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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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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