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  1. Emergency department (ED) healthcare workers in Pakistan during the COVID-19 pandemic are facing an acute rise in mental illnesses. In this study, the authors aim to assess the frequency of anxiety and depress...

    Authors: Shahan Waheed, Nirdosh Kumar, Bushra Qaiser Qureshi and Ahmed Rahim
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:48
  2. Peer victimization is common among adolescents and leads to negative consequences. However, few studies have examined the extent of peer-victimization and its correlates among adolescent patients in a psychiat...

    Authors: Mythily Subramaniam, Shazana Shahwan, Edimansyah Abdin, Swapna Verma, Bhanu Gupta, Boon Yiang Chua, Yunjue Zhang, Rajeswari Sambasivam and Siow Ann Chong
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:47
  3. Adolescent non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is common and adolescence is the most common period of first self-injury, and the occurrence of NSSI is influenced by negative life events and emotional symptoms. The...

    Authors: Zhongliang Jiang, Zhiyi Wang, Qidi Diao, Jie Chen, Geng Tian, Xiaojing Cheng, Miao Zhao, Long He, Qiang He, Jin Sun and Jintong Liu
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:45
  4. Use of social media (SM) has exponentially grown particularly among youths in the past two years, due to COVID-19-related changing lifestyles. Based on the Italian COvid Mental hEalth Trial (COMET), we investi...

    Authors: Laura Orsolini, Umberto Volpe, Umberto Albert, Claudia Carmassi, Giuseppe Carrà, Francesca Cirulli, Bernardo Dell’Osso, Valeria Del Vecchio, Marco Di Nicola, Vincenzo Giallonardo, Mario Luciano, Giulia Menculini, Maria Giulia Nanni, Maurizio Pompili, Gabriele Sani, Gaia Sampogna…
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:44
  5. A growing body of research provides evidence for social and behavioral problems observed among adolescents with psychosis and also as precursors of vulnerability to psychosis, long before the illness onset, es...

    Authors: Chiara Rogantini, Livio Provenzi, Renato Borgatti and Martina Mensi
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:43
  6. Psychiatric emergency patients have great relevance in the interdisciplinary emergency department. Emergency physicians in this setting often have to make decisions under time pressure based on incomplete info...

    Authors: Heribert Kirchner, Martin Schaefer, Heiko Ullrich, Nik Hulsmans, Georg Juckel, Patrick Brzoska and Frank-Gerald Bernhard Pajonk
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:42
  7. People with intellectual disabilities may face a disproportionate risk of experiencing high anticholinergic burden, and its negative sequalae, from a range of medications, and at younger ages than the general ...

    Authors: McKernan Laura Ward, Sally-Ann Cooper, Angela Henderson, Bethany Stanley, Nicola Greenlaw, Christine Pacitti and Deborah Cairns
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:41
  8. The global spread of coronavirus has caused many physical and mental health problems throughout the world. Depression and anxiety are among the issues that people are experiencing abundantly, along with other ...

    Authors: Nasrin Zamiri-Miandoab, Robab Hassanzade and Mojgan Mirghafourvand
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:40
  9. Treatment persistence refers to the act of continuing a treatment as prescribed and reflects the patient's or doctor's judgment about efficacy, tolerability, and acceptability. In patients with schizophrenia, ...

    Authors: Andrea Fagiolini, Eugenio Aguglia, Andrea Ballerini, Gaetano Callista, Bernardo Carpiniello, Massimo Clerici, Giulio Corrivetti, Alessandro Cuomo, Pasquale De Fazio, Sergio De Filippis, Serafino De Giorgi, Arianna Goracci, Daniele La Barbera, Claudio Mencacci, Gino Montagnani, Giorgio Pigato…
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:39
  10. Depression due to stigma resulting from their sexual identity, isolation, social exclusion, and insufficient access to care and counseling services has become a health problem among men who have sex with men (...

    Authors: Elham Nouri, Yousef Moradi and Ghobad Moradi
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:38
  11. Childbearing-aged female patients and elderly patients with bipolar disorder need special attention for pharmacological treatments, but current guidelines provide little information on their pharmacological tr...

