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  1. Content type: Research article

    The efficacy of combined psychotherapy and benzodiazepine treatment for panic disorder is still unclear despite its widespread use. The present systematic review aims to examine its efficacy compared with eith...

    Authors: Norio Watanabe, Rachel Churchill and Toshi A Furukawa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:18

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    Acculturation is one of the determinants of mental health among immigrants. Evaluating adaptation to the host culture is insufficient, since immigrants will develop various degrees of bi- or multicultural iden...

    Authors: Ariel Eytan, Nuria Jene-Petschen and Marianne Gex-Fabry

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:17

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Long-term follow-up studies of people with schizophrenia report stability of cognitive performance; less is known about any shorter-term changes in cognitive function.

    Authors: Jennifer H Barnett, Tim J Croudace, Sue Jaycock, Candice Blackwell, Fiona Hynes, Barbara J Sahakian, Eileen M Joyce and Peter B Jones

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:16

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Not only the prevalence, but also the progress of metabolic abnormalities in schizophrenic patients is of importance for treatment planning and policy making. However, there have been very few prospective stud...

    Authors: Manit Srisurapanont, Surinporn Likhitsathian, Vudhichai Boonyanaruthee, Chawanun Charnsilp and Ngamwong Jarusuraisin

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:14

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The present study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of an internet-based therapy (Interapy) for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in a German speaking population. Also, the quality of the online therape...

    Authors: Christine Knaevelsrud and Andreas Maercker

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:13

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Although depression has been regarded as a major public health problem, many individuals with depression still remain undetected or untreated. Despite the potential for Internet-based tools to greatly improve ...

    Authors: Chao-Cheng Lin, Ya-Mei Bai, Chia-Yih Liu, Mei-Chun Hsiao, Jen-Yeu Chen, Shih-Jen Tsai, Wen-Chen Ouyang, Chia-hsuan Wu and Yu-Chuan Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:12

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common and highly heritable disorder of childhood characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Molecular genetic and pharmacological studies...

    Authors: Xiaohui Xu, Keeley Brookes, Chih-Ken Chen, Yu-Shu Huang, Yu-Yu Wu and Philip Asherson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:10

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Bipolar disorder (BD) is a major psychiatric condition that commonly requires prophylactic and episodic treatment. Lithium (Li) has been used for over 40 years now as an effective prophylactic agent. Response ...

    Authors: Firoza Mamdani, Adolfo Sequeira, Martin Alda, Paul Grof, Guy Rouleau and Gustavo Turecki

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:9

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  9. Content type: Research article

    It has been asserted that psychological responses to disasters in children and adolescents vary widely across cultures, but this has rarely been investigated. The objectives of the study were to clinically eva...

    Authors: Nilamadhab Kar, Prasanta K Mohapatra, Kailash C Nayak, Pratiti Pattanaik, Sarada P Swain and Harish C Kar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:8

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a common and severe form of mental illness characterised by repeated relapses of mania or depression. Pharmacotherapy is the main treatment currently offered, but this has only limited...

    Authors: Fiona Lobban, Carol Gamble, Peter Kinderman, Lee Taylor, Claire Chandler, Elizabeth Tyler, Sarah Peters, Eleanor Pontin, William Sellwood and Richard K Morriss

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:6

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  11. Content type: Research article

    We wanted to use a Punjabi version of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) to enable non-English speaking patients to participate in a clinical trial. The aim of the study was to translate and vali...

    Authors: Deirdre A Lane, Jagdish Jajoo, Rod S Taylor, Gregory YH Lip and Kate Jolly

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:5

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The dogma of a delayed onset of antipsychotic treatment effects has been maintained over the past decades. However, recent studies have challenged this concept. We therefore performed an analysis of the onset ...

    Authors: Thomas J Raedler, Andreas Schreiner, Dieter Naber and Klaus Wiedemann

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:4

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Few data are available on subjects presenting to acute wards for the first time with psychotic symptoms. The aims of this paper are (i) to describe the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of patients ...

