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  1. Studies conducted in primary care as well as in psychiatric settings show that more than half of patients suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD) have poor adherence to antidepressants. Patients prematu...

    Authors: Bernardo Dell’Osso, Umberto Albert, Giuseppe Carrà, Maurizio Pompili, Maria Giulia Nanni, Massimo Pasquini, Nicola Poloni, Andrea Raballo, Fabio Sambataro, Gianluca Serafini, Caterina Viganò, Koen Demyttenaere, Roger S. McIntyre and Andrea Fiorillo

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:61

    Content type: Review

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  2. Population-based reference data on frequently used questionnaires are important for comparative purposes. Due to changes in health and lifestyles, such data should be updated every other decade. The objectives...

    Authors: Alv A. Dahl, Kjersti Støen Grotmol, Marianne Jensen Hjermstad, Cecilie Essholt Kiserud and Jon Håvard Loge

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:60

    Content type: Primary research

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  3. Postpartum depression is a common psychiatric complaint of women following delivery and a multitude of psychosocial, maternal, newborn and husband-related factors were contributing to it. This condition has a ...

    Authors: Mogesie Necho, Asmare Belete and Yosef Zenebe

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:59

    Content type: Primary research

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  4. During the prodromal phase of psychosis, individuals may experience an aberrant attribution of salience to irrelevant stimuli. The concept of aberrant salience has been hypothesized to be a central mechanism i...

    Authors: Philippe Golay, Julien Laloyaux, Mihaela Moga, Clara Della Libera, Frank Larøi and Charles Bonsack

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:58

    Content type: Primary research

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  5. Preliminary studies have tested nicotine as a novel treatment for OCD patients who respond partially/incompletely or not at all to first and second-line treatment strategies, with the former represented by SSR...

    Authors: Daria Piacentino, Annalisa Maraone, Valentina Roselli, Isabella Berardelli, Massimo Biondi, Georgios D. Kotzalidis and Massimo Pasquini

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:57

    Content type: Review

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  6. The challenges faced by professionals when working in the field of psychiatry require the development of adequate defensive and coping mechanisms. This study aimed to explore both coping strategies and defense...

    Authors: Anca-Livia Panfil, Mirela Frandes, Aurel Nirestean, Marinela Hurmuz, Diana Lungeanu, Madalina Cristanovici, Laura Lemeti, Andra Isac, Ion Papava and Cristina Bredicean

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:56

    Content type: Primary research

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  7. Management of schizophrenia is sub-optimal in many patients. Targeting negative symptoms, among the most debilitating aspects of schizophrenia, together with positive symptoms, can result in significant functi...

    Authors: Andrea Fagiolini, José Ángel Alcalá, Thomas Aubel, Wojciech Bienkiewicz, Mats Magnus Knut Bogren, Joaquim Gago, Giancarlo Cerveri, Michael Colla, Francisco Collazos Sanchez, Alessandro Cuomo, Frieling Helge, Eduardo Iacoponi, Per-Axel Karlsson, Pradeep Peddu, Mauro Pettorruso, Henrique Jorge Ramos Pereira…

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:55

    Content type: Review

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  8. One of the main causes of death in psychiatric patients is cardiovascular diseases which are closely related with lifestyle-related diseases. Psychiatric disorders include schizophrenia and mood disorders, who...

    Authors: Yoriyasu Uju, Tetsuto Kanzaki, Yuki Yamasaki, Tadayuki Kondo, Hideki Nanasawa, Yu Takeuchi, Yuta Yanagisawa, Shun Kusanishi, Chieko Nakano, Tetsuro Enomoto, Akahito Sako, Hidekazu Yanai, Shunichi Mishima, Seisuke Mimori, Kazuei Igarashi, Tsuyoshi Takizawa…

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:53

    Content type: Primary research

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  9. Several studies demonstrated the role of depressive mood and cognitive impairment in the background of elevated mortality and decreased Quality of Life (QoL) in old age. Our aim was to assess depressive and co...

    Authors: Viktor Voros, Sandor Fekete, Tamas Tenyi, Zoltan Rihmer, Ilona Szili and Peter Osvath

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:52

    Content type: Primary research

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  10. Perinatal depression (PND) is a major complication of pregnancy and many risk factors have been associated with its development both during pregnancy and postpartum. The transition to motherhood activates the ...

