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  1. People with severe mental disorders (SMD) experience premature mortality mostly from preventable physical causes. The World Health Organization (WHO) have recently produced guidelines on the prevention and man...

    Authors: Petra C. Gronholm, Neerja Chowdhary, Corrado Barbui, Jayati Das-Munshi, Kavitha Kolappa, Graham Thornicroft, Maya Semrau and Tarun Dua

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:22

    Content type: Guideline

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  2. Evidence suggests wide variability in the provision of mental healthcare across countries. Countries experiencing fragility related risks suffer from a high burden of mental-ill health and additionally have li...

    Authors: Aya Noubani, Karin Diaconu, Giulia Loffreda and Shadi Saleh

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:21

    Content type: Research

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  3. Disease outbreak not only carries the risk of death to the public due to the infection, but it also can lead to unbearable psychological impact on the mental health of the individuals. This study aims to explo...

    Authors: Reza Shahriarirad, Amirhossein Erfani, Keivan Ranjbar, Amir Bazrafshan and Alireza Mirahmadizadeh

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:19

    Content type: Research

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  4. Given the underinvestment in global mental health to-date, it is important to consider how best to maximize the impact of existing investments. Theory of Change (ToC) is increasingly attracting the interest of...

    Authors: G. Miguel Esponda, G. K. Ryan, G. Lockwood Estrin, S. Usmani, L. Lee, J. Murphy, O. Qureshi, T. Endale, M. Regan, J. Eaton and M. De Silva

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:18

    Content type: Research

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  5. Care assistant workers (CAWs) are a part of a new pattern of mental health care providers in China and play a significant role in bridging the human resource shortage. CAWs in China mainly include community ca...

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

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:17

    Content type: Research

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  6. Primary mental health care services play an important role in prevention and early intervention efforts to reduce the prevalence and impact of mental health problems amongst young people. This paper aimed to (...

    Authors: Sanne Oostermeijer, Bridget Bassilios, Angela Nicholas, Michelle Williamson, Anna Machlin, Meredith Harris, Philip Burgess and Jane Pirkis

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:16

    Content type: Research

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  7. Globally, mental health problems are a growing public health concern. Resources and services for mental disorders are disproportionately low compared to disease burden. In order to bridge treatment gaps, The S...

    Authors: Abha Tewari, Sudha Kallakuri, Siddhardha Devarapalli, David Peiris, Anushka Patel and Pallab K. Maulik

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:15

    Content type: Research

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  8. Research in global mental health (GMH) has previously documented how contextual factors like political instability, poverty and poorly-funded health infrastructure continue to compromise effective and equitabl...

    Authors: Onaiza Qureshi, Tarik Endale, Grace Ryan, Georgina Miguel-Esponda, Srividya N. Iyer, Julian Eaton, Mary De Silva and Jill Murphy

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:14

    Content type: Research

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  9. Suicidal ideation and suicidal attempt are warning signs for and determine the prognosis of completed suicide. These suicidal behaviors are much more pronounced in people living with HIV/AIDS. Despite this, th...

    Authors: Mogesie Necho, Mekonnen Tsehay and Yosef Zenebe

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:13

    Content type: Research

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  10. In many communities around the world, informal caregivers of older adults with dementia represent an essential, yet often underappreciated, source of long-term care. The present study aimed to determine the pe...

    Authors: Ausrine Kontrimiene, Jolanta Sauseriene, Aurelija Blazeviciene, Gediminas Raila and Lina Jaruseviciene

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:12

    Content type: Research

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  11. In many low resource settings, the provision of government mental health care services is limited to specialized psychiatry units in urban hospital care facilities, where the most common treatment for common m...

    Authors: Syed Usman Hamdani, Zill-e- Huma, Aqsa Masood, Kaina Zhou, Zainab Ahmed, Huma Nazir, Hania Amin, Parveen Akhtar, Richard A. Bryant, Katie Dawson, Mark van Ommeren, Duolao Wang, Atif Rahman and Fareed Aslam Minhas

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:11

    Content type: Research

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  12. Australian national mental health policy outlines the need for a nationally coordinated strategy to address stigma and discrimination, particularly towards people with complex mental illness that is poorly und...

