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  1. Content type: Research

    Maternal depression affects one in five women in low-and middle income countries (LMIC) and has significant economic and social impacts. Evidence-based psychosocial interventions delivered by non-specialist he...

    Authors: Najia Atif, Amina Bibi, Anum Nisar, Shaffaq Zulfiqar, Ikhlaq Ahmed, Katherine LeMasters, Ashley Hagaman, Siham Sikander, Joanna Maselko and Atif Rahman

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:62

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    Mental, neurological and substance use disorders are a public health burden in Uganda. Mental health service user involvement could be an important strategy for advocacy and improving service delivery, particu...

    Authors: James Mugisha, Charlotte Hanlon, Birthe Loa Knizek, Joshua Ssebunnya, Davy Vancampfort, Eugene Kinyanda and Fred Kigozi

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:60

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  3. Content type: Research

    Mental health literacy has been defined as knowledge and beliefs about mental disorders which aid their recognition, management, or prevention. This study aimed to examine the correlations of mental health lit...

    Authors: Mohammad Amin Bahrami, Donya Bahrami and Kefayat Chaman-Ara

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:59

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  4. Content type: Review

    Major efforts are underway to improve access to mental health care in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) including systematic training of non-specialized health professionals and other care providers to i...

    Authors: Neda Faregh, Raphael Lencucha, Peter Ventevogel, Benyam Worku Dubale and Laurence J. Kirmayer

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:58

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  5. Content type: Research

    Dementia poses a serious threat to the wellbeing of the elderly. In the context of the rapidly ageing population of Vietnam however, little is known about the prevalence of symptoms and other related factors. ...

    Authors: Nguyen Ngoc Bich, Nguyen Thi Thuy Dung, Tran Vu, Lam Thi Quy, Nguyen Anh Tuan, Nguyen Thi Thanh Binh, Nguyen Trong Hung and Le Vu Anh

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:57

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  6. Content type: Research

    A team approach is key to reduction of the mental health treatment gap. It requires collaborative effort of all formal and informal community based service providers and the consumers of the services. Qualitat...

    Authors: Victoria N. Mutiso, Christine W. Musyimi, Tahilia J. Rebello, Michael O. Ogutu, Ruth Ruhara, Darius Nyamai, Kathleen M. Pike and David M. Ndetei

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:56

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  7. Content type: Research

    Changes in the demographics and respective growth of life expectancy and social needs make informal caregiving crucial component of comprehensive health and social care network, which substantially contributes...

    Authors: Ausrine Kontrimiene, Jolanta Sauseriene, Ida Liseckiene, Leonas Valius and Lina Jaruseviciene

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:55

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  8. Content type: Case study

    Mental health has gained prominence as a global public health priority. However, a substantial treatment gap persists in many low- and middle-income countries. Within this scenario, the nexus between homelessn...

    Authors: Lakshmi Narasimhan, Vandana Gopikumar, Vaishnavi Jayakumar, Joske Bunders and Barbara Regeer

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:54

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  9. Content type: Review

    Globally, 10–20% of children and adolescents suffer from mental disorders, with half of all them starting by the age of 14 and three-quarters before the age of 25. In Nepal, 40% of the population is younger th...

    Authors: Ashmita Chaulagain, Arun Kunwar, Sarah Watts, Anthony P. S. Guerrero and Norbert Skokauskas

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:53

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  10. Content type: Review

    Community-based, integrated youth service hubs have the potential to address some of the longstanding issues with mental health services for youth, including problems with access and system fragmentation. Bett...

    Authors: Cara A. Settipani, Lisa D. Hawke, Kristin Cleverley, Gloria Chaim, Amy Cheung, Kamna Mehra, Maureen Rice, Peter Szatmari and Joanna Henderson

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:52

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  11. Content type: Research

    Substantial numbers of students in Higher Education (HE) are reporting mental health difficulties, such as mild to moderate symptoms of depression and anxiety. Coupled with academic skills challenges, these di...

    Authors: Marietta Papadatou-Pastou, Lauren Campbell-Thompson, Elizabeth Barley, Mark Haddad, Caroline Lafarge, Eamonn McKeown, Louise Simeonov and Patapia Tzotzoli

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:51

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  12. Content type: Research

    There have been few studies examining the functioning of clinically-diagnosed people with depression in primary healthcare (PHC) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The aim of this study was to identi...

