Association of brain-derived neurotrophic factor levels and depressive symptoms in young adults with acne vulgaris
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is one of the proteins that contributes to the survival, growth, maintenance of neurons, and plays important roles in the pathophysiology of depression. It has been rep... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Hong-yi He, Jin-lan Tian, Yong-qiong Deng, Xia Xiong, Yang Xu, Yong-mei Liao, Jing Fang, Xia Feng, Xin Ye and Chang-qiang Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Safety monitoring of treatment in bipolar disorder in a tertiary care setting in Sri Lanka and recommendations for improved monitoring in resource limited settings
Safety monitoring of medicines is essential during therapy for bipolar disorder (BD). We determined the extent of safety monitoring performed according to the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD)... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Uthpali Mannapperuma, Priyadarshani Galappatthy, Raveendra Laal Jayakody, Jayan Mendis, Varuni Asanka de Silva and Raveen Hanwella Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Neurobiological and clinical effect of metacognitive interpersonal therapy vs structured clinical model: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a complex and debilitating disorder, characterized by deficits in metacognition and emotion dysregulation. The “gold standard” treatment for this disorder is psychother... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Laura Rosa Magni, Antonino Carcione, Clarissa Ferrari, Antonio Semerari, Ilaria Riccardi, Giuseppe Nicolo ’, Mariangela Lanfredi, Laura Pedrini, Maria Cotelli, Luisella Bocchio, Michela Pievani, Roberto Gasparotti and Roberta Rossi Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Antidepressant prescription practice and related factors in Switzerland: a cross-sectional analysis of health claims data
The aim of the study was to examine the prevalence of and factors associated with antidepressant (AD) prescriptions in order to draw a comprehensive picture of prescribing practices in Switzerland. (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Elisa Haller, Birgit Watzke, Eva Blozik, Thomas Rosemann, Oliver Reich, Carola A. Huber and Markus Wolf Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The impact of exercise training complementary to early intervention in patients with first-episode psychosis: a qualitative sub-study from a randomized controlled feasibility trial
Burgeoning evidence suggests that exercise improves physical and mental health in people with schizophrenia. However, little is known about the feasibility and acceptability of high-intensity training in patie... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lene Q. Larsen, Helle Schnor, Britt P. Tersb øl, Bjørn H. Ebdrup, Nikolai B. Nordsborg and Julie Midtgaard Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Assessing social recovery of vulnerable youth in global mental health settings: a pilot study of clinical research tools in Malaysia
A social recovery approach to youth mental health focuses on increasing the time spent in valuable and meaningful structured activities, with a view to preventing enduring mental health problems and social dis... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Clio Berry, Ellisha Othman, Jun Chuen Tan, Brioney Gee, Rory Edward Byrne, Joanne Hodgekins, Daniel Michelson, Alvin Lai Oon Ng, Nigel V. Marsh, Sian Coker and David Fowler Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Antipsychotic drug use and risk of stroke and myocardial infarction: a systematic review and meta-analysis
The effect of antipsychotic (AP) drugs on risk of stroke and myocardial infarction (MI) remains unclear due to methodological limitations of, and inconsistencies across, existing studies. We aimed to systemati... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sanja Zivkovic, Chan Hee Koh, Nandita Kaza and Caroline A. Jackson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Methylation analysis for postpartum depression: a case control study
Postpartum depression (PPD) is a major depressive disorder that occurs after childbirth. Objective diagnostic and predictive methods for PPD are important for early detection and appropriate intervention. DNA ... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Yukako Nakamura, Masahiro Nakatochi, Shohko Kunimoto, Takashi Okada, Branko Aleksic, Miho Toyama, Tomoko Shiino, Mako Morikawa, Aya Yamauchi, Akira Yoshimi, Yoko Furukawa-Hibi, Taku Nagai, Masako Ohara, Chika Kubota, Kiyofumi Yamada, Masahiko Ando & helli Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Internet-based interventions to support recovery and self-management: A scoping review of their use by mental health service users and providers together
Internet-based interventions can make self-management and recovery-oriented information and tools more accessible for people experiencing severe mental illness, including psychosis. The aim of this scoping rev... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Anne Williams, John Farhall, Ellie Fossey and Neil Thomas Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association of plasma endothelial lipase levels on cognitive impairment
Peripheral high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) has been known to influx into the brain and be inversely associated with the risk of Alzheimer ’s disease (AD). However, recent prospective studies of the... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sang-Moon Yun, Jee-Yun Park, Sang Won Seo and Jihyun Song Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Over-connected? A qualitative exploration of smartphone addiction among working adults in China
