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  1. Content type: Research article

    Adolescence is a key period of risk for the emergence of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). The prescription of selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for the treatment of depression in adolescents is ...

    Authors: Rita A. Maroun, Lisa A. Thackeray and Nick Midgley

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:374

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    Suicidal ideation and suicidal risk assessment are major concerns for health professionals. The perception of a low level of parental support is a risk factor for suicidal tendencies among adolescents, but lit...

    Authors: Melissa Macalli, Marie Tournier, Cédric Galéra, Ilaria Montagni, Aicha Soumare, Sylvana M. Côté and Christophe Tzourio

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:373

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    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a seasonally recurrent type of major depression that has detrimental effects on patients’ lives during winter. Little is known about how it affects patients during summer a...

    Authors: Barbara Nussbaumer-Streit, Edda Pjrek, Christina Kien, Gerald Gartlehner, Lucie Bartova, Michaela-Elena Friedrich, Siegfried Kasper and Dietmar Winkler

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:372

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  4. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the outcome of an integrated individual and family therapy (Intensive Contextual Treatment: ICT) in terms of reducing suffering and increasing functional adjustment among self-harming and/or sui...

    Authors: Moa Bråthén Wijana, Pia Enebrink, Sophie I. Liljedahl and Ata Ghaderi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:371

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    Women are more susceptible to major depressive disorder (MDD). A possible explanation is that women have a trait tendency to engage in a ruminative response style. Depending on cognitive model of depression, a...

    Authors: Changjun Teng, Jing Zhou, Hui Ma, Yarong Tan, Xin Wu, Chengbin Guan, Huifen Qiao, Jijun Li, Yuan Zhong, Chun Wang and Ning Zhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:370

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    A substantial genetic component accounts for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) aetiology, with some rare and common genetic risk factors recently identified. Large collections of DNAs from thoroughly characteriz...

    Authors: Pierandrea Muglia, Michele Filosi, Lucio Da Ros, Tony Kam-Thong, Franco Nardocci, Elisabetta Trabetti, Emiliangelo Ratti, Paolo Rizzini, Alessandro Zuddas, Bernardo Dalla Bernardina and Enrico Domenici

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:369

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Longitudinal studies have consistently reported that prenatal exposure to acetaminophen can to lead to an increased risk of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder during childhood. This study aimed to invest...

    Authors: Luciana Tovo-Rodrigues, Bruna Celestino Schneider, Thais Martins-Silva, Bianca Del-Ponte, Christian Loret de Mola, Lavinia Schuler-Faccini, Fernanda Sales Luiz Vianna, Tiago N. Munhoz, Ludmila Entiauspe, Mariângela Freitas Silveira, Iná S. Santos, Alicia Matijasevich, Aluísio J. D. Barros, Luis Augusto Rohde and Andréa Dâmaso Bertoldi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:368

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  8. Content type: Research article

    People with mental disorders often encounter stigmatizing attitudes related to their conditions. Stigma often represents one of the critical obstacles that stand in the way of delivering mental health care. Th...

    Authors: Juan Li, Meng-meng Zhang, Lin Zhao, Wen-qiang Li, Jun-lin Mu and Zhao-hui Zhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:367

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Treatment of depression in cardiac patients is difficult. Patients’ illness beliefs regarding depression are associated with outcomes. The aim of the mixed-methods study was to test whether patients in routine...

    Authors: Julia Luise Magaard, Bernd Löwe, Anna Levke Brütt and Sebastian Kohlmann

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:366

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In this study, the treatment of schizophrenia patients with aripiprazole once-monthly (AOM) was evaluated under real-life conditions in a naturalistic setting.

    Authors: Daniel Schöttle, Wolfgang Janetzky, Daniel Luedecke, Elmar Beck, Christoph U. Correll and Klaus Wiedemann

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:365

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:389

  11. Content type: Research article

    Orthorexia nervosa (ON) is characterized by an obsession with healthy eating, which may lead to severe physical, psychological and social disorders. It is particularly important to research this problem in pop...

