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  1. Immigration status is a significant risk factor for psychotic disorders, and a number of studies have reported more severe positive and affective symptoms among immigrant and ethnic minority groups. We investi...

    Authors: Akiah O Berg, Ingrid Melle, Jan Ivar Rossberg, Kristin Lie Romm, Sara Larsson, Trine V Lagerberg, Ole A Andreassen and Edvard Hauff

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:77

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  2. Serotonergic system dysfunction has been implicated in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Genetic polymorphisms associated with serotonin signaling may predict differences in brain circuitry involved in emo...

    Authors: Rajendra A Morey, Ahmad R Hariri, Andrea L Gold, Michael A Hauser, Heidi J Munger, Florin Dolcos and Gregory McCarthy

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:76

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  3. This study was conducted to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy and determine the optimum cut-off scores for clinical use of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression scale (CES-D) and Alcohol Use Disorde...

    Authors: Nathaniel Chishinga, Eugene Kinyanda, Helen A Weiss, Vikram Patel, Helen Ayles and Soraya Seedat

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:75

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  4. The electrical signals measuring method is recommended to examine the relationship between neuronal activities and measure with the event related potentials (ERPs) during an auditory and a visual oddball parad...

    Authors: Min-Wei Huang, Frank Huang-Chih Chou, Pei-Yu Lo and Kuo-Sheng Cheng

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:74

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  5. The purpose of this study was to assess whether planning and problem-solving training is more effective in improving functional capacity in patients with schizophrenia than a training program addressing basic ...

    Authors: Katlehn Rodewald, Mirjam Rentrop, Daniel V Holt, Daniela Roesch-Ely, Matthias Backenstraß, Joachim Funke, Matthias Weisbrod and Stefan Kaiser

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:73

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  6. Mental health conditions have the ability to interrupt an individual's ability to participate in the labour force, and this can have considerable follow on impacts to both the individual and the state.

    Authors: Deborah J Schofield, Rupendra N Shrestha, Richard Percival, Megan E Passey, Emily J Callander and Simon J Kelly

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:72

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  7. The upsurge of interest in the quality of life (QOL) of children is in line with the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child, which stressed the child's right to adequate circumstances for physical, mental,...

    Authors: Ghenaim A Al-Fayez and Jude U Ohaeri

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:71

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  8. The desired (therapeutic) and undesired (side) effects of methylphenidate might have underlying correlations. The aim of this study was to explore the strength and the possible sources of these correlations.

    Authors: James Lee, Natalie Grizenko, Venkataramana Bhat, Sarojini Sengupta, Anna Polotskaia and Ridha Joober

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:70

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  9. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is the most frequent anxiety disorder in primary care patients. It is known that painful physical symptoms (PPS) are associated with GAD, regardless the presence of comorbid ...

    Authors: Irene Romera, Ángel L Montejo, Fernando Caballero, Luis Caballero, José Arbesú, Pepa Polavieja, Durisala Desaiah and Inmaculada Gilaberte

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:69

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  10. Good morale among staff on inpatient psychiatric wards is an important requirement for the maintenance of strong therapeutic alliances and positive patient experiences, and for the successful implementation of...

    Authors: Jonathan Totman, Gillian Lewando Hundt, Elizabeth Wearn, Moli Paul and Sonia Johnson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:68

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  11. Mental disorder is a leading cause of morbidity worldwide. Its cost and negative impact on productivity are substantial. Consequently, improving mental health-care system efficiency - especially service utilis...

    Authors: Marie-Josée Fleury, Guy Grenier, Jean-Marie Bamvita, Michel Perreault and Jean-Caron

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:67

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  12. No studies have been conducted in Greece with the aim of investigating the influence of ethnicity on the prescribing and treatment outcome of voluntarily admitted inpatients. Most studies conducted in the UK a...

    Authors: Athanassios Douzenis, Athanassios Apostolopoulos, Dionisios Seretis, Emmanouil N Rizos, Christos Christodoulou and Lefteris Lykouras

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:66

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  13. The aims of this study were to determine the time course of improvements in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) clinical symptoms and neurocognitive function in a realistic clinical setting, and th...