Smartphones currently dominate people ’s lives and interests due to their increased affordability and functionality. However, the negative aspects of smartphone use, such as smartphone addiction, have recently ... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Li Li and Trisha T. C. Lin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Study design of the Routine Outcome Monitoring for Geriatric Psychiatry & Science (ROM-GPS) project; a cohort study of older patients with affective disorders referred for specialised geriatric mental health care
Affective disorders, encompassing depressive-, anxiety-, and somatic symptom disorders, are the most prevalent mental disorders in later life. Treatment protocols and guidelines largely rely on evidence from R... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Richard C. Oude Voshaar, Ton D. F. Dhondt, Mario Fluiter, Paul Naarding, Sanne Wassink, Maureen M. J. Smeets, Loeki P. R. M. Pelzers, Astrid Lugtenburg, Martine Veenstra, Radboud M. Marijnissen, Gert-Jan Hendriks, Lia A. Verlinde, Robert A. Schoevers and Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Associations of personality traits with internet addiction in Chinese medical students: the mediating role of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms
Internet addiction (IA) has emerged as a public health concern, particularly among adolescents and young adults. However, few studies have been conducted in medical students. This multi-center study aimed to i... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Meng Shi and Tian Jiao Du Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Grandmothers ’ mental health is associated with grandchildren’s emotional and behavioral development: a three-generation prospective study in Brazil
Maternal mental health is associated with an increased risk of emotional and behavioural problems in children, and the risk is partly explained by the negative impact of maternal depression on caregiving. The ... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: R. M. Pearson, I. Culpin, C. Loret de Mola, A. Matijasevich, I. S. Santos, B. L. Horta, F. C. Barros and A. Stein Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The Momentum trial: the efficacy of using a smartphone application to promote patient activation and support shared decision making in people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia in outpatient treatment settings: a randomized controlled single-blind trial
Shared decision making (SDM) is often defined as an interactive process that ensures that both patient and practitioner are actively involved in the treatment and that they share all relevant information to ar... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tobias Vitger, Stephen F. Austin, Lone Petersen, Esben S. T ønder, Merete Nordentoft and Lisa Korsbek Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Resource-oriented interventions for patients with severe mental illnesses in low- and middle-income countries: trials in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Colombia and Uganda
Severe mental illness (SMI) presents a major burden to societies worldwide. Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) often do not have sufficient financial resources and qualified staff to provide extensive sp... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stefan Priebe, Catherine Fung, Sana Z. Sajun, Racheal Alinaitwe, Domenico Giacco, Carlos G ómez-Restrepo, Alma Džubur Kulenoviĉ, Noeline Nakasujja, Sandra Milena Ramírez, Sabina Slatina, Nelson K. Sewankambo, Hana Sikira, Miguel Uribe and Victoria Jan Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Psychological maltreatment and its relationship with self-esteem and psychological stress among adolescents in Tanzania: a community based, cross-sectional study
Despite the growing recognition of childhood psychological maltreatment as a public health and human rights concern, it remains rampant in developing countries including Tanzania and has a negative impact on t... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Adela A. Mwakanyamale and Yu Yizhen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Clarification of the cut-off score for Zung ’s self-rating depression scale
Zung ’s Self-rating Depression Scale (SDS) is an established norm-referenced screening measure used to identify the presence of depressive disorders in adults. Despite widespread usage, issues exist concerning ... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Debra A. Dunstan and Ned Scott Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prevalence and associated factors of mental disorders among prisoners in Mbarara municipality, southwestern Uganda: a cross-sectional study
Research in high income countries reports higher prevalence of mental disorders among prisoners than in the general population. Lack of published data from low resource settings affects planning and eventual s... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jimmy Ben Forry, Scholastic Ashaba and Godfrey Zari Rukundo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The decision tool unipolar depression (DTUD): a new measure to facilitate the early identification of patients with major depressive disorder in need of highly specialized care
Selection of the optimal initial treatment in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) in need of highly specialized care has the potential to benefit treatment outcomes and cost-effectiveness of treatmen... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fr édérique C. W. van Krugten, Maartje Goorden, Anton J. L. M. van Balkom, Patricia van Oppen, Henricus G. Ruhé, Digna J. F. van Schaik, Werner B. F. Brouwer and Leona Hakkaart-van Roijen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Delayed effect of bifrontal transcranial direct current stimulation in patients with treatment-resistant depression: a pilot study