    Authors: María-Laura Parra-Fernández, Teresa Rodríguez-Cano, María-Dolores Onieva-Zafra, María José Perez-Haro, Víctor Casero-Alonso, Elia Fernández-Martinez and Blanca Notario-Pacheco

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:364

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    In the absence of one intervention that can cure all patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), the leading cause of disability worldwide, increased attention has been focused on selecting the best treatme...

    Authors: Sigal Zilcha-Mano, Tohar Dolev, Liat Leibovich and Jacques P. Barber

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:362

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  13. Content type: Research article

    To investigate (a) the diagnostic agreement between diagnoses of somatoform disorders, depressive and anxiety disorders obtained from a structured clinical interview and diagnoses reported from primary care ph...

    Authors: Katharina Piontek, Meike C. Shedden-Mora, Maria Gladigau, Amina Kuby and Bernd Löwe

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:361

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Suicide is higher among adults with disabilities compared to their counterparts without disabilities and suicide is mostly preceded with suicidal ideations. For each successful suicide, there could be many ide...

    Authors: Angela Kwartemaa Acheampong and Lydia Aziato

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:360

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  15. Content type: Research article

    While many studies have explored the concept and correlates of stigma towards individuals with mental illness, few have investigated the role of personality in this process. In the current study, we firstly ex...

    Authors: Qi Yuan, Esmond Seow, Edimansyah Abdin, Boon Yiang Chua, Hui Lin Ong, Ellaisha Samari, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:358

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Diabetes and depression are both chronic debilitating conditions, and their coexistence has been associated with adverse outcomes. In this study, we investigated the association between glycaemic control and d...

    Authors: Josephine Akpalu, Ernest Yorke, Joana Ainuson-Quampah, Williams Balogun and Kwame Yeboah

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:357

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Recently, suicides in Greece have drawn national and international interest due to the current economic crisis. According to published reports, suicides in Greece have increased up to 40% and Crete has been hi...

    Authors: Maria Basta, Alexandros Vgontzas, Anastasia Kastanaki, Manolis Michalodimitrakis, Katerina Kanaki, Katerina Koutra, Maria Anastasaki and Panagiotis Simos

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:356

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  18. Content type: Research article

    One third of older people are estimated to die with dementia, which is a principal cause of death in developed countries. While it is assumed that people die with severe dementia this is not based on evidence.

    Authors: Jesutofunmi Aworinde, Nomi Werbeloff, Gemma Lewis, Gill Livingston and Andrew Sommerlad

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:355

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Controlling drinking behaviour requires the ability to block out distracting alcohol cues in situations in which drinking is inappropriate or harmful. However, at present few studies have investigated whether ...

    Authors: Timo Lehmann Kvamme, Kristine Rømer Thomsen, Mette Buhl Callesen, Nuria Doñamayor, Mads Jensen, Mads Uffe Pedersen and Valerie Voon

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:354

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Health education is particularly important for people with mental illness because they are at higher risk of becoming overweight or obese and developing type 2 diabetes than are members of the general populati...

    Authors: N. F. Hempler, R. A. S. Pals, L. Pedersbæk and P. DeCosta

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:353

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  21. Content type: Research article

    In the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) study, a third of patients did not achieve remission or adequate response after two treatment trials, fulfilling requirements for treatmen...

    Authors: Allitia DiBernardo, Xiwu Lin, Qiaoyi Zhang, Jim Xiang, Lang Lu, Carol Jamieson, Carmela Benson, Kwan Lee, Robert Bodén, Lena Brandt, Philip Brenner, Johan Reutfors and Gang Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:352

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  22. Content type: Study protocol

    The detection of early warning signs is essential in the long-term treatment of bipolar disorders. However, in bipolar patients’ daily life and outpatient treatment the assessment of upcoming state changes fac...

    Authors: Esther Mühlbauer, Michael Bauer, Ulrich Ebner-Priemer, Philipp Ritter, Holger Hill, Fabrice Beier, Nikolaus Kleindienst and Emanuel Severus

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:349

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Experiments and large-scale epidemiological studies indicate the importance of green space for mental health. However, little research has been conducted to elucidate whether these mental health benefits are m...

    Authors: Xiaoqi Feng and Thomas Astell-Burt

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:348

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  24. Content type: Study protocol

    German statutory health insurances are pursuing the goal of improving treatment of chronically ill people by promoting networks of health care providers and supporting treatments that reflect the current medic...

