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  1. The person-centred Individual Enabling and Support (IES) model is a novel return-to-work (RTW) intervention for people with affective disorders that was developed from evidence-based supported employment for p...

    Authors: Suzanne Johanson, Urban Markström, Maria E. Larsson and Ulrika Bejerholm

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:22

    Content type: Research

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  2. Policies and programmes in Mexico promote the integration of mental health services into primary health care (PHC), however these services remain largely unavailable in the country. Since 2014 a non-government...

    Authors: Georgina Miguel-Esponda, Nathaniel Bohm-Levine, Fátima Gabriela Rodríguez-Cuevas, Alex Cohen and Ritsuko Kakuma

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:21

    Content type: Research

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  3. Previous attempts of Mental Health Systems Assessment in India were restricted in scope and scale. Information on all aspects of mental health systems (leadership/governance, legislation, financing, service de...

    Authors: Banavaram Anniappan Arvind, Gopalkrishna Gururaj, Girish N. Rao, Banandur S. Pradeep, Varghese Mathew, Vivek Benegal, Melur Sukumar Gautham, Amudhan Senthil, Arun Kokane, Bir Singh Chavan, P. K. Dalal, Daya Ram, Kangkan Pathak, Singh R. K. Lenin, Lokesh Kumar Singh, Pradeep Sharma…

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:20

    Content type: Research

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  4. Schizophrenia is a severe and disabling chronic mental disorder and accompanied by different levels of a perceived stigma that affects almost all age groups. This perceived stigma negatively impacts the qualit...

    Authors: Getachew Tesfaw, Boki Kibru and Getinet Ayano

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:19

    Content type: Research

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  5. Over the last three decades, there has been worldwide recognition of peer support contributions to improve mental healthcare provision. However, in the current literature, little attention has been paid to exp...

    Authors: Cheryl Forchuk, Mary-Lou Martin, Deborrah Sherman, Deborah Corring, Rani Srivastava, Tony O’Regan, Sebastian Gyamfi and Boniface Harerimana

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:18

    Content type: Research

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  6. Civic engagement (CE) has the potential to transform mental health services and could be particularly important for low and middle-income countries (LMICs), which are rapidly developing to respond to the burde...

    Authors: Karen James, Helen Brooks, Herni Susanti, Jessica Waddingham, Irman Irmansyah, Budi-Anna Keliat, Bagus Utomo, Diana Rose, Erminia Colucci and Karina Lovell

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:17

    Content type: Review

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  7. The mental healthcare treatment gap (mhcGAP) in adult populations has been substantiated across Europe. This study formed part of MentALLY, a research project funded by the European Commission, which aimed to ...

    Authors: Sofia Triliva, Spyridoula Ntani, Theodoros Giovazolias, Konstantinos Kafetsios, Malin Axelsson, Claudi Bockting, Ann Buysse, Mattias Desmet, Alexis Dewaele, Dewi Hannon, Inger Haukenes, Gunnel Hensing, Reitske Meganck, Kris Rutten, Viktor Schønning, Laura Van Beveren…

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:16

    Content type: Research

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  8. Today, international mental health care increasingly focuses on creating recovery-oriented systems of support. This study aims to unravel the daily practice of an inpatient psychiatric ward that engages with p...

    Authors: Clara De Ruysscher, Stijn Vandevelde, Peter Tomlinson and Stijn Vanheule

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:15

    Content type: Research

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  9. Bangladesh, one of the most densely populated countries in the world has been ranked 9th on the Climate Risk Index for 2017: the 10 most affected countries & 7th on the Long-Term Climate Risk Index: the 10 cou...

    Authors: M. Tasdik Hasan, Gourab Adhikary, Sultan Mahmood, Nowshin Papri, Hasan M. Shihab, Rosco Kasujja, Helal Uddin Ahmed, Abul Kalam Azad and Mahbuba Nasreen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:12

    Content type: Research

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  10. It is now well established that the integration of mental health care into primary care is one of the most effective ways of reducing the substantial treatment gap for mental disorders which exists in most low...

    Authors: Jen Ahrens, Demoubly Kokota, Chitsanzo Mafuta, Mary Konyani, Dennis Chasweka, Owen Mwale, Robert C. Stewart, Madeline Osborn, Blessings Chikasema, Mondie Mcheka, Douglas Blackwood and Sheila Gilfillan

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:11

    Content type: Research

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  11. 71% of countries in the World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) African Region have a stand-alone mental health policy or plan, but only 14% have fully implemented it. In Nigeria, integration of mental health into...

    Authors: G. K. Ryan, E. Nwefoh, C. Aguocha, P. O. Ode, S. O. Okpoju, P. Ocheche, A. Woyengikuro, J. Abdulmalik and J. Eaton

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:10

    Content type: Case study

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  12. A key focus of health systems strengthening in low- and middle-income countries is increasing reach and access through task-shifting. As such models become more common, it is critical to understand the experie...

