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Investigating the Measurement Invariance and Method-Trait Effects of Parent and Teacher SNAP-IV Ratings of Preschool Children
CHILD PSYCHIATRY & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, v.53, n.3, p.489-501, 2022
The Swanson, Nolan, and Pelham scale version IV (SNAP-IV) is widely used to assess symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) in children and adolescents. Nevertheless, there is insufficient data to support its use in preschool children. Th...
Quality of clinical practice guidelines for inadequat response to first-line treatment for depression according to AGREE II checklist and comparison of recommendations: a systematic review
BMJ OPEN, v.12, n.4, article ID e051918, 12p, 2022
Objective To assess similarities and differences in the recommended sequence of strategies among the most relevant clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for the treatment of depression in adults with inadequate response to first-line treatment. Data sources We performed a systematic review of the l...
The role of global vulnerability for mental and substance use disorders
INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF PSYCHIATRY, v.34, n.1, Special Issue, p.26-33, 2022
Social exclusion and poverty are associated with increased mental health issues. In addition, the current political and civil conflicts worldwide are also considered as leading factors to mental disorders and substance use disorders. The Compassion, Assertive action, Pragmatism and Evidence (CAPE...
Immigrants, refugees and cannabis use
INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF PSYCHIATRY, v.34, n.1, Special Issue, p.59-77, 2022
Immigration typically occurs from low- to high-income countries and regions. Unfortunately, these wealthier areas also have higher rates of cannabis use (e.g. European Union and the US). This systematic review aimed to summarize available studies on cannabis use among immigrants, refugees, and as...
Parental age and the risk of bipolar disorder in the offspring: A systematic review and meta-analysis
ACTA PSYCHIATRICA SCANDINAVICA, v.145, n.6, p.568-577, 2022
Objectives Whether parental age, i.e., paternal or maternal, at childbirth is associated with the risk of bipolar disorder (BD) in offspring remains unclear. We conducted a meta-analysis of observational studies to address this gap. Methods PubMed, PsycINFO, Embase, and Web of Science were search...
Management of Patients With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Focus on Pharmacotherapy
PSYCHIATRIC ANNALS, v.52, n.4, p.143-151, 2022
The use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has dramatically changed clinical practice. Indeed, SSRIs are currently considered the first-line pharmacological therapy for OCD. However, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have ...
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Treatment Based on Neurocircuits
PSYCHIATRIC ANNALS, v.52, n.4, p.152-156, 2022
Psychiatric disorders affect close to 30% of the global population and ac-count for more than 7% of the global burden of disease. To address this prob-lem, new treatment approaches are re-quired that target the heterogeneity of psychiatric conditions and their un-derlying neurobiological bases. I...
Cognitive Patterns and Conversion in a Representative Sample of Individuals at Risk for Psychosis
JOURNAL OF NERVOUS AND MENTAL DISEASE, v.210, n.5, p.335-341, 2022
Clinical high-risk (CHR) individuals belong to a heterogeneous group, of which only a few will cross the threshold for a clinical diagnosis. Cognitive disturbances are present in CHR subjects and may be indicative of transition. Our study aims to identify such deficits in a representative CHR for...
Screen time and psychopathology: investigating directionality using cross-lagged panel models
EUROPEAN CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY, v.31, n.4, p.689-691, 2022
Genome-wide association study of pediatric obsessive-compulsive traits: shared genetic risk between traits and disorder
TRANSLATIONAL PSYCHIATRY, v.11, n.1, article ID 91, 10p, 2021
Using a novel trait-based measure, we examined genetic variants associated with obsessive-compulsive (OC) traits and tested whether OC traits and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) shared genetic risk. We conducted a genome-wide association analysis (GWAS) of OC traits using the Toronto Obsessiv...