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  1. Although psychoses and ethnicity are well researched, the importance of culture, race and ethnicity has been overlooked in Personality Disorders (PD) research. This study aimed to review the published literatu...

    Authors: Angela McGilloway, Ruth E Hall, Tennyson Lee and Kamaldeep S Bhui

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:33

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Although maternal common mental disorder (CMD) appears to be a risk factor for infant undernutrition in South Asian countries, the position in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is unclear

    Authors: Girmay Medhin, Charlotte Hanlon, Michael Dewey, Atalay Alem, Fikru Tesfaye, Zufan Lakew, Bogale Worku, Mesfin Aray, Abdulreshid Abdulahi, Mark Tomlinson, Marcus Hughes, Vikram Patel and Martin Prince

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:32

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Although some studies indicate that bipolar disorder causes high health care resources consumption, no study is available addressing a cost estimation of bipolar disorder in Spain. The aim of this observationa...

    Authors: Monica Tafalla, Luis Salvador-Carulla, Jerónimo Saiz-Ruiz, Teresa Diez and Luis Cordero

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:31

    Content type: Research article

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  4. A general internist has an important role in primary care, especially for the elderly in rural areas of Japan. Although effective intervention models for depressed patients in general practice and primary care...

    Authors: Tsuyuka Ohtsuki, Masatoshi Inagaki, Yuetsu Oikawa, Akiyoshi Saitoh, Mie Kurosawa, Kumiko Muramatsu and Mitsuhiko Yamada

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:30

    Content type: Research article

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  5. In 2003, the governments of Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland agreed that there was a need in Europe for a treatment programme for adolescents with cannabis use disorders and other beha...

    Authors: Henk Rigter, Isidore Pelc, Peter Tossmann, Olivier Phan, Esther Grichting, Vincent Hendriks and Cindy Rowe

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:28

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. No clear recommendations exist regarding which antipsychotic drug should be prescribed first for a patient suffering from psychosis. The primary aims of this naturalistic study were to assess the head-to-head ...

    Authors: Erik Johnsen, Rune A Kroken, Tore Wentzel-Larsen and Hugo A Jørgensen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:26

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a highly prevalent psychiatric disorder. Effective prevention in young adulthood has the potential to reduce the prevalence of the disorder, to reduce disability and lower...

    Authors: Helen Christensen, Kathleen M Griffiths, Andrew J Mackinnon, Kanupriya Kalia, Philip J Batterham, Justin Kenardy, Claire Eagleson and Kylie Bennett

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:25

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. Bipolar illness is associated with significant psychosocial morbidity and health resource utilization. Second generation antipsychotics, used alone or in combination with mood stabilizers are effective in trea...

    Authors: Doron Sagman, Bobbie Lee, Ranjith Chandresena, Barry Jones and Elizabeth Brunner

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:24

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Depression is often a chronic relapsing condition, with relapse rates of 50-80% in those who have been depressed before. This is particularly problematic for those who become suicidal when depressed since habi...

    Authors: J Mark G Williams, Ian T Russell, Catherine Crane, Daphne Russell, Chris J Whitaker, Danielle S Duggan, Thorsten Barnhofer, Melanie JV Fennell, Rebecca Crane and Sarah Silverton

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:23

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. Although patients with Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD) often have impaired social functioning, few studies have investigated the effectiveness of psychosocial treatment for these patients. We examined whe...

    Authors: Miki Matsunaga, Yasumasa Okamoto, Shin-ichi Suzuki, Akiko Kinoshita, Shinpei Yoshimura, Atsuo Yoshino, Yoshihiko Kunisato and Shigeto Yamawaki

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:22

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Adult separation anxiety disorder (ASAD) has been identified recently, but there is a paucity of data about its prevalence and associated characteristics amongst anxiety patients. This study assessed the preva...

    Authors: Derrick M Silove, Claire L Marnane, Renate Wagner, Vijaya L Manicavasagar and Susan Rees

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:21

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Recent projections suggest that by the year 2030 depression will be the primary cause of disease burden among developed countries. Delivery of accessible consumer-focused evidenced-based services may be an imp...

    Authors: Kathleen M Griffiths, Dimity Crisp, Helen Christensen, Andrew J Mackinnon and Kylie Bennett

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:20

    Content type: Study protocol

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  13. Malformations of the cerebral cortex are often associated with developmental delay and psychoses. Porencephaly is a rare congenital disorder of central nervous system involving a cyst or a cavity filled with c...

    Authors: Athanassios Douzenis, Emmanouil N Rizos, Athanasia Papadopoulou, Matilda Papathanasiou and Lefteris Lykouras

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:19

    Content type: Case report

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  14. An earlier study showed that a week of yoga practice was useful in stress management after a natural calamity. Due to heavy rain and a rift on the banks of the Kosi river, in the state of Bihar in north India,...

