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  1. Loneliness is a frequently reported problem for young people aged 16 to 24 years old. A variety of interventions have been developed (but in most cases not extensively evaluated) to try and tackle loneliness i...

    Authors: Sharon Eager, Sonia Johnson, Alexandra Pitman, Manuela Uribe, Pamela Qualter and Eiluned Pearce
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:308
  2. According to recent research, the Internet and social media are shaping and changing how we die and mourn. However, the use of social media after bereavement by suicide remains poorly understood. Thus, emergin...

    Authors: Edouard Leaune, Héloïse Rouzé, Laurène Lestienne, Kushtrim Bislimi, Margot Morgiève, Benoit Chalancon, Pauline Lau-Taï, Guillaume Vaiva, Pierre Grandgenèvre, Julie Haesebaert and Emmanuel Poulet
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:306
  3. Previous studies have reported associations between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and several mental disorders. However, further research is required to determine whether these associations are causal. Therefo...

    Authors: Heming Liu, Xuemei Wang, Hu Feng, Shengze Zhou, Jinhua Pan, Changping Ouyang and Xiaobin Hu
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:304
  4. The devastating health, economic, and social consequences of COVID-19 may harm the already vulnerable groups, particularly people with severe psychiatric disorders (SPDs). The present study was conducted to in...

    Authors: Mohammadrasoul Khalkhali, Parsa Zarvandi, Mehrshad Mohammadpour, Seyed Mohsen Kheirkhah Alavi, Parnian Khalkhali and Hassan Farrahi
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:302
  5. People with severe mental illness (SMI) face a higher risk of premature mortality due to physical morbidity compared to the general population. Establishing regular contact with a general practitioner (GP) can...

    Authors: Astrid Helene Deleuran Naesager, Sofie Norgil Damgaard, Maarten Pieter Rozing, Volkert Siersma, Anne Møller and Katrine Tranberg
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:301
  6. Suicide stands as both a primary symptom and the direst outcome of major depressive disorder (MDD). The scarcity of effective treatment strategies makes managing MDD patients with suicide especially challengin...

    Authors: Han Wang, Nan Lyu, Juan Huang, Bingbing Fu, Lili Shang, Fan Yang, Qian Zhao and Gang Wang
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:300
  7. Despite ongoing research, the underlying causes of schizophrenia remain unclear. Aspartate and asparagine, essential amino acids, have been linked to schizophrenia in recent studies, but their causal relations...

    Authors: Huang-Hui Liu, Yao Gao, Dan Xu, Xin-Zhe Du, Si-Meng Wei, Jian-Zhen Hu, Yong Xu and Liu Sha
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:299
  8. Public education efforts to address and reduce potential harms from cannabis use in Arab countries are either slow or inexistent, and do not follow the steadily increasing trends of cannabis use in Arab youth....

    Authors: Feten Fekih-Romdhane, Amthal Alhuwailah, Hanaa Ahmed Mohamed Shuwiekh, Manel Stambouli, Abir Hakiri, Majda Cheour, Alexandre Andrade Loch and Souheil Hallit
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:298
  9. This study aimed to investigate the interplay between anxiety and depressive symptoms in Chinese college freshmen using the causal system perspective (CSP), which differs from the traditional common cause pers...

    Authors: Jie Luo, Dong-Li Bei, Chuanzhang Zheng, Jie Jin, Chengkui Yao, Jianhua Zhao and Jie Gong
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:297
  10. Individuals with low socioeconomic status (SES) are at a higher risk of developing depression. However, evidence on the role of cardiovascular health (CVH) in this chain is sparse and limited. The purpose of t...

    Authors: Heming Zhang, Lin Zhang, Jiangjing Li, Hongxia Xiang, Yongfei Liu, Changjun Gao and Xude Sun
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:296
  11. Psychiatrists face a major ethical challenge when deciding whether to make use of coercive measures in the treatment process of patients suffering from severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI). As India and...

