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  1. Content type: Research

    India is revising its mental health legislation with the Indian Mental Healthcare Act 2017 (IMHA). When implemented, this legislation will apply to over 1.25 billion people. In 2005, the World Health Organizat...

    Authors: Richard M. Duffy and Brendan D. Kelly

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:48

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  2. Content type: Research

    Substance use is a well-established, and potentially modifiable, risk factor for suicide. Suicide prevention interventions are typically framed within the biomedical paradigm and focus on addressing individual...

    Authors: Daniel Goldstone and Jason Bantjes

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:46

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  3. Content type: Research

    The study was conducted to explore challenges faced by trained informal health providers referring individuals with suspected mental disorders for treatment, and potential opportunities to counter these challe...

    Authors: Christine W. Musyimi, Victoria N. Mutiso, David M. Ndetei, Isabel Unanue, Dhru Desai, Sita G. Patel, Abednego M. Musau, David C. Henderson, Erick S. Nandoya and Joske Bunders

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:45

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  4. Content type: Research

    Epilepsy is a serious neurological disorder associated with a high level of psychiatric comorbidity. Suicidality is a recognised complication of epilepsy. As part of developing an integrated service for people...

    Authors: Ruth Tsigebrhan, Charlotte Hanlon, Girmay Medhin and Abebaw Fekadu

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:44

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  5. Content type: Commentary

    Despite many attempts at promoting systems integration, seamless care, and partnerships among service providers and users, mental health services internationally continue to be fragmented and piecemeal. We exp...

    Authors: Louise A. Ellis, Kate Churruca and Jeffrey Braithwaite

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:43

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  6. Content type: Research

    As a response to evidence that mental health service users and carers expect greater involvement in decisions about antipsychotic medication choice and prescribing, shared decision-making (SDM) has increasingl...

    Authors: Helen Brooks, Kamelia Harris, Penny Bee, Karina Lovell, Anne Rogers and Richard Drake

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:42

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  7. Content type: Research

    Psychiatric morbidity burden accounts 12.45% of the disease admission burden in Ethiopia; only two referral hospitals are found to manage all cases. The aim of this study is to assess the predictors of patient...

    Authors: Sinan Tadesse, Abraham Tamirat Gizaw, Getachew Kirose Abraha and Lakew Abebe Gebretsadik

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:41

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  8. Content type: Research

    Assessing and understanding health systems governance is crucial to ensure accountability and transparency, and to improve the performance of mental health systems. There is a lack of systematic procedures to ...

    Authors: Nawaraj Upadhaya, Mark J. D. Jordans, Ruja Pokhrel, Dristy Gurung, Ramesh P. Adhikari, Inge Petersen and Ivan H. Komproe

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:37

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  9. Content type: Study Protocol

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed Problem Management Plus (PM+), a 5-session, psychological intervention program delivered by trained non-specialist that addresses common mental disorders. The ...

    Authors: Syed Usman Hamdani, Zainab Ahmed, Marit Sijbrandij, Huma Nazir, Aqsa Masood, Parveen Akhtar, Hania Amin, Richard A. Bryant, Katie Dawson, Mark van Ommeren, Atif Rahman and Fareed Aslam Minhas

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:40

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    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:53

  10. Content type: Research

    Ethiopia is embarking upon a ground-breaking plan to address the high levels of unmet need for mental health care by scaling up mental health care integrated within primary care. Health system governance is ex...

    Authors: Charlotte Hanlon, Tigist Eshetu, Daniel Alemayehu, Abebaw Fekadu, Maya Semrau, Graham Thornicroft, Fred Kigozi, Debra Leigh Marais, Inge Petersen and Atalay Alem

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:38

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  11. Content type: Research

    Mental distress is a common finding among University students. Empirical research has confirmed that the University student population has a higher prevalence of mental disorder than the general population. Ho...

    Authors: Liban Hersi, Kenfe Tesfay, Hailay Gesesew, Wolfgang Krahl, Deria Ereg and Markos Tesfaye

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:39

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  12. Content type: Review

    Many young people who receive psychiatric care in inpatient or residential settings in North America have experienced various forms of emotional trauma. Moreover, these settings can exacerbate trauma sequelae....

