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  1. 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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  2. 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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    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Content type: Research article

    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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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