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  1. The Recovery Knowledge Inventory (RKI) is one of the influential scales to assess knowledge and attitude toward recovery-oriented practices among mental health service providers. In the present study, we aimed...

    Authors: Rie Chiba, Maki Umeda, Kyohei Goto, Yuki Miyamoto, Sosei Yamaguchi and Norito Kawakami

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:71

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:34

  2. Most evaluations of task-shifting have focused on common mental disorders. Much less work has been done on severe mental neurological and substance use (MNS) disorders, such as chronic psychosis and epilepsy. ...

    Authors: M. J. D. Jordans, L. Aldridge, N. P. Luitel, F. Baingana and B. A. Kohrt

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:70

    Content type: Research

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  3. Nepal is representative of Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC) with limited availability of mental health services in rural areas, in which the majority of the population resides.

    Authors: Mangesh Angdembe, Brandon A. Kohrt, Mark Jordans, Damodar Rimal and Nagendra P. Luitel

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:69

    Content type: Research

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  4. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors identified two errors in the author details, and requested the following changes.

    Authors: Getinet Ayano, Dawit Assefa, Kibrom Haile, Asrat Chaka, Kelemua Haile, Melat Solomon, Kalkidan Yohannis, Akilew Awoke Adane and Kemal Jemal

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:68

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:63

  5. Facilitation of service user participation in the co-production of mental healthcare planning and service delivery is an integral component of contemporary mental health policy and clinical guidelines. However...

    Authors: Norman J. Stomski and Paul Morrison

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:67

    Content type: Review

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  6. Mental health services in Nigeria consist mainly of large government psychiatric hospitals and there are very few mental health professionals to serve the large population of the country. However, more recentl...

    Authors: Julian Eaton, Emeka Nwefoh, Godwin Okafor, Ugochukwu Onyeonoro, Kenneth Nwaubani and Claire Henderson

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:66

    Content type: Research

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  7. Although the need for integration of mental health services into primary care is well established little has been done. The outbreak of the recession found the Greek mental health system in transition. As a re...

    Authors: Kyriakos Souliotis, Eirini Agapidaki, Chara Tzavara and Marina Economou

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:65

    Content type: Research

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  8. Sexual violence is prevalent in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and has potentially devastating psychosocial consequences. Previous studies have reported on sexual violence and its impact on the men...

    Authors: Jennifer Scott, Colleen Mullen, Shada Rouhani, Philipp Kuwert, Ashley Greiner, Katherine Albutt, Gillian Burkhardt, Monica Onyango, Michael VanRooyen and Susan Bartels

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:64

    Content type: Research

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  9. Mental disorders are always remained a neglected public health problems in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), most people with mental disorders never receive effective care and there is a large treatment...

    Authors: Getinet Ayano, Dawit Assefa, Kibrom Haile, Asrat Chaka, Kelemua Haile, Melat Solomon, Kalkidan Yohannis, Akilew Awoke Adane and Kemal Jemal

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:63

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:68

  10. Although there are guidelines for transcultural adaptation and validation of psychometric tools, similar resources do not exist for translation of diagnostic and symptom terminology used by health professional...

    Authors: Bibhav Acharya, Madhur Basnet, Pragya Rimal, David Citrin, Soniya Hirachan, Sikhar Swar, Poshan Thapa, Jagadamba Pandit, Rajeev Pokharel and Brandon Kohrt

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:62

    Content type: Commentary

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  11. Scientific knowledge is a fundamental tool for making informed health policy decisions, but the link between health research and public policy decision-making is often missing. This study aims to identify and ...

    Authors: Pedro Zitko, Francesca Borghero, Cynthia Zavala, Niina Markkula, Emilio Santelices, Nicolás Libuy and Alfredo Pemjean

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:61

    Content type: Research

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  12. The World Mental Health surveys have been known to apply high standards of quality control, but few studies have been published to document this. Furthermore, the effectiveness of quality control has rarely be...

    Authors: Sanaa Hyder, Lisa Bilal, Luma Akkad, Yu-chieh Lin, AbdulHameed Al-Habeeb, Abdullah Al-Subaie, Mona Shahab, Abdulrahman Binmuammar, Feda Al‐Tuwaijr, Noha Kattan and Yasmin Altwaijri

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:60

    Content type: Case study

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  13. Recent evidence suggests that there is an increasing need for accessible and anonymous services to support higher education (HE) students suffering from psychological and/or academic difficulties. Such difficu...

