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  1. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: Jacopo V. Bizzarri, Valentina Casetti, Livia Sanna, Angelo Giovanni Icro Maremmani, Luca Rovai, Silvia Bacciardi, Daria Piacentino, Andreas Conca and Icro Maremmani

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:10

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    The original article was published in Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:34

  2. Content type: Primary research

    Serious mental illnesses are associated with increased risk of cardiometabolic comorbidities. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of cardiometabolic comorbidity and its association with ...

    Authors: Christoph U. Correll, Daisy S. Ng-Mak, Dana Stafkey-Mailey, Eileen Farrelly, Krithika Rajagopalan and Antony Loebel

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:9

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Autoimmune diseases and schizophrenia share many common features. Association studies confirm a shared genetic association in the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) region between schizophrenia and most autoimmune ...

    Authors: Aicha Sayeh, Cheker Ben Cheikh, Ali Mardessi, Meriem Mrad, Brahim Nsiri, Abdelaziz Oumaya and Najiba Fekih-Mrissa

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:7

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  4. Content type: Primary research

    Coercive measures in psychiatry are a controversial topic and raise ethical, legal and clinical issues. Involuntary admission of patients is a long-lasting problem and indicates a problematic pathway to care s...

    Authors: Knut Hoffmann, I. S. Haussleiter, F. Illes, J. Jendreyschak, A. Diehl, B. Emons, C. Armgart, A. Schramm and G. Juckel

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:3

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  5. Content type: Primary research

    Clinical and pharmacological studies of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have suggested that the serotonergic systems are involved in the pathogenesis, while structural imaging studies have found some neuro...

    Authors: Shinichi Honda, Tomohiro Nakao, Hiroshi Mitsuyasu, Kayo Okada, Leo Gotoh, Mayumi Tomita, Hirokuni Sanematsu, Keitaro Murayama, Keisuke Ikari, Masumi Kuwano, Takashi Yoshiura, Hiroaki Kawasaki and Shigenobu Kanba

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:2

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  6. Content type: Primary research

    Despite marked costs and limited evidence regarding effectiveness, occupational therapy (OT) is widely applied in psychiatric settings and financed by health insurance companies in European countries. This pil...

    Authors: Marc-Andreas Edel, Brian Blackwell, Markus Schaub, Barbara Emons, Tanja Fox, Friederike Tornau, Bernward Vieten, Patrik Roser, Ida Sibylle Haussleiter and Georg Juckel

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:1

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  7. Content type: Primary research

    There have been many studies on psychiatric disorders, but very little is known about the biology of suicide with schizophrenia. In the present study, we are looking for a possible connection between altered l...

    Authors: Rym Mensi, Amal Messaoud, Ahmed Mhallah, Islem Azizi, Walid Haj Salah, Wahiba Douki, Mohamed Fadhel Najjar and Lotfi Gaha

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:36

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  8. Content type: Primary research

    The present study aimed to investigate the mental health status in patients with asthma and assess the effects of asthma on suicidal ideation and attempts using a representative sample from Korea.

    Authors: Jae Ho Chung, Sun- Hyun Kim and Yong Won Lee

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:35

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:4

  9. Content type: Primary research

    Charge-free heroin use disorder treatment in Italy follows two main approaches, i.e., harm reduction treatment (HRT) strategy in community low-threshold facilities for drug addiction and opioid agonist treatme...

    Authors: Jacopo V. Bizzarri, Valentina Casetti, Livia Sanna, Angelo Giovanni Icro Maremmani, Luca Rovai, Silvia Bacciardi, Daria Piacentino, Andreas Conca and Icro Maremmani

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:34

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:10

  10. Content type: Primary research

    Parental bonding has been implicated in smoking behavior, and the quality of maternal bonding (MB) has been associated with poor mental health and substance use. However, little is known about the association ...

    Authors: Iren Csala, Monika Elemery, Fruzsina Martinovszky, Peter Dome, Balazs Dome, Gabor Faludi, Imola Sandor, Zsuzsa Gyorffy, Emma Birkas and Judit Lazary

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:32

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  11. Content type: Primary research

    The Dissociative Experience Scale for adolescent (A-DES), a 30-item, multidimensional, self-administered questionnaire, was validated using a large sample of American young people sample. We reported the lingu...