    Authors: Stephanie A. Bryson, Emma Gauvin, Ally Jamieson, Melanie Rathgeber, Lorelei Faulkner-Gibson, Sarah Bell, Jana Davidson, Jennifer Russel and Sharlynne Burke

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:36

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  13. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to investigate the prevalence, correlates, comorbidities, and suicidal tendencies of problematic game use in a nationally representative sample of Korean adults.

    Authors: Subin Park, Hong Jin Jeon, Jung Woo Son, Haesoo Kim and Jin Pyo Hong

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:35

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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:53

  14. Content type: Research

    Common mental disorder (CMD) is prevalent in industrialized and non-industrialized countries. The prevalence of CMD among university students was 28.8–44.7% and attributed to several risk factors, such as scho...

    Authors: Yohannes Gebreegziabhere Haile, Sisay Mulugeta Alemu and Tesfa Dejenie Habtewold

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:34

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  15. Content type: Research

    The main aim of this study was to estimate the costs associated with diagnostic assessment and 1-year therapy in children and adolescents enrolled in 18 ADHD reference centres. Data concerning 1887 children an...

    Authors: Gianluigi Casadei, Massimo Cartabia, Laura Reale, Maria Antonella Costantino and Maurizio Bonati

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:33

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  16. Content type: Research

    Suicide is a major public health problem worldwide. It contributes for more than one million deaths each year. Since previous suicidal attempt was considered as the best predictor of future suicide, identifyin...

    Authors: Moges Ayehu, Tarekegn Solomon and Kinfe Lemma

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:32

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  17. Content type: Research

    Service user and caregiver involvement has become an increasingly common strategy to enhance mental health outcomes, and has been incorporated in the mental healthpolicies of many developed nations. However, t...

    Authors: Dristy Gurung, Nawaraj Upadhyaya, Jananee Magar, Nir Prakash Giri, Charlotte Hanlon and Mark J. D. Jordans

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:30

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  18. Content type: Review

    There is a need for interventions to address the escalating mental health burden in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Addressing physical health needs should have a central role in reducing the burden and facilitating...

    Authors: James Mugisha, Marc De Hert, Brendon Stubbs, David Basangwa and Davy Vancampfort

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:31

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  19. Content type: Research

    Little is known about the state of mental health systems in Kenya. In 2010, Kenya promulgated a new constitution, which devolved national government and the national health system to 47 counties including Kili...

    Authors: Mary A. Bitta, Symon M. Kariuki, Eddie Chengo and Charles R. J. C. Newton

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:28

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  20. Content type: Research

    Perinatal maternal depression is common and undertreated in many sub-Saharan African countries, including Nigeria. While culture shapes the social determinants and expression of depressive symptoms, there is a...

    Authors: Ademola Adeponle, Danielle Groleau, Lola Kola, Laurence J. Kirmayer and Oye Gureje

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:27

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  21. Content type: Research

    Community integration is an essential right for people with schizophrenia that affects their well-being and quality of life, but no valid instrument exists to measure it in Japan. The aim of the present study ...

    Authors: Ai Shioda, Etsuko Tadaka and Ayako Okochi

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:29

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  22. Content type: Research

    Snakebite though neglected, affects 5 million people yearly. More neglected is the psychological effect of envenomation. We determined prevalence and pattern of depression among patients admitted into snakebit...

    Authors: Abdulaziz Muhammed, Mahmood M. Dalhat, Babalola O. Joseph, Abubakar Ahmed, Patrick Nguku, Gabriele Poggensee, Mukthar Adeiza, Garba I. Yahya, Muhammad Hamza, Zaiyad G. Habib, Abisola M. Oladimeji, Abdulsalam Nasidi, Abubakar Balla, Ibrahim Nashabaru, Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, Ahmad M. Yakasai…

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:26

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  23. Content type: Research

    Homelessness is a global and local social problem with underestimated prevalence. It has been shown to increase the risk of mental illness, raising concerns from mental health providers about the need for effe...

    Authors: Lídia Gouveia, Honório Massanganhe, Flávio Mandlate, Dirceu Mabunda, Wilza Fumo, Ana Olga Mocumbi and Jair de Jesus Mari

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:25

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  24. Content type: Research

    Poor maternal mental health has a negative impact on child growth and development. The objective of the study was to find out the associated factors of maternal common mental disorders (CMD) in an urban slum a...

