational therapist...

    Authors: Marios Adamou, Philip Asherson, Muhammad Arif, Louise Buckenham, Sally Cubbin, Karina Dancza, Kirstie Gorman, Gísli Gudjonsson, Sharon Gutman, James Kustow, Kerry Mabbott, Teresa May-Benson, Ulrich Muller-Sedgwick, Emma Pell, Mark Pitts, Suzanne Rastrick…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:72

    Content type: Review

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  18. Target-controlled infusion (TCI) of propofol is a well-established method of procedural sedation and has been used in Japan for anesthesia during electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). However, the usefulness of the...

    Authors: Meng-Ling Hsieh, Yen-Ting Lu, Chih-Chung Lin and Chin-Pang Lee

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:71

    Content type: Research article

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  19. This study aimed to investigate the influence of CYP2D6 polymorphisms on risperidone plasma concentrations in patients with schizophrenia. Based on pharmacogenomics, we examined whether plasma concentration of ri...

    Authors: Jinjun Lu, Ye Yang, Jian Lu, Zuqing Wang, Yiping He, Yeliang Yan, Kai Fu, Wenjuan Jiang, Yunqing Xu, Renrong Wu, Wenqing Liu and Jingping Zhao

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:70

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Seasonal migrant farmworkers in Ethiopia are a vulnerable segment of the population facing numerous threats to their mental health. This research aimed to determine the magnitude of common mental disorders (CM...

    Authors: Kassahun Alemu Gelaye, Malede Mequanent Sisay, Temesgen Yihunie Akalu, Destaw Fetene Teshome, Haileab Fekadu Wolde, Getu Debalkie Demissie, Sintayehu Daba Wami, Telake Azale and Tadesse Awoke Ayele

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:69

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  21. Approximately one out of every three people in Germany who meets the diagnostic criteria for major depression has contact with mental health services. Therefore, according to treatment guidelines, two thirds o...

    Authors: Anna Katharina Reinhold, Julia Louise Magaard and Anna Levke Brütt

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:68

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. The purpose of this study was to examine if satisfaction with care differs among older trauma patients with and without preexisting mental illness (PMI+/PMI-).

    Authors: Constance McGraw, Jennifer Pekarek, Diane Redmond, Rebecca Vogel, Allen Tanner II and David Bar-Or

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:67

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  23. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a mental health crisis around the world. The psychological health of college students also faces great challenges. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and the relate...

    Authors: Mingli Yu, Fangqiong Tian, Qi Cui and Hui Wu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:66

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  24. Despite an increasing number of smartphone apps, such therapeutic tools have not yet consistently demonstrated their efficacy and many suffer from low retention rates. To ensure the development of efficient ap...

    Authors: Marie-Camille Patoz, Diego Hidalgo-Mazzei, Olivier Blanc, Norma Verdolini, Isabella Pacchiarotti, Andrea Murru, Laurent Zukerwar, Eduard Vieta, Pierre-Michel Llorca and Ludovic Samalin

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:65

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Major depressive disorders rank in the top ten causes of ill health in all but four countries worldwide and are the leading cause of years lived with disability in Europe (WHO). Recent research suggests that n...

    Authors: Louise Emsell, Maarten Laroy, Margot Van Cauwenberge, Thomas Vande Casteele, Kristof Vansteelandt, Koen Van Laere, Stefan Sunaert, Jan Van den Stock, Filip Bouckaert and Mathieu Vandenbulcke

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:64

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  26. We aimed to investigate whether females with psychosexual disorders were associated with the risk of affective and other psychiatric disorders. A total of 2240 enrolled individuals, with 560 patients with psyc...

    Authors: Iau-Jin Lin, Nian-Sheng Tzeng, Chi-Hsiang Chung and Wu-Chien Chien

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:63

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Currently, there is increasing awareness of suicide-related behaviors. Mental health services are a key location for assisting people with suicide-related behaviors. However, few studies focused on the evaluat...

    Authors: Xi Fu, Jiaxin Yang, Xiaoli Liao, Yidong Shen, Jianjun Ou, Yamin Li and Runsen Chen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:62

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  28. Patients with mental illness report lower quality of life (QoL) compared to the general population. Prior research has found several differences in clinical features and experiences of male and female patients...

    Authors: Saleha Shafie, Ellaisha Samari, Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Edimansyah Abdin, Sherilyn Chang, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:61

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  29. The diagnostic system is fundamental to any health discipline, including mental health, as it defines mental illness and helps inform possible treatment and prognosis. Thus, the procedure to estimate the relia...

    Authors: Chandril Chandan Ghosh, Duncan McVicar, Gavin Davidson and Ciaran Shannon

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:60

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  30. Experiencing natural disasters is associated with common mental disorders including major depressive disorder (MDD). However, the latent structure of MDD is widely debated, and few studies tested the MDD facto...

    Authors: Yajie Bi, Li Wang, Chengqi Cao, Ruojiao Fang, Gen Li, Ping Liu, Shu Luo, Haibo Yang and Brian J. Hall

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:59

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  31. Despite the substantial burden of caring schizophrenic patients, primary caregivers can also experience posttraumatic growth (PTG) which may buffer their negative experience. Influencing factors of PTG and the...

    Authors: Chen Wu, Yaping Liu, Songcui Ma, Guojian Jing, Wei Zhou, Lei Qu, Zitong Wang, Mei Cheng and Yulong Wu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:58

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  32. Although epidemiological and genetic studies have provided scientific evidence that places schizophrenia into the framework of early neurodevelopmental disorders, the psycho-behavioral characteristics of child...

