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  1. Content type: Research

    In recent years the use of peer specialists in the delivery of mental health of care across the US has increased. Although data on the benefits of using peer specialists is limited and/or equivocal, states are...

    Authors: Daniel Castellanos, Mayte Capo, Diana Valderrama, Melissa Jean-Francois and Aniuska Luna

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:59

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  2. Content type: Review

    Forensic psychiatric care must be provided within the least restrictive setting possible, whilst simultaneously maintaining appropriate levels of security. This presents particular challenges for the design of...

    Authors: Allan Seppänen, Iida Törmänen, Christopher Shaw and Harry Kennedy

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:58

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  3. Content type: Research

    Despite advances in our understanding of what mental health systems and services can do to enhance recovery and wellbeing outcomes for people seeking support, there is limited evidence demonstrating that this ...

    Authors: Keren E. Wolstencroft, Frank P. Deane, Cara L. Jones, Adam Zimmermann and Merrilee Cox

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:60

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  4. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization developed the Mental Health Gap Action Programme Intervention Guide (mhGAP-IG) as guidelines for innovative utilization of available resources in low- and middle-income countries ...

    Authors: Victoria N. Mutiso, Isaiah Gitonga, Abednego Musau, Christine W. Musyimi, Eric Nandoya, Tahilia J. Rebello, Kathleen M. Pike and David M. Ndetei

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:57

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  5. Content type: Research

    Mental illness acts as a barrier to accessing and obtaining effective medical care. It has been shown that out of hours services are an important first stop for emergency care for people experiencing mental he...

    Authors: C. Collins, M. T. O’Shea, J. Cunniffe and P. Finegan

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:56

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  6. Content type: Correction

    In the original version of this article [1], the reference 33 was published incorrectly. The corrected reference is given below:

    Authors: Marit Sijbrandij, Richard A. Bryant, Alison Schafer, Katie S. Dawson, Dorothy Anjuri, Lincoln Ndogoni, Jeannette Ulate, Syed Usman Hamdani and Mark van Ommeren

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:55

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:44

  7. Content type: Case study

    Dealing with psychological and study skill difficulties can present a challenge for both Higher Education (HE) students, who suffer from them, but also for HE Institutions and their support services. Alternati...

    Authors: Alexia Barrable, Marietta Papadatou-Pastou and Patapia Tzotzoli

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:54

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  8. Content type: Correction

    In the original version of this article [1], the reference 35 was published incorrectly. The corrected reference is given below:

    Authors: Syed Usman Hamdani, Zainab Ahmed, Marit Sijbrandij, Huma Nazir, Aqsa Masood, Parveen Akhtar, Hania Amin, Richard A. Bryant, Katie Dawson, Mark van Ommeren, Atif Rahman and Fareed Aslam Minhas

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:53

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:40

  9. Content type: Research

    Early adolescence is considered a critical period for the development of chronic and recurrent medically unexplained symptoms (MUS), and referrals and system-initiated patient trajectories often lead to an exc...

    Authors: Silje Vagli Østbye, Catharina Elisabeth Arfwedson Wang, Ida Pauline Høilo Granheim, Kjersti Elisabeth Kristensen and Mette Bech Risør

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:52

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  10. Content type: Research

    The first 12 Norwegian assertive community treatment (ACT) teams were piloted from 2009 to 2011. Of the 338 patients included during the teams’ first year of operation, 38% were subject to community treatment ...

    Authors: Hanne Kilen Stuen, Anne Landheim, Jorun Rugkåsa and Rolf Wynn

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:51

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  11. Content type: Research

    Post-traumatic stress disorder is the most common mental disorders occurring among survivors of road traffic accident. However, research into post-traumatic stress disorder and correlates in low and middle-inc...

    Authors: Kalkidan Yohannes, Abebaw Gebeyehu, Tewodros Adera, Getinet Ayano and Wubalem Fekadu

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:50

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Indonesia has the highest rate of years of life lost to disability or early death from Schizophrenia than any other country in the world. More than 90% of people with mental illness do not get any treatment an...