    Authors: Christina Rickli, Julia Stoll, Anna Lisa Westermair and Manuel Trachsel
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:295
  12. Problematic smartphone use has been linked to lower levels of mindfulness, impaired attentional function, and higher impulsivity. This study aimed to identify the psychological mechanisms of problematic smartp...

    Authors: Minjung Kim, Goeun Seong, Min-Jeong Jeon, Young-Chul Jung and Deokjong Lee
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:294
  13. The emotional bond that a mother senses to her infant is essential to their social, emotional, and cognitive development. Understanding the level of mother-infant bonding plays an imperative role in the excell...

    Authors: Diane El Hadathy, Diana Malaeb, Souheil Hallit, Feten Fekih-Romdhane and Habib Barakat
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:293
  14. Mental health problems are highly prevalent in prison populations. Incarcerated persons generally come from disadvantaged backgrounds and are living under extraordinary conditions while in prison. Their health...

    Authors: Line Elisabeth Solbakken, Svein Bergvik and Rolf Wynn
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:292
  15. Exposure to potentially traumatic events increases the risk of a person developing a mental disorder. Training community members to offer support to a person during and after a traumatic situation may help low...

    Authors: Martín Agrest, Thamara Tapia-Muñoz, Esteban Encina-Zúñiga, Isidora Vidal-Zamora, Sara Ardila-Gómez, Rubén Alvarado, Eduardo A Leiderman and Nicola Reavley
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:291
  16. The diagnosis of adolescent Depressive Disorder (DD) lacks specific biomarkers, posing significant challenges. This study investigates the potential of Niacin Skin Flush Response (NSFR) as a biomarker for iden...

    Authors: Jie Feng, Wenjiao Min, Dandan Wang, Jing Yuan, Junming Chen, Lisha Chen, Wei Chen, Meng Zhao, Jia Cheng, Chunling Wan, Bo Zhou, Yulan Huang and Yaoyin Zhang
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:290
  17. This study aims to: (i) examine the association between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and elevated anxiety and depressive symptoms in adolescents; and (ii) estimate the burden of anxiety and depressive ...

    Authors: Berhe W. Sahle, Nicola J. Reavley, Amy J. Morgan, Marie Bee Hui Yap, Andrea Reupert and Anthony F. Jorm
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:289
  18. Intuitive eating is an eating behavior that has recently come to use mainly in the young population. Knowing that the Lebanese cultural diet differs from other countries, the purpose of this study was to inves...

    Authors: Nancy Chammas, Anna Brytek-Matera, Debora Tornquist, Felipe Barreto Schuch, Zeinab Bitar, Diana Malaeb, Mirna Fawaz, Feten Fekih-Romdhane, Souheil Hallit, Sahar Obeid and Michel Soufia
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:288
  19. Obstetrician-Gynaecologists (ObGyns) frequently face work-related adverse events such as severe obstetric complications and maternal or neonatal deaths. In 2014, the WATER-1 study showed that ObGyns are at risk o...

    Authors: Melanie A.M. Baas, Claire A.I. Stramrood, Jolijn E. Molenaar, Petra M. van Baar, Joost W. Vanhommerig and Maria G. van Pampus
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:286
  20. Inflammation has become a critical pathological mechanism of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). NLRP3 is a critical inflammatory pathway to maintain the immune balance. Recently, preclinical evidence showed that...

    Authors: Jiamei Guo, Tanwei Zhang, Wanjun Chen, Jianyu Tan, Xiao Li, Anhai Zheng, Yixiao Fu and Tian Qiu
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:285
  21. Prior studies have reported a potential relationship between depressive disorder (DD), immune function, and inflammatory response. Some studies have also confirmed the correlation between immune and inflammato...

    Authors: Li-Yun Fann, Yuan-Liang Wen, Yu-Chieh Huang, Chih-Chien Cheng, Ying-Che Huang, Chih-Chia Fang, Wan-Ting Chen, Pei-Yeh Yu, Hsiang-Yi Pan and Li-Ting Kao
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:284
  22. Depressive episodes in adolescents are often accompanied by various physical symptoms, but few studies have explored the association between depression and fever, This case study is the first to report the rel...

