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  1. Content type: Research article

    Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder with high heritability. Zinc finger protein 804A (ZNF804A) was suggested to play important roles in neurodevelopment. Previous studies indicated that single-nucleot...

    Authors: Ziqi Wang, Tian Zhang, Jing Liu, Han Wang, Tianlan Lu, Meixiang Jia, Dai Zhang, Lifang Wang and Jun Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:159

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Past mental disorders predict future disorders, both in the presence and absence of trauma exposure. However, it is not clear whether those with past mental disorders are disproportionately vulnerable to the n...

    Authors: Peter J.H. Beliveau, Hugues Sampasa-Kanyinga, Ian Colman and Mark A. Zamorski

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:156

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:204

  3. Content type: Research article

    The group-based CBT intervention, the Adolescent Coping with Depression Course (ACDC), has previously been evaluated within a quasi-experimental design, showing reduction in depressive symptoms compared to a benc...

    Authors: Thormod Idsoe, Serap Keles, Asgeir Røyrhus Olseth and Terje Ogden

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:155

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Besides classical approaches for treating depression, physical activity has been demonstrated to be an effective option. Bouldering psychotherapy (BPT) combines psychotherapeutic interventions with action-orie...

    Authors: Lisa Dorscht, Nina Karg, Stephanie Book, Elmar Graessel, Johannes Kornhuber and Katharina Luttenberger

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:154

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  5. Content type: Research article

    There has been a steady rise in the use of medication by Israeli school children to treat ADHD, partly due to what seems like school teachers’ and counselors’ tendency to express positive attitudes towards its...

    Authors: Anat Gesser-Edelsburg and Rasha Hamade Boukai

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:153

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Worldwide, approximately 800,000 persons die by suicide every year; with rates of suicide attempts estimated to be much higher. Suicidal persons often suffer from a mental disorder but stigma, lack of availabl...

    Authors: Mareike Dreier, Julia Ludwig, Martin Härter, Olaf von dem Knesebeck, Johanna Baumgardt, Thomas Bock, Jörg Dirmaier, Alison J. Kennedy, Susan A. Brumby and Sarah Liebherz

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:152

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of the estimated 11–25 years reduced life expectancy for persons with serious mental illness (SMI). This excess cardiovascular mortality is primarily attributable to...

    Authors: Florine S. Walburg, Berno van Meijel, Maurits W. van Tulder and Marcel C. Adriaanse

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:151

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  8. Content type: Research article

    We need to better understand how the use of different substances and psychiatric comorbidity influence premature death generally and cause-specific death by overdose, intoxication and somatic disorders in peop...

    Authors: Mats Fridell, Martin Bäckström, Morten Hesse, Peter Krantz, Sean Perrin and Anna Nyhlén

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:150

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Acute psychiatric wards in Germany are often locked due to the assumption that opening could endanger patients and society. On the contrary, some findings suggest that aversive events such as absconding and at...

    Authors: Lisa K. Schreiber, Florian G. Metzger, Tobias A. Duncker, Andreas J. Fallgatter and Tilman Steinert

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:149

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) is a distinct syndrome that follows bereavement. It is different from other mental disorders and is characterized by symptoms such as yearning for the bereaved, or intense emotio...

    Authors: Regina Steil, Jana Gutermann, Octavia Harrison, Annabelle Starck, Laura Schwartzkopff, Meryam Schouler-Ocak and Ulrich Stangier

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:148

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is an adolescent onset spinal deformity, which can negatively affect the mental health of these patients. But no studies about their parental mental health have been repor...

    Authors: Hai Wang, Tao Li, Wangshu Yuan, Zheping Zhang, Jing Wei, Guixing Qiu and Jianxiong Shen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:147

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Construction workers are at elevated risk of suicide. MATES in Construction (MATES) is one of the few suicide prevention programs that explicitly address this problem. The MATES program includes an integrated ...

    Authors: A. Milner, T. L. King, A. J. Scovelle, P. J. Batterham, B. Kelly, A. D. LaMontagne, S. B. Harvey, J. Gullestrup and C. Lockwood

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:146

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate-receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is a severe autoimmune condition, which typically affects young females. The long-term clinical consequences and brain morphology changes after anti-NMDA...