    Authors: Helen Brooks, Karen James, I Irmansyah, Budi-Anna Keliat, Bagus Utomo, Diana Rose, Erminia Colucci and Karina Lovell

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:49

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  13. Content type: Research

    Members of the public frequently perform mental health first aid actions in daily life, and people with mental health problems often cite informal supports as motivators of professional treatment seeking. Howe...

    Authors: Alyssia Rossetto, Anthony F. Jorm and Nicola J. Reavley

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:48

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  14. Content type: Research

    Mental illness is a leading cause of the disease burden among young people. Poor mental health is linked to childhood adversity such as gender inequality, poverty and low educational attainment. Psycho-social ...

    Authors: K. Mathias, A. Pandey, G. Armstrong, P. Diksha and M. Kermode

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:47

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  15. Content type: Research

    Non-professional community health workers have been widely reported as possibly having a role in mental health. In Indonesia, their role is currently being introduced in the national health system for perinata...

    Authors: Endang R. Surjaningrum, Anthony F. Jorm, Harry Minas and Ritsuko Kakuma

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:46

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  16. Content type: Research

    Transition from prison to community is a challenging time for all people who have been incarcerated. It is particularly challenging for those also living with serious and persistent mental illness. This study ...

    Authors: Nicola Hancock, Jennifer Smith-Merry and Kirsty Mckenzie

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:45

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  17. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization’s ‘building back better’ approach advocates capitalizing on the resources and political will elicited by disasters to strengthen national mental health systems. This study explore...

    Authors: Liana E. Chase, Kedar Marahatta, Kripa Sidgel, Sujan Shrestha, Kamal Gautam, Nagendra P. Luitel, Bhogendra Raj Dotel and Reuben Samuel

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:44

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  18. Content type: Debate

    In 1978 Italy implemented Law Number 180, the reform law that blocked all new admissions to public mental hospitals. After 40 years without mental hospitals, we aim at understanding the consequences of the Ita...

    Authors: Corrado Barbui, Davide Papola and Benedetto Saraceno

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:43

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  19. Content type: Research

    Postpartum depression is an important but neglected public health issue in low- and middle-income countries. The aim of this study was to assess postpartum depressive (PPD) symptoms and associated factors in a...

    Authors: Telake Azale, Abebaw Fekadu and Charlotte Hanlon

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:42

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    There is international recognition of the need for service user and caregiver involvement in mental health system strengthening. However, little is known about how best to integrate this approach into the ment...

    Authors: Sisay Abayneh, Heidi Lempp, Jill Manthorpe and Charlotte Hanlon

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:41

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  21. Content type: Research

    In many low- and middle-income countries, faith healing is used alongside biomedical treatment for many health problems including mental disorders. Further, Christianity in Africa has seen much transformation ...

    Authors: Lily N. A. Kpobi and Leslie Swartz

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:40

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  22. Content type: Research

    Health systems in Bangladesh are not fully organized to provide optimal care services to patients with mental health problems. There is both a lack of resources and a disproportional distribution of the availa...

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

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:39

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  23. Content type: Research

    Satisfaction is the psychological state that results from confirmation or disconfirmation of expectations with reality. Patients’ satisfaction is a healthcare recipient’s reaction to salient aspect of the cont...

    Authors: Haftom Desta, Tesfay Berhe and Solomon Hintsa

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:38

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  24. Content type: Short report

    Mental illness can affect anyone irrespective of race, gender or personal characteristics. The study sought to investigate health workers’ Knowledge on Mental Health Legislation in Ghana focusing on the Certif...

    Authors: Reindolf Anokye, Enoch Acheampong, Naomi Gyamfi, Amy Budu-Ainooson and Ernest Appiah Kyei

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:37

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  25. Content type: Research

    Mental health problems represent the greatest global burden of disease among children and adolescents. There is, however, lack of policy development and implementation for child and adolescent mental health (C...