    Authors: Jonathan T. Wall, Bonnie N. Kaiser, Elsa A. Friis-Healy, David Ayuku and Eve S. Puffer

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:9

    Content type: Research

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  13. This study tested the effectiveness of a supported self-management (SSM) intervention to reduce symptoms of depression among adults compared with enhanced treatment as usual in community-based and primary care...

    Authors: Jill K. Murphy, Hui Xie, Vu Cong Nguyen, Leena W. Chau, Pham Thi Oanh, Tran Kieu Nhu, John O’Neil, Charles H. Goldsmith, Nguyen Van Hoi, Yue Ma, Hayami Lou, Wayne Jones and Harry Minas

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:8

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  14. Mental health information systems are, in general, inadequate and unreliable in India. We have developed key mental health indicators for measuring mental health service coverage in primary care. This study ai...

    Authors: Shalini Ahuja, Azaz Khan, Lucy Goulding, Rachel Kaur Bansal, Rahul Shidhaye, Graham Thornicroft and Mark Jordans

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:7

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  15. Stigma towards people diagnosed with a severe mental disorder (SMD) is one of the main obstacles for these service users to receive timely and relevant healthcare. This study was undertaken to understand how s...

    Authors: Pamela Vaccari, Raúl Ramírez-Vielma, Sandra Saldivia, Félix Cova, Alexis Vielma-Aguilera, Víctor Victoriano, Natalia Ulloa-Vidal and Pamela Grandón

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:6

    Content type: Research

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  16. Addressing inequalities in mental healthcare utilisation among university students is important for socio-political transformation, particularly in countries with a history of educational exclusion.

    Authors: Jason Bantjes, Wylene Saal, Christine Lochner, Janine Roos, Randy P. Auerbach, Philippe Mortier, Ronny Bruffaerts, Ronald C. Kessler and Dan J. Stein

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:5

    Content type: Research

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  17. The 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases and Related Disorders (ICD-11) has been released. In order to test the clinical consistency and the clinical utility of the proposed guidelines...

    Authors: Mario Luciano, Gaia Sampogna, Valeria Del Vecchio, Vincenzo Giallonardo, Carmela Palummo, Benedetta Pocai, Luca Steardo Jr., Francesca Zinno, Tahilia Rebello, Geoffrey M. Reed and Andrea Fiorillo

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:4

    Content type: Research

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  18. There has been a growing global movement championed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to integrate mental health into primary health care as the most effective way of reducing the mental health treatment ...

    Authors: Demoubly Kokota, Crick Lund, Jennifer Ahrens, Erica Breuer and Sheila Gilfillan

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:3

    Content type: Research

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  19. Despite continuous research over the past 20 years in Australia there is still limited understanding of what works and what does not work in suicide prevention and where to invest research efforts that will he...

    Authors: Marisa Schlichthorst, Lennart Reifels, Karolina Krysinska, Maria Ftanou, Anna Machlin, Jo Robinson and Jane Pirkis

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:2

    Content type: Research

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  20. This qualitative pilot study aimed to establish views of traditional and biomedical practitioners towards collaboration between the two sectors on the treatment of people with mental illness in Zanzibar, Tanza...

    Authors: Lindsay Solera-Deuchar, Mahmoud I. Mussa, Suleiman A. Ali, Haji J. Haji and Peter McGovern

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:1

    Content type: Research

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  21. Integration of mental healthcare into non-specialist settings is advocated to expand access to care for people with severe mental disorders (SMD) in low-income countries. However, the impact upon equitable acc...

    Authors: Maji Hailemariam, Abebaw Fekadu, Girmay Medhin, Martin Prince and Charlotte Hanlon

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:78

    Content type: Research

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  22. There is a recent and growing migrant population in Northern Ireland. However, rigorous research is absent regarding access to mental health care by different migrant groups. In order to address this knowledge...

    Authors: Tania Bosqui, Dermot O’Reilly, Ari Väänänen, Kishan Patel, Michael Donnelly, David Wright, Ciara Close and Anne Kouvonen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:77

    Content type: Research

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  23. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition that is highly predisposed to a variety of mental health problems due to its huge biological, social and psychological burdens. Despite this, there is a paucity of ...

    Authors: Mengesha Birkie Wubie, Mogesie Necho Alebachew and Asmare Belete Yigzaw

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:76

    Content type: Research

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  24. Integrating evidence-based mental health services into primary care has been identified as one strategy for overcoming the treatment gap in low and middle-income countries, yet their uptake into standard pract...

