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  1. Epidemiological studies have shown increased risk of suicide in cancer patients compared with the general population. The present study aimed to examine the association between physical symptoms and suicidal i...

    Authors: Qingyi Xu, Shuhua Jia, Maiko Fukasawa, Lin Lin, Jun Na, Zhen Mu, Bo Li, Ningning Li, Tong Zhao, Zaishuang Ju, Meng He, Lianzheng Yu, Norito Kawakami, Yuejin Li and Chao Jiang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:544

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  2. To explore the relationship between adult Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), antistreptococcal titers, ABGA, and recurrent infections during early childhood.

    Authors: Francesco Oliva, Giulia di Girolamo, Francesca Malandrone, Noemi Iaia, Fiorella Biasi and Giuseppe Maina

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:542

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  3. To investigate the risk of treatment-resistant depression (TRD) in patients with depression by examining their clinical features, early prescription patterns, and early and lifetime comorbidities.

    Authors: Shiau-Shian Huang, Hsi-Han Chen, Jui Wang, Wei J. Chen, Hsi-Chung Chen and Po-Hsiu Kuo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:541

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

    Authors: Yifan Wang, Li Zheng, Chenggong Wang and Xiuyan Guo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:539

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:512

  5. Globally, 20% of young people experience mental disorders. In India, only 7.3% of its 365 million youth report such problems. Although public stigma associated with mental health problems particularly affects ...

    Authors: Shivani Mathur Gaiha, Tatiana Taylor Salisbury, Mirja Koschorke, Usha Raman and Mark Petticrew

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:538

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Little is known about the burden of common mental disorders in Russia despite high levels of suicide and alcohol-related mortality. Here we investigated levels of symptoms, self-reports of ever having received...

    Authors: Sarah Cook, Alexander V. Kudryavtsev, Natalia Bobrova, Lyudmila Saburova, Diana Denisova, Sofia Malyutina, Glyn Lewis and David A. Leon

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:537

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  7. Limitations of current therapy of depression highlight the need for an immediately available, easily implementable add-on treatment option with high acceptance from patients. Hyperthermic baths (HTB) are a for...

    Authors: Johannes Naumann, Iris Kruza, Luisa Denkel, Gunver Kienle and Roman Huber

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:536

    Content type: Research article

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  8. >Patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders have a high psychiatric co-morbidity. This study aimed to investigate and characterise gastrointestinal symptoms in relation to depressive symptoms and trai...

    Authors: Fanny Söderquist, Mikaela Syk, David Just, Zorana Kurbalija Novicic, Annica J. Rasmusson, Per M. Hellström, Mia Ramklint and Janet L. Cunningham

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:535

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Peer support is being introduced into mental health services internationally, often in response to workforce policy. Earlier systematic reviews incorporate different modalities of peer support (i.e. group and ...

    Authors: Sarah White, Rhiannon Foster, Jacqueline Marks, Rosaleen Morshead, Lucy Goldsmith, Sally Barlow, Jacqueline Sin and Steve Gillard

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:534

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Depression is prevalent but poorly recognized in the Emergency Department (ED). We aimed to identify the frequency of unrecognized geriatric depression and its possible determinants in the ED using the 15-item...

    Authors: Roshana Shrestha, Anmol Purna Shrestha, Abha Shrestha and Barbara Kamholz

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:533

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Recent research has identified a number of pre-traumatic, peri-traumatic and post-traumatic psychological and ecological factors that put an individual at increased risk for developing PTSD following a life-th...

    Authors: Michelle A. Worthington, Amar Mandavia and Randall Richardson-Vejlgaard

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:532

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The transition out of military service and subsequent reintegration to civilian life has been established as a period associated with an increased risk of psychological adjustment difficulties, psychiatric dis...

    Authors: Madeline Romaniuk, Gina Fisher, Chloe Kidd and Philip J. Batterham

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:531

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Asverin® (tipepidine hibenzate) has been used as an antitussive for > 50 years in Japan. Studies revealed that tipepidine modulates monoamine levels, by inhibiting G-protein-activated inwardly rectifying potas...

    Authors: Takuya Saito, Yushiro Yamashita, Akemi Tomoda, Takashi Okada, Hideo Umeuchi, Saki Iwamori, Satoru Shinoda, Akiko Mizuno-Yasuhira, Hidetoshi Urano, Izumi Nishino and Kazuhiko Saito

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:530

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  14. Anhedonia is a core clinical symptom of mental disorders. The Revised Physical Anhedonia Scale (RPAS) and the Revised Social Anhedonia Scale (RSAS) have been applied in clinical and non-clinical samples since ...

