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  1. Content type: Research article

    Based on genome-wide association studies, a single-nucleotide polymorphism in the NRGN gene (rs12807809) is considered associated with schizophrenia (SZ). Moreover, hippocampal dysfunction is associated with r...

    Authors: Yifan Zhang, Xiaohong Gong, Zhiyang Yin, Lingling Cui, Jian Yang, Pengshuo Wang, Yifang Zhou, Xiaowei Jiang, Shengnan Wei, Fei Wang and Yanqing Tang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:108

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The rise in multimorbid chronic conditions in South Africa, large treatment gap for common mental disorders (CMDs) and shortage of mental health specialists demands a task sharing approach to chronic disease m...

    Authors: Inge Petersen, Arvin Bhana, Lara R. Fairall, One Selohilwe, Tasneem Kathree, Emily C. Baron, Sujit D. Rathod and Crick Lund

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:107

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Increasing attention to palliative care for the general population has led to the development of various evidence-based or consensus-based tools and interventions. However, specific tools and interventions are...

    Authors: Karin den Boer, Anke J. E. de Veer, Linda J. Schoonmade, Kim J. Verhaegh, Berno van Meijel and Anneke L. Francke

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:106

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Disruptive Behavioral Disorders (DBDs) and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are chronic, impairing, and costly child and adolescent mental health challenges which, when untreated, can result in ...

    Authors: Apollo Kivumbi, William Byansi, Christopher Damulira, Phionah Namatovu, James Mugisha, Ozge Sensoy Bahar, Mary M. McKay, Kimberly Hoagwood and Fred M. Ssewamala

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:105

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Controversial findings regarding the association between pro-inflammatory cytokines and depression have been reported in pregnant subjects. Scarce data about anxiety and its relationships with cytokines are av...

    Authors: P. Leff Gelman, I. Mancilla-Herrera, M. Flores-Ramos, M. F. Saravia Takashima, F. M. Cruz Coronel, C. Cruz Fuentes, A. Pérez Molina, J. Hernández-Ruiz, F. S. Silva-Aguilera, B. Farfan-Labonne, D. Chinchilla-Ochoa, S. Garza Morales and I. Camacho-Arroyo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:104

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The Four-Dimensional Symptom Questionnaire (4DSQ) is a self-report questionnaire designed to measure distress, depression, anxiety, and somatization. Prior to computing scale scores from the item scores, the t...

    Authors: Jan van Bebber, Johanna T. W. Wigman, Rob R Meijer, Berend Terluin, Sjoerd Sytema and Lex Wunderink

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:103

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  7. Content type: Research article

    This study examined whether two types of provider communication considered important to quality of care (i.e., shows respect and explains understandably) are associated with mental health outcomes related to p...

    Authors: Eunice C. Wong, Rebecca L. Collins, Joshua Breslau, M. Audrey Burnam, Matthew S. Cefalu and Elizabeth Roth

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:102

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  8. Content type: Research article

    This study investigated cause of death, mortality rates and explored if baseline characteristics were associated with risk of death in patients with alcohol use disorder alone or poly-substance use disorders.

    Authors: Arne Jan Hjemsæter, Jørgen G. Bramness, Robert Drake, Ivar Skeie, Bent Monsbakken, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth and Anne S. Landheim

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:101

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  9. Content type: Research article

    There is well-established evidence that Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training improves knowledge about how to support someone developing a mental health problem, but less evidence that this support improves ...

    Authors: Amy J. Morgan, Julie-Anne A. Fischer, Laura M. Hart, Claire M. Kelly, Betty A. Kitchener, Nicola J. Reavley, Marie B. H. Yap, Stefan Cvetkovski and Anthony F. Jorm

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:99

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  10. Content type: Research article

    International studies show a consistent finding of women in prisons as having a high prevalence of mental disorder. Most will be treated within the prison however the most severely ill require transfer to a ho...

    Authors: Roland M. Jones, Kiran Patel and Alexander I. F. Simpson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:98

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  11. Content type: Correction

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    Authors: Matthew R. G. Brown, Vincent Agyapong, Andrew J. Greenshaw, Ivor Cribben, Pamela Brett-MacLean, Julie Drolet, Caroline McDonald-Harker, Joy Omeje, Monica Mankowsi, Shannon Noble, Deborah Kitching and Peter H. Silverstone

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:97

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:18

  12. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have provided evidence that alcohol-dependent patients have abnormality in corpus callosum (CC); however, it is unclear whether micro-structural integrity of the CC subregions is differentiall...