    Authors: Ahad Mahmud Khan and Meerjady Sabrina Flora

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:23

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  25. Content type: Research

    Persons with mental and neurological disorders (PMNDs) are among the most marginalised groups in developing countries, as they are socially excluded and overlooked in most developmental efforts. Due to high le...

    Authors: Kenneth A. Ae-Ngibise, Edward Adiibokah, Obed Ernest A. Nettey, Solomon Nyame, Victor Christian Korley Doku, Kwaku Poku Asante and Seth Owusu-Agyei

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:22

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  26. Content type: Research

    This project examines the substance use and mental health concerns of a cross-sectoral, national, service-seeking sample of adolescents and emerging adults using an extended version of the Global Appraisal of ...

    Authors: Joanna L. Henderson, Gloria Chaim and Lisa D. Hawke

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:21

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  27. Content type: Research

    The field of psychiatry has seen significant progress in recent years due to worldwide contributions. National productivity, however, in the field of psychiatry is still unclear. In our study, we investigated ...

    Authors: Jinghua Zhang, Xiaoou Chen, Xin Gao, Huizeng Yang, Zhong Zhen, Qingwei Li, Yiqun Lin and Xiyan Zhao

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:20

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  28. Content type: Research

    Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) was introduced in 2001 by the Australian Government to provide evidence-based psychological interventions for people with high prevalence disorders. headspace, Aust...

    Authors: Bridget Bassilios, Nicolas Telford, Debra Rickwood, Matthew J. Spittal and Jane Pirkis

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:19

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  29. Content type: Research

    Primary care in South Korea has no effective screening system to identify high-risk suicide patients despite to the possibility of hidden patients. The present study examined the prevalence of suicidal ideatio...

    Authors: Yoon-Joo Choi and Weon-Young Lee

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:18

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  30. Content type: Research

    Management of patients with mental disorders is inadequate in the majority of low and middle income countries. The main treatment modality for patients with severe mental disorders in these countries is mainly...

    Authors: Masunga K. Iseselo and Joel Seme Ambikile

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:17

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  31. Content type: Research

    In psychiatric inpatients, administration of pro re nata benzodiazepines is a common practice. Benzodiazepine use is associated with potential complications of risk of abuse, cognitive impairment, and falls. A...

    Authors: Mohammed Abdullah Al-Sughayir

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:16

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  32. Content type: Research

    Community health workers can help to address the substantial unmet need for child mental health care in low and middle income countries. However, little is known about their training needs for this potential r...

    Authors: Dejene Tilahun, Charlotte Hanlon, Mesfin Araya, Basiro Davey, Rosa A. Hoekstra and Abebaw Fekadu

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:15

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  33. Content type: Case study

    Healthcare costs are skyrocketing, with mental health treatment amongst the most expensive, especially when hospitalization is involved. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, one in five Canadia...

    Authors: Bonnie J. Kaplan, Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai and Jeffrey S. Hoch

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:14

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  34. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the implementation strategy used in the first-phase of implementation of the Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) programme, an intervention for adults with severe me...

    Authors: Karina Myhren Egeland, Torleif Ruud, Terje Ogden, Rickard Färdig, Jonas Christoffer Lindstrøm and Kristin Sverdvik Heiervang

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:13

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  35. Content type: Research

    The mental health field sees a surge of interest in Routine Outcome Monitoring, mandated by a wish to help better those not-on-track to recovery. What constitutes positive outcomes for these patients is not fu...

    Authors: Christian Moltu, Jon Stefansen, Jan Christian Nøtnes, Åse Skjølberg and Marius Veseth

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:12

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  36. Content type: Research

    Strategies to implement evidence-based practice have highlighted the bidirectional relationship of organisational change on organisational culture. The present study examined changes in perceptions of organisa...

    Authors: Frances Dark, Harvey Whiteford, Neal M. Ashkanasy, Carol Harvey, Meredith Harris, David Crompton and Ellie Newman

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:11

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  37. Content type: Research

    Since 1978, rural–urban migrants mainly contribute Chinese urbanization. The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of socioeconomic factors on mental health of them. Their mental health was measured ...

    Authors: Ming Guan

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:10

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  38. Content type: Review

    There is a significant treatment gap in provision of effective treatment for people with mental disorders globally. In some Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) this gap is 90% or more in terms of untreated...

