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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Case study

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Review

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. While the nursing profession has been associated with mental health problems and the research into the antecedents of mental health has steadily grown, the relationship between abusive supervision and mental h...

    Authors: Jing Qian, Haiwan Wang, Zhuo Rachel Han, Jun Wang and Hui Wang

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:22

    Content type: Research

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  14. Common mental disorders (CMD) are a leading cause of disability globally. Emerging evidence indicates that in low and middle income countries the treatment gap for CMD can be addressed through the use of train...

    Authors: Dixon Chibanda, Tarryn Bowers, Ruth Verhey, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Melanie Abas, Helen A Weiss and Ricardo Araya

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:21

    Content type: Study protocol

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  15. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training for Bhutanese refugee community leaders in the U.S. We hypothesized that training refugee leaders would improve kn...

    Authors: Parangkush Subedi, Changwei Li, Ashok Gurung, Destani Bizune, M Christina Dogbey, Caroline C Johnson and Katherine Yun

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:20

    Content type: Review

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  16. The appropriate utilization of community services by people with mental health difficulties is becoming increasingly important in Japan. The aim of the present study was to describe service needs, as perceived...

    Authors: Yuki Miyamoto, Rieko Hashimoto-Koichi, Miki Akiyama and Soichi Takamura

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:19

    Content type: Research

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  17. Social capital has been shown to have positive effects on multiple health outcomes among young people (i.e., obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and infectious diseases). Studies are suggesting that soci...

    Authors: Dario Novak and Ichiro Kawachi

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:18

    Content type: Research

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  18. Applying global estimates of the prevalence of mental disorders suggests that about 2.4 million Ghanaians have some form of psychiatric distress. Despite the facts that relatively little community-based treatm...

    Authors: Abdallah Ibrahim, Reuben K Esena, Moses Aikins, Anne Marie O’Keefe and Mary M McKay

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:17

    Content type: Research

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  19. Emerging evidence indicates the extreme forms of violence and acute and longer-term mental health consequences associated with trafficking and exploitation. However, there has been little research on post-traf...

    Authors: Charlotte Aberdein and Cathy Zimmerman

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:16

    Content type: Research

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  20. Major gaps remain – especially in low- and middle-income countries – in the realization of comprehensive, community-based mental health care. One potentially important yet overlooked opportunity for accelerati...

    Authors: JoAnne E Epping-Jordan, Mark van Ommeren, Hazem Nayef Ashour, Albert Maramis, Anita Marini, Andrew Mohanraj, Aqila Noori, Humayun Rizwan, Khalid Saeed, Derrick Silove, T Suveendran, Liliana Urbina, Peter Ventevogel and Shekhar Saxena

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:15

    Content type: Case study

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  21. While South Africa has a new policy framework supporting the integration of mental health care into primary health care, this is not sufficient to ensure transformation of the health care system towards integr...

    Authors: Debra Leigh Marais and Inge Petersen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:14

    Content type: Research

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  22. In sub-Saharan Africa, the number of psychiatric beds per population is disproportionately low. Moreover, there is a lack of data regarding the patterns of psychiatric admissions and the factors leading to lon...

    Authors: Fikir Addisu, Mekitie Wondafrash, Zeina Chemali, Tariku Dejene and Markos Tesfaye

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:13

    Content type: Research

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  23. The negotiations on the SDG goals and targets, leading to the sustainable development Declaration in September 2015, are now in the final stages. Ensuring that people with mental disorders are not left behind ...

    Authors: Harry Minas, Atsuro Tsutsumi, Takashi Izutsu, Kathryn Goetzke and Graham Thornicroft

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:12

    Content type: Debate

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  24. Recovery-oriented care is a guiding principle for mental health services in Australia, and internationally. Recovery-oriented psychiatric rehabilitation supports people experiencing mental illness to pursue a ...

    Authors: Nadia De Vecchi, Amanda Kenny and Susan Kidd

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:11

    Content type: Research

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  25. Stigma of mental illness has been identified as a significant barrier to help-seeking and care. Basic knowledge of mental illness - such as its nature, symptoms and impact - are neglected, leaving room for mis...

    Authors: Ainul Nadhirah Hanafiah and Tine Van Bortel

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:10

    Content type: Research

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  26. Emotional distress is common in adolescence, and self-care strategies are frequently preferred to address it. The aim of this article is to analyze the self-care strategies among adolescents and young people d...

    Authors: Maria-Antonia Martorell-Poveda, Angel Martinez-Hernáez, Natalia Carceller-Maicas and Martin Correa-Urquiza

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

    Content type: Research

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  27. In this study, we compared the prevalence of psychiatric disorders and the characteristics of those who either use or do not use faith healers (FHs) services. We also assessed the independent factors of study ...

    Authors: Fahad D Alosaimi, Youssef Alshehri, Ibrahim Alfraih, Ayedh Alghamdi, Saleh Aldahash, Haifa Alkhuzayem and Haneen Al-Beeshi

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:8

    Content type: Research

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  28. A new legislation concerning forensic mental health was established by the Japanese Government in 2005, the “Act on Medical Care and Treatment for the Persons Who Had Caused Serious Cases under the Condition o...

    Authors: Akihiro Shiina, Masaomi Iyo and Yoshito Igarashi

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:7

    Content type: Research

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  29. Mental health problems are often transmitted from one generation to the next. However, transferring knowledge about interventions that reduce intergenerational transmission of disease to the field of parental ...

