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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    The resource group method provides a structure to facilitate patients’ empowerment and recovery processes, and to systematically engage significant others in treatment and care. A patient chooses members of a ...

    Authors: Cathelijn D. Tjaden, Cornelis L. Mulder, Jaap van Weeghel, Philippe Delespaul, Rene Keet, Stynke Castelein, Jenny Boumans, Eva Leeman, Ulf Malm and Hans Kroon

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:15

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  2. Content type: Research

    Primary health care is still peripheral in the identification and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders in the Russian Federation. However, the development of primary health services has been ...

    Authors: Grigory Rezvy, Elena Andreeva, Nadezhda Ryzhkova, Vera Yashkovich and Tore Sørlie

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:14

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  3. Content type: Research

    Depression and heart disease are an important public-health problem. Depression is one of the most prevalent and disabling psychiatric disorders with more than three times increased risk among patients with ca...

    Authors: Halima Umer, Alemayehu Negash, Mengesha Birkie and Asmare Belete

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:13

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  4. Content type: Case Study

    The World Mental Health-Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI) 3.0, originally in English, is a fully-structured interview designed for the assessment of mental disorders. Although Arabic translat...

    Authors: Mona Shahab, Feda Al‐Tuwaijri, Noha Kattan, Lisa Bilal, Sanaa Hyder, Zeina Mneimneh, Yu-chieh Lin, AbdulHameed Al-Habeeb, Abdullah Al-Subaie, Abdulrahman Binmuammar and Yasmin Altwaijri

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:12

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  5. Content type: Research

    Depression in HIV/AIDS children not only worsens the progression and outcome of illness, but also impacts their quality of life, having a negative influence on society. The present study was conducted from a p...

    Authors: Enpeng Zhou, Zhengxue Qiao, Yuewu Cheng, Jiawei Zhou, Wenbo Wang, Mingzhe Zhao, Xiaohui Qiu, Lin Wang, Xuejia Song, Erying Zhao, Ruopeng Wang, Xueyan Zhao, Yanjie Yang and Xiuxian Yang

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:10

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  6. Content type: Case Study

    Since the introduction of the Mental Health Act (MHA) in 1995, mental health services have expanded at the community level in Korea. While community facilities for mental health have grown considerably, large ...

    Authors: Yong-Chang Heo, Sang Kyoung Kahng and Sungyong Kim

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:9

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  7. Content type: Research

    Systematic efforts to improve the quality, safety and value of health care have increased over the last decades. Even so, it is hard to choose priorities and to know when the desired results are reached, espec...

    Authors: Mikael Selvin, Kjerstin Almqvist, Lars Kjellin, Lars-Olov Lundqvist and Agneta Schröder

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:8

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  8. Content type: Research

    Depression in healthy person without cardiac disease has been associated with the development of coronary artery disease and cardiovascular disease also risk factor for development of depression. This has deva...

    Authors: Asmare Belete, Alemayehu Negash and Mengesha Birkie

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:7

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    While considerable progress is being made to understand the health and self-management needs of youth with mental health disorders, little attention has focused on the mental health and recovery needs that the...

    Authors: Skye P. Barbic, Adelena Leon, Ian Manion, Sarah Irving, Rebecca Zivanovic, Emily Jenkins, Shelly Ben-David, Pouya Azar, Amy Salmon, Carolyn Helps, Stephanie Gillingham, Tara Beaulieu, Rachal Pattison, Corinne Talon, Oluseyi Oyedele, Karen Tee…

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:6

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  10. Content type: Research

    Mental, neurological and substance use disorders are highly prevalent in Ethiopia which are known to result in substantial disability. Improving the knowledge, attitude and practice of the primary health care ...

    Authors: Eftu Ahmed, Hailu Merga and Fessahaye Alemseged

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:5

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  11. Content type: Research

    With the implicit neglect for the integration of mental health services into general health service development in South Africa, there is an urgent need for an understanding of the ways in which existing refor...

    Authors: Sumaiyah Docrat, Crick Lund and Dan Chisholm

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:4

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  12. Content type: Research

    Hospital nurses are exposed to various work-related factors that may be associated with increased risk of developing different mental disorders. Empirical evidence on the prevalence and correlates of individua...

