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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Obesity is public health problem associated with significant health risks and healthcare costs. Behavioral weight control programs produce clinically meaningful weight losses, however outcomes have high variab...

    Authors: Jason Lillis, Heather M Niemeier, Kathryn M Ross, J Graham Thomas, Tricia Leahey, Jessica Unick, Kathleen E Kendra and Rena R Wing

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:17

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Past research has shown links between both children’s aggressive behaviour and a lack of prosocial behaviour to later maladaptation. Both types of behaviours have also been identified as crucial in children’s ...

    Authors: Ingrid Obsuth, Manuel P Eisner, Tina Malti and Denis Ribeaud

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:16

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  3. Content type: Research article

    People living with HIV who maintain a positive outlook on their future may manage stress better than those who do not, leading to improved coping behaviors and better health outcomes.

    Authors: Carolyn M Audet, Lois J Wagner and Kenneth A Wallston

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:15

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Poor health and health behaviors are associated with divorce. This study investigates the degree to which six health indicators and health behaviors among husbands and wives are prospectively related to divorc...

    Authors: Fartein Ask Torvik, Kristin Gustavson, Espen Røysamb and Kristian Tambs

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:13

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    Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is one of the most frequently cited problems by cancer survivors. More than one third report high FCR, which is a clinical concern due to its association with negative health ou...

    Authors: Marieke A van de Wal, Marieke FM Gielissen, Petra Servaes, Hans Knoop, Anne EM Speckens and Judith B Prins

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:12

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The role and demands of studying nursing and medicine involve specific stressors that may contribute to an increased risk for mental health problems. Stigma is a barrier to help-seeking for mental health probl...

    Authors: Kathy S Bond, Anthony F Jorm, Betty A Kitchener and Nicola J Reavley

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:11

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Traumatized refugees often report significant levels of chronic pain in addition to posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, and more information is needed to understand pain in refugees exposed to traumatic ev...

    Authors: Dinu-Stefan Teodorescu, Trond Heir, Johan Siqveland, Edvard Hauff, Tore Wentzel-Larsen and Lars Lien

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:7

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Health care providers often inaccurately perceive depression in cancer patients. The principal aim of this study was to examine oncologist-patient agreement on specific depressive symptoms, and to identify pot...

    Authors: Lucie Gouveia, Sophie Lelorain, Anne Brédart, Sylvie Dolbeault, Angélique Bonnaud-Antignac, Florence Cousson-Gélie and Serge Sultan

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:6

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire is one of the most employed screening instruments. Although there is a large research body investigating its psychometric properties, reliability and validity are n...

    Authors: Lisanne L Stone, Jan M A M Janssens, Ad A Vermulst, Marloes Van Der Maten, Rutger C M E Engels and Roy Otten

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:4

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  10. Content type: Research article

    It has been proposed that children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) have a selective deficit in procedural learning, with relatively spared declarative learning. In previous studies we and others confir...

    Authors: Dorothy V M Bishop and Hsinjen Julie Hsu

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:3

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In order to promote physical activity uptake and maintenance in individuals who do not comply with physical activity guidelines, it is important to increase our understanding of physical activity motivation am...

    Authors: Stijn AH Friederichs, Catherine Bolman, Anke Oenema and Lilian Lechner

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:1

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Identifying healthy lifestyle behaviours that promote psychological wellbeing is crucial to preventing mental disorders. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the individual and combined associations be...

    Authors: Julia Velten, Kristen L Lavallee, Saskia Scholten, Andrea Hans Meyer, Xiao-Chi Zhang, Silvia Schneider and Jürgen Margraf

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:58

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Psychology 2016 4:2

  13. Content type: Research article

    Postnatal depression (PND) is an important health problem of global relevance for maternal health and impacts on the health and wellbeing of the child over the life-course. Although recent multinational data i...

    Authors: Nasir Warfa, Melissa Harper, Giampaolo Nicolais and Kamaldeep Bhui

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:56

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Procrastination is a prevalent self-regulatory failure associated with stress and anxiety, decreased well-being, and poorer performance in school as well as work. One-fifth of the adult population and half of ...