    Authors: Amanda J. Nguyen, Natalie Rykiel, Laura Murray, Ahmed Amin, Emily Haroz, Catherine Lee and Paul Bolton

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:75

    Content type: Research

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  25. Persons with a diagnosis of severe mental illness have a life expectancy that is 20 years lower than the general population, and they are disproportionately affected by cardiovascular disorders. Improving the ...

    Authors: Antoine Baleige, Jean-François Besnard, Nicolas Meunier-Beillard, Vincent Demassiet, Alain Monnier, Amel Ouezini, Olivier Lambert, Claire Charrel, Olivier Mazas, Joël Oberlin, Jean-Luc Roelandt and Frédéric Denis

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:74

    Content type: Study protocol

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  26. Australia is an ethnically diverse nation with one of the largest refugee resettlement programs worldwide. Evidence suggests that although the risk of developing mental disorders in culturally linguistically d...

    Authors: Maria Gabriela Uribe Guajardo, Claire Kelly, Kathy Bond, Russell Thomson and Shameran Slewa-Younan

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:73

    Content type: Research

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  27. Intersectoral collaboration is fundamental to the provision of people-centred mental health care, yet there is a dearth of research about how this strategy operates within mental health systems in low- and mid...

    Authors: Teresa Hall, Ritsuko Kakuma, Lisa Palmer, Harry Minas, João Martins and Greg Armstrong

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:72

    Content type: Research

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  28. A teen Mental Health First Aid training course for high school students in years 10–12 (tMHFA 10–12) has previously been evaluated in uncontrolled and randomized controlled trials and found to improve Mental Heal...

    Authors: Laura M. Hart, Kathy S. Bond, Amy J. Morgan, Alyssia Rossetto, Fairlie A. Cottrill, Claire M. Kelly and Anthony F. Jorm

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:71

    Content type: Research

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  29. Mental health (MH) disorders in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) account for a large proportion of disease burden. While efficacious treatments exist, only 10% of those in need are able to access care. ...

    Authors: Christopher Fittipaldi Akiba, Vivian Go, Victor Mwapasa, Mina Hosseinipour, Bradley Neil Gaynes, Alemayehu Amberbir, Michael Udedi and Brian Wells Pence

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:70

    Content type: Study protocol

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  30. Over a course of 10 weeks the psychosomatic–psychotherapeutic evening clinic at the University of Heidelberg offers an intensive and multimodal 3-h treatment program on three evenings a week. The clinic aims a...

    Authors: F. Brunner, U. Dinger, M. Komo-Lang, H. C. Friederich, H. Schauenburg, W. Herzog and C. Nikendei

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:69

    Content type: Research

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  31. Although substantial empirical research supports the clinical value of routine outcome measures/clinical feedback systems (ROM/CFS), translation into routine practice poses several challenges. The present case...

    Authors: Runar Tengel Hovland and Christian Moltu

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:68

    Content type: Research

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  32. Involuntary admission or treatment for the management of mental illness is a relatively common practice worldwide. Enabling legislation exists in most developed and high-income countries. A few of these countr...

    Authors: Sangeeta Dey, Graham Mellsop, Kate Diesfeld, Vajira Dharmawardene, Susitha Mendis, Sreemanti Chaudhuri, Aniruddha Deb, Nafisa Huq, Helal Uddin Ahmed, Mohammad Shuaib and Faisal Rashid Khan

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:67

    Content type: Research

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  33. Epidemiological studies, describing both community and clinical samples of youth in need for psychiatric help, are rare in the middle east. To our knowledge, this is the first study that aims to investigate th...

    Authors: Mohammad A. Seleem, Reham A. Amer, Amr H. Romeh and Hesham M. Hamoda

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:66

    Content type: Research

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  34. Assertive community treatment (ACT) is an evidence-based treatment for people with severe mental illness, and this model is used widely throughout the world. Given the various adaptations in different contexts...

    Authors: Sigrun Odden, Anne Landheim, Hanne Clausen, Hanne Kilen Stuen, Kristin Sverdvik Heiervang and Torleif Ruud

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:65

    Content type: Research

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  35. The prevalence of common mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety, is high and the demand for psychological interventions and talking therapies is increasing. In order to meet this need, it is necessar...

    Authors: Ujala Shahmalak, Amy Blakemore, Mohammad W. Waheed and Waquas Waheed

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:64

    Content type: Review

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  36. The burden of mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries is large. Yet there is a major treatment gap for these disorders which can be reduced by integrating the care of mental disorders in primary c...

    Authors: J. E. M. Nakku, S. D. Rathod, E. C. Garman, J. Ssebunnya, S. Kangere, M. De Silva, V. Patel, C. Lund and F. N. Kigozi

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:63

    Content type: Research

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  37. Maternal depression affects one in five women in low-and middle income countries (LMIC) and has significant economic and social impacts. Evidence-based psychosocial interventions delivered by non-specialist he...