    Authors: Yajun Wang, Xiaohu Li, Cun Zhang, Haibao Wang, Zipeng Li, Jiajia Zhu and Yongqiang Yu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:96

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  13. Content type: Research article

    There is emerging evidence for the effectiveness of psychodynamic psychotherapy for depressive disorders. However, we know less of how this relation-focused therapy mode is experienced and what the patients th...

    Authors: André Løvgren, Jan Ivar Røssberg, Liv Nilsen, Eivind Engebretsen and Randi Ulberg

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:95

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Unwanted, intrusive thoughts of harm-related to the infant are reported by the vast majority of new mothers, with half of all new mothers reporting unwanted, intrusive thoughts of harming their infant on purpo...

    Authors: Fanie Collardeau, Bryony Corbyn, John Abramowitz, Patricia A. Janssen, Sheila Woody and Nichole Fairbrother

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:94

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Humor trainings have positive effects on mental health and well-being. However, studies investigating the effects of humor trainings in clinical samples are still rare. This study investigated the efficacy and...

    Authors: Nektaria Tagalidou, Eva Distlberger, Viola Loderer and Anton-Rupert Laireiter

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:93

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Research into termination of long-term psychosocial treatment of mental disorders is scarce. Yearly 25% of people in Dutch mental health services receive long-term treatment. They account for many people, cont...

    Authors: B. Koekkoek, B. van Meijel, A. Perquin and G. Hutschemaekers

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:92

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Hazardous alcohol use has often been found to be more prevalent amongst psychiatric outpatients than the general population. Additionally, it has also been associated with poorer outcomes. The study aimed to i...

    Authors: Laxman Cetty, Shazana Shahwan, Pratika Satghare, Fiona Devi, Boon Yiang Chua, Swapna Verma, Helen Lee, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:91

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    The treatment of major depressive disorder, a highly prevalent disorder associated with pronounced burden, is a large challenge to healthcare systems worldwide. Internet based self-management interventions see...

    Authors: Caroline Oehler, Frauke Görges, Daniel Böttger, Juliane Hug, Nicole Koburger, Elisabeth Kohls and Christine Rummel-Kluge

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:90

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Ambulance personnel, as well as other emergency services like fire-fighters or the police force, are regularly confronted with experiences of extreme psychological distress and potentially traumatizing events ...

    Authors: Klemens Ragger, Michaela Hiebler-Ragger, Günter Herzog, Hans-Peter Kapfhammer and Human Friedrich Unterrainer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:89

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Impaired maternal bonding has been associated with antenatal and postnatal factors, especially postpartum depression. Only a few population-based, longitudinal studies have examined the association between mat...

    Authors: Mami Nakano, Subina Upadhyaya, Roshan Chudal, Norbert Skokauskas, Terhi Luntamo, Andre Sourander and Hitoshi Kaneko

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:87

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Internet-based treatments appear to be a promising way to enhance the in vivo exposure approach, specifically in terms of acceptability and access to treatment. However, the literature on specific phobias is s...

    Authors: Daniel Campos, Juana Bretón-López, Cristina Botella, Adriana Mira, Diana Castilla, Sonia Mor, Rosa Baños and Soledad Quero

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:86

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Depression and anxiety are prevalent and associated with a worse prognosis in coronary heart disease (CHD) patients. However, the influence of disease severity on mood symptoms is unknown. The specific associa...

    Authors: Han Yin, Yuting Liu, Huan Ma, Guihao Liu, Lan Guo and Qingshan Geng

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:85

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Several rating scales assessing stress-related symptoms of exhaustion have emerged in recent years. However, more knowledge is needed about the performance of these rating scales in patients with stress-relate...

    Authors: Jesper Kristiansen, Maria Kristine Friborg, Nanna Eller, Lars Peter Andreas Brandt, David John Glasscock, Jesper Pihl-Thingvad, Roger Persson, Aniella Besèr, Marie Åsberg and Sannie Vester Thorsen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:84

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Experiencing conflict and displacement can have a negative impact on an individual’s mental health. Currently, prevalence of mental health disorders (MHDs) at the primary care level in post-conflict areas with...

    Authors: Shannon Doherty, E. Hulland, B. Lopes-Cardozo, S. Kirupakaran, R. Surenthirakumaran, S. Cookson and C. Siriwardhana

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:83

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Depression among tuberculosis patients, especially in settings with low economic status is common. Screening for depression in all levels of health facilities can identify patients who need support and treatme...