    Authors: Emanuela Bianciardi, Cristina Vito, Sophia Betrò, Alberto De Stefano, Alberto Siracusano and Cinzia Niolu

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:51

    Content type: Primary research

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  11. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a recurrent illness with high rates of chronicity, treatment-resistance, and significant economic impact. S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe), a molecule that is formed naturally in the...

    Authors: Alessandro Cuomo, Bruno Beccarini Crescenzi, Simone Bolognesi, Arianna Goracci, Despoina Koukouna, Rodolfo Rossi and Andrea Fagiolini

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:50

    Content type: Review

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  12. Valproate-induced hypothyroidism is a rare condition and has been considered asymptomatic. Here, we report a case of bipolar I disorder who developed symptomatic valproate-induced hypothyroidism.

    Authors: Tadashi Kanamori, Masahiro Suzuki, Yoshiyuki Kaneko, Kouju Yamada, Hideyuki Kubo and Makoto Uchiyama

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:49

    Content type: Case report

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  13. Hypothyroidism is a common condition in the general population. While myxedema is a known complication, we present a case highlighting a late-onset presentation of psychosis with confounding cognitive impairme...

    Authors: Janette C. Leal and Allison H. Beito

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:48

    Content type: Case report

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

    Authors: Berhanu Yeshanew, Asmare Belete, Mogesie Necho, Shegaye Shumet, Zegeye Yohannis Maja and Dessie Abebaw Agnaw

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:47

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:12

  15. This study investigated the effects of Islamic religious and breathing techniques with heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback therapies on HRV and psycho-physiologic coherence (resonance frequency), depressi...

    Authors: Mohiadin Amjadian, Hadi Bahrami Ehsan, Kaivan Saboni, Siamak Vahedi, Reza Rostami and Daem Roshani

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:46

    Content type: Primary research

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

    Authors: Rajiv Tandon, William R. Lenderking, Catherine Weiss, Huda Shalhoub, Carla Dias Barbosa, Jun Chen, Mallik Greene, Stine R. Meehan, Laëtitia Bouérat Duvold, Celso Arango, Ofer Agid and David Castle

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:45

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:42

  17. Suicide ideation and attempt are more highly prevalent among medical students compared to the general population. Suicidal thought negatively impacts the quality of life, physical, and mental well-being of the...

    Authors: Getachew Tesfaw Desalegn, Mesele Wondie, Saron Dereje and Adanech Addisu

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:44

    Content type: Primary research

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  18. Shared decision-making (SDM) is a process in which the doctor provides clear and complete medical information to patients about their treatment, and patients provide information on his/her preferences. Patient...

    Authors: Andrea Fiorillo, Stefano Barlati, Antonello Bellomo, Giulio Corrivetti, Giuseppe Nicolò, Gaia Sampogna, Valentina Stanga, Franco Veltro, Giuseppe Maina and Antonio Vita

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:43

    Content type: Review

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  19. It is well established that the different antipsychotics used for schizophrenia symptoms differ substantially in their side effects. However, relatively little is known about the impact of these side effects o...

    Authors: Rajiv Tandon, William R. Lenderking, Catherine Weiss, Huda Shalhoub, Carla Dias Barbosa, Jun Chen, Mallik Greene, Stine R. Meehan, Laëtitia Bouérat Duvold, Celso Arango, Ofer Agid and David Castle

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:42

    Content type: Primary research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:45

  20. Perinatal depression is one of the important mental illnesses among women. However, not enough reviews have been done, and a certain consensus has not been obtained about the prevalence of perinatal depression...

    Authors: Keita Tokumitsu, Norio Sugawara, Kazushi Maruo, Toshihito Suzuki, Kazutaka Shimoda and Norio Yasui-Furukori

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:41

    Content type: Review

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  21. Impaired sleep quality affects judgment, psychomotor skills, memory, decision-making, concentration, and attention. It might also contribute to the development of new physical health problems, as well as exace...

