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  1. Content type: Research

    The Zanzibar Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, concerned about mental health in the country, requested technical assistance from WHO in 1997.

    Authors: Rachel Jenkins, Mahmoud Mussa, Suleiman A Haji, Mohammed S Haji, Ahmed Salim, Said Suleiman, Alya S Riyami, Abdul Wakil and Joseph Mbatia

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:6

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    Mental health facilities in Uganda remain underutilized, despite efforts to decentralize the services. One of the possible explanations for this is the help-seeking behaviours of people with mental health prob...

    Authors: James R Nsereko, Dorothy Kizza, Fred Kigozi, Joshua Ssebunnya, Sheila Ndyanabangi, Alan J Flisher and Sara Cooper

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:5

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    Adolescence is the peak age of onset for mental illness, with half of all people who will ever have a mental illness experiencing their first episode prior to 18 years of age. Early onset of mental illness is ...

    Authors: Claire M Kelly, Johanna M Mithen, Julie A Fischer, Betty A Kitchener, Anthony F Jorm, Adrian Lowe and Chris Scanlan

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:4

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  4. Content type: Short report

    Mental health problems in women during pregnancy and after childbirth and their adverse consequences for child health and development have received sustained detailed attention in high-income countries. In con...

    Authors: Jane RW Fisher, Meena Cabral de Mello, Takashi Izutsu and Tuan Tran

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:2

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    Several countries have established or are planning acute psychiatric in-patient services that accept around-the-clock emergency admission of adolescents. Our aim was to investigate the characteristics and clin...

    Authors: Ketil Hanssen-Bauer, Sonja Heyerdahl, Trond Hatling, Gunnar Jensen, Pål Marius Olstad, Tormod Stangeland and Tarje Tinderholt

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:1

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  6. Content type: Research

    There are many sources of information for mental health indicators but we lack a comprehensive classification and hierarchy to improve their use in mental health planning. This study aims at developing a preli...

    Authors: Luis Salvador-Carulla, José Alberto Salinas-Pérez, Manuel Martín, Mont-serrat Grané, Karina Gibert, Miquel Roca and Antonio Bulbena

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:29

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  7. Content type: Research

    This paper is based on data gathered from a 2006 survey of 1,098 "street children" in Northern Tanzania. It examines the role that school may play in preventing the migration of vulnerable youth to become home...

    Authors: Robert Henley, Kate McAlpine, Mario Mueller and Stefan Vetter

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:28

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  8. Content type: Research

    To investigate whether the long term lease of public hospital owned land could be an additional financing mechanism for Greek public (mental) health hospitals.

    Authors: Anastasios Rentoumis, Nikolaos Mantzoufas, Gavriil Kouris, Christina Golna and Kyriakos Souliotis

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:27

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  9. Content type: Research

    People who suffer from mental illness, the professionals who treat them, and indeed the actual concept of mental illness are all stigmatised in public perception and often receive very negative publicity. This...

    Authors: Sabah Sadik, Marie Bradley, Saad Al-Hasoon and Rachel Jenkins

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:26

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  10. Content type: Research

    Australian General Practitioners have been beneficiaries of extensive training in mental health care delivery over the last few years but less so other workers who support those with mental illness. Training i...

    Authors: Annette L Graham, John Julian and Graham Meadows

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:25

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  11. Content type: Research

    Mental illnesses are increasingly recognised as a leading cause of disability worldwide, yet many countries lack a mental health policy or have an outdated, inappropriate policy. This paper explores the develo...

    Authors: Maye A Omar, Andrew T Green, Philippa K Bird, Tolib Mirzoev, Alan J Flisher, Fred Kigozi, Crick Lund, Jason Mwanza and Angela L Ofori-Atta

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:24

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  12. Content type: Research

    The prevalence of tobacco use among individuals with mental illness remains a serious public health concern. Tobacco control has received little attention in community mental health despite the fact that many ...

    Authors: Joy L Johnson, Barbara M Moffat and Leslie A Malchy

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:23

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  13. Content type: Research

    From January to May, 2009, a population of 300,000 in the Vanni, northern Sri Lanka underwent multiple displacements, deaths, injuries, deprivation of water, food, medical care and other basic needs caught bet...

    Authors: Daya Somasundaram

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:22

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  14. Content type: Research

    Despite the 1991 reforms of the health system in Zambia, mental health is still given low priority. This is evident from the fragmented manner in which mental health services are provided in the country and th...

