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  1. To date, very few nationwide studies addressing the way in which mental health services are addressing the current pandemics have been published. The present paper reports data obtained from a survey relating ...

    Authors: Bernardo Carpiniello, Massimo Tusconi, Enrico Zanalda, Guido Di Sciascio and Massimo Di Giannantonio

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:593

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  2. The time between discharge from hospital and transition to community and home is a critical period for health status among patients with a mental illness, including patients with schizophrenia. This study aime...

    Authors: Anantree Smithnaraseth, Acharaporn Seeherunwong, Rungnapa Panitrat and Mathuros Tipayamongkholgul

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:592

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  3. Societies strive for fast-delivered, evidence-based and need-oriented depression treatment within budget constraints. To explore potential improvements, selective contracts can be implemented. Here, we evaluat...

    Authors: Alexander Engels, Hans-Helmut König, Julia Luise Magaard, Martin Härter, Sabine Hawighorst-Knapstein, Ariane Chaudhuri and Christian Brettschneider

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:591

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  4. The goal of this study was to investigate treatment outcome and related intervention processes of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy versus health qigong-based cognitive therapy versus waitlist control among ...

    Authors: Sunny H. W. Chan, Wendy W. K. Chan, June Y. W. Chao and Phyllis K. L. Chan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:590

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  5. Despite a high burden of mental health problems among refugees, there is limited knowledge about effective mental health care provision for this group. Although substantial efforts in understanding the complex...

    Authors: Baye Berihun Asfaw, Claudia Beiersmann, Verena Keck, Christoph Nikendei, Janine Benson-Martin, Inken Schütt and Julia Lohmann

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:588

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  6. Electroencephalography (EEG) frontal alpha asymmetry (FAA) has been observed in several psychiatric disorders. Dominance in left or right frontal alpha activity remains inconsistent in patients with major depr...

    Authors: Kuk-In Jang, Chany Lee, Sangmin Lee, Seung Huh and Jeong-Ho Chae

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:586

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a considerable public health concern. In spite of evidence-based treatments for MDD, many patients do not improve and relapse is common. Therefore, improving treatment outcom...

    Authors: Michèle Schmitter, Jan Spijker, Filip Smit, Indira Tendolkar, Anne-Marie Derksen, Peter Oostelbos, Ben F. M. Wijnen, Tessa J. van Doesum, Jasper A. J. Smits and Janna N. Vrijsen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:585

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cardio-metabolic risk in schizophrenia patients treated by atypical antipsychotic drugs compared with that in those treated without atypical antipsychotic drugs using ...

    Authors: Ichiro Kusumi, Sachie Inoue, Kenji Baba, Tadashi Nosaka and Toshihisa Anzai

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:584

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Various parent training interventions have been shown to have some effect on the symptoms of children with autism. We carried out a systematic review and meta-analyses to assess effectiveness of parental train...

    Authors: Shoumitro (Shoumi) Deb, Ameeta Retzer, Meera Roy, Rupali Acharya, Bharati Limbu and Ashok Roy

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:583

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  10. A diagnosis of bipolar II disorder requires that the symptoms cannot be better explained by a medical condition. Epilepsy is in some cases associated with an affective syndrome mimicking an unstable bipolar II...

    Authors: O. K. Drange, S. G. Sæther, P. I. Finseth, G. Morken, A. E. Vaaler, V. Arntsen, O. Henning, O. A. Andreassen, T. Elvsåshagen, U. F. Malt and E. Bøen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:582

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  11. The use of atypical antipsychotics which currently form the primary choice pharmacotherapy for several mental health conditions have been linked to cardiovascular and metabolic side effects. This systematic re...

    Authors: Ruba Azfr Ali, Zahraa Jalal and Vibhu Paudyal

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:581

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Despite the increased attention given to improvement of mental health-related knowledge and attitudes, rates of help-seeking for mental illness remain low even in countries with well-developed mental health se...

    Authors: Elena A. Manescu, Emily J. Robinson and Claire Henderson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:579

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  13. International immigration to Japan, where homogeneous ethnicity is a population characteristic, has been growing. Although immigration is recognised as a risk factor for multiple mental-health related issues, ...

