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  1. Research suggests that an eight-week Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) program may be effective in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorders. Our objective is to compare the clinical effectivenes...

    Authors: Samuel YS Wong, Winnie WS Mak, Eliza YL Cheung, Candy YM Ling, Wacy WS Lui, WK Tang, Rebecca LP Wong, Herman HM Lo, Stewart Mercer and Helen SW Ma

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:187

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  2. The aims of the study was to assess the prevalence of diagnosed insomnia and the agreement between patient- and clinician-reported sleep disturbance and use of prescribed hypnotic medication in patients in tre...

    Authors: Håvard Kallestad, Bjarne Hansen, Knut Langsrud, Torleif Ruud, Gunnar Morken, Tore C Stiles and Rolf W Gråwe

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:186

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  3. Although there is substantial concern about negative attitudes to mental illness, little is known about the stigma associated with Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) or its measurement. The aim of this study w...

    Authors: Kathleen M Griffiths, Philip J Batterham, Lisa Barney and Alison Parsons

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:184

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  4. Little research has explored pre-transplantation psychological factors as predictors of outcome after liver or kidney transplantation. Our objective is to determine whether report of depressive symptoms on wai...

    Authors: Emmanuelle Corruble, Caroline Barry, Isabelle Varescon, Antoine Durrbach, Didier Samuel, Philippe Lang, Denis Castaing, Bernard Charpentier and Bruno Falissard

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:182

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  5. Individuals affected by severe Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are often heavy users of Mental Health Services (MHS). Short-term treatments currently used in BPD therapy are useful to target disruptive b...

    Authors: Federico Amianto, Andrea Ferrero, Andrea Pierò, Elisabetta Cairo, Giuseppe Rocca, Barbara Simonelli, Simona Fassina, Giovanni Abbate-Daga and Secondo Fassino

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:181

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  6. There is little evidence as to whether or not guideline concordant care in general practice results in better clinical outcomes for people with anxiety and depression. This study aims to determine possible ass...

    Authors: Marijn A Prins, Peter FM Verhaak, Mirrian Hilbink-Smolders, Peter Spreeuwenberg, Miranda GH Laurant, Klaas van der Meer, Harm WJ van Marwijk, Brenda WJH Penninx and Jozien M Bensing

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:180

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  7. Previous Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) studies of people with anorexia nervosa (AN) have shown differences in brain structure. This study aimed to provide preliminary extensions of this data by examining ho...

    Authors: Samantha J Brooks, Gareth J Barker, Owen G O'Daly, Michael Brammer, Steven CR Williams, Christian Benedict, Helgi B Schiöth, Janet Treasure and Iain C Campbell

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:179

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  8. Nonparametric item response theory (IRT) was used to examine (a) the performance of the 30 Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) items and their options ((levels of severity), (b) the effectiveness of v...

    Authors: Anzalee Khan, Charles Lewis and Jean-Pierre Lindenmayer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:178

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  9. Referral letters are the main communication means between Primary and Specialised Mental Health Care. However, studies of referral letters reveal that they lack important information, and how this lack of info...

    Authors: Miriam Hartveit, Eva Biringer, Kris Vanhaeht, Kjell Haug and Aslak Aslaksen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:177

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  10. Psychostimulants and non stimulants are effective in the treatment of ADHD. Efficacy of both methylphenidate and atomoxetine has been established in placebo controlled trials. Direct comparison of efficacy is ...

    Authors: Raveen Hanwella, Madhri Senanayake and Varuni de Silva

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:176

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  11. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood disorder that frequently persists into adulthood. However, in the UK, there is a paucity of adult services available for the increasing num...

    Authors: Susan Young, Clodagh M Murphy and David Coghill

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:174

    Content type: Review

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  12. This observational study explored the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in adult in- and outpatients with untreated or treated schizophrenia at baseline, and month-3 after initiation or switch of antipsy...

    Authors: Susanne Kraemer, Anette Minarzyk, Thomas Forst, Daniel Kopf and Hans-Peter Hundemer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:173

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  13. Managing early warning signs is an effective approach to preventing relapse in bipolar disorder. Involving relatives in relapse prevention has been shown to maximize the effectiveness of this approach. However...

    Authors: Sarah Peters, Eleanor Pontin, Fiona Lobban and Richard Morriss

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:172

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  14. The objective of this exploratory analysis was to characterize efficacy and onset of action of a 3-month treatment period with risperidone long-acting injection (RLAI), adjunctive to an individual's treatment ...

    Authors: Wayne Macfadden, Caleb M Adler, Ibrahim Turkoz, John T Haskins, Norris Turner and Larry Alphs

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:171

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  15. The Beck Cognitive Insight Scale (BCIS) was designed for the assessment of the cognitive processes involved in self-reflection and the ability to modify erroneous beliefs and misinterpretations. Studies invest...

    Authors: Yu-Chen Kao, Tzong-Shi Wang, Chien-Wen Lu and Yia-Ping Liu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:170

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  16. This study aimed to document the outcome dimensions that physicians see as important in defining cure from depression. The study also aimed to analyse physicians' attitudes about depression and to find out whe...

