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  1. Research with persons with dementia is important to better understand the causes of dementia and to develop more effective diagnostics, therapies, and preventive measures. Advance Research Directives (ARDs) ha...

    Authors: Karin Jongsma, Julia Perry, Silke Schicktanz and Katrin Radenbach

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:360

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Many studies have found an interesting issue in the Internet gaming disorder (IGD): males are always observed to be the majority. However, there are little research to exploring the differences in the neural m...

    Authors: Jialin Zhang, Yan Hu, Ziliang Wang, Min Wang and Guang-Heng Dong

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:357

    Content type: Research article

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  3. In the past decades, considerable global attention has been drawn to recovery services that seek to promote the personal recovery journey of consumers with mental illness. However, in most settings, including ...

    Authors: Naomi Gyamfi, Eric Badu, Wisdom Kwadwo Mprah and Isaac Mensah

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:355

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Pathological social withdrawal, named “Hikikomori,” is a Japanese culture-bound syndrome and a serious social problem in Japan. The number of Hikikomori cases in Japan was estimated at about 563,000 in 2016 ac...

    Authors: Hissei Imai, Toko Takamatsu, Hideaki Mitsuya, Hajime Yoshizawa, Hidehiko Mitsuya and Toshi A. Furukawa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:352

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  5. Intensive longitudinal (IL) designs provide the potential to study symptoms as they evolve in real-time within individuals. This has promising clinical implications, potentially allowing conclusions at the lev...

    Authors: Marieke J. Schreuder, Robin N. Groen, Johanna T. W. Wigman, Catharina A. Hartman and Marieke Wichers

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:351

    Content type: Research article

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  6. A high number of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) do not receive cognitive-behavioral therapy with exposure and response prevention, which is the most effective treatment for OCD. Therefore, M...

    Authors: Franziska Miegel, Cüneyt Demiralay, Steffen Moritz, Janina Wirtz, Birgit Hottenrott and Lena Jelinek

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:350

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. High rates of mental distress, mental illness, and the associated physical effects of psychological injury experienced by ambulance personnel has been widely reported in quantitative research. However, there i...

    Authors: Sharon Lawn, Louise Roberts, Eileen Willis, Leah Couzner, Leila Mohammadi and Elizabeth Goble

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:348

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The Ecuadorian earthquake in April 16th was the second strongest and deadliest in 2016 worldwide, with approximately one million people affected. In this paper, we analyzed the psychological impact and the rel...

    Authors: Rebekka M. F. Gerstner, Fernando Lara-Lara, Eduardo Vasconez, Ginés Viscor, Juan D. Jarrin and Esteban Ortiz-Prado

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:347

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The study aims were to investigate adherence to methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) and to identify associated clinical factors in patients who inject drugs diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) ...

    Authors: En Chao, Chia-Chun Hung, Ching-Po Lin, Yi-Chien Jacob Ku, Qurat Ul Ain, David S. Metzger and Tony Szu-Hsien Lee

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:346

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Sarcopenia is a skeletal muscle disorder. Recent studies have shown an association between muscle health and suicide. However, there have been no previous studies on the relationship between suicide risk sever...

    Authors: Xin-Xin Fan, Jing Yuan, Yu-Jun Wei, Fang Zhou, Li Xu, Yan Zhang, Jun-Yu Meng, Xiao-Long Jin and Jian-Zhong Yang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:345

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Amotivation is regarded as a core negative symptom in patients with schizophrenia. There are currently no objective methods for assessing and measuring amotivation in the scientific literature, only a trend to...

    Authors: Y. X. Lin, Li Jun Zhang, Liang Ying and Qiang Zhou

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:344

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Postoperative delirium is a common complication following major surgeries, leading to a variety of adverse effects. However, there is a paucity of literatures studying the incidence and risk factors associated...

    Authors: Qinfeng Yang, Jian Wang, Xusheng Huang, Yichuan Xu and Yang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:343

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Though lifetime exposure to traumatic events is significant, only a minority of individuals develops symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Post-trauma alterations in neurocognitive and affective fu...

    Authors: Mareike Augsburger and Isaac R. Galatzer-Levy

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:325

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Synesthesia is a sensory phenomenon where certain domain-specific stimuli trigger additional sensations of e.g. color or texture. The condition occurs in about 4% of the general population, but is overrepresen...

    Authors: Andreas Riedel, Simon Maier, Kerstin Wenzler, Bernd Feige, Ludger Tebartz van Elst, Sven Bölte and Janina Neufeld

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:342

    Content type: Case report

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  15. There are no standard diagnostic criteria or interventions for internet gaming addiction (IGA) even though IGA is one of the most pervasive public health issues among youth worldwide. Internet gaming reasons o...

    Authors: Nahyun Kim, Mi Ja Kim, Tonda L. Hughes, Hyeweon Kwak and In Deok Kong

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:341

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Determining the mental capacity of psychiatric patients for making healthcare related decisions is crucial in clinical practice. This meta-review of review articles comprehensively examines the current evidenc...

