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  1. The School Anxiety Scale-Teacher Report (SAS-TR) was designed to assess anxiety in children at school. The SAS-TR is a proxy rated measure and could assess social anxiety, generalized anxiety and also gives a ...

    Authors: Zahra Hajiamini, Ashraf Mohamadi, Abbas Ebadi, Ali Fathi- Ashtiani, Mahmoud Tavousi and Ali Montazeri
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:82
  2. Depression and anxiety are treatable disorders, yet many people do not seek professional help. Interventions designed to improve help-seeking attitudes and increase help-seeking intentions and behaviour have b...

    Authors: Amelia Gulliver, Kathleen M Griffiths, Helen Christensen and Jacqueline L Brewer
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:81
  3. We examined whether new structured professional judgment instruments for assessing need for therapeutic security, treatment completion and recovery in forensic settings were related to moves from higher to low...

    Authors: Mary Davoren, Sarah O'Dwyer, Zareena Abidin, Leena Naughton, Olivia Gibbons, Elaine Doyle, Kim McDonnell, Stephen Monks and Harry G Kennedy
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:80
  4. Culture affects the way people conceptualize causes of severe mental disturbance which may lead to a variation in the preferred intervention methods. There is a seemingly dichotomous belief regarding what caus...

    Authors: Solomon Teferra and Teshome Shibre
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:79
  5. Psychiatric patients have more physical health problems and much shorter life expectancies compared to the general population, due primarily to premature cardiovascular disease. A multi-causal model which incl...

    Authors: Elena Bonfioli, Loretta Berti, Claudia Goss, Francesca Muraro and Lorenzo Burti
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:78
  6. Increased understanding of the complex determinants of adverse child mental health outcomes following acute stress such as natural disasters has led to a resurgence of interest in the role of parent psychopath...

    Authors: Brett M McDermott and Vanessa E Cobham
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:55
  7. The rise of the internet and related technologies has significant implications for the treatment of complex health problems, including the combination of depression and alcohol/other drug (AOD) misuse. To date...

    Authors: Frances J Kay-Lambkin, Amanda L Baker, Alison Healey, Samantha Wolfe, Aaron Simpson, Michelle Brooks, Jenny Bowman and Steven Childs
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:77
  8. Sixty percent of eating disorders do not meet criteria for anorexia- or bulimia nervosa, as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual version 4 (DSM-IV). Instead they are diagnosed as ‘eating disorders ...

    Authors: Samantha Jane Brooks, Mathias Rask-Andersen, Christian Benedict and Helgi Birgir Schiöth
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:76
  9. Compulsivity is the repetitive, irresistible urge to perform a behavior, the experience of loss of voluntary control over this intense urge and the tendency to perform repetitive acts in a habitual or stereoty...

    Authors: A Rosaura Polak, Jasper W van der Paardt, Martijn Figee, Nienke Vulink, Pelle de Koning, Miranda Olff and Damiaan Denys
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:75
  10. The Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), despite its excellent reliability and validity in primary care, has not been examined for administration to psychiatric patients. This study assesses the accuracy of...

    Authors: Takeshi Inoue, Teruaki Tanaka, Shin Nakagawa, Yasuya Nakato, Rie Kameyama, Shuken Boku, Hiroyuki Toda, Tsugiko Kurita and Tsukasa Koyama
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:73
  11. Selenium is considered a protective agent against free radicals through the maintenance of better enzyme activity. The few studies examining the relationship between selenium and depression have yielded incons...

    Authors: Sujuan Gao, Yinlong Jin, Frederick W Unverzagt, Chaoke Liang, Kathleen S Hall, Jingxiang Cao, Feng Ma, Jill R Murrell, Yibin Cheng, Ping Li, Jianchao Bian and Hugh C Hendrie
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:72
  12. Empirical studies investigating the prevalence of mental disorders and psychological distress in cancer patients have gained increasing importance during recent years, particularly with the objective to develo...

    Authors: Anja Mehnert, Uwe Koch, Holger Schulz, Karl Wegscheider, Joachim Weis, Hermann Faller, Monika Keller, Elmar Brähler and Martin Härter
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:70
  13. Substantial numbers of adolescents self-harm, but the majority of cases do not reach the attention of medical services, making community studies essential. The prevalence of suicidal thoughts and plans at this...

    Authors: Judi Kidger, Jon Heron, Glyn Lewis, Jonathan Evans and David Gunnell
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:69
  14. Vitamin D deficiency is widespread in New Zealand, confers multiple health risks, and may be particularly common among people with psychiatric illness. We studied vitamin D status in an unselected sample of ad...

