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  1. There has been a growing global movement championed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to integrate mental health into primary health care as the most effective way of reducing the mental health treatment ...

    Authors: Demoubly Kokota, Crick Lund, Jennifer Ahrens, Erica Breuer and Sheila Gilfillan

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:3

    Content type: Research

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  2. Despite continuous research over the past 20 years in Australia there is still limited understanding of what works and what does not work in suicide prevention and where to invest research efforts that will he...

    Authors: Marisa Schlichthorst, Lennart Reifels, Karolina Krysinska, Maria Ftanou, Anna Machlin, Jo Robinson and Jane Pirkis

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:2

    Content type: Research

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  3. This qualitative pilot study aimed to establish views of traditional and biomedical practitioners towards collaboration between the two sectors on the treatment of people with mental illness in Zanzibar, Tanza...

    Authors: Lindsay Solera-Deuchar, Mahmoud I. Mussa, Suleiman A. Ali, Haji J. Haji and Peter McGovern

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:1

    Content type: Research

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  4. Integration of mental healthcare into non-specialist settings is advocated to expand access to care for people with severe mental disorders (SMD) in low-income countries. However, the impact upon equitable acc...

    Authors: Maji Hailemariam, Abebaw Fekadu, Girmay Medhin, Martin Prince and Charlotte Hanlon

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:78

    Content type: Research

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  5. There is a recent and growing migrant population in Northern Ireland. However, rigorous research is absent regarding access to mental health care by different migrant groups. In order to address this knowledge...

    Authors: Tania Bosqui, Dermot O’Reilly, Ari Väänänen, Kishan Patel, Michael Donnelly, David Wright, Ciara Close and Anne Kouvonen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:77

    Content type: Research

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  6. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition that is highly predisposed to a variety of mental health problems due to its huge biological, social and psychological burdens. Despite this, there is a paucity of ...

    Authors: Mengesha Birkie Wubie, Mogesie Necho Alebachew and Asmare Belete Yigzaw

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:76

    Content type: Research

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  7. Integrating evidence-based mental health services into primary care has been identified as one strategy for overcoming the treatment gap in low and middle-income countries, yet their uptake into standard pract...

    Authors: Amanda J. Nguyen, Natalie Rykiel, Laura Murray, Ahmed Amin, Emily Haroz, Catherine Lee and Paul Bolton

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:75

    Content type: Research

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  8. Persons with a diagnosis of severe mental illness have a life expectancy that is 20 years lower than the general population, and they are disproportionately affected by cardiovascular disorders. Improving the ...

    Authors: Antoine Baleige, Jean-François Besnard, Nicolas Meunier-Beillard, Vincent Demassiet, Alain Monnier, Amel Ouezini, Olivier Lambert, Claire Charrel, Olivier Mazas, Joël Oberlin, Jean-Luc Roelandt and Frédéric Denis

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:74

    Content type: Study protocol

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  9. Australia is an ethnically diverse nation with one of the largest refugee resettlement programs worldwide. Evidence suggests that although the risk of developing mental disorders in culturally linguistically d...

    Authors: Maria Gabriela Uribe Guajardo, Claire Kelly, Kathy Bond, Russell Thomson and Shameran Slewa-Younan

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:73

    Content type: Research

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  10. Intersectoral collaboration is fundamental to the provision of people-centred mental health care, yet there is a dearth of research about how this strategy operates within mental health systems in low- and mid...

    Authors: Teresa Hall, Ritsuko Kakuma, Lisa Palmer, Harry Minas, João Martins and Greg Armstrong

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:72

    Content type: Research

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  11. A teen Mental Health First Aid training course for high school students in years 10–12 (tMHFA 10–12) has previously been evaluated in uncontrolled and randomized controlled trials and found to improve Mental Heal...

    Authors: Laura M. Hart, Kathy S. Bond, Amy J. Morgan, Alyssia Rossetto, Fairlie A. Cottrill, Claire M. Kelly and Anthony F. Jorm

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:71

    Content type: Research

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  12. Mental health (MH) disorders in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) account for a large proportion of disease burden. While efficacious treatments exist, only 10% of those in need are able to access care. ...

    Authors: Christopher Fittipaldi Akiba, Vivian Go, Victor Mwapasa, Mina Hosseinipour, Bradley Neil Gaynes, Alemayehu Amberbir, Michael Udedi and Brian Wells Pence

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:70

    Content type: Study protocol

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  13. Over a course of 10 weeks the psychosomatic–psychotherapeutic evening clinic at the University of Heidelberg offers an intensive and multimodal 3-h treatment program on three evenings a week. The clinic aims a...

