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  1. Research

    Italian regional health service costs for diagnosis and 1-year treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents

    The main aim of this study was to estimate the costs associated with diagnostic assessment and 1-year therapy in children and adolescents enrolled in 18 ADHD reference centres. Data concerning 1887 children an...

    Gianluigi Casadei, Massimo Cartabia, Laura Reale, Maria Antonella Costantino and Maurizio Bonati

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:33

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  2. Research

    Socio-demographic characteristics, clinical profile and prevalence of existing mental illness among suicide attempters attending emergency services at two hospitals in Hawassa city, South Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

    Suicide is a major public health problem worldwide. It contributes for more than one million deaths each year. Since previous suicidal attempt was considered as the best predictor of future suicide, identifyin...

    Moges Ayehu, Tarekegn Solomon and Kinfe Lemma

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:32

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  3. Review

    Physical health policies and metabolic screening in mental health care systems of sub-Saharan African countries: a systematic review

    There is a need for interventions to address the escalating mental health burden in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Addressing physical health needs should have a central role in reducing the burden and facilitating...

    James Mugisha, Marc De Hert, Brendon Stubbs, David Basangwa and Davy Vancampfort

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:31

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  4. Research

    Service user and care giver involvement in mental health system strengthening in Nepal: a qualitative study on barriers and facilitating factors

    Service user and caregiver involvement has become an increasingly common strategy to enhance mental health outcomes, and has been incorporated in the mental healthpolicies of many developed nations. However, t...

    Dristy Gurung, Nawaraj Upadhyaya, Jananee Magar, Nir Prakash Giri, Charlotte Hanlon and Mark J. D. Jordans

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:30

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  5. Research

    Perinatal depression in Nigeria: perspectives of women, family caregivers and health care providers

    Perinatal maternal depression is common and undertreated in many sub-Saharan African countries, including Nigeria. While culture shapes the social determinants and expression of depressive symptoms, there is a...

    Ademola Adeponle, Danielle Groleau, Lola Kola, Laurence J. Kirmayer and Oye Gureje

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:27

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  6. Research

    An overview of mental health care system in Kilifi, Kenya: results from an initial assessment using the World Health Organization’s Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems

    Little is known about the state of mental health systems in Kenya. In 2010, Kenya promulgated a new constitution, which devolved national government and the national health system to 47 counties including Kili...

    Mary A. Bitta, Symon M. Kariuki, Eddie Chengo and Charles R. J. C. Newton

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:28

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  7. Research

    Predictors of depression among patients receiving treatment for snakebite in General Hospital, Kaltungo, Gombe State, Nigeria: August 2015

    Snakebite though neglected, affects 5 million people yearly. More neglected is the psychological effect of envenomation. We determined prevalence and pattern of depression among patients admitted into snakebit...

    Abdulaziz Muhammed, Mahmood M. Dalhat, Babalola O. Joseph, Abubakar Ahmed, Patrick Nguku, Gabriele Poggensee, Mukthar Adeiza, Garba I. Yahya, Muhammad Hamza, Zaiyad G. Habib, Abisola M. Oladimeji, Abdulsalam Nasidi, Abubakar Balla, Ibrahim Nashabaru, Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, Ahmad M. Yakasai…

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:26

    Published on: 13 April 2017

  8. Research

    Family reintegration of homeless in Maputo and Matola: a descriptive study

    Homelessness is a global and local social problem with underestimated prevalence. It has been shown to increase the risk of mental illness, raising concerns from mental health providers about the need for effe...

    Lídia Gouveia, Honório Massanganhe, Flávio Mandlate, Dirceu Mabunda, Wilza Fumo, Ana Olga Mocumbi and Jair de Jesus Mari

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:25

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  9. Research

    “Making the Mentally Ill Count”, lessons from a Health and Demographic Surveillance System for people with mental and neurological disorders in the Kintampo districts of Ghana

    Persons with mental and neurological disorders (PMNDs) are among the most marginalised groups in developing countries, as they are socially excluded and overlooked in most developmental efforts. Due to high le...

    Kenneth A. Ae-Ngibise, Edward Adiibokah, Obed Ernest A. Nettey, Solomon Nyame, Victor Christian Korley Doku, Kwaku Poku Asante and Seth Owusu-Agyei

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:22

    Published on: 13 March 2017

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

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