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  1. Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a psychiatric disorder characterized by a preoccupation with an imagined or slight defect which causes significant distress or impairment in functioning. Few studies have asse...

    Authors: Ather M Taqui, Mehrine Shaikh, Saqib A Gowani, Fatima Shahid, Asmatullah Khan, Syed M Tayyeb, Minahil Satti, Talha Vaqar, Saman Shahid, Afreen Shamsi, Hammad A Ganatra and Haider A Naqvi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:20

    Content type: Research article

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  2. This study compared the costs of antipsychotic polypharmacy for patients who initiated on 1 of the 3 most commonly prescribed atypical antipsychotics – olanzapine, quetiapine, or risperidone.

    Authors: Baojin Zhu, Haya Ascher-Svanum, Douglas E Faries, Christoph U Correll and John M Kane

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:19

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 'Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy' (CBASP) is a form of psychotherapy specifically developed for patients with chronic depression. In a study in the U.S., remarkable favorable effects of C...

    Authors: Jenneke E Wiersma, Digna JF van Schaik, Patricia van Oppen, James P McCullough Jr, Robert A Schoevers, Jack J Dekker, Marc BJ Blom, Kristel Maas, Johannes H Smit, Brenda WJH Penninx and Aartjan TF Beekman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:18

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. Suicide is a statistically rare event, but devastating to those left behind and one of the worst possible outcomes associated with mental illness. Although a friend, family member or co-worker may be the first...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:17

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Use of the atypical antipsychotic sertindole was suspended for four years due to safety concerns. During the suspension, the regulatory authorities required further studies, including this one, to be conducted...

    Authors: Jean-Michel Azorin, Susana Murteira, Karina Hansen and Mondher Toumi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:16

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Studying personality traits with the potential to differentiate between individuals engaging in suicide attempts of different degrees of severity could help us to understand the processes underlying the link o...

    Authors: Jelena Brezo, Joel Paris, Martine Hébert, Frank Vitaro, Richard Tremblay and Gustavo Turecki

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:15

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The objective was to examine various aspects of narcissism in patients admitted to acute psychiatric wards and to compare their level of narcissism to that of an age- and gender-matched sample from the general...

    Authors: Marit F Svindseth, Jim Aage Nøttestad, Juliska Wallin, John Olav Roaldset and Alv A Dahl

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:13

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Despite the high prevalence of co-morbid substance use among mental health service users (dual diagnosis), very few mental health workers in the UK have had training and/or clinical experience to equip them to...

    Authors: Elizabeth Hughes, Shamil Wanigaratne, Kevin Gournay, Sonia Johnson, Graham Thornicroft, Emily Finch, Jane Marshall and Neil Smith

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:12

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Several linkage studies suggest that chromosome 5q31-32 might contain risk loci for schizophrenia (SZ). We wanted to identify susceptibility genes for schizophrenia within this region.

    Authors: Irina Zaharieva, Lyudmila Georgieva, Ivan Nikolov, George Kirov, Michael J Owen, Michael C O'Donovan and Draga Toncheva

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:11

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The Mental Health Inventory (MHI-5) and the Mental Health Component Summary score (MCS) derived from the Short Form 36 (SF-36) instrument are well validated and reliable scales. A drawback of their constructio...

    Authors: Mark J Kelly, Frank D Dunstan, Keith Lloyd and David L Fone

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:10

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Depression is common among people with diabetes, negatively affecting quality of life, treatment adherence and diabetes outcomes. In routine clinical care, diabetes patients have limited access to mental healt...

    Authors: Kim MP van Bastelaar, Frans Pouwer, Pim Cuijpers, Jos WR Twisk and Frank J Snoek

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:9

    Content type: Study protocol

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  12. To study mortality rate and causes of death among all hospitalized opioid addicts treated for self-poisoning or admitted for voluntary detoxification in Oslo between 1980 and 1981, and to compare their mortali...

    Authors: Mari A Bjornaas, Anette S Bekken, Aasa Ojlert, Tor Haldorsen, Dag Jacobsen, Morten Rostrup and Oivind Ekeberg

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:8

    Content type: Research article

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  13. There is evidence of a link between schizophrenia and a deficit of working memory, but this has been derived from tasks not specifically developed to probe working memory per se. Our aim was to investigate whe...

    Authors: Emilio Sacchetti, Alessandro Galluzzo, Adelaide Panariello, Giovanni Parrinello and Stefano Francesco Cappa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:6

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Few studies have analyzed the frequency of alcohol use across time from adolescence to young adulthood and its outcome in young adulthood. A Swiss longitudinal multilevel assessment project using various measu...

    Authors: Hans-Christoph Steinhausen, Susanne Eschmann, Annina Heimgartner and Christa Winkler Metzke

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:5

    Content type: Research article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:15

  15. The aim of this study was to examine the symptomatic dimensions of depression in a large sample of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) in the primary care (PC) setting by means of a factor analysis o...

    Authors: Irene Romera, Helena Delgado-Cohen, Teresa Perez, Luis Caballero and Immaculada Gilaberte

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:4

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Studies investigating the prevalence of postnatal depression (PND) show rates ranging from 5% to 36.7%. The investigation of age, race, educational levels, religion and income as risk factors for PND has yield...

    Authors: Leila Tannous, Luciana P Gigante, Sandra C Fuchs and Ellis DA Busnello

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:1

    Content type: Research article

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  17. In a number of drug and psychotherapy comparative trials, psychotherapy-placebo combination has been assumed to represent psychotherapy. Whether psychotherapy plus pill placebo is the same as psychotherapy alo...

    Authors: Toshi A Furukawa, Norio Watanabe, Ichiro M Omori and Rachel Churchill

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:73

    Content type: Research article

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