    Authors: Thi Thu Thuy Tran, Ngoc Bich Nguyen, Mai Anh Luong, Thi Hai Anh Bui, Thi Dung Phan, Van Oanh Tran, Thi Huyen Ngo, Harry Minas and Thuy Quynh Nguyen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:3

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  13. Content type: Research

    Suicide is a critical global health issue. Japan has had a high suicide rate for the last 12 decades. In 2007, the Japanese Central Government Office issued the “General Principles of Suicide Prevention Policy...

    Authors: Naohiro Yonemoto, Yoshitaka Kawashima, Kaori Endo and Mitsuhiko Yamada

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:2

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  14. Content type: Research

    Care assistant workers as a new pattern of care providers in China play an important role in bridging the mental health treatment gap. Stigma and discrimination against people with mental disorders among care ...

    Authors: Jie Li, Yu Fan, Hua-Qing Zhong, Xiao-Ling Duan, Wen Chen, Sara Evans-Lacko and Graham Thornicroft

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:1

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  15. Content type: Research

    Changes in Norwegian law and health policy require all health professionals to help safeguard the provision of information and follow-up for the children of parents with mental or physical illness, or substanc...

    Authors: Bjørg Eva Skogøy, Darryl Maybery, Torleif Ruud, Knut Sørgaard, Gro Christensen Peck, Elin Kufås, Kristin Stavnes, Eivind Thorsen and Terje Ogden

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:77

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  16. Content type: Research

    Psychotherapy and mental health services in Nairobi’s public hospitals are increasing. Rather than prematurely imposing psychotherapy protocols developed in Western countries to Kenya, we argue that first stud...

    Authors: Manasi Kumar, Mary Wangari Kuria, Caleb Joseph Othieno and Fredrik Falkenström

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:76

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  17. Content type: Research

    In spite of the pronounced adverse economic consequences of mental, neurological, and substance use disorders on households in most low- and middle-income countries, service coverage and financial protection f...

    Authors: J. Ssebunnya, S. Kangere, J. Mugisha, S. Docrat, D. Chisholm, C. Lund and F. Kigozi

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:74

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  18. Content type: Research

    Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is a highly prevalent and debilitating psychiatric disorder known to interfere with several life domains. Yet little is known about the subjective experiences of living with...

    Authors: Kirsten Celeste Kohler, Bronwynè Jo’sean Coetzee and Christine Lochner

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:73

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  19. Content type: Research

    Schizophrenia is one of the leading public health issues in psychiatry and imposes a heavy financial burden on the healthcare systems. This study aims to report the direct medical costs and the associated fact...

    Authors: Hui Zhang, Yuming Sun, Donglan Zhang, Chao Zhang and Gang Chen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:72

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  20. Content type: Research

    In Vietnam, the mental health care infrastructure is on the verge of transformation with an increase in the demand for access to adequate and effective mental health care services. Public attitudes towards men...

    Authors: Kerem Böge, Eric Hahn, Tien Duc Cao, Lukas Marian Fuchs, Lara Kim Martensen, Georg Schomerus, Michael Dettling, Matthias Angermeyer, Van Tuan Nguyen and Thi Minh Tam Ta

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:70

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  21. Content type: Research

    Youth-friendly health care services can facilitate young people’s access to health care services and promote their health, including their mental health. In Sweden, a network of youth health centers exist sinc...

    Authors: Isabel Goicolea, Cecilia Hultstrand Ahlin, Anna-Karin Waenerlund, Bruno Marchal, Monica Christianson, Maria Wiklund, Anna-Karin Hurtig and Miguel San Sebastian

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:69

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  22. Content type: Research

    Perinatal depression is associated with negative effects on child behavioural, cognitive and emotional development, birth outcomes, and physical growth. In India, increased priority accorded to mental health p...

    Authors: Sujit D. Rathod, Simone Honikman, Charlotte Hanlon and Rahul Shidhaye

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:68

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  23. Content type: Commentary

    Access to psychological treatments has been defined by Gulliford as comprising supply, effectiveness, equity and uptake. In the UK, a recent national programme “Improving Access to Psychological Treatments” ha...