    Authors: Lonia Mwape, Alice Sikwese, Augustus Kapungwe, Jason Mwanza, Alan Flisher, Crick Lund and Sara Cooper

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:21

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  15. Content type: Short report

    Although most donor and development agency attention is focussed on communicable diseases in Kenya, the importance of non-communicable diseases including mental health and mental illness is increasingly appare...

    Authors: David Kiima and Rachel Jenkins

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:19

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  16. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to investigate in members of the Chinese community in Melbourne the impact of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training on knowledge about mental disorders and on attitudes to people wi...

    Authors: Angus YK Lam, Anthony F Jorm and Daniel FK Wong

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:18

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  17. Content type: Research

    Following a situation appraisal in 2001, a six year mental health reform programme (Egymen) 2002-7 was initiated by an Egyptian-Finnish bilateral aid project at the request of a former Egyptian minister of hea...

    Authors: Rachel Jenkins, Ahmed Heshmat, Nasser Loza, Inkeri Siekkonen and Eman Sorour

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:17

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  18. Content type: Research

    Torture continues to be a global problem and there is a need for prevention and rehabilitation efforts. There is little available data on torture survivors from studies designed and conducted by health profess...

    Authors: Helen McColl, Craig Higson-Smith, Sarah Gjerding, Mostafa H Omar, Basma Abdel Rahman, Mona Hamed, Aida S El Dawla, Miriam Fredericks, Nicole Paulsen, Gugu Shabalala, Carmen Low-Shang, Fernando Valadez Perez, Liliana S Colin, Aurora D Hernandez, Eliomara Lavaire, Arely PA Zuñiga…

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:16

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  19. Content type: Research

    Few psychosocial and mental health care systems have been reported for children affected by political violence in low- and middle income settings and there is a paucity of research-supported recommendations. T...

    Authors: Mark JD Jordans, Wietse A Tol, Ivan H Komproe, Dessy Susanty, Anavarathan Vallipuram, Prudence Ntamatumba, Amin C Lasuba and Joop TVM de Jong

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:15

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  20. Content type: Research

    There is scant knowledge of the involvement of developing country pharmacists in mental healthcare. The objectives of this study were: to examine the existing role of Ghanaian community and hospital pharmacist...

    Authors: Frances T Owusu-Daaku, Afia FA Marfo and Edmund A Boateng

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:14

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  21. Content type: Research

    In Sri Lanka, behavioural problems have grown to epidemic proportions accounting second highest category of mental health problems among children. Early identification of behavioural problems in children is an...

    Authors: Diana C Samarakkody, Dulitha N Fernando, Hemamali Perera, Roderick J McClure and Hiranthi De Silva

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:13

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  22. Content type: Research

    Limited evidence about mental health finances in low and middle-income countries is a key challenge to mental health care policy initiatives. This study aimed to map mental health finances in Ghana, Uganda, In...

    Authors: Shoba Raja, Sarah K Wood, Victoria de Menil and Saju C Mannarath

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:11

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  23. Content type: Research

    Mental ill health, especially depression, is recognised as an important health concern, potentially with greater impact in rural communities. This paper reports on a project, Coach the Coach, in which Australi...

    Authors: David Pierce, Siaw-Teng Liaw, Jennifer Dobell and Rosemary Anderson

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:10

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  24. Content type: Short report

    Mental health policy is needed to set the strategy and direction for the provision of mental health services in a country. Policy formulation does not occur in a vacuum, however, but is influenced by local and...

    Authors: Florence A Muga and Rachel Jenkins

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:9

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  25. Content type: Research

    The goal of this study was to collect information to inform the design of a mental health response following the massive December 2004 earthquake and tsunami in Aceh and North Sumatra, Indonesia. As well as ex...

    Authors: I Irmansyah, Suryo Dharmono, Albert Maramis and Harry Minas

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:8

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  26. Content type: Research

    The notion of stress in connection with the work environment became an important topic during the 1970's, when the first studies on the subject were published and the term of work stress was first coined. In 1...

    Authors: Jose Miguel Tricas Moreno, Carlos Salavera Bordas, Ma Orosia Lucha Lopez, Concepcion Vidal Peracho, Ana Carmen Lucha Lopez, Elena Estebanez de Miguel and Luis Bernues Vazquez

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:7

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  27. Content type: Research

    Australia's public access residential early parenting services provide programs to assist parents who self-refer, to care for their infants and young children. Treatment programs target infant feeding and slee...

