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  1. 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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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    3q29 deletion syndrome is caused by a recurrent hemizygous 1.6 Mb deletion on the long arm of chromosome 3. The syndrome is rare (1 in 30,000 individuals) and is associated with mild to moderate intellectual d...

    Authors: Melissa M. Murphy, T. Lindsey Burrell, Joseph F. Cubells, Roberto Antonio España, Michael J. Gambello, Katrina C. B. Goines, Cheryl Klaiman, Longchuan Li, Derek M. Novacek, Ava Papetti, Rossana Lucia Sanchez Russo, Celine A. Saulnier, Sarah Shultz, Elaine Walker and Jennifer Gladys Mulle

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:183

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    The longitudinal relationship between BMI and depressive symptoms is not well understood. Therefore, we aimed at investigating the long-term association between body-mass-index (BMI) and depressive symptoms am...

    Authors: André Hajek and Hans-Helmut König

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:182

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    Patients with schizophrenia have an increased prevalence of metabolic disturbances compared with the general population. However, the mechanisms underlying the metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are unkn...

    Authors: Shin Ono, Takuro Sugai, Yutaro Suzuki, Manabu Yamazaki, Kazutaka Shimoda, Takao Mori, Yuji Ozeki, Hiroshi Matsuda, Norio Sugawara, Norio Yasui-Furukori, Kurefu Okamoto, Toyoaki Sagae and Toshiyuki Someya

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:180

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Child maltreatment is an identified risk factor for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI). The aim of the current study was to investigate effects of different types of maltreatment, and mediating effects of depress...

    Authors: Rebecca C. Brown, Stefanie Heines, Andreas Witt, Elmar Braehler, Joerg M. Fegert, Daniela Harsch and Paul L. Plener

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:181

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  6. Content type: Research article

    People with psychotic illness suffer from reduced quality of life and often from an insufficient level of social inclusion. These variables are associated with several negative outcomes, such as higher neuro-c...

    Authors: Fausto Mazzi, Flavia Baccari, Francesco Mungai, Manuela Ciambellini, Lisa Brescancin and Fabrizio Starace

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:179

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Investigation of the genetic architectures that influence the behavioral traits of animals can provide important insights into human neuropsychiatric phenotypes. These traits, however, are often highly polygen...

    Authors: Hyung Jun Woo and Jaques Reifman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:175

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The management of schizophrenia is evolving towards a more comprehensive model based on functional recovery. The concept of functional recovery goes beyond clinical remission and encompasses multiple aspects o...

    Authors: Guillermo Lahera, José L. Gálvez, Pedro Sánchez, Miguel Martínez-Roig, J. V. Pérez-Fuster, Paz García-Portilla, Berta Herrera and Miquel Roca

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:176

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    Inpatient care accounts for the majority of mental health care costs and is not always beneficial. It can indeed have detrimental consequences if not used appropriately, and is unpopular among patients. As a c...

    Authors: Coralie Gandré, Jeanne Gervaix, Julien Thillard, Jean-Marc Macé, Jean-Luc Roelandt and Karine Chevreul

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:174

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Psychological distress such as somatization, fear of body sensations, cardiac anxiety and depressive symptoms is common among patients with non-cardiac chest pain, and this may lead to increased healthcare use...

    Authors: Ghassan Mourad, Tiny Jaarsma, Anna Strömberg, Erland Svensson and Peter Johansson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:172

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    Mental health conditions affect aspects of people’s lives that are often not captured in common health-related outcome measures. The OxCAP-MH self-reported, quality of life questionnaire based on Sen’s capabil...

    Authors: Judit Simon, Agata Łaszewska, Eva Leutner, Georg Spiel, David Churchman and Susanne Mayer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:173

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Bipolar disorder (BD) is a serious mental illness. Several studies have shown that brain structure and function changes and the development of BD are associated with age and sex differences. Therefore, we hypo...

    Authors: Yanqing Tang, Yinzhu Ma, Xuemei Chen, Xuesheng Fan, Xiaowei Jiang, Yifang Zhou, Fei Wang and Shengnan Wei

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:177

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Transition from distinct Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) to Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS) is beset with multitude of problems affecting continuity of care for young people with mental health n...

