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  1. Depression is a highly prevalent condition, affecting more than 15% of the adult population at least once in their lives. Guided self-help is effective in the treatment of depression. The purpose of this study...

    Authors: Lisanne Warmerdam, Annemieke van Straten and Pim Cuijpers

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:72

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  2. Beck Cognitive Insight Scale (BCIS) has been designed for assessment of self-reflection on patients' anomalous experiences and interpretations of own beliefs. The scale has been developed and validated for pat...

    Authors: John A Engh, Svein Friis, Astrid B Birkenaes, Halldóra Jónsdóttir, Petter A Ringen, Torleif Ruud, Kjetil S Sundet, Stein Opjordsmoen and Ole A Andreassen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:71

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Cognitive model of panic disorder have proposed that panic attacks result from the catastrophic misinterpretation of certain bodily sensations. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for panic disorder aims to cha...

    Authors: Yumiko Noda, Yumi Nakano, Kiyoe Lee, Sei Ogawa, Yoshihiro Kinoshita, Tadashi Funayama, Norio Watanabe, Junwen Chen, Yuka Noguchi, Miyako Kataoka, Masako Suzuki and Toshi A Furukawa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:70

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  4. A number of studies have provided strong evidence for the use of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) in the treatment of social anxiety disorder (SAD). However, all of the previous reports were from Europe and No...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:69

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  5. Mental health is a neglected area of health research and practice in most of sub-Saharan African countries where the largest burden of morbidity is from infectious diseases. This even occurs despite the fact t...

    Authors: Emmanuel Rudatsikira, Adamson S Muula, Seter Siziya and Jeremiahs Twa-Twa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:67

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Statistical models based on item response theory were used to examine (a) the performance of individual Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) items and their options, (b) the effectiveness of various su...

    Authors: Darcy A Santor, Haya Ascher-Svanum, Jean-Pierre Lindenmayer and Robert L Obenchain

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:66

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Clinical depression is common, debilitating and treatable; one in four people experience it during their lives. The majority of sufferers are treated in primary care and only half respond well to active treatm...

    Authors: Seren Haf Roberts, Emma Bedson, Dyfrig Hughes, Keith Lloyd, Stuart Moat, Munir Pirmohamed, Gary Slegg, Richard Tranter, Rhiannon Whitaker, Clare Wilkinson and Ian Russell

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:65

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:14

  8. The incidence of suicide has increased markedly in Japan since 1998. As psychological autopsy is not generally accepted in Japan, surveys of suicide attempts, an established risk factor of suicide, are highly ...

    Authors: Tomoki Yamada, Chiaki Kawanishi, Hana Hasegawa, Ryoko Sato, Akiko Konishi, Daiji Kato, Taku Furuno, Ikuko Kishida, Toshinari Odawara, Mitsugi Sugiyama and Yoshio Hirayasu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:64

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The P300 component of the auditory evoked potential is an indicator of attention dependent target processing. Only a few studies have assessed cognitive function in substituted opiate addicts by means of evoke...

    Authors: Bernhard W Müller, Michael Specka, Nicolai Steinchen, Dieter Zerbin, Ernst Lodemann, Thomas Finkbeiner and Norbert Scherbaum

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:63

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  10. It has been proposed that different types of psychopathology in schizophrenia may reflect distinguishable pathological processes. In the current study we aimed to address such associations in the absence of co...

    Authors: Heather C Whalley, Viktoria-Eleni Gountouna, Jeremy Hall, Andrew McIntosh, Marie-Claire Whyte, Enrico Simonotto, Dominic E Job, David GC Owens, Eve C Johnstone and Stephen M Lawrie

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:61

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  11. Frequent users of the psychiatric emergency service (PES) place a heavy burden upon the mental health care delivery system. The aim of this study was to identify distinct temporal or geographical patterns of P...

    Authors: Yves JA Chaput and Marie-Josée Lebel

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:60

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  12. Researchers setting out to conduct research employing questionnaires in non-English speaking populations need instruments that have been validated in the indigenous languages. In this study we have tried to re...