    Authors: F. Brunner, U. Dinger, M. Komo-Lang, H. C. Friederich, H. Schauenburg, W. Herzog and C. Nikendei

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:69

    Content type: Research

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  14. Although substantial empirical research supports the clinical value of routine outcome measures/clinical feedback systems (ROM/CFS), translation into routine practice poses several challenges. The present case...

    Authors: Runar Tengel Hovland and Christian Moltu

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:68

    Content type: Research

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  15. Involuntary admission or treatment for the management of mental illness is a relatively common practice worldwide. Enabling legislation exists in most developed and high-income countries. A few of these countr...

    Authors: Sangeeta Dey, Graham Mellsop, Kate Diesfeld, Vajira Dharmawardene, Susitha Mendis, Sreemanti Chaudhuri, Aniruddha Deb, Nafisa Huq, Helal Uddin Ahmed, Mohammad Shuaib and Faisal Rashid Khan

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:67

    Content type: Research

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  16. Epidemiological studies, describing both community and clinical samples of youth in need for psychiatric help, are rare in the middle east. To our knowledge, this is the first study that aims to investigate th...

    Authors: Mohammad A. Seleem, Reham A. Amer, Amr H. Romeh and Hesham M. Hamoda

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:66

    Content type: Research

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  17. Assertive community treatment (ACT) is an evidence-based treatment for people with severe mental illness, and this model is used widely throughout the world. Given the various adaptations in different contexts...

    Authors: Sigrun Odden, Anne Landheim, Hanne Clausen, Hanne Kilen Stuen, Kristin Sverdvik Heiervang and Torleif Ruud

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:65

    Content type: Research

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  18. The prevalence of common mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety, is high and the demand for psychological interventions and talking therapies is increasing. In order to meet this need, it is necessar...

    Authors: Ujala Shahmalak, Amy Blakemore, Mohammad W. Waheed and Waquas Waheed

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:64

    Content type: Review

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  19. The burden of mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries is large. Yet there is a major treatment gap for these disorders which can be reduced by integrating the care of mental disorders in primary c...

    Authors: J. E. M. Nakku, S. D. Rathod, E. C. Garman, J. Ssebunnya, S. Kangere, M. De Silva, V. Patel, C. Lund and F. N. Kigozi

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:63

    Content type: Research

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  20. Maternal depression affects one in five women in low-and middle income countries (LMIC) and has significant economic and social impacts. Evidence-based psychosocial interventions delivered by non-specialist he...

    Authors: Najia Atif, Amina Bibi, Anum Nisar, Shaffaq Zulfiqar, Ikhlaq Ahmed, Katherine LeMasters, Ashley Hagaman, Siham Sikander, Joanna Maselko and Atif Rahman

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:62

    Content type: Research

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  21. Mental, neurological and substance use disorders are a public health burden in Uganda. Mental health service user involvement could be an important strategy for advocacy and improving service delivery, particu...

    Authors: James Mugisha, Charlotte Hanlon, Birthe Loa Knizek, Joshua Ssebunnya, Davy Vancampfort, Eugene Kinyanda and Fred Kigozi

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:60

    Content type: Research

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  22. Mental health literacy has been defined as knowledge and beliefs about mental disorders which aid their recognition, management, or prevention. This study aimed to examine the correlations of mental health lit...

    Authors: Mohammad Amin Bahrami, Donya Bahrami and Kefayat Chaman-Ara

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:59

    Content type: Research

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  23. Major efforts are underway to improve access to mental health care in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) including systematic training of non-specialized health professionals and other care providers to i...

    Authors: Neda Faregh, Raphael Lencucha, Peter Ventevogel, Benyam Worku Dubale and Laurence J. Kirmayer

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:58

    Content type: Review

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  24. Dementia poses a serious threat to the wellbeing of the elderly. In the context of the rapidly ageing population of Vietnam however, little is known about the prevalence of symptoms and other related factors. ...

    Authors: Nguyen Ngoc Bich, Nguyen Thi Thuy Dung, Tran Vu, Lam Thi Quy, Nguyen Anh Tuan, Nguyen Thi Thanh Binh, Nguyen Trong Hung and Le Vu Anh

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:57

    Content type: Research

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  25. A team approach is key to reduction of the mental health treatment gap. It requires collaborative effort of all formal and informal community based service providers and the consumers of the services. Qualitat...