    Authors: Youji Takubo, Takahiro Nemoto, Momoko Iwai, Minako Kashima, Eriko Yamaguchi, Akiko Maruyama, Sachio Miura, Hisaaki Saito, Naohisa Tsujino and Masafumi Mizuno

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:569

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  14. There is little data on the long-term neurocognitive and educational outcomes among school-aged survivors of neonatal jaundice (NNJ) and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) in Africa.

    Authors: Dorcas N. Magai, Hans M. Koot, Paul Mwangi, Esther Chongwo, Charles R. Newton and Amina Abubakar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:578

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  15. Khat chewing practice is rapidly expanding worldwide and currently, an estimated over 10 million people chew khat daily. The transtheoretical model explains how behavior change occurs across the stages of chan...

    Authors: Asmamaw Adugna, Telake Azale and Simegnew Handebo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:577

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  16. In recent years there has been a progressive rise in the number of asylum seekers and refugees displaced from their country of origin, with significant social, economic, public health and mental health implica...

    Authors: Michela Nosè, Lorenzo Tarsitani, Federico Tedeschi, Claudia Lotito, Paola Massetti, Marianna Purgato, Valentina Roselli, Liliana Todini, Giulia Turrini and Corrado Barbui

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:576

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  17. Psychiatric patients who live in psychiatric residential care homes may often feel a loss of autonomy, decision making, and participation in social activities. They usually have few or no visitors and also do ...

    Authors: Mohammad Sahebalzamani, Omid Rezaei and Ladan Fattah Moghadam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:575

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  18. Low levels of the soluble tumour necrosis factor-like weak inducer of apoptosis (sTWEAK) and depression are linked to cardiovascular disease. Galectin-3, inadequate glycemic control and low high-density lipopr...

    Authors: Eva O. Melin, Jonatan Dereke and Magnus Hillman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:574

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  19. To explore the mutual relationship between multimorbidity, mental illness and frailty, we have set-up the Multimorbidity and Mental health Cohort Study in FRAILty and Aging (MiMiCS-FRAIL) cohort. At the popula...

    Authors: Ivan Aprahamian, Ronei Luciano Mamoni, Nilva Karla Cervigne, Taize Machado Augusto, Carla Vasconcelos Romanini, Marina Petrella, Daniele Lima da Costa, Natalia Almeida Lima, Marcus K. Borges and Richard C. Oude Voshaar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:573

    Content type: Study protocol

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  20. Whereas suicide remains in the top 12 leading causes of death among young people aged 10–24 in sub-Saharan Africa, little is known about suicidal behaviours among adolescents in Liberia. We aimed to estimate t...

    Authors: Emmanuel Nii-Boye Quarshie, Henry K. Onyeaka and Kwaku Oppong Asante

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:572

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  21. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) often presages the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Accurate and early identification of cognitive impairment will substantially reduce the burden on the family and alle...

    Authors: Szabolcs Garbóczy, Éva Magócs, Gergő József Szőllősi, Szilvia Harsányi, Anikó Égerházi and László Róbert Kolozsvári

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:571

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  22. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that causes impairment in daily activities. This study aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) as ad...

    Authors: Sadegh Yoosefee, Man Amanat, Mona Salehi, Seyed Vahid Mousavi, Jamshid Behzadmanesh, Victoria Safary, Ali Yoonesi and Bahman Salehi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:570

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  23. Clozapine is an atypical antipsychotic proven to be superior in the treatment of treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Myocarditis is a rare, but well-known complication of treatment with clozapine. Only few case...

    Authors: M. Z. van der Horst, F. van Houwelingen and J. J. Luykx

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:568

    Content type: Case report

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  24. This prospective, cross-sectional, observational study examined associations between sense of coherence (SOC), mental well-being, and perceived preoperative hospital and surgery related stress of surgical pati...

    Authors: Henning Krampe, Ute Goerling, Claudia D. Spies, Sina K. Gerhards, Sören Enge, Anna-Lena Salz, Léonie F. Kerper and Tatjana Schnell

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:567

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  25. Loneliness is associated with negative outcomes, including increased mortality and is common among people with mental health problems. This qualitative study, which was carried out as part of a feasibility tri...