    Authors: Julia Luise Magaard, Sarah Liebherz, Hanne Melchior, Alexander Engels, Hans-Helmut König, Levente Kriston, Holger Schulz, Jeanette Jahed, Anna Levke Brütt, Katrin Christiane Reber and Martin Härter

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:347

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Although body-related problems are common in patients with somatoform disorder, research focusing on how patients with somatoform disorder perceive and evaluate their body is scarce. The present study compared...

    Authors: M. Scheffers, H. Kalisvaart, J. T. van Busschbach, R. J. Bosscher, M. A. J. van Duijn, S. A. M. van Broeckhuysen-Kloth, R. A. Schoevers and R. Geenen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:346

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Tooth loss is suggested to be associated with an increased risk of dementia in many studies. But the relationship between tooth loss and dementia is not yet fully understood. This systematic review and meta-an...

    Authors: Wen-li Fang, Mu-jun Jiang, Bei-bei Gu, Ying-mei Wei, Sheng-nuo Fan, Wang Liao, Yu-qiu Zheng, Shao-wei Liao, Ying Xiong, Yi Li, Song-hua Xiao and Jun Liu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:345

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Specialist mental health supported accommodation services are a key component to a graduated level of care from hospital to independently living in the community for people with complex, longer term mental hea...

    Authors: Christian Dalton-Locke, Rosie Attard, Helen Killaspy and Sarah White

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:344

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Current evidence suggests that the addiction on one substance may underpin or affect addiction on another in polysubstance users. However, there is no tool that has been shown to have psychometric validation f...

    Authors: Md. Dilshad Manzar, Majed Alamri, Salahuddin Mohammed, Mohammed Ali Yunus Khan, Vijay Kumar Chattu, Seithikurippu R Pandi-Perumal and Ahmed S Bahammam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:343

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  29. Content type: Study protocol

    Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a severe mental illness that is associated with low quality of life, low psychosocial functioning, and high societal costs. Treatments for BPD have improved in the last...

    Authors: Eva Fassbinder, Nele Assmann, Anja Schaich, Kristin Heinecke, Till Wagner, Valerija Sipos, Kamila Jauch-Chara, Michael Hüppe, Arnoud Arntz and Ulrich Schweiger

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:341

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  30. Content type: Research article

    “Behaviour that Challenges” is common in people living with dementia, resident in care homes and historically has been treated with anti-psychotics. However, such usage is associated with 1800 potentially avoi...

    Authors: Ian D Maidment, Sarah Damery, Niyah Campbell, Nichola Seare, Chris Fox, Steve Iliffe, Andrea Hilton, Graeme Brown, Nigel Barnes, Jane Wilcock, Emma Randle, Sarah Gillespie, Garry Barton and Rachel Shaw

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:340

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Studies have confirmed that the thalamus and the primary somatosensory cortex (SI) are associated with cognitive function. These two brain regions are closely related in structure and function. The interaction...

    Authors: Lijun Kang, Aixia Zhang, Ning Sun, Penghong Liu, Chunxia Yang, Gaizhi Li, Zhifen Liu, Yanfang Wang and Kerang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:339

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Depression is an important public health concern due to its devastating morbidity and mortality among older adults. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of depression and associated factors among...

    Authors: Yohannes Mirkena, Mebratu Mitiku Reta, Kibrom Haile, Zebiba Nassir and Malede Mequanent Sisay

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:338

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The etiology of depression and its effective therapeutic treatment have not been clearly identified. Using behavioral phenotyping and resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (r-fMRI), we investigat...

    Authors: Junling Li, Ran Yang, Kai Xia, Tian Wang, Binbin Nie, Kuo Gao, Jianxin Chen, Huihui Zhao, Yubo Li and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:337

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Several studies have suggested that depression is associated with an increased risk for fracture; however, the results are conflicting. This study aimed to conduct a meta-analysis of cohort studies assessing t...

    Authors: Lei Qiu, Qin Yang, Na Sun, Dandan Li, Yuxin Zhao, Xiaotong Li, Yanhong Gong, Chuanzhu Lv and Xiaoxv Yin

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:336

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  35. Content type: Study protocol

    Bipolar disorder (BD) is characterized by recurrent (hypo)manic and depressive episodes, alternating with euthymic states in which patients are relatively symptom free. Besides clinical recovery, it is importa...