    Authors: Syed Ahmer, Rafey A Faruqui and Anita Aijaz

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:59

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  13. Previous research has shown that Short Psychodynamic Supportive Psychotherapy (SPSP) is an effective alternative to pharmacotherapy and combined treatment (SPSP and pharmacotherapy) in the treatment of depress...

    Authors: Ellen Driessen, Henricus L Van, Robert A Schoevers, Pim Cuijpers, Gerda van Aalst, Frank J Don, Mariëlle Hendriksen, Simone Kool, Pieter J Molenaar, Jaap Peen and Jack JM Dekker

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:58

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  14. Repeated traumatic experiences, e.g. torture and war, lead to functional and structural cerebral changes, which should be detectable in cortical dynamics. Abnormal slow waves produced within circumscribed brai...

    Authors: Iris-Tatjana Kolassa, Christian Wienbruch, Frank Neuner, Maggie Schauer, Martina Ruf, Michael Odenwald and Thomas Elbert

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:56

    Content type: Research article

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  15. According to DSM-IV, the diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) requires the experience of a traumatic event during which the person's response involved intense fear, helplessness, or horror. In ord...

    Authors: Iris-Tatjana Kolassa, Cindy Eckart, Martina Ruf, Frank Neuner, Dominique JF de Quervain and Thomas Elbert

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:54

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  16. Depression amongst adolescents is a costly societal problem. Little research documents the effectiveness of public mental health services in mapping this problem. Further, it is not clear whether usual care in...

    Authors: Cate Bearsley-Smith, Mark Oakley Browne, Ken Sellick, Elmer V Villanueva, Janice Chesters, Karen Francis and Prasuna Reddy

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:53

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  17. Crisis resolution teams (CRTs) provide a community alternative to psychiatric hospital admission for patients presenting in crisis. Little is known about the characteristics of patients admitted despite the av...

    Authors: Mary-Anne Cotton, Sonia Johnson, Jonathan Bindman, Andrew Sandor, Ian R White, Graham Thornicroft, Fiona Nolan, Stephen Pilling, John Hoult, Nigel McKenzie and Paul Bebbington

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:52

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  18. The overlap between Depression and Anxiety has led some researchers to conclude that they are manifestations of a broad, non-specific neurotic disorder. However, others believe that they can be distinguished d...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:50

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  19. The main aim of this study was to compare the safety and efficacy of IR MPH administered three times daily to those of once daily OROS-MPH.

    Authors: Joseph Biederman, Eric O Mick, Craig Surman, Robert Doyle, Paul Hammerness, Evan Michel, Jessica Martin and Thomas J Spencer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:49

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  20. Depression causes substantial disease burden in both developed and developing countries. To reduce this burden, we need to promote understanding of depression as a major health condition. The International Dep...

    Authors: Ian B Hickie AM, Tracey A Davenport, Georgina M Luscombe, Ye Rong, Megan L Hickie and Morag I Bell

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:48

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  21. Scientific literature on depression and anxiety in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) consistently reports data of elevated anxiety and depression scores indicating clinically relevant quantities of th...

    Authors: Jens-Holger A Krannich, Peter Weyers, Stefan Lueger, Michael Herzog, Thomas Bohrer and Olaf Elert

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:47

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  22. Multiple studies have shown that brain gene expression is disturbed in subjects suffering from schizophrenia. However, disentangling disease effects from alterations caused by medication is a challenging task....

    Authors: Peter Saetre, Lina Emilsson, Elin Axelsson, Johan Kreuger, Eva Lindholm and Elena Jazin

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:46

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  23. Slow waves in the delta (0.5–4 Hz) frequency range are indications of normal activity in sleep. In neurological disorders, focal electric and magnetic slow wave activity is generated in the vicinity of structu...

    Authors: Brigitte S Rockstroh, Christian Wienbruch, William J Ray and Thomas Elbert

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:44

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  24. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a chronic and highly disabling condition. Existing pharmacotherapies produce full remission in only 30% to 40% of treated patients. Antidepressants exhibiting dual reuptake i...