    Authors: Koen Demyttenaere, Marc Ansseau, Eric Constant, Adelin Albert, Geert Van Gassen and Kees van Heeringen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:169

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  17. Schizophrenia is a chronic mental health disorder associated with increased hospital admissions and excessive utilization of outpatient services and long-term care. This analysis examined health care resource ...

    Authors: Concetta Crivera, Cherilyn DeSouza, Chris M Kozma, Riad D Dirani, Lian Mao and Wayne Macfadden

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:168

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  18. To evaluate effectiveness outcomes in a real-world setting in patients with schizophrenia initiating risperidone long-acting therapy (RLAT).

    Authors: Wayne Macfadden, Cherilyn DeSouza, Concetta Crivera, Chris M Kozma, Riad D Dirani, Lian Mao and Stephen C Rodriguez

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:167

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  19. Ethnic minorities with depression are more likely to seek mental health care through primary care providers (PCPs) than mental health specialists. However, both provider and patient-specific challenges exist. ...

    Authors: Nhi-Ha T Trinh, C A Bedoya, Trina E Chang, Katherine Flaherty, Maurizio Fava and Albert Yeung

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:166

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  20. Schizophrenia is associated with a two to three fold excess mortality. Both natural and unnatural causes were reported. However, there is dearth of evidence from low and middle income (LAMIC) countries, partic...

    Authors: Solomon Teferra, Teshome Shibre, Abebaw Fekadu, Girmay Medhin, Asfaw Wakwoya, Atalay Alem, Gunnar Kullgren and Lars Jacobsson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:165

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  21. To determine the use of antidepressants (ADs) in people with sub-threshold depression (SD); the lifetime prevalence of mania and hypomania in SD and the link between ADs use, bipolarity and anxiety disorders i...

    Authors: Mauro G Carta, Leonardo Tondo, Matteo Balestrieri, Filippo Caraci, Liliana dell'Osso, Guido Di Sciascio, Carlo Faravelli, Maria Carolina Hardoy, Maria E Lecca, Maria Francesca Moro, Krishna M Bhat, Massimo Casacchia and Filippo Drago

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:164

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  22. Emerging evidence indicates an association between mental illness and poor quality of physical health care. To test this, we compared mental health clients (MHCs) with non-MHCs on potentially preventable hospi...

    Authors: Qun Mai, C D'Arcy J Holman, Frank M Sanfilippo and Jonathan D Emery

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:163

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  23. This paper aimed to investigate cognitive rigidity and decision making impairments in patients diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa Restrictive type (AN-R), assessing also verbal components.

    Authors: Giovanni Abbate-Daga, Sara Buzzichelli, Federico Amianto, Giuseppe Rocca, Enrica Marzola, Shawn M McClintock and Secondo Fassino

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:162

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  24. Insight is impaired in a majority of people with schizophrenia. Impaired insight is associated with poorer outcomes of the disorder. Based on existing literature, we developed a model that explains which proce...

    Authors: GHM Pijnenborg, Mark Van der Gaag, Claudi LH Bockting, Lisette Van der Meer and André Aleman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:161

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  25. Treatment of schizophrenia frequently includes prolonged benzodiazepine administration despite a lack of evidence of its use. It is often difficult to discontinue benzodiazepines because of the development of ...

    Authors: Lone Baandrup, Birgitte Fagerlund, Poul Jennum, Henrik Lublin, Jane L Hansen, Per Winkel, Christian Gluud, Bob Oranje and Birte Y Glenthoj

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:160

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  26. While people with severe mental illness have been found to be more overweight and obese in Western nations, it is unknown to what extent this occurs in Middle Eastern nations and which eating behaviours contri...

    Authors: David Jakabek, Frances Quirk, Martin Driessen, Yousef Aljeesh and Bernhard T Baune

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:159

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  27. The aims of this study were to assess the prevalence of a comorbid Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis in Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and its impact on the clinical presentatio...

    Authors: Mario Speranza, Anne Revah-Levy, Samuele Cortese, Bruno Falissard, Alexandra Pham-Scottez and Maurice Corcos

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:158

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  28. Long duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) is associated with poor outcomes and low quality of life at first contact with mental health services. However, long DUP is common. In order to inform initiatives to ...

    Authors: Sanna Tanskanen, Nicola Morant, Mark Hinton, Brynmor Lloyd-Evans, Michelle Crosby, Helen Killaspy, Rosalind Raine, Stephen Pilling and Sonia Johnson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:157

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  29. The majority of South Africans with a DSM-IV diagnosis receive no treatment for their mental health problems. There is a move to simplify treatment for common mental disorders (CMDs) in order to ease access. B...

    Authors: Edith van't Hof, Dan J Stein, Isaac Marks, Mark Tomlinson and Pim Cuijpers

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:156

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  30. Command hallucinations are among the most distressing, high risk and treatment resistant symptoms for people with psychosis; however, currently, there are no evidence-based treatment options available for this...