    Authors: Camilla Lauritzen and Charlotte Reedtz

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:6

    Content type: Debate

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  30. To examine levels of psychological distress and help seeking behaviour in resettled refugees attending English tuition classes in Australia, and their associations with participants’ demographic characteristics.

    Authors: Shameran Slewa-Younan, Jonathan M Mond, Elise Bussion, Maral Melkonian, Yaser Mohammad, Hanan Dover, Mitchell Smith, Diana Milosevic and Anthony Francis Jorm

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:5

    Content type: Research

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  31. Mental health system reform is urgently needed in Gaza to respond to increasing mental health consequences of conflict. Evidence from mental health systems research is needed to inform decision-making. We aime...

    Authors: Dyaa Saymah, Lynda Tait and Maria Michail

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:4

    Content type: Research

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  32. Research on homeless youth has shown that this population is at high risk for various mental health problems. Previous studies conducted among homeless young adults in Ghana have focused primarily on economic,...

    Authors: Kwaku Oppong Asante, Anna Meyer-Weitz and Inge Petersen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:1

    Content type: Research

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  33. Although the importance of collaboration is well established as a principle in research and in theory, what it actually means for practitioners to collaborate in practice, to be partners in a collaborative rel...

    Authors: Ottar Ness, Marit Borg, Randi Semb and Bengt Karlsson

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2014 8:55

    Content type: Research

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  34. Both rumination and hope have significant impacts on depression. However, few studies concern their trilateral relationship. This study examined the moderator effect of hope on the relationship between ruminat...

    Authors: Haitao Sun, Qinyi Tan, Guanhua Fan and Qien Tsui

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2014 8:53

    Content type: Research

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  35. The children of migrant workers can experience several mental health problems after they enter the cities, among which, loneliness is the most prominent and the most common psychological problem. The current s...

    Authors: Dongyang Liu, Xiaobo Yu, Yuncai Wang, Haiqin Zhang and Guofang Ren

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2014 8:52

    Content type: Research

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  36. The topic of how to prevent and reduce burnout has drawn great attention from researchers and practitioners in recent years. However, we know little about how mentoring as a form of social support exerts influ...

    Authors: Jing Qian, Zhuo Han, Haiwan Wang, Xiaoyan Li and Qiuyue Wang

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2014 8:51

    Content type: Research

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  37. A growing body of evidence shows that reducing the duration of untreated illness (DUI) correlates with improved clinical outcome and course of depression. However, the factors involved in delaying treatment co...

    Authors: Yoshiyo Oguchi, Atsuo Nakagawa, Mitsuhiro Sado, Dai Mitsuda, Yuko Nakagawa, Noriko Kato, Sayuri Takechi, Mitsunori Hiyama and Masaru Mimura

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2014 8:50

    Content type: Research

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  38. In order to reduce the huge treatment gap in mental health, WHO has called for integrating mental health into primary care. The purposes of this study are to provide a training course to improve the community ...

    Authors: Jie Li, Juan Li, Yuanguang Huang and Graham Thornicroft

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2014 8:49

    Content type: Research

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  39. This study examines the reliability and validity of the Portuguese version of the Empowerment Scale (ES) to be used in the community/psychosocial mental health field. Authors also reviewed the properties of th...

    Authors: Maria Fátima Jorge-Monteiro and José Henrique Ornelas

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2014 8:48

    Content type: Research

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  40. Policies generate accountability in that they offer a standard against which government performance can be assessed. A central question of this study is whether ideological imprint left by policy is realized i...

    Authors: Gordon C Shen and Lonnie R Snowden

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2014 8:47

    Content type: Research

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  41. Pharmacists are knowledgeable, accessible health care professionals who can provide services that improve outcomes in mental health care. Various challenges and opportunities can exist in pharmacy practice to ...

    Authors: Andrea L Murphy, David M Gardner, Stan P Kutcher and Ruth Martin-Misener

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2014 8:46

    Content type: Research

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  42. Maternal psychological health during pregnancy has been associated with offspring psychopathology. However, it is uncertain whether these associations are mediated by the postpartum depression and related chil...

    Authors: Subin Park, Bung-Nyun Kim, Jae-Won Kim, Min-Sup Shin, Hee Jeong Yoo, Jin Lee and Soo-Churl Cho

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2014 8:44

    Content type: Research

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  43. Most attempted suicides have a low lethality, but hanging, drowning, and jumping from a great height have a high risk of completed suicide. The aim of this study was to assess the sociodemographic profiles of ...

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

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2014 8:43

    Content type: Research

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  44. The purpose of this study was to assess the economic benefit of achieving remission among outpatients with major depressive disorder (MDD) who are currently employed in Korea.

    Authors: Jong-Min Woo, Hong Jin Jeon, Hyo-Jin Kim, Kwang-Hun Lee, Chang Uk Lee, Jai Sung Noh, Chang Hwa Lee and Jin Pyo Hong

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2014 8:42

    Content type: Research

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  45. This study examined the moderator effect of social support on the relationship between stress and depression of university students. A total of 632 undergraduate students completed the measures of perceived st...

    Authors: Xingmin Wang, Lin Cai, Jing Qian and Jiaxi Peng

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2014 8:41

    Content type: Research

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