    Authors: Heather J Rowe and Jane RW Fisher

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:6

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  28. Content type: Research

    There are few reports on the effects of extensive decentralization of mental health services. We investigated the total patterns of utilization in a local-bed model and a central-bed model.

    Authors: Lars H Myklebust, Knut W Sørgaard, Svein Bjorbekkmo, Martin R Eisemann and Reidun Olstad

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:5

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  29. Content type: Research

    The study aims to determine the incidence of suicide attempt, describe the methods used, and assess use of health care services including mental health care after suicide attempt in a rural area of Vietnam.

    Authors: Tuan V Nguyen, Christina Dalman, Thien C Le, Thiem V Nguyen, Nghi V Tran and Peter Allebeck

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:3

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  30. Content type: Research

    Psychological therapies especially Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) are used widely in the West to help patients with psychiatric problems. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy has an established evidence base for the...

    Authors: Farooq Naeem, Mary Gobbi, Muhammad Ayub and David Kingdon

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:2

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  31. Content type: Research

    The Ugandan government recognizes mental health as a serious public health and development concern, and has of recent implemented a number of reforms aimed at strengthening the country's mental health system. ...

    Authors: Fred Kigozi, Joshua Ssebunnya, Dorothy Kizza, Sara Cooper and Sheila Ndyanabangi

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:1

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  32. Content type: Research

    Over the last decades mental health services in most industrialised countries have been characterised by de-institutionalisation and different kinds of redistribution of patients. This article will examine the...

    Authors: Per Bernhard Pedersen and Arnulf Kolstad

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2009 3:28

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  33. Content type: Research

    Collaborative, culturally safe services that integrate clinical approaches with traditional Aboriginal healing have been hailed as promising approaches to ameliorate the high rates of mental health problems in...

    Authors: Marion A Maar, Barbara Erskine, Lorrilee McGregor, Tricia L Larose, Mariette E Sutherland, Douglas Graham, Marjory Shawande and Tammy Gordon

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2009 3:27

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  34. Content type: Research

    Mental fitness for work is the ability of workers to perform their work without risks for themselves or others. Mental fitness was a neglected area of practice and research. Mental ill health at work seems to ...

    Authors: Yasser A Elsayed, Mohamed A Al-Zahrani and Mahmoud M Rashad

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2009 3:25

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  35. Content type: Research

    Common mental health problems are prevalent in prison and the quality of prison health care provision for prisoners with mental health problems has been a focus of critical scrutiny. Currently, health policy a...

    Authors: Robert A Bowen, Anne Rogers and Jennifer Shaw

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2009 3:24

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  36. Content type: Research

    Within the context of a biopsychosocial model of the treatment of depressive episodes, a multidisciplinary approach is needed. Clinical pathways have been developed and implemented in hospitals to support mult...

    Authors: Franciska A Desplenter, Gert M Laekeman and Steven R Simoens

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2009 3:23

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  37. Content type: Research

    Recent corpus of research suggests that psychiatric disorders amongst adolescents and youths are an emerging global challenge, but there is paucity of studies exploring health services utilization by this age ...

    Authors: Asya A Al Riyami, Samir H Al Adawi, Hilal A Al Kharusi, Magdi M Morsi and Sanjay S Jaju

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2009 3:22

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  38. Content type: Short report

    Trauma from war and violence has led to psychological disorders in individuals living in the Gaza strip and West Bank. Few reports are available on the psychiatric disorders seen in children and adolescents or...

    Authors: Emmanuelle Espié, Valérie Gaboulaud, Thierry Baubet, German Casas, Yoram Mouchenik, Oliver Yun, Rebecca F Grais and Marie Rose Moro

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2009 3:21

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  39. Content type: Research

    Every psychiatrist must pay careful attention to avoid violating human rights when initiating coercive treatments such as seclusion and restraint. However, these interventions are indispensable in clinical psy...

    Authors: Masaru Tateno, Kanna Sugiura, Kumi Uehara, Daisuke Fujisawa, Yueren Zhao, Naoki Hashimoto, Hidehiko Takahashi, Naofumi Yoshida, Takahiro Kato, Wakako Nakano, Yosuke Wake, Tomohiro Shirasaka, Seiju Kobayashi and Soichiro Sato

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2009 3:20

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  40. Content type: Research

    The aim of this project was to investigate in members of the Vietnamese community in Melbourne the impact of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training on attitudes to people with mental illness and on knowledge ...

    Authors: Harry Minas, Erminia Colucci and Anthony F Jorm

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2009 3:19

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