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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...
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Knowledge of and attitudes towards electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) among psychiatrists and family physicians in Saudi Arabia
To assess the knowledge of and attitudes towards ECT among psychiatrists and family physicians in Saudi Arabia.
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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.
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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...
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The Greek-Orthodox version of the Brief Religious Coping (B-RCOPE) instrument: psychometric properties in three samples and associations with mental disorders, suicidality, illness perceptions, and quality of life
The B-RCOPE is a brief measure assessing religious coping. We aimed to assess the psychometric properties of its Greek version in people with and without long-term conditions (LTCs). Associations between relig...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:13
Cardiometabolic disease is more common in patients with schizophrenia than the general population.
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Prevalence and effect of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder on school performance among primary school pupils in the Hohoe Municipality, Ghana
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common disorders in early childhood. However, not many studies have been conducted on the prevalence and effect of ADHD on school performance ...
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Cardiometabolic comorbidities, readmission, and costs in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: a real-world analysis
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 ...
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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 ...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:7
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...
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A pilot study exploring the association of morphological changes with 5-HTTLPR polymorphism in OCD patients
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:2
Antidepressive response of inpatients with major depression to adjuvant occupational therapy: a case–control study
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2017 16:1
The association between altered lipid profile and suicide attempt among Tunisian patients with schizophrenia
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:36
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.
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The newer Opioid Agonist Treatment with lower substitutive opiate doses is associated with better toxicology outcome than the older Harm Reduction Treatment
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:34
This study aimed to identify the resilience and burnout status of nurses working in the field of oncology.
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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 ...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:32
Validation of the Italian version of the dissociative experience scale for adolescents and young adults
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:31
Previous literature has found fluoxetine to be relatively safe in overdose. This study hopes to examine this idea along with support from published pharmacokinetic information including serum fluoxetine and no...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:30
The impact of psychopathological subtypes on retention rate of patients with substance use disorder entering residential therapeutic community treatment
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...
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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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:28
Effect of mirtazapine versus selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors on benzodiazepine use in patients with major depressive disorder: a pragmatic, multicenter, open-label, randomized, active-controlled, 24-week trial
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:27
Regional cortical thinning of the orbitofrontal cortex in medication-naïve female patients with major depressive disorder is not associated with MAOA-uVNTR polymorphism
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:26
Analysis of personality traits and their influence on the quality of life of postmenopausal women with regard to genetic factors
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:25
The aim of the study was to assess social cognition in community patients suffering from anorexia nervosa (AN) compared to healthy controls.
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Multi-regression analysis revealed a relationship between l-serine and methionine, a component of one-carbon metabolism, in the normal control but not in the schizophrenia
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:23
A prospective hospital study of alcohol use disorders, comorbid psychiatric conditions and withdrawal prognosis
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:22
Twice-weekly aripiprazole for treating children and adolescents with tic disorder, a randomized controlled clinical trial
Treating tic disorder is challenging. No trial has ever examined whether twice weekly aripiprazole is effective for treating tic disorders.
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:21
Pharmacotherapy and group cognitive behavioral therapy enhance follow-up treatment duration in gambling disorder patients
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:20
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:19
CT genotype of 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T polymorphism is protector factor of major depressive disorder in the Tunisian population: a case control study
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:18
Hyperthymic affective temperament and hypertension are independent determinants of serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor level
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:17
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:16
Psychotic spectrum symptoms across the lifespan are related to lifetime suicidality among 147 patients with bipolar I or major depressive disorder
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:15
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:14
Psychopathology of addiction: May a SCL-90-based five dimensions structure be applied irrespectively of the involved drug?
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:13
Relationship between the lesion location of acute ischemic stroke and early depressive symptoms in Japanese patients
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:12
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:11
The genetic and environmental structure of the character sub-scales of the temperament and character inventory in adolescence
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:10
Bipolar II compared with bipolar I disorder: baseline characteristics and treatment response to quetiapine in a pooled analysis of five placebo-controlled clinical trials of acute bipolar depression
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:9
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)...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:8
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:7
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:6
Physician perception regarding side-effect profile at the onset of antidepressant treatment: a survey of Israeli psychiatrists and primary care physicians
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2016 15:5
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