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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, Technische Universität 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
  • Martin Teicher, Harvard Medical School
  • Wei Wang, Zhejiang University School of Medicine

Executive Editor

  • Anna Clark, BioMedCentral


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    Hopeful treatment for heroin dependence

    In a 7 year follow-up study for heroin dependant patients, successful outcomes are found for a new highly structured programme combining pharmacological treatment with a focus on employment and psychological support.

    BMC Psychiatry 2015, 15:56
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    Tinbergen's 4 questions

    Following the 50th anniversary of Tinbergen’s 4 questions, our Associate Editor Prof Martin Brüne discusses how they can provide a scientific framework for the understanding of psychiatric conditions, improving diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.

    BMC Psychiatry 2014, 14:1695
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    Chronic pain and bipolar

    Individuals who report chronic pain and multiple sites of pain are more likely to have depression and are at higher risk of bipolar disorder, highlighting an important aspect of comorbidity between these two disorders.

    BMC Psychiatry 2014, 14:350
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    Statins: protection from depression?

    In a Swedish national cohort study, the use of any statin was associated with a reduction in risk of depression in individuals over the age of 40.

    BMC Psychiatry 2014, 14:348
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    Lifestyle factors to fight depression in MS

    Multiple sclerosis patients who regularly supplemented their diet with flaxseed oil and vitamin D, had frequent fish consumption, meditated, and had moderate alcohol consumption have significantly reduced risk of depression.

    BMC Psychiatry 2014, 14:327



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