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  1. Content type: Review

    It remains unclear whether psychotic features increase the risk of completed suicides in unipolar depression. The present systematic review coupled with a meta-analysis attempts to elucidate whether unipolar p...

    Authors: Rossetos Gournellis, Kalliopi Tournikioti, Giota Touloumi, Christos Thomadakis, Panayiota G. Michalopoulou, Ioannis Michopoulos, Christos Christodoulou, Athanasia Papadopoulou and Athanasios Douzenis

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:39

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  2. Content type: Primary research

    When the minority college students from the ethnic minority communities come to study in Chinese Han region, they encounter adapting difficulties of culture and socio-psychology, in which empathy plays a cruci...

    Authors: Yanjun Zhang, JiuYu Xiang, Jianlin Wen, Wei Bian, Liangbin Sun and Ziran Bai

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:38

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  3. Content type: Primary research

    Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a known major risk factor for suicide and is one of the most common mental disorders. Meanwhile, gender differences in suicidal behavior have long been recognized including t...

    Authors: Shengnan Wei, Miao Chang, Ran Zhang, Xiaowei Jiang, Fei Wang and Yanqing Tang

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:37

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  4. Content type: Primary research

    Personality disorders (PDs) have been associated with both violent crimes and homicides in many studies. The proportion of PDs among prisoners reaches up to 80%. For male prisoners, the most common PD in the l...

    Authors: Athanasios Apostolopoulos, Ioannis Michopoulos, Ioannis Zachos, Emmanouil Rizos, Georgios Tzeferakos, Vasiliki Manthou, Charalambos Papageorgiou and Athanasios Douzenis

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:35

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  5. Content type: Primary research

    Depression is one of the most disabling and chronic mental illnesses. Despite its high burden, many people suffering from depression did not perceive that they had a treatable illness and consequently most of ...

    Authors: Melak Menberu, Tesfa Mekonen, Telake Azale, Getinet Ayano, Solomon Yimer, Asmamaw Getnet, Amsalu Belete, Sitotaw Kerie and Wubalem Fekadu

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:34

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  6. Content type: Primary research

    Depression is highly underdiagnosed in primary care settings in Latvia. Screening for depression in primary care is potentially an efficient way to find undetected case s and improve diagnostics. We aimed to v...

    Authors: Elmars Rancans, Marcis Trapencieris, Rolands Ivanovs and Jelena Vrublevska

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:33

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  7. Content type: Primary research

    The associations between depression and immunity were investigated by measuring the scores of Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD) and peripheral lymphocyte parameters in patients with major depressive ...

    Authors: Yang-Whan Jeon, Sang-Ick Han and E. Jin Park

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:32

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  8. Content type: Primary research

    Preterm birth occurs among 9.6% of births worldwide and is the leading cause of long-term neurodevelopmental disabilities among children and also responsible for 28% of neonatal deaths. No single etiological f...

    Authors: Kingi Mochache, Muthoni Mathai, Onesmus Gachuno, Ann Vander Stoep and Manasi Kumar

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:31

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  9. Content type: Primary research

    Globally adolescents continue to have an upward trend in HIV incidence and AIDS-related mortality. The interplay between the rapid physical growth, sexual maturation, and enormous albeit slow-evolving cognitiv...

    Authors: Douglas Gaitho, Manasi Kumar, Dalton Wamalwa, Grace Nduku Wambua and Ruth Nduati

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:29

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  10. Content type: Primary research

    Hospital-based physicians must routinely decide whether patients receiving care in the emergency room require admission to an acute care bed. We endeavoured to understand clinician-related factors that influen...

    Authors: Jay Moss, Dippy Nauranga, Doyoung Kim, Michael Rosen, Karen Wang and Krista Lanctot

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:30

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  11. Content type: Primary research

    The purpose of this study was twofold: (a) to investigate the prevalence of Internet gaming disorder (IGD) among Italian university students and (b) to explore the associations between the former and dissociat...

    Authors: Concetta De Pasquale, Carmela Dinaro and Federica Sciacca

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:28

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  12. Content type: Primary research

    Depression is the most frequently and highly occurring mental disorders in epilepsy patients. When depression is comorbid with epilepsy, it leads to low employment and poor quality of life. Thus, the aim of th...