    Authors: Andrea Ballerini, Roberto M Boccalon, Giancarlo Boncompagni, Massimo Casacchia, Francesco Margari, Lina Minervini, Roberto Righi, Federico Russo, Andrea Salteri, Sonia Frediani, Andrea Rossi and Marco Scatigna

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:3

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Psychiatric treatment of suicidal youths is often difficult and non-compliance in treatment is a significant problem. This prospective study compared characteristics and changes in cognitive functioning, self ...

    Authors: Ulla Hintikka, Mauri Marttunen, Mirjami Pelkonen, Eila Laukkanen, Heimo Viinamäki and Johannes Lehtonen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:58

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Depressive disorders are common, cause considerable disability, and do not always respond to standard therapy (psychotherapy, antidepressants). Anthroposophic treatment for depression differs from ordinary tre...

    Authors: Harald J Hamre, Claudia M Witt, Anja Glockmann, Renatus Ziegler, Stefan N Willich and Helmut Kiene

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:57

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Although differences in brain anatomy in autism have been difficult to replicate using manual tracing methods, automated whole brain analyses have begun to find consistent differences in regions of the brain a...

    Authors: Donald C Rojas, Eric Peterson, Erin Winterrowd, Martin L Reite, Sally J Rogers and Jason R Tregellas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:56

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The growing tendency among opioid addicts to misuse multiple other drugs should lead clinicians and researchers to search for new pharmacological strategies in order to prevent life-threatening complications a...

    Authors: Øistein Kristensen, Terje Lølandsmo, Åse Isaksen, John-Kåre Vederhus and Thomas Clausen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:54

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  18. Content type: Research article

    A dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis has been proposed as an important pathogenic factor in depression. Genetic variants of FKBP5, a protein of the HPA system modulating the glucoco...

    Authors: Micha Gawlik, Kerstin Moller-Ehrlich, Meinhard Mende, Michael Jovnerovski, Sven Jung, Burkhard Jabs, Michael Knapp and Gerald Stoeber

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:52

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The Working Together For Mental Health course is an 8-hour course designed to demystify mental illness and mental health services. The main target group for the course is people working in human service organi...

    Authors: Pam Grootemaat, Cathie Gillan, Gillian Holt, Wayne Forward, Narelle Heywood and Sue Willis

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:50

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  20. Content type: Research article

    "Michael's game" is a card game which aims at familiarizing healthcare professionals and patients with cognitive behavioral therapy of psychotic symptoms. This naturalistic study tests the feasibility and the ...

    Authors: Yasser Khazaal, Jérôme Favrod, Joël Libbrecht, Sophie Claude Finot, Silke Azoulay, Laetitia Benzakin, Myriam Oury-Delamotte, Christian Follack and Valentino Pomini

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:48

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Demonstrating an association between physical malformation and schizophrenia could be considered supportive of a neurodevelopmental origin of schizophrenia and may offer insights into a critical period for the...

    Authors: Liezl Koen, Dana JH Niehaus, Greetje De Jong, Jacqueline E Muller and Esme Jordaan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:47

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Patient satisfaction with antipsychotic treatment is important. Limited evidence suggests that satisfaction is associated with symptom improvement and compliance. Predictors of patient satisfaction with antips...

    Authors: Georges M Gharabawi, Andrew Greenspan, Marcia FT Rupnow, Colette Kosik-Gonzalez, Cynthia A Bossie, Young Zhu, Amir H Kalali and A George Awad

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:45

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Most help-seeking substance abusers have comorbid psychiatric disorders. The importance of such disorders for the long-term course of substance abuse is, however, still unclear. The aim of this paper is to des...

    Authors: Anne Signe Landheim, Kjell Bakken and Per Vaglum

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:44

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Attitudes towards antipsychotic medication play an important part in the treatment for schizophrenia and related disorders. We aimed measuring general practitioners' attitudes to antipsychotic drugs and their ...

    Authors: Josef Helbling, Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross, Christoph Lauber, Ruth Weyermann, Tom Burns and Wulf Rössler

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:42

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The facial region plays a major role in determining physical attractiveness, so we assessed the hypothesis that the capability of successfully managing interpersonal relationships in young adults might be rela...

