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  1. 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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    Studies investigating salivary cortisol level as susceptibility marker for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) produced inconsistent results. The aim of this study was to compare salivary cortisol concentrat...

    Authors: Xiongfeng Pan, Zhipeng Wang, Xiaoli Wu, Shi Wu Wen and Aizhong Liu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:324

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Oslo University Hospital, Norway, had by autumn 2016, accumulated a waiting list of 101 patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who had a legal right to receive treatment by a specialized OCD team. I...

    Authors: Gerd Kvale, Bjarne Hansen, Thröstur Björgvinsson, Tore Børtveit, Kristen Hagen, Svein Haseth, Unn Beate Kristensen, Gunvor Launes, Kerry J. Ressler, Stian Solem, Arne Strand, Odile A. van den Heuvel and Lars-Göran Öst

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:323

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  4. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported an error in Fig. 1 and Table 1, concerning the number of female participants. The correct number is 283, instead of 238 that was original...

    Authors: Louise Öhlund, Michael Ott, Sofia Oja, Malin Bergqvist, Robert Lundqvist, Mikael Sandlund, Ellinor Salander Renberg and Ursula Werneke

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:322

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:37

  5. Content type: Correspondence

    A previously published article in this journal reported the service effects from 103 services within the UK Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) initiative and the comparative effectiveness of CB...

    Authors: Michael Barkham and David Saxon

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:321

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders in community settings, and they are associated with significant psychological distress, functional and social impairment. While cognitive behaviour therap...

    Authors: Pasquale Roberge, Martin D Provencher, Patrick Gosselin, Helen-Maria Vasiliadis, Isabelle Gaboury, Annie Benoit, Martin M Antony, Nils Chaillet, Janie Houle, Catherine Hudon and Peter J Norton

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:320

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) is a relatively new instrument for the assessment of suicidal ideation and behaviour that is widely used in clinical and research settings. The predictive pr...

    Authors: Åsa U. Lindh, Margda Waern, Karin Beckman, Ellinor Salander Renberg, Marie Dahlin and Bo Runeson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:319

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Few longitudinal studies have examined associations between risk factors during pregnancy and mental health outcomes during the postpartum period. We used a cohort study design to estimate the prevalence, inci...

    Authors: Linnet Ongeri, Valentine Wanga, Phelgona Otieno, Jane Mbui, Elizabeth Juma, Ann Vander Stoep and Muthoni Mathai

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:318

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Mental health clinicians have previously been reported to express reservations regarding the utility and accuracy of the psychiatric classification systems. In this study we aimed to examine clinicians’ experi...

    Authors: Dana Tzur Bitan, Ariella Grossman Giron, Gady Alon, Shlomo Mendlovic, Yuval Bloch and Aviv Segev

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:317

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Evaluation of telepsychiatry (via videoconference) for older adults is mostly focussed on nursing homes or inpatients. We evaluated the role of a community based program for older adults in rural and remote re...

    Authors: Pallavi Dham, Neeraj Gupta, Jacob Alexander, Warwick Black, Tarek Rajji and Elaine Skinner

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:316

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  11. Content type: Research article

    There is a paucity of studies on inflammatory markers in elderly psychiatric patients. Hence, our study was undertaken to investigate cytokines as biomarkers in diagnostically unselected elderly patients admit...

    Authors: Erlend Bugge, Rolf Wynn, Tom Eirik Mollnes, Solveig Klæbo Reitan and Ole Kristian Grønli

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:315

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Substance use disorder is an important public health problem and one of the major causes of disability worldwide. Substance use and criminal behavior are closely related and there is a significant association ...

    Authors: Yimenu Yitayih, Mubarek Abera, Eliais Tesfaye, Almaz Mamaru, Matiwos Soboka and Kristina Adorjan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:314

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  13. Content type: Research article

    There are no published studies on the comorbidity of common mental conditions (anxiety, depression, and somatization) and physical illnesses in the Arab world. Our aim was to estimate the prevalence of common ...

    Authors: Sulaiman Alkhadhari, Aseel Omran Alsabrrie, Jude Uzoma Ohaeri, Ramani Varghese, Muhammad Ajmal Zahid and Benoit H Mulsant

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:313

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the WorkplaceAid study was to compare the effects of eLearning or blended (eLearning plus face-to-face course delivery) Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses on public servants’ knowledge, stigmati...

    Authors: Nicola J. Reavley, Amy J. Morgan, Julie-Anne Fischer, Betty Kitchener, Nataly Bovopoulos and Anthony F. Jorm

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:312

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  15. Content type: Research article

    In order to gain insight into the health impact of violence related injury, the psychological consequences should be taken into account. There has been uncertainty regarding the prevalence of posttraumatic str...

    Authors: Robbin H. Ophuis, Branko F. Olij, Suzanne Polinder and Juanita A. Haagsma

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:311

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Much evidence consistent with the Marital Discord Model of Depression (MDMD) suggests that marital discord is associated with depression, but no studies examine the relationship between marital satisfaction an...