    Authors: Victoria N. Mutiso, Christine W. Musyimi, Tahilia J. Rebello, Michael O. Ogutu, Ruth Ruhara, Darius Nyamai, Kathleen M. Pike and David M. Ndetei

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:56

    Content type: Research

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  26. Changes in the demographics and respective growth of life expectancy and social needs make informal caregiving crucial component of comprehensive health and social care network, which substantially contributes...

    Authors: Ausrine Kontrimiene, Jolanta Sauseriene, Ida Liseckiene, Leonas Valius and Lina Jaruseviciene

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:55

    Content type: Research

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  27. Mental health has gained prominence as a global public health priority. However, a substantial treatment gap persists in many low- and middle-income countries. Within this scenario, the nexus between homelessn...

    Authors: Lakshmi Narasimhan, Vandana Gopikumar, Vaishnavi Jayakumar, Joske Bunders and Barbara Regeer

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:54

    Content type: Case study

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  28. Globally, 10–20% of children and adolescents suffer from mental disorders, with half of all them starting by the age of 14 and three-quarters before the age of 25. In Nepal, 40% of the population is younger th...

    Authors: Ashmita Chaulagain, Arun Kunwar, Sarah Watts, Anthony P. S. Guerrero and Norbert Skokauskas

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:53

    Content type: Review

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  29. Community-based, integrated youth service hubs have the potential to address some of the longstanding issues with mental health services for youth, including problems with access and system fragmentation. Bett...

    Authors: Cara A. Settipani, Lisa D. Hawke, Kristin Cleverley, Gloria Chaim, Amy Cheung, Kamna Mehra, Maureen Rice, Peter Szatmari and Joanna Henderson

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:52

    Content type: Review

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  30. Substantial numbers of students in Higher Education (HE) are reporting mental health difficulties, such as mild to moderate symptoms of depression and anxiety. Coupled with academic skills challenges, these di...

    Authors: Marietta Papadatou-Pastou, Lauren Campbell-Thompson, Elizabeth Barley, Mark Haddad, Caroline Lafarge, Eamonn McKeown, Louise Simeonov and Patapia Tzotzoli

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:51

    Content type: Research

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  31. There have been few studies examining the functioning of clinically-diagnosed people with depression in primary healthcare (PHC) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The aim of this study was to identi...

    Authors: Kassahun Habtamu, Girmay Medhin, Medhin Selamu, Kebede Tirfessa, Charlotte Hanlon and Abebaw Fekadu

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:50

    Content type: Research

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  32. Clinical practice guidelines (CPG) are developed based on a synthesis of evidence regarding the best options for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and are recognized as essential quality impr...

    Authors: Edith K. Wakida, Celestino Obua, Seggane Musisi, Godfrey Z. Rukundo, Peter Ssebutinde, Zohray M. Talib, Dickens Akena and Elialilia S. Okello

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:49

    Content type: Research

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  33. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a prevalent health problem, not only globally, but also in Saudi Arabia. A growing body of literature suggests a bi-directional association between T2DM and various mental he...

    Authors: Alhussain Alzahrani, Abdulrahman Alghamdi, Turki Alqarni, Reem Alshareef and Abdullah Alzahrani

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:48

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  34. The prevalence of depressive disorder in Shenzhen is higher than for any other city in China. Despite national health system reform to integrate mental health into primary care, the majority of depression case...

    Authors: Kendall Searle, Grant Blashki, Ritsuko Kakuma, Hui Yang, Yuanlin Zhao and Harry Minas

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:47

    Content type: Research

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  35. A person’s perception of health service quality depends on his or her expectations and priorities. If the perception of care is good, then it eventually enhances future health service utilization, adherence to...

    Authors: Nazmun Nahar Nuri, Malabika Sarker, Helal Uddin Ahmed, Mohammad Didar Hossain, Claudia Beiersmann and Albrecht Jahn

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:46

    Content type: Research

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  36. This study describes the Moldovan mental health system and reform needs before and during the initial phase of the MENSANA project (2014–2022) over the period 2007–2017.

    Authors: Marjonneke de Vetten-Mc Mahon, Laura S. Shields-Zeeman, Ionela Petrea and Niek S. Klazinga

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:45

    Content type: Research

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  37. The therapeutic potential of art to contribute to mental health, well-being and recovery is widely recognised. Benefits include improved self-esteem, self-confidence, communication skills, personal relationshi...

    Authors: Tony Barnett, Josephine de Deuge and Heather Bridgman

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:44

    Content type: Research

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  38. To facilitate decentralisation and scale-up of mental health services, Fiji’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services committed to implementing the World Health Organization’s mental health Gap Action Programm...

