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Psychopathological symptoms of patients with heroin addiction entering opioid agonist or therapeutic community treatment
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:35
Histaminergic system in brain disorders: lessons from the translational approach and future perspectives
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:34
Pain sensitivity in posttraumatic stress disorder and other anxiety disorders: a preliminary case control study
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:31
New DSM-5 maladaptive symptoms in PTSD: gender differences and correlations with mood spectrum symptoms in a sample of high school students following survival of an earthquake
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:28
Comorbid atypical autistic traits as a potential risk factor for suicide attempts among adult depressed patients: a case–control study
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:33
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:32
Detecting psychiatric disorders of secondary origin is a crucial concern for the psychiatrist. But how can this reliably be done among a large number of conditions, most of which have a very low prevalence? Me...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:27
Childhood trauma and adult interpersonal relationship problems in patients with depression and anxiety disorders
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:26
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:25
Duplication of the NPHP1 gene in patients with autism spectrum disorder and normal intellectual ability: a case series
Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impairments in social interactions, reduced verbal communication abilities, stereotyped repetitive behaviors, and restricted interests...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:22
Site-independent confirmation of subject selection for CNS trials: ‘dual’ review using audio-digital recordings
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 ...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:21
Serum proBDNF/BDNF and response to fluvoxamine in drug-naïve first-episode major depressive disorder patients
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...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:19
Neuregulins are a family of signalling proteins that orchestrate a broad range of cellular responses. Four genes encoding Neuregulins 1–4 have been identified so far in vertebrates. Among them, Neuregulin 1 an...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:18
Antidepressant treatment response is modulated by genetic and environmental factors and their interactions
Although there is a wide variety of antidepressants with different mechanisms of action available, the efficacy of treatment is not satisfactory. Genetic factors are presumed to play a role in differences in m...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:17
An analysis of early developmental trauma in social anxiety disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder
The early contributions of childhood trauma (emotional, physical, sexual, and general) have been hypothesized to play a significant role in the development of anxiety disorders, such as posttraumatic stress di...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:16
Identification of SNP barcode biomarkers for genes associated with facial emotion perception using particle swarm optimization algorithm
Facial emotion perception (FEP) can affect social function. We previously reported that parts of five tested single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the MET and AKT1 genes may individually affect FEP perform...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:15
Some psychotropic medications (e.g., benzodiazepines, sedative antidepressants, etc.) may impair cognitive and psychomotor functions and, therefore, endanger traffic safety (Ravera, Br J Clin Pharmacol, 72(3):...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:14
Paliperidone extended release for the treatment of pediatric and adolescent patients with Tourette's disorder
A subgroup of patients with Tourette's disorder (TD) has symptoms refractory to haloperidol, a standard therapeutic drug for TD.
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:13
During the last few years, many countries in Europe suffered from a severe economic crisis which resulted in high unemployment rates. In this frame, the possible relationship between unemployment rate and suic...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:12
From the ancient times, there are three basic approaches for the interpretation of the different psychic phenomena: the organic, the psychological, and the sacred approach. The sacred approach forms the primor...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:11
Dosing and switching of paliperidone ER in patients with schizophrenia: recommendations for clinical practice
Many patients with schizophrenia receive long-term treatment with antipsychotic medication. Switching of antipsychotic medication due to lack of efficacy, tolerability issues, and partial/non-adherence is comm...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:10
Recognition of change in the reform of forensic mental health by clinical practitioners: a questionnaire survey in Japan
In Japan, new legislation regarding forensic mental health, namely, the Act on Medical Care and Treatment for Persons Who Have Caused Serious Cases under the Condition of Insanity (Medical Treatment and Superv...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:9
What happens next?: a claims database study of second-line pharmacotherapy in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) who initiate selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) treatment
The objective of this research was to examine treatment patterns and health-care costs associated with second-step pharmacotherapy in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) who initiated monotherapy wit...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:8
Antipsychotic medication and tobacco use among outpatients with schizophrenia: a cross-sectional study
Many studies have shown that the prevalence of smoking in schizophrenia is higher than in the general population. Biological, psychological and social factors influence smoking in patients with schizophrenia.
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:7
Shared psychological characteristics that are linked to aggression between patients with Internet addiction and those with alcohol dependence
Internet addiction (IA) is considered as one of behavioral addictions. Although common neurobiological mechanisms have been suggested to underlie behavioral addiction and substance dependence, few studies have...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:6
Correlations of interpersonal sensitivity with negative working models of the self and other: evidence for link with attachment insecurity
It has been suggested that interpersonal sensitivity, a personality trait associated with depression and anxiety disorders, is linked with attachment insecurity. To confirm this link, we studied the correlatio...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:5
Acute and transient psychotic disorder (ATPD) has been described as an acute psychosis with brief onset and polymorphous symptomatology (WHO, 1993). The study of ATPD is growing increasingly relevant as scient...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:4
The editors of Annals of General Psychiatry would like to thank all of our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in volume 12 (2013).