    Authors: Tamirat Tesfaye Dasa, Aklilu Abrham Roba, Fitsum Weldegebreal, Frehiwot Mesfin, Abiyot Asfaw, Habtamu Mitiku, Zelalem Teklemariam, Bahubali Jinnappa Geddugol, Mahantash Naganuri, Hilina Befikadu and Eden Tesfaye

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:82

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Depression is a global problem, affecting populations worldwide, but is too often under-diagnosed. The identification of depression among patients with diabetes is important because depression is prevalent in ...

    Authors: Michael Udedi, Adamson S. Muula, Robert C. Stewart and Brian W. Pence

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:81

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  27. Content type: Research article

    On November 13, 2015, terrorist attacks took place in Paris. One hundred and twenty-nine people were immediately killed and 302 needed emergency care. Many resident physicians were on the front line of the med...

    Authors: Jules Gregory, Jean de Lepinau, Ariane de Buyer, Nicolas Delanoy, Olivier Mir and Raphaël Gaillard

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:79

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Polypharmacy increases the risk of pharmacological interactions, prevalence of secondary effects and with this the lack of adherence to treatment. It is estimated that between 10 and 40% of patients hospitaliz...

    Authors: J. Carmona-Huerta, S. Castiello-de Obeso, J. Ramírez-Palomino, R. Duran-Gutiérrez, D. Cardona-Muller, F. Grover-Paez, P. Fernández-Dorantes and R. Medina-Dávalos

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:78

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  29. Content type: Research article

    This study determined the effects of a novel combination of vitamin D and probiotic on metabolic and clinical symptoms in chronic schizophrenia.

    Authors: Amir Ghaderi, Hamid Reza Banafshe, Naghmeh Mirhosseini, Mohamad Moradi, Mohammad-Amin Karimi, Fateme Mehrzad, Fereshteh Bahmani and Zatollah Asemi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:77

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) should follow an adequate methodology using an evidence-based approach in order to provide reliable recommendations. However, little is known regarding the quality of CPGs f...

    Authors: Jessica Hanae Zafra-Tanaka, Sergio Goicochea-Lugo, David Villarreal-Zegarra and Alvaro Taype-Rondan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:76

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Family caregivers play crucial roles in taking care of people experiencing schizophrenia in the community. The burdens on and needs of caregivers of these patients should be emphasized. This study aimed to exp...

    Authors: Lifen Chen, Yali Zhao, Juan Tang, Guanghui Jin, Yanli Liu, Xuexue Zhao, Chao Chen and Xiaoqin Lu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:75

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The medical-ethical dilemmas related to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (EAS) in psychiatric patients are highly relevant in an international context. EAS in psychiatric patients appears to become mo...

    Authors: Kirsten Evenblij, H. Roeline W. Pasman, Rosalie Pronk and Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:74

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  33. Content type: Case report

    Rebound cholinergic syndrome is a rare, but well known unwanted phenomenon occurring after abrupt clozapine discontinuation. There have been previous reported cases of cholinergic rebound in the literature; ho...

    Authors: Andrea Galova, Patricia Berney, Jules Desmeules, Ioannis Sergentanis and Marie Besson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:73

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  34. Content type: Study protocol

    There is a growing body of literature highlighting the role that wearable and mobile remote measurement technology (RMT) can play in measuring symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD). Outcomes assessment t...

    Authors: F. Matcham, C. Barattieri di San Pietro, V. Bulgari, G. de Girolamo, R. Dobson, H. Eriksson, A. A. Folarin, J. M. Haro, M. Kerz, F. Lamers, Q. Li, N. V. Manyakov, D. C. Mohr, I. Myin-Germeys, V. Narayan, Penninx BWJH…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:72

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Mental distress is becoming a common health problem in Ethiopia. The prevalence of mental distress is higher among university students than the general population. However, there is inadequate information in t...

    Authors: Tadis Brhane Tesfahunegn and Etsay Hailu Gebremariam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:71

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  36. Content type: Study protocol

    Executive functioning impairment is common in substance use disorder and is a major risk factor for poor treatment outcomes, including treatment drop-out and relapse. Cognitive remediation interventions seek t...

    Authors: Jamie Berry, Isabella Jacomb, Jo Lunn, Antoinette Sedwell, Anthony Shakeshaft, Peter J Kelly, Pooria Sarrami, Megan James, Skye Russell, Talia Nardo, Daniel Barker and Jennifer Holmes

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:70

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  37. Content type: Study protocol

    Phobic anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent psychiatric disorders and are burdensome in terms of loss of quality of life and work productivity. Evidence-based treatments are relatively successful in ...