    Authors: James I Hudson, David G Perahia, Inmaculada Gilaberte, Fujun Wang, John G Watkin and Michael J Detke

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:43

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  25. Recent research has emphasized that the human circadian rhythm system is differentially sensitive to short wavelength light. Light treatment devices using efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs) whose output is...

    Authors: Paul H Desan, Andrea J Weinstein, Erin E Michalak, Edwin M Tam, Ybe Meesters, Martine J Ruiter, Edward Horn, John Telner, Hani Iskandar, Diane B Boivin and Raymond W Lam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:38

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  26. Personality traits may form a part of the aetiology of opioid dependence. For instance, opioid dependence may result from self-medication in emotionally unstable individuals, or from experimenting with drugs i...

    Authors: Hege Kornør and Hilmar Nordvik

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:37

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  27. The validity of traditional categorical personality disorder diagnoses is currently re-evaluated from a continuous perspective, and the evolving DSM-V classification may describe personality disorders dimensio...

    Authors: Roope Tikkanen, Matti Holi, Nina Lindberg and Matti Virkkunen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:36

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  28. Published methods for assessing remission in schizophrenia are variable and none have been definitively validated or standardized. Andreasen et al (2005) suggest systematic operational criteria using eight PAN...

    Authors: Mark GA Opler, Lawrence H Yang, Sue Caleo and Philip Alberti

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:35

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  29. People hold a wide variety of beliefs concerning the causes of illness. Such beliefs vary across cultures and, among immigrants, may be influenced by many factors, including level of acculturation, gender, lev...

    Authors: Harry Minas, Steven Klimidis and Can Tuncer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:34

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  30. Although a number of studies have assessed the management of mania in routine clinical practice, no studies have so far evaluated the short- and long-term management and outcome of patients affected by bipolar...

    Authors: Cesario Bellantuono, Alessandra Barraco, Andrea Rossi and Iris Goetz

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:33

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  31. Although major depression (MD) is associated with high levels of disability, the relationships between cognitive dysfunction and self-rated disability are poorly understood. This study examined the relationshi...

    Authors: Sharon L Naismith, Wendy A Longley, Elizabeth M Scott and Ian B Hickie

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:32

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  32. Co-morbidity with substance use disorders negatively influences overall functioning in patients with psychosis. However, frequencies and courses of risky use of alcohol, drugs and cigarettes are rarely investi...

    Authors: Gunilla Cruce and Agneta Öjehagen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:31

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  33. A high prevalence of lifetime psychiatric disorders among help-seeking substance abusers has been clearly established. However, the long-term course of psychiatric disorders and mental distress among help-seek...

    Authors: Kjell Bakken, Anne Signe Landheim and Per Vaglum

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:29

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  34. Patients with severe mental illness are at increased risk for metabolic and cardiovascular disease. A number of recent guidelines and consensus statements recommend stringent monitoring of metabolic function i...

    Authors: Paul Mackin, David R Bishop and Helen MO Watkinson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:28

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  35. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is shown to be effective in many psychiatric illnesses, but its distorted projection by the Pakistani media and its unregulated use by many physicians across the country have ad...

    Authors: Mehreen Arshad, Ahmad Zafir Arham, Mansoor Arif, Maria Bano, Ayisha Bashir, Munira Bokutz, Maria Maqbool Choudhary, Haider Naqvi and Murad Moosa Khan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:27

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  36. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a genetically influenced condition although indicators of environmental risk including maternal smoking during pregnancy, low birth weight and low social clas...

    Authors: Kate Langley, Peter A Holmans, Marianne BM van den Bree and Anita Thapar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:26

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  37. Evidence suggests that white matter integrity may play an underlying pathophysiological role in schizophrenia. N-acetylaspartate (NAA), as measured by Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS), is a neuronal marke...

    Authors: Cheuk Y Tang, Joseph Friedman, Dikoma Shungu, Linda Chang, Thomas Ernst, Daniel Stewart, Arash Hajianpour, David Carpenter, Johnny Ng, Xiangling Mao, Patrick R Hof, Monte S Buchsbaum, Kenneth Davis and Jack M Gorman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:25

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