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  1. Content type: Research

    To identify the constituent elements of the stigma from the perspective of those having first-hand experiences of it.

    Authors: Chiara Buizza, Beate Schulze, Elena Bertocchi, Giuseppe Rossi, Alberto Ghilardi and Rosaria Pioli

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:23

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  2. Content type: Research

    Mood and anxiety symptoms in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) may be related to the patient awareness of the diagnosis and prognosis, to side effects induced by interferon (IFN)-alpha treatment, as well as to substan...

    Authors: Mauro G Carta, Maria Carolina Hardoy, Alessandra Garofalo, Enrica Pisano, Valentina Nonnoi, Gesuina Intilla, Giancarlo Serra, Cinzia Balestrieri, Luchino Chessa, Cristiana Cauli, Maria Eliana Lai and Patrizia Farci

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:22

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  3. Content type: Review

    Many psychotropics prescribed to children are unlicensed or off-label. This article uses the two most prescribed psychotropics (MPH and SSRIs) to illustrate various concerns about their impact on youth. Many m...

    Authors: Shaheen E Lakhan and Gareth E Hagger-Johnson

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:21

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  4. Content type: Short report

    The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is the instrument most used worldwide for screening of Post-Partum Depression (PPD). The SRQ20 questionnaire has been largely used for screening of minor psychia...

    Authors: Iná S Santos, Alicia Matijasevich, Beatriz F Tavares, Andrey C da Cruz Lima, Rafael E Riegel and Bruna C Lopes

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:18

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  5. Content type: Case report

    This case report highlights the diagnostic and assessment difficulties faced by mental health professionals when dealing with a Deaf client.

    Authors: Maneesh Gupta and Jenny Caddy

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:19

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  6. Content type: Research

    To assess the long-term response to add-on quetiapine therapy in patients with bipolar I disorder who were not adequately responding to standard medications.

    Authors: Maria Carolina Hardoy, Alessandra Garofalo, Gisa Mellino, Francesco Tuligi, Mariangela Cadeddu and Mauro Giovanni Carta

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:17

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  7. Content type: Short report

    Processing personal data for research purposes and the requirement of anonymity has been the subject of recent debate. We aimed to determine the proportion of individuals who present to emergency departments w...

    Authors: Jayne Cooper, Elizabeth Murphy, Helen Bergen, Deborah Casey, Keith Hawton, David Owens, Rachael Lilley, Rachael Noble and Navneet Kapur

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:16

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  8. Content type: Research

    To describe: a) a self-report questionnaire of 34 item, developed by a Family Association of Psychiatric Patients in collaboration with two psychiatrists to evaluate by key-relative in a clinical practice the ...

    Authors: Franco Veltro, PierLuigi Morosini, Antonella Gigantesco, Massimo Casacchia, Rita Roncone, Giuseppe Dell'Acqua, Elvira Chiaia, Andrea Balbi, Renzo De Stefani and Giampiero Cesari

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:15

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  9. Content type: Research

    Adolescent suicidal behaviour is a neglected public health issue especially in middle- and low-income countries. Informed policy decision-making on suicidal behaviour will need reliable information on the prev...

    Authors: Emmanuel Rudatsikira, Adamson S Muula and Seter Siziya

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:13

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  10. Content type: Research

    The Sense of Competence Questionnaire (SCQ) was originally developed for informal caregivers of patients with diagnosed dementia. In order to study the validity and usefulness of the SCQ when applied to inform...

    Authors: Aaltje PD Jansen, Hein PJ van Hout, Harm WJ van Marwijk, Giel Nijpels, Chad Gundy, Myrra JFJ Vernooij-Dassen, Henrica CW de Vet, François G Schellevis and Wim AB Stalman

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:11

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  11. Content type: Short report

    In this study, the researchers examined anxious and depressive symptoms of patients with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) prior to and up to year after retinal detachment surgery. One hundred and thirte...

    Authors: Maneli Mozaffarieh, Stefan Sacu, Thomas Benesch and Andreas Wedrich

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:10

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  12. Content type: Research

    No controlled trials have evaluated the long term efficacy of exercise activity to improve the treatment of patients with Major Depressive Disorders. The aim of the present study was to confirm the efficacy of...

    Authors: Alessandra Pilu, Manlio Sorba, Maria Carolina Hardoy, Anna Laura Floris, Francesca Mannu, Maria Luisa Seruis, Claudio Velluti, Bernardo Carpiniello, Massimiliano Salvi and Mauro Giovanni Carta

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:8

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  13. Content type: Research

    The lack of compliance is associated with an increased risk of hospitalization and switching or augmentation of therapy when compared with being compliant. A synergy of drug therapy and psychosocial interventi...

