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  1. Primary research

    Relationship between the experience of being a bully/victim and mental health in preadolescence and adolescence: a cross-sectional study

    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...

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

    Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:37

    Published on: 18 October 2017

  2. Primary research

    Weight changes before and after lurasidone treatment: a real-world analysis using electronic health records

    Severe and persistent mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, are associated with increased risk of obesity compared to the general population. While the association of lurasidone and low...

    Jonathan M. Meyer, Daisy S. Ng-Mak, Chien-Chia Chuang, Krithika Rajagopalan and Antony Loebel

    Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:36

    Published on: 17 October 2017

  3. Primary research

    Psychological and somatic distress in Chinese outpatients at general hospitals: a cross-sectional study

    Our study aimed (1) to describe the proportion of psychological distress among Chinese outpatients at general hospitals, (2) to compare cognitive and behavioral characteristics of patients with different distr...

    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

    Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:35

    Published on: 16 October 2017

  4. Primary research

    Analysis of EEG entropy during visual evocation of emotion in schizophrenia

    In this study, the international affective picture system was used to evoke emotion, and then the corresponding signals were collected. The features from different points of brainwaves, frequency, and entropy ...

    Wen-Lin Chu, Min-Wei Huang, Bo-Lin Jian and Kuo-Sheng Cheng

    Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:34

    Published on: 25 September 2017

  5. Primary research

    An arabic translation, reliability, and validation of Patient Health Questionnaire in a Saudi sample

    Psychological disorders including depression and anxiety are not rare in primary care clinics. The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) is a clinical diagnostic tool that is widely utilized by primary health car...

    Ahmad N. AlHadi, Deemah A. AlAteeq, Eman Al-Sharif, Hamdah M. Bawazeer, Hasan Alanazi, Abdulaziz T. AlShomrani, Raafat M. Shuqdar and Reem AlOwaybil

    Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:32

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  6. Case report

    Effect of lamotrigine in the treatment of bipolar depression with psychotic features: a case report

    Major depressive episodes with psychotic features are more common in bipolar disorder than in major depressive disorder; however, there is little information on the optimal treatment for bipolar depression wit...

    Tomoko Kajiya, Hiroko Sugawara, Yusuke Kajio, Satoru Morieda, Hibiki Tanaka, Tadashi Jono, Noboru Fujise and Mamoru Hashimoto

    Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:31

    Published on: 9 August 2017

  7. Primary research

    Neurological soft signs in Tunisian patients with first-episode psychosis and relation with cannabis use

    Neurological soft signs (NSS) are minor non-localizing neurological abnormalities that are conceptualized as neurodevelopmental markers that mediate the biological risk for psychosis. We aimed to explore the r...

    Ahmed Mhalla, Bochra Ben Mohamed, Christoph U. Correll, Badii Amamou, Anouar Mechri and Lotfi Gaha

    Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:30

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  8. Review

    Islam, mental health and law: a general overview

    Islam is the dominant religion in about 56 countries around the globe, and has more than 1.2 billion followers. Islam represents a holistic way of life, and according to a large proportion of its followers, th...

    Georgios A. Tzeferakos and Athanasios I. Douzenis

    Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:28

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  9. Case report

    Amisulpride withdrawal dyskinesia: a case report

    The effects of antipsychotic drug withdrawal have been inadequately studied. Case reports have described dyskinesia occurring in patients with several antipsychotics withdrawn, but studies on amisulpride withd...

    Yu-Chi Lo and Ying-Chieh Peng

    Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:25

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  10. Review

    Treatment modalities for patients with gambling disorder

    Gambling disorder (GD) is defined as persistent and recurrent problematic gambling behavior leading to clinically significant impairment or distress. The prevalence of GD has been shown to be 1.2–7.1% in the g...

    Sam-Wook Choi, Young-Chul Shin, Dai-Jin Kim, Jung-Seok Choi, Seohee Kim, Seung-Hyun Kim and HyunChul Youn

    Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:23

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  11. Review

    Bipolarity and suicidal ideation in children and adolescents: a systematic review with meta-analysis

    Affective disorders in children and adolescents have received growing attention in the world scenario of mental health. Additionally, there has been an increasing prevalence of suicidal ideation in this popula...

    Flórido Sampaio das Neves Peixoto, Danilo Ferreira de Sousa, Dayse Christina Rodrigues Pereira Luz, Nélio Barreto Vieira, Jucier Gonçalves Júnior, Gabriel Cabral Alencar dos Santos, Flaviane Cristine Troglio da Silva and Modesto Leite Rolim Neto

    Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:22

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  12. Primary research

    Lower suicide intention in patients with personality disorders admitted for deliberate self-poisoning than in patients with other diagnoses

    People with deliberate self-poisoning and personality disorders are in increased risk for suicide. Intention and psychiatric features are important factors in a psychiatric evaluation and for planning aftercare.

    T. K. Grimholt, D. Jacobsen, O. R. Haavet and Ø. Ekeberg

    Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:21

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  13. Primary research

    Is low total cholesterol levels associated with suicide attempt in depressive patients?

    Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) have a high risk of suicide. Many pathophysiological factors involved in MDD and suicide such us a low cholesterol levels have been associated with MDD and increas...

    A. Messaoud, R. Mensi, A. Mrad, A. Mhalla, I. Azizi, B. Amemou, I. Trabelsi, M. H. Grissa, N. Haj Salem, A. Chadly, W. Douki, M. F. Najjar and L. Gaha

    Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:20

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  14. Primary research

    Screening of Wilson’s disease in a psychiatric population: difficulties and pitfalls. A preliminary study

    Wilson’s disease (WD) is a rare autosomal-recessive, inherited disorder caused by a mutation in the copper-transporting gene ATP7B affecting the liver and nervous system. About 30% of patients with WD may initial...

    Caroline Demily, François Parant, David Cheillan, Emmanuel Broussolle, Alice Pavec, Olivier Guillaud, Lioara Restier, Alain Lachaux and Muriel Bost

    Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:19

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  15. Review

    Smoking and antidepressants pharmacokinetics: a systematic review

    Despite an increasingly recognized relationship between depression and smoking, little is known about how smoking influences antidepressant response and treatment outcomes. The aim of this study was to systema...

    Pedro Oliveira, Joana Ribeiro, Helena Donato and Nuno Madeira

    Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:17

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  16. Primary research

    Insomnia severity and its relationship with demographics, pain features, anxiety, and depression in older adults with and without pain: cross-sectional population-based results from the PainS65+ cohort

    Insomnia is a major cause of concern in the elderly with and without pain. This study set out to examine the insomnia and its correlates in a large sample of community adults aged ≥65 years.

    Elena Dragioti, Lars-Åke Levin, Lars Bernfort, Britt Larsson and Björn Gerdle

    Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:15

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  17. Review

    The effects of probiotics on depressive symptoms in humans: a systematic review

    Patients suffering from depression experience significant mood, anxiety, and cognitive symptoms. Currently, most antidepressants work by altering neurotransmitter activity in the brain to improve these symptom...

    Caroline J. K. Wallace and Roumen Milev

    Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:14

    Published on: 20 February 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:18

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