    Authors: Concetta De Pasquale, Federica Sciacca and Zira Hichy

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:31

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  12. Content type: Primary research

    A specific psychopathology of addiction has been proposed and described using the self-report symptom inventory (SCL-90), leading to a 5-factor aggregation of psychological/psychiatric symptoms: ‘worthlessness...

    Authors: Angelo G. I. Maremmani, Pier Paolo Pani, Emanuela Trogu, Federica Vigna-Taglianti, Federica Mathis, Roberto Diecidue, Ursula Kirchmayer, Laura Amato, Joli Ghibaudi, Antonella Camposeragna, Alessio Saponaro, Marina Davoli, Fabrizio Faggiano and Icro Maremmani

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:29

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  13. Content type: Primary research

    Previous studies have shown that personality characteristics affect sexual functioning. The aim of this exploratory study was to assess and describe the relationship between global personality traits and the s...

    Authors: Jacek Kurpisz, Monika Mak, Michał Lew-Starowicz, Krzysztof Nowosielski, Przemysław Bieńkowski, Robert Kowalczyk, Błażej Misiak, Dorota Frydecka and Jerzy Samochowiec

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:28

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  14. Content type: Primary research

    This study aimed to evaluate whether selecting mirtazapine as the first choice for current depressive episode instead of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) reduces benzodiazepine use in patients w...

    Authors: Tasuku Hashimoto, Akihiro Shiina, Tadashi Hasegawa, Hiroshi Kimura, Yasunori Oda, Tomihisa Niitsu, Masatomo Ishikawa, Masumi Tachibana, Katsumasa Muneoka, Satoshi Matsuki, Michiko Nakazato and Masaomi Iyo

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:27

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  15. Content type: Primary research

    Orbitofrontal cortex alterations have been suggested to underlie the impaired mood regulation in depression. MAOA-uVNTR (monoamine oxidase A-upstream variable number of tandem repeats) polymorphism has been repor...

    Authors: Eunsoo Won, Sunyoung Choi, June Kang, Min-Soo Lee and Byung-Joo Ham

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:26

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  16. Content type: Primary research

    Quality of life can be perceived as a subjective assessment of different aspects of human functioning. Personality is a factor which determines actions taken by individuals and their tendency to perceive reali...

    Authors: Daria Schneider-Matyka, Anna Jurczak, Agnieszka Samochowiec, Beata Karakiewicz, Małgorzata Szkup, Anna Grzywacz and Elżbieta Grochans

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:25

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  17. Content type: Primary research

    Alterations in one-carbon metabolism (OCM) have been observed in patients with schizophrenia (SZ), but a comprehensive study of OCM has not yet been conducted. A carbon atom is transferred from l-serine to methio...

    Authors: Yumiko Takano, Yuji Ozeki, Masae Sekine, Kumiko Fujii, Takashi Watanabe, Hiroaki Okayasu, Takahiro Shinozaki, Akiko Aoki, Kazufumi Akiyama, Hiroshi Homma and Kazutaka Shimoda

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:23

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  18. Content type: Primary research

    The objective of this study was to describe the profile and alcoholic status of a population with alcohol use disorders (AUD) requesting help from a psychiatric hospital to stop drinking, as well as their clin...

    Authors: Philippe Nubukpo, Murielle Girard, Jean-Marie Sengelen, Sophie Bonnefond, Aurélien Varnoux, Benoît Marin and Dominique Malauzat

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:22

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  19. Content type: Primary research

    Longer treatment duration is important for the successful treatment of gambling disorder (GD). This retrospective study investigated the factors and interventions that might enhance treatment duration in GD p...

    Authors: Sam-Wook Choi, Young-Chul Shin, HyunChul Youn, Se-Won Lim and Juwon Ha

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:20

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  20. Content type: Primary research

    It is well known that suicidal rates vary considerably among European countries and the reasons for this are unknown, although several theories have been proposed. The effect of economic variables has been ext...

    Authors: Konstantinos N. Fountoulakis, Isaia Chatzikosta, Konstantinos Pastiadis, Prodromos Zanis, Wolfram Kawohl, Ad J. F. M. Kerkhof, Alvydas Navickas, Cyril Höschl, Dusica Lecic-Tosevski, Eliot Sorel, Elmars Rancans, Eva Palova, Georg Juckel, Goran Isacsson, Helena Korosec Jagodic, Ileana Botezat-Antonescu…

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:19

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  21. Content type: Primary research

    Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common psychiatric disorder with considerable mortality. Death from unnatural causes, largely suicidal or quasi-suicidal, has a particularly high risk for the functional di...