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique, which has yielded promising results in treating major depressive disorder. However, its effect on treatment-resista... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Min-Shan Li, Xiang-Dong Du, Hsiao-Chi Chu, Yen-Ying Liao, Wen Pan, Zhe Li and Galen Chin-Lun Hung Tags: Research article Source Type: research

EFFORT-D: results of a randomised controlled trial testing the EFFect of running therapy on depression
Results of a randomised controlled trial testing the EFFect Of Running Therapy on Depression. (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Frank Kruisdijk, Marijke Hopman-Rock, Aartjan T. F. Beekman and Ingrid Hendriksen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Evaluation of a structured skills training group for adolescents with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – study protocol of a randomised controlled trial
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has a negative impact on several domains of life. However, there is a shortage of evidence-based non-pharmacological treatments for adolescents with ADHD. A stru... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jenny Meyer, Mia Ramklint, Maria Unenge Hallerb äck, Måns Lööf and Johan Isaksson Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Effects of exercise on symptoms of anxiety, cognitive ability and sick leave in patients with anxiety disorders in primary care: study protocol for PHYSBI, a randomized controlled trial
Anxiety disorders are common and associated with reduced quality of life, impaired physical and mental health and an increased economic burden for society. While evidence exists for the effectiveness of exerci... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jenny Nyberg, Malin Henriksson, N. David Åberg, Alexander Wall, Robert Eggertsen, Maria Westerlund, Louise Danielsson, H. Georg Kuhn, Margda Waern and Maria Åberg Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

“Choose change”: design and methods of an acceptance and commitment therapy effectiveness trial for transdiagnostic treatment-resistant patients
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) has been successfully established in hundreds of efficacy trials. It is less understood, however, how ACT works in real-world settings. Furthermore, little is known abou... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jeanette Villanueva, Andrea H. Meyer, Marcia T. B. Rinner, Victoria J. Firsching, Charles Benoy, Sandra Brogli, Marc Walter, Klaus Bader and Andrew T. Gloster Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

The trajectory of symptom burden in exposed and unexposed survivors of a major avalanche disaster: a 30  year long-term follow-up study
Limited research exists concerning the long-term effects of avalanches on survivors ’ mental health beyond the first years after the accident. The aims of this study were to describe and evaluate possible diffe... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lars-Petter Bakker, Milada Cvancarova Sm åstuen, Jon Gerhard Reichelt, Christer Lunde Gjerstad, Arnfinn Tønnessen, Lars Weisæth, Pål Herlof Herlofsen and Ellen Karine Grov Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Using heart rate profiles during sleep as a biomarker of depression
This study assessed the validity of an algor... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Mysa Saad, Laura B. Ray, Brad Bujaki, Amir Parvaresh, Iryna Palamarchuk, Joseph De Koninck, Alan Douglass, Elliott K. Lee, Louis J. Soucy, Stuart Fogel, Charles M. Morin, C élyne Bastien, Zul Merali and Rébecca Robillard Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Promoting early autism detection and intervention in underserved communities: study protocol for a pragmatic trial using a stepped-wedge design
Despite the known benefits of early, specialized intervention for toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), access to such intervention remains limited. This pragmatic trial examines a novel healthcare del... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lisa V. Iba ñez, Ann Vander Stoep, Kathleen Myers, Chuan Zhou, Shannon Dorsey, Kyle J. Steinman and Wendy L. Stone Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Efficacy of Mentalization-based group therapy for adolescents: the results of a pilot randomised controlled trial
Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT) has yielded promising outcomes for reducing self-harm, although to date only one study has reported MBT ’s effectiveness for adolescents (Rossouw and Fonagy, J Am Acad Child Ad... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Helen Griffiths, Fiona Duffy, Louise Duffy, Sarah Brown, Harriet Hockaday, Emma Eliasson, Jessica Graham, Julie Smith, Alice Thomson and Matthias Schwannauer Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Brain network alterations in individuals with and without mild cognitive impairment: parallel independent component analysis of AV1451 and AV45 positron emission tomography
Amyloid β (Aβ) and tau proteins are considered as critical factors that affect Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Although many studies have conducted on these two proteins, little s... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Yuan Li, Zhijun Yao, Yue Yu, Ying Zou, Yu Fu and Bin Hu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The occurrence of comorbidities with affective and anxiety disorders among older people with intellectual disability compared with the general population: a register study
Little is known regarding the burden of comorbidities among older people with intellectual disability (ID) who have affective and anxiety disorders. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the occurrence and risk o... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - June 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Nadia El Mrayyan, Jonas Eberhard and Gerd Ahlstr öm Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Identification of biopSychoSocial factors predictive of post-traUmatic stress disorder in patients admitted to the Emergency department after a trauma (ISSUE): protocol for a multicenter prospective study