    Authors: H. Tuomainen, U. Schulze, J. Warwick, M. Paul, G.C. Dieleman, T. Franić, J. Madan, A. Maras, F. McNicholas, D. Purper-Ouakil, P. Santosh, G. Signorini, C. Street, S. Tremmery, F.C. Verhulst, D. Wolke…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:167

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:295

  14. Content type: Study protocol

    High frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (HF-rTMS) has gained interest as a neuromodulation treatment technique for alcohol dependence. Single sessions of HF-rTMS have consistently shown to ...

    Authors: Renée S. Schluter, Ruth J. van Holst and Anna E. Goudriaan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:169

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Peer support services for patients with severe mental illness (SMI) originated from Western countries and have become increasingly popular during the past twenty years. The aim of this paper is to describe a p...

    Authors: Yunge Fan, Ning Ma, Liang Ma, Wei Xu, J. Steven Lamberti and Eric D. Caine

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:170

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Coercive measures are containment methods used in psychiatry to curb patients’ disruptive and aggressive behaviours towards themselves, others or objects. The prevalence of the practice of coercive measures in...

    Authors: Branko Bregar, Brigita Skela-Savič and Blanka Kores Plesničar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:171

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Routinely monitoring of symptoms and medical needs can improve the diagnostics and treatment of medical problems, including psychiatric. However, several studies show that few clinicians use Routine Outcome Mo...

    Authors: Magda Tasma, Lukas O. Roebroek, Edith J. Liemburg, Henderikus Knegtering, Philippe A. Delespaul, Albert Boonstra, Marte Swart and Stynke Castelein

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:163

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    Depression is a commonly occurring disorder linked to diminished role functioning and quality of life. The development of treatments that overcome barriers to accessing treatment remains an important area of c...

    Authors: M. Deady, D. A. Johnston, N. Glozier, D. Milne, I. Choi, A. Mackinnon, A. Mykletun, R. A. Calvo, A. Gayed, R. Bryant, H. Christensen and S. B. Harvey

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:166

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  19. Content type: Research article

    People with severe mental illnesses (SMI) such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and have poorer health outcomes than those with diabetes alone. To main...

    Authors: Kathleen Mulligan, Hayley McBain, Frederique Lamontagne-Godwin, Jacqui Chapman, Chris Flood, Mark Haddad, Julia Jones and Alan Simpson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:165

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) usually present with various neurological symptoms, but the mechanisms remain unclear. We aimed to analyze the characteristics of dynamic cerebral autoregulatio...

    Authors: Zhen-Ni Guo, Shan Lv, Jia Liu, Zan Wang, Hang Jin, Quanli Qiu, Xin Sun and Yi Yang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:164

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The number of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) in China continues to increase. Depression, a common mental disorder in this population, may confer a higher likelihood of worse health outcomes. An estimate of...

    Authors: Tingting Wang, Hanlin Fu, Atipatsa Chiwanda Kaminga, Zhanzhan Li, Guiping Guo, Lizhang Chen and Qiongxuan Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:160

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  22. Content type: Study protocol

    Adjustment Disorder (AjD) is a common and disabling mental health problem. The lack of research on this disorder has led to the absence of evidence-based interventions for its treatment. Moreover, because the ...

    Authors: Iryna Rachyla, Marian Pérez-Ara, Mar Molés, Daniel Campos, Adriana Mira, Cristina Botella and Soledad Quero

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:161

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  23. Content type: Database

    In recent years, whether, when and how to use antidepressants to treat depressive disorder in children and adolescents has been hotly debated. Relevant evidence on this topic has increased rapidly. In this pap...

    Authors: Yuqing Zhang, Xinyu Zhou, Juncai Pu, Hanping Zhang, Lining Yang, Lanxiang Liu, Chanjuan Zhou, Shuai Yuan, Xiaofeng Jiang and Peng Xie

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:162

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Alongside obesity, insomnia and depression are common public health problems. Sleep problems are currently believed to be associated with excessive food intake and metabolic disturbances. Therefore, we aimed t...

