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  1. Lithium-induced thyroid abnormalities have been documented in many studies. They may occur despite normal plasma lithium levels. The objectives of this study were: 1) to determine possible relationship between...

    Authors: Seyed-Ali Ahmadi-Abhari, Padideh Ghaeli, Fanak Fahimi, Fatemeh Esfahanian, Hasan Farsam, Ahmad Reza Dehpour, Issa Jahanzad, Zinat-Nadya Hatmi and Simin Dashti

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:4

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  2. Several studies have reported alterations in finger and a-b ridge counts, and their derived measures of asymmetry, in schizophrenia compared to controls. Because ridges are fully formed by the end of the second t...

    Authors: Sukanta Saha, Danuta Loesch, David Chant, Joy Welham, Ossama El-Saadi, Lourdes Fañanás, Bryan Mowry and John McGrath

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:3

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  3. The Major Depression Inventory (MDI) is a brief self-rating scale for the assessment of depression. It is reported to be valid because it is based on the universe of symptoms of DSM-IV and ICD-10 depression. T...

    Authors: KN Fountoulakis, A Iacovides, S Kleanthous, S Samolis, K Gougoulias, I Tsiptsios, GS Kaprinis and P Bech

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:2

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  4. Agitated or violent patients constitute 10% of all emergency psychiatric treatment. Management guidelines, the preferred treatment of clinicians and clinical practice all differ. Systematic reviews show that a...

    Authors: Gisele Huf, Evandro SF Coutinho and Clive E Adams

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2002 2:11

    Content type: Study protocol

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  5. The International Personality Disorders Examination (IPDE) constitutes the proposal of the WHO for the reliable diagnosis of personality disorders (PD). The IPDE assesses pathological personality and is compat...

    Authors: KN Fountoulakis, A Iacovides, Ch Ioannidou, F Bascialla, I Nimatoudis, G Kaprinis, A Janca and A Dahl

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2002 2:6

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Psychosocial Primary Care (PPC) is a model of service delivery for patients with mental disorders and psychosocial problems which was established in Germany in 1987. This study was performed as part of the eva...

    Authors: Kurt Fritzsche, Ulrike Armbruster, Armin Hartmann and Michael Wirsching

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2002 2:5

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  7. The medical management of aggressive and violent behaviour is a critical situation for which there is little evidence. In order to prepare for a randomised trial, due to start in the psychiatric emergency room...

    Authors: Gisele Huf, Evandro da Silva Freire Coutinho, Hugo M Fagundes Jr, Edmar S Oliveira, Jose Ramon RA Lopez, Marcio Gewandszajder, Andreia da Luz Carvalho, Alexandre Keusen and Clive E Adams

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2002 2:4

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Poor data exist on the influence of psychosocial variables on the female/male ratio of depression because of the small number of cases and the resulting limited numbers of variables available for investigation...

    Authors: Karin Gutiérrez-Lobos, Michael Scherer, Peter Anderer and Heinz Katschnig

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2002 2:3

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Recent electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) efficacy studies of right unilateral (RUL) ECT may not apply to real life clinics with a wide range of patients with major depressive episodes.

    Authors: Pertti Heikman, Heikki Katila, Seppo Sarna, Kristian Wahlbeck and Kimmo Kuoppasalmi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2002 2:2

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  10. Prefrontal repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has been used to induce side-specific mood changes in volunteers and patients. To clarify inconsistencies between reports that used different stim...

    Authors: Jenny Jenkins, Polash M Shajahan, Julia M Lappin and Klaus P Ebmeier

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2002 2:1

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  11. In order to compare the effectiveness of different antipsychotic drugs in the treatment of schizophrenia it is very important to evaluate subjective response and compliance in patient cohorts treated according...

    Authors: Ignacio García-Cabeza, Juan-Carlos Gómez, Jose A Sacristán, Eric Edgell and Manuel González de Chavez

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2001 1:7

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  12. The current study aimed to assess the reliability, validity and psychometric properties of the Greek translation of the Zung Depression Rating Scale (ZDRS).

    Authors: Konstantinos N Fountoulakis, Apostolos lacovides, Stavros Samolis, Soula Kleanthous, Stergios G Kaprinis, George St Kaprinis and Per Bech

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2001 1:6

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  13. Out of 1705 patients hospitalised for various reasons in the 3rd Internal Medicine Department of the Regional General Hospital of Nikaea, in Piraeus, 146(8,5%) persons were admitted for drug intoxication between ...

    Authors: Charalambos Tountas, Alexios Sotiropoulos, Stathis A Skliros, Vasiliki Kotsini, Theodoros A Peppas, Elias Tamvakos and Stavros Pappas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2001 1:4

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  14. The aim of the current study was to assess the reliability, validity and psychometric properties of the Greek translation of the Center for Epidemiological Studies- Depression Scale (CES-D).

    Authors: Konstantinos Fountoulakis, Apostolos Iacovides, Soula Kleanthous, Stavros Samolis, Stergious G Kaprinis, Konstantinos Sitzoglou, George St Kaprinis and Per Bech

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2001 1:3

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  15. It is possible that psychopathological differences exist between the restricting and bulimic forms of anorexia nervosa. We investigated localized differences of brain blood flow of anorexia nervosa patients us...

    Authors: Tetsuro Naruo, Yoshiaki Nakabeppu, Daisuke Deguchi, Nobuatsu Nagai, Junko Tsutsui, Masayuki Nakajo and Shin-ichi Nozoe

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2001 1:2

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  16. The human NOTCH4 gene is a candidate gene for schizophrenia due to its chromosomal location and neurobiological roles. In a British linkage study, NOTCH4 gene polymorphisms were highly associated with schizoph...

    Authors: Koubun Imai, Shoji Harada, Yoichi Kawanishi, Hirokazu Tachikawa, Takehito Okubo and Toshihito Suzuki

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2001 1:1

    Content type: Research article

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