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  1. Content type: Research article

    Neurocognitive impairment is frequently described in a number of psychiatric disorders and may be a direct consequence of serotonergic dysfunction. As impairments in executive functions are some of the most fr...

    Authors: Peter Gallagher, Anna E Massey, Allan H Young and R Hamish McAllister-Williams

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:10

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    Prospective memory (PM), the act of remembering that something has to be done in the future without any explicit prompting to recall, provides a useful framework with which to examine problems in internal-sour...

    Authors: Brita Elvevåg, Elizabeth A Maylor and Abigail L Gilbert

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:9

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    Bipolar disorder is a lifelong episodic condition characterized by mood swings between mania and depression. Several lines of evidence suggest that serotonin is likely to play a pivotal role in the pathophysio...

    Authors: Shahin Akhondzadeh, Hassan Mohajari, Mohammad Reza Mohammadi and Homayoun Amini

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:7

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    We aimed at studying the seasonal changes in mood and behaviour, the distribution of hospital admissions by season, and the persistence of the circadian type in twins with bipolar disorder and their healthy co...

    Authors: Reeta Hakkarainen, Carolina Johansson, Tuula Kieseppä, Timo Partonen, Markku Koskenvuo, Jaakko Kaprio and Jouko Lönnqvist

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:6

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Low levels of light exposure at critical times are thought to cause seasonal affective disorder. Investigators, in studies demonstrating the usefulness of bright light therapy, also have implicated light's rol...

    Authors: Emily J Wang, Daniel F Kripke, Martin T Stein and Barbara L Parry

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:5

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    Lithium-induced thyroid abnormalities have been documented in many studies. They may occur despite normal plasma lithium levels. The objectives of this study were: 1) to determine possible relationship between...

    Authors: Seyed-Ali Ahmadi-Abhari, Padideh Ghaeli, Fanak Fahimi, Fatemeh Esfahanian, Hasan Farsam, Ahmad Reza Dehpour, Issa Jahanzad, Zinat-Nadya Hatmi and Simin Dashti

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:4

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    Several studies have reported alterations in finger and a-b ridge counts, and their derived measures of asymmetry, in schizophrenia compared to controls. Because ridges are fully formed by the end of the second t...

    Authors: Sukanta Saha, Danuta Loesch, David Chant, Joy Welham, Ossama El-Saadi, Lourdes Fañanás, Bryan Mowry and John McGrath

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:3

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The Major Depression Inventory (MDI) is a brief self-rating scale for the assessment of depression. It is reported to be valid because it is based on the universe of symptoms of DSM-IV and ICD-10 depression. T...

    Authors: KN Fountoulakis, A Iacovides, S Kleanthous, S Samolis, K Gougoulias, I Tsiptsios, GS Kaprinis and P Bech

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:2

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Agitated or violent patients constitute 10% of all emergency psychiatric treatment. Management guidelines, the preferred treatment of clinicians and clinical practice all differ. Systematic reviews show that a...

    Authors: Gisele Huf, Evandro SF Coutinho and Clive E Adams

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2002 2:11

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The International Personality Disorders Examination (IPDE) constitutes the proposal of the WHO for the reliable diagnosis of personality disorders (PD). The IPDE assesses pathological personality and is compat...

    Authors: KN Fountoulakis, A Iacovides, Ch Ioannidou, F Bascialla, I Nimatoudis, G Kaprinis, A Janca and A Dahl

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2002 2:6

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Psychosocial Primary Care (PPC) is a model of service delivery for patients with mental disorders and psychosocial problems which was established in Germany in 1987. This study was performed as part of the eva...

    Authors: Kurt Fritzsche, Ulrike Armbruster, Armin Hartmann and Michael Wirsching

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2002 2:5

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Poor data exist on the influence of psychosocial variables on the female/male ratio of depression because of the small number of cases and the resulting limited numbers of variables available for investigation...

    Authors: Karin Gutiérrez-Lobos, Michael Scherer, Peter Anderer and Heinz Katschnig

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2002 2:3

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The medical management of aggressive and violent behaviour is a critical situation for which there is little evidence. In order to prepare for a randomised trial, due to start in the psychiatric emergency room...

    Authors: Gisele Huf, Evandro da Silva Freire Coutinho, Hugo M Fagundes Jr, Edmar S Oliveira, Jose Ramon RA Lopez, Marcio Gewandszajder, Andreia da Luz Carvalho, Alexandre Keusen and Clive E Adams

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2002 2:4

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Recent electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) efficacy studies of right unilateral (RUL) ECT may not apply to real life clinics with a wide range of patients with major depressive episodes.

    Authors: Pertti Heikman, Heikki Katila, Seppo Sarna, Kristian Wahlbeck and Kimmo Kuoppasalmi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2002 2:2

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    Prefrontal repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has been used to induce side-specific mood changes in volunteers and patients. To clarify inconsistencies between reports that used different stim...

    Authors: Jenny Jenkins, Polash M Shajahan, Julia M Lappin and Klaus P Ebmeier

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2002 2:1

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  16. Content type: Research article

    In order to compare the effectiveness of different antipsychotic drugs in the treatment of schizophrenia it is very important to evaluate subjective response and compliance in patient cohorts treated according...

    Authors: Ignacio García-Cabeza, Juan-Carlos Gómez, Jose A Sacristán, Eric Edgell and Manuel González de Chavez

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2001 1:7

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The current study aimed to assess the reliability, validity and psychometric properties of the Greek translation of the Zung Depression Rating Scale (ZDRS).

    Authors: Konstantinos N Fountoulakis, Apostolos lacovides, Stavros Samolis, Soula Kleanthous, Stergios G Kaprinis, George St Kaprinis and Per Bech

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2001 1:6

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Out of 1705 patients hospitalised for various reasons in the 3rd Internal Medicine Department of the Regional General Hospital of Nikaea, in Piraeus, 146(8,5%) persons were admitted for drug intoxication between ...

    Authors: Charalambos Tountas, Alexios Sotiropoulos, Stathis A Skliros, Vasiliki Kotsini, Theodoros A Peppas, Elias Tamvakos and Stavros Pappas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2001 1:4

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the current study was to assess the reliability, validity and psychometric properties of the Greek translation of the Center for Epidemiological Studies- Depression Scale (CES-D).

    Authors: Konstantinos Fountoulakis, Apostolos Iacovides, Soula Kleanthous, Stavros Samolis, Stergious G Kaprinis, Konstantinos Sitzoglou, George St Kaprinis and Per Bech

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2001 1:3

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  20. Content type: Research article

    It is possible that psychopathological differences exist between the restricting and bulimic forms of anorexia nervosa. We investigated localized differences of brain blood flow of anorexia nervosa patients us...

    Authors: Tetsuro Naruo, Yoshiaki Nakabeppu, Daisuke Deguchi, Nobuatsu Nagai, Junko Tsutsui, Masayuki Nakajo and Shin-ichi Nozoe

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2001 1:2

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The human NOTCH4 gene is a candidate gene for schizophrenia due to its chromosomal location and neurobiological roles. In a British linkage study, NOTCH4 gene polymorphisms were highly associated with schizoph...

    Authors: Koubun Imai, Shoji Harada, Yoichi Kawanishi, Hirokazu Tachikawa, Takehito Okubo and Toshihito Suzuki

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2001 1:1

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