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  1. Depression is frequently accompanied by other mental disorders and various somatic diseases; however, previous comorbidity studies often relied on self-reported data and have not simultaneously assessed the en...

    Authors: Annika Steffen, Julia Nübel, Frank Jacobi, Jörg Bätzing and Jakob Holstiege

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:142

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The Feeling Word Checklist (FWC) is a self-report questionnaire designed to assess therapists’ countertransference (CT) feelings. The primary aim of the study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of a b...

    Authors: R. Breivik, T. Wilberg, J. Evensen, J. I. Røssberg, H. S. J. Dahl and G. Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:141

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  3. Preoperative anxiety comprising anesthesia and surgery related anxiety is common and perceived by many patients as the worst aspect of the surgical episode. The aim of this study was to identify independent pr...

    Authors: Leopold Eberhart, Hansjörg Aust, Maike Schuster, Theresa Sturm, Markus Gehling, Frank Euteneuer and Dirk Rüsch

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:140

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  4. Adherence to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication can prevent serious consequences, possibly with lifelong effects. Numerous factors have been observed that influence adherent behaviour, ...

    Authors: Maria Emilsson, Per Gustafsson, Gisela Öhnström and Ina Marteinsdottir

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:139

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  5. This study aimed to determine conditional dependence relationships of variables that contribute to psychological vulnerability associated with suicide risk. A Bayesian network (BN) was developed and applied to...

    Authors: Jorge Barros, Susana Morales, Arnol García, Orietta Echávarri, Ronit Fischman, Marta Szmulewicz, Claudia Moya, Catalina Núñez and Alemka Tomicic

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:138

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  6. After publication of our article [1] the authors have notified us that one of the names has been incorrectly spelled.

    Authors: Sarah Francis, Frances Shawyer, Bruno Cayoun, Joanne Enticott and Graham Meadows

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:136

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:7

  7. Recent genome-wide association study showed rs10940346 locus near EMB gene was significantly associated with schizophrenia and suggested that EMB gene is one of the potentially causal genes for schizophrenia, but...

    Authors: Juan Zhou, Chuanchuan Ma, Ke Wang, Xiuli Li, Han Zhang, Jianhua Chen, Zhiqiang Li and Yongyong Shi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:135

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  8. Previous studies suggest that childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may continue in adulthood, producing adverse effects. Therefore, identifying factors that help to differentiate character...

    Authors: Belén Roselló, Carmen Berenguer, Inmaculada Baixauli, Álvaro Mira, Jose Martinez-Raga and Ana Miranda

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:134

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Accurate diagnosis of delirium is very important for prevention and treatment. Present study was designed to validate the 3-Minute Diagnostic Interview for CAM-defined Delirium Chinese version (3D-CAM-CN) in s...

    Authors: Dong-Liang Mu, Pan-Pan Ding, Shu-Zhe Zhou, Mei-Jing Liu, Xin-Yu Sun, Xue-Ying Li and Dong-Xin Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:133

    Content type: Research article

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  10. After publication of our article [1] we have been notified that Table 2 was incorrectly formatted.

    Authors: Alejandro Fernandez-Montero, Laura Moreno-Galarraga, Almudena Sánchez-Villegas, Francisca Lahortiga-Ramos, Miguel Ruiz-Canela, Miguel Ángel Martínez-González and Patricio Molero

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:132

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:98

  11. Both depression and cancer are economically burdensome. However, how depression affects the healthcare expenditures of elderly cancer patients from payers’ and patients’ perspectives is largely unknown. This s...

    Authors: Dian Gu, Robert O. Morgan, Ruosha Li, Ellerie S. Weber and Chan Shen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:131

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) is a globally used and self-report scale measuring perceived stress. Three versions of PSS (PSS-14, PSS-10 and PSS-4) are available which comprise 14, 10 and 4 items respective...

