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  1. Adults aged 65 and older with severe mental illnesses are a growing segment of the Dutch population. Some of them have a range of serious problems and are also difficult to engage. While assertive community tr...

    Authors: Jolanda Stobbe, Niels CL Mulder, Bert-Jan Roosenschoon, Marja Depla and Hans Kroon

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:84

    Content type: Study protocol

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  2. A prior episode of deliberate self-harm (DSH) is one of the strongest predictors of future completed suicide. Identifying antecedents of DSH may inform strategies designed to reduce suicide rates. This study a...

    Authors: Francis Mitrou, Jennifer Gaudie, David Lawrence, Sven R Silburn, Fiona J Stanley and Stephen R Zubrick

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:82

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is one of the most common anxiety disorders. The efficacy of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) has been examined but to date its effects on Quality of Life (QoL) have not been app...

    Authors: Norio Watanabe, Toshi A Furukawa, Junwen Chen, Yoshihiro Kinoshita, Yumi Nakano, Sei Ogawa, Tadashi Funayama, Tetsuji Ietsugu and Yumiko Noda

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:81

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  4. Lithium is a commonly prescribed drug with a narrow therapeutic index, and recognised adverse effects on the kidneys and thyroid. Clinical guidelines for the management of bipolar affective disorder published ...

    Authors: Noel Collins, Thomas RE Barnes, Amber Shingleton-Smith, David Gerrett and Carol Paton

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:80

    Content type: Research article

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  5. This paper summarizes the findings of a long term study addressing the question of how several brain volume measure are related to three major mental illnesses in a Colorado subject group. It reports results o...

    Authors: Martin Reite, Erik Reite, Dan Collins, Peter Teale, Donald C Rojas and Elliot Sandberg

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:79

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Problems with substance use are common in some Aboriginal communities. Although problems with substance use are associated with significant mortality and morbidity, many people who experience them do not seek ...

    Authors: Laura M Hart, Sarah J Bourchier, Anthony F Jorm, Leonard G Kanowski, Anna H Kingston, Donna Stanley and Dan I Lubman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:78

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Higher mortality has been found for people with serious mental illness (SMI, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders, and bipolar affective disorder) at all age groups. Our aim was to characterize v...

    Authors: Chin-Kuo Chang, Richard D Hayes, Matthew Broadbent, Andrea C Fernandes, William Lee, Matthew Hotopf and Robert Stewart

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:77

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  8. Structured Professional Judgment (SPJ) approaches to violence risk assessment are increasingly being adopted into clinical practice in international forensic settings. The aim of this study was to examine the ...

    Authors: Mairead Dolan and Regine Blattner

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:76

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Eleven previous reports have shown potential benefit of a 36-ingredient micronutrient formula (known as EMPowerplus) for the treatment of psychiatric symptoms. The current study asked whether children (7-18 ye...

    Authors: Julia J Rucklidge, Dermot Gately and Bonnie J Kaplan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:74

    Content type: Research article

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  10. A number of recently published randomized controlled trials conducted in developed countries have reported no advantage for assertive interventions over standard care models. One possible explanation could be ...

    Authors: Ulla A Botha, Liezl Koen, John A Joska, Linda M Hering and Piet P Oosthuizen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:73

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Clinically significant weight gain has been reported during treatment with atypical antipsychotics. It has been suggested that weight changes in patients treated with olanzapine may be associated with increase...

    Authors: Michael Case, Tamas Treuer, Jamie Karagianis and Vicki Poole Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:72

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Although the burden experienced by families of people with schizophrenia has long been recognized as one of the most important consequences of the disorder, there are no reports from the Arab world. Following ...

    Authors: Muhammad A Zahid and Jude U Ohaeri

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:71

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Borna disease virus (BDV) is an RNA virus belonging to the family Bornaviridae. Borna disease virus is a neurotropic virus that causes changes in mood, behaviour and cognition. BDV causes persistent infection ...

