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  1. Content type: Research article

    Given the high prevalence of mental disorders and the comparatively low rate of professional help-seeking, it is useful for members of the public to have some skills in how to assist people developing mental d...

    Authors: Anthony F Jorm, Betty A Kitchener and Stephen K Mugford

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:43

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    The incidence of insomnia and depression in the elder population is significant. It is hoped that use of light treatment for this group could provide safe, economic, and effective rapid recovery.

    Authors: Richard T Loving, Daniel F Kripke, Jeffrey A Elliott, Nancy C Knickerbocker and Michael A Grandner

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:41

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    Advances in both genetic and cognitive-experimental studies on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have opened new opportunities for cognitive endophenotype research. In such genetic designs the fo...

    Authors: Jonna Kuntsi, Penny Andreou, Jonathan Ma, Norbert A Börger and Jaap J van der Meere

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:40

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Previous research has shown positive effects of music therapy for people with schizophrenia and other mental disorders. In clinical practice, music therapy is often offered to psychiatric patients with low the...

    Authors: Christian Gold, Randi Rolvsjord, Leif Edvard Aaro, Trond Aarre, Lars Tjemsland and Brynjulf Stige

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:39

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    Periodic catatonia is a familial subtype of schizophrenia characterized by hyperkinetic and akinetic episodes, followed by a catatonic residual syndrome. The phenotype has been evaluated in two independent gen...

    Authors: Gerald Stöber, Bernd Kohlmann, Markus Siekiera, Claudia Rubie, Micha Gawlik, Kerstin Möller-Ehrlich, Thomas Meitinger and Thomas Bettecken

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:36

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The chromosome 22q11 region is proposed as a major candidate locus for susceptibility genes to schizophrenia. Recently, the gene ZDHHC8 encoding a putative palmitoyltransferase at 22q11 was proposed to increas...

    Authors: Thomas Faul, Micha Gawlik, Martin Bauer, Sven Jung, Bruno Pfuhlmann, Burkhard Jabs, Michael Knapp and Gerald Stöber

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:35

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Koro is a culture bound syndrome, which has been reported usually from Asian countries. It has been described as an acute, brief lasting illness, which often occurs in epidemics. There is no description in lit...

    Authors: Nilamadhab Kar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:34

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Surveys of the public in a range of Western countries have shown a predominant belief in social stressors as causes of mental disorders. However, there has been little direct cross-cultural comparison. Here we...

    Authors: Yoshibumi Nakane, Anthony F Jorm, Kumiko Yoshioka, Helen Christensen, Hideyuki Nakane and Kathleen M Griffiths

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:33

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The characteristics of victims of immediate post-discharge suicides are not well known. We explored these characteristics for the purposes of better recognition and preventive efforts of potential immediate po...

    Authors: Sami Pirkola, Britta Sohlman and Kristian Wahlbeck

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:32

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Both animal and clinical studies have implicated serotonergic dysfunction in the pathogenesis of alcohol abuse and dependence. However the exact mechanisms involved remain unknown. Theoretically, low serotonin...

    Authors: Bavanisha Vythilingum, Charmaine J Hugo, J Stefan Maritz, Willie Pienaar and Dan J Stein

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:31

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  11. Content type: Research article

    This study was designed to evaluate the psychiatrists' level of recognition of somatic symptoms associated to a major depressive episode (MDE) (DSM-IV-TR criteria) and the impact of those somatic symptoms on t...

    Authors: Jorge M Tamayo, Karis Román, Juan J Fumero and María Rivas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:28

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Prolyl Endopeptidase (PEP, EC 3.4.21.26), a cytosolic endopeptidase, hydrolyses peptide bonds on the carboxyl side of proline residue in proteins with a relatively small molecular weight. It has been shown tha...

    Authors: Naghi Momeni, Berit M Nordström, Vibeke Horstmann, Hassan Avarseji and Bengt V Sivberg

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:27

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Antipsychotic monotherapy is recognized as the treatment of choice for patients with schizophrenia. Simultaneous treatment with multiple antipsychotics (polypharmacy) is suggested by some expert consensus guid...

