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  1. The presence of mental distress among students affects their cognitive, emotional, physical, and interpersonal functioning. Besides, it predisposes to substance use problems and finally affects academic perfor...

    Authors: Yosef Zenebe and Mogesie Necho
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2019 18:28
  2. Studies on mental health are scarce from Arab countries, especially studies focusing on adolescents. In addition to the neurobiological and physiological changes that occur during adolescent development, psych...

    Authors: Btissame Zouini, Anis Sfendla, Britt Hedman Ahlström, Meftaha Senhaji and Nóra Kerekes
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2019 18:27
  3. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder. Although it is a lifelong condition, treatments and services can improve a person’s symptoms and ability to function. Research on the outcomes i...

    Authors: Isaia Sevaslidou, Christina Chatzidimitriou and Grigoris Abatzoglou
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2019 18:26
  4. Methadone is an effective therapy for opiate dependence. However, one of the commonest side effects is sexual dysfunction among male patients. Buprenorphine is an alternative to methadone. This study aimed to ...

    Authors: Anne Yee, Huai Seng Loh, Huai Heng Loh, Shahrzad Riahi, Chong Guan Ng and Ahmad Hatim bin Sulaiman
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2019 18:25
  5. Treatment-resistant depression (TRD) may represent a substantial proportion of major depressive disorder (MDD); however, the risk of mortality in TRD is still incompletely assessed.

    Authors: Gang Li, Daniel Fife, Grace Wang, John J. Sheehan, Robert Bodén, Lena Brandt, Philip Brenner, Johan Reutfors and Allitia DiBernardo
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2019 18:23
  6. Alcohol is one of the leading exogenous causes for adverse health consequences in Europe. The aim of the present study was to examine the pattern of alcohol consumption in Austrian physicians.

    Authors: Edda Pjrek, Leo Silberbauer, Siegfried Kasper and Dietmar Winkler
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2019 18:22
  7. Although many studies have shown that the corpus callosum (CC) may play an important role in bipolar disorder (BD) and suicide, the pathophysiological mechanism of BD underlying suicidal behavior is still uncl...

    Authors: Ran Zhang, Xiaowei Jiang, Miao Chang, Shengnan Wei, Yanqing Tang and Fei Wang
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2019 18:20
  8. Postpartum depressive symptoms are the occurrence of major depressive episode within 4 weeks following delivery. Globally, 10%–20% of mothers suffer from depressive symptoms during their postpartum course. The...

    Authors: Amsale Abebe, Getachew Tesfaw, Haregewoine Mulat, Getahun Hibdye and kalkidan Yohannes
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2019 18:19
  9. Although kidney transplantation is the best treatment option for chronic kidney disease, the accompanying immunosuppressive treatment can induce severe neurotoxicity presenting, on rare occasions, as psychosis...

    Authors: Eun Hyun Seo, Seung-Gon Kim, Yong Soo Cho and Hyung-Jun Yoon
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2019 18:18
  10. Common mental disorder (CMD) is a group of disorders which include depression, anxiety and somatoform disorders with significant contributions to the burden of disease. It can lead to high social, economic and...

    Authors: Bereket Duko, Alemayehu Toma and Yacob Abraham
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2019 18:17
  11. Emergency Departments are underutilized settings for suicide prevention and management as patients with occult (camouflaged) suicides and suicidal ideation are rarely screened by nurses and other health worker...

    Authors: Rachel Maina, David Bukusi and Manasi Kumar
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2019 18:16
  12. The aim of this present study was to compare the prevalence and type of trauma experienced by community sample with the outpatient sample with mental disorders.

    Authors: Fiona Devi, Shazana Shahwan, Wen Lin Teh, Rajeswari Sambasivam, Yun Jue Zhang, Ying Wen Lau, Say How Ong, Daniel Fung, Bhanu Gupta, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2019 18:15
  13. The intergenerational transmission of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from parent to offspring has been suggested in the literature, but this is highly controversial. We aimed to study the association bet...