    Authors: Liang-Jen Wang, Yu-Shu Huang, Yuan-Lin Chiang, Chen-Cheng Hsiao, Zong-Yi Shang and Chih-Ken Chen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:65

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  14. In accord with new European university reforms initiated by the Bologna Process, our objectives were to assess psychological quality of life (QoL) and to analyse its associations with academic employability sk...

    Authors: Michèle Baumann, Ion Ionescu and Nearkasen Chau

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:63

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  15. Theoretically, consumption of complex, multinutrient formulations of vitamins and minerals should be safe, as most preparations contain primarily the nutrients that have been in the human diet for millennia, a...

    Authors: J Steven A Simpson, Susan G Crawford, Estelle T Goldstein, Catherine Field, Ellen Burgess and Bonnie J Kaplan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:62

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  16. The quality of life in patients with various chronic disorders, including diabetes has been directly affected by depression. Depression makes patients less likely to manage their self-care regimens. Accurate a...

    Authors: Mohammad E Khamseh, Hamid R Baradaran, Anna Javanbakht, Maryam Mirghorbani, Zahra Yadollahi and Mojtaba Malek

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:61

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  17. Genetic and environmental risk factors and gene-environment interactions are linked to higher likelihood of developing schizophrenia in accordance with the neurodevelopmental model of disease; little is known ...

    Authors: Francesco Margari, Maria G Petruzzelli, Paola A Lecce, Orlando Todarello, Andrea De Giacomo, Elisabetta Lucarelli, Domenico Martinelli and Lucia Margari

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:60

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  18. Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a chronic, recurrent and highly prevalent illness. Despite the need for correct diagnosis to allow proper treatment, studies have shown that reaching a diagnosis can take up to ten yea...

    Authors: Rodolfo N Campos, Jules Angst, Taki A Cordas and Ricardo A Moreno

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:59

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  19. Studies in bipolar disorder (BD) to date are limited in their ability to provide a whole-disease perspective - their scope has generally been confined to a single disease phase and/or a specific treatment. Mor...

    Authors: Eduard Vieta, Elena Blasco-Colmenares, Maria Luisa Figueira, Jens M Langosch, Miriam Moreno-Manzanaro and Esteban Medina

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:58

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  20. Few longitudinal studies have explored lifetime criminality in adults with a childhood history of severe mental disorders. In the present study, we wanted to explore the association between adult delinquency a...

    Authors: Marianne Mordre, Berit Groholt, Ellen Kjelsberg, Berit Sandstad and Anne Margrethe Myhre

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:57

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  21. Depressive disorder is often chronic and recurrent, and results in a heavy psychosocial burden on the families of patients with this disorder. This study aims to examine the effectiveness of brief multifamily ...

    Authors: Fujika Katsuki, Hiroshi Takeuchi, Mizuho Konishi, Megumi Sasaki, Yuka Murase, Atsuko Naito, Hiroko Toyoda, Masako Suzuki, Nao Shiraishi, Yosuke Kubota, Yoshiko Yoshimatsu and Toshiaki A Furukawa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:56

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  22. The International Multi-centre ADHD Genetics (IMAGE) project with 11 participating centres from 7 European countries and Israel has collected a large behavioural and genetic database for present and future res...

    Authors: Ueli C Müller, Philip Asherson, Tobias Banaschewski, Jan K Buitelaar, Richard P Ebstein, Jaques Eisenberg, Michael Gill, Iris Manor, Ana Miranda, Robert D Oades, Herbert Roeyers, Aribert Rothenberger, Joseph A Sergeant, Edmund JS Sonuga-Barke, Margaret Thompson, Stephen V Faraone…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:55

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  23. The International Multi-centre ADHD Genetics (IMAGE) project with 11 participating centres from 7 European countries and Israel has collected a large behavioural and genetic database for present and future res...

