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  1. Transgender women are at significant risk of HIV, and they face intersecting barriers to health, social, and legal services. However, data regarding the unique needs and experiences of transgender women are gl...

    Authors: Siyan Yi, Sovannary Tuot, Srean Chhim, Pheak Chhoun, Phalkun Mun and Gitau Mburu
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:24
  2. Suicide and suicide-related behaviours are major public health concerns in Australia and worldwide. One universal intervention that has received an increased focus as a means of preventing suicide is the use o...

    Authors: Maria Ftanou, Jaelea Skehan, Karolina Krysinska, Marc Bryant, Matthew J. Spittal and Jane Pirkis
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:23
  3. Screening children for autism has gained wider acceptance within clinical practice, and early intervention has improved outcomes. Increasingly, adapting an existing screening instrument is a common, fast metho...

    Authors: Turkiya S. Al Maskari, Craig A. Melville and Diane S. Willis
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:22
  4. The higher prevalence of smoking among psychiatric patients is well established. However, gender-specific associations have rarely been the focus of studies among patients with various psychiatric disorders. T...

    Authors: Fahad D. Alosaimi, Mohammed Abalhassan, Bandar Alhaddad, Ebtihaj O. Fallata, Abdulhadi Alhabbad, Rabab Alshenqiti and Mohammed Z. Alassiry
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:21
  5. Although the physical consequences of dengue are well documented, delayed psychological co-morbidities are not well studied to date. Therefore, the objective of the present study was to determine the prevalenc...

    Authors: Nayana Gunathilaka, Miyuru Chandradasa, Layani Champika, Shirom Siriwardana and Lakmini Wijesooriya
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:20
  6. Mental health literacy (MHL) refers to an individuals’ knowledge and beliefs about mental disorders that aid their recognition, management, and prevention. This study aims to investigate the MHL of depression ...

    Authors: Quynh Chi Nguyen Thai and Thanh Huong Nguyen
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:19
  7. Previous research has shown a link between parental mental illness and adverse development in their offspring. In Norway, it is mandatory for health professionals to identify if patients in adult mental health...

    Authors: Camilla Lauritzen, Anne Berit Kolmannskog and Anette Christine Iversen
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:18
  8. To identify the rate and predictors of utilization of rehabilitation services among people with psychotic disorders in rural communities of Guangxi.

    Authors: Hongye Luo, Edward B. McNeil, Qiming Feng, Hongheng Li, Qiang Chen, Xianjing Qin, Jun Feng and Sawitri Assanangkornchai
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:17
  9. In an effort to promote greater access to voluntary counseling and testing for HIV, it has become practice in many countries, including South Africa, to establish non-medical testing sites and to de-couple HIV...

    Authors: Jason Bantjes and Ashraf Kagee
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:16
  10. Many children in low and middle income countries (LMIC) are exposed to trauma. Contact with public services are a potential influence on parent–child reactions and coping post-trauma. Little is known about how...

    Authors: Victoria Williamson, Sarah L. Halligan, Bronwyne Coetzee, Ian Butler, Mark Tomlinson, Sarah Skeen and Jackie Stewart
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:15
  11. It is estimated that 8 million of the Chinese adult population had a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Stigma associated with mental illness, which is pervasive in the Chinese cultural context, impacts both persons ...

    Authors: Yin-Ling Irene Wong, Dexia Kong, Lufei Tu and Rosemary Frasso
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:14
  12. Care coordination has been identified as a person-centred response to the difficulty in meeting the needs of people with severe and persistent mental illness and complex needs. This study evaluated the process...

    Authors: Michelle Banfield and Owen Forbes
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:13
  13. Uganda has one of the highest per capita alcohol consumption rates in sub-Saharan Africa. However, the prevalence of alcohol use disorders (AUD) remains unknown in many areas, especially in rural districts. Th...

    Authors: Oliva Nalwadda, Sujit D. Rathod, Juliet Nakku, Crick Lund, Martin Prince and Fred Kigozi
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:12
  14. The treatment gap for mental illness in Nigeria, as in other sub-Saharan countries, is estimated to be around 85%. There is need to prioritise mental health care in low and middle income countries by providing...

    Authors: Julian Eaton, Oye Gureje, Mary De Silva, Taiwo Lateef Sheikh, Ekpe Esien Ekpe, Mohammed Abdulaziz, Asiya Muhammad, Yusuf Akande, Uchechi Onukogu, Theo Onyuku, Jibril Abdulmalik, Woye Fadahunsi, Emeka Nwefoh and Alex Cohen
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:11
  15. Schizophrenia is a recurrent, debilitating disease that is rarely curable. Rapid intervention after the first episode of schizophrenia has been shown to positively affect the prognosis. Unfortunately, basic da...

    Authors: Sang-Uk Lee, Minah Soh, Vin Ryu, Chul-Eung Kim, Subin Park, Sungwon Roh, In-Hwan Oh, Hye-Young Lee and SungKu Choi
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:9

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:32

  16. Depression is a leading cause of disability and has been projected to become the 2nd most burdensome disease by the year 2020; depression has also been found to be the strongest single risk factor for attempte...

    Authors: Deborah O. Aluh, Obinna C. Anyachebelu, Chibueze Anosike and Ezinne L. Anizoba
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:8
  17. While mental and substance use disorders are common worldwide, the treatment gap is enormous in low and middle income countries. Primary health care is considered to be the most important way for people to get...

    Authors: Sofia Olofsson, Miguel San Sebastian and Bhoomikumar Jegannathan
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:7
  18. Globally, there is a large treatment gap for people with mental disorders, and this gap is especially extreme in Low and Middle Income Countries. This gap can be potentially bridged by integrating evidenced ba...

    Authors: Rohit Ramaswamy, Rahul Shidhaye and Sharmishtha Nanda
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:5
  19. Social media, defined as interactive Web applications, have been on the rise globally, particularly among adults. The objective of this study was to investigate the trend of the literature related to the most ...

    Authors: Sa’ed H. Zyoud, Waleed M. Sweileh, Rahmat Awang and Samah W. Al-Jabi
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:4
  20. In line with the evidence-based paradigm, routine outcome monitoring and clinical feedback systems are now being recommended and implemented in youth mental health services. However, what constitutes a good ou...

    Authors: Kristina O. Lavik, Marius Veseth, Helga Frøysa, Per-Einar Binder and Christian Moltu
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:3
  21. Australia is a multicultural nation with a humanitarian program that welcomes a large number of Iraqi refugees. Despite the high prevalence of trauma related disorders, professional help-seeking in this group ...

    Authors: Maria Gabriela Uribe Guajardo, Shameran Slewa-Younan, Betty Ann Kitchener, Haider Mannan, Yaser Mohammad and Anthony Francis Jorm
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:2
  22. In the UK, life expectancy for people living with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, is reduced by 15–20 years compared with the general population. In recent years, evidence...

    Authors: Stuart Green, Ed Beveridge, Liz Evans, Jenny Trite, Sandra Jayacodi, Rachel Evered, Caroline Parker, Luca Polledri, Emily Tabb, John Green, Anton Manickam, Joanna Williams, Rebecca Deere and Bill Tiplady
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:1
  23. 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

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

  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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

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

  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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

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

  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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

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

  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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

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

  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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

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

  46. 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
  47. 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

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