    Authors: Stella Mokitimi, Marguerite Schneider and Petrus J. de Vries

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:36

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  26. Content type: Research

    The UN resolution recommends treating all mentally ill patients with humanity and respect. However, social stigma continues to prevail for patients with schizophrenia. Physical restraint and confinement of the...

    Authors: Nenden Hikmah Laila, Renti Mahkota, Tri Krianto and Siddharudha Shivalli

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:35

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  27. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported an error in note “a” of Table 5.

    Authors: Rie Chiba, Maki Umeda, Kyohei Goto, Yuki Miyamoto, Sosei Yamaguchi and Norito Kawakami

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:34

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:71

  28. Content type: Research

    Exogenous stressors resulting from air pollution can lead to depression and chronic disease. Chinese levels of air pollution are among the highest in the world, and although associated adverse health effects a...

    Authors: Qing Wang and Zhiming Yang

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:33

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  29. Content type: Research

    Outbreaks of mass psychogenic illness (MPI), which are a constellation of physical signs and symptoms suggestive of organic illness with no identifiable causes. MPI has been documented in numerous cultural, et...

    Authors: Moges Ayehu, Misganu Endriyas, Emebet Mekonnen, Mekonen Shiferaw and Tebeje Misganaw

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:31

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  30. Content type: Research

    Recovery-oriented practice is recommended in services for people with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Understanding practitioners’ perceptions of recovery-oriented services may be a key...

    Authors: Eva Brekke, Lars Lien, Kari Nysveen and Stian Biong

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:30

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  31. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors wrote to request that the title of their manuscript be changed from “Analysis of the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service data from 2011...

    Authors: Sang‑Uk Lee, Minah Soh, Vin Ryu, Chul‑Eung Kim, Subin Park, Sungwon Roh, In‑Hwan Oh, Hye‑Young Lee and SungKu Choi

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:32

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:9

  32. Content type: Debate

    This article provides an overview of the current and projected climate change risks and impacts to mental health and provides recommendations for priority actions to address the mental health consequences of c...

    Authors: Katie Hayes, G. Blashki, J. Wiseman, S. Burke and L. Reifels

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:28

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  33. Content type: Research

    Current mental health policy emphasizes the importance of community-based service delivery for people with mental health problems to encompass personal recovery. The aim of this study is to explore how users a...

    Authors: Ingrid Femdal

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:26

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  34. Content type: Research

    Indonesian maternal health policies state that community health workers (CHWs) are responsible for detection and referral of pregnant women and postpartum mothers who might suffer from mental health problems (...

    Authors: Endang R. Surjaningrum, Harry Minas, Anthony F. Jorm and Ritsuko Kakuma

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:27

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  35. Content type: Research

    To promote an effective mental health system, the World Health Organization recommends the involvement of primary care in prevention and treatment of mild diseases and community-based care for serious mental i...

    Authors: Julian Perelman, Pedro Chaves, José Miguel Caldas de Almeida and Maria Ana Matias

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:25

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  36. Content type: Research

    Transgender women are at significant risk of HIV, and they face intersecting barriers to health, social, and legal services. However, data regarding the unique needs and experiences of transgender women are gl...

    Authors: Siyan Yi, Sovannary Tuot, Srean Chhim, Pheak Chhoun, Phalkun Mun and Gitau Mburu

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:24

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  37. Content type: Research

    Suicide and suicide-related behaviours are major public health concerns in Australia and worldwide. One universal intervention that has received an increased focus as a means of preventing suicide is the use o...

    Authors: Maria Ftanou, Jaelea Skehan, Karolina Krysinska, Marc Bryant, Matthew J. Spittal and Jane Pirkis

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:23

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  38. Content type: Review

    Screening children for autism has gained wider acceptance within clinical practice, and early intervention has improved outcomes. Increasingly, adapting an existing screening instrument is a common, fast metho...