    Authors: Ueli C Müller, Philip Asherson, Tobias Banaschewski, Jan K Buitelaar, Richard P Ebstein, Jaques Eisenberg, Michael Gill, Iris Manor, Ana Miranda, Robert D Oades, Herbert Roeyers, Aribert Rothenberger, Joseph A Sergeant, Edmund JS Sonuga-Barke, Margaret Thompson, Stephen V Faraone…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:54

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  24. Considerable indirect costs are incurred by time taken off work following accidental injuries. The aim of this study was to predict return to work following serious accidental injuries.

    Authors: Urs Hepp, Hanspeter Moergeli, Stefan Buchi, Helke Bruchhaus-Steinert, Tom Sensky and Ulrich Schnyder

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:53

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  25. A minority of people suffering from depression seek professional help for themselves. Stigmatizing attitudes are assumed to be one of the major barriers to help seeking but there is only limited evidence of th...

    Authors: Esa Aromaa, Asko Tolvanen, Jyrki Tuulari and Kristian Wahlbeck

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:52

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  26. Suicide and suicide attempts represent a severe problem for public health services. The aim of this study is to determine the socio-demographic and psychopathological variables associated with suicide attempts...

    Authors: Jesús Alberdi-Sudupe, Salvador Pita-Fernández, Sonia M Gómez-Pardiñas, Fernando Iglesias-Gil-de-Bernabé, Jorge García-Fernández, Gonzalo Martínez-Sande, Sara Lantes-Louzao and Sonia Pértega-Díaz

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:51

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  27. A genetic liability for anxiety-related personality traits in healthy subjects has been associated with the functional serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism (5-HTTLPR), although the data are somewhat con...

    Authors: Alessandra Minelli, Cristian Bonvicini, Catia Scassellati, Riccardo Sartori and Massimo Gennarelli

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:50

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  28. Three different burnout types have been described: The "frenetic" type describes involved and ambitious subjects who sacrifice their health and personal lives for their jobs; the "underchallenged" type describ...

    Authors: Jesús Montero-Marín, Javier García-Campayo, Marta Fajó-Pascual, José Miguel Carrasco, Santiago Gascón, Margarita Gili and Fermín Mayoral-Cleries

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:49

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  29. Social support is strongly implicated in the aetiology of perinatal mental disorder: particularly the quality of the marital and family environment. Family structures are important under-researched potential m...

    Authors: Vesile Senturk, Melanie Abas, Oguz Berksun and Robert Stewart

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:48

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  30. Suicide among young people is a global public health problem, but adequate information on determinants of suicidal expression is lacking in middle and low income countries. Young people in transitional economi...

    Authors: Bhoomikumar Jegannathan and Gunnar Kullgren

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:47

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  31. Effectiveness of services for patients diagnosed with severe mental illness (SMI) may improve when treatment plans are needs based. A regional Cumulative Needs for Care Monitor (CNCM) introduced diagnostic and...

    Authors: Marjan Drukker, Jim van Os, Miriam Dietvorst, Sjoerd Sytema, Ger Driessen and Philippe Delespaul

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:45

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  32. The aims of the present study were to investigate clinically relevant patient and environment-related predictive factors for threats and violent incidents the first three days in a PICU population based on eva...

    Authors: Arne E Vaaler, Valentina C Iversen, Gunnar Morken, John C Fløvig, Tom Palmstierna and Olav M Linaker

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:44

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  33. The assessment of those presenting to prison in-reach and court diversion services and those referred for admission to mental health services is a triage decision, allocating the patient to the appropriate lev...

    Authors: Grainne Flynn, Conor O'Neill, Clare McInerney and Harry G Kennedy

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:43

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  34. Escitalopram is licensed for use at doses up to 20 mg but is used clinically at higher doses. There is limited published data at higher doses and none in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).

    Authors: Alan G Wade, Gordon M Crawford and Ann Yellowlees

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:42

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  35. GABAergic anticonvulsants have been recommended for the treatment of alcohol dependence and the prevention of relapse. Several studies have demonstrated topiramate's efficacy in improving drinking behaviour an...