    Authors: Qiongqiong Wu, Jiayue He, Shulin Fang, Panwen Zhang, Xingwei Luo, Jianghua Zhang, Yan Xiong, Fusheng Luo, Xiaosheng Wang, Shuqiao Yao and Xiang Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:529

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  15. Antipsychotic medications are the first-line pharmacological intervention for severe mental illnesses (SMI) such as schizophrenia and other psychoses, while also being used to relieve distress and treat neurop...

    Authors: A. H. Heald, M. Stedman, S. Farman, C. Khine, M. Davies, M. De Hert and D. Taylor

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:528

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  16. The Distress Thermometer (DT) is worldwide the most commonly used instrument for quick screening of emotional burden in patients with cancer. In order to validate the Greek version of the DT in the Greek popul...

    Authors: M. Kyranou, C. Varvara, M. Papathanasiou, Ι. Diakogiannis, K. Zafeiropoulos, M. Apostolidis, C. Papandreou and M. Syngelakis

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:527

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  17. Long-term sick-leave due to stress-related ill-health is increasing in several economically developed countries. Even though different forms of interventions are administered in regular care for stress-related...

    Authors: Jakob Clason van de Leur, Monica Buhrman, Fredrik Åhs, Alexander Rozental and Gunilla Brodda Jansen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:526

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  18. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and history of prior suicide attempt (SA) have been shown to be high predictors for subsequent suicide. However, no previous study has examined how both factors interact t...

    Authors: Aveline Aouidad, David Cohen, Bojan Mirkovic, Hugues Pellerin, Sébastien Garny de La Rivière, Angèle Consoli, Priscille Gérardin and Jean-Marc Guilé

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:525

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  19. Children with attachment disorder show prosocial behavior problems. Children with a reactive attachment disorder show inhibited and emotionally withdrawn behavior. Consequently, these children typically displa...

    Authors: Bien Cuyvers, Eleonora Vervoort and Guy Bosmans

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:524

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  20. Reluctance on the part of mental health professionals constitutes an important barrier to patient participation in care. In order to stimulate person-centeredness in the inpatient care of persons with psychoti...

    Authors: Katarina Allerby, Anneli Goulding, Lilas Ali and Margda Waern

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:523

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  21. The number of psychiatric care beds and the mean length of stay in psychiatric care beds in Japan have decreased over the past 10 years. However, as has long been indicated here and elsewhere, Japan lags behin...

    Authors: Tatsushi Okayama, Kentaro Usuda, Emi Okazaki and Yoshio Yamanouchi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:522

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Anxiety and depression are in both cross-sectional and longitudinal studies associated with urinary incontinence (UI) in women, strongest for the urgency component of UI. The role of psychotropic drugs in this...

    Authors: Gunhild Felde, Anders Engeland and Steinar Hunskaar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:521

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Personal recovery is associated with many significant health-related factors, but studies exploring associations between activity factors and personal recovery among service users are scarce. The aims of this ...

    Authors: Elisabeth Argentzell, Martin Bäckström, Kristine Lund and Mona Eklund

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:520

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  24. The glutamatergic modulator ketamine has been shown to result in rapid reductions in both suicidal ideation (SI) and depressive symptoms in clinical trials. There is a practical need for identification of pre-...

    Authors: Denise Beaudequin, Adem T. Can, Megan Dutton, Monique Jones, Cyrana Gallay, Paul Schwenn, Cian Yang, Grace Forsyth, Gabrielle Simcock, Daniel F. Hermens and Jim Lagopoulos

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:519

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  25. Pharmacogenetic testing (PGx) has the potential to improve the quality of psychiatric prescribing by considering patients’ genetic profile. However, there is limited scientific evidence supporting its efficacy...

    Authors: Bonnie M. Vest, Laura O. Wray, Laura A. Brady, Michael E. Thase, Gregory P. Beehler, Sara R. Chapman, Leland E. Hull and David W. Oslin

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:518

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  26. Previous research has found a relationship between problematic mobile phone use (PMPU) and suicidality. However, few studies have examined the interaction effects between low physical activity (PA) and PMPU on...

    Authors: Yang Xie, Ming Zhu, Xiaoyan Wu, Shuman Tao, Yajuan Yang, Tingting Li, Liwei Zou, Honglv Xu and Fangbiao Tao

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:517

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  27. Erotomania, also known as “de Clérambault’s Syndrome”, is a psychiatric syndrome characterized by the delusional belief that one is loved by another person of, generally of a higher social status. Erotomania h...

