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European Psychiatry, Accepted manuscript (October 2021)
Disentangling the symptoms of schizophrenia: Network analysis in acute phase patients and in patients with predominant negative symptoms
Koen Demyttenaere, Nicolas Leenaerts, Károly Acsai, Barbara Sebe, István Laszlovszky, Ágota Barabássy, Laura Fonticoli, Balázs Szatmári, Willie Earley, György Németh and Christoph U. Correll

“The paper by Demyttenaere et al focuses on the neglected area of clinical presentation of patients with schizophrenia, which is represented by the domain of negative symptoms. Using the innovative approach of network analysis, authors studied the presence and the severity of negative symptoms in more than 2500 patients with schizophrenia. They found that symptoms of schizophrenia are differently structured in acute patients and in those with predominant negative symptoms. Primary negative symptoms are better conceptualized as distinct negative symptom dimensions at the PANSS.”

European Psychiatry, Vol. 64, Issue 1 (August 2021)
Excess mortality in depressive and anxiety disorders: The Lifelines Cohort Study
R. C. Oude Voshaar, I. Aprahamian, M. K. Borges, R. H. S. van den Brink, R. M. Marijnissen, E. O. Hoogendijk, B. van Munster and H. W. Jeuring

Among 141,377 persons, a current depressive and panic disorder according to DSM-IV criteria were identified as independent predictors of excess mortality during an 8.6-year follow-up among younger persons (<60 years), but not among older persons. No differences were found between men and women. The association decreased substantially after adjustment for frailty according to the deficit accumulation model. This points to a mediating pathway by the accumulation of health deficits that already starts early in life.

European Psychiatry, Vol. 64, Issue 1 (July 2021)
Mental health services during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe: Results from the EPA Ambassadors Survey and implications for clinical practice
Martina Rojnic Kuzman, Simavi Vahip, Andrea Fiorillo, Julian Beezhold, Mariana Pinto da Costa, Oleg Skugarevsky, Geert Dom, Izet Pajevic, Alma Mihaljevic Peles, Pavel Mohr, Anne Kleinberg, Eka Chkonia, Judit Balazs, William Flannery, Ramune Mazaliauskiene, Jana Chihai, Jerzy Samochowiec, Doina Cozman, Goran Mihajlovic, Lubomira Izakova, Celso Arango and Philip Goorwood

Mental health care services were severely damaged by the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a drop in the number of outpatients visits and a shift towards online/remote psychiatric care. Hospital-based care for persons with COVID-19 and pre-existing mental disorders was markedly different between countries, while cooperation between different stakeholders including policy makers generally decreased. We propose first maps of 38 countries, from Europe and beyond, describing these changes.

European Psychiatry, Vol. 64, Issue 1 (June 2021)
The use of personal protective equipment as an independent factor for developing depressive and post-traumatic stress symptoms in the postpartum period
H. Gluska, Y. Mayer, N. Shiffman, R. Daher, L. Elyasyan, N. Elia, M. Sharon Weiner, H. Miremberg, M. Kovo, T. Biron-Shental, L. Helpman and R. Gabbay-Benziv

The frequent use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during delivery has changed the maternal birth experience. We find that experiences during labour and the use of PPE are significant risk factors for developing postpartum post-traumatic stress symptoms. As the use of PPE is crucial in this era of COVID-19 pandemic in order to protect both parents and caregivers, creative measures should be taken in order to overcome the communication gap it poses.

European Psychiatry, Vol. 64, Issue 1 (May 2021)
Genetic influences on externalizing psychopathology overlap with cognitive functioning and show developmental variation
J. Mollon, Emma E. M. Knowles, S. R. Mathias, A. Rodrigue, T. M. Moore, M. E. Calkins, R. C. Gur, J. M. Peralta, D. J. Weiner, E. B. Robinso, R. A. Gur, J. Blangero, L. Almasy and D. C. Glahn

The paper by Mollon et al analyzes the role of genetic influences on the development of early life psychopathology and cognition. Authors used a large sample of individuals aged 8-21 years and found that externalizing factors have some genetic overlap with several cognitive functions, such as face memory, verbal and spatial reasoning, motor speed, verbal knowledge and general cognitive ability. Therefore, cognitive impairment may be used as useful endophenotype of externalizing psychopathology.

