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  1. Understanding complex associations between psychopathology and chronic illness is instrumental in facilitating both research and treatment progress. The current study is the first and only network-based study ...

    Authors: Adela-Maria Isvoranu, Edimansyah Abdin, Siow Ann Chong, Janhavi Vaingankar, Denny Borsboom and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:119

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The first years of life are a significant period for child development, when children are particularly sensitive and prone to crises. This early phase lays the foundation for healthy growth. Clinical assessmen...

    Authors: Mona Katharina Sprengeler, Janna Mattheß, Melanie Eckert, Katharina Richter, Gabriele Koch, Thomas Reinhold, Petra Vienhues, Anne Berghöfer, Julia Fricke, Stephanie Roll, Thomas Keil, Christiane Ludwig-Körner, Lars Kuchinke, Kai von Klitzing and Franziska Schlensog-Schuster

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:118

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. Recent attention has focused on the role of rumination in suicidality, with evidence indicating that rumination may be positively related to suicidal ideation. There remains disagreement on the nature of the r...

    Authors: Hao Tang, Tingting Xiong, Jiabo Shi, Yu Chen, Xiaoxue Liu, Siqi Zhang, Huan Wang, Qing Lu and Zhijian Yao

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:117

    Content type: Research article

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  4. There is evidence for the relevance of attachment style and anger expression for the manifestation of social anxiety disorder (SAD).

    Authors: Rupert Conrad, Andreas J. Forstner, Man-Long Chung, Martin Mücke, Franziska Geiser, Johannes Schumacher and Friederike Carnehl

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:116

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) requires therapeutic interventions during the initial month after being diagnosed for better disease outcomes. International guidelines recommend a duration of 4–12 weeks for an...

    Authors: Nervana Elbakary, Sami Ouanes, Sadaf Riaz, Oraib Abdallah, Islam Mahran, Noriya Al-Khuzaei and Yassin Eltorki

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:115

    Content type: Research article

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  6. There is growing evidence for the efficacy of group-based interventions for adults with ADHD. However, there is still a lack of research investigating how clients experience participating in such interventions...

    Authors: Emilie S. Nordby, Sigrid Gilje, Daniel A. Jensen, Lin Sørensen and Signe H. Stige

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:113

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent suppression measures have had health and social implications for billions of individuals. The aim of this paper is to investigate the risk of psychological distress associa...

    Authors: Vincent Lorant, Pierre Smith, Kris Van den Broeck and Pablo Nicaise

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:112

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Population health and well-being in Latin America, the current epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been severely affected during the past semester. Despite the growing evidence about the link between the p...

    Authors: Daniel A. Antiporta, Yuri L. Cutipé, Maria Mendoza, David D. Celentano, Elizabeth A. Stuart and Andrea Bruni

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:111

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Unhealthy behaviours such as physical inactivity, sedentary behaviour and smoking have been found to be more prevalent in people with psychiatric disorders than in the general population, leading to increased ...

    Authors: Vanessa Seet, Edimansyah Abdin, P. V. Asharani, Ying Ying Lee, Kumarasan Roystonn, Peizhi Wang, Fiona Devi, Laxman Cetty, Wen Lin Teh, Swapna Verma, Yee Ming Mok and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:110

    Content type: Research article

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  10. We aimed to examine psychosocial function, suicidality and school dropout in a clinical psychiatric population over a 3-year period from adolescence to young adulthood and explore associations with negative li...

    Authors: Kari Skulstad Gårdvik, Terje Torgersen, Marite Rygg, Stian Lydersen and Marit Sæbø Indredavik

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:109

    Content type: Research article

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  11. After decades of anti-stigma initiatives, the Advancing Research To Eliminate Mental Illness Stigma (ARTEMIS) intervention study is one of the first in Singapore to evaluate the effects of an anti-stigma inter...

    Authors: Chong Min Janrius GOH, Shazana SHAHWAN, Jue Hua LAU, Wei Jie ONG, Gregory Tee Hng TAN, Ellaisha SAMARI, Kian Woon KWOK, Mythily SUBRAMANIAM and Siow Ann CHONG

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:108

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The Personality Inventory for DSM-5 Brief Form (PID-5-BF) is a 25-item measuring tool evaluating maladaptive personality traits for the diagnosis of personality disorders(PDs). As a promising scale, its impres...