    Authors: Heikki Laurikainen, Iina Isotupa, Mikko Nyman, Tuula Ilonen, Teija Nummelin, Raimo K. R. Salokangas and Jarmo Hietala

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:145

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Metabolic disturbances have been correlated with suicidality, but little is known about the association between suicide risk and metabolic disturbances among individuals with depression. This study was to eval...

    Authors: Yue-Jiao Ma, Dong-Fang Wang, Ming Yuan, Xiao-Jie Zhang, Jiang Long, Shu-Bao Chen, Qiu-Xia Wu, Xu-Yi Wang, Marguerite Patel, Christopher D. Verrico, Tie-Qiao Liu and Xiang-Yang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:144

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Suicide is a major public health problem, and it remains unclear which processes link suicidal ideation and plans to the act of suicide. Growing evidence shows that the majority of suicidal patients diagnosed ...

    Authors: J. S. van Bentum, M. Sijbrandij, A. J. F. M. Kerkhof, A. Huisman, A. R. Arntz, E. A. Holmes, G. Franx, J. Mokkenstorm and M. J. H. Huibers

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:143

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Missing diagnostic information often results poor accuracy of the clinical diagnostic decision process. The Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview for Children and Adolescents (MINI-KID) is a short stan...

    Authors: Camilla Högberg, Eva Billstedt, Caroline Björck, Per-Olof Björck, Stephan Ehlers, Lars-Henry Gustle, Clara Hellner, Henrik Höök, Eva Serlachius, Mats A. Svensson and Jan-Olov Larsson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:142

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Following treatment, many depressed patients have significant residual symptoms. However, large randomised controlled trials (RCT) in this population are lacking. When Attention bias modification training (ABM...

    Authors: Rune Jonassen, Catherine J. Harmer, Eva Hilland, Luigi A. Maglanoc, Brage Kraft, Michael Browning, Tore C. Stiles, Vegard Ø. Haaland, Torkil Berge and Nils Inge Landrø

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:141

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Over the past decades research has shown that employment has a positive impact on quality of life, global functioning and recovery in individuals with schizophrenia. However, access to vocational rehabilitatio...

    Authors: Stig Evensen, Torbjørn Wisløff, June Ullevoldsæter Lystad, Helen Bull, Egil W. Martinsen, Torill Ueland and Erik Falkum

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:140

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The current study aims to systematically assess and compare the antidepressant outcomes of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) with the figure-of-eight (F8)-coil and deep transcranial magnetic ...

    Authors: Helena M. Gellersen and Karina Karolina Kedzior

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:139

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Stigmatization of people with mental illness is still a significant problem even in Western society. Media is an important vector for public messaging that may lead to stigma (and potentially counteract it). T...

    Authors: Nele Cornelia Goepfert, Steffen Conrad von Heydendorff, Harald Dreßing and Josef Bailer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:138

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Khat is an amphetamine like psychostimulant chewed by over 10 million people globally. Khat use is thought to increase the risk of psychosis among its chewers. The evidence around this however remains inconclu...

    Authors: Linnet Ongeri, Fredrick Kirui, Erastus Muniu, Veronica Manduku, Leah Kirumbi, Lukoye Atwoli, Safari Agure, Peter Wanzala, Lydia Kaduka, Mercy Karimi, Richard Mutisya, Elizabeth Echoka, Joseph Mutai, David Mathu and Charles Mbakaya

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:137

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  22. Content type: Study protocol

    Internationally, from 12.2–23.4% of youth (aged 16–24 years) are not in employment, education or training (NEET). These disengaged youth are more likely to experience social exclusion, increased psychological ...

    Authors: Helen J. Stain, Amanda L. Baker, Christopher Jackson, Rhoshel Lenroot, Georgie Paulik, John Attia, Luke Wolfenden, Stoyan R. Stoyanov, Holly Devir and Leanne Hides

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:136

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    Given the limitation of pharmacological treatments to treat cognitive symptoms in patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), cognitive remediation programs has been proposed as a possible procognitive inte...

    Authors: Muriel Vicent-Gil, Beatriz Raventós, Eduardo D. Marín-Martínez, Sara González-Simarro, Anabel Martínez-Arán, Caterina del Mar Bonnin, Joan Trujols, Josefina Pérez-Blanco, Javier de Diego-Adeliño, Dolors Puigdemont, Maria Serra-Blasco, Narcís Cardoner and Maria J. Portella

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:135

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Mentalizing, the mental capacity to understand oneself and others in terms of mental states, has been found to be reduced in some mental disorders such as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Some studies ha...