    Authors: Mary Docherty, Kate Shaw, Lucy Goulding, Hannah Parke, Erica Eassom, Farnoosh Ali and Graham Thornicroft

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:8

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  39. Content type: Review

    Mental, neurological and substance use disorders contribute to a significant proportion of the world’s disease burden, including in low and middle income countries (LMICs). In this study, we focused on the hea...

    Authors: James Mugisha, Jibril Abdulmalik, Charlotte Hanlon, Inge Petersen, Crick Lund, Nawaraj Upadhaya, Shalini Ahuja, Rahul Shidhaye, Ntokozo Mntambo, Atalay Alem, Oye Gureje and Fred Kigozi

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:7

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  40. Content type: Research

    Collaboration and partnership are key issues for modern health systems seeking to implement quality integrated care that meets the needs of the population. The Carrefour Communautaire-Institutionnel-Usagers (Conn...

    Authors: Carolane Tremblay, Valérie Coulombe and Catherine Briand

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:9

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  41. Content type: Case study

    There are limited accounts of community-based interventions for reducing distress or providing support for people with common mental disorders (CMDs) in low and middle-income countries. The recently implemented

    Authors: Laura Shields-Zeeman, Soumitra Pathare, Bethany Hipple Walters, Nandita Kapadia-Kundu and Kaustubh Joag

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:6

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  42. Content type: Case study

    Regional networking between services that provide mental health care in Brazil’s decentralized public health system is challenging, partly due to the simultaneous existence of services managed by municipal and...

    Authors: Vinicius Tohoru Yoshiura, João Mazzoncini de Azevedo-Marques, Magdalena Rzewuska, André Luiz Teixeira Vinci, Ariane Morassi Sasso, Newton Shydeo Brandão Miyoshi, Antonia Regina Ferreira Furegato, Rui Pedro Charters Lopes Rijo, Cristina Marta Del-Ben and Domingos Alves

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:1

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  43. Content type: Research

    Nurses in Palestine (occupied Palestinian territory) work in a significantly challenging environment. The mental health care system is underdeveloped and under-resourced. For example, the total number of nurse...

    Authors: Mohammad Marie, Ben Hannigan and Aled Jones

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:3

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  44. Content type: Research

    Resettled refugees are a vulnerable group for mental health problems and in particular, trauma-related disorders. Evidence suggests that poor ‘mental health literacy’ (MHL) is a major factor in low or inapprop...

    Authors: Shameran Slewa-Younan, Maria Gabriela Uribe Guajardo, Anisa Yaser, Jonathan Mond, Mitchell Smith, Diana Milosevic, Caroline Smith, Sanja Lujic and Anthony Francis Jorm

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:4

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  45. Content type: Commentary

    Korea is the only developed country that saw an increase in the number of psychiatric beds with the longest average length of stay of psychiatric patients for the past decades. This phenomenon can be explained...

    Authors: Agnus M. Kim

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:2

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  46. Content type: Research

    Psychological morbidity and substance use disorders have been linked to cardiovascular diseases; affecting patients’ medical outcome and quality of life. However, little is known about psychological morbidity ...

    Authors: Matiwos Soboka, Esayas Kebede Gudina and Markos Tesfaye

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:5

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  47. Content type: Research

    Despite national policy recommending evidence-based practice (EBP), its application in social care has been limited. While local politicians can affect the process, little is known about their knowledge, attit...

    Authors: A. Bäck, C. Ståhl, U. von Thiele Schwarz, A. Richter and H. Hasson

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:75

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  48. Content type: Research

    Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is one of the most psychologically demanding chronic medical illness in adult. Comorbidity between diabetes and depression is quite common, but most studies were based on developed countr...

    Authors: Tesfa Dejenie Habtewold, Md. Atiqul Islam, Yosef Tsige Radie and Balewgizie Sileshi Tegegne

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:74

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  49. Content type: Review

    The concept of recovery has gained increasing attention and many mental health systems have taken steps to move towards more recovery oriented practice and service structures. This article represents a descrip...

    Authors: Harold A. Pincus, Brigitta Spaeth-Rublee, Grant Sara, Elliot M. Goldner, Pamela N. Prince, Parashar Ramanuj, Wolfgang Gaebel, Jürgen Zielasek, Isabell Großimlinghaus, Margo Wrigley, Jaap van Weeghel, Mark Smith, Torleif Ruud, John R. Mitchell and Lisa Patton

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:73

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