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

    Authors: Getaneh Tesfaye, Demeke Demlew, Meseret G/tsadik, Fikreselam Habte, Gebeyaw Molla, Yohannes Kifle and Gebreslassie Gebreegziabhier

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:493

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:337

  2. Cognitive tests currently used in healthcare and research settings do not account for bias in performance that arises due to cultural context. At present there are no universally accepted steps or minimum crit...

    Authors: Waquas Waheed, Nadine Mirza, Muhammed Wali Waheed, Abid Malik and Maria Panagioti

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:492

    Content type: Research article

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  3. COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented health and economic impact. Psychological stress, anxiety and depression are affecting not only COVID-19 patients but also health professionals, and general populati...

    Authors: Dhan Bahadur Shrestha, Bikash Bikram Thapa, Nagendra Katuwal, Bikal Shrestha, Chiranjibi Pant, Bina Basnet, Pankaj Mandal, Amol Gurung, Ankita Agrawal and Ramhari Rouniyar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:491

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  4. A number of studies have explored the association between depression and ghrelin, leptin, and cortisol; further, postprandial C-peptide levels have a therapeutic effect on type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Howe...

    Authors: Yu Ming Sang, Li Jun Wang, Hong Xian Mao, Xue Yong Lou, Yi Jun Zhu and Yue Hua Zhu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:490

    Content type: Research article

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  5. COVID-19 infection is a new disease that infects a large number of people, killing a ratio of whom every day in the world. Healthcare staff, especially nurses, experience a great deal of psychological distress...

    Authors: Nasrin Galehdar, Aziz Kamran, Tahereh Toulabi and Heshmatolah Heydari

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:489

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Bipolar disorder (BPD) is a common mood disorder that is often goes misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. Recently, machine learning techniques have been combined with neuroimaging methods to aid in the diagnosis of BP...

    Authors: Hao Li, Liqian Cui, Liping Cao, Yizhi Zhang, Yueheng Liu, Wenhao Deng and Wenjin Zhou

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:488

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training teaches community members how to provide initial support to someone with a mental health problem. Key gaps in the evidence base supporting the training are the longevity...

    Authors: Amy J. Morgan, Julie-Anne A. Fischer, Laura M. Hart, Claire M. Kelly, Betty A. Kitchener, Nicola J. Reavley, Marie B. H. Yap and Anthony F. Jorm

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:487

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Psychiatric disorders and ocular neurovascular diseases may share a similar pathophysiological route of vascular structures or neurological changes. The aim of this study is to investigate the association betw...

    Authors: Chun-Hao Liu, Eugene Yu-Chuan Kang, Yu-Hsiang Lin, Wei-Chi Wu, Zhuo-Hao Liu, Chang-Fu Kuo, Chi-Chun Lai and Yih-Shiou Hwang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:486

    Content type: Research article

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  9. To assess the safety and efficacy of long-term administration of guanfacine extended-release (GXR) in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

    Authors: Akira Iwanami, Kazuhiko Saito, Masakazu Fujiwara, Daiki Okutsu and Hironobu Ichikawa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:485

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:596

  10. The 7-item Gaming Addiction Scale (GAS) has been used as a screening tool for addictive game use worldwide, and this study aimed to examine its psychometric properties and measurement invariance among college ...

    Authors: Yujie Liu, Qian Wang, Min Jou, Baohong Wang, Yang An and Zifan Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:484

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Global 12-month psychosis prevalence is estimated at roughly 0.4%, although prevalence of antipsychotic use in the U.S. is estimated at roughly 1.7%. Antipsychotics are frequently prescribed for off label uses...

    Authors: Jeff A. Dennis, Lisaann S. Gittner, J. Drew Payne and Kenneth Nugent

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:483

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Isolated REM sleep without atonia (RSWA) as a main polysomnograhic feature of REM sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) is thought to be a prodromal or subclinical state of the disease. RSWA/RBD occurence in psychiat...

    Authors: Jitka Bušková, Eva Miletínová, Monika Kliková, Martin Bareš, Tomáš Novák, Jiřina Kosová, Pavla Stopková and Jana Kopřivová

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:482

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Depression affects approximately 7.1% of the United States population every year and has an annual economic burden of over $210 billion dollars. Several recent studies have sought to investigate the pathophysi...

