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  • Cathy Barr, The Toronto Western Hospital
  • Ruth Benca, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Secondo Fassino, Turin University
  • Morten Hesse, University of Aarhus
  • Ute Lewitzka, TU Dresden
  • Paul Lysaker, VA Medical center
  • Frank Neuner, Bielefeld University
  • Mark Powers, University of Texas at Austin
  • Lon S Schneider, University of Southern California
  • Florian Seemüller, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
  • Emanuel Severus, TU Dresden
  • Martin Teicher, Harvard Medical School
  • Wei Wang, Zhejiang University School of Medicine

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  • Alice Murray, BioMed Central


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    Asking for help

    In a selected South-East London community, 62.6% of people sought informal help for their mental health problems, highlighting the importance of informal services and research into this sector.

    BMC Psychiatry 2014, 14:275
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    Risk factors for depression in Parkinson's disease

    In a Sri Lankan sample,  depression in Parkinson's disease was found to be significantly associated with the stage of illness, as well as functional impairment and caregiver dependence amongst other factors.

    BMC Psychiatry 2014, 14:278
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    Oxidative stress in schizophrenia

    Blood sampling results suggest that the protein 'neurotrophin 4/5' could have a protective role against oxidative stress, which seems to have a positive impact on neurocognition in schizophrenia.

    BMC Psychiatry 2014, 14:268
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    Mental health first aid

    These re-developed guidelines will form the basis of a suicide prevention course for educating members of the public on providing first aid to someone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts.

    BMC Psychiatry 2014, 14:236
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    Inside the gambling brain

    fMRI study suggests that problem gambling is characterized by stronger cue-related craving during risk assessment.

    BMC Psychiatry 2014, 14:229



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