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  1. Content type: Review

    Adjustment Disorder is a condition strongly tied to acute and chronic stress. Despite clinical suggestion of a large prevalence in the general population and the high frequency of its diagnosis in the clinical...

    Authors: Mauro Giovanni Carta, Matteo Balestrieri, Andrea Murru and Maria Carolina Hardoy

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:15

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  2. Content type: Case report

    Many cases of coeliac disease, a gastrointestinal autoimmune disorder caused by sensitivity to gluten, can remain in a subclinical stage or undiagnosed. In a significant proportion of cases (10–15%) gluten int...

    Authors: Nicola Poloni, Simone Vender, Emilio Bolla, Paola Bortolaso, Chiara Costantini and Camilla Callegari

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:16

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  3. Content type: Review

    Complex psychopathological and behavioral symptoms, such as delusions and aggression against care providers, are often the primary cause of acute hospital admissions of elderly patients to emergency units and ...

    Authors: Benedikt Amann, Johannes Pantel, Heinz Grunze, Eduard Vieta, Francesc Colom, Ana Gonzalez-Pinto, Dieter Naber and Harald Hampel

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:14

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  4. Content type: Commentary

    Following the recent debates on the discrepancy between the predominant weight of bipolar disorder (BPD) in the clinical reality and its relatively low prevalence figures emerging from epidemiological surveys,...

    Authors: Carlo Faravelli, Silvia Gorini Amedei, Maria Alessandra Scarpato and Luca Faravelli

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:13

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  5. Content type: Research

    Depression is a prevalent health problem among women during the childbearing years. To obtain a more accurate global picture of maternal postnatal depression, studies that explore maternal depression with comp...

    Authors: Alicia Matijasevich, Jean Golding, George Davey Smith, Iná S Santos, Aluísio JD Barros and Cesar G Victora

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:12

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  6. Content type: Research

    The natural disaster known as "the Tsunami" occurred in Andaman coast of Thailand in December 2004, and there had been questions whether it could cause PTSD amongst the population who lives in the affected are...

    Authors: Nuntika Thavichachart, Sookjaroen Tangwongchai, Puangsoy Worakul, Buranee Kanchanatawan, Siriluck Suppapitiporn, Atapol Sukoltapirom na Pattalung, Chutima Roomruangwong and Ongart Chareonsook

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:11

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  7. Content type: Research

    The increased rate of psychosis and poorer service-related outcomes in UK African-Caribbeans may in part be related to racism; racism as an aetiological factor remains comparatively under-investigated. We want...

    Authors: Apu T Chakraborty, Kwame McKenzie, Gerard Leavey and Michael King

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:10

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  8. Content type: Research

    Studies from high-income countries have shown intimate partner violence to be associated with depression among women. The present paper examines whether this finding can be confirmed in a very different cultur...

    Authors: Negussie Deyessa, Yemane Berhane, Atalay Alem, Mary Ellsberg, Maria Emmelin, Ulf Hogberg and Gunnar Kullgren

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:8

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  9. Content type: Research

    Benzodiazepines (BDZ) are the largest-selling drug group in the world. The potential of dependence with BDZ has been known for almost three decades now. In countries like Pakistan where laws against unlicensed...

    Authors: Syed Ahmer, Sumera Salamat, Rashid AM Khan, Saleem Perwaiz Iqbal, Imran Ijaz Haider, Ayesha Shabaz Khan and Mohsan Zafar

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:9

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  10. Content type: Research

    A computer assisted interview, the GMHAT/PC has been developed to assist General Practitioners and other Health Professionals to make a quick, convenient and comprehensive standardised mental health assessment...

    Authors: Murali Krishna, Peter Lepping, Vimal K Sharma, John RM Copeland, Lorraine Lockwood and Margaret Williams

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:7

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  11. Content type: Research

    Bullying is a widespread and serious problem that might influence both mental and psychical well being as well as school performance and social life. The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of bul...

