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  1. Most epidemiologic studies concerned with Major Depressive Disorder have employed cross-sectional study designs. Assessment of lifetime prevalence in such studies depends on recall of past depressive episodes....

    Authors: Scott B Patten

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:19

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The aim of the study was to evaluate psychopathy-like personality traits in a nationwide consecutive sample of adolescent male homicide offenders and to compare the findings with those of a randomly sampled ad...

    Authors: Nina Lindberg, Taina Laajasalo, Matti Holi, Hanna Putkonen, Ghitta Weizmann-Henelius and Helinä Häkkänen-Nyholm

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:18

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  3. Schizophrenia is likely to be a consequence of DNA alterations that, together with environmental factors, will lead to protein expression differences and the ultimate establishment of the illness. The superior...

    Authors: Daniel Martins-de-Souza, Wagner F Gattaz, Andrea Schmitt, José C Novello, Sérgio Marangoni, Christoph W Turck and Emmanuel Dias-Neto

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:17

    Content type: Research article

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  4. It has been suggested that dopamine dysfunction may play a role in bipolar disorder (BD). An indirect approach to examine this issue was developed, focusing on associations between dopamine proxy measures obse...

    Authors: Inge van Rossum, Diederik Tenback and Jim van Os

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:16

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioural disorder, affecting 3–6% of school age children and adolescents in Spain. Methylphenidate (MPH), a mild stimulant, had long been the only a...

    Authors: Jihyung Hong, Tatiana Dilla and Jorge Arellano

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:15

    Content type: Research article

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  6. This correction reports changes in our protocol since its publication. These include changes to authorship and acknowledgements, together with improvements to study design and procedures, and correction of an ...

    Authors: Seren Haf Roberts, Emma Bedson, Dyfrig A Hughes, Keith R Lloyd, David B Menkes, Stuart J Moat, Munir Pirmohamed, Gary P Slegg, Johannes Thome, Richard Tranter, Rhiannon Whitaker, Clare Wilkinson and Ian T Russell

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:14

    Content type: Erratum

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:65

  7. How long an antipsychotic is effective in maintaining response is important in choosing the correct treatment for people with schizophrenia. This post-hoc analysis describes maintenance of response over 24 or ...

    Authors: Virginia Stauffer, Haya Ascher-Svanum, Lin Liu, Tamara Ball and Robert Conley

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:13

    Content type: Research article

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  8. This study focuses on exploring the relationship between changes in appetite or eating behaviors and subsequent weight change for adult patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder treated with olanzapine a...

    Authors: Virginia L Stauffer, Ilya Lipkovich, Vicki Poole Hoffmann, Alexandra N Heinloth, H Scott McGregor and Bruce J Kinon

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:12

    Content type: Research article

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  9. we know very little about mental health practitioners' views on treatments to change sexual orientation. Our aim was to survey a representative sample of professional members of the main United Kingdom psychot...

    Authors: Annie Bartlett, Glenn Smith and Michael King

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:11

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Clinician training deficits and a low and declining autopsy rate adversely impact the quality of death certificates in the United States. Self-report and records data for the general population indicate that p...

    Authors: Ian RH Rockett, Yinjuan Lian, Steven Stack, Alan M Ducatman and Shuhui Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:10

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The Psychiatric arm of the population-based CoLaus study (PsyCoLaus) is designed to: 1) establish the prevalence of threshold and subthreshold psychiatric syndromes in the 35 to 66 year-old population of the c...

    Authors: Martin Preisig, Gérard Waeber, Peter Vollenweider, Pascal Bovet, Stéphane Rothen, Caroline Vandeleur, Patrice Guex, Lefkos Middleton, Dawn Waterworth, Vincent Mooser, Federica Tozzi and Pierandrea Muglia

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:9

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Inhalant use is among the most pernicious and poorly understood forms of adolescent substance use. Many youth in the juvenile justice system have used inhalants, but little is known about inhalant use disorder...

    Authors: Matthew O Howard and Brian E Perron

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:8

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in January 2005 marked the end of the civil conflict in Sudan lasting over 20 years. The conflict was characterised by widespread violence and large-scale force...

    Authors: Bayard Roberts, Eliaba Yona Damundu, Olivia Lomoro and Egbert Sondorp

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:7

    Content type: Research article

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  14. There is an increasing consensus in favour of integrated treatment of substance use disorders and co-morbid conditions, such as depression or anxiety. However, up till now no systematic reviews have been publi...

