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  1. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into focus the mental health of the student population. The study aimed to analyze the psychological response to the COVID-19 outbreak in terms of perceived stress and its rel...

    Authors: Jelena Kostić, Olivera Žikić, Vladimir Đorđević and Žilijeta Krivokapić

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2021 20:25

    Content type: Primary research

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  2. Psychotic major depression (PMD) is a subtype of depression with a poor prognosis. Previous studies have failed to find many differences between patients with PMD and those with non-psychotic major depression ...

    Authors: Meng-qi Wang, Ran-ran Wang, Yu Hao, Wei-feng Xiong, Ling Han, Dong-dong Qiao and Juan He

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2021 20:24

    Content type: Primary research

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  3. Psychological distress is one of the major determinants for the experience progression, and recovery of chronic pain. However, it is unclear whether physical pain in specific body sites could be predictive of ...

    Authors: Jamaan Al-Zahrani, Mamdouh M. Shubair, Sameer Al-Ghamdi, Khaled K. Aldossari, Majid Alsalamah, Badr F. Al-Khateeb, Abdulkarim Saeed, Saeed Alshahrani, Aseel Salem AlSuwaidan, Abdullah A. Alrasheed and Ashraf El-Metwally

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2021 20:23

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  4. The COVID-19 pandemic led individuals to suffer from different levels of mental health problems such as psychological distress, anxiety, depression, denial, panic, and fear. This study aimed at determining the...

    Authors: Argaw Ambelu, Zewdie Birhanu, Yimenu Yitayih, Yohannes Kebede, Mohammed Mecha, Jemal Abafita, Ashenafi Belay and Diriba Fufa

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2021 20:22

    Content type: Primary research

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  5. Capgras delusion is one of the delusional misidentification syndromes characterized by the belief by the patient that the close person is replaced by an imposter who looks physically the same. It rarely occurs...

    Authors: Sulochana Joshi, Mankaji Thapa, Anusha Manandhar and Rabi Shakya

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2021 20:21

    Content type: Case report

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  6. There is limited research with inconsistent findings on differences between female and male offender patients with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder (SSD), who behave aggressively towards others. This study ai...

    Authors: Moritz Philipp Günther, Steffen Lau, Sabine Kling, Martina Sonnweber, Elmar Habermeyer and Johannes Kirchebner

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2021 20:20

    Content type: Primary research

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  7. Musical obsession has been reported as the “stuck song syndrome” and can be accompanied by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Musical obsession is the phenomenon where a particular set of known musical notes...

    Authors: Reiji Yoshimura, Naomichi Okamoto, Yuki Konishi and Atsuko Ikenouchi

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2021 20:19

    Content type: Case report

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  8. This is an ecological study that analyzes suicides committed in Montenegro during the 2000–2018 period, taking into account gender, age and methods of suicide.

    Authors: Lidija Injac Stevović, Selman Repišti, Tamara Radojičić and Olivera Injac

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2021 20:17

    Content type: Primary research

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  9. Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death. HIV/AIDS continues to be associated with an under-recognized risk for suicidal behavior. Suicidal behavior among people living with HIV/AIDS is not ...

    Authors: Kefyalew Dagne Gizachew, Yigrem Ali Chekol, Elyas Admasu Basha, Shiferaw Abeway Mamuye and Abate Dargie Wubetu

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2021 20:15

    Content type: Primary research

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  10. Catatonia is a psychomotor syndrome that presents various symptoms ranging from stupor to agitation, with prominent disturbances of volition. Its pathogenesis is poorly understood. Benzodiazepines and electroc...

    Authors: Hiroko Sugawara, Junpei Takamatsu, Mamoru Hashimoto and Manabu Ikeda

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2021 20:14

    Content type: Case report

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  11. To control the spread of the new SARS-CoV-2 infection's disease (COVID-19), appropriate precautionary behaviors by the public should be promoted. There are international differences in public cognitive and beh...

    Authors: Akihiro Shiina, Tomihisa Niitsu, Osamu Kobori, Keita Idemoto, Tasuku Hashimoto, Tsuyoshi Sasaki, Yoshito Igarashi, Eiji Shimizu, Michiko Nakazato, Kenji Hashimoto and Masaomi Iyo

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2021 20:13

    Content type: Primary research

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  12. Gut–brain axis (GBA) is a system widely studied nowadays, especially in the neuropsychiatry field. It is postulated to correlate with many psychiatric conditions, one of them being attention-deficit hyperactiv...