    Authors: David B Menkes, Kaye Lancaster, Michael Grant, Reginald W Marsh, Peter Dean and Stephen A du Toit
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:68
  15. The prevalence of amphetamine-type stimulant use is greater than that of opioids and cocaine combined. Currently, there are no approved pharmacotherapy treatments for amphetamine-type stimulant problems, but s...

    Authors: Robert J Tait, Rebecca McKetin, Frances Kay-Lambkin, Kylie Bennett, Ada Tam, Anthony Bennett, Jenny Geddes, Adam Garrick, Helen Christensen and Kathleen M Griffiths
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:67
  16. Computerized cognitive bias modification for social anxiety disorder has in several well conducted trials shown great promise with as many as 72% no longer fulfilling diagnostic criteria after a 4 week trainin...

    Authors: Per Carlbring, Maria Apelstrand, Helena Sehlin, Nader Amir, Andreas Rousseau, Stefan G Hofmann and Gerhard Andersson
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:66
  17. Many people with mental illness do not seek or delay seeking care. This study aimed to develop, and provide an initial validation of, a comprehensive measure for assessing barriers to access to mental health c...

    Authors: Sarah Clement, Elaine Brohan, Debra Jeffery, Claire Henderson, Stephani L Hatch and Graham Thornicroft
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:36
  18. Suicidality in HIV/AIDS is not only a predictor of future attempted suicide and completed suicide, it is also associated with poor quality of life and poor adherence with antiretroviral therapy. This paper exa...

    Authors: Eugene Kinyanda, Susan Hoskins, Juliet Nakku, Saira Nawaz and Vikram Patel
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:63
  19. Research on the attitudes of health care providers towards people with mental illness has repeatedly shown that they may be stigmatizing. Many scales used to measure attitudes towards people with mental illnes...

    Authors: Aliya Kassam, Andriyka Papish, Geeta Modgill and Scott Patten
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:62
  20. Chronic depression represents a substantial portion of depressive disorders and is associated with severe consequences. This review examined whether the combination of pharmacological treatments and psychother...

    Authors: Alessa von Wolff, Lars P Hölzel, Annika Westphal, Martin Härter and Levente Kriston
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:61
  21. Long-term forms of depression represent a significant mental health problem for which there is a lack of effective evidence-based treatment. This study aims to produce findings about the effectiveness of psych...

    Authors: David Taylor, Jo-anne Carlyle, Susan McPherson, Felicitas Rost, Rachel Thomas and Peter Fonagy
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:60
  22. In the transition from early to mid-adolescence, gender differences in pubertal development become significant. Body dissatisfaction is often associated with body mass, low self-esteem and abnormal eating habi...

    Authors: Mauno Mäkinen, Leena-Riitta Puukko-Viertomies, Nina Lindberg, Martti A Siimes and Veikko Aalberg
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:35
  23. Major Depressive Disorder is a leading cause of disability, tends to run a recurrent course and is associated with substantial economic costs due to increased healthcare utilization and productivity losses. In...

    Authors: Karolien EM Biesheuvel-Leliefeld, Sandra MA Kersten, Henriette E van der Horst, Anneke van Schaik, Claudi LH Bockting, Judith E Bosmans, Filip Smit and Harm WJ van Marwijk
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:59
  24. Community studies reveal people with coronary heart disease (CHD) are twice as likely to be depressed as the general population and that this co-morbidity negatively affects the course and outcome of both cond...

    Authors: André Tylee, Mark Haddad, Elizabeth Barley, Mark Ashworth, June Brown, John Chambers, Anne Farmer, Zoe Fortune, Rebecca Lawton, Morven Leese, Anthony Mann, Paul McCrone, Joanna Murray, Carmine Pariante, Rachel Phillips, Diana Rose…
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:58
  25. The prevalence of depression in people with a visual disability is high but screening for depression and referral for treatment is not yet an integral part of visual rehabilitation service provision. One reaso...

    Authors: Tom H Margrain, Claire Nollett, Julia Shearn, Miles Stanford, Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, Barbara Ryan, Catey Bunce, Robin Casten, Mark T Hegel and Daniel J Smith
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:57
  26. There is a lack of evidence to underpin decisions on what constitutes the most effective and least restrictive form of coercive intervention when responding to violent behavior. Therefore we compared ratings o...

    Authors: Irina Georgieva, Cornelis L Mulder and Richard Whittington
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:54
  27. Concordance and Shared Decision-Making (SDM) are considered measures of the quality of care that improves communication, promotes patient participation, creates a positive relationship with the healthcare prof...