    Authors: Ivone Castro-Vale, Milton Severo, Davide Carvalho and Rui Mota-Cardoso
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2019 18:14
  14. Pharmacogenomics is starting to build momentum in clinical utility, perhaps the most in mental and behavioral healthcare. However, efficient delivery of this information to the point of prescribing remains a s...

    Authors: Andrew Goodspeed, Nicolas Kostman, Trenton E. Kriete, Joel W. Longtine, Sean M. Smith, Peregrin Marshall, Wesley Williams, Cheryl Clark and Weston W. Blakeslee
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2019 18:13
  15. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with a high prevalence of depression, which is influenced by personality traits and coping style. However, these psychological factors have not been well studied i...

    Authors: Norio Yasui-Furukori, Hiroshi Murakami, Hideyuki Otaka, Hirofumi Nakayama, Masaya Murabayashi, Satoru Mizushiri, Koki Matsumura, Jutaro Tanabe, Yuki Matsuhashi, Miyuki Yanagimachi, Kazuhiko Nakamura, Makoto Daimon and Norio Sugawara
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2019 18:11
  16. Burden of caregivers of people with mental illness (PWMI) is considered to be a negative impact of the care provided by the family to the patient. However, little is known about the extent of the burden among ...

    Authors: Mohammed Ayalew, Abdulhalik Workicho, Elias Tesfaye, Hailemariam Hailesilasie and Mubarek Abera
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2019 18:10
  17. Working alliances are considered to be essential to treatment, and they represent a robust predictor of positive treatment outcomes. In a working alliance, a patient and therapist agree upon treatment decision...

    Authors: Marius Prytz, Karina Natalie Harkestad, Marius Veseth and Jone Bjornestad
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2019 18:9
  18. Positive psychology indicators like well-being and life satisfaction may play a pivotal role in pain-related outcomes. In this study, we aimed to examine the prospective associations of positive well-being and...

    Authors: Britt Larsson, Elena Dragioti, Björn Gerdle and Jonas Björk
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2019 18:8
  19. The SNP rs3747333 and rs3747334 in Neuroligin 4X (NLGN4X) gene have been demonstrated to be associated with the susceptibility to Autism spectrum disorder (ASDs; MIM 209850), but the results are inconsistent. ...

    Authors: Hongli Sun, Ying Yang, Liyu Zhang, Haibin Wu, Huifang Zhang and Hui Li
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2019 18:6
  20. With the increasingly rapid growth of the elderly population, individuals aged 65 years and above now compose 14% of Taiwanese citizens, thereby making Taiwanese society an aged society. A leading factor that ...

    Authors: Yi-Lien Lee, Kao-Chang Lin and Tsair-Wei Chien
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2019 18:5
  21. The Coercion Experience Scale (CES) was designed to measure the psychological impact of psychiatric coercive interventions. The French-language CES was adapted using a translation/back-translation procedure. I...

    Authors: Philippe Golay, Jérôme Favrod, Stéphane Morandi and Charles Bonsack
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2019 18:4
  22. Postmenopausal women are at higher risk of mental disorders. Oxidative stress has implication in the development of these disorders. Dietary total antioxidant capacity (DTAC) has been proposed as a tool for as...

    Authors: Maryam Abshirini, Fereydoun Siassi, Fariba Koohdani, Mostafa Qorbani, Hadis Mozaffari, Zahra Aslani, Mahshid Soleymani, Mahdieh Entezarian and Gity Sotoudeh
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2019 18:3
  23. Patients with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often experience comorbid conditions, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Tourette syndrome (TS). Although pharmacotherapies are effective f...

    Authors: Kosuke Okazaki, Kazuhiko Yamamuro, Junzo Iida and Toshifumi Kishimoto
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2019 18:2
  24. Excessive smartphone use has been associated with numerous psychiatric disorders. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of smartphone addiction and its association with depression, anxiety, and attent...