    Authors: Douglas Faries, Haya Ascher-Svanum, Baojin Zhu, Christoph Correll and John Kane

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:26

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The experience of infertility can be extremely stressful. Some of the risk factors for depression in infertility are being female, repeated unsuccessful treatment cycles or a 2 to 3 year history of infertility...

    Authors: Afsaneh Khademi, Ashraf Alleyassin, Marzieh Aghahosseini, Fatemeh Ramezanzadeh and Ali Ahmadi Abhari

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:25

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Three studies have previously reported data that were interpreted by the authors as supportive of association between schizophrenia and polymorphisms in the gene encoding the metabotropic glutamate receptor GRM3.

    Authors: Nadine Norton, Hywel J Williams, Sarah Dwyer, Dobril Ivanov, Anna C Preece, Amy Gerrish, Nigel M Williams, Pamela Yerassimou, Stanley Zammit, Michael C O'Donovan and Michael J Owen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:23

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The efficacy of antipsychotics can be evaluated using the dimensional models of schizophrenic symptoms. The D2/D3-selective antagonist amisulpride has shown similar efficacy and tolerability to other atypical ant...

    Authors: Miguel Herrera-Estrella, Rogelio Apiquian, Ana Fresan and Isabel Sanchez-Torres

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:22

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Rates of trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) were examined in order to compare the profile in clients of an Australian Public Mental Health Service with that reported in the international literatur...

    Authors: Irene M Howgego, Cathy Owen, Lenore Meldrum, Peter Yellowlees, Frances Dark and Ruth Parslow

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:21

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The present study was undertaken in order to determine whether a set of clinical features, which are not included in the DSM-IV or ICD-10 for Asperger Syndrome (AS), are associated with AS in particular or whe...

    Authors: Taina Nieminen-von Wendt, Juulia E Paavonen, Tero Ylisaukko-Oja, Susan Sarenius, Tiia Källman, Irma Järvelä and Lennart von Wendt

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:20

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Naltrexone is an effective medication for treatment of alcohol dependence, but its efficacy is limited by lack of adherence to the oral dosage form. A long-acting depot formulation of naltrexone may increase a...

    Authors: Gantt P Galloway, Monika Koch, Ryan Cello and David E Smith

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:18

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Cannabis is the most commonly used illegal drug and its therapeutic aspects have a growing interest. Short-term psychotic reactions have been described but not clearly with synthetic oral THC, especially in oc...

    Authors: Bernard Favrat, Annick Ménétrey, Marc Augsburger, Laura E Rothuizen, Monique Appenzeller, Thierry Buclin, Marie Pin, Patrice Mangin and Christian Giroud

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:17

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Determination of a patient's cognitive status by use of a valid and reliable screening instrument is of major importance as early recognition and accurate diagnosis of delirium is necessary for effective manag...

    Authors: Koen Milisen, Marquis D Foreman, Annik Hendrickx, Jan Godderis, Ivo L Abraham, Paul LO Broos and Sabina De Geest

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:16

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Autism is a heritable developmental disorder of communication and socialization that has not been well studied in Hispanic populations. Therefore, we are collecting and evaluating all possible cases of autism ...

    Authors: L Alison McInnes, Patricia Jiménez González, Elina R Manghi, Marcela Esquivel, Silvia Monge, Marietha Fallas Delgado, Eduardo Fournier, Pamela Bondy and Kathryn Castelle

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:15

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Coeliac disease in adolescents has been associated with an increased prevalence of depressive and disruptive behavioural disorders, particularly in the phase before diet treatment. We studied the possible effe...

    Authors: Päivi A Pynnönen, Erkki T Isometsä, Matti A Verkasalo, Seppo A Kähkönen, Ilkka Sipilä, Erkki Savilahti and Veikko A Aalberg

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:14

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  24. Content type: Research article

    There is evidence that groups of people with schizophrenia have deficits in Theory of Mind (ToM) capabilities. Previous studies have found these to be linked to psychotic symptoms (or psychotic symptom severit...

    Authors: Dominic Marjoram, Howard Tansley, Patrick Miller, Donald MacIntyre, David G Cunningham Owens, Eve C Johnstone and Stephen Lawrie

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:12

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the present study was to assess the internal consistency and discriminant and convergent validity of the Bosnian version of a self-report measure of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the Posttra...

