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  1. Content type: Primary research

    A number of studies have reported that smoking rates are higher and smoking cessation rates are lower in patients with mental disorders than in the general population. Despite the harmful effects of smoking, i...

    Authors: Kazumichi Hashimoto, Manabu Makinodan, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Tsubasa Morimoto, Shotaro Ueda and Toshifumi Kishimoto

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:35

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  2. Content type: Primary research

    Although mood disorders and cardiovascular diseases have widely studied psychosomatic connections, data concerning the influence of the psychopathologically important affective temperaments in hypertension are...

    Authors: Andrea László, Levente Babos, Zsóka Kis-Igari, Adrienn Pálfy, Péter Torzsa, Ajándék Eőry, László Kalabay, Xenia Gonda, Zoltán Rihmer, Orsolya Cseprekál, András Tislér, Judit Hodrea, Lilla Lénárt, Andrea Fekete and János Nemcsik

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:33

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  3. Content type: Primary research

    Cognitive functions have been investigated across depressed, manic, hypomanic, mixed and euthymic episodes of bipolar disorder, but the stability or the progression of cognitive impairment is still under resea...

    Authors: Ramona Păunescu and Ioana Micluţia

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:32

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  4. Content type: Primary research

    Several studies have raised concerns over consequences of brand-to-generic and generic-to-generic pharmacy-generated medication substitutions in psychiatric and non-psychiatric patients. The purpose of this re...

    Authors: Slawomir Murawiec, Aleksandra Rajewska-Rager, Jerzy Samochowiec, Sylwia Kalinowska, Jacek Kurpisz, Joanna Krzyzanowska, Halina Sienkiewicz-Jarosz, Iwona Kurkowska-Jastrzebska, Agnieszka Samochowiec and Przemyslaw Bienkowski

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:31

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  5. Content type: Primary research

    As a neurotoxic substance, alcohol can induce neurodegenesis in the brain. Alcohol-dependent patients’ cognitive functioning can be affected by chronic alcohol use. In addition, brain-derived neurotrophic fact...

    Authors: Changwoo Han, Hwallip Bae, Sung-Doo Won, Sungwon Roh and Dai-Jin Kim

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:30

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  6. Content type: Primary research

    Robert Cloninger’s psychobiological model of temperament and character is a dimensional approach to personality assessment and gave birth to the temperament and character inventory (TCI). The aim of the presen...

    Authors: Konstantinos N. Fountoulakis, Sandor Rozsa, Melina Siamouli, Katerina Moutou, Eleonora Pantoula and Claude Robert Cloninger

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:28

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  7. Content type: Primary research

    Multiple sclerosis is increasingly becoming a major health problem among women worldwide. The aim of the present study was to estimate prevalence of depression in women with multiple sclerosis and also to iden...

    Authors: Khadijeh Mohammadi, Parvin Rahnama and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:29

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  8. Content type: Review

    The disability and burden associated with major depression comes only in part from its affective symptoms; cognitive dysfunctions associated with depression also play a crucial role. Furthermore, these cogniti...

    Authors: Xenia Gonda, Maurizio Pompili, Gianluca Serafini, Andre F. Carvalho, Zoltan Rihmer and Peter Dome

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:27

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  9. Content type: Primary research

    Experimenter’s allegiance (EA) refers to a personal confidence of the superiority of a specific psychotherapy treatment. This factor has been linked with larger treatment effects in favor of the preferred trea...

    Authors: Elena Dragioti, Ioannis Dimoliatis, Konstantinos N. Fountoulakis and Evangelos Evangelou

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:25

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  10. Content type: Primary research

    Open-label quetiapine coadministration with SSRI therapy, in a diagnostically mixed sample of comorbid anxiety patients, offered additional anxiolytic benefit. Therefore, we designed the following controlled t...

    Authors: Andrew W. Goddard, Waqar Mahmud, Carla Medlock, Yong-Wook Shin and Anantha Shekhar

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:26

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  11. Content type: Primary research

    A management tool, called the Experience Feedback Committee, has been applied for patient safety and successfully used in medical departments. The purpose of this study was to analyse the functioning of an Exp...

