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  1. Content type: Research article

    Data on the prevalence of insomnia symptoms in medical outpatient clinics in China are lacking. This study examined the prevalence of insomnia symptoms and their socio-demographic correlates in patients treate...

    Authors: Wei Zheng, Xin-Ni Luo, Hai-Yan Li, Xiao-Yin Ke, Qing Dai, Chan-Juan Zhang, Chee H. Ng, Gabor S. Ungvari, Yu-Tao Xiang and Yu-Ping Ning

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:232

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Although Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based psychosocial treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD), the demand for it exceeds available resources. The commonly researched 12-mon...

    Authors: Shelley F. McMain, Alexander L. Chapman, Janice R. Kuo, Tim Guimond, David L. Streiner, Katherine L. Dixon-Gordon, Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai and Jeffrey S. Hoch

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:230

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  3. Content type: Research article

    There are interindividual differences in the adverse effects of atypical antipsychotics, which include autonomic nervous system (ANS) dysfunction. Accordingly, to clarify the interindividual differences in the...

    Authors: Saki Hattori, Akira Suda, Ikuko Kishida, Masatoshi Miyauchi, Yohko Shiraishi, Mami Fujibayashi, Natsuki Tsujita, Chie Ishii, Norio Ishii, Toshio Moritani, Masataka Taguri and Yoshio Hirayasu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:231

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Suicide is a leading cause of death among Indigenous Australians. Friends, family and frontline workers (for example, teachers, youth workers) are often best positioned to provide initial assistance if someone...

    Authors: Gregory Armstrong, Natalie Ironfield, Claire M. Kelly, Katrina Dart, Kerry Arabena, Kathy Bond, Nicola Reavley and Anthony F. Jorm

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:228

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Perinatal depression is an important contributor to maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Migrant women, particularly those resettling within low- and middle-income settings, are at increased risk of per...

    Authors: Gracia Fellmeth, Emma H. Plugge, Suphak Nosten, May May Oo, Mina Fazel, Prakaykaew Charunwatthana, François Nosten, Raymond Fitzpatrick and Rose McGready

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:229

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Lithium is the gold-standard treatment for bipolar disorder, is highly effective in treating major depressive disorder, and has anti-suicidal properties. However, clinicians are increasingly avoiding lithium l...

    Authors: Jocelyn Fotso Soh, Susana G. Torres-Platas, Serge Beaulieu, Outi Mantere, Robert Platt, Istvan Mucsi, Sybille Saury, Suzane Renaud, Andrea Levinson, Ana C. Andreazza, Benoit H. Mulsant, Daniel Müller, Ayal Schaffer, Annemiek Dols, Pablo Cervantes, Nancy CP Low…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:227

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  7. Content type: Research article

    This observational, cross-sectional, retrospective chart review aimed to identify factors determining health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in adults with newly diagnosed attention-deficit/hyperactivity disor...

    Authors: E. Ahnemark, M. Di Schiena, A.-C. Fredman, E. Medin, J. K. Söderling and Y. Ginsberg

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:223

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  8. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the rates of hospitalisation for anaemia and depression in women in the six-year period (3 years before and after birth). To compare hospital admissions for depression in women with and without ...

    Authors: Fenglian Xu, Lynette Roberts, Colin Binns, Elizabeth Sullivan and Caroline S. E. Homer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:224

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Widespread cortical gray matter alternations in people with schizophrenia are correlated with both psychotic symptoms and cognitive/behavioral abnormalities, including the impairments of exploratory eye moveme...

    Authors: Linlin Qiu, Hao Yan, Risheng Zhu, Jun Yan, Huishu Yuan, Yonghua Han, Weihua Yue, Lin Tian and Dai Zhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:226

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  10. Content type: Review

    Research suggests that diagnostic procedures for Autism Spectrum Disorder are not consistent across practice and that diagnostic rates can be affected by contextual and social drivers. The purpose of this revi...

    Authors: Jennie Hayes, Tamsin Ford, Hateem Rafeeque and Ginny Russell

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:222

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The present study investigates the suitability of various treatment outcome indicators to evaluate performance of mental health institutions that provide care to patients with severe mental illness. Several ca...