    Authors: Amy J. Morgan, Judith Wright and Nicola J. Reavley

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:10

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:69

  13. In Europe, Latin-America, and Asia, poly-consultation has become a complex problem for managing different healthcare systems. However, in the current literature, little attention has been paid to exploring ter...

    Authors: Nicolás Fuster Sánchez, Diego Rivera López, Hugo Sir Retamales, Constanza Gómez Pérez and Magdalena Rodríguez Torres

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:9

    Content type: Research

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  14. Ninety percent of children with mental health problems live in low or middle-income countries (LMICs). School-based programs offer opportunities for early identification and intervention, however implementatio...

    Authors: Syed Usman Hamdani, Zill-e- Huma, Nadia Suleman, Azza Warraitch, Naila Muzzafar, Midhat Farzeen, Fareed Aslam Minhas, Atif Rahman and Lawrence S. Wissow

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:8

    Content type: Research

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  15. Access to mental health care is a worldwide public health challenge. In Mexico, an unacceptably high percentage of the population with mental disorders does not receive the necessary treatment, which is mainly...

    Authors: Jaime Carmona-Huerta, Sol Durand-Arias, Allen Rodriguez, Carmen Guarner-Catalá, David Cardona-Muller, Eduardo Madrigal-de-León and Rubén Alvarado

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:7

    Content type: Research

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  16. The psychological well-being of university students is an important factor in successfully coping with the demands of academic life. This study aimed to assess the impact of a peer-led intervention of mental h...

    Authors: Daniel Kwasi Ahorsu, Dalinda Isabel Sánchez Vidaña, Donald Lipardo, Parth Bharat Shah, Pablo Cruz González, Sachin Shende, Shilpa Gurung, Harun Venkatesan, Anchalee Duongthipthewa, Talha Qasim Ansari and Veronika Schoeb

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:6

    Content type: Research

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  17. Humanitarian crises increase the burden of mental disorders due to exposure to traumatic events and ongoing daily stressors. Effective mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) interventions exist, but ba...

    Authors: Jordan Troup, Daniela C. Fuhr, Aniek Woodward, Egbert Sondorp and Bayard Roberts

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:5

    Content type: Review

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  18. The presence of depression in people living with HIV/AIDS could lead to non-adherence to antiretroviral medications. It also leads to further comorbid and opportunistic illness and then lowering the patient's ...

    Authors: Mogesie Necho, Asmare Belete and Mekonnen Tsehay

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:3

    Content type: Research

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  19. This study aimed to (1) examine the cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between depressive symptoms and health services utilization among Chinese middle-aged and older adults; and (2) evaluate wheth...

    Authors: Jing Guo, Dexia Kong, Liming Fang, Yingxue Zhu and Bo Zhang

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:2

    Content type: Research

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  20. This study evaluated whether providing intensive home treatment (IHT) to patients experiencing a psychiatric crisis has more effect on self-efficacy when compared to care as usual (CAU). Self-efficacy is a psy...

    Authors: Ansam Barakat, Matthijs Blankers, Jurgen E Cornelis, Nick M Lommerse, Aartjan T F Beekman and Jack J M Dekker

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:1

    Content type: Research

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  21. There are a variety of residential and community service models of therapeutic interventions for people using substances. The focus of much of the currently available research is on adult populations with rela...

    Authors: Jennifer Martin, Marg Liddell, Susan Roberts and Emily Greenwood

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:91

    Content type: Review

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  22. Pasung is the term used in Indonesia and a number of other countries for seclusion and restraint of people with mental illness in the community, usually at home by their family. While pasung has been banned be...

    Authors: Muhamad Taufik Hidayat, Sharon Lawn, Eimear Muir-Cochrane and Candice Oster

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:90

    Content type: Review

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  23. The global shortage of mental health workers is a significant barrier to the implementation and scale-up of mental health services. Partially as a result of this shortage, approximately 85% of people with ment...