    Authors: Feifei Huang, Huijun Wang, Zhihong Wang, Jiguo Zhang, Wenwen Du, Chang Su, Xiaofang Jia, Yifei Ouyang, Yun Wang, Li Li, Hongru Jiang and Bing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:130

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  13. Psychosis often causes significant distress and impacts not only in the individuals, but also those close to them. Many relatives and friends (‘carers’) provide long-term support and need resources to assist t...

    Authors: Jacqueline Sin, Claire Henderson, Victoria Cornelius, Tao Chen, Jack Elkes, Luke A. Woodham, Aurora Sesé Hernández, Dominique Spence-Polin, Rachel Batchelor and Steve Gillard

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:129

    Content type: Study protocol

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  14. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder featuring the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. Patients with early-onset AD that exhibits first as psychotic symptoms usually lack obv...

    Authors: Xiao Li, Zhenzhen Xiong, Yaya Liu, Yiwen Yuan, Junfeng Deng, Weiyi Xiang and Zhe Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:128

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Many persons with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are treated in long-term specialised care. In this population, suicidal behaviour troubles patients, families, and specialists in the field because it is diffic...

    Authors: Anne Huntjens, L. M. C. Wies van den Bosch, Bram Sizoo, Ad Kerkhof, Marcus J. H. Huibers and Mark van der Gaag

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:127

    Content type: Study protocol

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  16. Alcohol misuse is a common, disabling, and costly issue worldwide, but the vast majority of people with alcohol misuse never access treatment for varying reasons. Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy...

    Authors: Christopher Sundström, Heather Hadjistavropoulos, Andrew Wilhelms, Matt Keough and Michael Schaub

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:126

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. Clinical guidelines for depression in adults recommend the use of outcome measures and stepped care models in routine care. Such measures are based on symptom severity, but response to treatment is likely to a...

    Authors: M. Smith, B. Francq, A. McConnachie, K. Wetherall, A. Pelosi and J. Morrison

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:125

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Previous studies have shown escitalopram is related to sleep quality. However, effects of escitalopram on dynamics of electroencephalogram (EEG) features especially during different sleep stages have not been ...

    Authors: Li Wu, Xue-Qin Wang, Yong Yang, Teng-Fei Dong, Ling Lei, Qi-Qi Cheng and Su-Xia Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:124

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  19. Prescription rates for long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotic formulations remain relatively low in Europe despite improved adherence over alternative oral antipsychotic treatments. This apparent under-pre...

    Authors: Maxine X. Patel, Nawal Bent-Ennakhil, Christophe Sapin, Sylvie di Nicola, Jean-Yves Loze, Anna-Greta Nylander and Stephan Heres

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:123

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  20. Good sibling relationships in adulthood are known to be a protective factor for mental health. The present study examined and compared the relationships of siblings with either a healthy brother or sister or o...

    Authors: Léa Plessis, Hélène Wilquin, Jean-Baptiste Pavani and Evelyne Bouteyre

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:122

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  21. This paper is a systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy of available medications for the treatment of restricted/repetitive behavior (RRBs) in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

    Authors: Yanjie Yu, Ashmita Chaulagain, Sindre Andre Pedersen, Stian Lydersen, Bennett L. Leventhal, Peter Szatmari, Branko Aleksic, Norio Ozaki and Norbert Skokauskas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:121

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  22. It is estimated that up to a third of patients on opioid agonist therapy (OAT) have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Treatment by ADHD medication, including a centrally acting stimulant (CAS) o...

    Authors: Jørn Henrik Vold, Christer Aas, Svetlana Skurtveit, Ingvild Odsbu, Fatemeh Chalabianloo, Anne Halmøy, Kjell Arne Johansson and Lars Thore Fadnes

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:119

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  23. Little is known regarding the association between adverse events (AEs) and psychiatric medications administered to pregnant women in clinical trials during the pre-marketing period. This study analyzes reports...

    Authors: Tatsuhiko Anzai, Kunihiko Takahashi, Michiko Watanabe, Mayumi Mochizuki and Atsuko Murashima

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:118

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  24. Participation in mental health system strengthening by people with mental health problems and their families is a cornerstone of people-centred mental health care, yet there is a dearth of research about parti...