    Authors: Lars Lien, Kristian Green, Audun Welander-Vatn and Espen Bjertness

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:6

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  12. Content type: Short report

    Cognitive-Behavioural Family Therapy (CBFT) can be an effective psychological approach for children with β-thalassaemia major, increasing compliance to treatment, lessening the emotional burden of disease, and...

    Authors: Luigi Mazzone, Laura Battaglia, Francesca Andreozzi, Maria Antonietta Romeo and Domenico Mazzone

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:5

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  13. Content type: Review

    Bipolar disorder is recognized as a major mental health issue, and its economic impact has been examined in the United States. However, there exists a general scarcity of published studies and lack of standard...

    Authors: Liberty Fajutrao, Julie Locklear, Jennifer Priaulx and Anne Heyes

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:3

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  14. Content type: Research

    Despite high prevalence of mental health problems, only a minority of elderly people seek treatment. Although need-for-care factors are primary determinants of mental health service use, personal predisposing ...

    Authors: Ma Shwe Zin Nyunt, Peak Chiang Chiam, Ee Heok Kua and Tze Pin Ng

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:2

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  15. Content type: Research

    Unexplained somatic symptoms are common among trauma survivors. The relationship between trauma and somatization appears to be mediated by posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, only few studies have f...

    Authors: Ask Elklit and Dorte M Christiansen

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:1

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  16. Content type: Research

    Detection of psychotic disorders is an important issue, since early treatment might improve prognosis. Timely diagnosis of psychotic disorders depends on recognition of psychotic symptoms and their interpretat...

    Authors: Nynke Boonstra, Lex Wunderink, Sjoerd Sytema and Durk Wiersma

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:29

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  17. Content type: Commentary

    A research commentary published in 2005 pointed out that the apparently low prevalence of Bipolar Disorder diagnosis as reported by epidemiological studies may be related to the under-estimate of bipolar disor...

    Authors: Mauro Giovanni Carta, Maria Carolina Hardoy and Tom Fryers

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:28

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  18. Content type: Research

    Self-directed and other violence as well as subsequent coercive interventions occur in a substantial proportion of patients with personality disorders during in-patient treatment. Different strategies may be r...

    Authors: Tilman Steinert, Frank Eisele, Ulla Goeser, Stefan Tschoeke, Carmen Uhlmann and Peter Schmid

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:27

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Asperger's Syndrome (AS) is a pervasive developmental disorder that is sometimes unrecognized, especially in the adult psychiatric setting. On the other hand, in patients with an AS diagnosis, comorbid psychia...

    Authors: Michele Raja and Antonella Azzoni

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:26

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  20. Content type: Research

    Transcendental Meditation is a mental practice to put the body and mind into a state of relaxation and rest. The method was shown to reduce anxiety and stress in previous reports. This study investigates its p...

    Authors: Masud Yunesian, Afshin Aslani, Javad Homayoun Vash and Abbas Bagheri Yazdi

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:25

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  21. Content type: Debate

    Patients with schizophrenia often present mild to severe cognitive deficits which contribute to their social disability. Second-generation antipsychotics have shown only mild to moderate beneficial effects on ...

    Authors: Armida Mucci, Giuseppe Piegari and Silvana Galderisi

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:24

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  22. Content type: Research

    Investigating mortality in those with mental disorder is one way of measuring effects of mental health care reorganisation. This study's aim was to investigate whether the excess mortality in those with severe...

    Authors: Dag Tidemalm, Margda Waern, Claes-Göran Stefansson, Stig Elofsson and Bo Runeson

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:23

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  23. Content type: Short report

    Although manic episodes in older adults are not rare, little published data exist on late-life manic episodes. Resistance to treatment and concomitant neurological lesions are frequent correlates of elderly ma...

    Authors: Alessandra Benedetti, Pietro Scarpellini, Francesco Casamassima, Lorenzo Lattanzi, Maria Liberti, Laura Musetti and Giovanni Battista Cassano

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:22

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  24. Content type: Research

    Despite a high prevalence of depressive symptoms among university students, few studies have examined how this mental health problem is associated with perceived stress and perceived burdens related to being a...