    Authors: Edwin de Beurs, Matthijs Blankers, Philippe Delespaul, Erik van Duijn, Niels Mulder, Annet Nugter, Wilma Swildens, Bea G. Tiemens, Jan Theunissen, Arno F. A. van Voorst and Jaap van Weeghel

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:225

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    The primary objective of this randomised controlled trial (RCT) is to establish the effectiveness of a novel online quality of life (QoL) intervention tailored for people with late stage (≥ 10 episodes) bipola...

    Authors: Kathryn Fletcher, Fiona Foley, Neil Thomas, Erin Michalak, Lesley Berk, Michael Berk, Steve Bowe, Sue Cotton, Lidia Engel, Sheri L. Johnson, Steven Jones, Michael Kyrios, Sara Lapsley, Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Tania Perich and Greg Murray

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:221

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Many former inmates recidivate, resulting in high costs for societies worldwide. Evidence based treatment practices may not work in prisons, due to detainees’ lacking motivation, impaired well-being, and an un...

    Authors: Gerdien Schenk, Hanne M. Duindam, Hanneke E. Creemers, Machteld Hoeve, Geert Jan J. M. Stams and Jessica J. Asscher

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:218

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Most mental disorders begin in adolescence; however, there are gaps in our understanding of youth mental health. Clinical and policy gaps arise from our current inability to predict, from amongst all youth who...

    Authors: Jean Addington, Benjamin I. Goldstein, Jian Li Wang, Sidney H. Kennedy, Signe Bray, Catherine Lebel, Stefanie Hassel, Catherine Marshall and Glenda MacQueen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:219

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  15. Content type: Research article

    A newer generation neuropsychological tests can take advantage of touch screen and mobile technology. We have developed a new Android application termed “User eXperience-Trail Making Test (UX-TMT)” for neuroco...

    Authors: Naomi Kokubo, Yuma Yokoi, Yuji Saitoh, Miho Murata, Kazushi Maruo, Yoshitake Takebayashi, Issei Shinmei, Sadanobu Yoshimoto and Masaru Horikoshi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:220

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Population based research regarding social differences in diagnosed depression in adolescence is sparse. In this study unique material containing in-and outpatient data was used to determine if low social posi...

    Authors: Therese Wirback, Jette Möller, Jan-Olov Larsson and Karin Engström

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:216

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in mental health research is increasing, especially in early (pre-funding) stages. PPI is less consistent in later stages, including in analysing qualitative data. The aims...

    Authors: Helen Jennings, Mike Slade, Peter Bates, Emma Munday and Rebecca Toney

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:213

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Anxiety and depressive symptoms and psychotic experiences constitute common features of emerging mental disorders in young people. Psychotic experiences and the ultra-high risk (UHR) state for psychosis appear...

    Authors: Kareen Heinze, Ashleigh Lin, Barnaby Nelson, Renate L. E. P. Reniers, Rachel Upthegrove, Latoya Clarke, Ayesha Roche, Angelique Lowrie and Stephen J. Wood

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:214

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Non-adherence to medication remains a major challenge in the long-term management of patients with schizophrenia. Next to lack of insight into the illness, adverse effects of antipsychotic drugs, cognitive def...

    Authors: Christian G. Widschwendter, Georg Kemmler, Maria A. Rettenbacher, Nursen Yalcin-Siedentopf and Alex Hofer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:212

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The effects of the seaweed extract were evaluated on the animal model equivalent of depression compared with a control group treated with the carrier (spring water) and a reference group treated with Imipramin...

    Authors: François-André Allaert, Hervé Demais and Pi Nyvall Collén

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:215

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Although positive psychology interventions (PPIs) show beneficial effects on mental health in non-clinical populations, the current literature is inconclusive regarding its effectiveness in clinical settings. ...

    Authors: Farid Chakhssi, Jannis T. Kraiss, Marion Sommers-Spijkerman and Ernst T. Bohlmeijer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:211

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is highly prevalent amongst prison inmates and the criminal justice system (CJS) likely bears considerable costs for offenders with ADHD. We aimed to examine the...