Traumatic exposure is a frequent issue in patients visiting emergency departments (EDs). Some patients will subsequently develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) while other will not. The problem is under... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - May 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Mohammad-Hashim Wafa, Marie Viprey, Laurent Magaud, Julie Haesebaert, Edouard Leaune, Emmanuel Poulet, Clemence Bied and Anne-Marie Schott Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Investigation of anterior cingulate cortex gamma-aminobutyric acid and glutamate-glutamine levels in obsessive-compulsive disorder using magnetic resonance spectroscopy
In this study, we utilized magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) ... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - May 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Yan Li, Chen Cheng Zhang, Kathrin Weidacker, Yingying Zhang, Naying He, Haiyan Jin, Weibo Chen, Valerie Voon, Richard A. E. Edden and Fuhua Yan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Factors associated with pasung (physical restraint and confinement) of schizophrenia patients in Bogor regency, West Java Province, Indonesia 2017
Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder affecting more than 21 million worldwide. In Indonesia, 14.3% of households have a patient with a mental disorder, and the majority of these are in rural areas. Famil... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - May 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Nenden Hikmah Laila, Renti Mahkota, Siddharudha Shivalli, Krisnawati Bantas and Tri Krianto Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Skating on thin ice: pragmatic prescribing for medication refractory schizophrenia
After publication of the original article [1], the authors have notified us that there was an oversight on acknowledging funding received for the study. They would like to mention that Professor Sukhi Shergill... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - May 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Derek K. Tracy, Dan W. Joyce, S. Neil Sarkar, Maria-Jesus Mateos Fernandez and Sukhwinder S. Shergill Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a telephone-delivered psycho-behavioural intervention on depression in elderly with chronic heart failure: rationale and design of a randomized controlled trial
Depression is common among chronic heart failure (CHF) patients, and it is associated with significant re-hospitalization and mortality as well as lower quality of life. While psychotherapy is efficacious trea... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - May 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ying Zhang, Xiaozhen Lv, Wei Jiang, Yun Zhu, Weixian Xu, Yongdong Hu, Wanxin Ma, Peiyun Sun, Qingling Yang, Yulan Liang, Feng Ren, Xin Yu and Huali Wang Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Suicide risk, personality disorder and hospital admission after assessment by psychiatric emergency services
The main objectives of the mobile Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) in the Netherlands are to assess the presence of a mental disorder, to estimate risk to self or others, and to initiate continuity of care... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - May 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Mark Van Veen, Andr é I. Wierdsma, Christine van Boeijen, Jack Dekker, Jeroen Zoeteman, Bauke Koekkoek and Cornelis L. Mulder Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Are national suicide prevention programs effective? A comparison of 4 verum and 4 control countries over 30  years
Suicide and non-fatal suicidal behavior are significant public health issues worldwide requiring effective preventive interventions. (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - May 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: U. Lewitzka, C. Sauer, M. Bauer and W. Felber Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Family-based association study of ZNF804A polymorphisms and autism in a Han Chinese population
Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder with high heritability. Zinc finger protein 804A (ZNF804A) was suggested to play important roles in neurodevelopment. Previous studies indicated that single-nucleot... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - May 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ziqi Wang, Tian Zhang, Jing Liu, Han Wang, Tianlan Lu, Meixiang Jia, Dai Zhang, Lifang Wang and Jun Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cognitive behavioral treatment for depressed adolescents: results from a cluster randomized controlled trial of a group course
The group-based CBT intervention, the Adolescent Coping with Depression Course (ACDC), has previously been evaluated within a quasi-experimental design, showing reduction in depressive symptoms compared to a benc... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - May 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Thormod Idsoe, Serap Keles, Asgeir R øyrhus Olseth and Terje Ogden Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Are personnel with a past history of mental disorders disproportionately vulnerable to the effects of deployment-related trauma? A cross-sectional study of Canadian military personnel
Past mental disorders predict future disorders, both in the presence and absence of trauma exposure. However, it is not clear whether those with past mental disorders are disproportionately vulnerable to the n... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - May 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Peter J.H. Beliveau, Hugues Sampasa-Kanyinga, Ian Colman and Mark A. Zamorski Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Development and evaluation of e-mental health interventions to reduce stigmatization of suicidality – a study protocol
