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  1. Content type: Research

    Mental health literacy (MHL) is foundational for mental health promotion, prevention, stigma reduction, and care; School supported information pertaining to MHL in sub-Saharan Africa is extremely limited, incl...

    Authors: Stan Kutcher, Yifeng Wei, Heather Gilberds, Omary Ubuguyu, Tasiana Njau, Adena Brown, Norman Sabuni, Ayoub Magimba and Kevin Perkins

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:50

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  2. Content type: Research

    Mental illness is a well-known challenge to global development, particularly in low-to-middle income countries. A key health systems response to mental illness is different models of integrated health care, es...

    Authors: André Janse van Rensburg and Pieter Fourie

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:49

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  3. Content type: Research

    This study complements the growing amount of research on the psychosocial impact of war on children in Sierra Leone by examining local perceptions of child mental health, formal and informal care systems, help...

    Authors: Hélène N. C. Yoder, Wietse A. Tol, Ria Reis and Joop T. V. M. de Jong

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:48

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  4. Content type: Research

    The prevalence and associations for depression in patients with Parkinson’s disease vary widely between studies. This reflects the influence of cultural, demographic and socioeconomic confounders within commun...

    Authors: Tharaka B. Herath, Milinda Withana, Chaturaka Rodrigo, Ranjani Gamage and Chanika Gamage

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:47

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  5. Content type: Research

    Despite increasing recognition of the high burden of suicide deaths in low- and middle-income countries, there is wide variability in the type and quality of data collected and reported for suspected suicide d...

    Authors: Ashley K. Hagaman, Uden Maharjan and Brandon A. Kohrt

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:46

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  6. Content type: Review

    World Health Organization has asserted that mental illness is the greatest overriding burden of disease in the majority of developed countries, and that the socioeconomic burden of mental disease will exceed t...

    Authors: Sungwon Roh, Sang-Uk Lee, Minah Soh, Vin Ryu, Hyunjin Kim, Jung Won Jang, Hee Young Lim, Mina Jeon, Jong-Ik Park, SungKu Choi and Kyooseob Ha

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:45

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Women affected by adversity, including gender-based violence, are at increased risk for developing common mental disorders such as depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The World Health...

    Authors: Marit Sijbrandij, Richard A. Bryant, Alison Schafer, Katie S. Dawson, Dorothy Anjuri, Lincoln Ndogoni, Jeannette Ulate, Syed Usman Hamdani and Mark van Ommeren

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:44

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    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:55

  8. Content type: Research

    This paper describes a program of work designed to inform a service model to address a challenge for telephone helplines, namely frequent callers.

    Authors: Jane Pirkis, Aves Middleton, Bridget Bassilios, Meredith Harris, Matthew J. Spittal, Izabela Fedszyn, Patty Chondros and Jane Gunn

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:43

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  9. Content type: Research

    Depressive disorders are among the most common psychiatric disorders. For severely depressed patients, day clinic and inpatient settings represent important treatment options. However, little is known about pa...

    Authors: Christoph Nikendei, Mirjam Haitz, Julia Huber, Johannes C. Ehrenthal, Wolfgang Herzog, Henning Schauenburg and Ulrike Dinger

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:41

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  10. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: Torleif Ruud, Trond F. Aarre, Berit Boeskov, Per Ståle Husvåg, Rigmor Klepp, Synnøve Alet Kristiansen and Jorunn Sandvik

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:40

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:33

  11. Content type: Case study

    There are few accounts of evidence-based interventions for depression and other common mental disorders (CMDs) in primary care in low-income countries. The Friendship Bench Project is a collaborative care ment...

    Authors: Melanie Abas, Tarryn Bowers, Ethel Manda, Sara Cooper, Debra Machando, Ruth Verhey, Neha Lamech, Ricardo Araya and Dixon Chibanda

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:39

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  12. Content type: Research

    Alcohol and other drugs (AOD) use among pregnant women have been associated with adverse health outcomes for mother and child, during and after pregnancy. Factors associated with AOD use among women include ag...

    Authors: Michael Nnachebe Onah, Sally Field, Thandi van Heyningen and Simone Honikman

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:38

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  13. Content type: Research

    Social capital is one of the social determinants of health, but there is still a lack of studies comparing its significance for health in different cultural settings. This study investigates and compares the r...

    Authors: Kateryna Karhina, Nawi Ng, Mehdi Ghazinour and Malin Eriksson

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:37

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  14. Content type: Research

    Resources and training for aged care workers who are working with older people from refugee backgrounds are limited. Thus, a resource titled ‘Enhancing the Lives of Older Refugees: A self-Improvement Resource ...

    Authors: Shameran Slewa-Younan, Yvonne Santalucia, Regina McDonald and Marisa Salem

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:36

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  15. Content type: Research

    Parenting style is one potential contributor to the development of adolescents’ cognitions, self-esteem and emotional problems. This study examined the relationship between maternal parenting attitudes and ado...

    Authors: Subin Park, Bung-Nyun Kim and Min-Hyeon Park

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:35

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  16. Content type: Research

    Neuropsychiatric disorders are of high concern and burden of disease in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The aim of this study is to describe patient cost-sharing patterns, insurance coverage of ambulatory neur...

