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  1. Research

    A qualitative analysis of psychosocial outcomes among women with sexual violence-related pregnancies in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

    Sexual violence is prevalent in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and has potentially devastating psychosocial consequences. Previous studies have reported on sexual violence and its impact on the men...

    Jennifer Scott, Colleen Mullen, Shada Rouhani, Philipp Kuwert, Ashley Greiner, Katherine Albutt, Gillian Burkhardt, Monica Onyango, Michael VanRooyen and Susan Bartels

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:64

    Published on: 18 October 2017

  2. Research

    Mental health training for primary health care workers and implication for success of integration of mental health into primary care: evaluation of effect on knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP)

    Mental disorders are always remained a neglected public health problems in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), most people with mental disorders never receive effective care and there is a large treatment...

    Getinet Ayano, Dawit Assefa, Kibrom Haile, Asrat Chaka, Kelemua Haile, Melat Solomon, Kalkidan Yohannis, Akilew awoke and Kemal Jemal

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:63

    Published on: 12 October 2017

  3. Commentary

    Translating mental health diagnostic and symptom terminology to train health workers and engage patients in cross-cultural, non-English speaking populations

    Although there are guidelines for transcultural adaptation and validation of psychometric tools, similar resources do not exist for translation of diagnostic and symptom terminology used by health professional...

    Bibhav Acharya, Madhur Basnet, Pragya Rimal, David Citrin, Soniya Hirachan, Sikhar Swar, Poshan Thapa, Jagadamba Pandit, Rajeev Pokharel and Brandon Kohrt

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:62

    Published on: 3 October 2017

  4. Research

    Priority setting for mental health research in Chile

    Scientific knowledge is a fundamental tool for making informed health policy decisions, but the link between health research and public policy decision-making is often missing. This study aims to identify and ...

    Pedro Zitko, Francesca Borghero, Cynthia Zavala, Niina Markkula, Emilio Santelices, Nicolás Libuy and Alfredo Pemjean

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:61

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  5. Case study

    Evidence-based guideline implementation of quality assurance and quality control procedures in the Saudi National Mental Health Survey

    The World Mental Health surveys have been known to apply high standards of quality control, but few studies have been published to document this. Furthermore, the effectiveness of quality control has rarely be...

    Sanaa Hyder, Lisa Bilal, Luma Akkad, Yu-chieh Lin, AbdulHameed Al-Habeeb, Abdullah Al-Subaie, Mona Shahab, Abdulrahman Binmuammar, Feda Al‐Tuwaijr, Noha Kattan and Yasmin Altwaijri

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:60

    Published on: 25 September 2017

  6. Review

    A review of web-based support systems for students in higher education

    Recent evidence suggests that there is an increasing need for accessible and anonymous services to support higher education (HE) students suffering from psychological and/or academic difficulties. Such difficu...

    Marietta Papadatou-Pastou, Rhianna Goozee, Erika Payne, Alexia Barrable and Patapia Tzotzoli

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:59

    Published on: 25 September 2017

  7. Research

    Utilization of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine and mental health among patients with chronic diseases in primary health care settings in Cambodia

    Coping with chronic illnesses often involves major lifestyle changes that may lead to poor mental health. Furthermore, in order to treat the chronic conditions, many sufferers in Asia turn to traditional, comp...

    Siyan Yi, Chanrith Ngin, Sovannary Tuot, Pheak Chhoun, Tyler Fleming and Carinne Brody

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:58

    Published on: 22 September 2017

  8. Research

    Somatization disorder among adolescents in southeast Nigeria: a neglected issue

    Adolescents do present with somatization disorder which is often neglected by pediatricians. This could have serious consequences if not curbed early.

    A. R. C. Nwokocha, J. M. Chinawa, V. Onukwuli, A. Ubesie, Appolos Ndukuba, A. T. Chinawa, Elias Aniwada and Samuel Uwaezuoke

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:57

    Published on: 21 September 2017

  9. Erratum

    Erratum to: The mental health and help-seeking behaviour of resettled Afghan refugees in Australia

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that there was a mistake in a figure included in Table 3, which was not in the submitted version. It should read 2.160–11.507—not 12.160–11....

    Shameran Slewa-Younan, Anisa Yaser, Maria Gabriela Uribe Guajardo, Haider Mannan, Caroline A. Smith and Jonathan M. Mond

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:56

    Published on: 21 September 2017

    The original article was published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:49

  10. Research

    “If there’s no stability around them”: experienced therapists’ view on the role of patients’ social world in recovery in bipolar disorder

    Recovery in severe mental illness has traditionally been described as a deeply personal process. At the same time, researchers are increasingly attending to the social nature of such processes. In this article...

    Marius Veseth, Per-Einar Binder and Signe Hjelen Stige

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:55

    Published on: 20 September 2017

  11. Research

    General practitioners’ experiences and perceptions of mild moderate depression management and factors influencing effective service delivery in rural Australian communities: a qualitative study

    Rural communities in Australia face significant disadvantages relating to geographical isolation and limited access to mental health services. Documenting general practitioners’ (GP) experiences and perception...

