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  1. The aim of the study was to examine the prevalence of and factors associated with antidepressant (AD) prescriptions in order to draw a comprehensive picture of prescribing practices in Switzerland.

    Authors: Elisa Haller, Birgit Watzke, Eva Blozik, Thomas Rosemann, Oliver Reich, Carola A. Huber and Markus Wolf

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:196

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a complex and debilitating disorder, characterized by deficits in metacognition and emotion dysregulation. The “gold standard” treatment for this disorder is psychother...

    Authors: Laura Rosa Magni, Antonino Carcione, Clarissa Ferrari, Antonio Semerari, Ilaria Riccardi, Giuseppe Nicolo’, Mariangela Lanfredi, Laura Pedrini, Maria Cotelli, Luisella Bocchio, Michela Pievani, Roberto Gasparotti and Roberta Rossi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:195

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is one of the proteins that contributes to the survival, growth, maintenance of neurons, and plays important roles in the pathophysiology of depression. It has been rep...

    Authors: Hong-yi He, Jin-lan Tian, Yong-qiong Deng, Xia Xiong, Yang Xu, Yong-mei Liao, Jing Fang, Xia Feng, Xin Ye and Chang-qiang Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:193

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Burgeoning evidence suggests that exercise improves physical and mental health in people with schizophrenia. However, little is known about the feasibility and acceptability of high-intensity training in patie...

    Authors: Lene Q. Larsen, Helle Schnor, Britt P. Tersbøl, Bjørn H. Ebdrup, Nikolai B. Nordsborg and Julie Midtgaard

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:192

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Internet-based interventions can make self-management and recovery-oriented information and tools more accessible for people experiencing severe mental illness, including psychosis. The aim of this scoping rev...

    Authors: Anne Williams, John Farhall, Ellie Fossey and Neil Thomas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:191

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Postpartum depression (PPD) is a major depressive disorder that occurs after childbirth. Objective diagnostic and predictive methods for PPD are important for early detection and appropriate intervention. DNA ...

    Authors: Yukako Nakamura, Masahiro Nakatochi, Shohko Kunimoto, Takashi Okada, Branko Aleksic, Miho Toyama, Tomoko Shiino, Mako Morikawa, Aya Yamauchi, Akira Yoshimi, Yoko Furukawa-Hibi, Taku Nagai, Masako Ohara, Chika Kubota, Kiyofumi Yamada, Masahiko Ando…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:190

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The effect of antipsychotic (AP) drugs on risk of stroke and myocardial infarction (MI) remains unclear due to methodological limitations of, and inconsistencies across, existing studies. We aimed to systemati...

    Authors: Sanja Zivkovic, Chan Hee Koh, Nandita Kaza and Caroline A. Jackson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:189

    Content type: Research article

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  8. A social recovery approach to youth mental health focuses on increasing the time spent in valuable and meaningful structured activities, with a view to preventing enduring mental health problems and social dis...

    Authors: Clio Berry, Ellisha Othman, Jun Chuen Tan, Brioney Gee, Rory Edward Byrne, Joanne Hodgekins, Daniel Michelson, Alvin Lai Oon Ng, Nigel V. Marsh, Sian Coker and David Fowler

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:188

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Shared decision making (SDM) is often defined as an interactive process that ensures that both patient and practitioner are actively involved in the treatment and that they share all relevant information to ar...

    Authors: Tobias Vitger, Stephen F. Austin, Lone Petersen, Esben S. Tønder, Merete Nordentoft and Lisa Korsbek

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:185

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. Maternal mental health is associated with an increased risk of emotional and behavioural problems in children, and the risk is partly explained by the negative impact of maternal depression on caregiving. The ...

    Authors: R. M. Pearson, I. Culpin, C. Loret de Mola, A. Matijasevich, I. S. Santos, B. L. Horta, F. C. Barros and A. Stein

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:184

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Internet addiction (IA) has emerged as a public health concern, particularly among adolescents and young adults. However, few studies have been conducted in medical students. This multi-center study aimed to i...

    Authors: Meng Shi and Tian Jiao Du

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:183

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Affective disorders, encompassing depressive-, anxiety-, and somatic symptom disorders, are the most prevalent mental disorders in later life. Treatment protocols and guidelines largely rely on evidence from R...