    Authors: Fiona Charlson, Odille Chang, Ilisapeci Kubuabola, Jaclyn Schess, Catherine Latu, Ernest Hunter, Isimeli Tukana, Sefanaia Qaloewai and Rahul Shidhaye

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:43

    Content type: Research

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  39. In the context of a large treatment gap for common mental disorders (CMDs) and shortage of mental health specialists in low- and middle-income countries, there is increasing evidence of the effectiveness of ta...

    Authors: One Selohilwe, Arvin Bhana, Emily C. Garman and Inge Petersen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:42

    Content type: Research

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  40. Internationally, mental health and social care systems face significant challenges when implementing policy to prevent and respond to domestic violence (DV). This paper reviews the policy process pertaining to...

    Authors: Thi Minh Le, Christine Morley, Peter S. Hill, Quyen Tu Bui and Michael P. Dunne

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:41

    Content type: Research

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  41. Several previous observational studies have reported the risk factors associated with readmission in people with mental illness. While patient-reported experiences and outcomes have become increasingly importa...

    Authors: Sosei Yamaguchi, Yasutaka Ojio, Junko Koike, Asami Matsunaga, Makoto Ogawa, Hisateru Tachimori, Akiko Kikuchi, Hiroshi Kimura, Ataru Inagaki, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Yoshiki Kishi, Koji Yoshida, Takaaki Hirooka, Satoru Oishi, Yasuhiro Matsuda and Chiyo Fujii

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:40

    Content type: Study protocol

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  42. There are limited data on healthcare spending by households containing a person with severe mental disorder (SMD) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). This study aimed to estimate the incidence and inte...

    Authors: Yohannes Hailemichael, Damen Hailemariam, Kebede Tirfessa, Sumaiyah Docrat, Atalay Alem, Girmay Medhin, Crick Lund, Dan Chisholm, Abebaw Fekadu and Charlotte Hanlon

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:39

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  43. Current coverage of mental health care in low- and middle-income countries is limited, not only in terms of access to services but also in terms of financial protection of persons in need of care and treatment...

    Authors: Jibril Abdulmalik, Saheed Olayiwola, Sumaiyah Docrat, Crick Lund, Dan Chisholm and Oye Gureje

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:38

    Content type: Research

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  44. Collaborative care is a means of improving outcomes particularly for people with complex needs. The Partners in Recovery (PIR) program, established in Australia in 2012, provides care coordination to facilitat...

    Authors: Julie Henderson, Sara Javanparast, Fran Baum, Toby Freeman, Jeffery Fuller, Anna Ziersch and Tamara Mackean

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:37

    Content type: Research

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  45. Epilepsy remains the most frequent diagnosis in Psychiatric and Mental Health Services in Mozambique. Because it is a major concern, in 2013 a Program for “Reducing the Epilepsy Treatment gap” was launched in 16 ...

    Authors: Palmira Fortunato Dos Santos, Vasco Cumbe, Maria Lídia Gouveia, Capucine de Fouchier, Dirk Teuwen and Tarun Dua

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:36

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  46. The significant psychosocial harms from bullying among adolescents create major challenges for mental health promotion programs and services in schools. While the negative consequences of bullying victimisatio...

    Authors: Ha Thi Hai Le, Nam Tran, Marilyn A. Campbell, Michelle L. Gatton, Huong Thanh Nguyen and Michael P. Dunne

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:35

    Content type: Research

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  47. Stress and psychological disorders have been assigned increasing significance in the field of occupational health. Based on Japan’s psychiatric disability occupational disease recognition regulation, Taiwan’s ...

    Authors: Wan-Yu Yeh, Wei-Che Chiu, Ruey-Yu Chen, Pei-Yi Hu and Dung-Min Tsai

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:34

    Content type: Research

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  48. With the growth of information technology, there is a need for the evaluation of cost-effective means of monitoring and support of field workers involved in large epidemiological surveys.

    Authors: Maggie Aradati, Lisa Bilal, Mohammad Talal Naseem, Sanaa Hyder, Abdulhameed Al‐Habeeb, Abdullah Al-Subaie, Mona Shahab, Bilal Sohail, Mansoor Baig, Abdulrahman Binmuammar and Yasmin Altwaijri

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:33

    Content type: Research

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  49. Intervening at an early stage of psychosis improves the chances of recovery from first-episode psychosis. However, people who are experiencing distress and early psychotic symptoms generally seem to delay seek...

    Authors: Hege Hansen, Signe Hjelen Stige, Christian Moltu, Jan Olav Johannessen, Inge Joa, Sveinung Dybvig and Marius Veseth

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:32

    Content type: Research

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