    Authors: Morten Hesse

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:6

    Content type: Research article

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  15. We tested the validity of the SCOFF, a five-question screening instrument for eating disorders, in a general population sample.

    Authors: Sini Lähteenmäki, Terhi Aalto-Setälä, Jaana T Suokas, Suoma E Saarni, Jonna Perälä, Samuli I Saarni, Hillevi Aro, Jouko Lönnqvist and Jaana M Suvisaari

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:5

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a complex neurobehavioral disorder. The dopamine transporter gene (DAT1/SLC6A3) has been considered a good candidate for ADHD. Most association studies with ADHD...

    Authors: Xiaohui Xu, Jonathan Mill, Bo Sun, Chih-Ken Chen, Yu-Shu Huang, Yu-Yu Wu and Philip Asherson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:3

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Over the past decade pediatric bipolar disorder has gained recognition as a potentially more severe and heritable form of the disorder. In this report we test for association with genes coding brain-derived ne...

    Authors: Eric Mick, Janet Wozniak, Timothy E Wilens, Joseph Biederman and Stephen V Faraone

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:2

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The underlying nature of negative symptoms in psychosis is poorly understood. Investigation of the relationship between the different negative subsymptoms and neurocognition is one approach to understand more ...

    Authors: Ann Faerden, Anja Vaskinn, Arnstein Finset, Ingrid Agartz, Elizabeth Ann Barrett, Svein Friis, Carmen Simonsen, Ole A Andreassen and Ingrid Melle

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:1

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  19. Accurate assessment of suicidality is of major importance. We aimed to evaluate trained clinicians' ability to assess suicidality against a structured assessment made by trained raters.

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:97

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Research has repeatedly shown that family physicians fail to diagnose up to 70% of patients with common mental disorders. Objective of the study is to investigate associations between persons' gender, age and ...

    Authors: Janez Rifel, Igor Švab, Marija Petek Šter, Danica Rotar Pavlič, Michael King and Irwin Nazareth

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:96

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the effect of antipsychotics for the treatment of schizophrenia in a community based study on sexual function and prolactin levels comparing the use of aripiprazole and sta...

    Authors: Linda Hanssens, Gilbert L'Italien, Jean-Yves Loze, Ronald N Marcus, Miranda Pans and Wendy Kerselaers

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:95

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Polymorphisms at the G72/G30 locus on chromosome 13q have been associated with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder in more than ten independent studies. Even though the genetic findings are very robust, the phys...

    Authors: Isabel Benzel, James NC Kew, Ramya Viknaraja, Fiona Kelly, Jacqueline de Belleroche, Steven Hirsch, Thirza H Sanderson and Peter R Maycox

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:94

    Content type: Research article

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  23. ACT is an effective community treatment but causes discontinuity of care between acutely ill and currently stable patient groups. The Dutch variant of ACT, FACT, combines both intensive ACT treatment and care ...

    Authors: Marjan Drukker, Myrte Maarschalkerweerd, Maarten Bak, Ger Driessen, Joost à Campo, Arthur de Bie, Giovanni Poddighe, Jim van Os and Philippe Delespaul

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:93

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Current guidelines for the management of depression suggest the use of guided self-help for patients with mild to moderate disorders. However, there is little consensus concerning the optimal form and delivery...

    Authors: Karina Lovell, Peter Bower, David Richards, Michael Barkham, Bonnie Sibbald, Chris Roberts, Linda Davies, Anne Rogers, Judith Gellatly and Sue Hennessy

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:91

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  25. Patients with brief depressive episodes and concurrent rapidly fluctuating psychiatric symptoms do not fit current diagnostic criteria and they can be difficult to diagnose and treat in an acute psychiatric se...

    Authors: Marte Helene Bjørk, Trond Sand, Geir Bråthen, Olav M Linaker, Gunnar Morken, Brigt M Nilsen and Arne Einar Vaaler

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:89

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Recent studies have shown similarities between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in phenotypes and in genotypes, and those studies have contributed to an ongoing re-evaluation of the traditional dichotomy bet...

