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  1. Research

    Worldwide research productivity in the field of psychiatry

    The field of psychiatry has seen significant progress in recent years due to worldwide contributions. National productivity, however, in the field of psychiatry is still unclear. In our study, we investigated ...

    Jinghua Zhang, Xiaoou Chen, Xin Gao, Huizeng Yang, Zhong Zhen, Qingwei Li, Yiqun Lin and Xiyan Zhao

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:20

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  2. Research

    Complementary primary mental health programs for young people in Australia: Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) and headspace

    Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) was introduced in 2001 by the Australian Government to provide evidence-based psychological interventions for people with high prevalence disorders. headspace, Aust...

    Bridget Bassilios, Nicolas Telford, Debra Rickwood, Matthew J. Spittal and Jane Pirkis

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:19

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  3. Research

    Medication challenges for patients with severe mental illness: experience and views of patients, caregivers and mental health care workers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Management of patients with mental disorders is inadequate in the majority of low and middle income countries. The main treatment modality for patients with severe mental disorders in these countries is mainly...

    Masunga K. Iseselo and Joel Seme Ambikile

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:17

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  4. Research

    Does accreditation improve pro re nata benzodiazepines administration in psychiatric inpatients? Pre-post accreditation medical record comparison

    In psychiatric inpatients, administration of pro re nata benzodiazepines is a common practice. Benzodiazepine use is associated with potential complications of risk of abuse, cognitive impairment, and falls. A...

    Mohammed Abdullah Al-Sughayir

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:16

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  5. Research

    Training needs and perspectives of community health workers in relation to integrating child mental health care into primary health care in a rural setting in sub-Saharan Africa: a mixed methods study

    Community health workers can help to address the substantial unmet need for child mental health care in low and middle income countries. However, little is known about their training needs for this potential r...

    Dejene Tilahun, Charlotte Hanlon, Mesfin Araya, Basiro Davey, Rosa A. Hoekstra and Abebaw Fekadu

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:15

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  6. Case study

    Hospitalization cost of conventional psychiatric care compared to broad-spectrum micronutrient treatment: literature review and case study of adult psychosis

    Healthcare costs are skyrocketing, with mental health treatment amongst the most expensive, especially when hospitalization is involved. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, one in five Canadia...

    Bonnie J. Kaplan, Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai and Jeffrey S. Hoch

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:14

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  7. Research

    How to implement Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) in mental health service settings: evaluation of the implementation strategy

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the implementation strategy used in the first-phase of implementation of the Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) programme, an intervention for adults with severe me...

    Karina Myhren Egeland, Torleif Ruud, Terje Ogden, Rickard Färdig, Jonas Christoffer Lindstrøm and Kristin Sverdvik Heiervang

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:13

    Published on: 23 January 2017

  8. Research

    What are “good outcomes” in public mental health settings? A qualitative exploration of clients’ and therapists’ experiences

    The mental health field sees a surge of interest in Routine Outcome Monitoring, mandated by a wish to help better those not-on-track to recovery. What constitutes positive outcomes for these patients is not fu...

    Christian Moltu, Jon Stefansen, Jan Christian Nøtnes, Åse Skjølberg and Marius Veseth

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:12

    Published on: 14 January 2017

  9. Research

    The impact of organisational change and fiscal restraint on organisational culture

    Strategies to implement evidence-based practice have highlighted the bidirectional relationship of organisational change on organisational culture. The present study examined changes in perceptions of organisa...

    Frances Dark, Harvey Whiteford, Neal M. Ashkanasy, Carol Harvey, Meredith Harris, David Crompton and Ellie Newman

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:11

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  10. Research

    Users’ involvement in mental health services: programme logic model of an innovative initiative in integrated care

    Collaboration and partnership are key issues for modern health systems seeking to implement quality integrated care that meets the needs of the population. The Carrefour Communautaire-Institutionnel-Usagers (Conn...

    Carolane Tremblay, Valérie Coulombe and Catherine Briand

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:9

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  11. Review

    Health systems context(s) for integrating mental health into primary health care in six Emerald countries: a situation analysis

    Mental, neurological and substance use disorders contribute to a significant proportion of the world’s disease burden, including in low and middle income countries (LMICs). In this study, we focused on the hea...

    James Mugisha, Jibril Abdulmalik, Charlotte Hanlon, Inge Petersen, Crick Lund, Nawaraj Upadhaya, Shalini Ahuja, Rahul Shidhaye, Ntokozo Mntambo, Atalay Alem, Oye Gureje and Fred Kigozi

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:7

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  12. Review

    Evidence-based guideline implementation in low and middle income countries: lessons for mental health care

    There is a significant treatment gap in provision of effective treatment for people with mental disorders globally. In some Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) this gap is 90% or more in terms of untreated...