    Authors: Avery D. Franzen, Tukiet T. Lam, Kenneth R. Williams, Angus C. Nairn, Ronald S. Duman, Monica Sathyanesan, Vikas Kumar, Linda L. Carpenter and Samuel S. Newton

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:481

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  14. The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) is one of the most commonly used instruments to assess mental disorders. However, research on its cross-cultural measurement invariance is not yet sufficient. This study ...

    Authors: Yan Zhou, Jing Xu and Winfried Rief

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:480

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The high place phenomenon, that is, a sudden urge to jump when in a high place, is an experience known to many people, that has rarely been studied. The present study aimed to assess the prevalence of the high...

    Authors: Tobias Teismann, Julia Brailovskaia, Svenja Schaumburg and André Wannemüller

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:478

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) have a high suicide risk. Some evidence suggests that uric acid (UA) may be involved in the pathophysiology of MDD. The purpose of this study was to evaluate wh...

    Authors: Jing-Xu Chen, Jun-Hui Feng, Li-Gang Zhang, Yan Liu, Fu-De Yang, Shao-Li Wang, Yun-Long Tan and Yun-Ai Su

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:477

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  17. Recent research has highlighted that patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) could experience symptomatic remissions. This led to the production of guidelines concerning the most appropriate care. ...

    Authors: Cécile Cases, Stéphanie Lafont Rapnouil, Adeline Gallini, Christophe Arbus and Juliette Salles

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:476

    Content type: Research article

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  18. To assess the reliability and validity of Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) for patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) and to assess the feasibility of its use in psychiatric hospitals in China.

    Authors: Yue Sun, Zhaoyan Fu, Qijing Bo, Zhen Mao, Xin Ma and Chuanyue Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:474

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Delayed Post Hypoxic Leukoencephalopathy (DPHL) is a syndrome that occurs after hypoxia, and can present with a variety of neuropsychiatric symptoms, including catatonia and paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivit...

    Authors: Dallas Wolfgang Hamlin, Nuzhat Hussain and Aum Pathare

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:473

    Content type: Case report

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  20. Since the 1990s, families from the ecologically hostile mountainous southern areas of Ningxia Province, China, have been migrating to the northern areas of the province. This study compared the prevalence of b...

    Authors: Jian-Qun Fang, Yan-rong Wang, Yun-Yun Du, Guo-Li Yan, Fu-Li Ma, Yan-Qiu Liu, Wen-Xi Sun, Shi-Qi Chen, Li-Ping Feng, Jia Wei, Hao Liu, Jing Hu and Zhao-Xia Zhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:472

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Depressive illness is associated with significant adverse consequences for patients and their families, and for society. Clinical challenges are encountered in the management of patients suffering from depress...

    Authors: Allan H. Young, Mario F. Juruena, Renske De Zwaef and Koen Demyttenaere

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:471

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. Some aggressive acts committed by individuals with psychotic spectrum disorders (PSD) are understandable in the context of interpersonal conflict or goal attainment, yet others are unpredictable, arising from ...

    Authors: Anette GM Johansson, Malin Källman, Lennart Högman, Marianne Kristiansson, Håkan Fischer and Sven Bölte

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:470

    Content type: Research article

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  23. A new inpatient care model has been developed in the Netherlands: High and Intensive Care (HIC). The purpose of HIC is to improve quality of inpatient mental healthcare and to reduce coercion.

    Authors: A. L. Van Melle, E. O. Noorthoorn, G. A. M. Widdershoven, C. L. Mulder and Y. Voskes

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:469

    Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: Emily C. Baron, Sujit D. Rathod, Charlotte Hanlon, Martin Prince, Abebaw Fedaku, Fred Kigozi, Mark Jordans, Nagendra P. Luitel, Girmay Medhin, Vaibhav Murhar, Juliet Nakku, Vikram Patel, Inge Petersen, One Selohilwe, Rahul Shidhaye, Joshua Ssebunnya…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:467

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:61

  25. Orphans and vulnerable adolescents (OVAs) living in child care homes (CCHs) are vulnerable to depressive symptoms due to a poor environment and a lack of receiving good care and love from their parents. This s...