    Authors: Sofia Sacchetti, Paul Robinson, Alexandra Bogaardt, Ajay Clare, Catherine Ouellet-Courtois, Patrick Luyten, Anthony Bateman and Peter Fonagy

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:134

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  25. Content type: Study protocol

    There are evidence-based interventions for depression that include different components. However, the efficacy of their therapeutic components is unknown. Another important issue related to depression interven...

    Authors: Adriana Mira, Amanda Díaz-García, Diana Castilla, Daniel Campos, Sonia Romero, Juana Bretón-López, Azucena García-Palacios, Rosa Baños and Cristina Botella

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:133

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Ensuring equitable and timely access to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is challenging within Canada’s service delivery model. The current study aims to determine acceptability and effectiveness of 4-session...

    Authors: Vishal K. Thakur, Jacquelyne Y. Wong, Jason R. Randall, James M. Bolton, Sagar V. Parikh, Natalie Mota, Debbie Whitney, Joshua Palay, Jolene Kinley, Simran Diocee, Tanya Sala and Jitender Sareen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:132

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  27. Content type: Study protocol

    Syrians represent the largest group among refugees in Germany. Many of them were exposed to sequential traumatizing events including war, escape and post-migration stressors, which significantly increase the r...

    Authors: Johannes Golchert, Susanne Roehr, Franziska Berg, Thomas Grochtdreis, Rahel Hoffmann, Franziska Jung, Michaela Nagl, Anna Plexnies, Anna Renner, Hans-Helmut König, Anette Kersting and Steffi G. Riedel-Heller

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:131

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  28. Content type: Study protocol

    Despite multiple pharmacological interventions, many people with bipolar disorder (BD) experience substantial residual mood symptoms, even in the absence of severe mood episodes, which have a negative impact o...

    Authors: I. Hanssen, M. J. Huijbers, M. W. H. Lochmann-van Bennekom, E. J. Regeer, A. W. M. M. Stevens, S. M. A. A. Evers, M. Wensing, R. W. Kupka and A. E. M. Speckens

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:130

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Mental health problems are an important issue among institutionalized children. Although positive communication with parents is essential for children’s well-being, it has not been sufficiently verified how in...

    Authors: Aki Yazawa, Saeko Takada, Hanako Suzuki, Takashi X. Fujisawa and Akemi Tomoda

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:129

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  30. Content type: Research article

    In psychiatric treatment containment measures are used to de-escalate high-risk situations. These measures can be characterized by their immanent amount of coercion. Previous research could show that the attit...

    Authors: Florian Hotzy, Matthias Jaeger, Etienne Buehler, Sonja Moetteli, Georges Klein, Simone Beeri and Thomas Reisch

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:128

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  31. Content type: Case report

    Suicidality has been under-researched in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Most studies have linked increased suicidality in ASD to psychiatric comorbidities such as depression. Here we investigated, from a neu...

    Authors: Luisa Weiner, Amandine Flin, Jean-Baptiste Causin, Sébastien Weibel and Gilles Bertschy

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:126

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    The transition phase from inpatient to outpatient care for patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder represents a vulnerable period associated with a risk of depression worsening and suicide. Our group...

    Authors: Signe Dunker Svendsen, Anne Sofie Aggestrup, Lasse Benn Nørregaard, Philip Løventoft, Anne Præstegaard, Konstantin V. Danilenko, Mads Frost, Ulla Knorr, Ida Hageman, Lars Vedel Kessing and Klaus Martiny

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:124

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  33. Content type: Case report

    Catatonia is a neuropsychiatric syndrome characterized by diverse psychomotor abnormalities, including motor dysregulation and behavioral and affective disturbances. Once thought to occur primarily in the cont...

    Authors: R. David Heekin, Kalonda Bradshaw and Chadi A. Calarge

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:123

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Depression has been associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular events and a higher mortality in patients with one or more comorbidities. This study investigated whether continuative use of antidepressants...

    Authors: Silvia Cocchio, Tatjana Baldovin, Patrizia Furlan, Alessandra Buja, Patrizia Casale, Marco Fonzo, Vincenzo Baldo and Chiara Bertoncello

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:122

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  35. Content type: Research article

    School bullying is a destructive behaviour common among adolescents that can sometimes escalate to criminal activity. This study aimed to examine the association between four types of school bullying (i.e., ph...