    Authors: Kassahun Habtamu, Girmay Medhin, Medhin Selamu, Kebede Tirfessa, Charlotte Hanlon and Abebaw Fekadu

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:50

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  13. Content type: Research

    Clinical practice guidelines (CPG) are developed based on a synthesis of evidence regarding the best options for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and are recognized as essential quality impr...

    Authors: Edith K. Wakida, Celestino Obua, Seggane Musisi, Godfrey Z. Rukundo, Peter Ssebutinde, Zohray M. Talib, Dickens Akena and Elialilia S. Okello

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:49

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  14. Content type: Research

    Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a prevalent health problem, not only globally, but also in Saudi Arabia. A growing body of literature suggests a bi-directional association between T2DM and various mental he...

    Authors: Alhussain Alzahrani, Abdulrahman Alghamdi, Turki Alqarni, Reem Alshareef and Abdullah Alzahrani

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:48

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  15. Content type: Research

    The prevalence of depressive disorder in Shenzhen is higher than for any other city in China. Despite national health system reform to integrate mental health into primary care, the majority of depression case...

    Authors: Kendall Searle, Grant Blashki, Ritsuko Kakuma, Hui Yang, Yuanlin Zhao and Harry Minas

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:47

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  16. Content type: Research

    A person’s perception of health service quality depends on his or her expectations and priorities. If the perception of care is good, then it eventually enhances future health service utilization, adherence to...

    Authors: Nazmun Nahar Nuri, Malabika Sarker, Helal Uddin Ahmed, Mohammad Didar Hossain, Claudia Beiersmann and Albrecht Jahn

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:46

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  17. Content type: Research

    This study describes the Moldovan mental health system and reform needs before and during the initial phase of the MENSANA project (2014–2022) over the period 2007–2017.

    Authors: Marjonneke de Vetten-Mc Mahon, Laura S. Shields-Zeeman, Ionela Petrea and Niek S. Klazinga

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:45

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  18. Content type: Research

    The therapeutic potential of art to contribute to mental health, well-being and recovery is widely recognised. Benefits include improved self-esteem, self-confidence, communication skills, personal relationshi...

    Authors: Tony Barnett, Josephine de Deuge and Heather Bridgman

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:44

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  19. Content type: Research

    To facilitate decentralisation and scale-up of mental health services, Fiji’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services committed to implementing the World Health Organization’s mental health Gap Action Programm...

    Authors: Fiona Charlson, Odille Chang, Ilisapeci Kubuabola, Jaclyn Schess, Catherine Latu, Ernest Hunter, Isimeli Tukana, Sefanaia Qaloewai and Rahul Shidhaye

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:43

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  20. Content type: Research

    In the context of a large treatment gap for common mental disorders (CMDs) and shortage of mental health specialists in low- and middle-income countries, there is increasing evidence of the effectiveness of ta...

    Authors: One Selohilwe, Arvin Bhana, Emily C. Garman and Inge Petersen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:42

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  21. Content type: Research

    Internationally, mental health and social care systems face significant challenges when implementing policy to prevent and respond to domestic violence (DV). This paper reviews the policy process pertaining to...

    Authors: Thi Minh Le, Christine Morley, Peter S. Hill, Quyen Tu Bui and Michael P. Dunne

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:41

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  22. Content type: Study protocol

    Several previous observational studies have reported the risk factors associated with readmission in people with mental illness. While patient-reported experiences and outcomes have become increasingly importa...

    Authors: Sosei Yamaguchi, Yasutaka Ojio, Junko Koike, Asami Matsunaga, Makoto Ogawa, Hisateru Tachimori, Akiko Kikuchi, Hiroshi Kimura, Ataru Inagaki, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Yoshiki Kishi, Koji Yoshida, Takaaki Hirooka, Satoru Oishi, Yasuhiro Matsuda and Chiyo Fujii

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:40

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  23. Content type: Research

    There are limited data on healthcare spending by households containing a person with severe mental disorder (SMD) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). This study aimed to estimate the incidence and inte...

    Authors: Yohannes Hailemichael, Damen Hailemariam, Kebede Tirfessa, Sumaiyah Docrat, Atalay Alem, Girmay Medhin, Crick Lund, Dan Chisholm, Abebaw Fekadu and Charlotte Hanlon

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:39

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  24. Content type: Research

    Current coverage of mental health care in low- and middle-income countries is limited, not only in terms of access to services but also in terms of financial protection of persons in need of care and treatment...