    Authors: Alverina Cynthia Sukmajaya, Maria Inge Lusida, Soetjipto and Yunias Setiawati

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2021 20:12

    Content type: Review

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  13. Domestic violence is a term that shows aggressive behavior with different physical, psychological, economic, and social dimensions. This concept is considered as one of the health priorities regarding its sign...

    Authors: Fereshteh Babaheidarian, Seyedeh Zahra Masoumi, Gita Sangestani and Godratollah Roshanaei

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2021 20:11

    Content type: Primary research

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  14. There are limited studies on the prevalence of misdiagnosis as well as detection rates of severe psychiatric disorders in specialized and non-specialized healthcare settings. To the best of our knowledge, this...

    Authors: Getinet Ayano, Sileshi Demelash, Zegeye yohannes, Kibrom Haile, Mikiyas Tulu, Dawit Assefa, Abel Tesfaye, Kelemua Haile, Melat Solomon, Asrat Chaka and Light Tsegay

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2021 20:10

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  15. A number of studies have shown the positive effects of acupuncture on state anxiety. However, the efficacy of acupuncture in treating anxiety disorder remains unclear. This review and meta-analysis aimed to ex...

    Authors: Xiang-yun Yang, Ning-bo Yang, Fang-fang Huang, Shuai Ren and Zhan-jiang Li

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2021 20:9

    Content type: Primary research

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  16. Disrespect and abuse (D&A) violate the fundamental principles of ethics, human rights, and basic obligations to protect and relieve patients. This study aimed to identify the status of D&A and its relationship...

    Authors: Khadije Hajizadeh and Mojgan Mirghafourvand

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2021 20:8

    Content type: Primary research

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  17. The most popular tool used for measuring personality traits is the Five-Factor Model (FFM). It includes neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness. Many studies indicated the asso...

    Authors: Szymon Zmorzyński, Wojciech Styk, Waldemar Klinkosz, Justyna Iskra and Agata Anna Filip

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2021 20:7

    Content type: Review

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  18. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder in children or early adolescents with an estimated worldwide prevalence of 7.2%. Numerous articles related to ADHD have b...

    Authors: Chien-Ho Lin, Tsair-Wei Chien and Yu-Hua Yan

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2021 20:6

    Content type: Primary research

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  19. Exposure to public stigma can lead to stereotype endorsement and resignation, which are constructs related to self-stigma. This latter phenomenon has well-documented deleterious consequences for people living ...

    Authors: Philippe Golay, Mihaela Moga, Celia Devas, Mélissa Staecheli, Yasmine Poisat, Marie Israël, Caroline Suter, Benedetta Silva, Stéphane Morandi, Pascale Ferrari, Jérôme Favrod and Charles Bonsack

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2021 20:5

    Content type: Primary research

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  20. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the most commonly reported mental health consequence following disasters and traumatic events, either natural or man-made. Nothing is written regarding its pooled preva...

    Authors: Mengesha Srahbzu Biresaw and Enguday Tirfeneh Gebeyehu

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2021 20:4

    Content type: Primary research

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  21. Despite the EU recommendations on mental health, involuntary admission has been under researched in Italy for a long time and the overall picture of involuntary admission still appears fragmentary. The aims of...

    Authors: G. Maina, G. Rosso, C. Carezana, E. Mehanović, F. Risso, V. Villari, L. Gariglio and M. Cardano

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2021 20:3

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  22. Anxiety and postpartum depression are the most common psychological problems in women after delivery. Cognitive behavior intervention has been reported to have an effect in the therapy of postpartum depression...

    Authors: Hongling Liu and Yang Yang

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2021 20:2

    Content type: Primary research

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  23. Evidence emerged concerning how inflammatory arthritis and mood disorders can often occur in the same patient and show a similar clinical pattern. An overview of the rheumatological and psychiatric aspects of ...

    Authors: Maria Sole Chimenti, Giulia Lavinia Fonti, Paola Conigliaro, Paola Triggianese, Emanuela Bianciardi, Marialuce Coviello, Ginevra Lombardozzi, Giulia Tarantino, Cinzia Niolu, Alberto Siracusano and Roberto Perricone

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2021 20:1

    Content type: Review

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  24. Guidelines on laboratory screening in schizophrenia recommend annual monitoring of fasting lipids and glucose. The utility and the cost effectiveness of more extensive laboratory screening have not been studied.