    Authors: Richard C. Oude Voshaar, Ton D. F. Dhondt, Mario Fluiter, Paul Naarding, Sanne Wassink, Maureen M. J. Smeets, Loeki P. R. M. Pelzers, Astrid Lugtenburg, Martine Veenstra, Radboud M. Marijnissen, Gert-Jan Hendriks, Lia A. Verlinde, Robert A. Schoevers and Rob H. S. van den Brink

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:182

    Content type: Study protocol

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  13. Severe mental illness (SMI) presents a major burden to societies worldwide. Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) often do not have sufficient financial resources and qualified staff to provide extensive sp...

    Authors: Stefan Priebe, Catherine Fung, Sana Z. Sajun, Racheal Alinaitwe, Domenico Giacco, Carlos Gómez-Restrepo, Alma Džubur Kulenoviĉ, Noeline Nakasujja, Sandra Milena Ramírez, Sabina Slatina, Nelson K. Sewankambo, Hana Sikira, Miguel Uribe and Victoria Jane Bird

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:181

    Content type: Study protocol

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  14. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique, which has yielded promising results in treating major depressive disorder. However, its effect on treatment-resista...

    Authors: Min-Shan Li, Xiang-Dong Du, Hsiao-Chi Chu, Yen-Ying Liao, Wen Pan, Zhe Li and Galen Chin-Lun Hung

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:180

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Selection of the optimal initial treatment in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) in need of highly specialized care has the potential to benefit treatment outcomes and cost-effectiveness of treatmen...

    Authors: Frédérique C. W. van Krugten, Maartje Goorden, Anton J. L. M. van Balkom, Patricia van Oppen, Henricus G. Ruhé, Digna J. F. van Schaik, Werner B. F. Brouwer and Leona Hakkaart-van Roijen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:179

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Research in high income countries reports higher prevalence of mental disorders among prisoners than in the general population. Lack of published data from low resource settings affects planning and eventual s...

    Authors: Jimmy Ben Forry, Scholastic Ashaba and Godfrey Zari Rukundo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:178

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Despite the growing recognition of childhood psychological maltreatment as a public health and human rights concern, it remains rampant in developing countries including Tanzania and has a negative impact on t...

    Authors: Adela A. Mwakanyamale and Yu Yizhen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:176

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Limited research exists concerning the long-term effects of avalanches on survivors’ mental health beyond the first years after the accident. The aims of this study were to describe and evaluate possible diffe...

    Authors: Lars-Petter Bakker, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Jon Gerhard Reichelt, Christer Lunde Gjerstad, Arnfinn Tønnessen, Lars Weisæth, Pål Herlof Herlofsen and Ellen Karine Grov

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:175

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Service providers throughout Europe have identified the need to define how high-quality community-based mental health care looks to organize their own services and to inform governments, commissioners and fund...

    Authors: René Keet, Marjonneke de Vetten-Mc Mahon, Laura Shields-Zeeman, Torleif Ruud, Jaap van Weeghel, Michiel Bahler, Cornelis L. Mulder, Catherine van Zelst, Billy Murphy, Koen Westen, Chris Nas, Ionela Petrea and Guido Pieters

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:174

    Content type: Debate

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  20. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) has been successfully established in hundreds of efficacy trials. It is less understood, however, how ACT works in real-world settings. Furthermore, little is known abou...

    Authors: Jeanette Villanueva, Andrea H. Meyer, Marcia T. B. Rinner, Victoria J. Firsching, Charles Benoy, Sandra Brogli, Marc Walter, Klaus Bader and Andrew T. Gloster

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:173

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. Anxiety disorders are common and associated with reduced quality of life, impaired physical and mental health and an increased economic burden for society. While evidence exists for the effectiveness of exerci...

    Authors: Jenny Nyberg, Malin Henriksson, N. David Åberg, Alexander Wall, Robert Eggertsen, Maria Westerlund, Louise Danielsson, H. Georg Kuhn, Margda Waern and Maria Åberg

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:172

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  22. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has a negative impact on several domains of life. However, there is a shortage of evidence-based non-pharmacological treatments for adolescents with ADHD. A stru...