    Authors: Jibril Abdulmalik, Saheed Olayiwola, Sumaiyah Docrat, Crick Lund, Dan Chisholm and Oye Gureje

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:38

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  25. Content type: Research

    Collaborative care is a means of improving outcomes particularly for people with complex needs. The Partners in Recovery (PIR) program, established in Australia in 2012, provides care coordination to facilitat...

    Authors: Julie Henderson, Sara Javanparast, Fran Baum, Toby Freeman, Jeffery Fuller, Anna Ziersch and Tamara Mackean

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:37

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  26. Content type: Research

    Epilepsy remains the most frequent diagnosis in Psychiatric and Mental Health Services in Mozambique. Because it is a major concern, in 2013 a Program for “Reducing the Epilepsy Treatment gap” was launched in 16 ...

    Authors: Palmira Fortunato Dos Santos, Vasco Cumbe, Maria Lídia Gouveia, Capucine de Fouchier, Dirk Teuwen and Tarun Dua

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:36

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  27. Content type: Research

    The significant psychosocial harms from bullying among adolescents create major challenges for mental health promotion programs and services in schools. While the negative consequences of bullying victimisatio...

    Authors: Ha Thi Hai Le, Nam Tran, Marilyn A. Campbell, Michelle L. Gatton, Huong Thanh Nguyen and Michael P. Dunne

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:35

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  28. Content type: Research

    Stress and psychological disorders have been assigned increasing significance in the field of occupational health. Based on Japan’s psychiatric disability occupational disease recognition regulation, Taiwan’s ...

    Authors: Wan-Yu Yeh, Wei-Che Chiu, Ruey-Yu Chen, Pei-Yi Hu and Dung-Min Tsai

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:34

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  29. Content type: Research

    With the growth of information technology, there is a need for the evaluation of cost-effective means of monitoring and support of field workers involved in large epidemiological surveys.

    Authors: Maggie Aradati, Lisa Bilal, Mohammad Talal Naseem, Sanaa Hyder, Abdulhameed Al‐Habeeb, Abdullah Al-Subaie, Mona Shahab, Bilal Sohail, Mansoor Baig, Abdulrahman Binmuammar and Yasmin Altwaijri

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:33

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  30. Content type: Research

    Intervening at an early stage of psychosis improves the chances of recovery from first-episode psychosis. However, people who are experiencing distress and early psychotic symptoms generally seem to delay seek...

    Authors: Hege Hansen, Signe Hjelen Stige, Christian Moltu, Jan Olav Johannessen, Inge Joa, Sveinung Dybvig and Marius Veseth

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:32

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  31. Content type: Review

    Worldwide, people with mental disorders are detained within the justice system at higher rates than the general population and often suffer human rights abuses. This review sought to understand the state of kn...

    Authors: Aish Lovett, Hye Rim Kwon, Khameer Kidia, Debra Machando, Megan Crooks, Gregory Fricchione, Graham Thornicroft and Helen E. Jack

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:31

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  32. Content type: Research

    Depression and anxiety are among the common mental health problems among medical students and are associated with poor academic performance, disability and poor quality of life. A better understanding of the m...

    Authors: Mebratu Abraha Kebede, Birke Anbessie and Getinet Ayano

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:30

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  33. Content type: Research

    Autism spectrum disorders are increasing worldwide and in Vietnam. This study reports the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders and examines their relation to selected socio-demographic factors among childre...

    Authors: Van Minh Hoang, Thi Vui Le, Thi Thuy Quynh Chu, Bich Ngoc Le, Minh Duc Duong, Ngoc Minh Thanh, Van Tac Pham, Harry Minas and Thi Thu Ha Bui

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:29

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  34. Content type: Debate

    Mental disorders contribute substantial burden to the society due to their widespread occurrence and debilitating effects. A quarter of the world’s population are children and adolescents, a significant number...

    Authors: Crystal Amiel M. Estrada, Marian Fe Theresa C. Lomboy, Ernesto R. Gregorio Jr., Emmy Amalia, Cynthia R. Leynes, Romeo R. Quizon and Jun Kobayashi

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:28

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  35. Content type: Research

    General practitioners (GPs) play an important role in the physical care of patients with severe mental illness, so our aim was to analyse the relationships between GPs’ sociodemographic status and worked-relat...

    Authors: Mª Carmen Castillejos Anguiano, Antonio Bordallo Aragón, David Aguilera Fernández and Berta Moreno Küstner

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:27

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  36. Content type: Research

    Negative attitude and discriminatory behavior of health professionals constitute a major obstacle in psychiatric care and have been pointed out as a key issue in working with mental illness. Understanding abou...

