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  1. Peer support for people with long-term mental health problems is central to recovery-oriented approaches in mental health care. Peer support has traditionally been conducted offline in face-to-face groups, whi...

    Authors: Monica Strand, Lillian Sofie Eng and Deede Gammon

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:39

    Content type: Research

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  2. The novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic has emerged as a truly formidable threat to humankind’s existence. In the wake of the massively volatile global situation created by COVID-19, it is vital to recognize...

    Authors: Akaninyene Otu, Carlo Handy Charles and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:38

    Content type: Commentary

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  3. Regionally-specific approaches to primary mental health service provision through Primary Health Networks (PHNs) have been a feature of recent national mental health reforms. No previous studies have been cond...

    Authors: Sithum Munasinghe, Andrew Page, Haider Mannan, Shahana Ferdousi and Brendan Peek

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:37

    Content type: Research

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  4. Mental health in developing countries is a keen area for improvements. Epidemiological research in this field helps to reinforce information, generate hypothesis and guide police makers. This study intends to ...

    Authors: Gustavo de Brito Venâncio dos Santos, Moisés Goldbaum, Chester Luiz Galvão César and Reinaldo José Gianini

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:36

    Content type: Research

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  5. Children and adolescents with chronic physical health conditions are vulnerable to poor mental health outcomes. The measurement of mental health literacy of health professionals working with such populations i...

    Authors: Shameran Slewa-Younan, Thomas P. Nguyen, Nabeel Al-Yateem, Rachel Cathrine Rossiter and Walter Robb

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:35

    Content type: Research

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  6. Early interventions for depression among youth are greatly needed. Although Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) program has been developed to teach the public how to help young people with mental disorders, ...

    Authors: Jun Kashihara and Shinji Sakamoto

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:34

    Content type: Research

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  7. The generation of people getting older has become a public health concern worldwide. People aged 65 and above are the most at risk for Alzheimer’s disease which is associated with physical and behavioral chang...

    Authors: Pia Ngoma Nankinga, Samuel Maling, Zeina Chemali, Edith K. Wakida, Celestino Obua and Elialilia S. Okello

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:33

    Content type: Research

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  8. Information on the degree of internalized stigma experienced by patients with mood disorders in Ethiopia is limited. This study attempted to assess the levels of internalized stigma and factors associated with...

    Authors: Elias Tesfaye, Benyam Worku, Eshetu Girma and Liyew Agenagnew

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:32

    Content type: Research

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  9. Adolescent clients often come to therapy at the initiative of others and show a higher drop-out rate compared to adult clients. Therapeutic relationships are critical for preventing drop-outs and attaining goo...

    Authors: Tonje Børseth Barca, Christian Moltu, Marius Veseth, Gro Fjellheim and Signe Hjelen Stige

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:31

    Content type: Research

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  10. Substantial strides have been made around the world in reforming mental health systems by shifting away from institutional care towards community-based services. Despite an extensive evidence base on what cons...

    Authors: Laura Shields-Zeeman, Ionela Petrea, Filip Smit, Bethany Hipple Walters, Jovo Dedovic, Martina Rojnic Kuzman, Vladimir Nakov, Raluca Nica, Antoni Novotni, Catharina Roth, Aleksandar Tomcuk, Ben F. M. Wijnen and Michel Wensing

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:30

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. Despite a recent contrary trend, Finland has been for decades one of the most violent countries in Western Europe. Also, Finland has had one of the highest number of psychiatric beds per capita in Europe, alth...

    Authors: Allan Seppänen, Petteri Joelsson, Aulikki Ahlgren-Rimpiläinen and Eila Repo-Tiihonen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:29

    Content type: Review

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  12. Studies in mental health care for low resource settings indicate that providing services at primary care level would significantly improve provision and utilisation of mental health services. Challenges relate...

    Authors: Margarate Nzala Munakampe

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:28

    Content type: Research

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  13. Suicide is a behaviour that results from a complex interplay of factors, including biological, psychological, social, cultural, and environmental factors, among others. A participatory model building workshop ...

    Authors: Laura H. Thompson, Justin J. Lang, Brieanne Olibris, Amélie Gauthier-Beaupré, Heather Cook, Dakota Gillies and Heather Orpana

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:27

    Content type: Research

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  14. Mental disorders affect employment and the ability to work, and mental healthcare providers are important in the promotion of health and employment for affected individuals. The objective of this study is to e...

    Authors: Ikenna D. Ebuenyi, Barbara J. Regeer, Chinyere Aguocha, Joske F. G. Bunders-Aelen and Mònica Guxens

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:26

    Content type: Research

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  15. Some forensic patients in England remain in secure care for long, possibly unnecessarily prolonged, periods, raising significant ethical and resource issues. Research focused on the patients in secure care has...

    Authors: Jessica Holley, Tim Weaver and Birgit Völlm

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:25

    Content type: Research

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  16. The increasing number of people who experience mental disorders is a global problem. People with mental disorders have high rates of co-morbidity and significantly poorer oral health outcomes than the general ...

    Authors: Amanda Kenny, Virginia Dickson-Swift, Mark Gussy, Susan Kidd, Dianne Cox, Mohd Masood, David Azul, Carina Chan, Bradley Christian, Jacqui Theobold, Brad Hodge, Ron Knevel, Carol McKinstry, Danielle Couch, Nerida Hyett, Prabhakar Veginadu…

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:24

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. Similar to other health care sectors, mental health has moved towards the secondary prevention, with the effort to detect and treat mental disorders as early as possible. However, converging evidence sheds new...

    Authors: Marco Colizzi, Antonio Lasalvia and Mirella Ruggeri

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:23

    Content type: Review

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. 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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