    Authors: Małgorzata Wrzosek, Marcin Wojnar, Ada Sawicka, Marek Tałałaj and Grażyna Nowicka

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:153

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The adverse effects of loneliness and of poor perceived social support on physical health and mortality are established, but no systematic synthesis is available of their relationship with the outcomes of ment...

    Authors: Jingyi Wang, Farhana Mann, Brynmor Lloyd-Evans, Ruimin Ma and Sonia Johnson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:156

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The neuropeptide Oxytocin (OXT) plays a central role in birthing, mother-infant bonding and a broad range of related social behaviours in mammals. More recently, interest has extended to epigenetic programming...

    Authors: Catherine Maud, Joanne Ryan, Jennifer E. McIntosh and Craig A. Olsson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:154

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Treatment of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has evolved from interferon (IFN)-based treatments to direct-acting antivirals (DAAs). Patients with HCV have an elevated psychiatric morbidity (including substan...

    Authors: Isak Sundberg, Anders Lannergård, Mia Ramklint and Janet L. Cunningham

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:157

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are characterized by a high disease burden. Antipsychotic medication is an essential part of the treatment. However, non-adherence is a major problem. Our aim was to examine ...

    Authors: Ulrike Stentzel, Neeltje van den Berg, Lara N. Schulze, Thea Schwaneberg, Franziska Radicke, Jens M. Langosch, Harald J. Freyberger, Wolfgang Hoffmann and Hans-Jörgen Grabe

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:155

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Sexual dysfunction is remarkably prevalent amongst psychiatric patients than general population. This might be due to either the nature of the illness itself or the unwanted effect of the medication they are t...

    Authors: Tolesa Fanta, Kibrom Haile, Dessie Abebaw, Dawit Assefa and Getahun Hibdye

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:158

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  30. Content type: Research article

    French Guiana has the highest incarceration rate among French territories, it is higher than that of Brazil, Colombia or Venezuela. It is well known that mental health problems are over-represented in correcti...

    Authors: Mathieu Nacher, Gulen Ayhan, Romain Arnal, Célia Basurko, Florence Huber, Agathe Pastre, Louis Jehel, Bruno Falissard and Vincent About

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:159

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  31. Content type: Study protocol

    Police officers experience a high degree of chronic stress. Policing ranks among the highest professions in terms of disease and accident rates. Mental health is particularly impacted, evidenced by elevated ra...

    Authors: Marcelo Trombka, Marcelo Demarzo, Daniel Campos Bacas, Sonia Beira Antonio, Karen Cicuto, Vera Salvo, Felipe Cesar Almeida Claudino, Letícia Ribeiro, Michael Christopher, Javier Garcia-Campayo and Neusa Sica Rocha

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:151

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  32. Content type: Case report

    Patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) often present with pancytopenia. In most cases described in the literature, AN with pancytopenia demonstrates gelatinous marrow transformation (GMT), which is a typical bone...

    Authors: Masahiro Takeshima, Hiroyasu Ishikawa, Akihiro Kitadate, Ryo Sasaki, Takahiro Kobayashi, Hiroshi Nanjyo, Takashi Kanbayashi and Tetsuo Shimizu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:150

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Accumulating evidences indicated that mitochondrial abnormalities were associated with bipolar disorder. As a sensitive index of mitochondrial function and biogenesis, Mitochondrial DNA copy number (mtDNAcn) m...

    Authors: Dong Wang, Zongchang Li, Weiqing Liu, Jun Zhou, Xiaoqian Ma, Jinsong Tang and Xiaogang Chen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:149

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Evidence-based parenting programmes are recommended for the treatment of child mental health difficulties. Families with complex psychosocial needs show poorer retention and outcomes when participating in stan...

    Authors: Ruth Wilson, Tim Weaver, Daniel Michelson and Crispin Day

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:152

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Addiction to smartphone usage is a common worldwide problem among adults, which might negatively affect their wellbeing. This study investigated the prevalence and factors associated with smartphone addiction ...