    Authors: Pu-Yu Su, Geng-Fu Wang, Huan He, A-Zhu Han, Guo-Bao Zhang and Nuo Xu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:121

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Clinical outcomes for patients with heterogeneous somatoform disorder (bodily distress disorder, including medically unexplained symptoms) are suboptimal, new treatments are required to improve acceptance. Bod...

    Authors: Frank Röhricht, Heribert Sattel, Christian Kuhn and Claas Lahmann

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:120

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  37. Content type: Research article

    About one in five patients with depression experiences a chronic course. Despite the great burden associated with this disease, there is no current screening instrument for Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD)...

    Authors: Elisa Brinkmann, Sarah Glanert, Michael Hüppe, Ana Sofia Moncada Garay, Sophie Tschepe, Ulrich Schweiger and Jan Philipp Klein

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:119

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  38. Content type: Study protocol

    Hospital-treated deliberate self-harm (DSH) is common, costly and has high repetition rates. Since brief contact interventions (BCIs) may reduce the risk of DSH repetition, we aim to evaluate whether a SMS (Sh...

    Authors: Garry J. Stevens, Trent E. Hammond, Suzanne Brownhill, Manish Anand, Anabel de la Riva, Jean Hawkins, Tristan Chapman, Richard Baldacchino, Jo-Anne Micallef, Jagadeesh Andepalli, Anita Kotak, Naren Gunja, Andrew Page, Grahame Gould, Christopher J. Ryan, Ian M. Whyte…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:117

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Volunteers frequently participate in befriending schemes with people with mental illness. This study aimed to explore the motivations and experiences of volunteer befrienders engaging in these schemes in addit...

    Authors: Megan Cassidy, Rose Thompson, Rawda El-Nagib, Lauren M. Hickling and Stefan Priebe

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:116

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Involving mental health service users in planning and reviewing their care can help personalised care focused on recovery, with the aim of developing goals specific to the individual and designed to maximise a...

    Authors: Michael Coffey, Ben Hannigan, Sally Barlow, Martin Cartwright, Rachel Cohen, Alison Faulkner, Aled Jones and Alan Simpson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:115

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  41. Content type: Research article

    With previously established efficacy of aripiprazole once-monthly injectable formulation (AOM) in pre-registration randomized controlled trials, the current study was designed to evaluate its effectiveness in ...

    Authors: Sally Mustafa, Joanna Bougie, Maia Miguelez, Guerline Clerzius, Emmanouil Rampakakis, Jean Proulx and Ashok Malla

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:114

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Schizophrenia (SCZ) is a heritable, refractory, and devastating psychiatric disorder. Previous studies have shown that the variants of CUB and sushi multiple domains 1 (CSMD1) demonstrate significant genome-wide ...

    Authors: Yansong Liu, Xiaoqian Fu, Zhen Tang, Cui Li, Yong Xu, Fuquan Zhang, Deyi Zhou and Chunming Zhu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:113

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Parenthood is a life transition that can be especially demanding for vulnerable individuals. Young maternal age and maternal single status have been reported to increase the risk for adverse outcomes for both ...

    Authors: Sara Agnafors, Marie Bladh, Carl Göran Svedin and Gunilla Sydsjö

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:112

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Some patients develop severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) which is therapy-refractory. The needs of these patients sometimes remain unmet by therapeutic interventions and they are at high risk of recei...

    Authors: Manuel Trachsel, Martina A. Hodel, Scott A. Irwin, Paul Hoff, Nikola Biller-Andorno and Florian Riese

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:111

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Oculomotor dysfunction is one of the most replicated findings in schizophrenia. However the association between saccadic abnormalities and particular clinical syndromes remains unclear. The assessment of sacca...

    Authors: Ilya Obyedkov, Maryna Skuhareuskaya, Oleg Skugarevsky, Victor Obyedkov, Pavel Buslauski, Tatsiana Skuhareuskaya and Napoleon Waszkiewicz

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:110

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  46. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1], it was brought to our attention that some of the numbers in Table 3were incorrect.

    Authors: Tomas Fagerberg, Erik Söderman, J. Petter Gustavsson, Ingrid Agartz and Erik G. Jönsson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:109

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:54

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