    Authors: Febe E. van der Flier, Caroline M. B. Kwee, Danielle C. Cath, Neeltje M. Batelaan, Lucianne Groenink, Puck Duits, Date C. van der Veen, Anton J. L. M. van Balkom and Johanna M. P. Baas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:69

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Members of the public can potentially take action to assist someone in their social network who is distressed and at risk of suicide. The present study used data from a community survey to examine training exp...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:68

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Primary brain calcification (PBC), a neurodegenerative disorder with characteristic calcium deposits in the basal ganglia and other brain areas, typically presents with various neurological and psychiatric sym...

    Authors: Barbara Plemeniti Tololeski, Maruša Debeljak, Mirjana Perkovič Benedik, Tristan Rigler, Marinos Kyriakopoulos, Primož Kotnik, Katarina Šurlan Popovič and Maja Drobnič Radobuljac

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:67

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  40. Content type: Study protocol

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has included comorbidity between depression and a chronic disease among the 10 leading global health priorities. Although there is a high prevalence of multimorbidity, healt...

    Authors: Alicia Monreal-Bartolomé, Alberto Barceló-Soler, Adoración Castro, Mª. Ángeles Pérez-Ara, Margalida Gili, Fermín Mayoral, Maria Magdalena Hurtado, Esperanza Varela Moreno, Cristina Botella, Azucena García-Palacios, Rosa M. Baños, Yolanda López-Del-Hoyo and Javier García-Campayo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:66

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Background: Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) is a curriculum-based rehabilitation program for people with severe mental illness with the short-term aim of improving illness self-management and the long-te...

    Authors: Sofie Bratberg Jensen, Helle Stentoft Dalum, Lisa Korsbek, Carsten Hjorthøj, John Hagel Mikkelsen, Karin Thomsen, Kristen Kistrup, Mette Olander, Jane Lindschou, Kim T. Mueser, Merete Nordentoft and Lene Falgaard Eplov

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:65

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  42. Content type: Study protocol

    Since anxiety and depressive disorders often recur, self-management competencies are crucial for improving the long-term course of anxiety and depressive disorders. However, few relapse prevention programmes a...

    Authors: Esther Krijnen-de Bruin, Anna D. T. Muntingh, Adriaan W. Hoogendoorn, Annemieke van Straten, Neeltje M. Batelaan, Otto R. Maarsingh, Anton J. L. M. van Balkom and Berno van Meijel

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:64

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  43. Content type: Study protocol

    The role of dietary patterns in the prevention of unipolar depression has been analyzed in several epidemiological studies. The primary aims of this study are to determine the effectiveness of an extra-olive o...

    Authors: A. Sánchez-Villegas, B. Cabrera-Suárez, P. Molero, A. González-Pinto, C. Chiclana-Actis, C. Cabrera, F. Lahortiga-Ramos, M. Florido-Rodríguez, P. Vega-Pérez, R. Vega-Pérez, J. Pla, M. J. Calviño-Cabada, F. Ortuño, S. Navarro, Y. Almeida and J. L. Hernández-Fleta

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:63

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Calcium voltage-gated channel auxiliary subunit β2 is a protein that, in humans, is encoded by the CACNB2 gene. The β2 subunit is an auxiliary protein of voltage-gated calcium channels, which is predominantly exp...

    Authors: Fang Liu, Xiaohong Gong, Xudong Yao, Lingling Cui, Zhiyang Yin, Chao Li, Yanqing Tang and Fei Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:62

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The number of dementia cases is expected to rise exponentially over the years in many parts of the world. Collaborative healthcare partnerships are envisaged as a solution to this problem. Primary care physici...

    Authors: Shan Hui Lai, Tung Tsoi, Chao Tian Tang, Richard Jor Yeong Hui, Kim Kiat Tan, Yehudi Wee Shung Yeo and Ee Heok Kua

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:61

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Approximately 84,000 children under the age of 15 years are living with HIV in Malawi. Although the survival rate of children living with HIV in Malawi has improved due to the increased availability of antiret...

    Authors: Fatch W. Kalembo, Garth E. Kendall, Mohammed Ali and Angela F. Chimwaza

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:60

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is the leading cause of disability worldwide. The cardinal features of MDD are depressed mood and anhedonia. Anhedonia is defined as a “markedly diminished interest or pleasure ...

    Authors: Vera E. Heininga, Egon Dejonckheere, Marlies Houben, Jasmien Obbels, Pascal Sienaert, Bart Leroy, Joris van Roy and Peter Kuppens

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:59

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