European Psychiatry, Vol. 64, Issue 1 (April 2021)
EPA guidance on treatment of negative symptoms in schizophrenia
S. Galderisi, S. Kaiser, I. Bitter, M. Nordentoft, A. Mucci, M. Sabé, G. M. Giordano, M. Ø. Nielsen, L. B. Glenthøj, P. Pezzella, P. Falkai, S. Dollfus and W. Gaebel

Negative symptoms remain a key challenge for schizophrenia. Led by Prof. Galderisi, a panel of key opinion leaders have synthesized available evidence and propose state-of-the-art guidance for the treatment of negative symptoms under the auspices of the European Psychiatric Association. The guidance provides invaluable information for clinicians and offers new avenues for research for clinician scientists and neuroscientists.

European Psychiatry, Vol. 64, Issue 1 (February 2021)
A systematic review on the role of microbiota in the pathogenesis and treatment of eating disorders
Elvira Anna Carbone, Pasquale D’Amato, Giuseppe Vicchio, Pasquale De Fazio, Cristina Segura-Garcia

Microbiota homeostasis seems essential for a healthy gut-brain communication network. Dysbiosis, associated with specific genetic susceptibility, may contribute to the development of eating disorders. This review examined the role of the gut dysbiosis in the pathogenesis and treatment of eating disorders. Dysbiosis seems to promote intestinal inflammation, alter gut permeability and trigger immune reactions in the hunger/satiety regulation centre. Results suggest the restored microbial balance as a possible treatment target for eating disorders.

European Psychiatry, Vol. 64, Issue 1 (January 2021)
Prevalence and clinical correlates of self-harm and suicidality during admission of children in a mental health inpatient unit
Eleftherios Kipoulas, Azi Berzengi, Marinos Kyriakopoulos

Self-harm and suicidality among children are increasingly recognized as a major public health concern. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and clinical correlates of self-harm and suicidality in children aged 6–12 years requiring inpatient mental health treatment. 65.7% of children reported self-harm thoughts, 61% engaged in self-harm, 50.5% expressed suicidal thoughts, and 14.3% engaged in suicidal behavior. These findings confirm that suicidality is common among children admitted to psychiatric inpatient units and that preventive and clinical actions are needed in order to reduce this public health tragedy.


European Psychiatry, Vol. 63, Issue 1 (March 2020)
Nutritional ketosis as an intervention to relieve astrogliosis: Possible therapeutic applications in the treatment of neurodegenerative and neuroprogressive disorders
Gerwyn Morris, Michael Maes, Michael Berk, André F. Carvalho, Basant K. Puri

European Psychiatry, Vol. 63, Issue 1 (April 2020)
Early environmental factors and somatic comorbidity in schizophrenia and nonschizophrenic psychoses: A 50-year follow-up of the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966
H. Korpela, J. Miettunen, N. Rautio, M. Isohanni, M.R. Järvelin, E. Jääskeläinen, J. Auvinen, S. Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi, T. Nordström, and J. Seppälä

European Psychiatry, Vol. 63, Issue 1 (May 2020)
Cognitive functioning and lifetime major depressive disorder in UK Biobank
L. Nooij, M. A. Harris, M. J. Adams, T. Clarke, X. Shen, S. R. Cox, A. M. McIntosh, and H. C. Whalley 

European Psychiatry, Vol. 63, Issue 1 (July 2020)
Mental disorders on admission to jail: A study of prevalence and a comparison with a community sample in the north of France
T. Fovet, L. Plancke, A. Amariei, I. Benradia, F. Carton, A. Sy, M. Kyheng, G. Tasniere, A. Amad, T. Danel, P. Thomas, and J. L. Roelandt

European Psychiatry, Vol. 63, Issue 1 (September 2020)
Gene–environment interaction: New insights into perceived parenting and social anxiety among adolescents
V. Chubar, K. Van Leeuwen, P. Bijttebier, E. Van Assche, G. Bosmans, W. Van den Noortgate, R. van Winkel, L. Goossens, and S. Claes

European Psychiatry, Vol. 63, Issue 1 (October 2020)
Psychological impact of COVID-19 in the Swedish population: Depression, anxiety, and insomnia and their associations to risk and vulnerability factors
Lance M. McCracken, Farzaneh Badinlou, Monica Buhrman, and Karin C. Brocki