    Authors: Alexander Rozental, Erik Forsell, Andreas Svensson, David Forsström, Gerhard Andersson and Per Carlbring

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:54

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Non-conscious neural activation may underlie various psychological functions in health and disorder. However, the neural substrates of non-conscious processing have not been entirely elucidated. Examining the ...

    Authors: Paolo Meneguzzo, Manos Tsakiris, Helgi B Schioth, Dan J Stein and Samantha J Brooks

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:52

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Tympanic membrane temperature (TMT) has been proposed as an indicator of cerebral activation and TMT asymmetry may indicate lateralization, which has been associated with specific (problem) behaviors in childr...

    Authors: Rani C Damsteegt, Marinus H van IJzendoorn, Dorothée Out and Marian J Bakermans-Kranenburg

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:51

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Suicidal ideation is more prevalent among physicians, compared to the population in general, but little is known about the factors behind surgeons’ suicidal ideation. A surgeon’s work environment can be compet...

    Authors: Maja Wall, Karin Schenck-Gustafsson, Daria Minucci, Marie Gustafsson Sendén, Lise Tevik Løvseth and Ann Fridner

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:53

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The influences on the psychological well-being of heart failure (HF) patients have received limited attention. Illness perceptions are a specific set of cognitive representations that have been shown to predic...

    Authors: Karen Morgan, Amanda Villiers-Tuthill, Maja Barker and Hannah McGee

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:50

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  19. Content type: Research article

    A principal caregiver (CG) is directly affected by patient's health problems that lead to CG strain. Pakistan has an estimated 4.8% of the population suffering from strokes. The study objective was to evaluate...

    Authors: Qurat Ul Ain, Nayab Zaheer Dar, Arsalan Ahmad, Saad Munzar and Abdul Wahab Yousafzai

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:49

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    Mood disorders represent the most expensive mental disorders for employer-based commercial health plans. Collaborative care models are effective in treating chronic physical and mental illnesses at little to n...

    Authors: Amy M Kilbourne, Kristina M Nord, Julia Kyle, Celeste Van Poppelen, David E Goodrich, Hyungjin Myra Kim, Daniel Eisenberg, Hyong Un and Mark S Bauer

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:48

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    There is substantial evidence that cognitive therapy is an effective intervention for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Although dynamic psychotherapies have been widely studied and are commonly prac...

    Authors: Mary Beth Connolly Gibbons, Rachel Mack, Jacqueline Lee, Robert Gallop, Donald Thompson, Debra Burock and Paul Crits-Christoph

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:47

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The impact of peer relationships has been extensively reported during adolescence, when peer influence is generally considered to be at its greatest. Research on social isolation during childhood has found ass...

    Authors: Louise Marryat, Lucy Thompson, Helen Minnis and Phil Wilson

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:44

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Each year, around 50.000 children in Sweden experience a separation between their parents. Joint physical custody (JPC), where the child alternates homes between the parents for about equal amount of time, has...

    Authors: Emma Fransson, Lisa Folkesson, Malin Bergström, Viveca Östberg and Petra Lindfors

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:46

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Previous research has established that direct and indirect forms of aggression differ in their association with gender and type of psychological difficulties. One purpose of the present study was to test if th...

    Authors: Lars-Gunnar Lundh, Daiva Daukantaité and Margit Wångby-Lundh

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:43

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  25. Content type: Study protocol

    Cognitive remediation (CR) has shown significant promise in addressing the cognitive deficits that accompany serious mental illness. However, this intervention does not appear to completely ameliorate the cogn...

    Authors: Nicholas JK Breitborde, Spencer C Dawson, Cindy Woolverton, David Dawley, Emily K Bell, Kaila Norman, Angelina Polsinelli, Beth Bernstein, Pamela Mirsky, Christine Pletkova, Felix Grucci, Carly Montoya, Bernard Nanadiego, Ehsan Sarabi, Michael DePalma and Francisco Moreno

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:41

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Parental relationship dissolutions have repeatedly been linked to negative outcomes for children, but predictors of parental dissolutions have been far less studied. Knowledge about parental dissolutions occur...

