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  1. Content type: Research article

    The risk of relapse in major depressive disorder (MDD) is associated with high worldwide disease burden. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and its modifications might be effective in relapse prevention. The a...

    Authors: Zuojie Zhang, Lingli Zhang, Guorong Zhang, Jianing Jin and Zhenyang Zheng

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:50

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    Depression is a leading source of morbidity and health loss in Australian women. This study investigates the determinants of antenatal depressive symptoms and postnatal depressive symptoms in an Australian pop...

    Authors: Felix Akpojene Ogbo, John Eastwood, Alexandra Hendry, Bin Jalaludin, Kingsley E. Agho, Bryanne Barnett and Andrew Page

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:49

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can have long-term and far-reaching impacts on health and social and occupational functioning. This study examined factors associated with persistent PTSD among U.S. servic...

    Authors: Richard F. Armenta, Toni Rush, Cynthia A. LeardMann, Jeffrey Millegan, Adam Cooper and Charles W. Hoge

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:48

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    Early retirement caused by disability pension (DP) due to common mental disorders (CMDs) is frequent in European countries. Inadequate treatment, e.g., suboptimal antidepressant (AD) medication before DP can b...

    Authors: Syed Rahman, Michael Wiberg, Kristina Alexanderson, Jussi Jokinen, Antti Tanskanen and Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:47

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Suicide is a major global public health problem with more than 800,000 incidents worldwide annually. Seventy-five percent of the global suicides occur in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Pakistan is a ...

    Authors: Sualeha S. Shekhani, Shagufta Perveen, Dur-e-Sameen Hashmi, Khawaja Akbar, Sara Bachani and Murad M. Khan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:44

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The term “loss-of-only-child family” means that the only child in a family passed away or is disabled due to an accident or other events. The parents who cannot conceive or do not adopt another child, are know...

    Authors: Qianlan Yin, Zhilei Shang, Na Zhou, Lili Wu, Guangyu Liu, Xiaoqian Yu, Huaihui Zhang, Haidong Xue and Weizhi Liu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:45

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Despite the significant impact of migraine on patients and societies, few studies in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have investigated the association between migraine and suicidal behavior. The objec...

    Authors: Hanna Y. Berhane, Bethannie Jamerson-Dowlen, Lauren E. Friedman, Yemane Berhane, Michelle A. Williams and Bizu Gelaye

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:46

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Bereavement can result in severe mental health problems, including persistent, severe and disabling grief symptoms, termed complicated grief. Grief rumination (i.e., repetitive thought about the causes and con...

    Authors: Bettina K. Doering, Antonia Barke, Thilo Friehs and Maarten C. Eisma

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:43

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Most women with postpartum depression (PPD) in low- and middle-income countries remain undiagnosed and untreated, despite evidence for adverse effects on the woman and her child. The aim of this study was to i...

    Authors: Telake Azale, Abebaw Fekadu, Girmay Medhin and Charlotte Hanlon

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:41

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental condition in childhood (5.3% to 7.1% worldwide prevalence), with substantial overall financial burden to children/adolescents, the...

    Authors: Javier Quintero, Josep A. Ramos-Quiroga, Javier San Sebastián, Francisco Montañés, Alberto Fernández-Jaén, José Martínez-Raga, Marta García Giral, Montserrat Graell, María J. Mardomingo, César Soutullo, Jesús Eiris, Montserrat Téllez, Montserrat Pamias, Javier Correas, Juncal Sabaté, Laura García-Orti…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:40

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  11. Content type: Debate

    The challenges of today’s society call for more knowledge about how to maintain all aspects of cognitive health, such as speed/attention, memory/learning, visuospatial ability, language, executive capacity and...

    Authors: Anders Wallin, Petronella Kettunen, Per M. Johansson, Ingibjörg H. Jonsdottir, Christer Nilsson, Michael Nilsson, Marie Eckerström, Arto Nordlund, Lars Nyberg, Katharina S. Sunnerhagen, Johan Svensson, Beata Terzis, Lars-Olof Wahlund and H. Georg Kuhn

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:42

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Lithium remains first choice as maintenance treatment for bipolar affective disorder. Yet, about half of all individuals may stop their treatment at some point, despite lithium’s proven benefits concerning the...