    Authors: Saana Eskelinen, Janne V. J. Suvisaari and Jaana M. Suvisaari

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:70

    Content type: Primary research

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  25. Mood disorders are severe mental disorders related to increased suicidal behavior. Finding neural features for suicidal behavior, including suicide attempts (SAs) and suicidal ideation (SI), in mood disorders ...

    Authors: Pengshuo Wang, Ran Zhang, Xiaowei Jiang, Shengnan Wei, Fei Wang and Yanqing Tang

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:69

    Content type: Primary research

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  26. Although there are some existing data describing the usage of topiramate in patients with antipsychotic-induced obesity, study on its comparison with metformin is limited. This study aimed to explore the effec...

    Authors: Congjie Wang, Wenjie Shi, Jianyang Xu, Chengbing Huang and Jiannan Zhu

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:68

    Content type: Primary research

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  27. Perinatal depression is a widely discussed mental illness that occurs not only in women, but also in men. A previous international meta-analysis of the prevalence of paternal perinatal depression suggested tha...

    Authors: Keita Tokumitsu, Norio Sugawara, Kazushi Maruo, Toshihito Suzuki, Norio Yasui-Furukori and Kazutaka Shimoda

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:65

    Content type: Review

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  28. Women are well known to be susceptible to developing affective disorders, yet little attention has been given to effects of ovariectomy-reduced hormones and links with depression. This population-based cross-s...

    Authors: Ching-Yen Chen, Jian-Hong Chen, Shao-Chun Ree, Chun-Wei Chang and Sheng-Hsiang Yu

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:64

    Content type: Primary research

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  29. A number of studies have been conducted on risk factors of comorbid anxiety disorders regarding late-life depression (LLD). This study investigated the associated factors and their relationship to comorbid anx...

    Authors: Chawisa Suradom, Nahathai Wongpakaran, Tinakon Wongpakaran, Peerasak Lerttrakarnnon, Surin Jiraniramai, Unchulee Taemeeyapradit, Surang Lertkachatarn, Suwanna Arunpongpaisal and Pimolpun Kuntawong

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:63

    Content type: Primary research

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  30. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is under-investigated in people living with HIV/AIDS from sub-Saharan Africa. In part, this is due to paucity of culturally appropriate measures for GAD which are psychometri...

    Authors: Moses K. Nyongesa, Paul Mwangi, Hans M. Koot, Pim Cuijpers, Charles R. J. C. Newton and Amina Abubakar

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:62

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  31. Studies conducted in primary care as well as in psychiatric settings show that more than half of patients suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD) have poor adherence to antidepressants. Patients prematu...

    Authors: Bernardo Dell’Osso, Umberto Albert, Giuseppe Carrà, Maurizio Pompili, Maria Giulia Nanni, Massimo Pasquini, Nicola Poloni, Andrea Raballo, Fabio Sambataro, Gianluca Serafini, Caterina Viganò, Koen Demyttenaere, Roger S. McIntyre and Andrea Fiorillo

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:61

    Content type: Review

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  32. Population-based reference data on frequently used questionnaires are important for comparative purposes. Due to changes in health and lifestyles, such data should be updated every other decade. The objectives...

    Authors: Alv A. Dahl, Kjersti Støen Grotmol, Marianne Jensen Hjermstad, Cecilie Essholt Kiserud and Jon Håvard Loge

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:60

    Content type: Primary research

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  33. Postpartum depression is a common psychiatric complaint of women following delivery and a multitude of psychosocial, maternal, newborn and husband-related factors were contributing to it. This condition has a ...

    Authors: Mogesie Necho, Asmare Belete and Yosef Zenebe

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:59

    Content type: Primary research

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  34. During the prodromal phase of psychosis, individuals may experience an aberrant attribution of salience to irrelevant stimuli. The concept of aberrant salience has been hypothesized to be a central mechanism i...

    Authors: Philippe Golay, Julien Laloyaux, Mihaela Moga, Clara Della Libera, Frank Larøi and Charles Bonsack

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:58

    Content type: Primary research

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  35. Preliminary studies have tested nicotine as a novel treatment for OCD patients who respond partially/incompletely or not at all to first and second-line treatment strategies, with the former represented by SSR...