    Authors: Xunyi Guo, Yuning Li, Lu Bai, Feng Lin, Jing Chen and Tao Zou
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:283
  23. Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is one of the commonest mental disorders affecting more than 250 million people globally. Patients with chronic illnesses had higher risks for developing MDD than the general po...

    Authors: Melaku Bimerew, Teshome Gebremeskel, Biruk Beletew, Wondye Ayaliew, Mulugeta Wodaje and Manay Ayalneh
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:282
  24. Violence in schizophrenia (SCZ) is a phenomenon associated with neurobiological factors. However, the neural mechanisms of violence in patients with SCZ are not yet sufficiently understood. Thus, this study ai...

    Authors: Juntao Lu, Ningzhi Gou, Qiaoling Sun, Ying Huang, Huijuan Guo, Dian Han, Jiansong Zhou and Xiaoping Wang
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:281
  25. Narcissism has been implied as a putative risk factor for substance use disorders (SUDs). However, previous research did not disentangle the degree of substance use from substance-related problems, the symptom...

    Authors: Malin K. Hildebrandt, Josepha Noack, Raoul Wuellhorst, Tanja Endrass and Emanuel Jauk
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:280
  26. This study aimed to examine the association between user satisfaction and clinical outcomes with child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) from the perspective of young people and their parents. The ...

    Authors: Mathiassen Børge and Arnesen Yngvild
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:279
  27. Childhood bullying has been classified as a major public health concern by WHO, with negative effects on the health education and social outcomes of both bullies and victims. There is no current Kenyan data on...

    Authors: David M. Ndetei, Victoria Mutiso, Jenelle R. Shanley, Christine Musyimi, Pascalyne Nyamai, Timothy Munyua, Tom L. Osborn, Natalie E. Johnson, Sonja Gilbert, Anne Abio, Afzal Javed and Andre Sourander
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:277
  28. Common mental disorders describe the physical, mental, and social disturbances that are more prevalent in low and middle-income countries. Mothers are among the more vulnerable groups especially mothers having...

    Authors: Bekahegn Girma, Kirubel Bimer, Chalachew Kassaw, Nebiyu Mengistu, Ashenafi Zewdie, Jerusalem Sewalem and Derebe Madoro
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:276
  29. Mental disorders are common in childhood, but many young people do not receive adequate professional support. Help-seeking interventions may bridge this treatment gap, however, there is limited research on int...

    Authors: Alison L. Calear, Emily Macleod, Ashley M. Hoye, Sonia McCallum, Alyssa Morse, Louise M. Farrer and Philip J. Batterham
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:275
  30. Given the inconsistencies in current studies regarding the impact of FKBP5 gene polymorphisms on depression, arising from variations in study methods, subjects, and treatment strategies, this paper provides a ...

    Authors: Ying Zhang, Weihua Yue and Jie Li
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:274
  31. Extensive literature revealed that childhood trauma serves as a significant risk factor for developing psychotic-like experiences (PLEs) among the general population. Resilience has been regarded as a protecti...

    Authors: Heqiong Hu, Chunping Chen, Bingna Xu and Dongfang Wang
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:273
  32. Personal values of Thai medical students have been observed to be diverging from those of their seniors, but the differences remain uncharacterized. Despite its potential association with mental wellbeing, the...

    Authors: Romteera Chiencharoenthanakij, Chatchavan Charoenthamruksa, Sansanee Nisu and Krittisak Anuroj
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:272
  33. Psychiatric patients are susceptible to adverse mental health impacts during COVID-19, but complex interplays between psychopathology and pandemic-related variables remain elusive. This study aimed to investig...

    Authors: Vivian Shi Cheng Fung, Joe Kwun Nam Chan, Eileena Mo Ching Chui, Corine Sau Man Wong, Ryan Sai Ting Chu, Yuen Kiu So, Jacob Man Tik Chan, Albert Kar Kin Chung, Krystal Chi Kei Lee, Heidi Ka Ying Lo, Calvin Pak Wing Cheng, Chi Wing Law, Wai Chi Chan and Wing Chung Chang
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:271
  34. Adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus suffer from diabetes distress and poor health-related quality of life (HRQOL) since living with the condition that differentiates them from their peers. The present st...