    Authors: Saman Maroufizadeh, Mostafa Hosseini, Abbas Rahimi Foroushani, Reza Omani-Samani and Payam Amini

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:310

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  17. Content type: Research article

    A growing body of evidence in relatively healthy populations suggests that postpartum depression and fatigue are likely distinct but related experiences. However, differentiating depression and fatigue in clin...

    Authors: Nathan Wilson, Karen Wynter, Jane Fisher and Bei Bei

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:309

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) is a central marker in the diagnosis and progression of the dementia syndrome. ADLs can be identified as basic ADLs (BADLs), which are fairly easy to pe...

    Authors: Stephanie Book, Katharina Luttenberger, Mark Stemmler, Sebastian Meyer and Elmar Graessel

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:308

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Most persons with dementia die in long term care (LTC) homes, where palliative approaches are appropriate. However, palliative approaches have not been widely implemented and there is limited understanding of ...

    Authors: Lynn McCleary, Genevieve N Thompson, Lorraine Venturato, Abigail Wickson-Griffiths, Paulette Hunter, Tamara Sussman and Sharon Kaasalainen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:307

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Data are limited on the benefits and risks of dose reduction in managing side effects associated with antipsychotic treatment. As an example, antipsychotic dose reduction has been recommended in the management...

    Authors: Stanley N. Caroff, Fan Mu, Rajeev Ayyagari, Traci Schilling, Victor Abler and Benjamin Carroll

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:306

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Suicidal ideation is common in patients suffering from panic disorder. The present study investigated rates of suicidal ideation and risk factors for suicidal ideation in a sample of primary care patients suff...

    Authors: Tobias Teismann, Karoline Lukaschek, Thomas S. Hiller, Jörg Breitbart, Christian Brettschneider, Ulrike Schumacher, Jürgen Margraf and Jochen Gensichen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:305

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Treating legally committed patients on open, instead of locked wards is controversially discussed and the affected stakeholders (patients, mental health professionals) have ambiguous views on the benefits and ...

    Authors: J. Kalagi, I. Otte, J. Vollmann, G. Juckel and J. Gather

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:304

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Schizophrenia is associated with multiple neurotransmitter disorders, including serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT). The neuromodulatory action of serotonin on brain function largely depends on the action of...

    Authors: Xi Xia, Mei Ding, Jin-feng Xuan, Jia-xin Xing, Hao Pang, Bao-jie Wang and Jun Yao

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:303

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based intervention that has been included in the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence guidelines as a recommended treatment for Borderline Persona...

    Authors: Joanne C. King, Richard Hibbs, Christopher W. N. Saville and Michaela A. Swales

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:302

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Substance use disorders are a major contributor to the economic and healthcare burden in Australia. Therapeutic communities (TCs) are utilised treatment methods globally, though low program completion rates co...

    Authors: Tarran Prangley, Sabrina Winona Pit, Trent Rees and Jessica Nealon

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:301

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is a significant problem for people with serious mental illness. We aimed to consider body size from the perspective of long-stay psychiatric inpatients, focussing on: weight gain and its causes and im...

    Authors: Susanna Every-Palmer, Mark A. Huthwaite, Jane L. Elmslie, Eve Grant and Sarah E. Romans

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:300

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  27. Content type: Research article

    This study was designed to assess the factor structure, internal consistency reliability, and preliminary psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Future Disposition Inventory-24 (FDI-24) in a lar...

    Authors: Lu Yuan, Dong-Fang Wang, Bob Lew, Augustine Osman and Cun-Xian Jia

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:299

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often experience sleep problems, but the comorbidity mechanism has not been sufficiently studied. This study aimed to determine the comorbidity of ...

    Authors: Lian Tong, Yan Ye and Qiong Yan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:298

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  29. Content type: Research article

    On 25th April 2015, Nepal experienced a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, followed by countless aftershocks. Nearly 9000 people were killed and over 600,000 homes destroyed. Given the high frequency of earthquake and ...

    Authors: Courtney Welton-Mitchell, Leah Emily James, Shree Niwas Khanal and Alexander Scott James

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:296

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  30. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported they wanted to reinstate a co-author, who previously declined his authorship due to a misinterpretation of authorship limitations per res...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:295

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:167

  31. Content type: Research article

    The Alternative DSM-5 Model for Personality Disorders as well as the upcoming IDC-11 have established a new focus on diagnosing personality disorders (PD): personality functioning. An impairment of self and in...

    Authors: Stephan Doering, Victor Blüml, Karoline Parth, Karin Feichtinger, Maria Gruber, Martin Aigner, Hemma Rössler-Schülein, Marion Freidl and Antonia Wininger

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:294

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Despite the availability of numerous antipsychotic medications, many patients with schizophrenia continue to experience side effects that contribute to the overall burden of the illness. The present survey of ...

    Authors: Eric Achtyes, Adam Simmons, Anna Skabeev, Nikki Levy, Ying Jiang, Patricia Marcy and Peter J. Weiden

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:292

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  33. Content type: Research article

    More knowledge about characteristics of children and adolescents who need intensive levels of psychiatric treatment is important to improve treatment approaches. These characteristics were investigated in thos...

