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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Research

    Knowledge evaluation in dementia care networks: a mixed-methods analysis of knowledge evaluation strategies and the success of informing family caregivers about dementia support services

    In general, most people with dementia living in the community are served by family caregivers at home. A similar situation is found in Germany. One primary goal of dementia care networks is to provide informat...

    Steffen Heinrich, Franziska Laporte Uribe, Markus Wübbeler, Wolfgang Hoffmann and Martina Roes

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:69

    Published on: 12 October 2016

  14. Research

    Psychotherapeutic and work-oriented interventions: employment outcomes among young adults with work disability due to a mental disorder

    We examined the extent to which psychotherapeutic and work-oriented interventions were included in a medical treatment and rehabilitation plan and whether they predicted future employment among young adults wi...

    Pauliina Mattila-Holappa, Matti Joensuu, Kirsi Ahola, Aki Koskinen, Katinka Tuisku, Jenni Ervasti and Marianna Virtanen

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:68

    Published on: 12 October 2016

  15. Research

    STRESS-testing clinical activity and outcomes for a combined prison in-reach and court liaison service: a 3-year observational study of 6177 consecutive male remands

    People with major mental illness are over-represented in prison populations however there are few longitudinal studies of prison in-reach services leading to appropriate healthcare over extended periods.

    Conor O’Neill, Damian Smith, Martin Caddow, Fergal Duffy, Philip Hickey, Mary Fitzpatrick, Fintan Caddow, Tom Cronin, Mark Joynt, Zetti Azvee, Bronagh Gallagher, Claire Kehoe, Catherine Maddock, Benjamin O’Keeffe, Louise Brennan, Mary Davoren…

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:67

    Published on: 11 October 2016

  16. Research

    Poly-victimisation and health risk behaviours, symptoms of mental health problems and suicidal thoughts and plans among adolescents in Vietnam

    Limited evidence is available about poly-victimisation (exposure to multiple forms of victimisation) and mental health among adolescents in low and lower-middle-income countries. The aim of this study was to e...

    Minh T. H. Le, Sara Holton, Huong T. Nguyen, Rory Wolfe and Jane Fisher

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:66

    Published on: 10 October 2016

  17. Research

    Child responsible personnel in adult mental health services

    Children who have parents with mental health problems are a vulnerable group. Intervening early to support parents with a mental illness can contribute to improve outcomes for children. Rigging the adult menta...

    Camilla Lauritzen and Charlotte Reedtz

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:64

    Published on: 5 October 2016

  18. Study protocol

    Study protocol: a cluster randomized controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of a therapeutic educational program in oral health for persons with schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that affects 1 % of the world’s population, including 600,000 people in France. Persons with schizophrenia (PWS) have excess mortality (their life expectancy is reduce...

    Frederic Denis, Isabelle Millot, Nicolas Abello, Maud Carpentier, Audrey Peteuil and Agnès Soudry-Faure

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:65

    Published on: 5 October 2016

  19. Research

    Pathways to psychiatric care for mental disorders: a retrospective study of patients seeking mental health services at a public psychiatric facility in Ghana

    The process to seek for care by patients who experience episodes of mental disorders may determine how and where they receive the needed treatment. This study aimed to understand the pathways that people with ...

    Abdallah Ibrahim, Sidua Hor, Ozge S. Bahar, Duah Dwomoh, Mary M. McKay, Reuben K. Esena and Irene A. Agyepong

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:63

    Published on: 3 October 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:70

  20. Research

    Brunei’s teacher education programs: insights into students’ coping and help-seeking strategies to challenges

    Brunei started implementing its two main reformed teacher education programs, MTeach and MEd, in 2009. The reasons for these innovations included upgrading the standard of teacher training, increasing teaching...

    Lawrence Mundia, Masitah Shahrill, Jainatul Halida Jaidin, Rosmawijah Jawawi and Mar Aswandi Mahadi

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:62

    Published on: 29 September 2016

  21. Research

    Information systems for mental health in six low and middle income countries: cross country situation analysis

    Research on information systems for mental health in low and middle income countries (LMICs) is scarce. As a result, there is a lack of reliable information on mental health service needs, treatment coverage a...

    Nawaraj Upadhaya, Mark J. D. Jordans, Jibril Abdulmalik, Shalini Ahuja, Atalay Alem, Charlotte Hanlon, Fred Kigozi, Dorothy Kizza, Crick Lund, Maya Semrau, Rahul Shidhaye, Graham Thornicroft, Ivan H. Komproe and Oye Gureje

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:60

    Published on: 26 September 2016

  22. Research

    Achievements of the Australian Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) program: summarising (almost) a decade of key evaluation data

    Introduced in July 2001, Australian Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) was the inaugural national policy initiative to provide community access to government-funded psychological services in prima...

    Bridget Bassilios, Angela Nicholas, Lennart Reifels, Kylie King, Justine Fletcher, Anna Machlin, Maria Ftanou, Grant Blashki, Philip Burgess and Jane Pirkis

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:61

    Published on: 26 September 2016

  23. Research

    Feasibility of an interactive voice response system for monitoring depressive symptoms in a lower-middle income Latin American country

    Innovative, scalable solutions are needed to address the vast unmet need for mental health care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

    Mary R. Janevic, Amparo C. Aruquipa Yujra, Nicolle Marinec, Juvenal Aguilar, James E. Aikens, Rosa Tarrazona and John D. Piette

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:59

    Published on: 22 September 2016

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