    Authors: Yibeltal Getachew, Telake Azale and Mogesie Necho

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:40

    Content type: Primary research

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  22. The clinical course of schizophrenia varies among patients and is difficult to predict. Some patient populations present persistent negative symptoms, referred to as the deficit syndrome. Compared to relatives...

    Authors: Anna Michalczyk, Justyna Pełka-Wysiecka, Jolanta Kucharska-Mazur, Michał Wroński, Błażej Misiak and Jerzy Samochowiec

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:39

    Content type: Primary research

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  23. Previous research studies have assessed the relationship between attention to social information and peripheral (e.g., plasma and salivary) oxytocin (OT) levels in typically developing (TD) children and childr...

    Authors: T. Fujioka, T. X. Fujisawa, K. Inohara, Y. Okamoto, Y. Matsumura, K. J. Tsuchiya, T. Katayama, T. Munesue, A. Tomoda, Y. Wada and H. Kosaka

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:38

    Content type: Primary research

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  24. Depression is a major contributor to disability-adjusted life years (DALY) lost in the world. Dietary patterns are widely used to investigate diet–disease relations. In the current study, the relationship betw...

    Authors: Gity Sotoudeh, Firoozeh Raisi, Maryam Amini, Reza Majdzadeh, Mahdieh Hosseinzadeh, Fatemeh Khorram Rouz and Maryam Khosravi

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:37

    Content type: Primary research

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  25. Metacognitive functions play a key role in understanding which psychological variables underlying the personality might lead a person with a severe mental disorder to commit violent acts against others. The ai...

    Authors: Valentina Candini, Marta Ghisi, Giorgio Bianconi, Viola Bulgari, Antonino Carcione, Cesare Cavalera, Giovanni Conte, Marta Cricelli, Maria Teresa Ferla, Clarissa Ferrari, Laura Iozzino, Ambra Macis, Giuseppe Nicolò, Alberto Stefana and Giovanni de Girolamo

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:36

    Content type: Primary research

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  26. Mood disorders in older people are an increasingly serious health and social problem, and their prevalence increases with age. The most common mood disorders are bipolar disorder, which is the occurrence of ma...

    Authors: Mateusz Cybulski, Lukasz Cybulski, Elzbieta Krajewska-Kulak, Magda Orzechowska, Urszula Cwalina and Beata Kowalewska

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:35

    Content type: Primary research

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  27. Patients with schizophrenia and related disorders (SRD) are more predisposed to having cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) compared to the general population due to a combination of lifestyle factors and expos...

    Authors: Mª Carmen Castillejos, Carlos Martín-Pérez, Antonio García-Ruiz, Fermín Mayoral-Cleries and Berta Moreno-Küstner

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:34

    Content type: Primary research

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  28. Mania usually occurs secondary to organic etiologies such as head trauma within a short time of the primary condition’s onset; however, there have been a few cases reported in the literature of long time spans...

    Authors: Hiroki Yoshino, Chieko Aoki, Soichiro Kitamura, Kazuhiko Yamamuro, Shohei Tanaka and Toshifumi Kishimoto

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:32

    Content type: Case report

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  29. The novel approaches to psychiatric classification assume that disorders, contrary to what was previously thought, are not completely separate phenomena. In this regard, in addition to symptom-based criteria, ...

    Authors: Sajedeh Hamidian, Abbas Pourshahbaz, Ali Bozorgmehr, Esmaeil Shahsavand Ananloo, Behrooz Dolatshahi and Mina Ohadi

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:31

    Content type: Review

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  30. Medical education is proven to be associated with a high degree of psychological stress. Different coping strategies used by students have been investigated on their efficacy. So far, studies on medical studen...

    Authors: M. Pawlaczyk, J. Siembida, K. Balaj and A. Rajewska-Rager

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:29

    Content type: Primary research

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  31. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported an error in the legend of Table 2.

    Authors: Luca Steardo Jr, Mario Luciano, Gaia Sampogna, Francesca Zinno, Pasquale Saviano, Filippo Staltari, Cristina Segura Garcia, Pasquale De Fazio and Andrea Fiorillo

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:28

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:15

  32. In psychiatry, the information conveyed by diagnosis (i.e., the “type” to which the individual patient is reconducted) is in itself insufficient for therapeutic and prognostic purposes. Hence the need for a mo...