    Authors: Yasushi Kawamata, Norio Yasui-Furukori, Naoto Adachi, Hitoshi Ueda, Seiji Hongo, Takaharu Azekawa, Yukihisa Kubota, Eiichi Katsumoto, Koji Edagawa, Eiichiro Goto, Kazuhira Miki, Masaki Kato, Atsuo Nakagawa, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Takashi Tsuboi, Reiji Yoshimura…
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:37
  12. Among forensic patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders, the association between symptomatology and violence is still not entirely clear in literature, especially because symptoms shift both during the a...

    Authors: Chiara Buizza, Cosmo Strozza, Giulio Sbravati, Giovanni de Girolamo, Clarissa Ferrari, Laura Iozzino, Ambra Macis, Harry G. Kennedy and Valentina Candini
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:36
  13. Little is known about the gender characteristics and the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) impact on psychiatric department outpatients in general hospitals in China.

    Authors: Wenli He, Danhong Xu, Jiafeng Wang, Yuze Shen, Zheng Lin, Liemin Ruan and Qiaozhen Chen
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:35
  14. Amiodarone is a commonly used antiarrhythmic for the treatment of atrial fibrillation with a unique pharmacokinetic profile. While general side effects can be frequently associated with amiodarone, psychiatric...

    Authors: Jessica Molinaro, Peter DeVries, Jennifer Ha and Jennifer M. Knight
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:34
  15. Non-adherence in patients with bipolar disorder (BD) results in symptoms, such as aggravation, BD recurrence, emergency room visits, re-hospitalization, and poor psychosocial outcomes. Though non-adherence rat...

    Authors: HyunChul Youn, Moon-Soo Lee, Hyun-Ghang Jeong and Seung‑Hyun Kim
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:33
  16. Vitamin D can influence more than 200 genes in various tissues showing its credibility among the fat-soluble vitamins. Vitamin D deficiency is directly proportional to major clinical conditions such as cardiov...

    Authors: Bashir khan, Huma Shafiq, Seyyedha Abbas, Summeira Jabeen, Sikandar Ali Khan, Tayyaba Afsar, Ali Almajwal, Nawaf W. Alruwaili, Dara al-disi, Sultan Alenezi, Zahida Parveen and Suhail Razak
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:32
  17. The COVID-19 pandemic has generated an unprecedented global crisis that is profoundly affecting mental health and mental health care. The aim of this study was to survey a relatively large group of Italian phy...

    Authors: Alessandro Cuomo, Mario Amore, Maria Felice Arezzo, Sergio De Filippis, Alessandra De Rose, Silvestro La Pia, Alessandro Pirani, Riccardo Torta and Andrea Fagiolini
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:30
  18. Despite concerns on mental health problems related to lockdowns, recent reports revealed a reduction in psychiatric admissions in Emergency Departments (ED) during the lockdown period compared with the previou...

    Authors: Martina Brandizzi, Annalivia Polselli, Valentina Corigliano, Stefano Maria Tamorri, Paola Venturini, Antonella Azzoni, Silvia Grasso, Antonio Onofri, Salvatore Pesce, Fiammetta Romani, Gian Marco Polselli and Alberto Forte
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:29
  19. Suicide and cancer are serious public health problems worldwide, and people living with cancer are at high risk of having suicidal behaviors, such as ideation, plan and attempt. Patients with cancer had high p...

    Authors: Alemayehu Molla, Mekidem Aderaw, Haregewoin Mulat, Biruk Fanta, Goshu Nenko and Aynishet Adane
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:28
  20. Expressed emotion (EE) measures the emotion among caregivers of schizophrenic patients and is predictive of symptom levels in a range of medical and psychiatric conditions. It is worth assessing expressed emot...

    Authors: Bethlehem Yimam, Matiwos Soboka, Yemiamrew Getachew, Bezaye Alemu, Gutema Ahmed, Elias Tesfaye and Mogesie Necho
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:27
  21. Psychiatric patients could be at risk of worse outcomes from COVID-19 than the general population. The primary objective of the present study was to describe the symptoms and clinical characteristics of COVID-...

    Authors: Marouan Zoghbi, Chadia Haddad, Wael Khansa, Elie Karam, Angela Chamoun and Dory Hachem
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:26
  22. Aberrant salience is a well-known construct associated with the development and maintenance of psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia. However, only a few studies have investigated aberrance salience as a trait, ...