    Authors: Samer Hamidi, Yousef Abouallaban, Sultan Alhamad and Aizhan Meirambayeva

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:34

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  17. Content type: Research

    Most studies of services for people with severe mental illness have been performed in cities. Our 7-year follow-up study aimed to investigate clinical course and satisfaction with services among individuals wi...

    Authors: Torleif Ruud, Trond F. Aarre, Berit Boeskov, Per Ståle Husevåg, Rigmor Klepp, Synnøve Alet Kristiansen and Jorunn Sandvik

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:33

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:40

  18. Content type: Research

    Vocational rehabilitation programs are implemented to enhance the occupational functioning of long-stay patients with schizophrenia. Unemployment is associated with a higher risk of death. Schizophrenia patien...

    Authors: Kan-Yuan Cheng, Shu-Yuan Chen and Chih-Yuan Lin

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:32

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  19. Content type: Research

    Resettled refugees are at high risk of trauma-related mental health problems, yet there is low uptake of mental health care in this population. Evidence suggests poor ‘mental health literacy’ (MHL) may be a ma...

    Authors: Anisa Yaser, Shameran Slewa-Younan, Caroline A. Smith, Rebecca E. Olson, Maria Gabriela Uribe Guajardo and Jonathan Mond

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:31

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  20. Content type: Review

    In addition to services within the health system, interventions at the population and community levels are also important for the promotion of mental health, primary prevention of mental, neurological and subs...

    Authors: Inge Petersen, Sara Evans-Lacko, Maya Semrau, Margaret M. Barry, Dan Chisholm, Petra Gronholm, Catherine O. Egbe and Graham Thornicroft

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:30

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  21. Content type: Research

    Quality of life of patients is an important element in the evaluation of outcome of health care, social services and clinical trials. The WHOQOL instruments were originally developed for measurement of quality...

    Authors: Markos Tesfaye, Mette Frahm Olsen, Girmay Medhin, Henrik Friis, Charlotte Hanlon and Lotte Holm

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:29

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  22. Content type: Research

    In Ghana, about 13 % of the adult population is estimated to be affected by mental health disorders of varying forms. In managing these patients, psychotropic medications are mostly employed. Since most of the...

    Authors: Samuel Oppong, Irene A. Kretchy, Emelia P. Imbeah and Barima A. Afrane

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:28

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  23. Content type: Research

    Patient violence against nurses in their work environments is a widespread global concern, particularly in the field of mental health care. A high prevalence of violent events impacts the well-being of nurses ...

    Authors: Tella Lantta, Minna Anttila, Raija Kontio, Clive E. Adams and Maritta Välimäki

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:27

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  24. Content type: Case study

    There is a significant gap in our knowledge regarding community-based self-help groups and their benefits for persons living with mental conditions and their family caregivers in low and middle income countrie...

    Authors: Samuel V. Nickels, Nelson A. Flamenco Arvaiza and Myrna S. Rojas Valle

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:26

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  25. Content type: Research

    There is a growing burden of mental illness in low income countries. The situation is further worsened by the high poverty levels in these countries, resulting in difficult choices for their health sectors as ...

    Authors: James Mugisha, Joshua Ssebunnya and Fred N. Kigozi

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:25

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  26. Content type: Research

    Perinatal depression is a public health problem in low and middle income countries. Although effective psychosocial interventions exist, a major limitation to their scale up is the scarcity of mental health pr...

    Authors: Najia Atif, Karina Lovell, Nusrat Husain, Siham Sikander, Vikram Patel and Atif Rahman

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:24

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  27. Content type: Review

    Palestine is a low income country with scarce resources, which is seeking independence. This paper discusses the high levels of mental health need found amongst Palestinian people, and examines services, educa...

    Authors: Mohammad Marie, Ben Hannigan and Aled Jones

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:23

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  28. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    With the proliferation of journals and the ever-increasing demands on the time and expertise of reviewers it has become increasingly difficult for editors to get high quality and timely reviews. On behalf of a...

    Authors: Harry Minas

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:22

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  29. Content type: Research

    Intersectoral collaboration between government sectors such as Health and Social Development and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in communities is crucial for provision of psychosocial rehabilitation (PS...

    Authors: Carrie Brooke-Sumner, Crick Lund and Inge Petersen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:21

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  30. Content type: Research

    In Norway, it is usually GPs that refer patients to involuntary admission. A high proportion of such referrals come from out-of-hours clinics. Little is known about who first initiate the contact between the p...

    Authors: Ketil Røtvold and Rolf Wynn

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:20

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  31. Content type: Commentary

    Despite established knowledge that Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) bear the majority of the world’s burden of mental disorders, and more than a decade of efficacy research showing that the most common ...

    Authors: Susan M. Meffert, Thomas C. Neylan, David A. Chambers and Helen Verdeli

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:19

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  32. Content type: Review

    The Bougainville Crisis (1988–1997) was the largest armed conflict in the Pacific since WW-II. Despite this, there has been no assessment of the Mental Health and Psychosocial (MHPS) impact of the war. The aim...