    Authors: Mohamed Amine Sayadi, Ons Achour, Asma Ezzaher, Ilham Hellara, Asma Omezzine, Wahiba Douki, Ali Bousslama, Lotfi Gaha and Mohamed Fadhel Najjar

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:18

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  22. Content type: Primary research

    Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has neuroprotective, proangiogenic and myogenic effects and, therefore, possibly acts as a psychosomatic mediator. Here, we measured serum BDNF (seBDNF) level in hypert...

    Authors: János Nemcsik, Andrea László, Lilla Lénárt, Dániel Eörsi, Péter Torzsa, Beáta Kőrösi, Orsolya Cseprekál, András Tislér, Ádám Tabák, Xenia Gonda, Zoltán Rihmer, Judit Hodrea, Zsófia Nemcsik-Bencze and Andrea Fekete

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:17

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  23. Content type: Primary research

    Investing in financial markets is promoted and protected by the government as an essential economic activity, but can turn into a gambling addiction problem. Until now, few scales have widely been used to iden...

    Authors: HyunChul Youn, Jung-Seok Choi, Dai-Jin Kim and Sam-Wook Choi

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:16

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  24. Content type: Primary research

    Conflicting evidence exists about the relationship between psychotic symptoms and suicidality in mood disorders. We aimed to investigate the lifetime suicidality and its relationship with dimensions of the psy...

    Authors: Camilla Gesi, Claudia Carmassi, Mario Miniati, Antonella Benvenuti, Gabriele Massimetti and Liliana Dell’Osso

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:15

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  25. Content type: Primary research

    The relationship between mental stress and cardiovascular disease has been shown in several studies. Panic disorder (PD) is also associated with cardiovascular disease due to increased risk of myocardial infar...

    Authors: Omer Yanartas, Murat Sunbul, Zeynep Senkal, Erdal Durmus, Tarik Kivrak, Nilufer Subasi, Gulhan Karaer, Serhat Ergun, Ibrahim Sari and Kemal Sayar

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:14

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  26. Content type: Primary research

    We previously found a five cluster of psychological symptoms in heroin use disorder (HUD) patients: ‘worthlessness-being trapped’, ‘somatic-symptoms’, ‘sensitivity-psychoticism’, ‘panic-anxiety’, and ‘violence...

    Authors: Pier Paolo Pani, Angelo G. I. Maremmani, Emanuela Trogu, Federica Vigna-Taglianti, Federica Mathis, Roberto Diecidue, Ursula Kirchmayer, Laura Amato, Joli Ghibaudi, Antonella Camposeragna, Alessio Saponaro, Marina Davoli, Fabrizio Faggiano and Icro Maremmani

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:13

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  27. Content type: Primary research

    Approximately one-third of stroke survivors suffer from post-stroke depression (PSD) in the acute or chronic stages. The presence of PSD in the acute stage after stroke is reportedly associated with poor patie...

    Authors: Norifumi Metoki, Norio Sugawara, Joji Hagii, Shin Saito, Hiroshi Shiroto, Tetsu Tomita, Minoru Yasujima, Ken Okumura and Norio Yasui-Furukori

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:12

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  28. Content type: Primary research

    Beck’s cognitive theory postulates that dysfunctional attitudes predisposing to depression are formed by early negative experiences. Meanwhile, Bowlby’s attachment theory contends that distorted working models...

    Authors: Koichi Otani, Akihito Suzuki, Yoshihiko Matsumoto and Masanori Enokido

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:11

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  29. Content type: Primary research

    The character higher order scales (self-directedness, cooperativeness, and self-transcendence) in the temperament and character inventory are important general measures of health and well-being [Mens Sana Mono...

    Authors: Nigel Lester, Danilo Garcia, Sebastian Lundström, Sven Brändström, Maria Råstam, Nóra Kerekes, Thomas Nilsson, C. Robert Cloninger and Henrik Anckarsäter

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:10

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  30. Content type: Primary research

    Bipolar I and II represent the most common and severe subtypes of bipolar disorder. Although bipolar I disorder is relatively well studied, the clinical characteristics and response to treatment of patients wi...

    Authors: Catherine Datto, William J. Pottorf, Louisa Feeley, Scott LaPorte and Charlie Liss

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:9

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  31. Content type: Primary research

    The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) recently included sensory processing abnormalities in the diagnostic criteria for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)...

