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  1. Review

    Adjustment Disorder: epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment

    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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:15

    Published on: 26 June 2009

  2. Case report

    Gluten encephalopathy with psychiatric onset: 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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:16

    Published on: 26 June 2009

  3. Review

    Anticonvulsants in the treatment of aggression in the demented elderly: an update

    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 ...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:14

    Published on: 16 June 2009

  4. Commentary

    Bipolar Disorder: an impossible diagnosis

    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,...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:13

    Published on: 16 June 2009

  5. Research

    Differentials and income-related inequalities in maternal depression during the first two years after childbirth: birth cohort studies from Brazil and the UK

    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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:12

    Published on: 5 June 2009

  6. Research

    Posttraumatic mental health establishment of the Tsunami survivors in Thailand

    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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:11

    Published on: 3 June 2009

  7. Research

    Measuring perceived racism and psychosis in African-Caribbean patients in the United Kingdom: the modified perceived racism scale

    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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:10

    Published on: 20 May 2009

  8. Research

    Intimate partner violence and depression among women in rural Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

    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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:8

    Published on: 28 April 2009

  9. Research

    Pattern of benzodiazepine use in psychiatric outpatients in Pakistan: a cross-sectional survey

    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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:9

    Published on: 28 April 2009

  10. Research

    Epidemiological and clinical use of GMHAT-PC (Global Mental Health assessment tool – primary care) in cardiac patients

    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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:7

    Published on: 13 April 2009

  11. Research

    Mental and somatic health complaints associated with school bullying between 10th and 12thgrade students; results from cross sectional studies in Oslo, Norway

    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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:6

    Published on: 23 March 2009

  12. Short report

    Emotional impact in β-thalassaemia major children following cognitive-behavioural family therapy and quality of life of caregiving mothers

    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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:5

    Published on: 23 February 2009

  13. Research

    Validity of the diagnosis of a single depressive episode in a case register

    To validate the ICD-10 diagnosis of a single depressive episode as used in daily clinical psychiatric practice and as recorded in the Danish Psychiatric Central Research Register.

    Camilla Bock, Jens Drachmann Bukh, Maj Vinberg, Ulrik Gether and Lars Vedel Kessing

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:4

    Published on: 12 February 2009

  14. Review

    A systematic review of the evidence of the burden of bipolar disorder in Europe

    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...

    Liberty Fajutrao, Julie Locklear, Jennifer Priaulx and Anne Heyes

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:3

    Published on: 23 January 2009

  15. Research

    Predictive factors for somatization in a trauma sample

    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...

    Ask Elklit and Dorte M Christiansen

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2009 5:1

    Published on: 6 January 2009

  16. Research

    Detection of psychosis by mental health care services; a naturalistic cohort study

    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...

    Nynke Boonstra, Lex Wunderink, Sjoerd Sytema and Durk Wiersma

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:29

    Published on: 16 December 2008

  17. Commentary

    Are structured interviews truly able to detect and diagnose Bipolar II disorders in epidemiological studies? The king is still nude!

    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...

    Mauro Giovanni Carta, Maria Carolina Hardoy and Tom Fryers

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:28

    Published on: 21 November 2008

  18. Research

    Successful interventions on an organisational level to reduce violence and coercive interventions in in-patients with adjustment disorders and personality disorders

    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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:27

    Published on: 17 November 2008

  19. Case report

    Comorbidity of Asperger's syndrome and Bipolar disorder

    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...

    Michele Raja and Antonella Azzoni

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:26

    Published on: 17 November 2008

  20. Research

    Effects of Transcendental Meditation on mental health: a before-after study

    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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:25

    Published on: 1 November 2008

  21. Debate

    Cognitive-enhancing effects of aripiprazole: a case report

    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 ...

    Armida Mucci, Giuseppe Piegari and Silvana Galderisi

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:24

    Published on: 29 October 2008

  22. Research

    Excess mortality in persons with severe mental disorder in Sweden: a cohort study of 12 103 individuals with and without contact with psychiatric services

    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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:23

    Published on: 14 October 2008

  23. Short report

    Bipolar disorder in late life: clinical characteristics in a sample of older adults admitted for manic episode

    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...

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

    Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:22

    Published on: 29 July 2008

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