Worldwide, approximately 800,000 persons die by suicide every year; with rates of suicide attempts estimated to be much higher. Suicidal persons often suffer from a mental disorder but stigma, lack of availabl... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - May 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Mareike Dreier, Julia Ludwig, Martin H ärter, Olaf von dem Knesebeck, Johanna Baumgardt, Thomas Bock, Jörg Dirmaier, Alison J. Kennedy, Susan A. Brumby and Sarah Liebherz Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Does the education system serve as a persuasion agent for recommending ADHD diagnosis and medication uptake? A qualitative case study to identify and characterize the persuasion strategies of Israeli teachers and school counselors
There has been a steady rise in the use of medication by Israeli school children to treat ADHD, partly due to what seems like school teachers ’ and counselors’ tendency to express positive attitudes towards its... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - May 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Anat Gesser-Edelsburg and Rasha Hamade Boukai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A German climbing study on depression: a bouldering psychotherapeutic group intervention in outpatients compared with state-of-the-art cognitive behavioural group therapy and physical activation – study protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled trial
Besides classical approaches for treating depression, physical activity has been demonstrated to be an effective option. Bouldering psychotherapy (BPT) combines psychotherapeutic interventions with action-orie... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - May 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lisa Dorscht, Nina Karg, Stephanie Book, Elmar Graessel, Johannes Kornhuber and Katharina Luttenberger Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Cost-effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention for people with a serious mental illness (SMILE): design of a pragmatic cluster-randomised controlled trial
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of the estimated 11 –25 years reduced life expectancy for persons with serious mental illness (SMI). This excess cardiovascular mortality is primarily attributable to... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - May 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Florine S. Walburg, Berno van Meijel, Maurits W. van Tulder and Marcel C. Adriaanse Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Prediction of psychiatric comorbidity on premature death in a cohort of patients with substance use disorders: a 42-year follow-up
We need to better understand how the use of different substances and psychiatric comorbidity influence premature death generally and cause-specific death by overdose, intoxication and somatic disorders in peop... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - May 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Mats Fridell, Martin B äckström, Morten Hesse, Peter Krantz, Sean Perrin and Anna Nyhlén Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A blended face-to-face and smartphone intervention for suicide prevention in the construction industry: protocol for a randomized controlled trial with MATES in Construction
Construction workers are at elevated risk of suicide. MATES in Construction (MATES) is one of the few suicide prevention programs that explicitly address this problem. The MATES program includes an integrated ... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - May 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: A. Milner, T. L. King, A. J. Scovelle, P. J. Batterham, B. Kelly, A. D. LaMontagne, S. B. Harvey, J. Gullestrup and C. Lockwood Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Mental health of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and their parents in China: a cross-sectional survey
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is an adolescent onset spinal deformity, which can negatively affect the mental health of these patients. But no studies about their parental mental health have been repor... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - May 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Hai Wang, Tao Li, Wangshu Yuan, Zheping Zhang, Jing Wei, Guixing Qiu and Jianxiong Shen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prevalence of prolonged grief disorder in a sample of female refugees
Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) is a distinct syndrome that follows bereavement. It is different from other mental disorders and is characterized by symptoms such as yearning for the bereaved, or intense emotio... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - May 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Regina Steil, Jana Gutermann, Octavia Harrison, Annabelle Starck, Laura Schwartzkopff, Meryam Schouler-Ocak and Ulrich Stangier Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Open doors by fair means: Study protocol for a 3-year prospective controlled study with a quasi-experimental design towards (or to implement) an open Ward policy in acute care units
Acute psychiatric wards in Germany are often locked due to the assumption that opening could endanger patients and society. On the contrary, some findings suggest that aversive events such as absconding and at... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - May 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lisa K. Schreiber, Florian G. Metzger, Tobias A. Duncker, Andreas J. Fallgatter and Tilman Steinert Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research