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  1. The aim of this paper is to assess the mental health system in Brazil in relation to the human resources and the services available to the population.

    Authors: Mario D Mateus, Jair J Mari, Pedro GG Delgado, Naomar Almeida-Filho, Thomas Barrett, Jeronimo Gerolin, Samuel Goihman, Denise Razzouk, Jorge Rodriguez, Renata Weber, Sergio B Andreoli and Shekhar Saxena
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2008 2:12
  2. Community care of the chronic mentally ill has always been prevalent in India, largely due to family involvement and unavailability of institutions. In the 80s, a few mental health clinics became operational i...

    Authors: Rangawsamy Thara, Ramachandran Padmavati, Jothy R Aynkran and Sujit John
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2008 2:11
  3. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the effectiveness of community Mental Health Departments in Lombardy (Italy), and analyse the eventual differences in outcome produced by different packages of care. The su...

    Authors: Emiliano Monzani, Arcadio Erlicher, Antonio Lora, Piergiorgio Lovaglio and Giorgio Vittadini
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2008 2:10
  4. The psychiatric emergency service (PES) is a major hub in the mental health care delivery system. The aim of this study was to more precisely define what psychiatrists consider to be a psychiatric emergency an...

    Authors: Yves Chaput, Michel Paradis, Lucie Beaulieu and Édith Labonté
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2008 2:9
  5. A number of studies have been undertaken with the aim of considering the utility of mental health classification systems from the perspective of a variety of stakeholders. There is a lack of research on how us...

    Authors: Tess Moeke-Maxwell, Debra Wells and Graham W Mellsop
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2008 2:7
  6. A project is a temporary endeavour undertaken to create a product or service. Projects are frequently used for the testing and development of new approaches in social work. Projects can receive grants from cen...

    Authors: Morten Hesse
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2008 2:6
  7. Social support programs are a critical component of care for psychiatric patients living in community or residential settings. There is little information, however, on how to optimally deliver these services i...

    Authors: Hiroaki Miyata, Hisateru Tachimori and Tadashi Takeshima
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2008 2:5
  8. This paper proposes that stigma in relation to people with mental illness can be understood as a combination of problems of knowledge (ignorance), attitudes (prejudice) and behaviour (discrimination). From a l...

    Authors: Graham Thornicroft, Elaine Brohan, Aliya Kassam and Elanor Lewis-Holmes
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2008 2:3
  9. Guidelines for how a member of the public should give first aid to a person who is becoming psychotic have been developed for English-speaking countries. However, these guidelines may not be appropriate for us...

    Authors: Anthony F Jorm, Harry Minas, Robyn L Langlands and Claire M Kelly
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2008 2:2
  10. Cotard's syndrome is a rare syndrome, characterized by the presence of nihilistic delusions. The syndrome is typically related to depression and is mostly found in middle-aged or older people. A few cases have...

    Authors: Zaid A Wani, Abdul W Khan, Aijaz A Baba, Hayat A Khan, Qurat-ul Ain Wani and Rayeesa Taploo
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2008 2:1
  11. Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in Western countries and is related to increased morbidity and mortality from medical conditions and decreased quality of life. The sociodemographic factor...

    Authors: Noori Akhtar-Danesh and Janet Landeen
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2007 1:4
  12. Recent developments, including experience related to the development of WHO's World Health Report 2001, the WHO Atlas and the DCP Project related to Mental, Neurological, Developmental and Substance Abuse Diso...

    Authors: Benedetto Saraceno
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2007 1:2
  13. The global situation for people with mental illness – in developing and developed countries – is dire. Legislative and human rights protections are frequently lacking. Mental health budgets are inadequate. The...

    Authors: Harry Minas and Alex Cohen
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2007 1:1

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