    Authors: Thomas Paparrigopoulos, Elias Tzavellas, Dimitris Karaiskos, Georgia Kourlaba and Ioannis Liappas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:41

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  36. This paper reports the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of Craving Beliefs Questionnaire (CCBQ), an easy-to-administer assessment instrument of measurement of craving beliefs for heroin abusers.

    Authors: Chun-Wei Chang, Chun-Wei Huang, Wei-Hsin Wu, Bo-En Wang, Yi-Lien Liu, Hsi-Che Shen and Tony Szu-Hsien Lee

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:39

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  37. The nurses working in psychiatric hospitals and wards are prone to encounter completed suicides. The research was conducted to examine post-suicide stress in nurses and the availability of suicide-related ment...

    Authors: Chizuko Takahashi, Fuminori Chida, Hikaru Nakamura, Hiroshi Akasaka, Junko Yagi, Atsuhiko Koeda, Eri Takusari, Kotaro Otsuka and Akio Sakai

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:38

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  38. Few studies of the association between psychiatric disorder and premature death have adjusted for key confounders and used structured psychiatric interviews. We aimed to investigate if psychiatric disorder was...

    Authors: Max Henderson, Matthew Hotopf, Imran Shah, Richard D Hayes and Diana Kuh

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:37

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  39. Establishing an evidence-based method of improving knowledge and attitudes concerning depression has been identified as a priority in Chinese medical education. The purpose of this study was to determine wheth...

    Authors: Ye Rong, Nick Glozier, Georgina M Luscombe, Tracey A Davenport, Yueqin Huang and Ian B Hickie

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:36

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  40. Despite the progress over recent decades in developing community mental health services internationally, many people still receive treatment and care in institutional settings. Those most likely to reside long...

    Authors: Helen Killaspy, Sarah White, Christine Wright, Tatiana L Taylor, Penny Turton, Matthias Schützwohl, Mirjam Schuster, Jorge A Cervilla, Paulette Brangier, Jiri Raboch, Lucie Kališová, Georgi Onchev, Spiridon Alexiev, Roberto Mezzina, Pina Ridente, Durk Wiersma…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:35

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  41. Substance use among college and university students predicts substance related problems in later life. Few studies on this phenomenon have been carried out in low income countries, and most focus on primary an...

    Authors: Lukoye Atwoli, Prisca A Mungla, Moses N Ndung'u, Kiende C Kinoti and Evans M Ogot

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:34

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  42. The UK Adult ADHD Network (UKAAN) was founded by a group of mental health specialists who have experience delivering clinical services for adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) within the...

    Authors: Susan J Young, Marios Adamou, Blanca Bolea, Gisli Gudjonsson, Ulrich Müller, Mark Pitts, Johannes Thome and Philip Asherson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:32

    Content type: Review

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  43. Compared with the general population, individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) have increased prevalence rates of obesity and greater risk for cardiovascular disease. This study aimed to investigate the ef...

    Authors: Maria Hassapidou, Konstantina Papadimitriou, Niki Athanasiadou, Valasia Tokmakidou, Ioannis Pagkalos, George Vlahavas and Fotini Tsofliou

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:31

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  44. As in other countries worldwide, the prevalence of mental disorders in Germany is high. Although numerically a dense network of in- and outpatient psychiatric health services exists, the availability in rural ...

    Authors: Neeltje van den Berg, Hans-Jörgen Grabe, Harald J Freyberger and Wolfgang Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:30

    Content type: Study protocol

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  45. Working memory (WM) tasks usually elicit a P300 ERP component, whose amplitude decreases with increasing WM load. So far, this effect has not been studied in schizophrenics (SZs), a group that is considered to...

    Authors: Pablo A Gaspar, Sergio Ruiz, Francisco Zamorano, Marcela Altayó, Carolina Pérez, Conrado A Bosman and Francisco Aboitiz

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:29

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