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  1. Research

    Help seeking and suicidality among people with epilepsy in a rural low income country setting: cross-sectional survey

    Epilepsy is a serious neurological disorder associated with a high level of psychiatric comorbidity. Suicidality is a recognised complication of epilepsy. As part of developing an integrated service for people...

    Ruth Tsigebrhan, Charlotte Hanlon, Girmay Medhin and Abebaw Fekadu

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:44

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  2. Research

    Exploring the potential implementation of a tool to enhance shared decision making (SDM) in mental health services in the United Kingdom: a qualitative exploration of the views of service users, carers and professionals

    As a response to evidence that mental health service users and carers expect greater involvement in decisions about antipsychotic medication choice and prescribing, shared decision-making (SDM) has increasingl...

    Helen Brooks, Kamelia Harris, Penny Bee, Karina Lovell, Anne Rogers and Richard Drake

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:42

    Published on: 28 June 2017

  3. Research

    Patterns of psychiatric admissions and predictors of patient’s outcome in Jimma University Teaching and Referral Hospital: a retrospective study

    Psychiatric morbidity burden accounts 12.45% of the disease admission burden in Ethiopia; only two referral hospitals are found to manage all cases. The aim of this study is to assess the predictors of patient...

    Sinan Tadesse, Abraham Tamirat Gizaw, Getachew Kirose Abraha and Lakew Abebe Gebretsadik

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:41

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  4. Research

    Current situations and future directions for mental health system governance in Nepal: findings from a qualitative study

    Assessing and understanding health systems governance is crucial to ensure accountability and transparency, and to improve the performance of mental health systems. There is a lack of systematic procedures to ...

    Nawaraj Upadhaya, Mark J. D. Jordans, Ruja Pokhrel, Dristy Gurung, Ramesh P. Adhikari, Inge Petersen and Ivan H. Komproe

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:37

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  5. Study Protocol

    Problem Management Plus (PM+) in the management of common mental disorders in a specialized mental healthcare facility in Pakistan; study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed Problem Management Plus (PM+), a 5-session, psychological intervention program delivered by trained non-specialist that addresses common mental disorders. The ...

    Syed Usman Hamdani, Zainab Ahmed, Marit Sijbrandij, Huma Nazir, Aqsa Masood, Parveen Akhtar, Hania Amin, Richard A. Bryant, Katie Dawson, Mark van Ommeren, Atif Rahman and Fareed Aslam Minhas

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:40

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  6. Research

    Health system governance to support scale up of mental health care in Ethiopia: a qualitative study

    Ethiopia is embarking upon a ground-breaking plan to address the high levels of unmet need for mental health care by scaling up mental health care integrated within primary care. Health system governance is ex...

    Charlotte Hanlon, Tigist Eshetu, Daniel Alemayehu, Abebaw Fekadu, Maya Semrau, Graham Thornicroft, Fred Kigozi, Debra Leigh Marais, Inge Petersen and Atalay Alem

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:38

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  7. Research

    Mental distress and associated factors among undergraduate students at the University of Hargeisa, Somaliland: a cross-sectional study

    Mental distress is a common finding among University students. Empirical research has confirmed that the University student population has a higher prevalence of mental disorder than the general population. Ho...

    Liban Hersi, Kenfe Tesfay, Hailay Gesesew, Wolfgang Krahl, Deria Ereg and Markos Tesfaye

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:39

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  8. Review

    What are effective strategies for implementing trauma-informed care in youth inpatient psychiatric and residential treatment settings? A realist systematic review

    Many young people who receive psychiatric care in inpatient or residential settings in North America have experienced various forms of emotional trauma. Moreover, these settings can exacerbate trauma sequelae....

    Stephanie A. Bryson, Emma Gauvin, Ally Jamieson, Melanie Rathgeber, Lorelei Faulkner-Gibson, Sarah Bell, Jana Davidson, Jennifer Russel and Sharlynne Burke

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:36

    Published on: 11 May 2017

  9. Research

    RETRACTED ARTICLE: Correlates, comorbidities, and suicidal tendencies of problematic game use in a national wide sample of Korean adults

    This study aimed to investigate the prevalence, correlates, comorbidities, and suicidal tendencies of problematic game use in a nationally representative sample of Korean adults.

    Subin Park, Hong Jin Jeon, Jung Woo Son, Haesoo Kim and Jin Pyo Hong

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:35

    Published on: 11 May 2017

    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:53

  10. Research

    Common mental disorder and its association with academic performance among Debre Berhan University students, Ethiopia

    Common mental disorder (CMD) is prevalent in industrialized and non-industrialized countries. The prevalence of CMD among university students was 28.8–44.7% and attributed to several risk factors, such as scho...

