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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research

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  3. 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

    Content type: Debate

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Review

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  10. 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

    Content type: Editorial

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