    Authors: Asrat Chaka, Tadesse Awoke, Zegeye Yohannis, Getinet Ayano, Minale Tareke, Andargie Abate and Mulugeta Nega

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:27

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  13. Content type: Primary research

    The study of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is an important topic in mental health around the globe. However, there is the need for more evidence about the cumulative influence of psychological variabl...

    Authors: Angela J. Pereira-Morales, Ana Adan, Sandra Lopez-Leon and Diego A. Forero

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:25

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Neurosyphilis remains a diagnostic challenge in current psychiatric practice because of its pleomorphic psychiatric manifestations. Although neurosyphilis can present with a wide range of psychiatric symptoms,...

    Authors: Eun Hyun Seo, Hae Jung Yang, Sang Hoon Kim, Jung Hyun Park and Hyung-Jun Yoon

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:24

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  15. Content type: Primary research

    Dopaminergic and opioid systems are involved in mediating drug reward and reinforcement of various types of substances including psychoactive compounds. Genes of both systems have been candidate for investigat...

    Authors: Hiba Alblooshi, Gary Hulse, Wael Osman, Ahmed El Kashef, Mansour Shawky, Hamad Al Ghaferi, Habiba Al Safar and Guan K. Tay

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:22

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  16. Content type: Primary research

    People with severe mental disorders are associated with increased risk of suicide and suicide attempts compared to the general population. In low and middle-income countries, research concerning suicide attemp...

    Authors: Bereket Duko and Getinet Ayano

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:23

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  17. Content type: Primary research

    Emergency Department (ED) visits for suicide attempts have been described worldwide; however, the populations studied were predominantly Western European, North American, or East Asian. This study aims to desc...

    Authors: Imad El Majzoub, Christopher El Khuri, Karim Hajjar, Ralphe Bou Chebl, Farid Talih, Maha Makki, Aurelie Mailhac and Gilbert Abou Dagher

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:21

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  18. Content type: Primary research

    Despite the current treatments available for panic disorder (PD), as many as one-third of patients have persistent and treatment-resistant panic attacks. Vortioxetine is an approved medicine for major depressi...

    Authors: Anish Shah and Joanne Northcutt

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:19

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  19. Content type: Primary research

    Despite the availability of effective antidepressants, about half of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) display an inadequate response to their initial treatment. A large patient survey recently rep...

    Authors: Rajnish Mago, Andrea Fagiolini, Emmanuelle Weiller and Catherine Weiss

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:20

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  20. Content type: Primary research

    Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that affects approximately 10–15% of adult mothers yearly. This study sought to determine the prevalence of postpartum depression and interventions utilized for its man...

    Authors: Reindolf Anokye, Enoch Acheampong, Amy Budu-Ainooson, Edmund Isaac Obeng and Adjei Gyimah Akwasi

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:18

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  21. Content type: Review

    People with severe mental disorders (SMDs) are associated with increased risk of infectious disease including human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV) and hepatitis viruses, such as hepatitis B virus (HBV)...

    Authors: Getinet Ayano, Mikiyas Tulu, Kibrom Haile, Dawit Assefa, Yodit Habtamu, Gebresilassie Araya and Zegeye Yohannis

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:16

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  22. Content type: Primary research

    A number of risk factors for Internet addiction among adolescents have been identified to be associated with their behavior, familial, and parental factors. However, few studies have focused on the relationshi...

    Authors: Dong-Woo Choi, Sung-Youn Chun, Sang Ah Lee, Kyu-Tae Han and Eun-Cheol Park

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:15

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  23. Content type: Primary research

    Emergency services personnel face frequent exposure to potentially traumatic events, with the potential for chronic symptomatic distress. The DSM-5 recently recognized a particular risk for post-traumatic stre...

    Authors: Claudia Carmassi, Camilla Gesi, Martina Corsi, Ivan M. Cremone, Carlo A. Bertelloni, Enrico Massimetti, Maria Cristina Olivieri, Ciro Conversano, Massimo Santini and Liliana Dell’Osso

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:17

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  24. Content type: Primary research

    Over-standard methadone doses are generally needed in the treatment of heroin use disorder (HUD) patients that display concomitant high-severity psychopathological symptomatology. A flexible dosing regimen may...

    Authors: Angelo G. I. Maremmani, Alessandro Pallucchini, Luca Rovai, Silvia Bacciardi, Vincenza Spera, Marco Maiello, Giulio Perugi and Icro Maremmani

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:14

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  25. Content type: Primary research

    This study aimed to detect if there were differences in compassion fatigue (CF) among nurses based on substance use and demographic variables of gender, marital status, type of health institution and income.