    Authors: Maren S Helland, Tilmann von Soest, Kristin Gustavson, Espen Røysamb and Kristin S Mathiesen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:40

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  27. Content type: Research article

    According to a narrative review of 13 meta-analyses (published up to 2010), repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has a moderate, short-term antidepressant effect in the treatment of major depres...

    Authors: Karina Karolina Kedzior and Sarah Kim Reitz

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:39

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  28. Content type: Study protocol

    Repeated exposure to thin beauty ideals is part of the daily routine. Exposure to thin ideals via mass media plays an important role in the development and maintenance of eating disorders (EDs), low self-estee...

    Authors: Simone Munsch

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:37

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  29. Content type: Research article

    This longitudinal study classified groups of children experiencing different trajectories of student-teacher relationship quality over the transition from preschool into school, and determined the strength of ...

    Authors: Lauren R Miller-Lewis, Alyssa CP Sawyer, Amelia K Searle, Murthy N Mittinty, Michael G Sawyer and John W Lynch

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:27

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The Common Mental Disorders Questionnaire (CMDQ) is used to assess patients’ mental health. It has previously been shown to provide a sensitive and specific instrument for general practitioner setting but has ...

    Authors: Randi Bilberg, Birgitte Nørgaard, Kirsten Kaya Roessler and Søren Overgaard

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:32

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Despite a diverse literature, the association between stress and various cardiovascular conditions remains controversial. Moreover, a direct association between stressful life events (SLEs) and heart rate (HR)...

    Authors: Ju-Mi Lee, Hyeon Chang Kim, Jee In Kang and Il Suh

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:29

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  32. Content type: Research article

    For over 50 years, methadone has been prescribed to opioid-dependent individuals as a pharmacological approach for alleviating the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. However, individuals prescribed methadone somet...

    Authors: Lois A Jackson, Jane A Buxton, Julie Dingwell, Margaret Dykeman, Jacqueline Gahagan, Karen Gallant, Jeff Karabanow, Susan Kirkland, Dolores LeVangie, Ingrid Sketris, Michael Gossop and Carolyn Davison

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:26

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to develop valid and reliable instruments to assess priority psychosocial problems and functioning among adult survivors of systematic violence from Burma living in Thailand.

    Authors: Emily E Haroz, Judith K Bass, Catherine Lee, Laura K Murray, Courtland Robinson and Paul Bolton

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:31

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of mental strain and stress has increased in modern societies, resulting in increased public health problems. Stress can be measured either by biomarkers or by self-reports. A new biomarker that...

    Authors: Åshild Faresjö, Miriam Jullander, Sara Götmalm and Elvar Theodorsson

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:30

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Previous research has found that language and motor skills are closely interrelated developmental areas. This observation has led to questions about the specificity of these domains, and the nature of the asso...

    Authors: Mari V Wang, Ratib Lekhal, Leif E Aaro, Arne Holte and Synnve Schjolberg

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:34

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  36. Content type: Study protocol

    In 2011/12 about 6% of pupils in England who were in the last two years of compulsory education (Years 10 and 11) experienced one or more fixed period school exclusionsa for disciplinary reasons and there are rou...

    Authors: Ingrid Obsuth, Alex Sutherland, Liv Pilbeam, Sarah Scott, Sara Valdebenito, Rosanna Carr and Manuel Eisner

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:24

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  37. Content type: Research article

    The Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicidal Behavior (IPT) is supported by recent epidemiological data. Unique risk factors for the IPT constructs have been identified in community epidemiological studi...

    Authors: Tara Donker, Philip J Batterham, Kimberly A Van Orden and Helen Christensen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:20

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  38. Content type: Technical advance

    The experimental methods currently used for assessing motivational processes in humans have two major limitations. Some of them rely on global subjective assessments while others evaluate these processes using...

    Authors: Bruno Aouizerate, Camille Gouzien, Olivier Doumy, Pierre Philip, Catherine Semal, Laurent Demany, Pier Vincenzo Piazza and Daniela Cota

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:23

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Psychological distress is frequently used as an indicator of the mental health of a population. Overall, the mean level of distress is higher in women than in men and tends to decrease in both genders during a...

    Authors: Aline Drapeau, Alain Marchand and Charlotte Forest

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:25

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