    Authors: Tarik Endale, Onaiza Qureshi, Grace Kathryn Ryan, Georgina Miguel Esponda, Ruth Verhey, Julian Eaton, Mary De Silva and Jill Murphy

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:89

    Content type: Research

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  24. Based on previous experience there is justifiable concern about suicidal behaviour and news media reporting of it during COVID-19 pandemic.

    Authors: Soumitra Pathare, Lakshmi Vijayakumar, Tanya Nicole Fernandes, Manisha Shastri, Arjun Kapoor, Deepa Pandit, Isha Lohumi, Somidha Ray, Arti Kulkarni and Palak Korde

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:88

    Content type: Research

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  25. Patients with severe mental illness (SMI) have shorter life expectancy than people without SMI, mainly due to overmortality from physical diseases. They are treated by professionals in three different health a...

    Authors: Annette Sofie Davidsen, Johan Davidsen, Alexandra Brandt Ryborg Jønsson, Maria Haahr Nielsen, Pia Kürstein Kjellberg and Susanne Reventlow

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:87

    Content type: Research

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  26. Reducing involuntary psychiatric admissions has been on the international human rights and health policy agenda for years. Despite the last decades’ shift towards more services for adults with severe mental il...

    Authors: Irene Wormdahl, Tonje Lossius Husum, Jorun Rugkåsa and Marit B. Rise

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:86

    Content type: Research

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  27. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Mark Tomlinson, Deepika Chaudhery, Habibullah Ahmadzai, Sofía Rodríguez Gómez, Cécile Bizouerne, Thandi van Heyningen and Mickey Chopra

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:85

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:75

  28. About 1468 Syrian and Turkish doctors, serving in primary health care, have received the mhGAP training during 2016–2019. As additional training needs were identified, MoH and WHO wanted to understand the usef...

    Authors: Akfer Karaoğlan Kahiloğulları, Esra Alataş, Fatmagül Ertuğrul and Altin Malaj

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:84

    Content type: Research

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  29. Many individuals with mental health problems have comorbid physical conditions, or may present with substance/alcohol misuse or abuse issues. This results in complex treatment challenges that may not be adequa...

    Authors: C. Ee, J. Lake, J. Firth, F. Hargraves, M. de Manincor, T. Meade, W. Marx and J. Sarris

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:83

    Content type: Debate

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  30. Patients with schizophrenia and related disorders have more physical problems than the general population. Primary care professionals play an important role in the care of these patients as they are the main e...

    Authors: Mª Carmen Castillejos Anguiano, Carlos Martín Pérez, Antonio Bordallo Aragón, Jesus Sepúlveda Muñoz and Berta Moreno Küstner

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:82

    Content type: Research

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  31. There is no current guidance on where Mindfulness for Psychosis groups should best be situated within care pathways. The objectives of this paper are to (1) describe a novel care pathway tested out in a psychi...

    Authors: K. T. Ting, Wendy Tam and Pamela Jacobsen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:81

    Content type: Research

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  32. In 2014 the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) undertook a systematic and deliberate campaign against minority groups and non-Sunni Muslim communities. Amongst some of the greatest atrocities were those ta...

    Authors: Perjan Hashim Taha and Shameran Slewa-Younan

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:80

    Content type: Research

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  33. Depression is associated with chronic physical illnesses and negatively affects health outcomes. However, it often goes undiagnosed and untreated. We investigated the prevalence of depression among adult type ...

    Authors: Michael Udedi, Brian W. Pence, Robert C. Stewart and Adamson S. Muula

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:79

    Content type: Research

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  34. People who use drugs are at a disproportionately higher risk of mental disorders due to prolonged exposure to psychosocial challenges. However, studies on mental health among people who use drugs in resource-c...

    Authors: Chan Hang Saing, Kiesha Prem, Ponha Uk, Navy Chann, Pheak Chhoun, Phalkun Mun, Sovannary Tuot and Siyan Yi

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:77

    Content type: Research

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  35. Human rights watchdogs have described conditions in Nigerian correctional facilities and detention centers as damaging to the physical and mental health of inmates. While the prevalence of mental disorders is ...