    Authors: Rafael T Mikolajczyk, Annette E Maxwell, Vihra Naydenova, Sabine Meier and Walid El Ansari

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:19

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  25. Content type: Case report

    The possible increase of suicidal ideation with some antidepressants is still a matter of debate. We are reporting two cases of suicidal attempt that occurred concomitantly with the use of Duloxetine. To our k...

    Authors: Bilal A Salem and Elie G Karam

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:18

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  26. Content type: Research

    Knowledge and awareness about childhood autism is low among health workers and the general community in Nigeria and other Sub-Saharan African countries. Poor knowledge and awareness about childhood autism, esp...

    Authors: Muideen O Bakare, Peter O Ebigbo, Ahamefule O Agomoh and Nkem C Menkiti

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:17

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  27. Content type: Research

    Violence among adolescents is an important public health problem in the United States. This study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of having been engaged in physical fighting on school property and ass...

    Authors: Emmanuel Rudatsikira, Adamson S Muula and Seter Siziya

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:16

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  28. Content type: Research

    In independent studies, IBD, IBS and HCV have each been associated with a substantially increased risk of psychological problems such as depression and anxiety and impairment of quality of life compared to the...

    Authors: Antonina A Mikocka-Walus, Deborah A Turnbull, Jane M Andrews, Nicole T Moulding, Ian G Wilson, Hugh AJ Harley, David J Hetzel and Gerald J Holtmann

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:15

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  29. Content type: Short report

    According to some studies, almost 40% of depressive patients – half of them previously undetected – are diagnosed of bipolar II disorder when systematically assessed for hypomania. Thus, instruments for bipola...

    Authors: Consuelo de Dios, Elena Ezquiaga, Aurelio García, José Manuel Montes, Caridad Avedillo and Begoña Soler

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:14

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  30. Content type: Review

    The term Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcus infections (PANDAS) was coined by Swedo et al. in 1998 to describe a subset of childhood obsessive-compulsive disorders (O...

    Authors: Germana Moretti, Massimo Pasquini, Gabriele Mandarelli, Lorenzo Tarsitani and Massimo Biondi

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:13

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  31. Content type: Short report

    Smoking and withdrawal from smoking complicates the assessment and treatment of mental illness. We aimed to establish whether psychiatric inpatients smoke different amounts after admission than beforehand and,...

    Authors: Suzy Ker and David Owens

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:12

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  32. Content type: Short report

    Clozapine is the drug of choice in treatment resistant schizophrenia. It reduces hospitalizations. Patients on clozapine are often co-prescribed other psychotropics. This report looks at a sample of twenty pat...

    Authors: Maneesh Gupta

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:11

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  33. Content type: Research

    The benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) for humans with mental disorders have been well-documented using cats and dogs, but there is a complete lack of controlled studies using farm animals as therapeuti...

    Authors: Bente Berget, Øivind Ekeberg and Bjarne O Braastad

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:9

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  34. Content type: Methodology

    The Composite International Diagnostic Interview – Short Form consists of short form scales for evaluating psychiatric disorders. Also for this version training of the interviewer is required. Moreover, the co...

    Authors: Antonella Gigantesco and Pierluigi Morosini

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:8

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  35. Content type: Research

    Pathological gambling (PG) is an impulse control disorder characterized by persistent and maladaptive gambling behaviors with disruptive consequences for familial, occupational and social functions. The pathop...

    Authors: Donatella Marazziti, Mario Catena Dell'Osso, Ciro Conversano, Giorgio Consoli, Laura Vivarelli, Francesco Mungai, Elena Di Nasso and Francesca Golia

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:7

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  36. Content type: Case report

    Diamond-Blackfan Anemia (DBA) is a congenital erythroid aplasia characterized as a normochromic macrocytic anemia with a selective deficiency in red blood cell precursors in otherwise normocelullar bone marrow...