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:3
Quality of helping behaviours of members of the public towards a person with a mental illness: a descriptive analysis of data from an Australian national survey
Courses such as Mental Health First Aid equip members of the public to perform appropriate helping behaviours towards people experiencing a mental illness or mental health crisis. However, studies investigatin...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:2
Early childhood educators’ perceptions of preschoolers' mental health problems: a qualitative analysis
Early childhood education services create potentially optimal opportunities to identify and respond effectively to preschoolers' mental health problems. However, little is known about the knowledge, skills and...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2014 13:1
Reasons and clinical outcomes of antipsychotic treatment switch in outpatients with schizophrenia in real-life clinical settings: the ETOS observational study
Patients under antipsychotic treatment for schizophrenia commonly exhibit poor adherence to treatment, high rates of treatment discontinuation, and frequent treatment changes. The ETOS study aimed to identify ...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2013 12:42
Patient satisfaction is an important outcome variable that is increasingly used in mental health service evaluation. There are no results available for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) yet.
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2013 12:41
Patients with schizophrenia often experience comorbid obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Within these patients, a significant subgroup developed secondary obsessive-compulsive symptoms during treatment with clozap...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2013 12:40
Risk factors for lethal outcome in patients with delirium tremens - psychiatrist's perspective: a nested case-control study
The aim was to identify potential risk factors for lethal outcome in patients with delirium tremens (DT) treated in the psychiatric setting.
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2013 12:39
A case-control validation of Type D personality in Greek patients with stable coronary heart disease
Type D personality has been associated with a variety of emotional and social difficulties as well as with poor prognosis in patients with established coronary heart disease (CHD). We examined the psychometric...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2013 12:38
A theory-based educational intervention to pediatricians in order to improve identification and referral of maternal depression: a quasi-experimental study
Maternal depression has a negative impact on both the mother and child's physical and mental health, as well as impairs parenting skills and pediatric health care utilization. The pediatricians' role in identi...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2013 12:37
Cognitive performance in older elderly men with late-life depression and cardiovascular comorbidities: symptomatological correlation
Whether depression or cardiovascular disease would have a greater effect on worsening cognitive impairment in the burgeoning older elderly population is uncertain. Which disorder causes greater cognitive impai...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2013 12:36
Factors that affect substance users’ suicidal behavior: a view from the Addiction Severity Index in Korea
In South Korea, it has not been easy to negotiate studies that target drug users who are being punished by law, and accordingly, no study on suicidal ideation among substance users has been accomplished yet. I...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2013 12:35
The relationship between drive to thinness, conscientiousness and bulimic traits during adolescence: a comparison between younger and older cases in 608 healthy volunteers
Adolescence represents one of the critical transitions in the life span and is characterized by a tremendous pace in growth and change that is second only to that of infancy. Both biological and psychological ...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2013 12:34
Long-term risk of mental health problems in women experiencing preterm birth: a longitudinal study of 29 mothers
Several studies have reported significantly higher stress levels, both short and long terms, among mothers giving preterm birth compared with mothers giving birth at term. Stress, however, is a psychological p...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2013 12:33
Relapse in patients with schizophrenia has devastating repercussions, including worsening symptoms, impaired functioning, cognitive deterioration and reduced quality of life. This progressive decline exacerbat...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2013 12:32
Dysfunction of orbitofrontal and dorsolateral prefrontal cortices in children and adolescents with high-functioning pervasive developmental disorders
Several lines of evidence suggest that dysfunction of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) and orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) contributes to the pathophysiology of pervasive developmental disorders (PDD). Th...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2013 12:31
Posttraumatic stress disorder and health: a preliminary study of group differences in health and health behaviors
Individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more likely to undertake harmful health behaviors like substance use. Less is known about the association of PTSD with healthful behaviors such as heal...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2013 12:30
The 22q11.2 deletion syndrome is caused by a microdeletion of chromosome 22. One third of all patients with 22q11.2 deletion develop schizophrenia-like symptoms. In general, the prevalence of 22q11.2 deletion ...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2013 12:29
Subjective Well-Being Under Neuroleptics Scale short form (SWN-K): reliability and validity in an Estonian speaking sample
The Subjective Well-Being Under Neuroleptic Treatment Scale short form (SWN-K) is a self-rating scale developed to measure mentally ill patients' well-being under the antipsychotic drug treatment. This paper r...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2013 12:28
Correlational study: illness representations and coping styles in caregivers for individuals with schizophrenia
Caring for individuals with schizophrenia can create distress for caregivers which can, in turn, have a harmful impact on patient progress. There could be a better understanding of the connections between care...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2013 12:27
During the last decade, a number of meta-analyses questioned the clinically relevant efficacy of antidepressants. Part of the debate concerned the method used in each of these meta-analyses as well as the qual...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2013 12:26
Anxiety as a risk factor for school absenteeism: what differentiates anxious school attenders from non-attenders?
Anxiety is a major risk factor for problematic school absenteeism. However, most anxious students attend school. What differentiates anxious attenders from non-attenders?
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2013 12:25
Cushing’s syndrome can present with a spectrum of symptoms; however, it is less recognised that psychiatric symptoms can form part of the clinical presenting features. In the investigations for an organic caus...
Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2013 12:23
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