    Authors: Kwang Ho Choi, Michael Elashoff, Brandon W Higgs, Jonathan Song, Sanghyeon Kim, Sarven Sabunciyan, Suad Diglisic, Robert H Yolken, Michael B Knable, E Fuller Torrey and Maree J Webster

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:87

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Severe mental illnesses (SMI) may be independently associated with cardiovascular risk factors and the metabolic syndrome. We aimed to systematically assess studies that compared diabetes, dyslipidaemia, hyper...

    Authors: David PJ Osborn, Christine A Wright, Gus Levy, Michael B King, Raman Deo and Irwin Nazareth

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:84

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The boundaries between mood states in bipolar disorders are not clear when they are associated with mixed characteristics. This leads to some confusion to define appropriate therapeutic strategies. A dimension...

    Authors: Chantal Henry, Katia M'Bailara, Flavie Mathieu, Rollon Poinsot and Bruno Falissard

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:82

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Early trauma-focused cognitive-behavioural therapy (TFCBT) holds promise as a preventive intervention for people at risk of developing chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The aim of this review was ...

    Authors: Hege Kornør, Dagfinn Winje, Øivind Ekeberg, Lars Weisæth, Ingvild Kirkehei, Kjell Johansen and Asbjørn Steiro

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:81

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The Mood and Anxiety Symptom Questionnaire (MASQ) was designed to specifically measure the Tripartite model of affect and is proposed to offer a delineation between the core components of anxiety and depressio...

    Authors: Joe A Buckby, Sue M Cotton, Elizabeth M Cosgrave, Eoin J Killackey and Alison R Yung

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:79

    Content type: Research article

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  31. To make well informed treatment decisions for their patients, clinicians need credible information about potential risk for substantial weight gain. We therefore conducted a post-hoc analysis of clinical trial...

    Authors: Ilya Lipkovich, Jennie G Jacobson, Thomas A Hardy and Vicki Poole Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:78

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  32. Obesity is often comorbid with depression and individuals with this comorbidity fare worse in behavioral weight loss treatment. Treating depression directly prior to behavioral weight loss treatment might bols...

    Authors: Kristin L Schneider, Jamie S Bodenlos, Yunsheng Ma, Barbara Olendzki, Jessica Oleski, Philip Merriam, Sybil Crawford, Ira S Ockene and Sherry L Pagoto

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:77

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Weight gain is commonly observed during psychotropic treatments for chronic forms of severe mental illness and is most rapid during the early treatment phases. All formats of behavioural weight intervention pr...

    Authors: Chris J Bushe, Dermot McNamara, Cliff Haley, Mary Fleming McCrossan and Pat Devitt

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:76

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Although deliberate self-harm is prevalent among young people, many who engage in deliberate self-harm receive sub-optimal care. Although schools are a well placed setting to support young people who engage in...

    Authors: Jo Robinson, Sara Gook, Hok Pan Yuen, Patrick D McGorry and Alison R Yung

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:75

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Research conducted with forensic psychiatric patients found moderate correlations between violence in institutions and psychopathy. It is unclear though, whether the PCL-R is an accurate instrument for predict...

    Authors: Jérôme Endrass, Astrid Rossegger, Frank Urbaniok, Arja Laubacher and Stefan Vetter

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:74

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  36. Patients with major depression refractory to repeated pharmacological trials (TRD) may remain symptomatic for many years after their index episode. Augmentation strategies (with lithium or an atypical antipsyc...

    Authors: Yves Chaput, Annick Magnan and Alain Gendron

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:73

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  37. Relatively little is known about the relationship between psychosocial crises and treatment costs for persons with schizophrenia. This naturalistic prospective study assessed the association of recent crises w...

    Authors: Baojin Zhu, Haya Ascher-Svanum, Douglas E Faries, Xiaomei Peng, David Salkever and Eric P Slade

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:72

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Schizophrenia has been linked with intrauterine exposure to maternal stress due to bereavement, famine and major disasters. Recent evidence suggests that human vulnerability may be greatest in the first trimes...

    Authors: D Malaspina, C Corcoran, KR Kleinhaus, MC Perrin, S Fennig, D Nahon, Y Friedlander and S Harlap

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:71

    Content type: Research article

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  39. A substantial proportion of the psychiatric burden of disease falls on the world's poorest nations, yet relatively little is known about randomised trials conducted in these countries. Our aim was to identify ...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:69

    Content type: Research article

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