    Authors: Panwen Zhang, Zirong Ouyang, Shulin Fang, Jiayue He, Lejia Fan, Xingwei Luo, Jianghua Zhang, Yan Xiong, Fusheng Luo, Xiaosheng Wang, Shuqiao Yao and Xiang Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:107

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Little is known about the influence on outcome of exploration of the patient-therapist relationship (that is, transference work) in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. We hypothesized that depressed adolescents woul...

    Authors: Randi Ulberg, Benjamin Hummelen, Anne Grete Hersoug, Nick Midgley, Per Andreas Høglend and Hanne-Sofie Johnsen Dahl

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:106

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The main focus of the non-pharmacological treatment of Gambling Disorder (GD) is the behaviour, cognition and motivation of the patient, addressing the psychological determinants of gambling. Although there is...

    Authors: Eliana O. Ribeiro, Nuno H. Afonso and Pedro Morgado

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:105

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Rates of smoking among those with serious mental illness (SMI) are two to three times higher than for the general population. Smoking is rarely addressed in mental health settings. Innovative outreach and trea...

    Authors: Andrew M. Busch, Dawn M. Nederhoff, Shira I. Dunsiger, Sandra J. Japuntich, Michelle Chrastek, Melissa Adkins-Hempel, Linda M. Rinehart and Harry Lando

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:104

    Content type: Research article

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  16. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Bangmin Yin, Teng Teng, Lyu Tong, Xuemei Li, Li Fan, Xinyu Zhou and Peng Xie

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:101

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:29

  17. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) figures in 2015, the number of people attempting suicide worldwide per year exceeds 800,000 individuals. The majority of completed suicides (78%) occur in low- ...

    Authors: Maha Zakhour, Chadia Haddad, Hala Sacre, Kassandra Fares, Marwan Akel, Sahar Obeid, Pascale Salameh and Souheil Hallit

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:100

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The COVID-19 pandemic have caused mental and psychological problems on the general population, patients, and related workers. Our study is to determine the impact of mental and psychological symptoms among pop...

    Authors: Chengmin Wang, Weidong Song, Xiaohui Hu, Shaoguang Yan, Xing Zhang, Xunqiang Wang and Wenli Chen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:99

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Quality of life is an important indicator of health and has multiple dimensions. It is adversely affected in patients with trauma history, and psychiatric disorders play an important role therein. Studies in t...

    Authors: Saraswati Dhungana, Rishav Koirala, Saroj Prasad Ojha and Suraj Bahadur Thapa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:98

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Noninvasive brain stimulation techniques like transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) offer potential new approaches to treat stress-related mental health disorders. While the acceptability of tDCS as a...

    Authors: Fenne M. Smits, Guido J. de Kort and Elbert Geuze

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:97

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Use of substances like alcohol, tobacco and khat during pregnancy can bring miscarriage, prematurity, neurodevelopmental problems, sudden infant death syndrome and others. There are limited studies on the magn...

    Authors: Metsihet Tariku Fetene, Kedir Teji, Nega Assefa, Wubet Alebachew Bayih, Genet Tsehaye and Habtamu Shimels Hailemeskel

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:96

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many countries around the world and Iran was no exception. The aim of this study was to evaluate health anxiety of Iranian pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Authors: Najmieh Saadati, Poorandokht Afshari, Hatam Boostani, Maryam Beheshtinasab, Parvin Abedi and Elham Maraghi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:95

    Content type: Research article

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  23. There is evidence suggesting that quarantine might have undesirable psychological impacts on the patients. Therefore, it is important to seek for ways to increase the resilience and alleviate the psychological...

    Authors: Maryam Shaygan, Zahra Yazdani and Adib Valibeygi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:93

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Major depressive disorder has been associated with specific attentional biases in processing emotional facial expressions: heightened attention for negative and decreased attention for positive faces. However,...

    Authors: Charlott Maria Bodenschatz, Felix Czepluch, Anette Kersting and Thomas Suslow

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:92

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, physicians experienced unprecedented levels of burnout. The uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic along with increased workload and difficult medical triage decisions may...

