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  1. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between adult ADHD screening scores and hospitalization due to pedestrian injuries in a sample of Iranian pedestrians.

    Authors: Alireza Sadeghpour, Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani, Saber Ghaffari-fam, Shaker Salarilak, Mostafa Farahbakhsh, Robert Ekman and Amin Daemi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:444

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Family and friends of a person developing a mental illness or in a mental health crisis can help the person until treatment is received or the crisis resolves. Guidelines for providing this ‘mental health firs...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:443

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The role of explicit learning of treatment content in internet-based cognitive-behavioural treatment (ICBT) is an emerging field of research. The objective of this study was to explore clients experiences of t...

    Authors: Matilda Berg, Anna Malmquist, Alexander Rozental, Naira Topooco and Gerhard Andersson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:441

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  16. 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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  17. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the most prevalent type of psychiatric disorder among children after an earthquake. This study investigated the role of trauma experiences, personality traits, and genot...

    Authors: Yuwei Li, Qiuyue Lv, Bin Li, Dan Luo, Xueli Sun and Jiajun Xu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:439

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  18. The issue of unblinded outcome-assessors and patients has repeatedly been stressed as a flaw in allegedly double-blind antidepressant trials. Unblinding bias can for example result from a drug‘s marked side ef...

    Authors: Lisa Holper and Michael P. Hengartner

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:437

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Neurological symptoms are increasingly being noted among COVID-19 patients. Currently, there is little data on the mental health of neurological healthcare workers. The aim of this study was to identify the pr...

    Authors: Xianjun Ning, Fang Yu, Qin Huang, Xi Li, Yunfang Luo, Qing Huang and Changqing Chen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:436

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Old-age dementias are known to disproportionally affect women as well as individuals with low educational attainment. The higher lifetime risk of dementia among women is usually attributed to their longer life...

    Authors: Caroline Hasselgren, Hans Ekbrand, Björn Halleröd, Madeleine Mellqvist Fässberg, Anna Zettergren, Lena Johansson, Ingmar Skoog and Lotta Dellve

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:434

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which includes exposure and response prevention (ERP), is effective in improving symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). However, whether poor cognitive functions a...

    Authors: Sayo Hamatani, Aki Tsuchiyagaito, Masato Nihei, Yuta Hayashi, Tokiko Yoshida, Jumpei Takahashi, Sho Okawa, Honami Arai, Maki Nagaoka, Kazuki Matsumoto, Eiji Shimizu and Yoshiyuki Hirano

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:433

    Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: Marianna Rania, Liselotte Vogdrup Petersen, Michael Eriksen Benros, Zhi Liu, Luis Diaz and Cynthia M. Bulik

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:432

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:411

  23. This longitudinal study identified risk factors for frequency of hospitalization among patients with any medical condition who had previously visited one of six Quebec (Canada) emergency departments (ED) at le...

    Authors: Louise Penzenstadler, Lia Gentil, Guy Grenier, Yasser Khazaal and Marie-Josée Fleury

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:431

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Studies on anxiety and depression in unruptured intracranial aneurysm (UIA) patients after treatment via endovascular intervention are rare and controversial. We aimed to explore the prevalence of anxiety and ...

    Authors: Xiao-Dong Zhai, Jia-Xing Yu, Yong-Jie Ma, Si-Shi Xiang, Gui-Lin Li, Chuan He, Peng Hu and Hong-Qi Zhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:430

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  25. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is closely associated with emotional dysregulation. Patients with GAD tend to overreact to emotional stimuli and are impaired in emotional regulation. Using emotional regulat...

    Authors: Jian Li, Yuan Zhong, Zijuan Ma, Yun Wu, Manlong Pang, Chiyue Wang, Na Liu, Chun Wang and Ning Zhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:429

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Responses to stressful circumstances have psychological and physiological dimensions, and are related to anxiety symptoms and mental disorders such as depression. Nonetheless, the relationship between subclini...

    Authors: Georgia Konstantopoulou, Theodoros Iliou, Katerina Karaivazoglou, Gregoris Iconomou, Konstantinos Assimakopoulos and Panagiotis Alexopoulos

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:428

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Depression is associated with major patient burden. Its treatment requires complex and collaborative approaches. A stepped care model based on the German National Clinical Practice Guideline “Unipolar Depressi...

    Authors: Christian Brettschneider, Daniela Heddaeus, Maya Steinmann, Martin Härter, Birgit Watzke and Hans-Helmut König

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:427

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  28. The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychological status of the general population in mainland China during the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and to explore the factors influenc...

    Authors: Hua Yu, Mingli Li, Zhixiong Li, Weiyi Xiang, Yiwen Yuan, Yaya Liu, Zhe Li and Zhenzhen Xiong

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:426

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Exercise may improve cardiorespiratory fitness in people with schizophrenia, however, possible condition-specific cardiorespiratory disadvantages, a scarcity of methodologically sound studies, and conflicting ...

    Authors: Eivind Andersen, Gry Bang-Kittilsen, Therese Torgersen Bigseth, Jens Egeland, Tom Langerud Holmen, Egil Wilhelm Martinsen, Trine Stensrud and John Abel Engh

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:425

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  30. Farmers are a vulnerable population for developing depression or other mental health disorders due to a variety of risk factors in their work context. Beyond face-to-face resources, preventive internet- and te...