    Authors: Sylva Rackova, Lubos Janu and Hana Kabickova

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:70

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Visual hallucinations occur in various neurological diseases, but are most prominent in Lewy body dementia, Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia. The lifetime prevalence of visual hallucinations in patients w...

    Authors: Sachin S Patel, Azizah Attard, Pamela Jacobsen and Sukhi Shergill

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:69

    Content type: Review

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  15. Visual hallucinations are commonly seen in various neurological and psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia. Current models of visual processing and studies in diseases including Parkinsons Disease and L...

    Authors: Sachin S Patel, Azizah Attard, Pamela Jacobsen and Sukhi Shergill

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:68

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is among the most common psychiatric disorders of childhood that persists into adulthood in the majority of cases. The evidence on persistence poses several diff...

    Authors: Sandra JJ Kooij, Susanne Bejerot, Andrew Blackwell, Herve Caci, Miquel Casas-Brugué, Pieter J Carpentier, Dan Edvinsson, John Fayyad, Karin Foeken, Michael Fitzgerald, Veronique Gaillac, Ylva Ginsberg, Chantal Henry, Johanna Krause, Michael B Lensing, Iris Manor…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:67

    Content type: Review

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  17. Woman's nutritional status, before and during pregnancy, is a strong determinant of health outcomes in the mother and newborn. Gestational weight gain and postpartum weight retention increases risk of overweig...

    Authors: Maria A Nunes, Cleusa P Ferri, Patricia Manzolli, Rafael M Soares, Michele Drehmer, Caroline Buss, Andressa Giacomello, Juliana F Hoffmann, Silvia Ozcariz, Cristiane Melere, Carlo N Manenti, Suzi Camey, Bruce B Duncan and Maria I Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:66

    Content type: Study protocol

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  18. Art Therapy has been promoted as a means of helping people who may find it difficult to express themselves verbally engage in psychological treatment. Group Art Therapy has been widely used as an adjunctive tr...

    Authors: Mike J Crawford, Helen Killaspy, Eleftheria Kalaitzaki, Barbara Barrett, Sarah Byford, Sue Patterson, Tony Soteriou, Francis A O'Neill, Katie Clayton, Anna Maratos, Thomas R Barnes, David Osborn, Tony Johnson, Michael King, Peter Tyrer and Diana Waller

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:65

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  19. Poor adherence to antidepressant therapy is an important barrier to the effective management of major depressive disorder. This study aims to quantify the adherence rate to antidepressant treatment and to dete...

    Authors: Benjamas Prukkanone, Theo Vos, Philip Burgess, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk and Melanie Bertram

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:64

    Content type: Research article

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  20. In the period 1990-2006, strong and almost equivalent increases in sales figures of selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) were observed in all Nordic countries. The sales figures of tricyclic antide...

    Authors: Per-Henrik Zahl, Diego De Leo, Øivind Ekeberg, Heidi Hjelmeland and Gudrun Dieserud

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:62

    Content type: Research article

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  21. People with chronic depression are frequently lost from effective care, with resulting psychological, physical and social morbidity and considerable social and financial societal costs. This randomised control...

    Authors: Marta Buszewicz, Mark Griffin, Elaine M McMahon, Jennifer Beecham and Michael King

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:61

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. An understanding of depressive symptomatology from the perspective of confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) could facilitate valid and interpretable comparisons across cultures. The objectives of the study were: ...

    Authors: Fawziyah A Al-Turkait and Jude U Ohaeri

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:60

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The DAOA/G30 (D-amino acid oxidase activator) gene complex at chromosomal region 13q32-33 is one of the most intriguing susceptibility loci for the major psychiatric disorders, although there is no consensus a...

    Authors: Micha Gawlik, Ingeborg Wehner, Meinhard Mende, Sven Jung, Bruno Pfuhlmann, Michael Knapp and Gerald Stöber

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:59

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  24. Patients treated for self-poisoning have an increased risk of death, both by natural and unnatural causes. The follow-up of these patients is therefore of great importance. The aim of this study was to explore...