    Authors: Maria Teresa Tavares Rodrigues Tomaz Valadas and Lucilia Eduarda Abrantes Bravo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:516

    Content type: Case report

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  28. Prevention of violence due to severe mental disorders in psychiatric hospitals may require intrusive, restrictive and coercive therapeutic practices. Research concerning appropriate use of such interventions i...

    Authors: Harry G. Kennedy, Ronan Mullaney, Paul McKenna, John Thompson, David Timmons, Pauline Gill, Owen P. O’Sullivan, Paul Braham, Dearbhla Duffy, Anthony Kearns, Sally Linehan, Damian Mohan, Stephen Monks, Lisa McLoughlin, Paul O’Connell, Conor O’Neill…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:515

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Bereavement is the experience of an individual following the death of a person of significance to the individual, most often referring to the spouse. Increased morbidity, health care utilization, and mortality...

    Authors: Zhuo Chen, Jiahui Ying, Justin Ingles, Donglan Zhang, Janani Rajbhandari-Thapa, Ruoxi Wang, Kerstin Gerst Emerson and Zhanchun Feng

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:514

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Parenting programmes aim to alleviate behavioural problems in children, including conduct disorder. This study was part of a multi-phase mixed-methods project seeking to extend the reach of parenting programme...

    Authors: Kathy McKay, Eilis Kennedy, Rob Senior, Stephen Scott, Jonathan Hill, Moira Doolan, Matt Woolgar, Siofra Peeren and Bridget Young

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:513

    Content type: Research article

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  31. To protect and maintain the positivity of self-concept, normal people usually show a self-serving bias (internal attribution of positive events and external attribution of negative events) by the motives of se...

    Authors: Yifan Wang, Li Zheng, Chenggong Wang and Xiuyan Guo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:512

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:539

  32. Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a distressing psychiatric disorder. Traumas may trigger or aggravate OCD symptoms. COVID-19 pandemic has coursed a global crisis and has been associated with onset of psy...

    Authors: J. B. Nissen, D.R.M.A. Højgaard and P. H. Thomsen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:511

    Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: Youdiil Ophinni, Adrian, Kristiana Siste, Martina Wiwie, Gina Anindyajati, Enjeline Hanafi, Reza Damayanti and Yoshitake Hayashi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:510

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:255

  34. The WHO reports that anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders worldwide. Most people who experience such events recover from it; however, people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) continu...

    Authors: Mohammad Marie, Sana SaadAdeen and Maher Battat

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:509

    Content type: Research article

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  35. People with severe mental illness (SMI) living in supported housing (SH) struggle in everyday life and we currently lack a comprehensive body of knowledge concerning how the residents experience their day. Thi...

    Authors: Carina Tjörnstrand, Mona Eklund, Ulrika Bejerholm, Elisabeth Argentzell and David Brunt

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:508

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a severe disorder, for which genetic evidence suggests psychiatric as well as metabolic origins. AN has high somatic and psychiatric comorbidities, broad impact on quality of life, and...

    Authors: Maria Seidel, Stefan Ehrlich, Lauren Breithaupt, Elisabeth Welch, Camilla Wiklund, Christopher Hübel, Laura M. Thornton, Androula Savva, Bengt T. Fundin, Jessica Pege, Annelie Billger, Afrouz Abbaspour, Martin Schaefer, Ilka Boehm, Johan Zvrskovec, Emilie Vangsgaard Rosager…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:507

    Content type: Study protocol

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  37. Major depressive disorder represents (MDD) a major cause of disability and disease burden. Beside antidepressant medication, psychotherapy is a key approach of treatment. Schema therapy has been shown to be ef...

    Authors: Johannes Kopf-Beck, Petra Zimmermann, Samy Egli, Martin Rein, Nils Kappelmann, Julia Fietz, Jeanette Tamm, Katharina Rek, Susanne Lucae, Anna-Katharine Brem, Philipp Sämann, Leonhard Schilbach and Martin E. Keck

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:506

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  38. Teams delivering crisis resolution services for people with dementia and their carers provide short-term interventions to prevent admission to acute care settings. There is great variation in these services ac...