    Authors: Andrea Senna, Domenico Abbenante, Lucio Tremolizzo, Guglielmo Campus and Laura Strohmenger

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:41

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  26. Content type: Study protocol

    A substantial proportion of the psychiatric burden of disease falls on the world's poorest nations. Despite this, relatively little is known about the quality and content of clinical research undertaken in the...

    Authors: Rebecca J Syed Sheriff, Mahesh Jayaram, Prathap Tharyan, Lelia Duley and Clive E Adams

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:40

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  27. Content type: Research article

    This article systematically monitors the quality of life (QOL) of patients with schizophrenia from seven different sites across four European countries: France, Ireland, Portugal and Spain.

    Authors: Viviane Kovess-Masféty, Miguel Xavier, Berta Moreno Kustner, Agnieszka Suchocka, Christine Sevilla-Dedieu, Jacques Dubuis, Elisabeth Lacalmontie, Jacques Pellet, Jean-Luc Roelandt and Dermot Walsh

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:39

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies revealed increased parietal late positive potentials (LPPs) in response to spider pictures in spider phobic individuals. This study searched for basic features of fear-relevant stimuli by inve...

    Authors: Iris-Tatjana Kolassa, Frauke Musial, Stephan Kolassa and Wolfgang HR Miltner

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:38

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  29. Content type: Case report

    The use of atypical antipsychotics in schizophrenic patients has been associated with a risk of weight gain. Similarly, recovery from depression is often followed by improved appetite, greater food intake and ...

    Authors: Christos G Theleritis, George N Papadimitriou, Charalabos C Papageorgiou, Dimitris G Dikeos, Vasilis Masdrakis, Constantin Kostoulas, Constantin Psarros and Constantin R Soldatos

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:37

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  30. Content type: Research article

    From a retrospective study of youth centres (YCs) and coroner's files, we investigated youths' history of medical service utilization who died by suicide. This is the second of two papers on YCs population, th...

    Authors: Johanne Renaud, François Chagnon, Bogdan Balan, Gustavo Turecki, Alexander McGirr and Claude Marquette

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:36

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The Four-Dimensional Symptom Questionnaire (4DSQ) is a self-report questionnaire that has been developed in primary care to distinguish non-specific general distress from depression, anxiety and somatization. ...

    Authors: Berend Terluin, Harm WJ van Marwijk, Herman J Adèr, Henrica CW de Vet, Brenda WJH Penninx, Marleen LM Hermens, Christine A van Boeijen, Anton JLM van Balkom, Jac JL van der Klink and Wim AB Stalman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:34

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Psychiatric surveys conducted in prison populations find high prevalence rates, but diagnoses may be difficult in this particular context. None of these surveys have been conducted in France.

    Authors: Bruno Falissard, Jean-Yves Loze, Isabelle Gasquet, Anne Duburc, Christiane de Beaurepaire, Francis Fagnani and Frédéric Rouillon

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:33

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Interoceptive exposure has been validated as an effective component of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for the treatment of panic disorder but has hitherto received little research attention. We examined th...

    Authors: Kiyoe Lee, Yumiko Noda, Yumi Nakano, Sei Ogawa, Yoshihiro Kinoshita, Tadashi Funayama and Toshiaki A Furukawa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:32

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Relationships between cognitive deficits and brain morphological changes observed in schizophrenia are alternately explained by less gray matter in the brain cerebral cortex, by alterations in neural circuitry...

    Authors: Glenn Lawyer, Håkan Nyman, Ingrid Agartz, Stefan Arnborg, Erik G Jönsson, Göran C Sedvall and Håkan Hall

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:31

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  35. Content type: Research article

    We translated, modified, and extended a cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) protocol by Blanchard and Hickling (2003) for the purpose of treating survivors of MVA with full or subsyndromal posttraumatic stres...

    Authors: Andreas Maercker, Tanja Zöllner, Hans Menning, Sirko Rabe and Anke Karl

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:29

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The psychiatric morbidity among prison inmates is substantially higher than in the general population. We do, however, have insufficient knowledge about the extent of psychiatric treatment provided in our pris...

    Authors: Ellen Kjelsberg, Paal Hartvig, Harald Bowitz, Irene Kuisma, Peder Norbech, Aase-Bente Rustad, Marthe Seem and Tom-Gunnar Vik

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:27

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