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  1. 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

  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. Content type: Review

    This paper outlines the main elements and features of a mental health care delivery platform and its delivery channels. These include evidence-based interventions that can be delivered via this platform as wel...

    Authors: Rahul Shidhaye, Crick Lund and Dan Chisholm

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:40

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  32. Content type: Research

    Currently, mental health is an important public health problem and the leading cause of disability worldwide. Studies have shown that, mental illnesses are more common among the prison population than the gene...

    Authors: Berihun Assefa Dachew, Abel Fekadu, Teresa Kisi, Nigussie Yigzaw and Telake Azale Bisetegn

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:39

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  33. Content type: Research

    The care situation for persons experiencing severe mental illness is often complex and demands good coordination, communication, and interpersonal relationships among those involved from the primary and specia...

    Authors: Tore Sørlie, Marit Borg, Karin B. Flage, Ole-Bjørn Kolbjørnsrud, Gunnar B. Haugen, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth and Torleif Ruud

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:38

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  34. Content type: Research

    The aim of the study was to evaluate validity of the Italian Mini-ICF-APP (Mini-ICF Rating for Limitations of Activities and Participation in Psychological Disorders) in schizophrenia and related disorders.

    Authors: Federica Pinna, Andrea Fiorillo, Massimo Tusconi, Beatrice Guiso and Bernardo Carpiniello

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:37

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  35. Content type: Research

    To improve adherence to evidence-based recommendations, it is logical to identify determinants of practice and tailor interventions to address these. We have previously prioritised six recommendations to impro...

    Authors: Eivind Aakhus, Ingeborg Granlund, Andrew D. Oxman and Signe A. Flottorp

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:36

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  36. Content type: Research

    The risk/rescue rating scale (RRRS) assesses the lethality of a suicide attempt, which is defined as the probability of inflicting irreversible damage. We assessed the lethality of suicide attempts using the R...

    Authors: Sang Hoon Oh, Han Joon Kim, Soo Hyun Kim, Young Min Kim and Kyu Nam Park

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:35

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  37. Content type: Case study

    Huntington’s disease (HD) is a progressive neurodegenerative illness that affects 2–9/100.000 of the general population. The usual onset is at around age 35–40 years, but there were cases with onset above 55 y...

    Authors: Alina Mihaela Pascu, Petru Ifteni, Andreea Teodorescu, Victoria Burtea and Christoph U. Correll

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:33

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  38. Content type: Research

    Mental health care in Australia is fragmented and inaccessible for people experiencing severe and complex mental ill-health. Partners in Recovery is a Federal Government funded scheme that was designed to impr...

    Authors: Jennifer Smith-Merry, Jim Gillespie, Nicola Hancock and Ivy Yen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:32

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  39. Content type: Review

    Depression is an important and growing contributor to the burden of disease around the world and evidence suggests the experience of depression varies cross-culturally. Efforts to improve the integration of se...

    Authors: Jill Murphy, Elliot M. Goldner, Charles H. Goldsmith, Pham Thi Oanh, William Zhu, Kitty K. Corbett and Vu Cong Nguyen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:31

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  40. Content type: Research

    The convergence between mental ill health and homelessness is well documented, but critical events that precipitate the downward spiral into homelessness, and promote personal recovery remain only partially ex...

    Authors: Vandana Gopikumar, Kamala Easwaran, Mrinalini Ravi, Nirmal Jude and Joske Bunders

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:30

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  41. Content type: Research

    The mental health needs of young people are often inadequately met by health services. Quality improvement approaches provide a framework for measuring, assessing and improving the quality of healthcare. Howev...

    Authors: Stefanie Puszka, Tricia Nagel, Veronica Matthews, Diana Mosca, Rebecca Piovesan, Annapurna Nori and Ross Bailie

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:28

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  42. Content type: Research

    Researchers and practitioners are concerned with a range of inter-related factors that impact on the mental health of refugees, including the traumatic events (TEs) of conflict, conditions of post-migration ad...

    Authors: Alvin Kuowei Tay, Susan Rees, Jack Chen, Moses Kareth, Mohammed Mohsin and Derrick Silove

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:29

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  43. Content type: Research

    The knowledge generated from evidence-based interventions in mental health systems research is seldom translated into policy and practice in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). Stakeholder analysis is a po...

    Authors: Amit Makan, Abebaw Fekadu, Vaibhav Murhar, Nagendra Luitel, Tasneem Kathree, Joshua Ssebunya and Crick Lund

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:27

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  44. Content type: Short report

    Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy is used to treat children who have experienced traumatic events and suffer from trauma-related disorders. Its effectiveness has been demonstrated in several randomiz...

    Authors: Satomi Kameoka, Junko Yagi, Yoko Arai, Sachiko Nosaka, Azusa Saito, Wakako Miyake, Saeko Takada, Sayaka Yamamoto, Yasuko Asano, Eizaburo Tanaka and Nozomu Asukai

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:26

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  45. Content type: Research

    Length of stay in psychiatric hospitals interests health service planners, economists and clinicians. At a systems level it is preferable to study general adult and forensic psychiatric beds together since the...

    Authors: Anand Sharma, Warren Dunn, Clare O’Toole and Harry G Kennedy

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:25

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  46. Content type: Research

    Burn out in clinical psychologists working in low income countries has been reported. Clinical supervisory structures do not yet exist in Uganda. A way to decrease levels of burn out and increase quality of ca...

    Authors: Jennifer Hall, Rosco Kasujja and Peter Oakes

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:24

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  47. Content type: Research

    Japan has introduced an acute psychiatric care unit to the public healthcare insurance program, but its requirement of a shorter length of stay could lead to discharges without proper discharge planning. The a...

    Authors: Miharu Nakanishi, Junko Niimura, Michika Tanoue, Motoe Yamamura, Toyoaki Hirata and Nozomu Asukai

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:23

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