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Published: 2023-02-09

Coulrophobia: An investigation of clinical features

Talia Planting, Sheri-Michelle Koopowitz, Dan J. Stein

Mental health distress during the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria: Need for psychological intervention

Frances Adiukwu, Frances Adiukwu, Margaret Ojeahere, Olufisayo Adesokun, Gbonjubola Babalola

From ideation to attempt: A study of suicidality and its correlates amongst patients with schizophrenia in a resource-poor country

Oluseun P. Ogunnubi, Francis O. Aina, Cecilia O. Busari, Olamijulo Fatiregun, Babatunde Fadipe, Abosede A. Adegbohun, Osunwale D. Oni

Profile of suicide within the northern part of Ghana: A decade under review

Paul P.S. Ossei, Nicholas Niako, William G. Ayibor, Emmanuel Asante, Foster K. Safo, Adwoa Safowaa

Mental illness and HIV amongst female inmates in Durban, South Africa

Samantha Naidoo, Ugasvaree Subramaney, Saeeda Paruk, Liezel Ferreira

A population-based survey of autistic traits in Kenyan adolescents and young adults

Daniel Mamah, Victoria Mutiso, Isaiah Gitonga, Albert Tele, David M. Ndetei

Influence of first- and second-generation antipsychotics on anthropometric parameters of male psychiatric patients

Maseqhala P. Nkondo-Ndaba, Pierre M. Joubert, Theona Ballyram, Charl Janse van Rensburg

The prevalence and correlates of anxiety and depression amongst essential workers during the COVID-19 lockdown in Ekiti State, Nigeria

Joshua Falade, Adedayo H. Oyebanji, Abayomi M. Oshatimi, Adefunke O. Babatola, Adefolurin Orekoya, Benjamin A. Eegunranti, Olusola O. Falade

Correlates of high-dose antipsychotic prescription amongst outpatients with Schizophrenia in a Nigerian Hospital

Ihechiluru G. Anozie, Bawo O. James, Joyce O. Omoaregba, Sunday O. Oriji, Paul O. Erohubie, Anthony C. Enebe

Predictors of mass psychogenic illness in a junior secondary school in rural Botswana: A case control study

Keatlaretse Siamisang, Thabo Phologolo, Terrence Mukuhwa, Nathaniel Schafrick, Bonolo Mhaladi, Boang Phuthego, Monica Mmati, Tiny Masupe

Impulsivity and psychiatric comorbidity as risk factors for suicide attempts in borderline personality disorder

Eman Shorub, Abdel Nasser Omar, Heba Elshahawi, Dina Naoum, Tarek Elsahrawy, Yomna Elhawary

The profile of offenders accused of rape referred to the Observation Ward of the Free State Psychiatric Complex, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 2011–2015

Laurisa van Zyl, Nathaniel L. Mosotho, Leilani Cronjé, Mia Vosloo, Leandré Odendaal, Fritz Odendaal, Sarel Kruger, Sarel Kruger, Gina Joubert

Qualitative study of mental health attribution, perceptions and care-seeking in Kampala, Uganda

John M. Bwanika, Charlotte Hawkins, Louis Kamulegeya, Patricia Onyutta, Davis Musinguzi, Audrey Kusasira, Elizabeth K. Musoke, Jascintha Kabeega

The magnitude and determinants of depressive symptoms amongst women in early pregnancy in Southern Nigeria: A cross-sectional study

Omolola F. Oboro, Vincent Ebulue, Victor O. Oboro, Victor Ohenhen, Adeoye Oyewole3, Rasaq Akindele, Olufemi Ala, Olaolu Oyeniran, Adegboye Isawumi, Babatunde Afolabi

Effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy and social skills training in management of conduct disorder

Daniel O. Kumuyi, Ebenezer O. Akinnawo, Bede C. Akpunne, Aderonke A. Akintola, Deborah F. Onisile, Onyeka O. Aniemeka

Systematic review on the prevalence of perinatal depression in Malawi

Genesis Chorwe-Sungani, Kondwani Wella, Patrick Mapulanga, Ditress Nyirongo, Mercy Pindani

Mental health status of doctors and nurses in a Nigerian tertiary hospital: A COVID-19 experience

Olufunto A. Olude, Kofoworola Odeyemi, Oluchi J. Kanma-Okafor, Oluwaseun A. Badru, Shakira A. Bashir, John O. Olusegun, Olayinka Atilola

Systematic mapping on availability, extent and distribution of mental health research in Malawi

Genesis Chorwe-Sungani, Felix Chisoni, Ditress Nyirongo, Japhet Myaba, Anthony Sefasi, Jonas Sagawa, Grace Sibande, Costantine Chaima, Eluby N. Katola, Febbie Jamieson, Lucy Kululanga, Diana Jere

Intimate partner violence, adverse childhood experiences and prenatal substance use in South Africa

Mathabo L. Ndumo, Busisiwe S. Bhengu, Sibongile Mashaphu, Saeeda Paruk, Andrew Tomita

Disability and premorbid adjustment in schizophrenia: A retrospective analysis

Omokehinde O. Fakorede, Adegboyega Ogunwale, Akinwande O. Akinhanmi

Neuropsychiatric symptoms in a patient with Cushing’s syndrome

Reyna Daya, Faheem Seedat, Emilia Blomerus, Saajidah Bulbulia, Zaheer Bayat

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