    Authors: Seung-Gon Kim, Jong Park, Hun-Tae Kim, Zihang Pan, Yena Lee and Roger S. McIntyre
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2019 18:1
  25. Adolescent pregnancy is a highly prevalent and significant public health problem in Kenya, and mental health needs of pregnant adolescent girls have been overlooked. Nearly, 50% of the world’s population compr...

    Authors: Eric Kimbui, Mary Kuria, Obadia Yator and Manasi Kumar
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:53
  26. This cross-sectional study investigated the impact of life satisfaction and happiness, as well as the prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms in a large sample of university students.

    Authors: Eun Hyun Seo, Seung-Gon Kim, Sang Hoon Kim, Jung Ho Kim, Jung Hyun Park and Hyung-Jun Yoon
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:52
  27. Stigma plays a powerful role in an individual’s attitude towards mental illness and in their seeking psychiatric and psychological services. Assessing stigma from the perspective of people with mood disorders ...

    Authors: Deemah AlAteeq, Abdullah AlDaoud, Ahmad AlHadi, Hanoof AlKhalaf and Roumen Milev
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:51
  28. Approximately, 42% of the Kenyan population live below the poverty line. Rapid growth and urbanization of Kenya’s population have resulted in a changing poverty and food security environment in high-density ur...

    Authors: Manasi Kumar, Beatrice Madeghe, Judith Osok-Waudo, Grace Nduku Wambua and Beatrice Kagai Amugune
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:50
  29. Globally, it is known that HIV-infected pregnant women are prone to depressive symptoms. Research evidences also suggest that nutrient deficiencies may enhance the depressive illness, and that fish oil omega-3...

    Authors: Rose Okoyo Opiyo, Peter Suwirakwenda Nyasulu, Reuben Kamau Koigi, Anne Obondo, Dorington Ogoyi and Wambui Kogi-Makau
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:49
  30. Stigma is one of the most destructive features of mental illnesses that may affect the family caregivers. This study aimed to analyze the effect of training interventions of stigma on family caregivers of the ...

    Authors: Farshid Shamsaei, Fatemeh Nazari and Efat Sadeghian
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:48
  31. The association of fruits and vegetables (FV) specific subgroups consumption and depression has not been investigated in healthy adult populations. Therefore, the aim of our study was to determine the relation...

    Authors: Elham Baharzadeh, Fereydoun Siassi, Mostafa Qorbani, Fariba Koohdani, Neda Pak and Gity Sotoudeh
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:46
  32. Globally, 350 million people are affected by depression and 800,000 people die due to suicide every year due to depression. People living with HIV/AIDS face different challenges, including HIV-related perceive...

    Authors: Bereket Duko, Epherem Geja, Mahlet Zewude and Semere Mekonen
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:45
  33. There is a cultural variability around the perception of what causes the syndrome of schizophrenia. As far as the cause of schizophrenia by the general public concerned, people living in western countries focu...

    Authors: Melat Solomon, Telake Azale, Awake Meherte, Getachew Asfaw and Getinet Ayano
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:43
  34. The stigmatization of mental illness is currently considered to be one of the most important issues facing caregivers of severely mentally ill individuals. There is a dearth of information about the prevalence...

    Authors: Temesgen Ergetie, Zegeye Yohanes, Biksegn Asrat, Wubit Demeke, Andargie Abate and Minale Tareke
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:42
  35. Following the publication of the original article [1], the authors reported the following typesetting errors:

    Authors: Kingi Mochache, Muthoni Mathai, Onesmus Gachuno, Ann Vander Stoep and Manasi Kumar
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:41

    The original article was published in Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:31

  36. Children with learning disabilities are a heterogeneous group of children with a common characteristic discrepancy on the progress and development of their individual learning abilities. A few statistical anal...

    Authors: Anna Adam, Grigoris Kiosseoglou, Grigoris Abatzoglou and Zaira Papaligoura
    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2018 17:40
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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