    Authors: Jenny Meyer, Mia Ramklint, Maria Unenge Hallerbäck, Måns Lööf and Johan Isaksson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:171

    Content type: Study protocol

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  23. Despite the known benefits of early, specialized intervention for toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), access to such intervention remains limited. This pragmatic trial examines a novel healthcare del...

    Authors: Lisa V. Ibañez, Ann Vander Stoep, Kathleen Myers, Chuan Zhou, Shannon Dorsey, Kyle J. Steinman and Wendy L. Stone

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:169

    Content type: Study protocol

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  24. Abnormalities in heart rate during sleep linked to impaired neuro-cardiac modulation may provide new information about physiological sleep signatures of depression. This study assessed the validity of an algor...

    Authors: Mysa Saad, Laura B. Ray, Brad Bujaki, Amir Parvaresh, Iryna Palamarchuk, Joseph De Koninck, Alan Douglass, Elliott K. Lee, Louis J. Soucy, Stuart Fogel, Charles M. Morin, Célyne Bastien, Zul Merali and Rébecca Robillard

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:168

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT) has yielded promising outcomes for reducing self-harm, although to date only one study has reported MBT’s effectiveness for adolescents (Rossouw and Fonagy, J Am Acad Child Ad...

    Authors: Helen Griffiths, Fiona Duffy, Louise Duffy, Sarah Brown, Harriet Hockaday, Emma Eliasson, Jessica Graham, Julie Smith, Alice Thomson and Matthias Schwannauer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:167

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Little is known regarding the burden of comorbidities among older people with intellectual disability (ID) who have affective and anxiety disorders. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the occurrence and risk o...

    Authors: Nadia El Mrayyan, Jonas Eberhard and Gerd Ahlström

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:166

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Amyloid β (Aβ) and tau proteins are considered as critical factors that affect Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Although many studies have conducted on these two proteins, little s...

    Authors: Yuan Li, Zhijun Yao, Yue Yu, Ying Zou, Yu Fu and Bin Hu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:165

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a relatively common and disabling psychiatric disorder whose pathophysiology is incompletely understood. In this study, we utilized magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) ...

    Authors: Yan Li, Chen Cheng Zhang, Kathrin Weidacker, Yingying Zhang, Naying He, Haiyan Jin, Weibo Chen, Valerie Voon, Richard A. E. Edden and Fuhua Yan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:164

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Traumatic exposure is a frequent issue in patients visiting emergency departments (EDs). Some patients will subsequently develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) while other will not. The problem is under...

    Authors: Mohammad-Hashim Wafa, Marie Viprey, Laurent Magaud, Julie Haesebaert, Edouard Leaune, Emmanuel Poulet, Clemence Bied and Anne-Marie Schott

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:163

    Content type: Study protocol

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  30. Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder affecting more than 21 million worldwide. In Indonesia, 14.3% of households have a patient with a mental disorder, and the majority of these are in rural areas. Famil...

    Authors: Nenden Hikmah Laila, Renti Mahkota, Siddharudha Shivalli, Krisnawati Bantas and Tri Krianto

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:162

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Depression is common among chronic heart failure (CHF) patients, and it is associated with significant re-hospitalization and mortality as well as lower quality of life. While psychotherapy is efficacious trea...

    Authors: Ying Zhang, Xiaozhen Lv, Wei Jiang, Yun Zhu, Weixian Xu, Yongdong Hu, Wanxin Ma, Peiyun Sun, Qingling Yang, Yulan Liang, Feng Ren, Xin Yu and Huali Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:161

    Content type: Study protocol

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  32. After publication of the original article [1], the authors have notified us that there was an oversight on acknowledging funding received for the study. They would like to mention that Professor Sukhi Shergill...

    Authors: Derek K. Tracy, Dan W. Joyce, S. Neil Sarkar, Maria-Jesus Mateos Fernandez and Sukhwinder S. Shergill

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:160

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2015 15:174

  33. Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder with high heritability. Zinc finger protein 804A (ZNF804A) was suggested to play important roles in neurodevelopment. Previous studies indicated that single-nucleot...