    Authors: June S. L. Brown

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:67

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  24. Content type: Research

    To evaluate the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of implementing a peer-based, multi-component mental health program in the Australian coal mining industry.

    Authors: Ross J. Tynan, Carole James, Robyn Considine, Jaelea Skehan, Jorgen Gullestrup, Terry J. Lewin, John Wiggers and Brian J. Kelly

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:66

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  25. Content type: Review

    Pathways to care are actions and strategies employed by individuals in order to get help for health-related distress and the related processes of care providers. On several systematic reviews regarding pathway...

    Authors: Carlos Eduardo Amaral, Rosana Onocko-Campos, Pedro Renan Santos de Oliveira, Mariana Barbosa Pereira, Éllen Cristina Ricci, Mayrá Lobato Pequeno, Bruno Emerich, Roseléia Carneiro dos Santos and Graham Thornicroft

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:65

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  26. Content type: Research

    Early distinguishing the cognitive impairment from healthy population is crucial to delay the progression of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer disease (AD). Test Your Memory (TYM) has been proved t...

    Authors: Xuemei Li, Shengfa Zhang, Jinsui Zhang, Jingru Zhu, Huan He, Yurong Zhang, Weijun Zhang and Donghua Tian

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:64

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  27. Content type: Research

    Non-specialists’ involvement in mental health care is encouraged in the field of global mental health to address the treatment gap caused by mental illness, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Whil...

    Authors: Jessica Spagnolo, François Champagne, Nicole Leduc, Michèle Rivard, Myra Piat, Marc Laporta, Wahid Melki and Fatma Charfi

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:63

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  28. Content type: Research

    Mental health problems among trafficked persons could be the result of concomitantly interwoven effects of various factors. Analyzing the networked relationships concurrently could be a more substantive approa...

    Authors: Lemma Derseh Gezie, Alemayehu Worku Yalew, Yigzaw Kebede Gete, Telake Azale, Tilman Brand and Hajo Zeeb

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:62

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  29. Content type: Research

    In Eritrea, highly centralized mental health care services and lack of trained psychiatric personnel at primary health care units remain a challenge to the mental health care system. These problems can be mini...

    Authors: Tesfit Brhane Netsereab, Meron Mehari Kifle, Robel Berhane Tesfagiorgis, Sara Ghebremichael Habteab, Yosan Kahsay Weldeabzgi and Okbazghi Zaid Tesfamariam

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:61

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  30. Content type: Research

    Despite advances in our understanding of what mental health systems and services can do to enhance recovery and wellbeing outcomes for people seeking support, there is limited evidence demonstrating that this ...

    Authors: Keren E. Wolstencroft, Frank P. Deane, Cara L. Jones, Adam Zimmermann and Merrilee Cox

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:60

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  31. Content type: Research

    In recent years the use of peer specialists in the delivery of mental health of care across the US has increased. Although data on the benefits of using peer specialists is limited and/or equivocal, states are...

    Authors: Daniel Castellanos, Mayte Capo, Diana Valderrama, Melissa Jean-Francois and Aniuska Luna

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:59

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  32. Content type: Review

    Forensic psychiatric care must be provided within the least restrictive setting possible, whilst simultaneously maintaining appropriate levels of security. This presents particular challenges for the design of...

    Authors: Allan Seppänen, Iida Törmänen, Christopher Shaw and Harry Kennedy

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:58

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  33. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization developed the Mental Health Gap Action Programme Intervention Guide (mhGAP-IG) as guidelines for innovative utilization of available resources in low- and middle-income countries ...

    Authors: Victoria N. Mutiso, Isaiah Gitonga, Abednego Musau, Christine W. Musyimi, Eric Nandoya, Tahilia J. Rebello, Kathleen M. Pike and David M. Ndetei

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:57

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  34. Content type: Research

    Mental illness acts as a barrier to accessing and obtaining effective medical care. It has been shown that out of hours services are an important first stop for emergency care for people experiencing mental he...