    Yohannes Gebreegziabhere Haile, Sisay Mulugeta Alemu and Tesfa Dejenie Habtewold

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:34

    Published on: 3 May 2017

  11. Research

    Italian regional health service costs for diagnosis and 1-year treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents

    The main aim of this study was to estimate the costs associated with diagnostic assessment and 1-year therapy in children and adolescents enrolled in 18 ADHD reference centres. Data concerning 1887 children an...

    Gianluigi Casadei, Massimo Cartabia, Laura Reale, Maria Antonella Costantino and Maurizio Bonati

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:33

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  12. Research

    Socio-demographic characteristics, clinical profile and prevalence of existing mental illness among suicide attempters attending emergency services at two hospitals in Hawassa city, South Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

    Suicide is a major public health problem worldwide. It contributes for more than one million deaths each year. Since previous suicidal attempt was considered as the best predictor of future suicide, identifyin...

    Moges Ayehu, Tarekegn Solomon and Kinfe Lemma

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:32

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  13. Research

    Service user and care giver involvement in mental health system strengthening in Nepal: a qualitative study on barriers and facilitating factors

    Service user and caregiver involvement has become an increasingly common strategy to enhance mental health outcomes, and has been incorporated in the mental healthpolicies of many developed nations. However, t...

    Dristy Gurung, Nawaraj Upadhyaya, Jananee Magar, Nir Prakash Giri, Charlotte Hanlon and Mark J. D. Jordans

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:30

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  14. Review

    Physical health policies and metabolic screening in mental health care systems of sub-Saharan African countries: a systematic review

    There is a need for interventions to address the escalating mental health burden in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Addressing physical health needs should have a central role in reducing the burden and facilitating...

    James Mugisha, Marc De Hert, Brendon Stubbs, David Basangwa and Davy Vancampfort

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:31

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  15. Research

    An overview of mental health care system in Kilifi, Kenya: results from an initial assessment using the World Health Organization’s Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems

    Little is known about the state of mental health systems in Kenya. In 2010, Kenya promulgated a new constitution, which devolved national government and the national health system to 47 counties including Kili...

    Mary A. Bitta, Symon M. Kariuki, Eddie Chengo and Charles R. J. C. Newton

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:28

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  16. Research

    Perinatal depression in Nigeria: perspectives of women, family caregivers and health care providers

    Perinatal maternal depression is common and undertreated in many sub-Saharan African countries, including Nigeria. While culture shapes the social determinants and expression of depressive symptoms, there is a...

    Ademola Adeponle, Danielle Groleau, Lola Kola, Laurence J. Kirmayer and Oye Gureje

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:27

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  17. Research

    Predictors of depression among patients receiving treatment for snakebite in General Hospital, Kaltungo, Gombe State, Nigeria: August 2015

    Snakebite though neglected, affects 5 million people yearly. More neglected is the psychological effect of envenomation. We determined prevalence and pattern of depression among patients admitted into snakebit...

    Abdulaziz Muhammed, Mahmood M. Dalhat, Babalola O. Joseph, Abubakar Ahmed, Patrick Nguku, Gabriele Poggensee, Mukthar Adeiza, Garba I. Yahya, Muhammad Hamza, Zaiyad G. Habib, Abisola M. Oladimeji, Abdulsalam Nasidi, Abubakar Balla, Ibrahim Nashabaru, Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, Ahmad M. Yakasai…

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:26

    Published on: 13 April 2017

  18. Research

    Family reintegration of homeless in Maputo and Matola: a descriptive study

    Homelessness is a global and local social problem with underestimated prevalence. It has been shown to increase the risk of mental illness, raising concerns from mental health providers about the need for effe...

    Lídia Gouveia, Honório Massanganhe, Flávio Mandlate, Dirceu Mabunda, Wilza Fumo, Ana Olga Mocumbi and Jair de Jesus Mari

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:25

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  19. Research

    “Making the Mentally Ill Count”, lessons from a Health and Demographic Surveillance System for people with mental and neurological disorders in the Kintampo districts of Ghana

    Persons with mental and neurological disorders (PMNDs) are among the most marginalised groups in developing countries, as they are socially excluded and overlooked in most developmental efforts. Due to high le...

    Kenneth A. Ae-Ngibise, Edward Adiibokah, Obed Ernest A. Nettey, Solomon Nyame, Victor Christian Korley Doku, Kwaku Poku Asante and Seth Owusu-Agyei

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:22

    Published on: 13 March 2017

  20. Research

    Worldwide research productivity in the field of psychiatry

    The field of psychiatry has seen significant progress in recent years due to worldwide contributions. National productivity, however, in the field of psychiatry is still unclear. In our study, we investigated ...

    Jinghua Zhang, Xiaoou Chen, Xin Gao, Huizeng Yang, Zhong Zhen, Qingwei Li, Yiqun Lin and Xiyan Zhao

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:20

    Published on: 14 February 2017

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