European Psychiatry, Vol. 63, Issue 1 (November 2020)
Effects of the lockdown on the mental health of the general population during the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy: Results from the COMET collaborative network
Andrea Fiorillo, Gaia Sampogna, Vincenzo Giallonardo, Valeria Del Vecchio, Mario Luciano, Umberto Albert, Claudia Carmassi, Giuseppe Carrà, Francesca Cirulli, Bernardo Dell’Osso, Maria Giulia Nanni, Maurizio Pompili, Gabriele Sani, Alfonso Tortorella, Umberto Volpe

European Psychiatry, Vol. 63, Issue 1 (December 2020)
Understanding the experience of initating community-based group physical activity by people with serious mental illness: A systematic review using a meta-ethnographic approach
Helen Quirk, Emma Hock, Deborah Harrop, Helen Crank, Emily Peckham, Gemma Traviss-Turner, Katarzyna Machaczek, Brendon Stubbs, Michelle Horspool, Scott Weich, Robert Copeland


European Psychiatry, Vol. 55, January 2019
Adolescent psychosis risk symptoms predicting persistent psychiatric service use: A 7-year follow-up study
Maija Lindgren, Minna Jonninen, Markus Jokela, Sebastian Therman

European Psychiatry, Vol. 56, February 2019
Updated European Consensus Statement on diagnosis and treatment of adult ADHD
J.J.S. Kooij, D. Bijlenga, L. Salerno, R. Jaeschke, I. Bitter, J. Balázs, J. Thome, G. Dom, S. Kasper, C. Nunes Filipe, S. Stes, P. Mohr, S. Leppämäki, M. Casas Brugué, J. Bobes, J.M. Mccarthy, V. Richarte, A. Kjems Philipsen, A. Pehlivanidis, A. Niemela, B. Styr, B. Semerci, B. Bolea-Alamanac, D. Edvinsson, D. Baeyens, D. Wynchank, E. Sobanski, A. Philipsen, F. McNicholas, H. Caci, I. Mihailescu, I. Manor, I. Dobrescu, T. Saito, J. Krause, J. Fayyad, J.A. Ramos-Quiroga, K. Foeken, F. Rad, M. Adamou, M. Ohlmeier, M. Fitzgerald, M. Gill, M. Lensing, N. Motavalli Mukaddes, P. Brudkiewicz, P. Gustafsson, P. Tani, P. Oswald, P.J. Carpentier, P. De Rossi, R. Delorme, S. Markovska Simoska, S. Pallanti, S. Young, S. Bejerot, T. Lehtonen, J. Kustow, U. Müller-Sedgwick, T. Hirvikoski, V. Pironti, Y. Ginsberg, Z. Félegyházy, M.P. Garcia-Portilla, P. Asherson

European Psychiatry, Vol. 57, April 2019
Unmet needs in patients with brief psychotic disorders: Too ill for clinical high risk services and not ill enough for first episode services
Amedeo Minichino, Grazia Rutigliano, Sergio Merlino, Cathy Davies, Dominic Oliver, Andrea De Micheli, Rashmi Patel, Philip McGuire, Paolo Fusar-Poli

European Psychiatry, Vol. 58, May 2019
Child maltreatment is mediating long-term consequences of household dysfunction in a population representative sample
Vera Clemens, Oliver Berthold, Andreas Witt, Cedric Sachser, Elmar Brähler, Pail L. Plener, Bernhard Strauß, Jörg M. Fegert