    Authors: Najia Atif, Amina Bibi, Anum Nisar, Shaffaq Zulfiqar, Ikhlaq Ahmed, Katherine LeMasters, Ashley Hagaman, Siham Sikander, Joanna Maselko and Atif Rahman

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:62

    Content type: Research

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  38. Mental, neurological and substance use disorders are a public health burden in Uganda. Mental health service user involvement could be an important strategy for advocacy and improving service delivery, particu...

    Authors: James Mugisha, Charlotte Hanlon, Birthe Loa Knizek, Joshua Ssebunnya, Davy Vancampfort, Eugene Kinyanda and Fred Kigozi

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:60

    Content type: Research

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  39. Mental health literacy has been defined as knowledge and beliefs about mental disorders which aid their recognition, management, or prevention. This study aimed to examine the correlations of mental health lit...

    Authors: Mohammad Amin Bahrami, Donya Bahrami and Kefayat Chaman-Ara

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:59

    Content type: Research

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  40. Major efforts are underway to improve access to mental health care in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) including systematic training of non-specialized health professionals and other care providers to i...

    Authors: Neda Faregh, Raphael Lencucha, Peter Ventevogel, Benyam Worku Dubale and Laurence J. Kirmayer

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:58

    Content type: Review

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  41. Dementia poses a serious threat to the wellbeing of the elderly. In the context of the rapidly ageing population of Vietnam however, little is known about the prevalence of symptoms and other related factors. ...

    Authors: Nguyen Ngoc Bich, Nguyen Thi Thuy Dung, Tran Vu, Lam Thi Quy, Nguyen Anh Tuan, Nguyen Thi Thanh Binh, Nguyen Trong Hung and Le Vu Anh

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:57

    Content type: Research

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  42. A team approach is key to reduction of the mental health treatment gap. It requires collaborative effort of all formal and informal community based service providers and the consumers of the services. Qualitat...

    Authors: Victoria N. Mutiso, Christine W. Musyimi, Tahilia J. Rebello, Michael O. Ogutu, Ruth Ruhara, Darius Nyamai, Kathleen M. Pike and David M. Ndetei

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:56

    Content type: Research

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  43. Changes in the demographics and respective growth of life expectancy and social needs make informal caregiving crucial component of comprehensive health and social care network, which substantially contributes...

    Authors: Ausrine Kontrimiene, Jolanta Sauseriene, Ida Liseckiene, Leonas Valius and Lina Jaruseviciene

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:55

    Content type: Research

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  44. Mental health has gained prominence as a global public health priority. However, a substantial treatment gap persists in many low- and middle-income countries. Within this scenario, the nexus between homelessn...

    Authors: Lakshmi Narasimhan, Vandana Gopikumar, Vaishnavi Jayakumar, Joske Bunders and Barbara Regeer

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:54

    Content type: Case study

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  45. Globally, 10–20% of children and adolescents suffer from mental disorders, with half of all them starting by the age of 14 and three-quarters before the age of 25. In Nepal, 40% of the population is younger th...

    Authors: Ashmita Chaulagain, Arun Kunwar, Sarah Watts, Anthony P. S. Guerrero and Norbert Skokauskas

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:53

    Content type: Review

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  46. Community-based, integrated youth service hubs have the potential to address some of the longstanding issues with mental health services for youth, including problems with access and system fragmentation. Bett...

    Authors: Cara A. Settipani, Lisa D. Hawke, Kristin Cleverley, Gloria Chaim, Amy Cheung, Kamna Mehra, Maureen Rice, Peter Szatmari and Joanna Henderson

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:52

    Content type: Review

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  47. Substantial numbers of students in Higher Education (HE) are reporting mental health difficulties, such as mild to moderate symptoms of depression and anxiety. Coupled with academic skills challenges, these di...

    Authors: Marietta Papadatou-Pastou, Lauren Campbell-Thompson, Elizabeth Barley, Mark Haddad, Caroline Lafarge, Eamonn McKeown, Louise Simeonov and Patapia Tzotzoli

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:51

    Content type: Research

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  48. There have been few studies examining the functioning of clinically-diagnosed people with depression in primary healthcare (PHC) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The aim of this study was to identi...

    Authors: Kassahun Habtamu, Girmay Medhin, Medhin Selamu, Kebede Tirfessa, Charlotte Hanlon and Abebaw Fekadu

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:50

    Content type: Research

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  49. Clinical practice guidelines (CPG) are developed based on a synthesis of evidence regarding the best options for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and are recognized as essential quality impr...

    Authors: Edith K. Wakida, Celestino Obua, Seggane Musisi, Godfrey Z. Rukundo, Peter Ssebutinde, Zohray M. Talib, Dickens Akena and Elialilia S. Okello

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:49

    Content type: Research

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