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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. Content type: Research

    Medical students are exposed to stress and this can predispose them to psychological and behavioral consequences.

    Authors: J. M. Chinawa, Ada R. C. Nwokocha, Pius C. Manyike, Awoere Tamunosiki Chinawa, Elias C. Aniwada and Appolos Chidi Ndukuba

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:72

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  29. Content type: Research

    Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is considered well accepted screening tool for postpartum depression (PPD). The objective of the study was to validate the EPDS as a screening tool for postpartum de...

    Authors: Babu Ram Bhusal, Nisha Bhandari, Manisha Chapagai and Tania Gavidia

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:71

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  30. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: Abdallah Ibrahim, Sidua Hor, Ozge S. Bahar, Duah Dwomoh, Mary M. McKay, Reuben K. Esena and Irene A. Agyepong

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:70

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:63

  31. Content type: Research

    In general, most people with dementia living in the community are served by family caregivers at home. A similar situation is found in Germany. One primary goal of dementia care networks is to provide informat...

    Authors: Steffen Heinrich, Franziska Laporte Uribe, Markus Wübbeler, Wolfgang Hoffmann and Martina Roes

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:69

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  32. Content type: Research

    We examined the extent to which psychotherapeutic and work-oriented interventions were included in a medical treatment and rehabilitation plan and whether they predicted future employment among young adults wi...

    Authors: Pauliina Mattila-Holappa, Matti Joensuu, Kirsi Ahola, Aki Koskinen, Katinka Tuisku, Jenni Ervasti and Marianna Virtanen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:68

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  33. Content type: Research

    People with major mental illness are over-represented in prison populations however there are few longitudinal studies of prison in-reach services leading to appropriate healthcare over extended periods.

    Authors: Conor O’Neill, Damian Smith, Martin Caddow, Fergal Duffy, Philip Hickey, Mary Fitzpatrick, Fintan Caddow, Tom Cronin, Mark Joynt, Zetti Azvee, Bronagh Gallagher, Claire Kehoe, Catherine Maddock, Benjamin O’Keeffe, Louise Brennan, Mary Davoren…

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:67

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  34. Content type: Research

    Limited evidence is available about poly-victimisation (exposure to multiple forms of victimisation) and mental health among adolescents in low and lower-middle-income countries. The aim of this study was to e...

    Authors: Minh T. H. Le, Sara Holton, Huong T. Nguyen, Rory Wolfe and Jane Fisher

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:66

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  35. Content type: Study protocol

    Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that affects 1 % of the world’s population, including 600,000 people in France. Persons with schizophrenia (PWS) have excess mortality (their life expectancy is reduce...

    Authors: Frederic Denis, Isabelle Millot, Nicolas Abello, Maud Carpentier, Audrey Peteuil and Agnès Soudry-Faure

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:65

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  36. Content type: Research

    Children who have parents with mental health problems are a vulnerable group. Intervening early to support parents with a mental illness can contribute to improve outcomes for children. Rigging the adult menta...

    Authors: Camilla Lauritzen and Charlotte Reedtz

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:64

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  37. Content type: Research

    The process to seek for care by patients who experience episodes of mental disorders may determine how and where they receive the needed treatment. This study aimed to understand the pathways that people with ...

    Authors: Abdallah Ibrahim, Sidua Hor, Ozge S. Bahar, Duah Dwomoh, Mary M. McKay, Reuben K. Esena and Irene A. Agyepong

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:63

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:70

  38. Content type: Research

    Brunei started implementing its two main reformed teacher education programs, MTeach and MEd, in 2009. The reasons for these innovations included upgrading the standard of teacher training, increasing teaching...

    Authors: Lawrence Mundia, Masitah Shahrill, Jainatul Halida Jaidin, Rosmawijah Jawawi and Mar Aswandi Mahadi

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:62

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  39. Content type: Research

    Introduced in July 2001, Australian Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) was the inaugural national policy initiative to provide community access to government-funded psychological services in prima...

    Authors: Bridget Bassilios, Angela Nicholas, Lennart Reifels, Kylie King, Justine Fletcher, Anna Machlin, Maria Ftanou, Grant Blashki, Philip Burgess and Jane Pirkis

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:61

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  40. Content type: Research

    Research on information systems for mental health in low and middle income countries (LMICs) is scarce. As a result, there is a lack of reliable information on mental health service needs, treatment coverage a...

    Authors: Nawaraj Upadhaya, Mark J. D. Jordans, Jibril Abdulmalik, Shalini Ahuja, Atalay Alem, Charlotte Hanlon, Fred Kigozi, Dorothy Kizza, Crick Lund, Maya Semrau, Rahul Shidhaye, Graham Thornicroft, Ivan H. Komproe and Oye Gureje

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:60

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  41. Content type: Research

    Innovative, scalable solutions are needed to address the vast unmet need for mental health care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

    Authors: Mary R. Janevic, Amparo C. Aruquipa Yujra, Nicolle Marinec, Juvenal Aguilar, James E. Aikens, Rosa Tarrazona and John D. Piette

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:59

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  42. Content type: Research

    Growing interest in strategies regarding early intervention for psychosis has led to a parallel interest in understanding help-seeking behavior, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Neverthe...

    Authors: Charlotte A. Labys, Ezra Susser and Jonathan K. Burns

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:57

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  43. Content type: Research

    Despite compelling evidence demonstrating the negative impact of poverty and income disparity on children’s psychological well-being, there has been a lack of qualitative information which addresses its contri...

    Authors: Ka Yan Ho, William H. C. Li, Joyce Oi Kwan Chung, Katherine Ka Wai Lam, Sophia S. C. Chan and Wei Xia

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:56

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  44. Content type: Research

    An interest in hospital accreditation is growing rapidly among many countries to enhance the quality of health care services. The literature showed a positive association between accreditation and some process...

    Authors: Mohammed Abdullah Al-Sughayir

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:55

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  45. Content type: Research

    Refugees are one of the most vulnerable groups in Australian society, presenting high levels of exposure to traumatic events and consequently high levels of severe psychological distress. While there is a need...

    Authors: Maria Gabriela Uribe Guajardo, Shameran Slewa-Younan, Yvonne Santalucia and Anthony Francis Jorm

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:54

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  46. Content type: Research

    Sri Lanka has one of the highest suicide rates in the world. Gatekeeper programs aimed at specific target groups could be a promising suicide prevention strategy in the country. The aim of this study was to de...

    Authors: Saranga A. De Silva, Erminia Colucci, Jayan Mendis, Claire M. Kelly, Anthony F. Jorm and Harry Minas

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:53

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  47. Content type: Study protocol

    High rates of youth exposure to violence, either through direct victimization or witnessing, result in significant health/mental health consequences and high associated lifetime costs. Evidence-based treatment...

    Authors: Rochelle F. Hanson, Sonja Schoenwald, Benjamin E. Saunders, Jason Chapman, Lawrence A. Palinkas, Angela D. Moreland and Alex Dopp

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:52

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  48. Content type: Case Study

    Korea has experienced diverse kind of disasters these days. Among them the 2015 middle eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS) outbreak imposed great psychological stress on almost all Korean citizens. Following t...

    Authors: Mi-Kyung Yoon, Soon-Young Kim, Hye-Sun Ko and Myung-Soo Lee

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:51

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