    Authors: A. Calcedo-Barba, A. Fructuoso, J. Martinez-Raga, S. Paz, M. Sánchez de Carmona and E. Vicens

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:339

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) contribute significantly to disability adjusted life years in low- to middle-income countries (LMICs). Screening has been proposed to improve identification an...

    Authors: Anisa Y. Mughal, Jackson Devadas, Eric Ardman, Brooke Levis, Vivian F. Go and Bradley N. Gaynes

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:338

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Alcohol use during pregnancy is a significant public health problem, ultimately affecting the neonatal offspring. Recent studies explore that no safe amount and safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy. Eve...

    Authors: Getaneh Tesfaye, Demeke Demlew, Meseret G/tsadik, Fikreselam Habte, Gebeyaw Molla, Yohannes Kifle and Gebreslassie Gebreegziabhier

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:337

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:493

  19. Most people who meet the criteria for a diagnosis of depression in China do not receive treatment. Family and friends can play a role in recognising the signs of depression and encouraging the person to seek trea...

    Authors: Shurong Lu, Wenjing Li, Brian Oldenburg, Yan Wang, Anthony F. Jorm, Yanling He and Nicola J. Reavley

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:336

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Hospitals, police stations, and fire departments are highly demanding workplaces. Staff members are regularly exposed to various stressors including traumatic events. Correspondingly, several studies report hi...

    Authors: Sarah K. Schäfer, M. Roxanne Sopp, Marlene Staginnus, Johanna Lass-Hennemann and Tanja Michael

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:335

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Dysfunction in brain network dynamics has been found to correlate with many psychiatric disorders. However, there is limited research regarding resting electroencephalogram (EEG) brain network and its associat...

    Authors: Tianzhen Chen, Hang Su, Na Zhong, Haoye Tan, Xiaotong Li, Yiran Meng, Chunmei Duan, Congbin Zhang, Juwang Bao, Ding Xu, Weidong Song, Jixue Zou, Tao Liu, Qingqing Zhan, Haifeng Jiang and Min Zhao

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:334

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The alterations of biological markers are thought to be effective tools to understand the pathophysiology and management of major depressive disorder (MDD). A lot of researches has implied many markers for dep...

    Authors: Md. Rabiul Islam, Samia Ali, James Regun Karmoker, Mohammad Fahim Kadir, Maizbha Uddin Ahmed, Zabun Nahar, Sardar Mohammad Ashraful Islam, Mohammad Safiqul Islam, Abul Hasnat and Md. Saiful Islam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:333

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is caused by a variety of biological and environmental factors. Accumulating evidence suggests that childhood maltreatment is a risk environmental factor in the developmen...

    Authors: Min Zhang, Na Liu, Haocheng Chen and Ning Zhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:332

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Sleep disorders are a risk factor for developing a variety of mental disorders, have a negative impact on their remission rates and increase the risk of relapse. Early identification and treatment of sleep dis...

    Authors: Fiona M. ter Heege, Teus Mijnster, Maaike M. van Veen, Gerdina H. M. Pijnenborg, Peter J. de Jong, Gretha J. Boersma and Marike Lancel

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:331

    Content type: Study protocol

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

    Authors: Amata El Mouhawess, Amal Hammoud, Marouan Zoghbi, Souheil Hallit, Chadia Haddad, Kinda El Haddad, Saydeh El Khoury, Jennifer Tannous, Sahar Obeid, Mohamad Adnan Halabi and Nour Mammari

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:330

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:264

  26. Working memory (WM) refers to the capacity system for temporary storage and processing of information, which is known to depend on the integrity of the prefrontal cortex. Impairment in working memory is a core...

    Authors: Sara Siddi, Antonio Preti, Elvira Lara, Gildas Brébion, Regina Vila, Maria Iglesias, Jorge Cuevas-Esteban, Raquel López-Carrilero, Anna Butjosa and Josep Maria Haro

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:329

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Health services utilization for mental health disorders is reported to increase sharply in many countries. The aim of this study was to report trends in all aspects of mental health care utilization in a total...

    Authors: T. Forslund, K. Kosidou, S. Wicks and C. Dalman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:328

    Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: Jayati Das-Munshi, Maya Semrau, Corrado Barbui, Neerja Chowdhary, Petra C. Gronholm, Kavitha Kolappa, Dzmitry Krupchanka, Tarun Dua and Graham Thornicroft

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:326

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:237

  29. Suicide is a major and complex public health problem. In Switzerland, suicide accounts for about 1000 deaths yearly and is the fourth leading cause of mortality. The first nationwide Swiss study of suicides id...

    Authors: M. Schmid, L. Michaud, N. Bovio and I. Guseva Canu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:324

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Little is known about the public stigma on mental illness and mental health knowledge (MHK) in China, public stigma and low MHK can negatively affect patients’ health and increase the burden of mental disorder...

    Authors: Huifang Yin, Klaas J. Wardenaar, Guangming Xu, Hongjun Tian and Robert A. Schoevers

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:323

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Patients within psychiatric rehabilitation services have multiple, complex and enduring difficulties, and are frequently described as ‘treatment resistant’. This group have diagnoses of major mental health con...