    Authors: Bastien Boussat, Thierry Bougerol, Olivier Detante, Arnaud Seigneurin and Patrice François

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:23

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  12. Content type: Primary research

    Anhedonia is a prominent symptom of major depressive disorder (MDD) and schizophrenia. At present, it is believed that hedonic processing rather consists of the anticipatory and consummatory phase. The aim of ...

    Authors: Yinghui Li, Xiaodong Mou, Wenhao Jiang, Zhong Yang, Xinhua Shen, Zhuma Jin, Zhiping Dai, Yuju Liu, Shengqin Mao, Jian Zhang and Yonggui Yuan

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:24

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  13. Content type: Case report

    A 40-year-old mentally retarded Japanese man was admitted at rehabilitation facility for handicapped persons and found dead in his bed. His neonatal period was complicated by seizures, and he had a medical his...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Tokue, Yoichiro Takahashi, Satoshi Hirasawa, Sachiko Awata, Susumu Kobayashi, Takehiro Shimada, Azusa Tokue, Rie Sano, Yoshihiko Kominato and Yoshito Tsushima

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:22

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  14. Content type: Primary research

    Because little is known about food insecurity in people with mental health conditions, we investigated relationships among food insecurity, nutrient intakes, and psychological functioning in adults with mood d...

    Authors: Karen M Davison and Bonnie J Kaplan

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:21

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  15. Content type: Primary research

    Instability of affects and interpersonal relations are important features of borderline personality disorder (BPD). Interpersonal problems of individuals suffering from BPD might develop based on abnormalities...

    Authors: Uta-Susan Donges, Bibiana Dukalski, Anette Kersting and Thomas Suslow

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:20

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  16. Content type: Review

    Bipolar disorder (BD) is a chronic disorder with a high relapse rate, significant general disability and burden and with a psychosocial impairment that often persists despite pharmacotherapy. This indicates th...

    Authors: Stella Miziou, Eirini Tsitsipa, Stefania Moysidou, Vangelis Karavelas, Dimos Dimelis, Vagia Polyzoidou and Konstantinos N Fountoulakis

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:19

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  17. Content type: Primary research

    In cases of untreated schizophrenia, the patients’ entourage often does not recognize the psychotic symptoms of the patient and the possibility that the patient may attempt suicide. The aim of this study was t...

    Authors: Taiju Yamaguchi, Chiyo Fujii, Takahiro Nemoto, Naohisa Tsujino, Kiyoaki Takeshi and Masafumi Mizuno

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:17

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  18. Content type: Primary research

    Prevalence rates of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among the youth are disproportionately high compared to that of other age groups in Kenya. Poor mental health has been linked to risky HIV behav...

    Authors: Caleb J Othieno, Roselyne Okoth, Karl Peltzer, Supa Pengpid and Lucas O Malla

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:16

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  19. Content type: Review

    Loxapine is an antipsychotic used in psychiatry for over 40 years with a well-established profile. Loxapine is a dibenzoxazepine tricyclic antipsychotic agent, available for oral, intramuscular and inhalatory ...

    Authors: Dina Popovic, Philippe Nuss and Eduard Vieta

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:15

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  20. Content type: Primary research

    When treating mentally ill criminal offenders, improving medication adherence is essential to achieving goals, such as long-term stabilization of symptoms and the prevention of recidivism. Most subjects who ar...

    Authors: Kenji Murasugi, Teruomi Tsukahara and Shinsuke Washizuka

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:11

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  21. Content type: Primary research

    The purpose of the study was to examine the impact of computerized cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) self-help treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) (BT Steps) both alone and when supported by coach...

    Authors: Kenneth A Kobak, Revere Greist, David M Jacobi, Hollie Levy-Mack and John H Greist

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:10

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  22. Content type: Review

    Dromokaition Psychiatric Hospital opened its doors in 1887, following the donation made by Zorzis Dromokaitis from the island of Chios. Private donations and all forms of charities had contributed to a large e...