    Authors: Emeka Nwefoh, Chinyere M. Aguocha, Grace Ryan, Philip Ode, Festus O. Ighagbon, Oyedele Akinjola, Samuel Omoi, Jibril Abdulmalik, Terkura M. Agbir, Obekpa Obekpa, Samuel Ogbole and Julian Eaton

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:76

    Content type: Research

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  36. The disproportionately high burden of mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries, coupled with the overwhelming lack of resources, requires an innovative approach to intervention and response. This s...

    Authors: Mark Tomlinson, Deepika Chaudhery, Habibullah Ahmadzai, Sofía Rodríguez Gómez, Cécile Bizouerne, Thandi van Heyningen and Mickey Chopra

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:75

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:85

  37. Mental health and substance use disorders (SUDs) are the world’s leading cause of years lived with disability; in low-and-middle income countries (LIMCs), the treatment gap for SUDs is at least 75%. LMICs face...

    Authors: Jan Manuel Heijdra Suasnabar and Bethany Hipple Walters

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:74

    Content type: Review

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  38. In order to develop a district child and adolescent mental health (CAMH) plan, it is vital to engage with a range of stakeholders involved in providing CAMH services, given the complexities associated with del...

    Authors: Gbotemi Bukola Babatunde, André Janse van Rensburg, Arvin Bhana and Inge Petersen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:73

    Content type: Research

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  39. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Oscar Flores-Flores, Alejandro Zevallos-Morales, Ivonne Carrión, Dalia Pawer, Lorena Rey, William Checkley, John R. Hurst, Trishul Siddharthan, Jose F. Parodi, Joseph J. Gallo and Suzanne L. Pollard

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:72

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:49

  40. Several reviews have found that psychological trauma affects access to health care services, including mental health care, in the general population. People from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds are more ...

    Authors: Clemence Due, Erin Green and Anna Ziersch

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:71

    Content type: Review

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  41. Australia is an ethnically diverse nation with one of the largest refugee resettlement programs worldwide, including high numbers of refugees with an Arabic speaking background. Evidence suggests that refugees...

    Authors: Shameran Slewa-Younan, Maria Gabriela Uribe Guajardo, Yaser Mohammad, Henry Lim, Gabriela Martinez, Randa Saleh and Michele Sapucci

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:69

    Content type: Research

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  42. The COVID-19 pandemic has exerted considerable impact on public mental health globally. With the pandemic rapidly rising in sub-Saharan Africa including Kenya, there is need to provide evidence to guide the me...

    Authors: Florence Jaguga and Edith Kwobah

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:68

    Content type: Review

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  43. Language, socio-emotional and cognitive development in children and adolescents with mental health issues is getting increased attention over the last years. Establishing communication patterns and addressing ...

    Authors: Panagiotis Katrakazas, Aliki Grigoriadou and Dimitrios Koutsouris

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:67

    Content type: Research

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  44. There are substantial gaps in our knowledge regarding the aetiology of mental, neurological and substance use disorders in sub-Saharan Africa, and the cost-effectiveness and scalability of interventions to red...

    Authors: Lisa F. Langhaug, Helen Jack, Charlotte Hanlon, Stefan Holzer, Katherine Sorsdahl, Barbara Mutedzi, Walter Mangezi, Christopher Merritt, Atalay Alem, Robert Stewart, Chiwoza Bandawe, Rosemary Musesengwa, Melanie Abas, Dixon Chibanda and Crick Lund

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:66

    Content type: Research

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  45. Peer-led support models have gained increasing popularity in suicide prevention. While previous reviews show positive effects of peer-led support for people with mental health problems and those bereaved by su...

    Authors: Marisa Schlichthorst, Ingrid Ozols, Lennart Reifels and Amy Morgan

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:65

    Content type: Review

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  46. A common mental disorder is characterized by anxiety, depression, and unexplained somatic symptoms that usually encountered in community and primary care settings. Both short and long term bio psychosocial dis...

    Authors: Nigus Alemnew Engidaw, Zakir Abdu and Ishwari Chinani

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:64

    Content type: Research

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