    Authors: Johanna Frerichs, Jo Billings, Nick Barber, Anjie Chhapia, Beverley Chipp, Prisha Shah, Anna Shorten, Theodora Stefanidou, Sonia Johnson, Brynmor Lloyd Evans and Vanessa Pinfold

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:565

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  26. Migrant adolescents are at a higher risk than their native-born counterparts of psychiatric disorders, and their care is a public health issue. In France, transcultural psychotherapy is a treatment provided by...

    Authors: Léa Grau, Emilie Carretier, Marie-Rose Moro, Anne Revah-Levy, Jordan Sibeoni and Jonathan Lachal

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:564

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  27. Autoenucleation is a rare form of self-mutilation typically associated with psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, substance-induced psychosis and bipolar disorder. The act is usually unilateral, althoug...

    Authors: Natalia Chechko, Eva Stormanns, Klaus Podoll, Susanne Stickel and Irene Neuner

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:563

    Content type: Case report

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  28. The reluctance of young adults to seek mental health treatment has been attributed to poor mental health literacy, stigma, preference for self-reliance and concerns about confidentiality. The purpose of this s...

    Authors: Shazana Shahwan, Jue Hua Lau, Chong Min Janrius Goh, Wei Jie Ong, Gregory Tee Hng Tan, Kian Woon Kwok, Ellaisha Samari, Ying Ying Lee, Wen Lin Teh, Vanessa Seet, Sherilyn Chang, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:562

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  29. It is unclear whether the administration of antipsychotics to children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is acceptable, equitable, and feasible.

    Authors: Gian Loreto D’Alò, Franco De Crescenzo, Laura Amato, Fabio Cruciani, Marina Davoli, Francesca Fulceri, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Gian Paolo Morgano, Franco Nardocci, Rosella Saulle, Holger Jens Schünemann and Maria Luisa Scattoni

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:561

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  30. Despite increasing awareness of high rates of physical illness and poor lifestyle behaviours among patients with a history of repeated deliberate self-harm (DSH), there is little research on specific lifestyle...

    Authors: Elizabeth Berg, Kay Wilhelm and Tonelle Handley

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:560

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  31. While considerable progress has been made in exploring the psychological, the neural, and the neurochemical dimensions of OCD separately, their interplay is still an open question, especially their changes dur...

    Authors: Kathrin Viol, Günter Schiepek, Martin Kronbichler, Arnulf Hartl, Carina Grafetstätter, Peter Strasser, Anna Kastinger, Helmut Schöller, Eva-Maria Reiter, Sarah Said-Yürekli, Lisa Kronbichler, Brigitte Kravanja-Spannberger, Barbara Stöger-Schmidinger, Marc-Thorsten Hütt, Wolfgang Aichhorn and Benjamin Aas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:559

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  32. The pre-melancholic model described by Tellenbach may provide a common model for understanding the psychological implications of the lockdown. In this case report, we describe a rare catatonic status as a psyc...

    Authors: Giuseppe Sarli, Lorenzo Polidori, David Lester and Maurizio Pompili

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:558

    Content type: Case report

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  33. The 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a public health emergency of international concern. To date, there are limited studies that have investigated the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on mental health among f...

    Authors: Peiqin Liang, Yiding Wang, Si Shi, Yan Liu and Ribo Xiong

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:557

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Moral injury among physicians and other health professionals has attracted attention in the mainstream literature, this study aim to assess the psychometric properties of the 10-item Moral Injury Symptoms Scal...

    Authors: Wang Zhizhong, Harold G. Koenig, Tong Yan, Wen Jing, Sui Mu, Liu Hongyu and Liu Guangtian

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:556

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  35. Several evidence-based practice guidelines have been developed to better treat bipolar disorder. However, the articles cited in these guidelines were not sufficiently based on real-world clinical practice.