    Authors: Yoseph Sahile, Sewbesew Yitayih, Berhanu Yeshanew, Daniel Ayelegne and Awoke Mihiretu

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:26

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  37. Content type: Case Study

    Despite a sustained focus by policymakers and researchers on improving the standard of clinical care in public mental health services, the use of evidence-based practice remains low. Among other challenges, th...

    Authors: Sarah Cusworth Walker, Georganna Sedlar, Lucy Berliner, Felix I. Rodriguez, Paul A. Davis, Savannah Johnson and Jessica Leith

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:25

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  38. Content type: Research

    A major challenge in psychiatric inpatient care is to create an environment that promotes patient recovery, patient safety and good working environment for staff. Since guidelines and programs addressing this ...

    Authors: Veikko Pelto-Piri, Tuula Wallsten, Ulrika Hylén, Iradj Nikban and Lars Kjellin

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:23

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  39. Content type: Research

    In Japan, the mental health system has been shifting from hospitalization-based to community-based care; some organizations have gradually begun providing intensive case management (ICM) services. We developed...

    Authors: Kota Suzuki, Sosei Yamaguchi, Yasunari Kawasoe, Kazumi Nayuki, Tsutomu Aoki, Naomi Hasegawa and Chiyo Fujii

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:22

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  40. Content type: Case Study

    Emerging researchers in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) face many barriers, including inadequacies in funding, international exposure and mentorship. In 2012, the National Institute of Mental Health (N...

    Authors: Andrea Tenório Correia da Silva, Charlotte Hanlon, Ezra Susser, Graciela Rojas, Heloísa Garcia Claro, Julieta Quayle, Kassahun Habtamu, María Soledad Burrone, Maria Tavares Cavalcanti, Mona Sharma, Marguerite Schneider, Ramesh Prasad Adhikari, Tanya van de Water, Yasmin Mohammed, Anna E. Ordóñez and Soraya Seedat

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:21

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  41. Content type: Research

    Staff-directed aggression represents a considerable concern in mental health and substance abuse services, and presents a substantial challenge to the quality and continuity of service provision for people wit...

    Authors: Erlend R. Maagerø-Bangstad, Knut Tore Sælør and Ottar Ness

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:20

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  42. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to examine potential predictors of duration of sick leave due to mental disorders in Japan.

    Authors: Sawako Sakakibara, Mitsuhiro Sado, Akira Ninomiya, Mayuko Arai, Satoko Takahashi, Chika Ishihara, Yuki Miura, Hajime Tabuchi, Joichiro Shirahase and Masaru Mimura

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:19

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  43. Content type: Research

    Depression is the leading cause of disability at a population level and globally 350 million people are suffering from depression. Despite a high prevalence and serious consequences, people with depression are...

    Authors: Shegaye Shumet, Telake Azale, Getnet Ayano, Dessie Abebaw, Tadele Amare and Wondale Getnet

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:18

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  44. Content type: Research

    Young adults starting college or university education encounter multiple stressors related to transitional life-stage and novel environments. Current studies reveal high rates of symptoms related to common men...

    Authors: Nasih Othman, Farah Ahmad, Christo El Morr and Paul Ritvo

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:17

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  45. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization issued recommendations to guide the process of integrating mental health services into primary healthcare. However, there has been general as well as context specific shortcomings...

    Authors: Edith K. Wakida, Elialilia S. Okello, Godfrey Z. Rukundo, Dickens Akena, Paul E. Alele, Zohray M. Talib and Celestino Obua

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:16

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  46. Content type: Study protocol

    The resource group method provides a structure to facilitate patients’ empowerment and recovery processes, and to systematically engage significant others in treatment and care. A patient chooses members of a ...

    Authors: Cathelijn D. Tjaden, Cornelis L. Mulder, Jaap van Weeghel, Philippe Delespaul, Rene Keet, Stynke Castelein, Jenny Boumans, Eva Leeman, Ulf Malm and Hans Kroon

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:15

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  47. Content type: Research

    Primary health care is still peripheral in the identification and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders in the Russian Federation. However, the development of primary health services has been ...

    Authors: Grigory Rezvy, Elena Andreeva, Nadezhda Ryzhkova, Vera Yashkovich and Tore Sørlie

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:14

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  48. Content type: Research

    Depression and heart disease are an important public-health problem. Depression is one of the most prevalent and disabling psychiatric disorders with more than three times increased risk among patients with ca...

    Authors: Halima Umer, Alemayehu Negash, Mengesha Birkie and Asmare Belete

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:13

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