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  1. Content type: Research

    Depressive disorders are highly prevalent and of significant societal burden. In fall 2004, the 'Alberta Depression Initiative' (ADI) research program was formed with a mission to enhance the mental health of ...

    Authors: Craig Mitton, Carol E Adair, Emily McKenzie, Scott Patten, Brenda Waye-Perry and Neale Smith

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2009 3:11

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  2. Content type: Research

    Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training was developed in Australia to teach members of the public how to give initial help to someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis situation. ...

    Authors: Len G Kanowski, Anthony F Jorm and Laura M Hart

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2009 3:10

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    The VELO study is a comparative study of two Community Mental Health Centres (CMHC) in Northern Norway. The CMHCs are organized differently: one has no local inpatient unit, the other has three. Both CMHCs use...

    Authors: Svein Bjorbekkmo, Lars H Myklebust, Reidun Olstad, Stian Molvik, Asle Nymann and Knut Sørgaard

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2009 3:9

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  4. Content type: Research

    Little is known about the impact of psychological support in war and transcultural contexts and in particular, whether there are lasting benefits. Here, we present an evaluation of the late effect of post-rape...

    Authors: Sarah Hustache, Marie-Rose Moro, Jacky Roptin, Renato Souza, Grégoire Magloire Gansou, Alain Mbemba, Thomas Roederer, Rebecca F Grais, Valérie Gaboulaud and Thierry Baubet

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2009 3:7

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  5. Content type: Research

    Psychosocial and mental health needs in the aftermath of conflict and disaster have attracted substantial attention. In the Solomon Islands, the conceptualisation of mental health, for several decades regarded...

    Authors: Ilse Blignault, Anne Bunde-Birouste, Jan Ritchie, Derrick Silove and Anthony B Zwi

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2009 3:6

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  6. Content type: Short report

    Examination of consultation data in a variety of primary care settings in Tanzania shows that, while psychoses are routinely diagnosed and treated at primary care level, depression is rarely recorded as a reas...

    Authors: Joseph Mbatia, Ajit Shah and Rachel Jenkins

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2009 3:5

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  7. Content type: Short report

    Several recent studies have reported a significant increase in medical emergency department (ED) use for reasons of mental health. The diagnostic profile of these patients however differs from that usually des...

    Authors: Michel Paradis, Carolyn Woogh, Dany Marcotte and Yves Chaput

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2009 3:3

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  8. Content type: Research

    Mental health problems are a major public health concern worldwide. Evidence shows that African communities, including Uganda, use both modern and traditional healing systems. There is limited literature about...

    Authors: Catherine Abbo, Solvig Ekblad, Paul Waako, Elialilia Okello, Wilson Muhwezi and Seggane Musisi

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2008 2:16

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  9. Content type: Research

    This study examines pathways to psychiatric care in Japan using the same method as the collaborative study carried out in 1991 under the auspices of the World Health Organization.

    Authors: Daisuke Fujisawa, Naoki Hashimoto, Yayoi Masamune-Koizumi, Kotaro Otsuka, Masaru Tateno, Gaku Okugawa, Atsuo Nakagawa, Ryoko Sato, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Eita Tonai, Kosuke Yoshida, Takatoshi Mori, Hidehiko Takahashi, Soichiro Sato, Hiroyasu Igimi, Yoshibumi Waseda…

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2008 2:14

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  10. Content type: Research

    The aim of this paper is to assess the mental health system in Brazil in relation to the human resources and the services available to the population.

    Authors: Mario D Mateus, Jair J Mari, Pedro GG Delgado, Naomar Almeida-Filho, Thomas Barrett, Jeronimo Gerolin, Samuel Goihman, Denise Razzouk, Jorge Rodriguez, Renata Weber, Sergio B Andreoli and Shekhar Saxena

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2008 2:12

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  11. Content type: Research

    Community care of the chronic mentally ill has always been prevalent in India, largely due to family involvement and unavailability of institutions. In the 80s, a few mental health clinics became operational i...

    Authors: Rangawsamy Thara, Ramachandran Padmavati, Jothy R Aynkran and Sujit John

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2008 2:11

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  12. Content type: Research

    The aim of this paper is to evaluate the effectiveness of community Mental Health Departments in Lombardy (Italy), and analyse the eventual differences in outcome produced by different packages of care. The su...

    Authors: Emiliano Monzani, Arcadio Erlicher, Antonio Lora, Piergiorgio Lovaglio and Giorgio Vittadini

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2008 2:10

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  13. Content type: Research

    The psychiatric emergency service (PES) is a major hub in the mental health care delivery system. The aim of this study was to more precisely define what psychiatrists consider to be a psychiatric emergency an...

    Authors: Yves Chaput, Michel Paradis, Lucie Beaulieu and Édith Labonté

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2008 2:9

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  14. Content type: Research

    A number of studies have been undertaken with the aim of considering the utility of mental health classification systems from the perspective of a variety of stakeholders. There is a lack of research on how us...

    Authors: Tess Moeke-Maxwell, Debra Wells and Graham W Mellsop

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2008 2:7

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  15. Content type: Debate

    A project is a temporary endeavour undertaken to create a product or service. Projects are frequently used for the testing and development of new approaches in social work. Projects can receive grants from cen...

    Authors: Morten Hesse

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2008 2:6

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  16. Content type: Research

    Social support programs are a critical component of care for psychiatric patients living in community or residential settings. There is little information, however, on how to optimally deliver these services i...

    Authors: Hiroaki Miyata, Hisateru Tachimori and Tadashi Takeshima

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2008 2:5

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  17. Content type: Review

    This paper proposes that stigma in relation to people with mental illness can be understood as a combination of problems of knowledge (ignorance), attitudes (prejudice) and behaviour (discrimination). From a l...

    Authors: Graham Thornicroft, Elaine Brohan, Aliya Kassam and Elanor Lewis-Holmes

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2008 2:3

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  18. Content type: Research

    Guidelines for how a member of the public should give first aid to a person who is becoming psychotic have been developed for English-speaking countries. However, these guidelines may not be appropriate for us...

    Authors: Anthony F Jorm, Harry Minas, Robyn L Langlands and Claire M Kelly

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2008 2:2

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  19. Content type: Short report

    Cotard's syndrome is a rare syndrome, characterized by the presence of nihilistic delusions. The syndrome is typically related to depression and is mostly found in middle-aged or older people. A few cases have...

    Authors: Zaid A Wani, Abdul W Khan, Aijaz A Baba, Hayat A Khan, Qurat-ul Ain Wani and Rayeesa Taploo

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2008 2:1

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  20. Content type: Research

    Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in Western countries and is related to increased morbidity and mortality from medical conditions and decreased quality of life. The sociodemographic factor...

    Authors: Noori Akhtar-Danesh and Janet Landeen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2007 1:4

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  21. Content type: Editorial

    The global situation for people with mental illness – in developing and developed countries – is dire. Legislative and human rights protections are frequently lacking. Mental health budgets are inadequate. The...

    Authors: Harry Minas and Alex Cohen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2007 1:1

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  22. Content type: Commentary

    Recent developments, including experience related to the development of WHO's World Health Report 2001, the WHO Atlas and the DCP Project related to Mental, Neurological, Developmental and Substance Abuse Diso...

    Authors: Benedetto Saraceno

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2007 1:2

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