    Authors: Mari A Bjornaas, Knut E Hovda, Fridtjof Heyerdahl, Karina Skog, Per Drottning, Anders Opdahl, Dag Jacobsen and Oivind Ekeberg

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:58

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  25. The prevalence of anxiety/depression is quite high during the perinatal period but unfortunately its detection and treatment have been less than satisfactory. Moreover, many women are reluctant to take pharmac...

    Authors: Niloufer S Ali, Badar S Ali, Iqbal S Azam and Ali K Khuwaja

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:57

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Discrepancies between parents and children in their assessment of children's mental health affect the evaluation of need for services and must be taken seriously. This article presents the differences between ...

    Authors: Betty Van Roy, Berit Groholt, Sonja Heyerdahl and Jocelyne Clench-Aas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:56

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  27. The concept of Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) has been defined in recent years by Prigerson and co-workers, who have developed and empirically tested consensus and diagnostic criteria for PGD. Using these most...

    Authors: Susanne Schaal, Nadja Jacob, Jean-Pierre Dusingizemungu and Thomas Elbert

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:55

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  28. Internet administered cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a promising new way to deliver psychological treatment, but its effectiveness in regular care settings and in relation to more traditional CBT group t...

    Authors: Jan Bergström, Gerhard Andersson, Brjánn Ljótsson, Christian Rück, Sergej Andréewitch, Andreas Karlsson, Per Carlbring, Erik Andersson and Nils Lindefors

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:54

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Mental disorders often have their first onset during adolescence. For this reason, high school teachers are in a good position to provide initial assistance to students who are developing mental health problem...

    Authors: Anthony F Jorm, Betty A Kitchener, Michael G Sawyer, Helen Scales and Stefan Cvetkovski

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:51

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  30. Animal models of ADHD suggest that the paradoxical calming effect of methylphenidate on motor activity could be mediated through its action on serotonin transmission. In this study, we have investigated the re...

    Authors: Geeta A Thakur, Natalie Grizenko, Sarojini M Sengupta, Norbert Schmitz and Ridha Joober

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:50

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  31. People who experience traumatic events have an increased risk of developing a range of mental disorders. Appropriate early support from a member of the public, whether a friend, family member, co-worker or vol...

    Authors: Claire M Kelly, Anthony F Jorm and Betty A Kitchener

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:49

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  32. Cognitive dysfunction is common among depressed patients. However, the pattern and magnitude of impairment during episodes of major depressive disorder (MDD) through to clinical remission remains unclear. Hete...

    Authors: Saray Monzón, Margalida Gili, Margalida Vives, Maria Jesus Serrano, Natalia Bauza, Rosa Molina, Mauro García-Toro, Joan Salvà, Joan Llobera and Miquel Roca

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:48

    Content type: Study protocol

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  33. Atypical antipsychotics provide better control of the negative and affective symptoms of schizophrenia when compared with conventional neuroleptics; nevertheless, their heightened ability to improve cognitive ...

    Authors: Gabriel Selva-Vera, Vicent Balanzá-Martínez, José Salazar-Fraile, José Sánchez-Moreno, Anabel Martinez-Aran, Patricia Correa, Eduard Vieta and Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:47

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  34. Vascular factors have been implicated in the development of cognitive decline and dementia. The purpose of this study is to determine the association of the Ankle Brachial pressure Index (ABI) and brachial-ank...

    Authors: Norio Sugawara, Norio Yasui-Furukori, Takashi Umeda, Ayako Kaneda, Yasushi Sato, Ippei Takahashi, Masashi Matsuzaka, Kazuma Danjo, Shigeyuki Nakaji and Sunao Kaneko

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:46

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  35. Olanzapine long-acting injection (LAI) is a salt-based depot antipsychotic combining olanzapine and pamoic acid. The slow intramuscular dissolution of this practically insoluble salt produces an extended relea...