    Authors: Markella Fiste, Dimitrios Ploumpidis, Costas Tsiamis, Effie Poulakou-Rebelakou and Ioannis Liappas

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:7

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  23. Content type: Primary research

    Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has been found to be effective in reducing frequency and duration of auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH). Priming stimulation, which involves high-frequency...

    Authors: Prasenjit Ray, Vinod Kumar Sinha and Sai Krishna Tikka

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:8

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  24. Content type: Primary research

    This study aimed to compare the performance of Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) symptom severity criteria established by the Remission in Schizophrenia Working Group (RSWG) with criteria based on C...

    Authors: Federica Pinna, Luca Deriu, Enrica Diana, Valeria Perra, Rachele Pisu Randaccio, Lucia Sanna, Massimo Tusconi and Bernardo Carpiniello

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:6

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  25. Content type: Primary research

    Trauma exposure depends of the type of trauma and can result in the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The type of traumatization (such as Holocaust experiences and other sources of trauma) a...

    Authors: Helge H Müller, Sebastian Moeller, York Hilger and Wolfgang Sperling

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:5

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  26. Content type: Primary research

    Despite the fact that smoking is a crucial morbidity factor among psychiatric patients, little progress has been made in order to reduce smoking during psychiatric hospitalization.

    Authors: Ioannis Michopoulos, Emmanouil Rizos, Rossetos Gournellis, Andromachi Karvouni, Ioanna Kotsioumpa and Athanasios Douzenis

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:4

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  27. Content type: Review

    This study is done to compare the effect of adjunctive therapy with pregabalin versus usual care (UC) on health-care costs and clinical and patients consequences in generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) subjects ...

    Authors: Enrique Álvarez, José M Olivares, José L Carrasco, Vanessa López-Gómez and Javier Rejas

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:2

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  28. Content type: Primary research

    While the frequency and importance of antipsychotic switching in patients with schizophrenia, there is insufficient evidence with regard to switching strategy. Quetiapine is one of the drugs of choice for swit...

    Authors: Naoki Hashimoto, Atsuhito Toyomaki, Minoru Honda, Satoru Miyano, Nobuyuki Nitta, Hiroyuki Sawayama, Yasufumi Sugawara, Keiichi Uemura, Noriko Tsukamoto, Tsukasa Koyama and Ichiro Kusumi

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:1

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  29. Content type: Primary research

    Under-prescription of antidepressants (ADs) among people meeting the criteria for major depressive episodes and excessive prescription in less symptomatic patients have been reported. The reasons influencing g...

    Authors: Alain Mercier, Jacques Benichou, Isabelle Auger-Aubin, Jean-Pierre Lebeau, Estelle Houivet, Paul Van Royen and Lieve Peremans

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2015 14:3

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  30. Content type: Primary research

    Alexithymia, the difficulty in describing or recognizing emotions, has been associated with various psychosomatic pathologies including psoriasis. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of alexith...

    Authors: Panagiota Korkoliakou, Christos Christodoulou, Anargyros Kouris, Evgenia Porichi, Vasiliki Efstathiou, Eythymia Kaloudi, Anna Kokkevi, Nikolaos Stavrianeas, Charalabos Papageorgiou and Athanasios Douzenis

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:38

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  31. Content type: Primary research

    The revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-3) includes 240 items corresponding to the Big Five personality traits (Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, and Openness to Experience) an...

    Authors: Konstantinos N Fountoulakis, Melina Siamouli, Stefania Moysidou, Eleonora Pantoula, Katerina Moutou, Panagiotis Panagiotidis, Marina Kemeridou, Eirini Mavridou, Efimia Loli, Elena Batsiari, Antonio Preti, Leonardo Tondo, Xenia Gonda, Nisreen Mobayed, Kareen Akiskal, Hagop Akiskal…

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:36

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  32. Content type: Case report

    Originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, pregabalin has become a compound with a wide spectrum of indications comprising anxiety disorders and chronic pain and is therefore largely prescribed. Thus,...