    Authors: Eugenio Aguglia, Elisabetta Pascolo-Fabrici, Francesca Bertossi and Mariano Bassi

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:7

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  14. Content type: Research

    Rabbit syndrome is a movement disorder that is associated with long-term exposure to neuroleptic medications. Of particular interest and importance is the risk of rabbit syndrome with exposure to the newer aty...

    Authors: Mario Catena Dell'Osso, Andrea Fagiolini, Francesca Ducci, Azadeh Masalehdan, Antonio Ciapparelli and Ellen Frank

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:6

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  15. Content type: Research

    Numerous studies have documented high rates of functional impairment among bipolar disorder (BD) patients, even during phases of remission. However, the majority of the available instruments used to assess fun...

    Authors: Adriane R Rosa, Jose Sánchez-Moreno, Anabel Martínez-Aran, Manel Salamero, Carla Torrent, Maria Reinares, Mercè Comes, Francesc Colom, Willemijn Van Riel, Jose Luis Ayuso-Mateos, Flávio Kapczinski and Eduard Vieta

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:5

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  16. Content type: Research

    There is paucity of measures to conduct epidemiological studies related to disasters in Sri Lanka. This study validates a Sinhalese translation of the Impact of Event Scale- 8 items version (IES-8) for use in ...

    Authors: Prashantham Baddam John and Paul Swamidhas Sudhakar Russell

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:4

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  17. Content type: Review

    Cancer patients experience several stressors and emotional upheavals. Fear of death, interruption of life plans, changes in body image and self-esteem, changes in social role and lifestyle are all important is...

    Authors: Massimo Pasquini and Massimo Biondi

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:2

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  18. Content type: Research

    Several patients with unipolar depression present with prominent dysphoric mood. We aimed at examining the effectiveness of the combination of an SSRI with an anticonvulsant in such patients.

    Authors: Massimo Pasquini, Angelo Picardi, Azzurra Speca, Valerio Orlandi, Lorenzo Tarsitani, Pierluigi Morosini, Isabella Cascavilla and Massimo Biondi

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

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  19. Content type: Research

    The use of coercive measures is an indicator of the quality of psychiatric inpatient treatment. To date, there is no data available to European comparisons on the incidence of such measures.

    Authors: Veronika Martin, Renate Bernhardsgrütter, Rita Goebel and Tilman Steinert

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:1

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  20. Content type: Research

    Mood disorders were found associated with fibromyalgia (FM) and clinical studies have revealed the efficacy of antidepressant drugs in the treatment of FM. However no specific instruments to identify manic sym...

    Authors: Mauro Giovanni Carta, Claudia Cardia, Francesca Mannu, Gesuina Intilla, Maria Carolina Hardoy, C Anedda, V Ruggero, D Fornasier and Enrico Cacace

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2006 2:36

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is a common disorder and its high prevalence and lifelong chronicity are such that it represents a substantial public health problem. The observation that serotonergic agents appe...

    Authors: Stefano Pallanti and Leonardo Quercioli

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2006 2:35

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  22. Content type: Research

    Adherence problems are a common feature among bipolar patients. A recent study showed that lithium knowledge was the main difference between adherent and non adherents bipolar patients. The Lithium Knowledge T...

    Authors: Adriane R Rosa, Ana Cristina Andreazza, Fernando Kratz Gazalle, Jose Sanchez-Moreno, Aida Santin, Airton Stein, Helena MT Barros, Eduard Vieta and Flávio Kapczinski

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2006 2:34

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  23. Content type: Research

    The Edinburgh postnatal depression scale (EPDS) has been validated and used successfully in detecting postnatal depression in several language versions in a number of countries. However, there is not any Mexic...

    Authors: Cosme Alvarado-Esquivel, Antonio Sifuentes-Alvarez, Carlos Salas-Martinez and Sergio Martínez-García

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2006 2:33

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  24. Content type: Research

    Poor adherence to lithium is very common in bipolar patients and it is a frequent cause of recurrence during prophylactic treatment. Several reports suggest that attitudes of bipolar patients interfere with ad...

    Authors: Adriane R Rosa, Ana Cristina Andreazza, Jose Sanchez-Moreno, Fernando K Gazalle, Aida Santin, Airton Stein, Helena MT Barros, Eduard Vieta and Flávio Kapczinski

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2006 2:32

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  25. Content type: Review

    Pain is one of the most difficult medical problems to diagnose and treat and can be a common symptom of several psychiatric disorders. Pain-related issues are heterogeneous and often underestimated or misinter...