    Authors: Richard Vijverberg, Robert Ferdinand, Aartjan Beekman and Berno van Meijel

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:291

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  34. Content type: Research article

    In recent decades atypical antipsychotics have increased treatment options available for schizophrenia, however there is conflicting evidence concerning the trade-off between clinical efficacy and side effects...

    Authors: Rossela Roberts, Abigail Neasham, Chania Lambrinudi and Afshan Khan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:290

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  35. Content type: Research article

    We evaluated change in response to multi-modal psychosocial ‘treatment as usual’ programs offered within a forensic hospital.

    Authors: Melanie S. Richter, Ken O’Reilly, Danny O’Sullivan, Padraic O’Flynn, Aiden Corvin, Gary Donohoe, Ciaran Coyle, Mary Davoren, Caroline Higgins, Orla Byrne, Tina Nutley, Andrea Nulty, Kapil Sharma, Paul O’Connell and Harry G. Kennedy

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:289

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  36. Content type: Study protocol

    There is a dearth of empirical evidence on the effectiveness of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in developing countries. The primary...

    Authors: Jaco Rossouw, Elna Yadin, Debra Alexander and Soraya Seedat

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:288

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have identified factors associated with admission to hospital after suicide spectrum behaviors. In this study, we aim to identify specific factors associated with psychiatric hospitalization a...

    Authors: Juliette Salles, Julie Calonge, Nicolas Franchitto, Emmanuelle Bougon and Laurent Schmitt

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:287

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Amisulpride was introduced into China in 2010 as a second-generation atypical antipsychotic, while olanzapine has been on the market since 1999 as one of the leading treatments for schizophrenia in China. Sinc...

    Authors: Peng Men, Zhanmiao Yi, Chaoyun Li, Shuli Qu, Tengbin Xiong, Xin Yu and Suodi Zhai

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:286

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have demonstrated that individual measures of fitness – such as reduced pulmonary function, slow walking speed and weak handgrip – are associated with an increased risk of dementia. Only a min...

    Authors: Ruth A. Sibbett, Tom C. Russ, Mike Allerhand, Ian J. Deary and John M. Starr

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:285

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  40. Content type: Correction

    In the original publication of this article [1] the funding acknowledgement for grant “PI13/00134, ERDF Funds” was missing.

    Authors: Matilde Elices, Juan C. Pascual, Cristina Carmona, Ana Martín-Blanco, Albert Feliu-Soler, Elisabet Ruiz, Montserrat Gomà-i-Freixanet, Víctor Pérez and Joaquim Soler

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:284

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2015 15:180

  41. Content type: Research article

    Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a complex group of neurodevelopmental disorders with a genetic basis. The role of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) and the occurrence of autism has been the...

    Authors: Caihong Sun, Mingyang Zou, Xuelai Wang, Wei Xia, Yongjuan Ma, Shuang Liang, Yanqiu Hao, Lijie Wu and Songbin Fu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:283

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Disrupted serotonergic signaling is often a feature of depression and the role of the serotonin transporter gene (SLC6A4), responsible for serotonin re-uptake, has received much attention in this regard. Most stu...

    Authors: Dilys Lam, Marie-Laure Ancelin, Karen Ritchie, Rosanne Freak-Poli, Richard Saffery and Joanne Ryan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:282

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Around 25% of prisoners meet diagnostic criteria for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Because ADHD is associated with increased recidivism and other functional and behavioural problems, appropr...

    Authors: Susan Young, Gisli Gudjonsson, Prathiba Chitsabesan, Bill Colley, Emad Farrag, Andrew Forrester, Jack Hollingdale, Keira Kim, Alexandra Lewis, Sarah Maginn, Peter Mason, Sarah Ryan, Jade Smith, Emma Woodhouse and Philip Asherson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:281

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Adolescence is a period of marked sleep pattern changes and sleep problems, which may result from both endogenous and exogenous factors. Among the various factors affecting adolescent sleep, depression and pro...

    Authors: Min-Hyeon Park, Subin Park, Kyu-In Jung, Johanna Inhyang Kim, Soo Churl Cho and Bung-Nyun Kim

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:280

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  45. Content type: Study protocol

    A subgroup of depressed patients with increased inflammatory activity was shown to be more susceptible to develop Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD). Earlier studies with anti-inflammatory drugs have shown b...

    Authors: Chenghao Yang, Fokko J. Bosker, Jie Li and Robert A. Schoevers

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:279

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Approximately one-third of schizophrenia patients eventually develop treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS). Although the time course of TRS development varies from patient to patient, the details of these va...

    Authors: Nobuhisa Kanahara, Hiroshi Yamanaka, Tomotaka Suzuki, Masayuki Takase and Masaomi Iyo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:274

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  47. Content type: Research article

    In cancer patients, depressive disorder comorbidity is associated with greater suicide risk and poorer treatment outcomes, quality of life, and adherence to treatment. The aim of the study was to evaluate the ...

    Authors: Li-Yu Hu, Chia-Jen Liu, Chiu-Mei Yeh, Ti Lu, Yu-Wen Hu, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Pan-Ming Chen, Shyh-Chyang Lee and Cheng-Ho Chang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:272

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