    Authors: Jannis T. Kraiss, Peter M. ten Klooster, Melissa Chrispijn, Hester R. Trompetter, Anja W.M.M. Stevens, Erica Neutel, Ralph W. Kupka and Ernst T. Bohlmeijer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:335

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Suicide is a global problem and suicidal behavior is common in acute psychiatric wards. Inpatient suicides regularly occur with 10.4/100,000 such deaths recorded in the UK in 2016. Inpatient suicides are poten...

    Authors: Yvonne F Awenat, Sarah Peters, Patricia A Gooding, Daniel Pratt, Emma Shaw-Núñez, Kamelia Harris and Gillian Haddock

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:334

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Globally, depressive disorders are one of the most common forms of mental illness. Using data from the most recent Global Burden of Disease, Injury, and Risk Factor Study 2016 (GBD 2016), we aimed to describe ...

    Authors: Felix Akpojene Ogbo, Sruthi Mathsyaraja, Rajeendra Kashyap Koti, Janette Perz and Andrew Page

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:333

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  38. Content type: Research article

    A series of studies indicate that a fast onset of a depressive episode (within 7 days) is a clinical variable useful for indicating bipolarity even when no manic episode has occurred to date. The role of acute...

    Authors: Maria Strauss, Roland Mergl, Nora Gürke, Kerstin Kleinert, Christian Sander and Ulrich Hegerl

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:332

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  39. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the first author reported an error in referring his paper.

    Authors: Marit Sijbrandij, Saeed Farooq, Richard A Bryant, Katie Dawson, Syed Usman Hamdani, Anna Chiumento, Fareed Minhas, Khalid Saeed, Atif Rahman and Mark van Ommeren

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:331

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2015 15:232

  40. Content type: Research article

    Major depressive disorder (MDD) is related to human’s immune status, and immunological indicators such as mitogen stimulated cell proliferation and cytokines may become candidate biomarkers for disease diagnosis.

    Authors: Ping Lin, Bingyu Ding, Yunqiang Wu, Ke Dong and Qingtian Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:330

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  41. Content type: Research article

    To explore the relationship between college students’ alexithymia and mobile phone addiction as well as the mediating effects of mental health and the moderating role of being a single child or not.

    Authors: Songli Mei, Gang Xu, Tingting Gao, Hui Ren and Jingyang Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:329

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Disaster workers suffer from psychological distress not only through the direct experience of traumatic situations but also through the indirect process of aiding disaster victims. This distress, called second...

    Authors: Masanori Nagamine, Jun Shigemura, Toshimichi Fujiwara, Fumiko Waki, Masaaki Tanichi, Taku Saito, Hiroyuki Toda, Aihide Yoshino and Kunio Shimizu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:328

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Concerns have been raised over the safety of methylphenidate (MPH), with regard to adverse effects on growth and blood pressure. Our study investigates whether, and to what extent, methylphenidate use in boys ...

    Authors: Suzanne McCarthy, Antje Neubert, Kenneth K. C. Man, Tobias Banaschewski, Jan Buitelaar, Sara Carucci, David Coghill, Marina Danckaerts, Bruno Falissard, Peter Garas, Alexander Häge, Chris Hollis, Sarah Inglis, Hanna Kovshoff, Elizabeth Liddle, Konstantin Mechler…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:327

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is common among adolescents and associated with negative outcomes. However, treatments developed specifically for NSSI and the proposed NSSI disorder (NSSID) are scarce, and acce...

    Authors: Johan Bjureberg, Hanna Sahlin, Erik Hedman-Lagerlöf, Kim L. Gratz, Matthew T. Tull, Jussi Jokinen, Clara Hellner and Brjánn Ljótsson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:326

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Stigma towards people with mental health problems (PMHP) is known to have substantial negative impacts on their lives. More in-depth exploration of the stigma and discrimination experienced by PMHP in low- and...

    Authors: Chika Tanaka, Maria Teresa Reyes Tuliao, Eizaburo Tanaka, Tadashi Yamashita and Hiroya Matsuo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:325

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