    Authors: Stefano Pallanti, Sara Masetti, Silvia Bernardi, Alice Innocenti, Mariana Markella and Eric Hollander

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:6

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  37. Content type: Short report

    To test five hypotheses on Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): 1) Is PTSD the most prevalent disorder after trauma? 2) Is the proximity to the disaster related to the risk of PTSD? 3) Is PTSD associated wit...

    Authors: Michele Raja, Antonio Onofri, Antonella Azzoni, Bruno Borzellino and Nicoletta Melchiorre

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:5

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  38. Content type: Research

    Females with a lifetime diagnosis of major mood disorder (Bipolar Disorder BD, Major Depressive Disorder MMD) investigated during the luteal phase of their menstrual cycle and in a condition of clinical well-b...

    Authors: Maria Carolina Hardoy, Claudia Sardu, Liliana Dell'Osso and Mauro Giovanni Carta

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:3

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  39. Content type: Research

    As the rates of TB world over have increased during the past 10 years, there has been a growing awareness of depression and its role in the outcome of chronic disorders. Though depression is common in patients...

    Authors: Mohammed O Husain, Sam P Dearman, Imran B Chaudhry, Nadeem Rizvi and Waquas Waheed

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:4

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  40. Content type: Research

    DSM-IV identifies three stress response disorders (acute stress Disorder (ASD), post-traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD) and adjustment disorders (AD)) that derive from specific life events. An additional conditi...

    Authors: Liliana Dell'Osso, M Katherine Shear, Claudia Carmassi, Paola Rucci, Jack D Maser, Ellen Frank, Jean Endicott, Liliana Lorettu, A Carlo Altamura, Bernardo Carpiniello, Francesco Perris, Ciro Conversano, Antonio Ciapparelli, Marina Carlini, Nannina Sarno and Giovanni B Cassano

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:2

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  41. Content type: Research

    The aim of the study was to compare the change in quality of life over 32 weeks in depressed women assuming antidepressant drug with (experimental group) or without (control group) physical exercise from a stu...

    Authors: Mauro Giovanni Carta, Maria Carolina Hardoy, Alessandra Pilu, Manlio Sorba, Anna Laura Floris, Francesca Ada Mannu, Antonia Baum, Alessandra Cappai, Claudio Velluti and Massimiliano Salvi

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:1

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  42. Content type: Case report

    It has recently become evident that circulating thyroid antibodies are found in excess among patients suffering from mood disorders. Moreover, a manic episode associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis has recent...

    Authors: Alberto Bocchetta, Giorgio Tamburini, Pina Cavolina, Alessandra Serra, Andrea Loviselli and Mario Piga

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:31

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  43. Content type: Research

    Aggression and violence and negative consequences thereof are a major concern in acute psychiatric inpatient care globally. Variations in study designs, settings, populations, and data collection methods rende...

    Authors: Christoph Abderhalden, Ian Needham, Theo Dassen, Ruud Halfens, Joachim E Fischer and Hans-Joachim Haug

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:30

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  44. Content type: Review

    The authors tested the hypothesis that depression is a possible factor influencing the course of cancer by reviewing prospective epidemiological studies and calculating summary relative risks.

    Authors: Marjolein EJ Oerlemans, Marjan van den Akker, Agnes G Schuurman, Eliane Kellen and Frank Buntinx

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:29

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  45. Content type: Research

    Long-stay hospitalization is often a consequence of insufficient care structures. This article examines the characteristics and care conditions of long-stay hospitalization (LSH) in an urban area in Germany.

    Authors: Stefan M Bartusch, Bernd R Brüggemann, Hermann Elgeti, Marc Ziegenbein and Wielant Machleidt

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:27

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  46. Content type: Short report

    Depressive episodes in elderly patients with cerebrovascular damage are characterized by poor responses to standard antidepressants. Recent reports have suggested that the atypical antipsychotic, quetiapine ma...

    Authors: Mauro Giovanni Carta, Fausta Zairo, Gisa Mellino and Maria Carolina Hardoy

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:28

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