    Authors: Carlos De las Cuevas, Amado Rivero-Santana, Lilisbeth Perestelo-Pérez, Jeanette Pérez-Ramos and Pedro Serrano-Aguilar
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:53
  28. The aim of this study was to determine the risk for Bipolar Disorder (BD) in Wilson’s disease (WD) and to measure the impaired Quality of Life (QL) in BD with WD using standardized psychiatric diagnostic tools...

    Authors: Mauro Giovanni Carta, Orazio Sorbello, Maria Francesca Moro, Krishna M Bhat, Enrico Demelia, Alessandra Serra, Gioia Mura, Federica Sancassiani, Mario Piga and Luigi Demelia
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:52
  29. To treat acute schizophrenia, a long-acting injectable antipsychotic needs a rapid onset of action and therapeutic profile similar to that of oral agents. The present post-hoc analyses compared results from a ...

    Authors: Holland C Detke, Fangyi Zhao and Michael M Witte
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:51
  30. It has been suggested that shame may be an important feature in suicidal behaviors. The disposition to react with shame, “shame-proneness”, has previously not been investigated in groups of attempted suicide p...

    Authors: Maria Wiklander, Mats Samuelsson, Jussi Jokinen, Åsa Nilsonne, Alexander Wilczek, Gunnar Rylander and Marie Åsberg
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:50
  31. Previous studies reported that social phobia is associated with a history of child maltreatment. However, most of these studies focused on physical and sexual maltreatment whilst little is known about the spec...

    Authors: Benjamin Iffland, Lisa M Sansen, Claudia Catani and Frank Neuner
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:49
  32. The anterior insula cortex is considered to be both the structural and functional link between experience, affect, and behaviour. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies have shown changes in anterior insula ...

    Authors: Sean N Hatton, Jim Lagopoulos, Daniel F Hermens, Sharon L Naismith, Maxwell R Bennett and Ian B Hickie
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:45
  33. Sibutramine, used in obesity treatment, has been associated with many neuropsychiatric side effects including hypomanic and manic episodes. Hypomanic/manic episodes related to sibutramine treatment were earlie...

    Authors: Napoleon Waszkiewicz, Beata Zalewska-Szajda, Sławomir Dariusz Szajda, Katarzyna Simonienko, Anna Zalewska, Agata Szulc, Jerzy Robert Ładny and Krzysztof Zwierz
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:43
  34. Infections and immunological processes are likely to be involved in the pathogenesis of Tourette’s syndrome (TS). To determine possible common underlying immunological mechanisms, we focused on innate immunity...

    Authors: Judith Matz, Daniela L Krause, Sandra Dehning, Michael Riedel, Rudolf Gruber, Markus J Schwarz and Norbert Müller
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:29
  35. To analyse the extent and profile of outpatient regular dispensation of antipsychotics, both in combination and monotherapy, in the Barcelona Health Region (Spain), focusing on the use of clozapine and long-ac...

    Authors: Miguel Bernardo, Anna Coma, Cristina Ibáñez, Corinne Zara, Josep Maria Bari and Antoni Serrano-Blanco
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:42
  36. Human beings from time immemorial have eradicated neighbouring tribes, languages, religions, and cultures. In war and crisis, the cumulative exposure to traumatic stress constitutes a predictor of the developm...

    Authors: Roland Weierstall, Inga Schalinski, Anselm Crombach, Tobias Hecker and Thomas Elbert
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:41
  37. Family psychoeducation is a relatively simple and straightforward intervention whose prophylactic effectiveness and cost-effectiveness is well-established for schizophrenia. We have recently demonstrated its e...

    Authors: Shinji Shimodera, Toshi A Furukawa, Yoshio Mino, Kae Shimazu, Atsushi Nishida and Shimpei Inoue
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:40
  38. The aim of the study was to assess levels of somatic and mental health distress, well-being, AS WELL AS utilization of primary and specialist health care services among war-related widowed and non-widowed fema...

    Authors: Nexhmedin Morina and Paul M G Emmelkamp
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:39
  39. Vitamin D deficiency is a re-emerging epidemic, especially in minority populations. Vitamin D is crucial not only for bone health but for proper brain development and functioning. Low levels of vitamin D are a...

    Authors: Barbara L Gracious, Teresa L Finucane, Meriel Friedman-Campbell, Susan Messing and Melissa N Parkhurst
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:38
  40. Causative role of encephalitis in major psychotic features, dyskinesias (particularly orofacial), seizures, and autonomic and respiratory changes has been recently emphasized. These symptoms often occur in you...

    Authors: Ko Tsutsui, Takashi Kanbayashi, Keiko Tanaka, Shuken Boku, Wakako Ito, Jun Tokunaga, Akane Mori, Yasuo Hishikawa, Tetsuo Shimizu and Seiji Nishino
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:37

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