    Authors: Valentina Pugliese, Renato de Filippis, Matteo Aloi, Paola Rotella, Elvira Anna Carbone, Raffaele Gaetano and Pasquale De Fazio
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:25
  23. The opioid tramadol is used as analgesic drug, and more recently was also proposed for the management of major depressive disorder. However, growing evidence suggests a link between opioid system dysfunction a...

    Authors: Bénédicte Nobile, Marine Bonnin, Emilie Olié and Philippe Courtet
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:24
  24. Hypertension is a major risk factor of cardiovascular mortality. Mood disorders represent a growing public health problem worldwide. A complex relationship is present between mood disorders and cardiovascular ...

    Authors: Zsófia Nemcsik-Bencze, Beáta Kőrösi, Helga Gyöngyösi, Dóra Batta, Andrea László, Péter Torzsa, Illés Kovács, Zoltán Rihmer, Xénia Gonda and János Nemcsik
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:23
  25. Emotional blunting is common in patients with depression. An online survey was undertaken to assess the experience of emotional blunting, and its impact on functioning and quality of life, in the acute and rem...

    Authors: Michael Cronquist Christensen, Hongye Ren and Andrea Fagiolini
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:22
  26. This international online survey investigated the experience and impact of emotional blunting in the acute and remission phases of depression from the perspective of patients and healthcare providers (HCPs). T...

    Authors: Michael Cronquist Christensen, Hongye Ren and Andrea Fagiolini
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:21
  27. Emotional blunting is a common symptom in people with depression and an important factor preventing full functional recovery. This international survey investigated the experience of emotional blunting in the ...

    Authors: Michael Cronquist Christensen, Hongye Ren and Andrea Fagiolini
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:20
  28. Little is known about the role of protective factors in suicidal ideation among medical students. This study aimed to examine the association between suicidal ideation and protective (self-esteem/ego-resilienc...

    Authors: Eun Hyun Seo, Hae-Jung Yang, Seung-Gon Kim and Hyung-Jun Yoon
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:19
  29. Grief is the physical or mental suffering experienced after a major loss, usually the death of a loved one. It is a universal experience, but sociocultural factors, such as cultural or ethnic identity and reli...

    Authors: Frances Adiukwu, Leila Kamalzadeh, Mariana Pinto da Costa, Ramdas Ransing, Renato de Filippis, Victor Pereira-Sanchez, Amine Larnaout, Jairo M. Gonzalez-Diaz, Mario Eid, Zulvia Syarif, Laura Orsolini, Rodrigo Ramalho, Ramyadarshni Vadivel and Mohammadreza Shalbafan
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:18
  30. Reports on longitudinal trends in mental health-related (MHR) emergency department (ED) utilization spanning the pre- and post-pandemic periods are lacking, along with evidence comparing healthcare services ut...

    Authors: Gabrielle Beaudry, Olivier Drouin, Jocelyn Gravel, Anna Smyrnova, Andreas Bender, Massimiliano Orri, Marie-Claude Geoffroy and Nicholas Chadi
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:17
  31. To identify the psychiatric profile of patients hospitalized due to self-intoxication associated with suicide-related behavior (SRB).

    Authors: Maja Lumpe, Johannes Schurr, Christian Rabe, Armin Ott, Tobias Zellner, Michael Rentrop, Florian Eyer and Stefanie Geith
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:16
  32. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by a complex and multifaceted neurobehavioral syndrome. In the last decades, several studies highlighted an increased prevalence o...

    Authors: Liliana Dell’Osso, Leonardo Massoni, Simone Battaglini, Ivan Mirko Cremone, Claudia Carmassi and Barbara Carpita
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:13
  33. The prevalence of anxiety and depression symptoms among caretakers of children with atopic dermatitis (AD) and associated factors is unclear. The study was designed to explore anxiety and depression symptoms a...

    Authors: Wei Su, Hongguang Chen, Ying Gao, Qin Qin, Boqi Liu, Wei Deng, Yuhan Wang, Gaolei Zhang and Xiaoyan Liu
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:12
  34. Not only did the ongoing CoronaVIrus Disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic cause a massive number of casualties, but also there is growing concern that the burden of its psychological aftermaths will only show up yea...

    Authors: Ramona Di Stefano, Angelica Di Pietro, Dalila Talevi, Alessandro Rossi, Valentina Socci, Francesca Pacitti and Rodolfo Rossi
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:11
  35. Emotional blunting—inability to feel positive or negative emotions, detachment, or reduced emotional responsiveness—is common in people with depression. However, there is a paucity of studies comprehensively i...