    Authors: Steve Powell and Rita Rosner

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:11

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of mental disorders is so high that members of the public will commonly have contact with someone affected. How they respond to that person (the mental health first aid response) may affect outc...

    Authors: Anthony F Jorm, Kelly A Blewitt, Kathleen M Griffiths, Betty A Kitchener and Ruth A Parslow

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:9

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Accurate assessment of suicidality is of major importance in both clinical and research settings. The Scale for Suicidal Ideation (SSI) is a well-established clinician-rating scale but its suitability to adole...

    Authors: Matti M Holi, Mirjami Pelkonen, Linnea Karlsson, Olli Kiviruusu, Titta Ruuttu, Hannele Heilä, Virpi Tuisku and Mauri Marttunen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:8

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Little data exists on the effectiveness of psychological interventions for children with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that has resulted from exposure to war or conflict-related violence, especially in ...

    Authors: Lamaro P Onyut, Frank Neuner, Elisabeth Schauer, Verena Ertl, Michael Odenwald, Maggie Schauer and Thomas Elbert

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:7

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Recent magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) studies report that glutamine is altered in the brains of schizophrenic patients. There were also conflicting findings on glutamate in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of ...

    Authors: Kenji Hashimoto, Göran Engberg, Eiji Shimizu, Conny Nordin, Leif H Lindström and Masaomi Iyo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:6

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Although serotonin reuptake inhibitors are effective in the treatment of OCD, many patients fail to respond to these agents. Growing evidence from open-label and placebo-controlled trials suggests a role for a...

    Authors: Paul D Carey, Bavanisha Vythilingum, Soraya Seedat, Jacqueline E Muller, Michael van Ameringen and Dan J Stein

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:5

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  31. Content type: Research article

    While physical health has improved considerably over recent decades in Finland, the disease burden of mental health, especially that of depression, has become increasingly demanding. However, we lack long-term...

    Authors: Heli Koivumaa-Honkanen, Jaakko Kaprio, Risto J Honkanen, Heimo Viinamäki and Markku Koskenvuo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:4

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Previous research indicated that women are more vulnerable than men to adverse psychological consequences of weight gain. Other research has suggested that weight gain experienced during antipsychotic therapy ...

    Authors: Haya Ascher-Svanum, Michael Stensland, Zhongyun Zhao and Bruce J Kinon

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:3

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Similarities between obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and trichotillomania (TTM) have been widely recognized. Nevertheless, there is evidence of important differences between these two disorders. Some autho...

    Authors: Christine Lochner, Soraya Seedat, Pieter L du Toit, Daniel G Nel, Dana JH Niehaus, Robin Sandler and Dan J Stein

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:2

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The most prominent feature of melancholic depression is a near-total loss of the capacity to derive pleasure from activities or other positive stimuli. Additional symptoms can include psychomotor disturbances,...

    Authors: Craig H Mallinckrodt, John G Watkin, Chaofeng Liu, Madelaine M Wohlreich and Joel Raskin

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:1

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The Depression Network Study (DeNt) is a multicentre study designed to identify genes and/or loci linked to and/or associated with susceptibility to unipolar depression in Caucasian families. This study presen...

    Authors: Anne Farmer, Gerome Breen, Shyama Brewster, Nick Craddock, Mike Gill, Ania Korszun, Wolfgang Maier, Lefkos Middleton, Ole Mors, Mike Owen, Julia Perry, Martin Preisig, Marcella Rietschel, Theodore Reich, Lisa Jones, Ian Jones…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2004 4:42

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  36. Content type: Research article

    A high frequency of childhood abuse has often been reported in adult psychiatric patients. The present survey explores the relationship between psychiatric diagnoses and positive and negative life events durin...

    Authors: Evangelia Saleptsi, Dana Bichescu, Brigitte Rockstroh, Frank Neuner, Margarete Schauer, Karl Studer, Klaus Hoffmann and Thomas Elbert

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2004 4:40

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  37. Content type: Research article

    This study reports on clinical data from an 8-week open-label study of 20 HIV-seropositive individuals, diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (DSM-IV), who were treated with SAM-e (S-Adenosylmethionine). SA...

    Authors: R Andrew Shippy, Douglas Mendez, Kristina Jones, Irene Cergnul and Stephen E Karpiak

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2004 4:38

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