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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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recognised as a leading cause of disability worldwide, yet many countries lack a mental health policy or have an outdated, inappropriate policy.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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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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