    Authors: Kirsten M. Fiest, Jeanna Parsons Leigh, Karla D. Krewulak, Kara M. Plotnikoff, Laryssa G. Kemp, Joshua Ng-Kamstra and Henry T. Stelfox

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:91

    Content type: Research article

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  26. In sub-Saharan Africa, common mental disorders (CMDs) like depression and anxiety are under-investigated amongst young people living with HIV (YLWH). To address the gap, in Kenya we: a) determined the prevalen...

    Authors: Moses K. Nyongesa, Paul Mwangi, Michael Kinuthia, Amin S. Hassan, Hans M. Koot, Pim Cuijpers, Charles R. J. C. Newton and Amina Abubakar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:90

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Recurrence is a problem for many patients who have episodes of depression. In experimental settings, hyporeactivity in the Electrodermal Orienting Reactivity (EDOR) test has been observed to be more frequent i...

    Authors: Marta Litwińska-Bołtuć, Łukasz Święcicki, Armin Spreco and Toomas Timpka

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:88

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Several fMRI studies found hyperactivity in the hippocampus during pattern separation tasks in patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI; a prodromal stage of Alzheimer’s disease). This was associated with ...

    Authors: Katharina Klink, Urs Jaun, Andrea Federspiel, Marina Wunderlin, Charlotte E. Teunissen, Claus Kiefer, Roland Wiest, Frank Scharnowski, Ronald Sladky, Amelie Haugg, Lydia Hellrung and Jessica Peter

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:87

    Content type: Study protocol

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  29. Cognitive functions represent useful endophenotypes to identify the association between genetic variants and schizophrenia. In this sense, the NR4A2 gene has been implicated in schizophrenia and cognition in diff...

    Authors: Elizabeth Ruiz-Sánchez, Janet Jiménez-Genchi, Yessica M. Alcántara-Flores, Carlos J. Castañeda-González, Carlos L. Aviña-Cervantes, Petra Yescas, María del Socorro González-Valadez, Nancy Martínez-Rodríguez, Antonio Ríos-Ortiz, Martha González-González, María E. López-Navarro and Patricia Rojas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:86

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  30. The process of immigration is associated with poor mental and physical health. While the workplace represents an important context of social integration, previous studies evaluating the effect of discriminatio...

    Authors: Anteo Di Napoli, Alessandra Rossi, Francesca Baralla, Martina Ventura, Rosaria Gatta, Monica Perez, Marco Sarchiapone, Concetta Mirisola and Alessio Petrelli

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:85

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Epidemiological studies of insomnia in the Middle East remain scarce. The present study aimed to estimate the prevalence of insomnia and explore its associations in the general population of Qatar. With almost...

    Authors: Salma Mawfek Khaled, Catalina Petcu, Maryam Ali Al-Thani, Aisha Mohammed H. A. Al-Hamadi, Suhad Daher-Nashif, Monica Zolezzi and Peter Woodruff

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:84

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  32. Bipolar disorder is a common psychiatric disorder with a massive psychological and social burden. Research indicates that treatment adherence is not good in these patients. The families’ knowledge about the di...

    Authors: Nasim Mousavi, Marzieh Norozpour, Zahra Taherifar, Morteza Naserbakht and Amir Shabani

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:83

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  33. Coercion in psychiatry is legally tolerated as a last resort. The reduction of the use of coercion is a shared goal of hospital administrators, medical and nursing staff and representatives of patients and fam...

    Authors: Marie Chieze, Stefan Kaiser, Delphine Courvoisier, Samia Hurst, Othman Sentissi, Jérôme Fredouille and Alexandre Wullschleger

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:82

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Transgender, including gender diverse and non-binary people, henceforth referred to collectively as trans people, are a highly marginalised population with alarming rates of suicidal ideation, attempted suicid...

    Authors: Sav Zwickl, Alex Fang Qi Wong, Eden Dowers, Shalem Yiner-Lee Leemaqz, Ingrid Bretherton, Teddy Cook, Jeffrey D. Zajac, Paul S. F. Yip and Ada S. Cheung

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:81

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has affected more than 5 million people around the world and killed more than 300,000 people; thus, it has become a global public health emergency. Our objective was to inve...

