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A randomized controlled study of exposure therapy as aftercare for alcohol use disorder: study protocol

A randomized controlled study of exposure therapy as aftercare for alcohol use disorder: study protocol

Background: It is well documented that individuals with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) respond well during evidence-based psychological treatment, but also that a large proportion...

Full article   BMC Psychiatry Issue: 112/2016

Specialization: Psychiatry
Exploring the presence of narcolepsy in patients with schizophrenia

Exploring the presence of narcolepsy in patients with schizophrenia

Background: There are several case reports of patients with narcolepsy and schizophrenia, but a systematic examination of the association of both disorders has not been done...

Full article   BMC Psychiatry Issue: 177/2016

Specialization: Psychiatry
The incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder among survivors after earthquakes:a systematic review and meta-analysis

The incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder among survivors after earthquakes:a systematic review and meta-analysis

Background: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common psychological disorder caused by unusual threats or catastrophic events. Little is known about the combined...

Full article   BMC Psychiatry Issue: 188/2016

Specialization: Psychiatry
The relationship between self-reported mental health and redeemed prescriptions of antidepressants: a register-based cohort study

The relationship between self-reported mental health and redeemed prescriptions of antidepressants: a register-based cohort study

Background: Poor mental health is a major problem in most western societies, especially predominant among young adults. However, associations of self-reported poor mental health...

Full article   BMC Psychiatry Issue: 189/2016

Specialization: Psychiatry
Prevention of depression through nutritional strategies in high-risk persons: rationale and design of the MooDFOOD prevention trial

Prevention of depression through nutritional strategies in high-risk persons: rationale and design of the MooDFOOD prevention trial

Background: Obesity and depression are two prevalent conditions that are costly to individuals and society. The bidirectional association of obesity with depression, in which...

Full article   BMC Psychiatry Issue: 192/2016

Specialization: Psychiatry
Personality profiles in adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Personality profiles in adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Background: Previous studies suggested that the presence of ADHD in children and young adolescents may affect the development of personality. Whether or not the persistence of...

Full article   BMC Psychiatry Issue: 199/2016

Specialization: Psychiatry
Drinking to ease the burden: a cross-sectional study on trauma, alcohol abuse and psychopathology in a post-conflict context

Drinking to ease the burden: a cross-sectional study on trauma, alcohol abuse and psychopathology in a post-conflict context

Background: It is likely that alcohol use and abuse increase during and after violent conflicts. The most prominent explanation of this phenomenon has been referred to as self...

Full article   BMC Psychiatry Issue: 202/2016

Specialization: Psychiatry Addictology
Circadian rest-activity rhythms during benzodiazepine tapering covered by melatonin versus placebo add-on: data derived from a randomized clinical trial

Circadian rest-activity rhythms during benzodiazepine tapering covered by melatonin versus placebo add-on: data derived from a randomized clinical trial

Background: Patients with severe mental illness often suffer from disruptions in circadian rest-activity cycles, which might partly be attributed to ongoing...

Full article   BMC Psychiatry Issue: 348/2016

Specialization: Psychiatry
Prevalence of mental disorders in migrants compared with original residents and local residents in Ningxia, China

Prevalence of mental disorders in migrants compared with original residents and local residents in Ningxia, China

Background: Ecological migrants has a special background compared with other types of migrant. However, the mental health status of ecological migrants who were expected to...

Full article   BMC Psychiatry Issue: 366/2016

Specialization: Psychiatry
How anorexia nervosa patients with high and low autistic traits respond to group Cognitive Remediation Therapy

How anorexia nervosa patients with high and low autistic traits respond to group Cognitive Remediation Therapy

Background: The current study aimed to evaluate group Cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) inpatients with Anorexia Nervosa (AN). We aimed to examine the treatment response of...

Full article   BMC Psychiatry Issue: 334/2016

Specialization: Psychiatry
FASD and ADHD: Are they related and How?

FASD and ADHD: Are they related and How?

In this issue of the journal, consensus criteria for the diagnosis and management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in people who have fetal alcohol spectrum...

Full article   BMC Psychiatry Issue: 325/2016