    Authors: Mario Maj

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:27

    Content type: Review

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  33. Mental disorders are common amongst patients in primary care. There are no published studies on the prevalence of mental disorders in primary care patients in Latvia. The purpose of the study was to evaluate t...

    Authors: Elmars Rancans, Lubova Renemane, Anda Kivite-Urtane and Douglas Ziedonis

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:25

    Content type: Primary research

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  34. Depression during pregnancy, the most prevalent mental health problem, can alter fetal development and has important consequences on the offspring’s physical and mental health. Evidence suggests increasing rat...

    Authors: Takele Tiki, Kefyalew Taye and Bereket Duko

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:24

    Content type: Primary research

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  35. Tardive dystonia associated with antidepressant use is rare and often under-recognized. We had an experience with trazodone, which is used for delirium and insomnia prescribed in general hospital, inducing tar...

    Authors: Yoshinori Kadota, Hikaru Hori, Michiko Takayama, Chikako Okabe and Naotoshi Ohara

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:23

    Content type: Case report

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  36. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood and adolescence, affecting 2.2 to 17.8% of all school-aged children and adolescents. ADHD in childre...

    Authors: Getinet Ayano, Kalkidan Yohannes and Mebratu Abraha

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:21

    Content type: Review

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  37. Globally, more than 450 million people suffer from a mental or behavioral disorder. Psychiatric disorder and its duration, physical illness, family history of mental illness, previous suicidal attempt, unemplo...

    Authors: Abreha Tsegay, Ashenafi Damte and Adam Kiros

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:20

    Content type: Primary research

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  38. Depression is one of the most common and overwhelming mental disorder in patients with epilepsy. Despite its high prevalence, depression continues to be under-recognized and undertreated. This study aimed to a...

    Authors: Nigus Alemnew Engidaw, Lemi Bacha and Adamu Kenea

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:19

    Content type: Primary research

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  39. In a context of the potential epidemic nature of both diabetes mellitus (DM) and depression had negative effects in cases of disability and mortality. Coexisting depression had been linked to morbidity and mor...

    Authors: Teshager Woldegiorgis Abate and Haileyesus Gedamu

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:18

    Content type: Primary research

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  40. Substance abuse among young people has become a serious public health problem for years. The risk of relapse among illicit drug use is essential for developing adequate substance reuse prevention policies. The...

    Authors: Yu-Han You, Shing-Fang Lu, Chih-Pu Tsai, Mei-Yen Chen, Chin-Yin Lin, Mian-Yoon Chong, Wen-Jiun Chou, Yi-Syuan Chen and Liang-Jen Wang

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:17

    Content type: Primary research

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  41. Khat use is a widely spreading public health problem affecting the most economically productive population areas in Ethiopia. Khat use among students has been linked with mental, physical, social, and psycholo...

    Authors: Wondale Getinet Alemu, Tadele Amare Zeleke, Wubet Worku Takele and Shegaye Shumet Mekonnen

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:16

    Content type: Review

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  42. Bipolar disorder (BD) is one of the most burdensome mental disorder, with a lifetime prevalence of 2.4%, with a prevalence of 0.6% for bipolar type I and 0.4% for bipolar type II. Several interventions have be...

    Authors: Luca Steardo Jr, Mario Luciano, Gaia Sampogna, Francesca Zinno, Pasquale Saviano, Filippo Staltari, Cristina Segura Garcia, Pasquale De Fazio and Andrea Fiorillo

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:15

    Content type: Primary research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:28

  43. The relationship between anxiety and dietary fat quality (DFQ) has not been well studied. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between anxiety disorder and fatty acids’ intake in women.

    Authors: Fatemeh Fatemi, Fereydoun Siassi, Mostafa Qorbani and Gity Sotoudeh

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:14

    Content type: Primary research

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  44. About 76% and 85% of people in low and middle-income countries with severe mental illness did not get management because of fear of expected discrimination. Studying the intention to seek help for mental illne...

    Authors: Berhanu Yeshanew, Asmare Belete and Mogesie Necho

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:12

    Content type: Primary research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:47