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  1. Research

    Depressive symptoms and perceived burdens related to being a student: Survey in three European countries

    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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:19

    Published on: 3 July 2008

  2. Case report

    Duloxetine and suicide attempts: a possible relation

    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...

    Bilal A Salem and Elie G Karam

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:18

    Published on: 11 June 2008

  3. Research

    Knowledge about childhood autism among health workers (KCAHW) questionnaire: description, reliability and internal consistency

    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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:17

    Published on: 6 June 2008

  4. Research

    Variables associated with physical fighting among US high-school students

    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...

    Emmanuel Rudatsikira, Adamson S Muula and Seter Siziya

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:16

    Published on: 29 May 2008

  5. Research

    Psychological problems in gastroenterology outpatients: A South Australian experience. Psychological co-morbidity in IBD, IBS and hepatitis C

    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...

    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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:15

    Published on: 23 May 2008

  6. Short report

    Usefulness of the Spanish version of the mood disorder questionnaire for screening bipolar disorder in routine clinical practice in outpatients with major depression

    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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:14

    Published on: 22 May 2008

  7. Review

    What every psychiatrist should know about PANDAS: a 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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:13

    Published on: 21 May 2008

  8. Short report

    Admission to a psychiatric unit and changes in tobacco smoking

    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,...

    Suzy Ker and David Owens

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:12

    Published on: 6 May 2008

  9. Short report

    Clozapine and co-prescribed psychotropics: a 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...

    Maneesh Gupta

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:11

    Published on: 25 April 2008

  10. Research

    Animal-assisted therapy with farm animals for persons with psychiatric disorders: effects on self-efficacy, coping ability and quality of life, a randomized controlled trial

    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...

    Bente Berget, Øivind Ekeberg and Bjarne O Braastad

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:9

    Published on: 11 April 2008

  11. Methodology

    Development, reliability and factor analysis of a self-administered questionnaire which originates from the World Health Organization's Composite International Diagnostic Interview – Short Form (CIDI-SF) for assessing mental disorders

    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...

    Antonella Gigantesco and Pierluigi Morosini

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:8

    Published on: 10 April 2008

  12. Research

    Executive function abnormalities in pathological gamblers

    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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:7

    Published on: 27 March 2008

  13. Case report

    Obsessive compulsive disorder comorbidity in DBA

    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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:6

    Published on: 10 March 2008

  14. Short report

    Post-traumatic stress disorder among people exposed to the Ventotene street disaster in Rome

    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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:5

    Published on: 5 March 2008

  15. Research

    The link between neurosteroids and syndromic/syndromal components of the mood spectrum disorders in women during the premenstrual phase

    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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:3

    Published on: 26 February 2008

  16. Research

    The relationship between anxiety, depression and illness perception in tberculosis patients in Pakistan

    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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:4

    Published on: 26 February 2008

  17. Research

    Validity and reliability of the Structured Clinical Interview for the Trauma and Loss Spectrum (SCI-TALS)

    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...

    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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:2

    Published on: 28 January 2008

  18. Research

    Improving physical quality of life with group physical activity in the adjunctive treatment of major depressive disorder

    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...

    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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:1

    Published on: 26 January 2008

  19. Case report

    Affective psychosis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and brain perfusion abnormalities: 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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:31

    Published on: 20 December 2007

  20. Research

    Frequency and severity of aggressive incidents in acute psychiatric wards in Switzerland

    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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:30

    Published on: 4 December 2007

  21. Review

    A meta-analysis on depression and subsequent cancer risk

    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.

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:29

    Published on: 3 December 2007

  22. Research

    Hannover study on long-stay hospitalization – part II: Characteristics and care conditions of long-stay hospitalization in cases of chronic mental illness

    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.

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:27

    Published on: 26 November 2007

  23. Short report

    Add-on quetiapine in the treatment of major depressive disorder in elderly patients with cerebrovascular damage

    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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:28

    Published on: 26 November 2007

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