    Authors: David Tierney, Paul Bolton, Barnabas Matanu, Lorraine Garasu, Essah Barnabas and Derrick Silove

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:18

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  33. Content type: Research

    Ghana is currently experiencing electricity supply crisis that is believed to have some impact on the mental wellbeing of the population, especially among university students that have become increasingly depe...

    Authors: Abdallah Ibrahim, Genevieve Cecilia Aryeetey, Emmanuel Asampong, Duah Dwomoh and Justice Nonvignon

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:17

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  34. Content type: Research

    There is a paucity of data on how to deliver complex interventions that seek to reduce the treatment gap for mental disorders, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. The need for well-documented protocols which c...

    Authors: Dixon Chibanda, Ruth Verhey, Epiphany Munetsi, Frances M. Cowan and Crick Lund

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:16

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  35. Content type: Research

    Immigrants and refugees to the United States have a higher prevalence of depression compared to the general population and are less likely to receive adequate mental health services and treatment. Those with l...

    Authors: Jane W. Njeru, Ramona S. DeJesus, Jennifer St. Sauver, Lila J. Rutten, Debra J. Jacobson, Patrick Wilson and Mark L. Wieland

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:15

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  36. Content type: Research

    Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is more successful in reducing hospitalization when baseline use is high. However, with a growing recovery-focus, ACT may be useful for people with severe mental illness who...

    Authors: Hanne Clausen, Anne Landheim, Sigrun Odden, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Kristin Sverdvik Heiervang, Hanne Kilen Stuen, Helen Killaspy and Torleif Ruud

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:14

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  37. Content type: Research

    Mental health care in post-conflict settings is often not prioritized, despite its important public health role. There is a salient gap in integrating mental health into primary care, especially in post-confli...

    Authors: Chesmal Siriwardhana, Anushka Adikari, Kaushalya Jayaweera, Buddhika Abeyrathna and Athula Sumathipala

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:12

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  38. Content type: Research

    Several community mental health centres and mental hospitals in Norway now allow users with a diagnosis of severe mental illness to self-refer for admission. This give a group of service users who are well-kno...

    Authors: Turid Møller Olsø, Camilla Buch Gudde, Inger Elise Opheim Moljord, Gretha Helen Evensen, Dag Øivind Antonsen and Lasse Eriksen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:11

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  39. Content type: Research

    Preliminary research has suggested that perinatal mental disorders (PMDs), including post-partum depression, are prevalent in Vietnam. However the extent to which these disorders are recognized at the communit...

    Authors: Daniel Abrams, Liem T. Nguyen, Jill Murphy, Younji (Angie) Lee, Nhu K. Tran and David Wiljer

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

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  40. Content type: Research

    Mental health and substance use disorders (MSD) are significant public health concerns that often co-occur with violence. To improve services that address MSD and violence [MSD(V)], it is critical to understan...

    Authors: Rebecca Haskell, Kathryn Graham, Sharon Bernards, Andrea Flynn and Samantha Wells

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:9

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  41. Content type: Research

    Recent research suggests that a basic anomaly in self-experience may be a core factor in patients with severe mental illnesses. Given the importance of sense of self, the traditional treatment of symptoms migh...

    Authors: Arnhild Lauveng, Sidsel Tveiten, Tor-Johan Ekeland and Ruud Torleif

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:8

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  42. Content type: Erratum

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:7

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:6

  43. Content type: Research

    Seclusion and restraint are interventions currently permitted for use in mental health services to control or manage a person’s behaviour. In Australia, serious concerns about the use of such seclusion and res...

    Authors: Lisa M. Brophy, Catherine E. Roper, Bridget E. Hamilton, Juan José Tellez and Bernadette M. McSherry

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:6

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:7

  44. Content type: Research

    Psychological distress has been well identified in recently resettled refugee groups; however, evidence on psychological distress over time is not conclusive. Australia has welcomed a large refugee population ...

    Authors: Maria Gabriela Uribe Guajardo, Shameran Slewa-Younan, Mitchell Smith, Sandy Eagar and Glenn Stone

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:4

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  45. Content type: Research

    Many adolescents have poor mental health literacy, stigmatising attitudes towards people with mental illness, and lack skills in providing optimal Mental Health First Aid to peers. These could be improved with...

    Authors: Laura M. Hart, Robert J. Mason, Claire M. Kelly, Stefan Cvetkovski and Anthony F. Jorm

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:3

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  46. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study is to examine the validity and reliability of the Korean version of attitudes towards suicide (ATTS) on a group of university students, which would contribute to the evaluation of the ATT...

    Authors: Nam-Ju Ji, Yeon-Pyo Hong and Weon-Young Lee

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:2

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  47. Content type: Research

    Mozambique has gradually changed its action on mental health (MH) from an asylum-centric care with long-term hospitalization to an innovative approach to community and primary care.

    Authors: Palmira Fortunato dos Santos, Milton L. Wainberg, José Miguel Caldas-de-Almeida, Benedetto Saraceno and Jair de Jesus Mari

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:1

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