    Authors: Yuka Yasuda, Ryota Hashimoto, Aya Nakae, Hongling Kang, Kazutaka Ohi, Hidenaga Yamamori, Michiko Fujimoto, Satoshi Hagihira and Masatoshi Takeda

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:8

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  32. Content type: Primary research

    The arduous emotional and physical nurses’ work, the gradual nursing staff cutbacks and the lack of recognition that nurses feel regarding their skills and overall capabilities are some of the factors that act...

    Authors: Christina Karatza, Sofia Zyga, Styliani Tziaferi and Panagiotis Prezerakos

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:7

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  33. Content type: Case Report

    Lamotrigine is an effective anticonvulsant drug that has also been demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of bipolar disorder. We report a case of rhabdomyolysis after intentional overdose in a woman ag...

    Authors: Sokratis E. Karaoulanis, Markos Syngelakis and Konstantinos Fokas

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:6

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  34. Content type: Primary research

    One of the major factors affecting treatment compliance and outcome in patients is the wide range of side effects (SEs) associated with antidepressants. In the present study, we aimed to assess the extent to w...

    Authors: Uri Nitzan, Tal Bekerman, Gideon Becker, Pesach Lichtenberg, Shaul Lev-Ran, Garry Walter, Hagai Maoz and Yuval Bloch

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:5

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  35. Content type: Primary research

    It is often difficult to differentiate between the depressive states seen in late-life depression and late-onset Alzheimer’ disease (AD) in the clinical setting.

    Authors: Yoshiaki Tsuruoka, Michio Takahashi, Masatoshi Suzuki, Koichi Sato and Yukihiko Shirayama

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:3

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  36. Content type: Primary research

    We investigated the serum levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), proBDNF and plasma 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol (MHPG) levels in patients with chronic schizophrenia.

    Authors: Reiji Yoshimura, Hikaru Hori, Asuka Katsuki, Kiyokazu Atake and Jun Nakamura

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:1

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  37. Content type: Primary Research

    To determine the timing of development of suicidal ideation and factors associated therewith in suicide attempters who required psychiatric emergency treatment.

    Authors: Kotaro Otsuka, Hikaru Nakamura, Kaoru Kudo, Jin Endo, Katsumi Sanjo, Kentaro Fukumoto, Katsuhito Hoshi, Junko Yagi and Akio Sakai

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:48

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  38. Content type: Primary research

    It still remains unclear whether non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) in young adult populations represents an actual symptom leading to psychiatric illness, constitutes a disorder itself or is rather a cultural pe...

    Authors: Rachel Stroehmer, Marc A. Edel, Steffi Pott, Georg Juckel and Ida S. Haussleiter

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:47

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  39. Content type: Primary research

    The relationship between violence and neurocognitive function in schizophrenia is unclear. We examined the backgrounds and neurocognitive functions of violent and nonviolent patients with schizophrenia to iden...

    Authors: Hiroko Kashiwagi, Noriomi Kuroki, Satoru Ikezawa, Masateru Matsushita, Masanori Ishikawa, Kazuyuki Nakagome, Naotsugu Hirabayashi and Manabu Ikeda

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:46

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  40. Content type: Primary research

    We have shown that serotonin transporter (SERT) clustering in blood lymphocytes is altered in major depression and correlates with pharmacological therapeutic responses measured with the Hamilton scale. In the...

    Authors: Tania Rivera-Baltanas, Roberto Carlos Agis-Balboa, Raquel Romay-Tallon, Lisa E. Kalynchuk, Jose Manuel Olivares and Hector J. Caruncho

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:45

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  41. Content type: Primary research

    A high prevalence of cannabis use disorder has been reported in subjects suffering from schizophrenia, fuelling intense debate about whether schizophrenia with pre-onset cannabis use disorder may be a distinc...

    Authors: Samuel Sarrazin, Florence Louppe, Raphael Doukhan and Franck Schürhoff

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:44

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  42. Content type: Primary research

    The aim of the aricle is to study the relationship between attachment, parental rearing behavior, and (infant and current) ADHD symptoms with emotion processing and alexithymia in adults with ADHD.

    Authors: Marc-Andreas Edel, Susanne Edel, Marie Krüger, Hans-Jörg Assion, Georg Juckel and Martin Brüne

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:43

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