    Authors: Teresa Hall, Ritsuko Kakuma, Lisa Palmer, Harry Minas, João Martins and Greg Armstrong

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:117

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  25. Recent scientific studies have suggested that climbing/bouldering is effective in alleviating depression when the comparison group was a waitlist control group, even when physical activity and other therapeuti...

    Authors: Nina Karg, Lisa Dorscht, Johannes Kornhuber and Katharina Luttenberger

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:116

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  26. Medical students are exposed to an emotionally exhausting training/work environment and to stressful academic demands. Consequently, psychopathologies, burnout and suicidal ideation are frequent in this popula...

    Authors: Carolina Baeza-Velasco, Catherine Genty, Isabelle Jaussent, Myriam Benramdane, Philippe Courtet and Emilie Olié

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:115

    Content type: Study protocol

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  27. This case report highlights the rare occurrence of postpartum psychosis in the setting of peripartum cardiomyopathy, which can have rare presentations like arrhythmias and pulmonary edema; and the challenges o...

    Authors: Odhiambo Henry Owuor, James Amisi Akiruga, Jeremiah Laktabai, Samuel Ateya and Salwa Mohamed Omar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:114

    Content type: Case report

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  28. Psychiatric readmissions negatively impact patients and their families while increasing healthcare costs. This study aimed at investigating factors associated with psychiatric readmissions within 30 days and 1...

    Authors: Xueyan Han, Feng Jiang, Yilang Tang, Jack Needleman, Moning Guo, Yin Chen, Huixuan Zhou and Yuanli Liu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:113

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Physical health among people with severe mental illness (SMI) is a global concern. However, many people with SMI do not receive regular comprehensive health checks. There is currently no validated physical hea...

    Authors: Camilla Werkkala, Maritta Välimäki, Minna Anttila, Virve Pekurinen and Daniel Bressington

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:112

    Content type: Research article

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  30. To explore the characteristics and compare clinical outcomes of non-Australian born (migrant) and Australian-born users of an Australian national digital mental health service.

    Authors: Rony Kayrouz, Eyal Karin, Lauren G. Staples, Olav Nielssen, Blake F. Dear and Nickolai Titov

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:111

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  31. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) have been long implicated in the etiopathogenesis of mental illnesses, including disorders characterized by high impulsivity. The objective of most of the studies in this fie...

    Authors: Patricia Sanchez-Paez, Josefa Perez-Templado, Jeronimo Saiz-Ruiz, Oscar Pastor and Angela Ibañez

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:109

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  32. Physical inactivity is a key contributor to the global burden of disease and disproportionately impacts the wellbeing of people experiencing mental illness. Increases in physical activity are associated with i...

    Authors: S. Rosenbaum, R. Morell, A. Abdel-Baki, M. Ahmadpanah, T. V. Anilkumar, L. Baie, A. Bauman, S. Bender, J. Boyan Han, S. Brand, S. Bratland-Sanda, J. Bueno-Antequera, A. Camaz Deslandes, L. Carneiro, A. Carraro, C. P. Castañeda…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:108

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  33. Clozapine has remarkable efficacy on both negative and cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia due to its slight activation of NMDA receptor. In fact, much evidence to the contrary. NMDAR is a complex containing s...

    Authors: Xingqin Zhou, Gangming Cai, Shishi Mao, Dong Xu, Xijie Xu, Rongjun Zhang and Zhiwen Yao

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:106

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  34. Child and adolescent mental health has scarcely been studied in developing countries, though it is an important aspect of health. Mental health problems in youth often continue into adulthood if not diagnosed ...

    Authors: Alejandra Caqueo-Urízar, Jerome Flores, Carolang Escobar, Alfonso Urzúa and Matías Irarrázaval

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:104

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  35. Depression is one of the leading causes of the global burden of disease, and it has particularly negative consequences for elderly patients. Antidepressants are the most frequently used treatment. We present t...