    Authors: Susan Young, Rafael A. González, Moshe Fridman, Paul Hodgkins, Keira Kim and Gisli H. Gudjonsson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:210

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Evidence suggests an unmet need for provision of psychological interventions in inpatient psychiatric settings. However, inpatient wards can present a challenging environment in which to implement intervention...

    Authors: Molly Sharp, Anu Gulati, Chris Barker and Kirsten Barnicot

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:208

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common and often chronic problem. Patients with chronic MDD often have negative impacts on the health of their families. Family psychoeducation is recognized as part of the...

    Authors: Fujika Katsuki, Hiroshi Takeuchi, Takahiko Inagaki, Tohru Maeda, Yosuke Kubota, Nao Shiraishi, Hideaki Tabuse, Tadashi Kato, Atsurou Yamada, Norio Watanabe, Tatsuo Akechi and Toshiaki A. Furukawa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:207

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and head injury (including traumatic brain injury (TBI)) manifest in high levels across prison samples and guidance from the National Institute for Health and Ca...

    Authors: Susan Young, Rafael A. González, Moshe Fridman, Paul Hodgkins, Keira Kim and Gisli H. Gudjonsson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:209

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  26. Content type: Research article

    In the study, the frequency and nature of asylum seekers’ psychiatric diagnoses in a German admission center were examined. Additional aims were to identify changes in those diagnoses over time and to investig...

    Authors: Kneginja Richter, Lukas Peter, Hartmut Lehfeld, Harald Zäske, Salina Brar-Reissinger and Günter Niklewski

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:206

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  27. Content type: Research article

    This study aims to elucidate the interplay between borderline personality symptoms and working conditions as a pathway for impaired work performance among workers in the general population.

    Authors: Trees T. Juurlink, Margreet ten Have, Femke Lamers, Hein J. F. van Marle, Johannes R. Anema, Ron de Graaf and Aartjan T. F. Beekman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:202

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Major depression is a highly prevalent condition. Its pathogenesis is related to a wide variety of biological and psychosocial factors and among these is factors related to lifestyle. Lifestyle-based intervent...

    Authors: B. Olivan-Blázquez, J. Montero-Marin, M. García-Toro, E. Vicens-Pons, M. J. Serrano-Ripoll, A. Castro-Gracia, M. C. Sarasa-Bosque, J. M. Mendive-Arbeloa, Y. López-del-Hoyo and J. Garcia-Campayo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:205

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Research on the relationship between insomnia and nightmares, and suicidal ideation (SI) has produced variable findings, especially with regard to military samples. This study investigates whether depression m...

    Authors: J. Don Richardson, Lisa King, Kate St. Cyr, Philippe Shnaider, Maya L. Roth, Felicia Ketcheson, Ken Balderson and Jon D. Elhai

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:204

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Adolescents treated for self-poisoning with medication have a high prevalence of mental health problems and constitute a high-risk population for self-harm repetition. However, little is known about whether th...

    Authors: Ping Qin, Shihua Sun, Anne Seljenes Bøe, Barbara Stanley and Lars Mehlum

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:200

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Youth mental health has emerged as a pressing global issue. However, to advance research gaps in low-income settings, we need valid measures of common mental health disorders. Using primary data collected in f...

    Authors: Kelly Kilburn, Leah Prencipe, Lisa Hjelm, Amber Peterman, Sudhanshu Handa and Tia Palermo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:201

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Research is scarce on how mothers’ symptoms of personality disorders are linked to the mother-toddler relationship. In this study we have explored the extent to which these symptoms are associated with mutual ...

    Authors: Magnhild Singstad Høivik, Stian Lydersen, Ingunn Ranøyen and Turid Suzanne Berg-Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:198

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Substance use disorders are a major cause of health and social problems worldwide. Research evidence shows a strong graded relationship of adverse childhood experiences and substance use in adulthood. This stu...

    Authors: Sarah Kanana Kiburi, Keneilwe Molebatsi, Anne Obondo and Mary W. Kuria

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:197

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  34. Content type: Research article

    A body of studies has focused on the olfactory impairment among people with schizophrenia. The effect of sex on this relationship has attracted the attention of researchers. These issues have not been studied ...

