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2019-12-02 Review Article

Microchimerism may be the cause of psychiatric disorders

Bulent Demirbek and Osman Demirhan*


Microchimerism is a bidirectional exchange of fetal and maternal cells during pregnancy (Figure 1). Pregnancy is the most common and natural cause of chimerism, and bi-directional trafficking of hematopoietic cells occurs through the placenta. Therefore, we are all born a...

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2019-08-08 Review Article

A Belgian program to fight child maltreatment: The “SOS children” teams

Emmanuel de Becker and Sophie Dechene*

Child abuse remains a complex issue affecting individuals, families, groups and society, and one which WHO prevalence figures show as a significant ongoing problem. The nature of the abuse, be it physical, sexual, psychological, or neglect, places the child at high risk of experiencing the mul...

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2019-08-06 Research Article

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2019-07-17 Research Article

Cognition and Memory Impairment among Patients of Depression in Pakistan-The Role of Conventional and Newer Anti-Depressants

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Background: Antidepressant therapy is the most adopted treatment option for depression. The evaluation of cognitive effects related to antidepressant drug use is important for better selection of antidepressant drugs that leads to improved cognitive performance and patient health...

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2019-07-09 Research Article

Diseases of the mental sphere revealed by the psychiatrist at contingent of patients of the consultative outpatient admission

Shapovalova LA, Shapovalov КA

Introduction: The problem of protecting and strengthening the mental health of the population is the most important task of ensuring the socio-economic well-being of the Komi Republic (RK) as an integral part of the Russian Federation (RF), since it is a key resource for the deve...

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2019-01-29 Review Article

Mental health promotion program in the workplace with focus on transport

Olaf Jensen*, Fereshteh Baygi, George Charalambous, Agnes Flores, Lise Hedegaard Laursen, David Lucas and Debbie Andrioti

Five key sectors of transport have been selected as the target groups: seafarers, truck drivers, dockworkers, rail workers and airline workers. Transport workers often operate under stressful working conditions, long-work hours, lack of good sleep, healthy diet and physical exercises that cont...

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2018-12-13 Opinion

Psychosocial care is necessary in supporting refugees

Gudrun Widders* and Ute Teichert

Between 2013 and 2016 the main tasks for the German public health care
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2018-09-28 Research Article

Impact of four obesity interventions on biometric measures of individuals positive and negative for food addiction

Trina Aguirre*, Leeza Struwe, Ann Koehler, Rebecca Kreman, Rebecca Bowman, Erica Schulte, Kayla Pierce, Molly Bloodgood and Jeffrey Holloway

Obesity is a major contributor to ill health and numerous comorbidities globally. Recent studies suggest that addictive-like tendencies toward foods, especially highly processed foods, contribute to this epidemic. Therefore, interventions used to treat substance-use disorders may be effective ...

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2017-10-19 Research Article

Comparison of Cardiovascular Risks following Smoking Cessation Treatments Using Varenicline vs. NRT among Schizophrenic Smokers

I-Hsuan Wu, Hua Chen, Patrick Bordnick, Ekere James Essien Michael Johnson, Ronald J Peters and Susan Abughosh*

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