    Authors: Marietta Papadatou-Pastou, Rhianna Goozee, Erika Payne, Alexia Barrable and Patapia Tzotzoli

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:59

    Content type: Review

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  14. Coping with chronic illnesses often involves major lifestyle changes that may lead to poor mental health. Furthermore, in order to treat the chronic conditions, many sufferers in Asia turn to traditional, comp...

    Authors: Siyan Yi, Chanrith Ngin, Sovannary Tuot, Pheak Chhoun, Tyler Fleming and Carinne Brody

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:58

    Content type: Research

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  15. Adolescents do present with somatization disorder which is often neglected by pediatricians. This could have serious consequences if not curbed early.

    Authors: A. R. C. Nwokocha, J. M. Chinawa, V. Onukwuli, A. Ubesie, Appolos Ndukuba, A. T. Chinawa, Elias Aniwada and Samuel Uwaezuoke

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:57

    Content type: Research

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  16. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that there was a mistake in a figure included in Table 3, which was not in the submitted version. It should read 2.160–11.507—not 12.160–11....

    Authors: Shameran Slewa-Younan, Anisa Yaser, Maria Gabriela Uribe Guajardo, Haider Mannan, Caroline A. Smith and Jonathan M. Mond

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:56

    Content type: Erratum

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:49

  17. Recovery in severe mental illness has traditionally been described as a deeply personal process. At the same time, researchers are increasingly attending to the social nature of such processes. In this article...

    Authors: Marius Veseth, Per-Einar Binder and Signe Hjelen Stige

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:55

    Content type: Research

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  18. Rural communities in Australia face significant disadvantages relating to geographical isolation and limited access to mental health services. Documenting general practitioners’ (GP) experiences and perception...

    Authors: Tamishka De Silva, Anjali Prakash, Sandhya Yarlagadda, Marjia Daniella Johns, Kate Sandy, Vibeke Hansen, Sue Phelan and Sabrina Pit

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:54

    Content type: Research

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  19. The authors are retracting this article [1]. After publication they became aware that the criteria they had used for the diagnosis of problematic game use were not the DSM-5 Internet gaming disorder criteria as r...

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

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:53

    Content type: Retraction Note

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:35

  20. Mental health leadership is a critical component of patient access to care. More specifically, the ability of mental health professionals to articulate the needs of patients, formulate strategies and engage me...

    Authors: Christopher Paul Szabo, Jennifer Fine, Pat Mayers, Shan Naidoo and Tuviah Zabow

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:52

    Content type: Case Study

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  21. In recent years there has been a progressive rise in the number of asylum seekers and refugees displaced from their country of origin, with significant social, economic, humanitarian and public health implicat...

    Authors: Giulia Turrini, Marianna Purgato, Francesca Ballette, Michela Nosè, Giovanni Ostuzzi and Corrado Barbui

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:51

    Content type: Research

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  22. Early identification and management of child and adolescent mental health (CAMH) disorders helps to avert mental illness in adulthood but a CAMH treatment gap exists in Uganda. CAMH integration into primary he...

    Authors: Angela Akol, Joyce Nalugya, Sylvia Nshemereirwe, Juliet N. Babirye and Ingunn Marie Stadskleiv Engebretsen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:50

    Content type: Research

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  23. Psychological trauma, in particular, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, are highly prevalent among resettled refugees. However, little is known regarding the mental health status and associat...

    Authors: Shameran Slewa-Younan, Anisa Yaser, Maria Gabriela Uribe Guajardo, Haider Mannan, Caroline A. Smith and Jonathan M. Mond

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:49

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:56

  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Study Protocol

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

  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research

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  35. 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

    Content type: Review

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  37. 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

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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

    Content type: Review

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  41. 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

    Content type: Research

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  42. 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

    Content type: Research

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  43. 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

    Content type: Research

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  44. 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

    Content type: Research

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  45. 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

    Content type: Research

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  46. 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

    Content type: Research

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  47. 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

    Content type: Research

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  48. 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

    Content type: Research

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