    Authors: Michael Cronquist Christensen, Hongye Ren and Andrea Fagiolini
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:10
  36. Wearing facemasks is of proven efficacy as a public health protective measure against COVID-19. Currently there are no observational data concerning the wearing of facemasks and the adherence to guidelines con...

    Authors: Konstantinos N. Fountoulakis, Joao Breda, Marianna P. Arletou, Anastasios I. Charalampakis, Maria G. Karypidou, Konstantina S. Kotorli, Christina G. Koutsoudi, Eleftheria S. Ladia, Calypso A. Mitkani, Vasiliki N. Mpouri, Anastasia C. Samara, Aikaterini S. Stravoravdi, Ioannis G. Tsiamis, Aphrodite Tzortzi, Maria A. Vamvaka, Charikleia N. Zacharopoulou…
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:9
  37. Aberrant salience is the incorrect assignment of salience, significance, or value to different innocuous stimuli that might precede the onset of psychotic symptoms. The present study aimed to perform a prelimi...

    Authors: Andrea Ballerini, Marta Tortorelli, Paolo Marino, Cristina Appignanesi, Cinzia Baschirotto, Luca Mallardo, Tommaso Tofani, Francesco Pietrini, Giulio D’Anna, Andrea Rossi, Valdo Ricca and Marina Santella
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:8
  38. We assessed the moderating effect of pre-pandemic mental disorders on the association of COVID-related perceived stress and social support with mental health.

    Authors: Anna Monistrol-Mula, Mireia Felez-Nobrega, Joan Domènech-Abella, Philippe Mortier, Paula Cristóbal-Narváez, Gemma Vilagut, Beatriz Olaya, Montse Ferrer, Aina Gabarrell-Pascuet, Jordi Alonso and Josep Maria Haro
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:7
  39. Both the frequency of court-ordered treatments (COT) for offenders and prevalence of mental disorders among regular prison inmates steadily increased in most western countries. Whether there are major sociodem...

    Authors: Isabella D’Orta, François R. Herrmann and Panteleimon Giannakopoulos
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:6
  40. Problematic Internet Use is defined as a use of the Internet which leads to various difficulties. The aim of this study was to check whether Problematic Internet Use is associated with health risks, such as: a...

    Authors: Marta Kożybska, Jacek Kurpisz, Iwona Radlińska, Edyta Skwirczyńska, Natalia Serwin, Paulina Zabielska, Artur Kotwas, Beata Karakiewicz, Zofia Lebiecka, Jerzy Samochowiec and Kinga Flaga-Gieruszyńska
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:5
  41. Impaired cognitive function is a central symptom of schizophrenia and is often correlated with inferior global functional outcomes. However, the role of some neurobiological factors such as cortical structure ...

    Authors: Qianqian Wei, Wei Yan, Rongrong Zhang, Xuna Yang and Shiping Xie
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:4
  42. We all have narcissism, but in some cases, the perception of narcissism becomes extreme and pathological. Systematic research has shown that there are three subtypes typical of narcissistic personality disorde...

    Authors: Glen O. Gabbard
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:3
  43. Patient satisfaction is defined as the perception that one’s general health care needs are being met. Prior research suggests that positive patient satisfaction with health care facilitates the physician–patie...

    Authors: Magdalena Romanowicz, Tyler S. Oesterle, Paul E. Croarkin and Bruce Sutor
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:2
  44. Over the past decade, increasing attention has been paid on post stroke suicide (PSS), which is one of complications of stroke. The rates of stroke and suicide are relatively high, especially in Asian populati...

    Authors: Shuangmei Zhang, Anrong Wang, Weifeng Zhu, Zhaoyang Qiu and Zhaoxu Zhang
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2022 21:1
  45. The apolipoprotein E (ApoE) gene polymorphisms are correlated with blood lipid levels and several neuropsychiatric symptoms. Therefore, this study aimed to examine whether the ApoE rs429358 affected the developme...

    Authors: Wenwang Rao, Xiangfei Meng, Keqing Li, Yunshu Zhang and Xiang Yang Zhang
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2021 20:56
  46. Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease. It is also one of the most common geriatric psychiatric disorders and a major risk fact...

    Authors: Yosef Zenebe, Baye Akele, Mulugeta W/Selassie and Mogesie Necho
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2021 20:55