    Authors: Katharina Gutsmiedl, Marc Krause, Irene Bighelli, Johannes Schneider-Thoma and Stefan Leucht

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:102

    Content type: Research article

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  36. An inverse association between total leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) and depression has been previously documented in the scientific literature. Our objective was to prospectively assess the association ...

    Authors: Alejandro Fernandez-Montero, Laura Moreno-Galarraga, Almudena Sánchez-Villegas, Francisca Lahortiga-Ramos, Miguel Ruiz-Canela, Miguel Ángel Martínez-González and Patricio Molero

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:98

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:132

  37. Many studies have related biochemical characteristics to violence and have reported schizophrenia could elevated the risk of violent behaviour. However, the metabolic characteristics of schizophrenia patients ...

    Authors: Xiacan Chen, Jiajun Xu, Jing Tang, Xinhua Dai, Haolan Huang, Ruochen Cao and Junmei Hu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:97

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  38. Throughout the world, millions of people living in deprived urban environments with frequent experiences of violence are mentally distressed. There is little evidence about which characteristics of people livi...

    Authors: Marcelo Santos Cruz, Eliana Sousa Silva, Miriam Krenzinger, Leandro Valiati, Dalcio Marinho Gonçalves, Maurício Teixeira Leite de Vasconcellos, Livia Melo Villar, Stefan Priebe and Paul Heritage

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:96

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  39. Increasing smartphone use among adolescents in todays’ world has made this handy device an indispensable electronic tool, however, it comes at a price of problematic overuse or addiction. We aim to investigate...

    Authors: Sirisa Karki, Jaya Prasad Singh, Gita Paudel, Sushma Khatiwada and Sameer Timilsina

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:95

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Bulimia nervosa (BN) is a psychiatric disorder with unclear pathophysiology. Several studies have associated BN with structural and functional changes in the brain, but findings have been inconsistent. Here we...

    Authors: Xiao Li, Xiaowei Liu, Yu Wang, Lingfei Li, Linli Zheng, Yaya Liu, Jing Ma and Lan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:94

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  41. Depressive symptoms are common in individuals suffering from severe somatic conditions. There is a lack of interventions and evidence-based interventions aiming to reduce depressive symptoms in patients with s...

    Authors: Vladimir Carli, Danuta Wasserman, Gergö Hadlaczky, Nuhamin Gebrewold Petros, Sara Carletto, Luca Citi, Sergio Dinis, Claudio Gentili, Sergio Gonzalez-Martinez, Aldo De Leonibus, Björn Meyer, Luca Ostacoli, Manuel Ottaviano, Silvia Ouakinin, Rita Paradiso, Riccardo Poli…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:93

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  42. Machine learning (ML) algorithms and methods offer great tools to analyze large complex genomic datasets. Our goal was to compare the genomic architecture of schizophrenia (SCZ) and autism spectrum disorder (A...

    Authors: Sameer Sardaar, Bill Qi, Alexandre Dionne-Laporte, Guy. A. Rouleau, Reihaneh Rabbany and Yannis J. Trakadis

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:92

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  43. Previous studies have demonstrated an association between DNA methylation-based measures of accelerated ageing and age-related health outcomes and mortality. As a disease closely associated with advancing age,...

    Authors: Ruth A. Sibbett, Drew M. Altschul, Riccardo E. Marioni, Ian J. Deary, John M. Starr and Tom C. Russ

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:91

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  44. Zung’s Self-rating Anxiety Scale (SAS) is a norm-referenced scale which enjoys widespread use a screener for anxiety disorders. However, recent research (Dunstan DA and Scott N, Depress Res Treat 2018:9250972,...

    Authors: Debra A. Dunstan and Ned Scott

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:90

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  45. The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Korean version of Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED) on a sample of Korean youths and to examine the cross-cul...

    Authors: Jiyoon Shin, Kyoung Min Kim, Kyung Hwa Lee, Soon-Beom Hong, Jung Lee, Chi-Hyun Choi, Ji Youn Han, Seong Hae Kim, Da Eun Suh, Soo-Churl Cho and Jae-Won Kim

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:89

    Content type: Research article

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