    Authors: C. Collins, M. T. O’Shea, J. Cunniffe and P. Finegan

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:56

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  35. Content type: Correction

    In the original version of this article [1], the reference 33 was published incorrectly. The corrected reference is given below:

    Authors: Marit Sijbrandij, Richard A. Bryant, Alison Schafer, Katie S. Dawson, Dorothy Anjuri, Lincoln Ndogoni, Jeannette Ulate, Syed Usman Hamdani and Mark van Ommeren

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:55

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:44

  36. Content type: Case study

    Dealing with psychological and study skill difficulties can present a challenge for both Higher Education (HE) students, who suffer from them, but also for HE Institutions and their support services. Alternati...

    Authors: Alexia Barrable, Marietta Papadatou-Pastou and Patapia Tzotzoli

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:54

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  37. Content type: Correction

    In the original version of this article [1], the reference 35 was published incorrectly. The corrected reference is given below:

    Authors: 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

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:53

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:40

  38. Content type: Research

    Early adolescence is considered a critical period for the development of chronic and recurrent medically unexplained symptoms (MUS), and referrals and system-initiated patient trajectories often lead to an exc...

    Authors: Silje Vagli Østbye, Catharina Elisabeth Arfwedson Wang, Ida Pauline Høilo Granheim, Kjersti Elisabeth Kristensen and Mette Bech Risør

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:52

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  39. Content type: Research

    The first 12 Norwegian assertive community treatment (ACT) teams were piloted from 2009 to 2011. Of the 338 patients included during the teams’ first year of operation, 38% were subject to community treatment ...

    Authors: Hanne Kilen Stuen, Anne Landheim, Jorun Rugkåsa and Rolf Wynn

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:51

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  40. Content type: Research

    Post-traumatic stress disorder is the most common mental disorders occurring among survivors of road traffic accident. However, research into post-traumatic stress disorder and correlates in low and middle-inc...

    Authors: Kalkidan Yohannes, Abebaw Gebeyehu, Tewodros Adera, Getinet Ayano and Wubalem Fekadu

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:50

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  41. Content type: Study protocol

    Indonesia has the highest rate of years of life lost to disability or early death from Schizophrenia than any other country in the world. More than 90% of people with mental illness do not get any treatment an...

    Authors: Helen Brooks, Karen James, I Irmansyah, Budi-Anna Keliat, Bagus Utomo, Diana Rose, Erminia Colucci and Karina Lovell

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:49

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  42. Content type: Research

    Members of the public frequently perform mental health first aid actions in daily life, and people with mental health problems often cite informal supports as motivators of professional treatment seeking. Howe...

    Authors: Alyssia Rossetto, Anthony F. Jorm and Nicola J. Reavley

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:48

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  43. Content type: Research

    Mental illness is a leading cause of the disease burden among young people. Poor mental health is linked to childhood adversity such as gender inequality, poverty and low educational attainment. Psycho-social ...

    Authors: K. Mathias, A. Pandey, G. Armstrong, P. Diksha and M. Kermode

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:47

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  44. Content type: Research

    Non-professional community health workers have been widely reported as possibly having a role in mental health. In Indonesia, their role is currently being introduced in the national health system for perinata...

    Authors: Endang R. Surjaningrum, Anthony F. Jorm, Harry Minas and Ritsuko Kakuma

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:46

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  45. Content type: Research

    Transition from prison to community is a challenging time for all people who have been incarcerated. It is particularly challenging for those also living with serious and persistent mental illness. This study ...

    Authors: Nicola Hancock, Jennifer Smith-Merry and Kirsty Mckenzie

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:45

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  46. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization’s ‘building back better’ approach advocates capitalizing on the resources and political will elicited by disasters to strengthen national mental health systems. This study explore...

    Authors: Liana E. Chase, Kedar Marahatta, Kripa Sidgel, Sujan Shrestha, Kamal Gautam, Nagendra P. Luitel, Bhogendra Raj Dotel and Reuben Samuel

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:44

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  47. Content type: Debate

    In 1978 Italy implemented Law Number 180, the reform law that blocked all new admissions to public mental hospitals. After 40 years without mental hospitals, we aim at understanding the consequences of the Ita...

    Authors: Corrado Barbui, Davide Papola and Benedetto Saraceno

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:43

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