    Authors: Dan Luo, Xue Cai, Hong Wang, Yubing Wang and Jingjing Xu
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:270
  35. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of escitalopram on the peripheral expression of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis-related genes (FKBP51, HSP90, NR3C1 and POMC) and HPA-axis hormon...

    Authors: Zhili Zou, Yulan Huang, Michael Maes, Jinyu Wang, Ying He, Wenjiao Min and Bo Zhou
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:269
  36. Access to high-quality mental healthcare remains challenging for people with psychosis globally, including China. Smartphone-based symptom monitoring has the potential to support scalable mental healthcare. Ho...

    Authors: Xiaolong Zhang, Shôn Lewis, Xu Chen, Jiaojiao Zhou, Xingyu Wang and Sandra Bucci
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:268
  37. Yoga can be used as a complementary intervention to conventional treatments, whether pharmacological or non-pharmacological. Sustained practice of yoga can generate a series of benefits for individuals' qualit...

    Authors: Yuri de Castro Machado, Mariana Oliveira, Jogiely Larissa Ferreira Lima, Hemant Bhargav, Shivarama Varambally, Débora Marques de Miranda and Marco Aurélio Romano-Silva
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:267
  38. Pregnant women who have undergone pregnancy loss often display both posttraumatic stress (PTS) and posttraumatic growth (PTG). However, the precise relationship and structure of symptomatic levels of PTS and P...

    Authors: Qiaoqiao Shen, Qi Fu and Chen Mao
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:266
  39. Adolescence is a crucial stage for the development of OCD symptoms that, in most cases, persist into adulthood. This requires designing preventive strategies tailored to this population. Therefore, we aim to d...

    Authors: Yuliya Saman, Belén Pascual-Vera, Marta Corberán, Sandra Arnáez, María Roncero and Gemma García-Soriano
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:265
  40. Internet addiction has an important influence on the development of physical and mental health of college students. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the current status and the correlation between colle...

    Authors: Shanshan Gu, Xue Min, Jing Xu and Shu Chen
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:264
  41. Schizophrenia (SCZ) is a profound mental disorder with a multifactorial etiology, including genetics, environmental factors, and demographic influences such as ethnicity and geography. Among these, the studies...

    Authors: Jun Ye, Haixia Chen, Yang Wang, Haini Chen, Jiang Huang, Yixia Yang, Zhen Feng and Wenfeng Li
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:262
  42. Major depressive disease (MDD), schizophrenia (SCZ), and bipolar disorder (BD) are common psychiatric disorders, and their relationship with thyroid cancer has been of great interest. This study aimed to inves...

    Authors: Rongliang Qiu, Huihui Lin, Hongzhan Jiang, Jiali Shen, Jiaxi He and Jinbo Fu
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:261
  43. Drug courts are criminal justice programs to divert people with substance use disorders from incarceration into treatment. Drug courts have become increasingly popular in the US and other countries. However, t...

    Authors: Suvi Virtanen, Mikko Aaltonen, Antti Latvala, Mats Forsman, Paul Lichtenstein and Zheng Chang
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:260
  44. Our objective was to determine levels of agreement between parents, teachers and children on mental symptoms in the children. Teachers, children and parents constitute the TRIAD in the perception of psychopath...

    Authors: Victoria Mutiso, David M. Ndetei, Christine Musyimi, Jenelle Shanley, Monica Swahn and Kamaldeep Bhui
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:259
  45. Patients with schizophrenia (SCZ) exhibit sex differences in various aspects, and patients with SCZ have a high prevalence of internet addiction (IA). However, sex differences in IA among patients with SCZ mos...

    Authors: Yunhui Zhong, Shuixiu Lai, Anquan Hu, Yuanping Liao, Yibo Li, Zheng Zhang and Xiang-Yang Zhang
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2024 24:258

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