    Authors: Xiacan Chen, Jiajun Xu, Bin Li, Wanjun Guo, Jun Zhang and Junmei Hu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:199

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  35. Content type: Research article

    A specialist depression service (SDS) offering collaborative pharmacological and cognitive behaviour therapy treatment for persistent depressive disorder showed effectiveness against depression symptoms versus...

    Authors: Louise Thomson, Marcus Barker, Catherine Kaylor-Hughes, Anne Garland, Rajini Ramana, Richard Morriss, Emily Hammond, Gail Hopkins and Sandra Simpson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:194

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Research on antepartum psychiatric morbidities investigating depressive and anxiety symptoms in expectant mothers and fathers is lacking in low- and middle-income countries. This study aimed to estimate the pr...

    Authors: Hashima E. Nasreen, Jamalludin Ab Rahman, Razman Mohd Rus, Mira Kartiwi, Rosnah Sutan and Maigun Edhborg

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:195

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  37. Content type: Research article

    There is a shortage of trained mental health workers in spite of the significant contribution of psychiatric disorders to the global disease burden. Task shifting, through the delegation of health care tasks t...

    Authors: Goodman Sibeko, Peter D. Milligan, Marinda Roelofse, Lezel Molefe, Deborah Jonker, Jonathan Ipser, Crick Lund and Dan J. Stein

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:191

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Community pharmacists are autonomous, regulated health care professionals located in urban and rural communities in Canada. The accessibility, knowledge, and skills of community pharmacists can be leveraged to...

    Authors: Andrea L. Murphy, David M. Gardner and Lisa M. Jacobs

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:192

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  39. Content type: Research article

    There are various language adaptations of the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School Age Children Present and Lifetime Version (K-SADS-PL). In order to comply with the changes in DSM cla...

    Authors: Francisco R. de la Peña, Lino R. Villavicencio, Juan D. Palacio, Fernando J. Félix, Marcela Larraguibel, Laura Viola, Silvia Ortiz, Marcos Rosetti, Andrea Abadi, Cecilia Montiel, Pablo A. Mayer, Sofía Fernández, Aurora Jaimes, Miriam Feria, Liz Sosa, Andrés Rodríguez…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:193

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Although psychotherapy is an effective treatment for depression, a large number of patients still do not receive care according to the protocols that are used in clinical trials. Instead, patients often receiv...

    Authors: Sanne J. E. Bruijniks, Gerdien Franx and Marcus J. H. Huibers

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:190

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Road traffic accident (RTA), an unexpected traumatic event, may not only lead to death and serious physical injuries, but also could put survivors at an increased risk for a wide range of psychiatric disorders...

    Authors: Wenjie Dai, Aizhong Liu, Atipatsa C. Kaminga, Jing Deng, Zhiwei Lai, Jianzhou Yang and Shi Wu Wen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:188

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is an emerging and potentially powerful biological treatment for severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), but the wider impact of the intervention and the sometimes dramatic red...

    Authors: Peter Bosanac, Bridget Elizabeth Hamilton, James Lucak and David Castle

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:186

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  43. Content type: Research article

    In 2013, an Integrated Care Pathway (ICP) for concurrent Major Depressive (MDD) and Alcohol Use (AUD) Disorders was developed at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The...

    Authors: Andriy V. Samokhvalov, Charlotte Probst, Saima Awan, Tony P. George, Bernard Le Foll, Peter Voore and Jürgen Rehm

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:189

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Cognitive abilities are essential for children’s development and independence. Various cognitive assessments, standardized in Western cultures, have yet to be investigated for their multicultural suitability.

    Authors: Fidaa Almomani, Tamara Avi-Itzhak, Naor Demeter, Naomi Josman and Murad O. Al-momani

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:184

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Mentalisation-based treatment (MBT) in borderline personality disorder (BPD) has a growing evidence base, but there is a lack of effectiveness and moderator studies. The present study examined the effectivenes...

    Authors: J. Löf, D. Clinton, V. Kaldo and G. Rydén

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:185

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