    Authors: Shirley Telles, Nilkamal Singh, Meesha Joshi and Acharya Balkrishna

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:18

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Several studies have suggested that the activity of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) and the dopamine (DA) release in the striatum has an inverse relationship. One would attribute this relationship primarily to the...

    Authors: Shoji Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:17

    Content type: Research article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:93

  16. The treatment of depressive phases of bipolar disorder is challenging. The effects of the commonly used antidepressants in bipolar depression are questionable. Electroconvulsive therapy is generally considered...

    Authors: Ute Kessler, Arne E Vaaler, Helle Schøyen, Ketil J Oedegaard, Per Bergsholm, Ole A Andreassen, Ulrik F Malt and Gunnar Morken

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:16

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. Suicide prevention by mental health services requires an awareness of the antecedents of suicide amongst high risk groups such as psychiatric in-patients. The goal of this study was to describe the social and ...

    Authors: Isabelle M Hunt, Kirsten Windfuhr, Nicola Swinson, Jenny Shaw, Louis Appleby and Nav Kapur

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:14

    Content type: Research article

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  18. There is very little genetically informative research identifying true environmental risks for psychiatric conditions. These may be best explored in regions with diverse environmental exposures. The current st...

    Authors: Harriet A Ball, Sisira H Siribaddana, Athula Sumathipala, Yulia Kovas, Nick Glozier, Peter McGuffin and Matthew Hotopf

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:13

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Ego defense mechanisms (or factors), defined by Freud as unconscious resources used by the ego to reduce conflict between the id and superego, are a reflection of how an individual deals with conflict and stre...

    Authors: Maria A Parekh, Hina Majeed, Tuba R Khan, Anum B Khan, Salman Khalid, Nadia M Khwaja, Roha Khalid, Mohammad A Khan, Ibrahim M Rizqui and Imtiaz Jehan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:12

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Individuals with schizophrenia may have a higher risk of encounters with the criminal justice system than the general population, but there are limited data on such encounters and their attendant costs. This s...

    Authors: Haya Ascher-Svanum, Allen W Nyhuis, Douglas E Faries, Daniel E Ball and Bruce J Kinon

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:11

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The assessment of personality disorders (PD) is costly and time-consuming. There is a need for a brief screen for personality disorders that can be used in routine clinical settings and epidemiological surveys...

    Authors: Morten Hesse and Paul Moran

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:10

    Content type: Research article

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  22. There is a strong association between bipolar disorder (BD) and substance use disorder (SUD). The clinical and functional correlates of SUD in BD are still unclear and little is known about the role of excessi...

    Authors: Trine V Lagerberg, Ole A Andreassen, Petter A Ringen, Akiah O Berg, Sara Larsson, Ingrid Agartz, Kjetil Sundet and Ingrid Melle

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:9

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Translating scientific evidence into daily practice is complex. Clinical guidelines can improve health care delivery, but there are a number of challenges in guideline adoption and implementation. Factors infl...

    Authors: Tord Forsner, Johan Hansson, Mats Brommels, Anna Åberg Wistedt and Yvonne Forsell

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:8

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The allocation of outcome of suicide attempters is extremely important in emergency situations. Following categorization of suicidal attempters who visited the emergency room by outcome, we aimed to identify t...

    Authors: Kaoru Kudo, Kotaro Otsuka, Jin Endo, Tomoyuki Yoshida, Hisayasu Isono, Takehito Yambe, Hikaru Nakamura, Sachiyo Kawamura, Atsuhiko Koeda, Junko Yagi, Nobuo Kemuyama, Hisako Harada, Fuminori Chida, Shigeatsu Endo and Akio Sakai

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:4

    Content type: Research article

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  25. A growing body of literature shows that patients accept the use of computers in clinical care. Nonetheless, studies have shown that computers unequivocally change both verbal and non-verbal communication style...

    Authors: Randall F Stewart, Philip J Kroth, Mark Schuyler and Robert Bailey

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:3

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Reliable, valid, and easy-to-administer instruments to identify possible caseness and to provide proxies for clinical diagnoses are needed in epidemiological research on child and adolescent mental health.

    Authors: Tomas Larson, Henrik Anckarsäter, Carina Gillberg, Ola Ståhlberg, Eva Carlström, Björn Kadesjö, Maria Råstam, Paul Lichtenstein and Christopher Gillberg

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:1

    Content type: Research article

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  27. In past years, the female offender population has grown, leading to an increased interest in the characteristics of female offenders. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of female violent offend...

    Authors: Astrid Rossegger, Nicole Wetli, Frank Urbaniok, Thomas Elbert, Franca Cortoni and Jérôme Endrass

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:81

    Content type: Research article

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  28. To examine the baseline metabolic monitoring (MetMon) for second generation antipsychotics (SGA) among patients with schizophrenia in the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 16 of the Veterans Health Ad...