    Authors: Jennifer Yates, Miriam Stanyon, David Challis, Donna Maria Coleston-Shields, Tom Dening, Juanita Hoe, Kaanthan Jawahar, Brynmor Lloyd-Evans, Esme Moniz-Cook, Fiona Poland, Amy Streater, Emma Trigg and Martin Orrell

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:505

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The Opening Minds Stigma Scale for Health Care Providers (OMS-HC) is a widely used questionnaire to measure the stigmatising attitudes of healthcare providers towards patients with mental health problems. The ...

    Authors: Dorottya Őri, Sándor Rózsa, Péter Szocsics, Lajos Simon, György Purebl and Zsuzsa Győrffy

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:504

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  40. Information regarding the distribution of evidence grades in psychiatry and psychotherapy guidelines is lacking. Based on the German evidence- and consensus- based (S3) psychiatry and psychotherapy and the Sco...

    Authors: Lisa Löhrs, Mirjam Handrack, Ina Kopp, Frank Jessen, Elias Wagner, Peter Falkai, Astrid Röh, Wolfgang Strube and Alkomiet Hasan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:503

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a major neurodevelopmental disorder with heterogeneous symptoms, subtypes, and cognitive deficits. Cognitive deficits are central to ADHD pathophysiology and ...

    Authors: Parviz Molavi, Mehriar Nadermohammadi, Habibeh Salvat Ghojehbeiglou, Carmelo M. Vicario, Michael A. Nitsche and Mohammad Ali Salehinejad

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:502

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  42. Childhood trauma and over-general autobiographical memory (OGM) are crucial risk factors of suicide. This study aimed to investigate whether suicidal ideation was predicted by one’s childhood trauma and OGM an...

    Authors: Wen Jiang, Guangtao Hu, Jingxuan Zhang, Ken Chen, Dongni Fan and Zhengzhi Feng

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:501

    Content type: Research article

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  43. In the absence of a cure or effective treatment for dementia, attention has shifted towards identifying risk factors for prevention. Subjective Cognitive Decline (SCD) describes self-perceived worsening of cog...

    Authors: Marco Schlosser, Harriet Demnitz-King, Tim Whitfield, Miranka Wirth and Natalie L. Marchant

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:500

    Content type: Research article

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  44. The 5-hydroxytryptamine 1B receptor (5-HT1B) plays an essential role in the serotonin (5-HT) system and is widely involved in a variety of brain activities. HTR1B is the gene encoding 5-HT1B. Genome-wide associat...

    Authors: Xi Xia, Mei Ding, Jin-feng Xuan, Jia-xin Xing, Jun Yao, Xue Wu and Bao-jie Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:499

    Content type: Research article

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  45. This study aimed to screen cardiovascular patients for depressive symptoms at a tertiary centre in Trinidad and Tobago; and to determine any significant associations amongst patients’ demographics, comorbiditi...

    Authors: Naveen Seecheran, Cathy-Lee Jagdeo, Rajeev Seecheran, Valmiki Seecheran, Sangeeta Persad, Lakshmipatty Peram, Matthew Evans, Justine Edwards, Sheri Thackoorcharan, Britney Davis, Shari Davis, Barbrianna Dawkins, Anisha Dayaram, Michelle De Freitas, Tsarina Deonarinesingh, Jiovanna Dhanai…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:498

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  46. Treatment recommendations suggest that suicidal ideation will decrease following successful psychotherapy for depression. However, findings from the empirical research are equivocal in this regard. It is possi...

    Authors: Renee A. Schneider, Shih Yin Chen, Anita Lungu and Joseph R. Grasso

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:497

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Delirium is a common complication in elderly patients with total hip arthroplasty (THA) for hip fracture. The mechanism of postoperative delirium (POD) is associated with the neuroinflammatory process. The aim...

    Authors: Rui He, Fei Wang, Huarui Shen, Yong Zeng and LijuanZhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:496

    Content type: Research article

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  48. Evidence from observational studies suggests an association between anxiety disorders and anorexia nervosa (AN), but causal inference is complicated by the potential for confounding in these studies. We triang...

    Authors: E. Caitlin Lloyd, Hannah M. Sallis, Bas Verplanken, Anne M. Haase and Marcus R. Munafò

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:495

    Content type: Research article

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  49. Novel corona virus, named COVID-19, has spread rapidly to other countries like Italy, Iran and South Korea and affected all people, especially health-care providers. Therefore, due to the rapid spread of the d...

    Authors: Azizeh Alizadeh, Hamid Reza Khankeh, Mohammad Barati, Yazdan Ahmadi, Arash Hadian and Maryam Azizi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:494

    Content type: Research article

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