    Authors: Turkiya S. Al Maskari, Craig A. Melville and Diane S. Willis

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:22

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  39. Content type: Research

    The higher prevalence of smoking among psychiatric patients is well established. However, gender-specific associations have rarely been the focus of studies among patients with various psychiatric disorders. T...

    Authors: Fahad D. Alosaimi, Mohammed Abalhassan, Bandar Alhaddad, Ebtihaj O. Fallata, Abdulhadi Alhabbad, Rabab Alshenqiti and Mohammed Z. Alassiry

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:21

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  40. Content type: Research

    Although the physical consequences of dengue are well documented, delayed psychological co-morbidities are not well studied to date. Therefore, the objective of the present study was to determine the prevalenc...

    Authors: Nayana Gunathilaka, Miyuru Chandradasa, Layani Champika, Shirom Siriwardana and Lakmini Wijesooriya

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:20

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  41. Content type: Research

    Previous research has shown a link between parental mental illness and adverse development in their offspring. In Norway, it is mandatory for health professionals to identify if patients in adult mental health...

    Authors: Camilla Lauritzen, Anne Berit Kolmannskog and Anette Christine Iversen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:18

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  42. Content type: Research

    Mental health literacy (MHL) refers to an individuals’ knowledge and beliefs about mental disorders that aid their recognition, management, and prevention. This study aims to investigate the MHL of depression ...

    Authors: Quynh Chi Nguyen Thai and Thanh Huong Nguyen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:19

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  43. Content type: Research

    To identify the rate and predictors of utilization of rehabilitation services among people with psychotic disorders in rural communities of Guangxi.

    Authors: Hongye Luo, Edward B. McNeil, Qiming Feng, Hongheng Li, Qiang Chen, Xianjing Qin, Jun Feng and Sawitri Assanangkornchai

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:17

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  44. Content type: Study Protocol

    In an effort to promote greater access to voluntary counseling and testing for HIV, it has become practice in many countries, including South Africa, to establish non-medical testing sites and to de-couple HIV...

    Authors: Jason Bantjes and Ashraf Kagee

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:16

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  45. Content type: Research

    Many children in low and middle income countries (LMIC) are exposed to trauma. Contact with public services are a potential influence on parent–child reactions and coping post-trauma. Little is known about how...

    Authors: Victoria Williamson, Sarah L. Halligan, Bronwyne Coetzee, Ian Butler, Mark Tomlinson, Sarah Skeen and Jackie Stewart

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:15

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  46. Content type: Research

    It is estimated that 8 million of the Chinese adult population had a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Stigma associated with mental illness, which is pervasive in the Chinese cultural context, impacts both persons ...

    Authors: Yin-Ling Irene Wong, Dexia Kong, Lufei Tu and Rosemary Frasso

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:14

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  47. Content type: Research

    Care coordination has been identified as a person-centred response to the difficulty in meeting the needs of people with severe and persistent mental illness and complex needs. This study evaluated the process...

    Authors: Michelle Banfield and Owen Forbes

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:13

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  48. Content type: Research

    Uganda has one of the highest per capita alcohol consumption rates in sub-Saharan Africa. However, the prevalence of alcohol use disorders (AUD) remains unknown in many areas, especially in rural districts. Th...

    Authors: Oliva Nalwadda, Sujit D. Rathod, Juliet Nakku, Crick Lund, Martin Prince and Fred Kigozi

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:12

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  49. Content type: Research

    The treatment gap for mental illness in Nigeria, as in other sub-Saharan countries, is estimated to be around 85%. There is need to prioritise mental health care in low and middle income countries by providing...

    Authors: Julian Eaton, Oye Gureje, Mary De Silva, Taiwo Lateef Sheikh, Ekpe Esien Ekpe, Mohammed Abdulaziz, Asiya Muhammad, Yusuf Akande, Uchechi Onukogu, Theo Onyuku, Jibril Abdulmalik, Woye Fadahunsi, Emeka Nwefoh and Alex Cohen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:11

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