    Tamishka De Silva, Anjali Prakash, Sandhya Yarlagadda, Marjia Daniella Johns, Kate Sandy, Vibeke Hansen, Sue Phelan and Sabrina Pit

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:54

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  12. Retraction Note

    Retraction Note to: Correlates, comorbidities, and suicidal tendencies of problematic game use in a national wide sample of Korean adults

    The authors are retracting this article [1]. After publication they became aware that the criteria they had used for the diagnosis of problematic game use were not the DSM-5 Internet gaming disorder criteria as r...

    Subin Park, Hong Jin Jeon, Jung Woo Son, Haesoo Kim and Jin Pyo Hong

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:53

    Published on: 15 September 2017

    The original article was published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:35

  13. Case Study

    Mental health leadership and patient access to care: a public–private initiative in South Africa

    Mental health leadership is a critical component of patient access to care. More specifically, the ability of mental health professionals to articulate the needs of patients, formulate strategies and engage me...

    Christopher Paul Szabo, Jennifer Fine, Pat Mayers, Shan Naidoo and Tuviah Zabow

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:52

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  14. Research

    Common mental disorders in asylum seekers and refugees: umbrella review of prevalence and intervention studies

    In recent years there has been a progressive rise in the number of asylum seekers and refugees displaced from their country of origin, with significant social, economic, humanitarian and public health implicat...

    Giulia Turrini, Marianna Purgato, Francesca Ballette, Michela Nosè, Giovanni Ostuzzi and Corrado Barbui

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:51

    Published on: 25 August 2017

  15. Research

    The mental health and help-seeking behaviour of resettled Afghan refugees in Australia

    Psychological trauma, in particular, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, are highly prevalent among resettled refugees. However, little is known regarding the mental health status and associat...

    Shameran Slewa-Younan, Anisa Yaser, Maria Gabriela Uribe Guajardo, Haider Mannan, Caroline A. Smith and Jonathan M. Mond

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:49

    Published on: 24 August 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:56

  16. Research

    Does child and adolescent mental health in-service training result in equivalent knowledge gain among cadres of non-specialist health workers in Uganda? A pre-test post-test study

    Early identification and management of child and adolescent mental health (CAMH) disorders helps to avert mental illness in adulthood but a CAMH treatment gap exists in Uganda. CAMH integration into primary he...

    Angela Akol, Joyce Nalugya, Sylvia Nshemereirwe, Juliet N. Babirye and Ingunn Marie Stadskleiv Engebretsen

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:50

    Published on: 24 August 2017

  17. Research

    Mental health care providers’ perceptions of the barriers to suicide prevention amongst people with substance use disorders in South Africa: a qualitative study

    Substance use is a well-established, and potentially modifiable, risk factor for suicide. Suicide prevention interventions are typically framed within the biomedical paradigm and focus on addressing individual...

    Daniel Goldstone and Jason Bantjes

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:46

    Published on: 11 August 2017

  18. Research

    Mental health treatment in Kenya: task-sharing challenges and opportunities among informal health providers

    The study was conducted to explore challenges faced by trained informal health providers referring individuals with suspected mental disorders for treatment, and potential opportunities to counter these challe...

    Christine W. Musyimi, Victoria N. Mutiso, David M. Ndetei, Isabel Unanue, Dhru Desai, Sita G. Patel, Abednego M. Musau, David C. Henderson, Erick S. Nandoya and Joske Bunders

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:45

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  19. Research

    Help seeking and suicidality among people with epilepsy in a rural low income country setting: cross-sectional survey

    Epilepsy is a serious neurological disorder associated with a high level of psychiatric comorbidity. Suicidality is a recognised complication of epilepsy. As part of developing an integrated service for people...

    Ruth Tsigebrhan, Charlotte Hanlon, Girmay Medhin and Abebaw Fekadu

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:44

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  20. Research

    Exploring the potential implementation of a tool to enhance shared decision making (SDM) in mental health services in the United Kingdom: a qualitative exploration of the views of service users, carers and professionals

    As a response to evidence that mental health service users and carers expect greater involvement in decisions about antipsychotic medication choice and prescribing, shared decision-making (SDM) has increasingl...

    Helen Brooks, Kamelia Harris, Penny Bee, Karina Lovell, Anne Rogers and Richard Drake

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:42

    Published on: 28 June 2017

  21. Research

    Patterns of psychiatric admissions and predictors of patient’s outcome in Jimma University Teaching and Referral Hospital: a retrospective study

    Psychiatric morbidity burden accounts 12.45% of the disease admission burden in Ethiopia; only two referral hospitals are found to manage all cases. The aim of this study is to assess the predictors of patient...

    Sinan Tadesse, Abraham Tamirat Gizaw, Getachew Kirose Abraha and Lakew Abebe Gebretsadik

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:41

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  22. Research

    Mental distress and associated factors among undergraduate students at the University of Hargeisa, Somaliland: a cross-sectional study

    Mental distress is a common finding among University students. Empirical research has confirmed that the University student population has a higher prevalence of mental disorder than the general population. Ho...

    Liban Hersi, Kenfe Tesfay, Hailay Gesesew, Wolfgang Krahl, Deria Ereg and Markos Tesfaye

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:39

    Published on: 8 June 2017

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