    Authors: Yukiko Hamasaki, Takao Nakayama, Takatoshi Hikida and Toshiya Murai

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:57

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

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:56

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:379

  34. The aims of this study were to explore to explore the viewpoints of parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and professionals regarding the implementation of screening programs for ASD, to exp...

    Authors: Hassan Shahrokhi, Akbar Ghiasi, Kamal Gholipour, Leila Mehdizadeh Fanid, Hamid Reza Shamekhi and Shabnam Iezadi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:55

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  35. Evidence concerning the association between body mass index (BMI) and cognitive function among older people is inconsistent. This study aimed to investigate gender and age as moderators in association between ...

    Authors: Yemin Yuan, Jie Li, Nan Zhang, Peipei Fu, Zhengyue Jing, Caiting Yu, Dan Zhao, Wenting Hao and Chengchao Zhou

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:54

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

    Authors: Sei Yon Sohn, Philippa Rees, Bethany Wildridge, Nicola J. Kalk and Ben Carter

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:52

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:356

  37. People with severe mental disorders are more likely to engage in high-risk sexual behaviors. As a result of these high-risk behaviors, they might contract sexually transmitted infections and become pregnant un...

    Authors: Daniel Ayelegne Gebeyehu and Missaye Mulatie

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:51

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  38. Major depressive disorder and associated mood syndromes are amongst the most common psychiatric disorders. To date, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is considered the most effective short-term treatment for pat...

    Authors: Fangyue Chen, Emad Sidhom, Sharon Yang, Eladia Ruiz-Mendoza and Julius Essem

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:50

    Content type: Case report

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  39. Corona virus epidemic may be acts as a stressor or trauma that affects both physical health and mental health. People exhibited various reactive behaviors to confront with this stressful situation. In Iran, on...

    Authors: Ali Reza Estedlal, Arash Mani, Hossein Molavi Vardanjani, Mahsa Kamali, Leila Zarei, Seyed Taghi Heydari and Kamran Bagheri Lankarani

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:49

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  40. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is one of the most reported diagnoses in psychiatry, but there is some discrepancy between the cases identified in community studies and those identified in tertiary care. Th...

    Authors: Antonio Preti, Roberto Demontis, Giulia Cossu, Goce Kalcev, Federico Cabras, Maria Francesca Moro, Ferdinando Romano, Matteo Balestrieri, Filippo Caraci, Liliana Dell’Osso, Guido Di Sciascio, Filippo Drago, Maria Carolina Hardoy, Rita Roncone, Carlo Faravelli, Cesar Ivan Aviles Gonzalez…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:48

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  41. People with serious mental illness (SMI) have significantly worse surgical outcomes compared to the general population. There are many contributing factors to this complex issue, however consideration of the s...

    Authors: Kate E. McBride, Michael J. Solomon, Tim Lambert, Sarah O’Shannassy, Catherine Yates, Jemima Isbester and Nick Glozier

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:47

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  42. Video gaming is a promising intervention for cognitive and social impairment in patients with schizophrenia. A number of gaming interventions have been evaluated in small-scale studies with various patient gro...

    Authors: Maritta Välimäki, Min Yang, Yuen Ting Joyce Lam, Tella Lantta, Matias Palva, Satu Palva, Benjamin Yee, Siu Hung Yip, Kin-sun Dan Yu, Hing Chiu Charles Chang, Po Yee Ivy Cheng and Daniel Bressington

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:46

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  43. Residential mobility during childhood increases risk of psychopathology in adulthood and is a common experience among Chinese children. This study investigated associations between number and age of first move...

    Authors: Yingzhe Zhang, Jeremy Coid, Xiang Liu, Yamin Zhang, Huan Sun, Xiaojing Li, Wanjie Tang, Qiang Wang, Wei Deng, Liansheng Zhao, Xiaohong Ma, Yajing Meng, Mingli Li, Huiyao Wang, Ting Chen, Qiuyue Lv…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:45

    Content type: Research article

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

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:44

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:200

  45. Mental health care systems have been dramatically affected by COVID-19. Containment measures have been imposed, with negative consequences on population mental health. Therefore, an increase in both symptomato...

    Authors: Nerea Almeda, Carlos García-Alonso and Luis Salvador-Carulla

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:43

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  46. Sleep disturbances have been reported in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) patients, with heterogeneous results. The aim of our study was to assess sleep function in OCD and to investigate the relationship b...

    Authors: Cinto Segalàs, Javier Labad, Neus Salvat-Pujol, Eva Real, Pino Alonso, Sara Bertolín, Susana Jiménez-Murcia, Carles Soriano-Mas, Carmen Monasterio, José M. Menchón and Virginia Soria

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:42

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  47. Existing therapies for depression are effective, but many patients fail to recover or relapse. To improve care for patients, more research into the effectiveness and working mechanisms of treatments is needed....

    Authors: Jacqueline G. L. A-Tjak, Nexhmedin Morina, Maurice Topper and Paul M. G. Emmelkamp

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:41

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  48. Fluid intelligence deficits affect executive functioning and social behaviors in patients with schizophrenia. To help clinicians manage fluid intelligence deficits, a psychometrically sound measure is needed. ...

    Authors: Kuan-Wei Chen, Ya-Chen Lee, Tzu-Ying Yu, Li-Jung Cheng, Chien-Yu Chao and Ching-Lin Hsieh

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:39

    Content type: Research article

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