    Authors: Max Birchwood, Emmanuelle Peters, Nicholas Tarrier, Graham Dunn, Shon Lewis, Til Wykes, Linda Davies, Helen Lester and Maria Michail

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:155

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  31. Chinese American patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) tend to underutilize mental health services and are more likely to seek help in primary care settings than from mental health specialists. Our tea...

    Authors: Albert Yeung, Kate Hails, Trina Chang, Nhi-Ha Trinh and Maurizio Fava

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:154

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  32. Cocaine use has increased in most European countries, including Switzerland, and many states worldwide. The international literature has described treatment models that target the general population. In additi...

    Authors: Michael Schaub, Robin Sullivan and Lars Stark

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:153

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  33. In patients with schizophrenia, early non-response to oral antipsychotic therapy robustly predicts subsequent non-response to continued treatment with the same medication. This study assessed whether early res...

    Authors: Haya Ascher-Svanum, Fangyi Zhao, Holland C Detke, Allen W Nyhuis, Anthony H Lawson, Virginia L Stauffer, William Montgomery, Michael M Witte and David P McDonnell

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:152

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  34. The polymorphism COMTval158met has been associated with suicidal behavior in case-control and meta-analysis studies, but results and conclusions remain controversial. The objective of this study was to examine...

    Authors: Carlos Tovilla-Zárate, Isela Juárez-Rojop, Teresa Ramón-Frias, Mario Villar-Soto, Sherezada Pool-García, Beatriz Camarena Medellín, Alma D Genis Mendoza, Lilia López Narvaez and Nicolini Humberto

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:151

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  35. To investigate the association of the change of painful physical symptoms (PPS) after 4 weeks, with the 6-month treatment outcomes of depressive symptoms in patients treated with duloxetine in clinical practice.

    Authors: Edith Schneider, Michael Linden, Harald Weigmann, Thomas Wagner, Deborah Quail, Hans-Peter Hundemer and Ulrich Hegerl

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:150

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  36. At any time, about 1% of people with severe and enduring mental illness such as schizophrenia require in-patient psychiatric rehabilitation. In-patient rehabilitation enables individuals with the most challeng...

    Authors: Joanna Bredski, Andrew Watson, Debbie A Mountain, Fiona Clunie and Stephen M Lawrie

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:149

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  37. This study aims to evaluate relationship between three different clinical conditions: Major Depressive Disorders (MDD), Hashimoto Thyroiditis (HT) and reduction in regional Cerebral Blood Flow (rCBF) in order ...

    Authors: Maria Carolina Hardoy, Mariangela Cadeddu, Alessandra Serra, Maria Francesca Moro, Gioia Mura, Gisa Mellino, Krishna M Bhat, Gianmarco Altoé, Paolo Usai, Mario Piga and Mauro G Carta

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:148

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  38. Efficacy studies indicate anti-depressive effects of at least some second generation antipsychotics (SGAs). The Bergen Psychosis Project (BPP) is a 24-month, pragmatic, industry-independent, randomized, head-t...

    Authors: Eirik Kjelby, Hugo A Jørgensen, Rune A Kroken, Else-Marie Løberg and Erik Johnsen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:145

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  39. Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs) are a very popular and enjoyable leisure activity, and there is a lack of international validated instruments to assess excessive gaming. With the grow...

    Authors: Sophia Achab, Magali Nicolier, Frédéric Mauny, Julie Monnin, Benoit Trojak, Pierre Vandel, Daniel Sechter, Philip Gorwood and Emmanuel Haffen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:144

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  40. This study of chronically ill patients with schizophrenia aimed to identify patients who achieve sustained favorable long-term outcome - when the outcome incorporates severity of symptoms, level of functioning...

    Authors: Gebra B Cuyún Carter, Denái R Milton, Haya Ascher-Svanum and Douglas E Faries

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:143

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  41. Studies suggests a possible link between vaginal discharge and common mental distress, as well as highlight the implications of the subjective burden of disease and its link with mental health.

    Authors: Loulou Kobeissi, Ricardo Araya, Fayssal El Kak, Zeina Ghantous, Marwan Khawaja, Brigitte Khoury, Ziyad Mahfoud, Rima Nakkash, Tim J Peters, Sami Ramia and Huda Zurayk

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:142

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  42. Depression is a common complication in type 2 diabetes (DM2), affecting 10-30% of patients. Since depression is underrecognized and undertreated, it is important that reliable and validated depression screenin...

    Authors: Evi SA de Cock, Wilco HM Emons, Giesje Nefs, Victor JM Pop and François Pouwer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:141

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  43. Poor mental health, especially due to depression, is one of the main public health problems. Early indicators of poor mental health in general population are needed. This study examined the relationship betwee...

    Authors: Teemu Rissanen, Heimo Viinamäki, Kirsi Honkalampi, Soili M Lehto, Jukka Hintikka, Tarja Saharinen and Heli Koivumaa-Honkanen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:140

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