    Authors: Reem Jarrad, Sawsan Hammad, Tagreed Shawashi and Naser Mahmoud

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:13

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  26. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that an author’s name was spelt incorrectly in the original published article. Getinet Ayano was previously spelt “Getnet Ayano”. This...

    Authors: Kelelemua Haile, Tadesse Awoke, Getinet Ayano, Minale Tareke, Andargie Abate and Mulugeta Nega

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:12

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    The original article was published in Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:4

  27. Content type: Primary research

    Psychiatric morbidity is commonly associated with HIV disease and may have adverse effects. This aspect may be overlooked at comprehensive HIV care centers in Low and Middle-Income Countries.

    Authors: Pauline W. Ng’ang’a, Muthoni Mathai, Anne Obondo, Teresia Mutavi and Manasi Kumar

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:11

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  28. Content type: Primary research

    Exercise is currently seen as an effective treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD). However, existing studies have focused mainly on mild-to-moderate depression. The moderate positive effect of exercise ...

    Authors: Frank Kruisdijk, Ingrid Hendriksen, Erwin Tak, Aart-Jan Beekman and Marijke Hopman-Rock

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:10

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  29. Content type: Case report

    Early intervention for preschoolers with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is important considering the impact on their prognosis. Parent–Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a psychotherapy treat...

    Authors: Nana Hosogane, Masaki Kodaira, Nozomi Kihara, Kazuhiko Saito and Toshiko Kamo

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:9

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  30. Content type: Primary research

    Agitation is a common feature of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Previous research indicates that specific symptoms impact caregiver burden in these conditions, but the impact of agitation on caregiver exp...

    Authors: Sophee Blanthorn-Hazell, Alfredo Gracia, Jenna Roberts, Anca Boldeanu and Davneet Judge

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:8

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  31. Content type: Primary research

    Off-label prescribing of psychoactive drugs is a common practice in psychiatry. Here, we sought to investigate the frequency of off-label prescribing in a population of hospitalized patients with a somatic ill...

    Authors: Caroline Lücke, Jürgen M. Gschossmann, Teja W. Grömer, Sebastian Moeller, Charlotte E. Schneider, Aikaterini Zikidi, Alexandra Philipsen and Helge H. O. Müller

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:7

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  32. Content type: Correction

    Unfortunately, after publication of this article [1], it was noticed that the affiliation of Rainer Schaefert is incorrectly displayed as, “Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics, Universit...

    Authors: Nana Xiong, Jing Wei, Kurt Fritzsche, Rainer Leonhart, Xia Hong, Tao Li, Jing Jiang, Liming Zhu, Guoqing Tian, Xudong Zhao, Lan Zhang and Rainer Schaefert

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:6

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    The original article was published in Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:35

  33. Content type: Primary research

    The Structured Assessment of PROtective Factors for violence risk (SAPROF) was recently developed as a strength-based addition to the risk assessment of future violent behavior. We examined the interrater reli...

    Authors: Hiroko Kashiwagi, Akiko Kikuchi, Mayuko Koyama, Daisuke Saito and Naotsugu Hirabayashi

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:5

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  34. Content type: Primary research

    Suicidal ideation and attempts are more frequent in people with epilepsy than in general population and suicide attempt increases the chance of later completed suicide. The aim of this study was to assess the ...

    Authors: Kelelemua Haile, Tadesse Awoke, Getinet Ayano, Minale Tareke, Andargie Abate and Mulugeta Nega

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:4

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:12

  35. Content type: Primary research

    In the Gambling Disorder (GD), there is no exogenous drug administration that acts as the central core of the traditional meaning of addiction. A specific psychopathology of Substance Use Disorders has been pr...

    Authors: Angelo G. I. Maremmani, Denise Gazzarrini, Amelia Fiorin, Valeria Cingano, Graziano Bellio, Giulio Perugi and Icro Maremmani

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:3

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  36. Content type: Primary research

    Suicide is a serious public health problem, responsible for 1.48% of all deaths worldwide, with suicidal ideation an important precursor. University and college students are among highly affected groups. This ...

    Authors: Berihun Assefa Dachew, Berhanu Boru Bifftu, Bewket Tadesse Tiruneh, Degefaye Zelalem Anlay and Meseret Adugna Wassie

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:1

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  37. Content type: Correction

    The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake in the author name. The co-author’s name should be Dimitris Dikeos instead of Dimitris Dikaios.