    Authors: Johanna Freund, Ingrid Titzler, Janika Thielecke, Lina Braun, Harald Baumeister, Matthias Berking and David Daniel Ebert

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:424

    Content type: Study protocol

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  31. Co-occurring psychiatric disorders in adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) contribute to the burden of the healthcare and possibly to the delay of d...

    Authors: Artemios Pehlivanidis, Katerina Papanikolaou, Vasilios Mantas, Eva Kalantzi, Kalliopi Korobili, Lida-Alkisti Xenaki, Georgia Vassiliou and Charalambos Papageorgiou

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:423

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  32. Mental illnesses pose a significant burden worldwide. Furthermore, the treatment gap for mental disorders is large. A contributor to this treatment gap is the perceived stigma towards mental illness. Besides i...

    Authors: Gregory Tee Hng Tan, Shazana Shahwan, Chong Min Janrius Goh, Wei Jie Ong, Ker-Chiah Wei, Swapna Kamal Verma, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:422

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  33. The occurrence and degree of suicidal ideation during the past month in adolescents should be regarded seriously. Several studies have noted that humor expression style and depressive emotion may influence ado...

    Authors: Chun-Yang Lee, Yi-Chen Chiang, An Li, Xian Li, Yao-Ting Wu, Yu-Jung Lin, Yuchen Zhao and Xiaoke Zhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:421

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  34. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may stem from the formation of aberrant and enduring aversive memories. Some PTSD patients have recreationally used Cannabis, probably aiming at relieving their symptomatology...

    Authors: Ana Maria Raymundi, Thiago R. da Silva, Jeferson M. B. Sohn, Leandro J. Bertoglio and Cristina A. Stern

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:420

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  35. Undetected depression is common in people with low vision and depression screening has been recommended. However, depression screening is a complex procedure for which low vision practitioners need training. T...

    Authors: Claire Nollett, Rebecca Bartlett, Ryan Man, Timothy Pickles, Barbara Ryan and Jennifer H. Acton

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:419

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  36. Forensic psychiatric patients often suffer from a multitude of severe psychiatric and social problems. Meanwhile multimodal evidence-based interventions are scarce and treatment effectiveness is in need of imp...

    Authors: L. T. A. Swinkels, T. M. van der Pol, A. Popma, J. F. ter Harmsel and J. J. M. Dekker

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:418

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  37. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a noninvasive form of brain stimulation. It has been used in many mental health institutions to treat mental disorders worldwide. However, comprehensive k...

    Authors: Jiahui Deng, Yimiao Gong, Xiao Lin, Yanping Bao, Hongqiang Sun and Lin Lu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:416

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  38. Young people have a higher prevalence of loneliness than other age groups, and they are also at risk of depression. Quantitative studies describe a bidirectional association between loneliness and depression, ...

    Authors: Louis Achterbergh, Alexandra Pitman, Mary Birken, Eiluned Pearce, Herman Sno and Sonia Johnson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:415

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  39. Symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) were previously found to be associated with decreased work performance, even after controlling for depressive and anxiety disorders. Furthermore, co-occurrence...

    Authors: Trees T. Juurlink, Femke Lamers, Hein J. F. van Marle, Johannes R. Anema and Aartjan T. F. Beekman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:414

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  40. Family interventions in schizophrenia are evidence based and have been adapted to different cultural settings to improve their effectiveness and acceptability. The Arab world has a unique set of socio-cultural...

    Authors: Aziza Al-Sawafi, Karina Lovell, Laoise Renwick and Nusrat Husain

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:413

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  41. The German Capability for Suicide Questionnaire (GCSQ) was developed to measure fearlessness of death and pain tolerance – two constructs central to the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide. Initial scale developme...

    Authors: Jan C. Cwik, Thomas Forkmann, Heide Glaesmer, Laura Paashaus, Antje Schönfelder, Dajana Rath, Sarah Prinz, Georg Juckel and Tobias Teismann

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:412

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an autoimmune blistering skin disease that takes a profound physical and mental toll on those affected. The aim of the study was to investigate the bidirectional association between ...

    Authors: Marianna Rania, Liselotte Vogdrup Petersen, Michael Eriksen Benros, Zhi Liu, Luis Diaz and Cynthia M. Bulik

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:411

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:432

  43. Schizophrenia patients with a metabolically abnormal obese (MAO) phenotype have been shown poor cardiovascular outcomes, but the characteristics of their current psychiatric symptoms have not been characterize...

    Authors: Juan Wang, Yulong Zhang, Zhiwei Liu, Yating Yang, Yi Zhong, Xiaoshuai Ning, Yelei Zhang, Tongtong Zhao, Lei Xia, Feng Geng, Rui Tao, Mei Fan, Zhenhua Ren and Huanzhong Liu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:410

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  44. Variation in genes implicated in homocysteine and lipid metabolism systems may influence antidepressant response for patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). This study aimed to investigate whether assoc...

    Authors: Baoyu Yuan, Xiaoyan Sun, Zhi Xu, Mengjia Pu, Yonggui Yuan and Zhijun Zhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:408

    Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: Trudie Chalder, Meenal Patel, Kirsty James, Matthew Hotopf, Philipp Frank, Katie Watts, Paul McCrone, Anthony David, Mark Ashworth, Mujtaba Husain, Toby Garrood, Rona Moss-Morris and Sabine Landau

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:403

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:307

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