    Authors: Yaru Chen, Xin Huang, Chengyuan Zhang, Yuanyuan An, Yiming Liang, Yufang Yang and Zhengkui Liu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:80

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Previous studies have revealed that single physical chronic condition was associated with suicidal ideation/plans, but few studies have examined the relationship between multimorbidity and suicidal ideation/pl...

    Authors: Zhengyue Jing, Jie Li, Pei Pei Fu, Yi Wang, Yemin Yuan, Dan Zhao, Wenting Hao, Caiting Yu and Chengchao Zhou

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:78

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Studies in the literature have relied on a single instrument to assess stress levels and sources among nursing students in Jordan and in other Arab countries. Thus, there is a need to develop Arabic versions o...

    Authors: Dina Masha’al, Audai A. Hayajneh and Loai Issa Tawalbeh

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:77

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  38. Neutropenia, a decrease in total number of neutrophils below 1500/mm3 and particularly severe neutropenia, defined as neutrophils less than 500/mm3, is a potential adverse effect of antipsychotic medications that...

    Authors: Natalie Martos, William Hall, Alicia Marhefka, Thomas W. Sedlak and Frederick C. Nucifora Jr

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:76

    Content type: Case report

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  39. The frequency of trauma and different types of violence exposure in urban areas and their effects on the mental health of adolescents in developing countries are poorly investigated. Most information about tra...

    Authors: Joviana Quintes Avanci, Fernanda Serpeloni, Thiago Pires de Oliveira and Simone Gonçalves de Assis

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:75

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Community behavioral health clinicians, supervisors, and administrators play an essential role in implementing new psychosocial evidence-based practices (EBP) for patients receiving psychiatric care; however, ...

    Authors: Nathaniel J. Williams, Molly Candon, Rebecca E. Stewart, Y. Vivian Byeon, Meenakshi Bewtra, Alison M. Buttenheim, Kelly Zentgraf, Carrie Comeau, Sonsunmolu Shoyinka and Rinad S. Beidas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:74

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Point of Care Testing (POCT) is being increasingly used to augment the delivery of physical health care in a variety of settings, but their use in mental health has been limited. Research into understanding th...

    Authors: Joseph Butler, Simone de Cassan, Phil Turner, Belinda Lennox, Gail Hayward and Margaret Glogowska

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:73

    Content type: Research article

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  42. ADHD is neurodevelopmental disorder which persists into adulthood. Presently, therapeutic approaches are mainly pharmacological and psychological whilst the role, scope and approaches of occupational therapist...

    Authors: Marios Adamou, Philip Asherson, Muhammad Arif, Louise Buckenham, Sally Cubbin, Karina Dancza, Kirstie Gorman, Gísli Gudjonsson, Sharon Gutman, James Kustow, Kerry Mabbott, Teresa May-Benson, Ulrich Muller-Sedgwick, Emma Pell, Mark Pitts, Suzanne Rastrick…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:72

    Content type: Review

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  43. Target-controlled infusion (TCI) of propofol is a well-established method of procedural sedation and has been used in Japan for anesthesia during electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). However, the usefulness of the...

    Authors: Meng-Ling Hsieh, Yen-Ting Lu, Chih-Chung Lin and Chin-Pang Lee

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:71

    Content type: Research article

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  44. This study aimed to investigate the influence of CYP2D6 polymorphisms on risperidone plasma concentrations in patients with schizophrenia. Based on pharmacogenomics, we examined whether plasma concentration of ri...

    Authors: Jinjun Lu, Ye Yang, Jian Lu, Zuqing Wang, Yiping He, Yeliang Yan, Kai Fu, Wenjuan Jiang, Yunqing Xu, Renrong Wu, Wenqing Liu and Jingping Zhao

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:70

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Seasonal migrant farmworkers in Ethiopia are a vulnerable segment of the population facing numerous threats to their mental health. This research aimed to determine the magnitude of common mental disorders (CM...

    Authors: Kassahun Alemu Gelaye, Malede Mequanent Sisay, Temesgen Yihunie Akalu, Destaw Fetene Teshome, Haileab Fekadu Wolde, Getu Debalkie Demissie, Sintayehu Daba Wami, Telake Azale and Tadesse Awoke Ayele

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:69

    Content type: Research article

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