    Authors: Daria Piacentino, Annalisa Maraone, Valentina Roselli, Isabella Berardelli, Massimo Biondi, Georgios D. Kotzalidis and Massimo Pasquini

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:57

    Content type: Review

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  36. The challenges faced by professionals when working in the field of psychiatry require the development of adequate defensive and coping mechanisms. This study aimed to explore both coping strategies and defense...

    Authors: Anca-Livia Panfil, Mirela Frandes, Aurel Nirestean, Marinela Hurmuz, Diana Lungeanu, Madalina Cristanovici, Laura Lemeti, Andra Isac, Ion Papava and Cristina Bredicean

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:56

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  37. Management of schizophrenia is sub-optimal in many patients. Targeting negative symptoms, among the most debilitating aspects of schizophrenia, together with positive symptoms, can result in significant functi...

    Authors: Andrea Fagiolini, José Ángel Alcalá, Thomas Aubel, Wojciech Bienkiewicz, Mats Magnus Knut Bogren, Joaquim Gago, Giancarlo Cerveri, Michael Colla, Francisco Collazos Sanchez, Alessandro Cuomo, Frieling Helge, Eduardo Iacoponi, Per-Axel Karlsson, Pradeep Peddu, Mauro Pettorruso, Henrique Jorge Ramos Pereira…

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:55

    Content type: Review

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  38. One of the main causes of death in psychiatric patients is cardiovascular diseases which are closely related with lifestyle-related diseases. Psychiatric disorders include schizophrenia and mood disorders, who...

    Authors: Yoriyasu Uju, Tetsuto Kanzaki, Yuki Yamasaki, Tadayuki Kondo, Hideki Nanasawa, Yu Takeuchi, Yuta Yanagisawa, Shun Kusanishi, Chieko Nakano, Tetsuro Enomoto, Akahito Sako, Hidekazu Yanai, Shunichi Mishima, Seisuke Mimori, Kazuei Igarashi, Tsuyoshi Takizawa…

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:53

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  39. Several studies demonstrated the role of depressive mood and cognitive impairment in the background of elevated mortality and decreased Quality of Life (QoL) in old age. Our aim was to assess depressive and co...

    Authors: Viktor Voros, Sandor Fekete, Tamas Tenyi, Zoltan Rihmer, Ilona Szili and Peter Osvath

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:52

    Content type: Primary research

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  40. Perinatal depression (PND) is a major complication of pregnancy and many risk factors have been associated with its development both during pregnancy and postpartum. The transition to motherhood activates the ...

    Authors: Emanuela Bianciardi, Cristina Vito, Sophia Betrò, Alberto De Stefano, Alberto Siracusano and Cinzia Niolu

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:51

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  41. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a recurrent illness with high rates of chronicity, treatment-resistance, and significant economic impact. S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe), a molecule that is formed naturally in the...

    Authors: Alessandro Cuomo, Bruno Beccarini Crescenzi, Simone Bolognesi, Arianna Goracci, Despoina Koukouna, Rodolfo Rossi and Andrea Fagiolini

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:50

    Content type: Review

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  42. Valproate-induced hypothyroidism is a rare condition and has been considered asymptomatic. Here, we report a case of bipolar I disorder who developed symptomatic valproate-induced hypothyroidism.

    Authors: Tadashi Kanamori, Masahiro Suzuki, Yoshiyuki Kaneko, Kouju Yamada, Hideyuki Kubo and Makoto Uchiyama

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:49

    Content type: Case report

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  43. Hypothyroidism is a common condition in the general population. While myxedema is a known complication, we present a case highlighting a late-onset presentation of psychosis with confounding cognitive impairme...

    Authors: Janette C. Leal and Allison H. Beito

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:48

    Content type: Case report

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  44. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Berhanu Yeshanew, Asmare Belete, Mogesie Necho, Shegaye Shumet, Zegeye Yohannis Maja and Dessie Abebaw Agnaw

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:47

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:12

  45. This study investigated the effects of Islamic religious and breathing techniques with heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback therapies on HRV and psycho-physiologic coherence (resonance frequency), depressi...

    Authors: Mohiadin Amjadian, Hadi Bahrami Ehsan, Kaivan Saboni, Siamak Vahedi, Reza Rostami and Daem Roshani

    Citation: Annals of General Psychiatry 2020 19:46

    Content type: Primary research

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