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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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

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

  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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

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

  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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

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

  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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

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

  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. Co-morbidity of depression with other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) worsens clinical outcomes for both conditions. Low- and middle-income countries need to strengthen mechanisms for detection and management...

    Authors: Jerome Wright, Papiya Mazumdar, Deepa Barua, Silwa Lina, Humaira Bibi, Ateeqa Kanwal, Faiza Mujeeb, Qirat Naz, Rahim Safi, Baha Ul Haq, Rusham Zahra Rana, Papreen Nahar, Hannah Jennings, Siham Sikander, Rumana Huque, Asad Nizami…
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:63
  39. This study explores the factor structure of the Indonesian version of the GHQ-12 based on several theoretical perspectives and determines the threshold for optimum sensitivity and specificity. Through a focus ...

    Authors: S. G. Anjara, C. Bonetto, T. Van Bortel and C. Brayne
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:62
  40. The high rate of unemployment among young adults in Ethiopia, which was 25.3% in 2018, is a major social, and public health concern. The risk of mental health problems like depression is higher among the unemp...

    Authors: Hirbaye Mokona, Kalkidan Yohannes and Getinet Ayano
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:61
  41. Staff-directed aggression is a concern for service providers in mental healthcare, frequently affecting both the quality of services and staff wellbeing. This also applies to supported housing services for peo...

    Authors: Erlend R. Maagerø-Bangstad, Knut Tore Sælør, Ole Greger Lillevik and Ottar Ness
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:60
  42. Violent and aggressive incidents are common within mental health settings and are often managed using high-risk physical interventions such as restraint and seclusion. De-escalation is a first-line technique t...

    Authors: Helena Goodman, Cat Papastavrou Brooks, Owen Price and Elizabeth Alexandra Barley
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:59
  43. Mental health challenges are a leading health concern for youth globally, requiring a comprehensive approach incorporating promotion, prevention and treatment within a healthy public policy framework. However,...

    Authors: Emily Jenkins, Rebecca Haines-Saah, Liza McGuinness, Saima Hirani, Noah Boakye-Yiadom, Tanya Halsall, Robert Rivers and Jonathan Morris
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:58
  44. The COVID pandemic has been devastating for not only its direct impact on lives, physical health, socio-economic status of individuals, but also for its impact on mental health. Some individuals are affected p...

    Authors: Pallab K. Maulik, Graham Thornicroft and Shekhar Saxena
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:57
  45. Depression is one of the common mental health disorders and predicted to be the second cause of the global health burden by the year 2020. Depression in HIV patients may lead to poor engagement to their HIV ca...

    Authors: Seada Seid, Oumer Abdu, Mebratu Mitiku and Koku Sisay Tamirat
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:55
  46. Mental health is a major public health priority, especially among refugees. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) started to integrate mental health and psychosocial support...

    Authors: Yassir Turki, Suha Saleh, Shatha Albaik, Yasmeen Barham, Dorien van de Vrie, Yousef Shahin, Majed Hababeh, Merve Armagan and Akihiro Seita
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:54
  47. Despite the increasing recognition globally of the importance of mental health for sustainable development, significant barriers remain to developing mental health services in low- and middle-income countries....

    Authors: Sarah J. Parry, Nil Ean, Shirley P. Sinclair and Ewan Wilkinson
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:53

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