    Authors: Louise Öhlund, Michael Ott, Sofia Oja, Malin Bergqvist, Robert Lundqvist, Mikael Sandlund, Ellinor Salander Renberg and Ursula Werneke

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:37

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Limited knowledge exists to inform the selection and introduction of locally relevant, feasible, and effective mental health interventions in diverse socio-cultural contexts and health systems. We examined sta...

    Authors: Wietse A. Tol, BreeOna Ebrecht, Rebecca Aiyo, Sarah M. Murray, Amanda J. Nguyen, Brandon A. Kohrt, Sheila Ndyanabangi, Stephen Alderman, Seggane Musisi and Juliet Nakku

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:39

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Routine outcome measures are increasingly being mandated across mental health services in Australia and overseas. This requirement includes forensic mental health services, but their utility in such specialist...

    Authors: Jonathon Adams, Stuart D. M. Thomas, Tobias Mackinnon and Damien Eggleton

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:35

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  15. Content type: Research article

    There are multiple negative consequences associated with heavy episodic drinking and close associations between substance abuse and depression, alcohol-intoxicated adolescents (AIA) represent a vulnerable grou...

    Authors: Hanna E. Schwendemann, Heidi Kuttler, Thomas Mößle and Eva Maria Bitzer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:36

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the present study was to investigate the possible association between attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) with special focus on the role of comorbidit...

    Authors: Judit Balázs, Dóra Győri, Lili Olga Horváth, Gergely Mészáros and Dóra Szentiványi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:34

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  17. Content type: Research article

    There is increasing recognition of the therapeutic function pets can play in relation to mental health. However, there has been no systematic review of the evidence related to the comprehensive role of compani...

    Authors: Helen Louise Brooks, Kelly Rushton, Karina Lovell, Penny Bee, Lauren Walker, Laura Grant and Anne Rogers

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:31

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the present study was to examine the internal structure and reliability of the Attachment Insecurity Screening Inventory (AISI) 6–12. The AISI 6–12 years is a parent-report questionnaire for assessi...

    Authors: Anouk Spruit, Inge Wissink, Marc J. Noom, Cristina Colonnesi, Nelleke Polderman, Lucia Willems, Charlotte Barning and Geert Jan J. M. Stams

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:30

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Evidence suggests that nearly half of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) do not achieve an adequate response to antidepressant treatments (ADTs), which impacts patients’ functioning, quality of life...

    Authors: Rajnish Mago, Andrea Fagiolini, Emmanuelle Weiller and Catherine Weiss

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:33

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Miscarriages are a common pregnancy complication affecting about 10–15% of pregnancies. Miscarriages may be associated with a myriad of psychiatric morbidity at various timelines after the event. Depression ha...

    Authors: Steve Kyende Mutiso, Alfred Murage and Abraham Mwaniki Mukaindo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:32

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    Psychiatric patients are at high risk of becoming victim of a violent crime compared to the general population. Although most research has focused on patients with severe mental illness, depressed patients hav...

    Authors: Carolien Christ, Marleen M. de Waal, Digna J. F. van Schaik, Martijn J. Kikkert, Matthijs Blankers, Claudi L. H. Bockting, Aartjan T. F. Beekman and Jack J. M. Dekker

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:29

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Self-harm (SH) is an emerging problem among Chinese adolescents. The present study aimed to measure the prevalence of SH behaviours and to explore the relationship between childhood adversity and different SH ...

    Authors: Azhu Han, Gengfu Wang, Geng Xu and Puyu Su

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:28

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The burden of caring for an older adult can be a form of stress and influence caregivers’ daily lives and health. Previous studies have reported that resilience and social support play an important role in red...

    Authors: Hui Lin Ong, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Edimansyah Abdin, Rajeswari Sambasivam, Restria Fauziana, Min-En Tan, Siow Ann Chong, Richard Roshan Goveas, Peak Chiang Chiam and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:27

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  24. Content type: Research article

    This forms the first study of a group-based psychoeducation program for inpatients following remission of a manic episode in patients suffering from bipolar I disorder in a Chinese population. The aim was to e...

    Authors: Runsen Chen, Yingjun Xi, Xue Wang, Yaqiong Li, Yuyang He and Jiong Luo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:26

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