    Authors: Audrey Millar, Liesbeth Tip, Ruth Lennon, Marlene Macinnes, Beata Michalska, Stephen M Lawrie and Matthias Schwannauer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:322

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Literature suggests that most mental disorders have their onset in childhood and adolescence, but go undiagnosed until adulthood. Shorter versions of the screening tools such as the Patient Health Questionnair...

    Authors: Jacqueline Materu, Evodius Kuringe, Daniel Nyato, Anthony Galishi, Amasha Mwanamsangu, Maligo Katebalila, Amani Shao, John Changalucha, Soori Nnko and Mwita Wambura

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:321

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Depression is the greatest contributor to worldwide disability. The purpose of this study was to understand the influence of antidepressant and psychotherapy treatment adherence on future work leaves for patie...

    Authors: Fraser W. Gaspar, Kerri Wizner, Joshua Morrison and Carolyn S. Dewa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:320

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Social inclusion is essential for an adequate rehabilitation process for people with serious mental illness (SMI). Various supported housing settings aim to promote housing competencies and social inclusion in...

    Authors: Christine Adamus, Sonja Mötteli, Matthias Jäger and Dirk Richter

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:319

    Content type: Study protocol

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  35. The problematic use of online gaming, social networking sites (SNS) and online pornography (OP) is an evolving problem. Contrary to the problematic use of SNS and OP, Internet gaming disorder (IGD) was include...

    Authors: Manuel Mennig, Sophia Tennie and Antonia Barke

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:318

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Previous research has suggested that worry is negatively associated with working memory performance. However, it is unclear whether these findings would replicate across different worry levels and in individua...

    Authors: Judith Held, Andreea Vîslă, Richard E. Zinbarg, Christine Wolfer and Christoph Flückiger

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:317

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Safe clinical practice for patients hospitalised in mental health care during a suicidal crisis is situated within a dynamic, non-linear and uncertain context. Under such complex conditions, the adaptive capac...

    Authors: Siv Hilde Berg, Kristine Rørtveit, Fredrik A. Walby and Karina Aase

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:316

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Refugee populations have particularly high rates of mental health problems, including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression. However, uptake of mental health care may be low even when severe depr...

    Authors: Shameran Slewa-Younan, Molly McKenzie, Russell Thomson, Mitchell Smith, Yaser Mohammad and Jonathan Mond

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:314

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Trauma-focused therapy approaches are recommended as treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This includes the treatment of trauma-related suffering in refugee populations. However, there is a lack...

    Authors: Elisa Kaltenbach, Katharin Hermenau, Maggie Schauer, Katalin Dohrmann, Thomas Elbert and Inga Schalinski

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:312

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Most suicide attempters suffer from psychiatric disorders, which are often comorbid with personality disorders. The effects of intervention on patients who have attempted suicide with comorbid Axis I and II di...

    Authors: Kazunobu Norimoto, Katsumi Ikeshita, Toshifumi Kishimoto, Kazuo Okuchi, Naohiro Yonemoto, Tatsuya Sugimoto, Fuminori Chida, Shigero Shimoda, Yoshio Hirayasu and Chiaki Kawanishi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:311

    Content type: Research article

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  41. In Ghana, rates of self-harm in young people are as high as they are in high income countries. Self-reported interpersonal, familial and societal stressors form the most important background, and self-harm is ...

    Authors: Emmanuel N-B. Quarshie, Mitch G. Waterman and Allan O. House

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:310

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Alcohol Use Disorder is a severe mental disorder affecting the individuals concerned, their family and friends and society as a whole. Despite its high prevalence, novel treatment options remain rather limited...

    Authors: Franziska Weiss, Acelya Aslan, Jingying Zhang, Martin Fungisai Gerchen, Falk Kiefer and Peter Kirsch

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:309

    Content type: Study protocol

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  43. The Binge Eating Genetics Initiative (BEGIN) is a multipronged investigation examining the interplay of genomic, gut microbiota, and behavioral factors in bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder.

    Authors: Cynthia M. Bulik, Jonathan E. Butner, Jenna Tregarthen, Laura M. Thornton, Rachael E. Flatt, Tosha Smith, Ian M. Carroll, Brian R.W. Baucom and Pascal R. Deboeck

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:307

    Content type: Study protocol

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  44. Suicide is a leading cause of death globally. Suicide deaths are elevated in those experiencing severe mental health problems, including schizophrenia. Psychological talking therapies are a potentially effecti...

    Authors: Patricia A. Gooding, Daniel Pratt, Yvonne Awenat, Richard Drake, Rachel Elliott, Richard Emsley, Charlotte Huggett, Steven Jones, Navneet Kapur, Fiona Lobban, Sarah Peters and Gillian Haddock

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:306

    Content type: Study protocol

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  45. Suicidal ideation is a significant public health concern worldwide. Although suicides might be preventable through the provision of adequate treatment, mental health consultation is still mostly underutilized....

    Authors: Hin Moi Youn, Soo Hyun Kang, Sung-In Jang and Eun-Cheol Park

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:305

    Content type: Research article

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