    Authors: Andreas Kustermann, Cornelia Möbius, Timo Oberstein, Helge H Müller and Johannes Kornhuber

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:37

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  33. Content type: Review

    Histamine and its receptors were first described as part of immune and gastrointestinal systems, but their presence in the central nervous system and importance in behavior are gaining more attention. The hist...

    Authors: Diego Baronio, Taylor Gonchoroski, Kamila Castro, Geancarlo Zanatta, Carmem Gottfried and Rudimar Riesgo

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:34

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  34. Content type: Primary research

    Gender differences in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) rates were confirmed across different DSM editions as well as the role of bipolar disorder (BD) comorbidity on prevalence and course, but little data...

    Authors: Claudia Carmassi, Paolo Stratta, Gabriele Massimetti, Carlo Antonio Bertelloni, Ciro Conversano, Ivan Mirko Cremone, Mario Miccoli, Angelo Baggiani, Alessandro Rossi and Liliana Dell'Osso

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:28

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  35. Content type: Primary research

    Despite substantial research on the comorbidity of anxiety disorders including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain, little is known about the mechanisms underlying these conditions that might...

    Authors: Sheeva Mostoufi, Kathryn M Godfrey, Sandra M Ahumada, Nazia Hossain, Titus Song, Lisa Johnson Wright, James B Lohr and Niloofar Afari

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:31

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  36. Content type: Primary research

    The relationship between substance use disorders and psychiatric pathology is still an open question. The main aim of the present study was to verify whether the five psychopathological dimensions identified t...

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

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:35

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  37. Content type: Primary research

    The present study aims to examine if autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a risk factor for suicide attempts among adult depressed patients and to elucidate the characteristics of suicide attempts in adult depres...

    Authors: Kiyoharu Takara and Tsuyoshi Kondo

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:33

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) is a severe medical condition and heterogeneous disorder defined by different seizure types and diverse etiologies. NCSE occurs commonly in the elderly and is potentiall...

    Authors: Kazuhiko Yamamuro, Hiroki Yoshino, Kentaro Tamura, Toyosaku Ota and Toshifumi Kishimoto

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:32

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  39. Content type: Primary research

    Although a plethora of studies have delineated the relationship between childhood trauma and onset, symptom severity, and course of depression and anxiety disorders, there has been little evidence that childho...

    Authors: Hyu Jung Huh, Sun-Young Kim, Jeong Jin Yu and Jeong-Ho Chae

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:26

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  40. Content type: Primary research

    Cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) for anorexia nervosa (AN) is an intervention designed to improve the thinking processes of AN patients as well as their general cognitive functioning. While previous behavio...

    Authors: Leon Fonville, Vincent Giampietro, Helen Davies, Naima Lounes, Andrew Simmons, Steven Williams and Kate Tchanturia

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:25

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  41. Content type: Case report

    Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impairments in social interactions, reduced verbal communication abilities, stereotyped repetitive behaviors, and restricted interests...

    Authors: Yuka Yasuda, Ryota Hashimoto, Ryoko Fukai, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Yoko Hiraki, Hidenaga Yamamori, Michiko Fujimoto, Kazutaka Ohi, Masako Taniike, Ikuko Mohri, Mitsuko Nakashima, Yoshinori Tsurusaki, Hirotomo Saitsu, Naomichi Matsumoto, Noriko Miyake and Masatoshi Takeda

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:22

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  42. Content type: Primary research

    Site-independent review of subject eligibility for central nervous system (CNS) trials has been used as a surveillance method to enhance the integrity and precision of the subject selection process. We evaluated ...

    Authors: Steven D Targum and J Cara Pendergrass

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:21

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  43. Content type: Primary research

    We investigated the association between serum proBDNF, a precursor of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and response to fluvoxamine in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) using the Diagnostic...

    Authors: Reiji Yoshimura, Taro Kishi, Hikaru Hori, Kiyokazu Atake, Asuka Katsuki, Wakako Nakano-Umene, Atsuko Ikenouchi-Sugita, Nakao Iwata and Jun Nakamura

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:19

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