European Psychiatry, Vol. 59, June 2019
Gender differences of patients at-risk for psychosis regarding symptomatology, drug use, comorbidity and functioning – Results from the EU-GEI study
Stephanie Menghini-Müller, Erich Studerus, Sarah Ittig, Ulrike Heitz, Laura Egloff, Christina Andreou, Lucia R. Valmaggia, Matthew J. Kempton, Mark van der Gaag, Lieuwe de Haan, Barnaby Nelson, Neus Barrantes-Vidal, Merete Nordentoft, Stephan Ruhrmann, Gabriele Sachs, Bart P. Rutten, Jim van Os, Anita Riecher-Rössler, EU-GEI High Risk Study Group, Philip McGuire, Lucia R. Valmaggia, Matthew J. Kempton, Maria Calem, Stefania Tognin, Gemma Modinos, Lieuwe de Haan, Mark van der Gaag, Eva Velthorst, Tamar C. Kraan, Daniella S. van Dam, Nadine Burger, Barnaby Nelson, Patrick McGorry, G Paul Amminger, Christos Pantelis, Athena Politis, Joanne Goodall, Anita Riecher-Rössler, Stefan Borgwardt, Charlotte Rapp, Sarah Ittig, Erich Studerus, Renata Smieskova, Rodrigo Bressan, Ary Gadelha, Elisa Brietzke, Graccielle Asevedo, Elson Asevedo, Andre Zugman, Neus Barrantes-Vidal, Tecelli Domínguez-Martínez, Anna Racioppi, Paula Cristóbal-Narváez, Thomas R. Kwapil, Manel Monsonet, Mathilde Kazes, Claire Daban, Julie Bourgin, Olivier Gay, Célia Mam-Lam-Fook, Marie-Odile Krebs, Dorte Nordholm, Lasse Randers, Kristine Krakauer, Louise Glenthøj, Birte Glenthøj, Merete Nordentoft, Stephan Ruhrmann, Dominika Gebhard, Julia Arnhold, Joachim Klosterkötter, Gabriele Sachs, Iris Lasser, Bernadette Winklbaur, Philippe A. Delespaul, Bart P. Rutten, Jim van Os

European Psychiatry, Vol. 60, August 2019
How to design psychiatric facilities to foster positive social interaction – A systematic review
Nikolina Jovanović, Justin Campbell, Stefan Priebe

European Psychiatry, Vol. 61, September 2019
Autistic traits in individuals self-defining as transgender or nonbinary
Steven D. Stagg, Jaime Vincent

European Psychiatry, Vol. 62, October 2019
Clustering suicides: A data-driven, exploratory machine learning approach
Birgit Ludwig, Daniel König, Nestor D. Kapusta, Victor Blüml, Georg Dorffner, Benjamin Vyssoki


European Psychiatry, Vol. 47, January 2018 
Prediction of violent crime on discharge from secure psychiatric hospitals: A clinical prediction rule (FoVOx)
A. Wolf, T.R. Fanshawe, A. Sariaslan, R. Cornish, H. Larsson, S. Fazel

European Psychiatry, Vol. 48, February 2018
Effects of physical activity on the symptoms of Tourette syndrome: A systematic review

David D. Kim, Darren E.R. Warburton, Nana Wu, Alasdair M. Barr, William G. Honer, Ric M. Procyshyn

European Psychiatry, Vol. 49, March 2018 
Psychiatric disorders and compliance with prenatal care: A 10-year retrospective cohort compared to controls
Joseph Ben-Sheetrit, Liat Huller-Harari, Michal Rasner, Nehemia Magen, Nitsa Nacasch, Paz Toren

European Psychiatry, Vol. 50, April 2018
Data integration through brain atlasing: Human Brain Project tools and strategies
Ingvild E. Bjerke, Martin Øvsthus, Eszter A. Papp, Sharon C. Yates, Ludovico Silvestri, Julien Fiorilli, Cyriel M.A. Pennartz, Francesco S. Pavone, Maja A. Puchades, Trygve B. Leergaard, Jan G. Bjaalie

European PsychiatryVol. 51, June 2018
Immediate and brief intervention after suicide attempts on patients without major psychiatric morbidity – A pilot study in northern Israel
Limor Givon, Avi Levi, Boaz Bloch, Eyal Fruchter

European Psychiatry, Vol. 52, August 2018
Secular trends in the age at onset of bipolar I disorder – Support for birth cohort effects from interational, multi-centre clinical observational studies
J. Scott, B. Etain, J.M. Azorin, F. Bellivier

European Psychiatry, Vol. 53, September 2018
Childhood physical maltreatment with physical injuries is associated with higher adult psychopathology symptoms
Diogo Lamela, Bárbara Figueiredo

European Psychiatry, Vol. 54, October 2018
How to improve clinical practice on forced medication in psychiatric practice: Suggestions from the EUNOMIA European multicentre study
Mario Luciano, Corrado De Rosa, Gaia Sampogna, Valeria Del Vecchio, Vincenzo Giallonardo, Michele Fabrazzo, Francesco Catapano, George Onchev, Jiri Raboch, Anastasia Mastrogianni, Zahava Solomon, Algirdas Dembinskas, Petr Nawka, Andrzej Kiejna, Francisco Torres-Gonzales, Lars Kjellin, Thomas Kallert, Andrea Fiorillo