    Mary Docherty, Kate Shaw, Lucy Goulding, Hannah Parke, Erica Eassom, Farnoosh Ali and Graham Thornicroft

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:8

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  13. Case study

    Promoting wellbeing and improving access to mental health care through community champions in rural India: the Atmiyata intervention approach

    There are limited accounts of community-based interventions for reducing distress or providing support for people with common mental disorders (CMDs) in low and middle-income countries. The recently implemented

    Laura Shields-Zeeman, Soumitra Pathare, Bethany Hipple Walters, Nandita Kapadia-Kundu and Kaustubh Joag

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:6

    Published on: 4 January 2017

  14. Research

    Psychological morbidity and substance use among patients with hypertension: a hospital-based cross-sectional survey from South West Ethiopia

    Psychological morbidity and substance use disorders have been linked to cardiovascular diseases; affecting patients’ medical outcome and quality of life. However, little is known about psychological morbidity ...

    Matiwos Soboka, Esayas Kebede Gudina and Markos Tesfaye

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:5

    Published on: 3 January 2017

  15. Commentary

    Why do psychiatric patients in Korea stay longer in hospital?

    Korea is the only developed country that saw an increase in the number of psychiatric beds with the longest average length of stay of psychiatric patients for the past decades. This phenomenon can be explained...

    Agnus M. Kim

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:2

    Published on: 3 January 2017

  16. Research

    Causes of and risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder: the beliefs of Iraqi and Afghan refugees resettled in Australia

    Resettled refugees are a vulnerable group for mental health problems and in particular, trauma-related disorders. Evidence suggests that poor ‘mental health literacy’ (MHL) is a major factor in low or inapprop...

    Shameran Slewa-Younan, Maria Gabriela Uribe Guajardo, Anisa Yaser, Jonathan Mond, Mitchell Smith, Diana Milosevic, Caroline Smith, Sanja Lujic and Anthony Francis Jorm

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:4

    Published on: 3 January 2017

  17. Case study

    A web-based information system for a regional public mental healthcare service network in Brazil

    Regional networking between services that provide mental health care in Brazil’s decentralized public health system is challenging, partly due to the simultaneous existence of services managed by municipal and...

    Vinicius Tohoru Yoshiura, João Mazzoncini de Azevedo-Marques, Magdalena Rzewuska, André Luiz Teixeira Vinci, Ariane Morassi Sasso, Newton Shydeo Brandão Miyoshi, Antonia Regina Ferreira Furegato, Rui Pedro Charters Lopes Rijo, Cristina Marta Del-Ben and Domingos Alves

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:1

    Published on: 3 January 2017

  18. Research

    Walking the tightrope-perspectives on local politicians’ role in implementing a national social care policy on evidence-based practice

    Despite national policy recommending evidence-based practice (EBP), its application in social care has been limited. While local politicians can affect the process, little is known about their knowledge, attit...

    A. Bäck, C. Ståhl, U. von Thiele Schwarz, A. Richter and H. Hasson

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:75

    Published on: 19 December 2016

  19. Research

    Comorbidity of depression and diabetes: an application of biopsychosocial model

    Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is one of the most psychologically demanding chronic medical illness in adult. Comorbidity between diabetes and depression is quite common, but most studies were based on developed countr...

    Tesfa Dejenie Habtewold, Md. Atiqul Islam, Yosef Tsige Radie and Balewgizie Sileshi Tegegne

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:74

    Published on: 3 December 2016

  20. Review

    A review of mental health recovery programs in selected industrialized countries

    The concept of recovery has gained increasing attention and many mental health systems have taken steps to move towards more recovery oriented practice and service structures. This article represents a descrip...

    Harold A. Pincus, Brigitta Spaeth-Rublee, Grant Sara, Elliot M. Goldner, Pamela N. Prince, Parashar Ramanuj, Wolfgang Gaebel, Jürgen Zielasek, Isabell Großimlinghaus, Margo Wrigley, Jaap van Weeghel, Mark Smith, Torleif Ruud, John R. Mitchell and Lisa Patton

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:73

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  21. Research

    Psychosomatic problems among medical students: a myth or reality?

    Medical students are exposed to stress and this can predispose them to psychological and behavioral consequences.

    J. M. Chinawa, Ada R. C. Nwokocha, Pius C. Manyike, Awoere Tamunosiki Chinawa, Elias C. Aniwada and Appolos Chidi Ndukuba

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:72

    Published on: 24 November 2016

  22. Research

    Validating the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale as a screening tool for postpartum depression in Kathmandu, Nepal

    Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is considered well accepted screening tool for postpartum depression (PPD). The objective of the study was to validate the EPDS as a screening tool for postpartum de...

    Babu Ram Bhusal, Nisha Bhandari, Manisha Chapagai and Tania Gavidia

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:71

    Published on: 21 October 2016

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