    Authors: Ziqi Wang, Tian Zhang, Jing Liu, Han Wang, Tianlan Lu, Meixiang Jia, Dai Zhang, Lifang Wang and Jun Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:159

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The main objectives of the mobile Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) in the Netherlands are to assess the presence of a mental disorder, to estimate risk to self or others, and to initiate continuity of care...

    Authors: Mark Van Veen, André I. Wierdsma, Christine van Boeijen, Jack Dekker, Jeroen Zoeteman, Bauke Koekkoek and Cornelis L. Mulder

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:157

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Past mental disorders predict future disorders, both in the presence and absence of trauma exposure. However, it is not clear whether those with past mental disorders are disproportionately vulnerable to the n...

    Authors: Peter J.H. Beliveau, Hugues Sampasa-Kanyinga, Ian Colman and Mark A. Zamorski

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:156

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:204

  36. The group-based CBT intervention, the Adolescent Coping with Depression Course (ACDC), has previously been evaluated within a quasi-experimental design, showing reduction in depressive symptoms compared to a benc...

    Authors: Thormod Idsoe, Serap Keles, Asgeir Røyrhus Olseth and Terje Ogden

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:155

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Besides classical approaches for treating depression, physical activity has been demonstrated to be an effective option. Bouldering psychotherapy (BPT) combines psychotherapeutic interventions with action-orie...

    Authors: Lisa Dorscht, Nina Karg, Stephanie Book, Elmar Graessel, Johannes Kornhuber and Katharina Luttenberger

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:154

    Content type: Study protocol

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  38. There has been a steady rise in the use of medication by Israeli school children to treat ADHD, partly due to what seems like school teachers’ and counselors’ tendency to express positive attitudes towards its...

    Authors: Anat Gesser-Edelsburg and Rasha Hamade Boukai

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:153

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  39. Worldwide, approximately 800,000 persons die by suicide every year; with rates of suicide attempts estimated to be much higher. Suicidal persons often suffer from a mental disorder but stigma, lack of availabl...

    Authors: Mareike Dreier, Julia Ludwig, Martin Härter, Olaf von dem Knesebeck, Johanna Baumgardt, Thomas Bock, Jörg Dirmaier, Alison J. Kennedy, Susan A. Brumby and Sarah Liebherz

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:152

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  40. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of the estimated 11–25 years reduced life expectancy for persons with serious mental illness (SMI). This excess cardiovascular mortality is primarily attributable to...

    Authors: Florine S. Walburg, Berno van Meijel, Maurits W. van Tulder and Marcel C. Adriaanse

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:151

    Content type: Study protocol

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  41. We need to better understand how the use of different substances and psychiatric comorbidity influence premature death generally and cause-specific death by overdose, intoxication and somatic disorders in peop...

    Authors: Mats Fridell, Martin Bäckström, Morten Hesse, Peter Krantz, Sean Perrin and Anna Nyhlén

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:150

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Acute psychiatric wards in Germany are often locked due to the assumption that opening could endanger patients and society. On the contrary, some findings suggest that aversive events such as absconding and at...

    Authors: Lisa K. Schreiber, Florian G. Metzger, Tobias A. Duncker, Andreas J. Fallgatter and Tilman Steinert

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:149

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  43. Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) is a distinct syndrome that follows bereavement. It is different from other mental disorders and is characterized by symptoms such as yearning for the bereaved, or intense emotio...

    Authors: Regina Steil, Jana Gutermann, Octavia Harrison, Annabelle Starck, Laura Schwartzkopff, Meryam Schouler-Ocak and Ulrich Stangier

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:148

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is an adolescent onset spinal deformity, which can negatively affect the mental health of these patients. But no studies about their parental mental health have been repor...

    Authors: Hai Wang, Tao Li, Wangshu Yuan, Zheping Zhang, Jing Wei, Guixing Qiu and Jianxiong Shen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:147

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Construction workers are at elevated risk of suicide. MATES in Construction (MATES) is one of the few suicide prevention programs that explicitly address this problem. The MATES program includes an integrated ...

    Authors: A. Milner, T. L. King, A. J. Scovelle, P. J. Batterham, B. Kelly, A. D. LaMontagne, S. B. Harvey, J. Gullestrup and C. Lockwood

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:146

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