European Psychiatry, Vol. 42, May 2017
Childhood trauma and psychotic experiences in a general population sample: A prospective study on the mediating role of emotion regulation
T.M. Lincoln, N. Marin, E.S. Jaya

European Psychiatry, Vol. 43, June 2017 
Internet gaming disorder in early adolescence: Associations with parental and adolescent mental health
L. Wartberg, L. Kriston, M. Kramer, A. Schwedler, T.M. Lincoln, R. Kammerl

European Psychiatry, Vol. 44, July 2017 
Motor system dyfunction in the schizophrenia diathesis: Neural systems to Neurotransmitters
R. Abboud, C. Noronha, V.A. Diwadkar

European Psychiatry, Vol. 45, September 2017 
Obsessive-compulsive disorder in the elderly: A report from the International College of Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (ICOCS)
B. Dell’Osso, B. Benatti, C.I. Rodriguez, C. Arici, C. Palazzo, A.C. Altamura, E. Hollander, N. Fineberg, D.J. Stein, H. Nicolini, N. Lanzagorta, D. Marazziti, S. Pallanti, M. Van Ameringen, C. Lochner, O. Karamustafalioglu, L. Hranov, M. Figee, L. Drummond, J. Grant, D. Denys, D. Cath, J.M. Menchon, J. Zohar

European Psychiatry, Vol. 46, November 2017 
The association between metacognitive abilities and outcome measures among people with schizophrenia: A meta-analysis
N. Arnon-Ribenfeld, I. Hasson-Ohayon, M. Lavidor, D. Atzil-Slonim, P.H. Lysaker


European Psychiatry, Vol. 31, January 2016
Keep at bay! – Abnormal personal space regulation as marker of paranoia in schizophrenia
G. Schoretsanitis, A. Kutynia, K. Stegmayer, W. Strik, S. Walther

European Psychiatry, Vol. 32, February 2016 
Burnout syndrome among psychiatric trainees in 22 countries: Risk increased by long working hours, lack of supervision, and psychiatry not being first career choice
N. Jovanović, A. Podlesek, U. Volpe, E. Barrett, S. Ferrari, M. Rojnic Kuzman, P. Wuyts, S. Papp, A. Nawka, A. Vaida, A. Moscoso, O. Andlauer, M. Tateno, G. Lydall, V. Wong, J. Rujevic, N. Platz Clausen, R. Psaras, A. Delic, M.A. Losevich, S. Flegar, P. Crépin, E. Shmunk, I. Kuvshinov, E. Loibl-Weiß, J. Beezhold

European Psychiatry, Vol. 33, March 2016 
A randomized trial to assess the efficacy of a psychoeducational intervention on caregiver burden in schizophrenia
M. Martín-Carrasco, P. Fernández-Catalina, A.I. Domínguez-Panchón, M. Gonçalves-Pereira, E. González-Fraile, P. Muñoz-Hermoso, J. Ballesteros the EDUCA-III group

European Psychiatry, Vol. 35, May 2016 
Cardiovascular risk factors among patients with schizophrenia, bipolar, depressive, anxiety, and personality disorders
M. Pérez-Piñar, R. Mathur, Q. Foguet, S. Ayis, J. Robson, L. Ayerbe

European Psychiatry, Vol. 36, August 2016 
Genome-wide association study of pathological gambling
M. Lang, T. Leménager, F. Streit, M. Fauth-Bühler, J. Frank, D. Juraeva, S.H. Witt, F. Degenhardt, A. Hofmann, S. Heilmann-Heimbach, F. Kiefer, B. Brors, H.-J. Grabe, U. John, A. Bischof, G. Bischof, U. Völker, G. Homuth, M. Beutel, P.A. Lind, S.E. Medland, W.S. Slutske, N.G. Martin, H. Völzke, M.M. Nöthen, C. Meyer, H.-J. Rumpf, F.M. Wurst, M. Rietschel, K.F. Mann

Increased serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor levels following electroconvulsive therapy or antipsychotic treatment in patients with schizophrenia
J. Li, F. Ye, W. Xiao, X. Tang, W. Sha, X. Zhang, J. Wang

Early-life metal exposure and schizophrenia: A proof-of-concept study using novel tooth-matrix biomarkers
A. Modabbernia, E. Velthorst, C. Gennings, L. De Haan, C. Austin, A. Sutterland, J. Mollon, S. Frangou, R. Wright, M. Arora, A. Reichenberg