    Authors: Lizheng Shi, Haya Ascher-Svanum, Yi-Ju Chiang, Yingnan Zhao, Vivian Fonseca and Daniel Winstead

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:80

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Alcohol is a leading risk factor for avoidable disease burden. Research suggests that a drinker's social network can play an integral role in addressing hazardous (i.e., high-risk) or problem drinking. Often h...

    Authors: Anna H Kingston, Anthony F Jorm, Betty A Kitchener, Leanne Hides, Claire M Kelly, Amy J Morgan, Laura M Hart and Dan I Lubman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:79

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The prevalence of major depressive disorder (MDD) is highest in working age people and depression causes significant impairment in occupational functioning. Work productivity and work absence should be incorpo...

    Authors: Raymond W Lam, Erin E Michalak and Lakshmi N Yatham

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:78

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Depression among women is common in developing countries. Gender inequality can contribute to women's risk for depression. Lack of reproductive and sexual rights is an important marker of gender inequality and...

    Authors: Faridah A Ali, Syed M Israr, Badar S Ali and Naveed Z Janjua

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:77

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Most people being treated for alcoholism are unable to successfully quit drinking within their treatment programs. In few cases do we know the full picture of how abstinence is achieved in Taiwan. We tracked p...

    Authors: Mei-Yu Yeh, Hui-Lian Che and Shu-Mei Wu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:76

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Relative to physical health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, little is known about risk factors that predict the prevalence of depression. The present study investigates the expected effects of a red...

    Authors: Philip J Batterham, Helen Christensen and Andrew J Mackinnon

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:75

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Filicide is the tragic crime of murdering one's own child. Previous research has found that the offending parents are commonly depressed and that suicide is often associated as an actual act or an intention. Y...

    Authors: Hanna Putkonen, Sabine Amon, Maria P Almiron, Jenny Yourstone Cederwall, Markku Eronen, Claudia Klier, Ellen Kjelsberg and Ghitta Weizmann-Henelius

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:74

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Several risk factors for alcohol and other substance use disorders (SUDs) have been identified, but it is not well understood whether their associations with SUD are independent of each other. In particular, i...

    Authors: Antti Latvala, Annamari Tuulio-Henriksson, Jonna Perälä, Samuli I Saarni, Terhi Aalto-Setälä, Hillevi Aro, Tellervo Korhonen, Seppo Koskinen, Jouko Lönnqvist, Jaakko Kaprio and Jaana Suvisaari

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:73

    Content type: Research article

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  36. The aim of this work is to estimate the French frequencies of dispensed psychotropic prescriptions in children and adolescents. Prevalence estimations of dispensed prescriptions are compared to the frequencies...

    Authors: Eric Acquaviva, Stéphane Legleye, Guy R Auleley, Jean Deligne, Didier Carel and Bruno Falissard B

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:72

    Content type: Research article

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  37. We have previously reported that the expression of the messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) for the NR2A subunit of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) class of glutamate receptor was decreased in a subset of inhibit...

    Authors: BKY Bitanihirwe, MP Lim, JF Kelley, T Kaneko and TUW Woo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:71

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Bipolar disorder, particularly in children, is characterized by rapid cycling and switching, making circadian clock genes plausible molecular underpinnings for bipolar disorder. We previously reported work est...

    Authors: Casey L McGrath, Stephen J Glatt, Pamela Sklar, Helen Le-Niculescu, Ronald Kuczenski, Alysa E Doyle, Joseph Biederman, Eric Mick, Stephen V Faraone, Alexander B Niculescu and Ming T Tsuang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:70

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The mental health of the Armed Forces is an important issue of both academic and public interest. The aims of this study are to: a) assess the prevalence and risk factors for common mental disorders and post t...

    Authors: Amy C Iversen, Lauren van Staden, Jamie Hacker Hughes, Tess Browne, Lisa Hull, John Hall, Neil Greenberg, Roberto J Rona, Matthew Hotopf, Simon Wessely and Nicola T Fear

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:68

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Chronic fatigue syndrome is characterised by intense fatigue, with duration of over six months and associated to other related symptoms. The latter include asthenia and easily induced tiredness that is not rec...

    Authors: Alfredo Avellaneda Fernández, Álvaro Pérez Martín, Maravillas Izquierdo Martínez, Mar Arruti Bustillo, Francisco Javier Barbado Hernández, Javier de la Cruz Labrado, Rafael Díaz-Delgado Peñas, Eduardo Gutiérrez Rivas, Cecilia Palacín Delgado, Javier Rivera Redondo and José Ramón Ramón Giménez

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9(Suppl 1):S1

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  41. Dropout (DO) is common in the treatment of eating disorders (EDs), but the reasons for this phenomenon remain unclear. This study is an extensive review of the literature regarding DO predictors in EDs.

    Authors: Secondo Fassino, Andrea Pierò, Elena Tomba and Giovanni Abbate-Daga

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:67

    Content type: Research article

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