    Authors: Vasilis Stavropoulos, Kathleen A. Moore, Helen Lazaratou, Dimitris Dikeos and Rapson Gomez

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:2

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    The original article was published in Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:42

  38. Content type: Primary research

    Differences in effectiveness and tolerability between different atypical antipsychotics may affect schizophrenic patients’ treatment adherence or prognosis. However, which kind of antipsychotic was more effect...

    Authors: Congjie Wang, Wenjie Shi, Chengbing Huang, Jiannan Zhu, Wenzhong Huang and Gang Chen

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:47

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Clozapine-induced eosinophilia had been reported in several studies about blood dyscrasias in clozapine-treated patient. The largest study with 2404 patients in Italy found the incidence of 2.2% by criteria of...

    Authors: Yen-Cheng Ho and Huang-Li Lin

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:46

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  40. Content type: Primary research

    Though Internet gaming disorder (IGD) is considered to share similar genetic vulnerability with substance addictions, little has been explored about the role of the genetic variants on IGD. This pilot study wa...

    Authors: Soo-Hyun Paik, Mi Ran Choi, Su Min Kwak, Sol Hee Bang, Ji-Won Chun, Jin-Young Kim, Jihye Choi, Hyun Cho, Jo-Eun Jeong and Dai-Jin Kim

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:45

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  41. Content type: Primary research

    Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a known major risk factor for suicide due to the high suicide mortality. However, studies comparing the characteristics of suicide attempters with major depressive disorder a...

    Authors: Shengnan Wei, Haiyan Li, Jinglin Hou, Wei Chen, Xu Chen and Xiaoxia Qin

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:44

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  42. Content type: Primary research

    Antipsychotics, even atypical ones, can induce hyperprolactinemia. Aripiprazole (APZ), a dopamine D2 partial agonist, has a unique pharmacological profile and few side effects. We investigated the incidence of...

    Authors: Eiji Kirino

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:43

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  43. Content type: Primary research

    The severity of obsessive compulsive symptoms (OCS) is suggested to be normally distributed in the general population, and they appear to have an impact on a range of aspects of adolescent development. Importa...

    Authors: Vasilis Stavropoulos, Kathleen A. Moore, Helen Lazaratou, Dimitris Dikeos and Rapson Gomez

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:42

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:2

  44. Content type: Primary research

    The angiotensin-converting enzyme gene (ACE) insertion/deletion (I/D or indel) polymorphism has long been linked to Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but the interpretation of established data remains controversial. T...

    Authors: Najiba Fekih-Mrissa, Ines Bedoui, Aycha Sayeh, Hajer Derbali, Meriem Mrad, Ridha Mrissa and Brahim Nsiri

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:41

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  45. Content type: Review

    Substantial evidence provides support for the role of diet in the prevention and control of mental disorders. However, since there is no study regarding the relationship between dietary diversity and stress or...

    Authors: Mina Poorrezaeian, Fereydoun Siassi, Alireza Milajerdi, Mostafa Qorbani, Javad Karimi, Reza Sohrabi-Kabi, Neda Pak and Gity Sotoudeh

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:39

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  46. Content type: Primary research

    About 25–60% of the homeless population is reported to have some form of mental disorder. To our knowledge, there are no studies aimed at the screening, diagnosis, treatment, care, rehabilitation, and support ...

    Authors: Getinet Ayano, Dawit Assefa, Kibrom Haile, Asrat Chaka, Haddish Solomon, Petros Hagos, Zegeye Yohannis, Kelemua Haile, Lulu Bekana, Melkamu Agidew, Seife Demise, Belachew Tsegaye and Melat Solomon

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:40

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  47. Content type: Review

    Depression and cognitive dysfunction share a common neuropathological platform. Abnormal neural plasticity in the frontolimbic circuits has been linked to changes in the expression of neurotrophic factors, inc...

    Authors: Oleg A. Levada and Alexandra S. Troyan

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:38

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  48. Content type: Primary research

    Several studies have proven that the experiences of being bullied or bullying others are associated with poor mental health among adolescent youths. Our study aims to investigate the relationship between the e...

    Authors: Sachiko Kozasa, Arata Oiji, Akio Kiyota, Tetsuji Sawa and Soo-yung Kim

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:37

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