    Authors: Aljohara A. Alhassan, Ethar M. Alqadhib, Nada W. Taha, Raneem A. Alahmari, Mahmoud Salam and Adel F. Almutairi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:148

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is an evidence-based approach to help people with severe mental illness achieve competitive employment. This article provides insight into an organizational and a financi...

    Authors: Miljana Vukadin, Frederieke G. Schaafsma, Marjan J. Westerman, Harry W. C. Michon and Johannes R. Anema

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:145

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Psychiatric problems among college students on USA campuses are common. Little is known about similar problems in developing countries, particularly the Arab region. The goal of this study was to assess the fr...

    Authors: Ziad Kronfol, Batoul Khalifa, Brigitte Khoury, Omar Omar, Sariah Daouk, J. P. deWitt, Nourehan ElAzab and Daniel Eisenberg

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:147

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Offering financial incentives is an effective intervention for improving adherence in patients taking antipsychotic depot medication. We assessed whether patients’ motivation for treatment might be reduced aft...

    Authors: Ernst L. Noordraven, André I. Wierdsma, Peter Blanken, Anthony F. T. Bloemendaal and Cornelis L. Mulder

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:144

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Children with intellectual disabilities are common and are increasing in number as more children survive globally. In stark contrast to the 1–3% prevalence of intellectual disability in children globally (repo...

    Authors: Charles Masulani-Mwale, Felix Kauye, Melissa Gladstone and Don Mathanga

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:146

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The influence of personality on health-related quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis has been the focus of previous studies showing that introversion and neuroticism were related with reduced hea...

    Authors: S. Salhofer-Polanyi, F. Friedrich, S. Löffler, P. S. Rommer, A. Gleiss, R. Engelmaier, F. Leutmezer and B. Vyssoki

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:143

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  41. Content type: Research article

    People with psychosis struggle with decisions about their use of antipsychotics. They often want to reduce the dose or stop, while facing uncertainty regarding the effects these decisions will have on their tr...

    Authors: Yaara Zisman-Ilani, David Shern, Patricia Deegan, Julie Kreyenbuhl, Lisa Dixon, Robert Drake, William Torrey, Manish Mishra, Ksenia Gorbenko and Glyn Elwyn

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:142

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  42. Content type: Case report

    Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is an adult-onset, rare, and progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a varying combination of autonomic failure, cerebellar ataxia, and parkinsonism. MSA is catego...

    Authors: Hiroshi Komatsu, Masaaki Kato, Teiko Kinpara, Takashi Ono and Yoshihisa Kakuto

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:141

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (DTMS) is a non-invasive method of stimulating widespread cortical areas and, presumably, deeper neural networks. The current study assessed the effects of DTMS in the tr...

    Authors: Karina Karolina Kedzior, Imke Gerkensmeier and Maria Schuchinsky

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:137

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Adolescent pregnancies within urban resource-deprived settlements predispose young girls to adverse mental health and psychosocial adversities, notably depression. Depression in sub-Saharan Africa is a leading...

    Authors: Judith Osok, Pius Kigamwa, Ann Vander Stoep, Keng-Yen Huang and Manasi Kumar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:136

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The management of severe mental disorder (SMD) patients in communities is an important initiative of healthcare reform in China. Yet the effects in terms of risk behavior of patients are unclear, particularly ...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Liu, Xiang Liu, Hong Wen, Dan Wang, Xianmei Yang, Weiwei Tang, Yaxi Li, Tao Zhang and Min Yang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:134

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Mental health policy can be an essential and powerful tool to improve a population’s mental health. However, around one third of countries do not possess a mental health policy, and there are large disparities...

    Authors: Wei Zhou, Yu Yu, Mei Yang, Lizhang Chen and Shuiyuan Xiao

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:138

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  47. Content type: Research article

    When a person is in severe distress, people in their social network can potentially take action to reduce the person’s suicide risk. The present study used data from a community survey to examine whether peopl...

    Authors: Anthony F. Jorm, Angela Nicholas, Jane Pirkis, Alyssia Rossetto and Nicola J. Reavley

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:132

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