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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. to compare the pre and post hysterectomy mental ill health (MIH) status and also, to determine whether there is any association with the surgical indication.

    Authors: Michael A Okunlola, Celestine Umuerri, Olayinka O Omigbodun, Imran O Morhason-Bello, Stella N Okonkwo and Oladosu A Ojengbede

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2009 3:18

    Content type: Research

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  20. In Switzerland, a total of 1'000 patients a year are treated for alcohol-dependence in specialized institutions. Though the current literature suggests favoring outpatient treatment, whether outpatient or inpa...

    Authors: Astrid Rossegger, Anne Keller, Michael Odenwald and Jérôme Endrass

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2009 3:16

    Content type: Research

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  21. Mental health has been integrated in the primary health care program in small cities and villages of Iran in a national level since the late 1980s. We performed a systematic review of literature to investigate...

    Authors: Naghmeh Mansouri, Banafsheh Gharaee, Seyed Vahid Shariat, Jafar Bolhari, Reza Yousefi Nooraie, Afarin Rahimi-Movaghar and Narges Alirezaie

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2009 3:15

    Content type: Review

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  22. Screening for psychiatric disorders in primary care can improve the detection rate and helps in preventing grave consequences of unrecognised and untreated psychiatric morbidity. This is relevant to the Malays...

    Authors: Ruzanna ZamZam, Maniam Thambu, Marhani Midin, Khairani Omar and Pervesh Kaur

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2009 3:13

    Content type: Research

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  23. A serious health and human rights crisis is unfolding in Indonesia. Media reports in the Jakarta press have highlighted the high death rates in shelters for people with mental illness that are run by the Jakar...

    Authors: Harry Minas

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2009 3:12

    Content type: Editorial

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  30. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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