    Authors: Kumari Bandana Bhatt, Tawatchai Apidechkul, Peeradone Srichan and Navin Bhatt

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:466

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The Obsessive Compulsive Drug Use Scale (OCDUS) measures the overall craving level within a period from a multidimensional perspective. However, no studies have addressed the validity of the new OCDUS factor s...

    Authors: Hengfen Gong, Yingying Zhang, Qihuan Ren, Zhirong Zhou, Huijing Zhou, Xirong Sun, Chencheng Zhang, Valerie Voon, Min Zhao and Shunying Yu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:465

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  27. Motivational negative symptoms hinder quality of life and daily functioning of individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. A recently developed intervention, Switch, has shown promising effects on negat...

    Authors: Bénédicte Thonon, Evelyne Van Aubel, Ginette Lafit, Clara Della Libera and Frank Larøi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:464

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Major depression (MDD) and social anxiety (SAD) disorders are debilitating psychiatric conditions characterized by disturbed interpersonal relationships. Despite these impairments in social relationships, rese...

    Authors: Gheysar Maleki, Abbas Zabihzadeh, Mara J. Richman, Zsolt Demetrovics and Fatemeh Mohammadnejad

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:463

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Major depression is believed to affect treatment adherence and overall quality of life (QoL) of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Comorbid major depression contributes to a two-fold higher risk of mortality...

    Authors: Biksegn Asrat, Crick Lund, Fentie Ambaw, Emily Claire Garman and Marguerite Schneider

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:462

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  30. With deteriorating eyesight, people often become dependent on others for many aspects of their daily lives. As a result, they feel less ‘in control’ and experience lower self-esteem. Lower sense of mastery and...

    Authors: I. M. Maaswinkel, H. P. A. van der Aa, G. H. M. B. van Rens, A. T. F. Beekman, J. W. R. Twisk and R. M. A. van Nispen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:461

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  31. High prevalence and strong relationships among suicidal ideation, Internet gaming disorder (IGD), insomnia, and depression have been reported for adolescents worldwide, but the mechanism underlying these psych...

    Authors: Yuelin Yu, Xue Yang, Suping Wang, Huwen Wang, Ruijie Chang, Lhakpa Tsamlag, Shuxian Zhang, Chen Xu, Xiaoyue Yu, Yong Cai and Joseph T. F. Lau

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:460

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  32. COVID-19 is a global pandemic and has become a major public health burden worldwide. With already fragile healthcare systems it can have long lasting effects in developing countries. Outbreaks especially a pan...

    Authors: Faridah Amin, Salman Sharif, Rabeeya Saeed, Noureen Durrani and Daniyal Jilani

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:459

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Promoting well-being and preventing poor mental health in young people is a major global priority. Building emotional competence (EC) skills via a mobile app may be an effective, scalable and acceptable way to...

    Authors: A. Newbold, F. C. Warren, R. S. Taylor, C. Hulme, S. Burnett, B. Aas, C. Botella, F. Burkhardt, T. Ehring, J. R. J. Fontaine, M. Frost, A. Garcia-Palacios, E. Greimel, C. Hoessle, A. Hovasapian, VEI Huyghe…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:458

    Content type: Study protocol

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  34. Recurrent and impairing functional somatic syndromes (FSS) are common in adolescents. Despite a high need for care, empirically supported treatments are lacking for youth. The aim of this uncontrolled pilot st...

    Authors: Karen Hansen Kallesøe, Andreas Schröder, Rikard K. Wicksell, Tua Preuss, Jens Søndergaard Jensen and Charlotte Ulrikka Rask

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:457

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  35. Lived experience research is conducted by people who have experience of mental health issues and is therefore better placed than more traditional research to illuminate participants’ experiences. Findings that...

    Authors: Anne Honey, Katherine M. Boydell, Francesca Coniglio, Trang Thuy Do, Leonie Dunn, Katherine Gill, Helen Glover, Monique Hines, Justin Newton Scanlan and Barbara Tooth

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:456

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  36. Many patients with bipolar II disorder (BPII) prefer to be more informed and involved in their treatment decision-making than they currently are. Limited knowledge and involvement in one’s treatment is also li...