    Authors: Keita Tokumitsu, Norio Yasui-Furukori, Naoto Adachi, Yukihisa Kubota, Yoichiro Watanabe, Kazuhira Miki, Takaharu Azekawa, Koji Edagawa, Eiichi Katsumoto, Seiji Hongo, Eiichiro Goto, Hitoshi Ueda, Masaki Kato, Reiji Yoshimura, Atsuo Nakagawa, Toshiaki Kikuchi…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:555

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  36. The jumping to conclusions bias (JTC) is considered to be an important causal factor in theoretical models for the formation and maintenance of delusions. However, recent meta-analytic findings show a rather e...

    Authors: Nico Pytlik, Daniel Soll, Klaus Hesse, Steffen Moritz, Andreas Bechdolf, Jutta Herrlich, Tilo Kircher, Stefan Klingberg, Martin W. Landsberg, Bernhard W. Müller, Georg Wiedemann, Andreas Wittorf, Wolfgang Wölwer, Michael Wagner and Stephanie Mehl

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:554

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  37. Previous evidence indicates significant associations between depressive disorders and alcohol use disorder (AUD) and their strong links with social conditions. This study aims to investigate the association be...

    Authors: Sawitri Assanangkornchai, Jiraluck Nontarak, Wichai Aekplakorn, Suwat Chariyalertsak, Pattapong Kessomboon and Surasak Taneepanichskul

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:553

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  38. Switching to aripiprazole from other antipsychotics can avoid antipsychotic-induced hyperprolactinemia but may result in an abnormally low prolactin level. This study aimed to assess whether the aripiprazole-i...

    Authors: Ya-Wen Jen, Tzung-Jeng Hwang, Hung-Yu Chan, Ming H. Hsieh, Chen-Chung Liu, Chih-Min Liu, Hai-Gwo Hwu, Ching-Hua Kuo, Yi-Ting Lin, Yi-Ling Chien and Wei J. Chen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:552

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  39. Over the past decade, antidepressant prescriptions have increased in European countries and the United States, partly due to an increase in the number of new cases of mental illness. This paper demonstrates an...

    Authors: Mark Cherrie, Sarah Curtis, Gergő Baranyi, Stuart McTaggart, Niall Cunningham, Kirsty Licence, Chris Dibben, Clare Bambra and Jamie Pearce

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:551

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  40. Although adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder has recently gained increased attention, few reports on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in the pre-elderly or elderly have been published. Here,...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Sasaki, Tadashi Jono, Ryuji Fukuhara, Seiji Yuki, Tomohisa Ishikawa, Shuken Boku and Minoru Takebayashi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:550

    Content type: Case report

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  41. Depressive disorders in University students have risen dramatically in the past few decades to the extent that students’ mental health has become a current global public health priority. Obtaining information ...

    Authors: Mami Ishida, Ilaria Montagni, Keiichi Matsuzaki, Tomonari Shimamoto, Tanguy Cariou, Takashi Kawamura, Christophe Tzourio and Taku Iwami

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:549

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  42. Although the clinical efficacy and safety of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in the treatment of chronic tinnitus have been frequently examined, the results remain contradictory. Therefore,...

    Authors: Zhengrong Liang, Haidi Yang, Gui Cheng, Lingfei Huang, Tao Zhang and Haiying Jia

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:547

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  43. Although there is consensus, in psychiatry, over the inclusion of religious and spiritual aspects when evaluating and treating the patient, investigation of these dimensions is rare. There is evidence as to th...

    Authors: Maria Cecilia Menegatti-Chequini, Alexandre A. Loch, Frederico C. Leão, Mario F. P. Peres and Homero Vallada

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:546

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  44. With an estimated > 800,000 suicide-related deaths and potentially several attempts for each death in the world. The purpose of this study was to determine the epidemiological characteristics of self-poisoning...

    Authors: Boshen Wang, Lei Han, Jinbo Wen, Juan Zhang and Baoli Zhu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:545

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  45. Natural disasters are unpredictable and uncontrollable events that usually induce significant level of stress and social disruption in afflicted individuals. The consequences are formidable, affecting lifetime...

    Authors: Muhammad Arshad, Muhammad Kashif Mughal, Rebecca Giallo and Dawn Kingston

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:543

    Content type: Research article

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