    Authors: David P McDonnell, Holland C Detke, Richard F Bergstrom, Prajakti Kothare, Jason Johnson, Mary Stickelmeyer, Manuel V Sanchez-Felix, Sebastian Sorsaburu and Malcolm I Mitchell

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:45

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  36. Among patients with HIV infection, depression is the most frequently observed psychiatric disorder. The presence of depressive symptoms and cognitive dysfunction among HIV patients has not been well studied in...

    Authors: Noeline Nakasujja, Richard L Skolasky, Seggane Musisi, Peter Allebeck, Kevin Robertson, Allan Ronald, Elly Katabira, David B Clifford and Ned Sacktor

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:44

    Content type: Research article

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  37. An advance in the treatment of schizophrenia is the development of long-acting intramuscular formulations of antipsychotics, such as olanzapine long-acting injection (LAI). During clinical trials, a post-injec...

    Authors: Holland C Detke, David P McDonnell, Elizabeth Brunner, Fangyi Zhao, Sebastian Sorsaburu, Victoria J Stefaniak and Sara A Corya

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:43

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  38. Solutions for Wellness (SfW) is an educational 3-month program concerning nutrition and exercise for persons with psychiatric disorders on psychotropic medication, who have weight problems. This observational ...

    Authors: Vibeke Porsdal, Catherine Beal, Ole Kristian Kleivenes, Egil W Martinsen, Eva Lindström, Harriet Nilsson and Pär Svanborg

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:42

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  39. Although often providing more reliable and informative findings relative to other study designs, longitudinal investigations of prevalence and predictors of suicidal behaviour remain uncommon. This paper compa...

    Authors: A Kate Fairweather-Schmidt, Kaarin J Anstey, Agus Salim and Bryan Rodgers

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:41

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  40. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the commonest genetic disorder in Jamaica, and has life-long implications for those afflicted with it. It is well known that depression and loneliness may exist in those with chron...

    Authors: Monika R Asnani, Raphael Fraser, Norma A Lewis and Marvin E Reid

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:40

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Previous research has documented that the symptoms of bipolar disorder are often mistaken for unipolar depression prior to a patient's first bipolar diagnosis. The assumption has been that once a patient recei...

    Authors: Michael D Stensland, Jennifer F Schultz and Jennifer R Frytak

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:39

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Low intake of fish, polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and vitamin D deficiency has been suggested to play a role in the development of schizophrenia. Our aim was to evaluate the association between the intake...

    Authors: Maria Hedelin, Marie Löf, Marita Olsson, Tommy Lewander, Björn Nilsson, Christina M Hultman and Elisabete Weiderpass

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:38

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  43. Young people with first-episode psychosis (FEP) are at risk of a range of negative outcomes. Specialist FEP services have been developed to provide comprehensive, multi-disciplinary treatment. However, these s...

    Authors: Jo Robinson, Annie Bruxner, Susy Harrigan, Sarah Bendall, Eoin Killackey, Vittoria Tonin, Katherine Monson, Melissa Thurley, Shona Francey and Alison R Yung

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:37

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  44. It was hypothesised that the introduction of tools that allow clinicians to assess patients' needs and to negotiate treatment (Cumulative Needs for Care Monitor; CNCM), would be associated with global outcome ...

    Authors: Marjan Drukker, Jim van Os, Maarten Bak, Joost à Campo and Philippe Delespaul

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:36

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  45. Suicide officially kills approximately 30,000 annually in the United States. Analysis of this leading public health problem is complicated by undercounting. Despite persisting socioeconomic and health disparit...

    Authors: Ian RH Rockett, Shuhui Wang, Steven Stack, Diego De Leo, James L Frost, Alan M Ducatman, Rheeda L Walker and Nestor D Kapusta

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:35

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