    Authors: Alana Fisher, Rachael Keast, Daniel Costa, Louise Sharpe, Vijaya Manicavasagar, Josephine Anderson and Ilona Juraskova

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:447

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  37. Sleep is vital for maintaining individual’s physical and mental health. Prior studies have reported close relationships between sleep duration and chronic diseases. However, in China, the prevalence of aberran...

    Authors: Xie Chen, Shi-Bin Wang, Xue-Li Li, Zhuo-Hui Huang, Wen-Yan Tan, Hai-Cheng Lin, Cai-Lan Hou and Fu-Jun Jia

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:455

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Suicide is a significant public health concern in China and there is a need for evidence-based suicide prevention programs to assist people in the community who may be in a position to support those in their s...

    Authors: Shurong Lu, Wenjing Li, Brian Oldenburg, Yan Wang, Anthony F. Jorm, Yanling He and Nicola J. Reavley

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:454

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Major depressive episode (MDE) is worldwide one of the most prevalent and disabling mental health conditions. In cases of persistent non-response to treatment, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a safe and eff...

    Authors: Nele Van de Velde, Mitchel Kappen, Ernst H. W. Koster, Kristof Hoorelbeke, Hannelore Tandt, Pieter Verslype, Chris Baeken, Rudi De Raedt, Gilbert Lemmens and Marie-Anne Vanderhasselt

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:453

    Content type: Study protocol

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  40. Improving the psychotherapies for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is dependent on a deeper understanding of the relations between GAD and its associated cognitive factors. In the present study, we investiga...

    Authors: Lei Ren, Zhou Yang, Yidi Wang, Long-Biao Cui, Yinchuan Jin, Zhujing Ma, Qintao Zhang, Zhongying Wu, Hua-Ning Wang and Qun Yang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:452

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Integration of mental health services into primary healthcare is proliferating in low-resource countries. We aimed to evaluate the impact of different compositions of primary care mental health services for de...

    Authors: M. J. D. Jordans, E. C. Garman, N. P. Luitel, B. A. Kohrt, C. Lund, V. Patel and M. Tomlinson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:451

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  42. With the increasing diversity of the German population, it is important to test the psychometric validity and reliability of the German version Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10) specifically between German nativ...

    Authors: Christina Diane Bastianon, Eva M. Klein, Ana Nanette Tibubos, Elmar Brähler, Manfred E. Beutel and Katja Petrowski

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:450

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  43. There is a dearth of research into mental disorders amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (herein First Australians) and especially into eating disorders. In order to understand the healthcare ...

    Authors: Adam Burt, Haider Mannan, Stephen Touyz and Phillipa Hay

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:449

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  44. Many university students experience depression and anxiety, both of which have been shown to affect cognitive function. However, the impact of these emotional difficulties on academic performance is unclear. T...

    Authors: Suheir Awadalla, E. Bethan Davies and Cris Glazebrook

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:448

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  45. Although depression is highly prevalent among cancer patients, it is often underdiagnosed and poorly managed particularly in developing nations. These shortcomings can have substantial adverse effects not only...

    Authors: Mikyas Degefa, Benyam Dubale, Fikirte Bayouh, Biniyam Ayele and Yared Zewde

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:446

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Clinical evidence is required about the long-term efficacy and safety of melatonin treatment for sleep problems in children with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) who underwent adequate sleep hygiene interve...

    Authors: Kotaro Yuge, Shinichiro Nagamitsu, Yuko Ishikawa, Izumi Hamada, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Hideyuki Sugioka, Osamu Yotsuya, Kazuo Mishima, Masaharu Hayashi and Yushiro Yamashita

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:445

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  47. Depression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in people living with HIV (PLHIV). Depression has a negative impact on both mental and physical health and is mainly associated with suboptimal HIV tr...

    Authors: Charlotte Bernard, Hélène Font, Zélica Diallo, Richard Ahonon, Judicaël Malick Tine, Franklin N’guessan Abouo, Aristophane Tanon, Eugène Messou, Moussa Seydi, François Dabis and Nathalie de Rekeneire

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:442

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  48. Parents are valued stakeholders in research, clinical practice and policy development concerning autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, little is known about what drives and moves parents besides their obvio...

    Authors: Delphine Jacobs, Jean Steyaert, Kris Dierickx and Kristien Hens

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:440

    Content type: Research article

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