    Authors: Donatella Marazziti, Francesco Mungai, Laura Vivarelli, Silvio Presta and Bernardo Dell'Osso

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2006 2:31

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  26. Content type: Research

    An increasing proportion of immigrants to Western countries in the past decade are from war affected countries. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of war experience among adolescents and thei...

    Authors: Lars Lien, Brit Oppedal, Ole Rikard Haavet, Edvard Hauff, Magne Thoresen and Espen Bjertness

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2006 2:30

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  27. Content type: Research

    Patients with antipsychotic-induced weight gain (WG) regularly report on unsuccessful dietary trials, which suggests strong biological weight gain drive that is extremely hard to overcome with thoughts, such t...

    Authors: Yasser Khazaal, Emmanuelle Frésard, Grégoire Zimmermann, Nathalie Morinière Trombert, Valentino Pomini, François Grasset, François Borgeat and Daniele Zullino

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2006 2:29

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  28. Content type: Research

    The formation of social bonding is fundamental for several animals, including humans, for its relevant and obvious impact upon reproduction and, thus, survival of the species. Recent data would suggest that ox...

    Authors: Donatella Marazziti, Bernardo Dell'Osso, Stefano Baroni, Francesco Mungai, Mario Catena, Paola Rucci, Francesco Albanese, Gino Giannaccini, Laura Betti, Laura Fabbrini, Paola Italiani, Alessandro Del Debbio, Antonio Lucacchini and Liliana Dell'Osso

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2006 2:28

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  29. Content type: Research

    Several studies have found that parents of children with chronic diseases or disabilities have higher depression scores than control parents. Mothers usually take on the considerable part of the extra care and...

    Authors: Afshan Sharghi, Mojgan Karbakhsh, Behrooz Nabaei, Alipasha Meysamie and AliReza Farrokhi

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2006 2:27

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  30. Content type: Review

    A number of studies have suggested a link between the patient's psyche and the course of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Although pharmacotherapy with antidepressants has not been widely explored, some inves...

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

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2006 2:24

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  31. Content type: Review

    Although the interactions between lithium treatment and thyroid function have long been recognised, their clinical relevance is still controversial. This paper sets out a review of the literature to date, cons...

    Authors: Alberto Bocchetta and Andrea Loviselli

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2006 2:23

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  32. Content type: Research

    This article compares needs for care among patients with schizophrenia across six European countries and examines how this relates to the diversity of psychiatric systems in Europe.

    Authors: Viviane Kovess-Masféty, Durk Wiersma, Miguel Xavier, José Miguel Caldas de Almeida, Mauro G Carta, Jacques Dubuis, Elisabeth Lacalmontie, Jacques Pellet, Jean-Luc Roelandt, Francisco Torres-Gonzalez, Berta Moreno Kustner and Dermot Walsh

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2006 2:22

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  33. Content type: Research

    Several studies have shown that general practitioners (GPs) under-diagnose common mental disorders, and that training courses hardly improve this practice. The influence of GPs' self-perceived ability to recog...

    Authors: Ingrid Olssøn, Arnstein Mykletun and Alv A Dahl

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2006 2:21

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  34. Content type: Short report

    Personality disorders affect a substantial proportion of the population. It is unclear, however, whether the burden of personality disorders on modern mental health services has been increasing. To fill this g...

    Authors: Giuseppe Guaiana and Corrado Barbui

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2006 2:20

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  35. Content type: Research

    Atypical antipsychotics are widely used in the treatment of bipolar disorders. Amisulpride is an atypical antipsychotic that has been proven to be effective in treatment of schizophrenia, major depressive diso...

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

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2006 2:19

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  36. Content type: Research

    Toward effective community care for persons with severe mental illness and deinstitutionalization in Japan, we assessed the impact of the first trial of an assertive community treatment program on the lives an...

    Authors: Kentaro Horiuchi, Masaaki Nisihio, Iwao Oshima, Junichiro Ito, Hiroo Matsuoka and Kazumi Tsukada

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2006 2:18

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  37. Content type: Research

    To measure the effectiveness of manualized cognitive-behavioural group therapy (CBGT) when it is integrated into the routine care on a general hospital psychiatric inpatient unit.

    Authors: Franco Veltro, Ian Falloon, Nicola Vendittelli, Ines Oricchio, Antonella Scinto, Antonella Gigantesco and Pierluigi Morosini

    Citation: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2006 2:16

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