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  1. Content type: Research

    Psychotherapy and mental health services in Nairobi’s public hospitals are increasing. Rather than prematurely imposing psychotherapy protocols developed in Western countries to Kenya, we argue that first stud...

    Authors: Manasi Kumar, Mary Wangari Kuria, Caleb Joseph Othieno and Fredrik Falkenström

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:76

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  2. Content type: Research

    In spite of the pronounced adverse economic consequences of mental, neurological, and substance use disorders on households in most low- and middle-income countries, service coverage and financial protection f...

    Authors: J. Ssebunnya, S. Kangere, J. Mugisha, S. Docrat, D. Chisholm, C. Lund and F. Kigozi

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:74

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  3. Content type: Research

    Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is a highly prevalent and debilitating psychiatric disorder known to interfere with several life domains. Yet little is known about the subjective experiences of living with...

    Authors: Kirsten Celeste Kohler, Bronwynè Jo’sean Coetzee and Christine Lochner

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:73

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  4. Content type: Research

    Schizophrenia is one of the leading public health issues in psychiatry and imposes a heavy financial burden on the healthcare systems. This study aims to report the direct medical costs and the associated fact...

    Authors: Hui Zhang, Yuming Sun, Donglan Zhang, Chao Zhang and Gang Chen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:72

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  5. Content type: Research

    Youth-friendly health care services can facilitate young people’s access to health care services and promote their health, including their mental health. In Sweden, a network of youth health centers exist sinc...

    Authors: Isabel Goicolea, Cecilia Hultstrand Ahlin, Anna-Karin Waenerlund, Bruno Marchal, Monica Christianson, Maria Wiklund, Anna-Karin Hurtig and Miguel San Sebastian

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:69

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  6. Content type: Research

    In Vietnam, the mental health care infrastructure is on the verge of transformation with an increase in the demand for access to adequate and effective mental health care services. Public attitudes towards men...

    Authors: Kerem Böge, Eric Hahn, Tien Duc Cao, Lukas Marian Fuchs, Lara Kim Martensen, Georg Schomerus, Michael Dettling, Matthias Angermeyer, Van Tuan Nguyen and Thi Minh Tam Ta

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:70

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  7. Content type: Research

    Perinatal depression is associated with negative effects on child behavioural, cognitive and emotional development, birth outcomes, and physical growth. In India, increased priority accorded to mental health p...

    Authors: Sujit D. Rathod, Simone Honikman, Charlotte Hanlon and Rahul Shidhaye

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:68

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  8. Content type: Commentary

    Access to psychological treatments has been defined by Gulliford as comprising supply, effectiveness, equity and uptake. In the UK, a recent national programme “Improving Access to Psychological Treatments” ha...

    Authors: June S. L. Brown

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:67

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  9. Content type: Research

    To evaluate the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of implementing a peer-based, multi-component mental health program in the Australian coal mining industry.

    Authors: Ross J. Tynan, Carole James, Robyn Considine, Jaelea Skehan, Jorgen Gullestrup, Terry J. Lewin, John Wiggers and Brian J. Kelly

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:66

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  10. Content type: Review

    Pathways to care are actions and strategies employed by individuals in order to get help for health-related distress and the related processes of care providers. On several systematic reviews regarding pathway...

    Authors: Carlos Eduardo Amaral, Rosana Onocko-Campos, Pedro Renan Santos de Oliveira, Mariana Barbosa Pereira, Éllen Cristina Ricci, Mayrá Lobato Pequeno, Bruno Emerich, Roseléia Carneiro dos Santos and Graham Thornicroft

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:65

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  11. Content type: Research

    Early distinguishing the cognitive impairment from healthy population is crucial to delay the progression of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer disease (AD). Test Your Memory (TYM) has been proved t...

    Authors: Xuemei Li, Shengfa Zhang, Jinsui Zhang, Jingru Zhu, Huan He, Yurong Zhang, Weijun Zhang and Donghua Tian

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:64

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  12. Content type: Research

    Non-specialists’ involvement in mental health care is encouraged in the field of global mental health to address the treatment gap caused by mental illness, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Whil...

    Authors: Jessica Spagnolo, François Champagne, Nicole Leduc, Michèle Rivard, Myra Piat, Marc Laporta, Wahid Melki and Fatma Charfi

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:63

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  13. Content type: Research

    In Eritrea, highly centralized mental health care services and lack of trained psychiatric personnel at primary health care units remain a challenge to the mental health care system. These problems can be mini...

    Authors: Tesfit Brhane Netsereab, Meron Mehari Kifle, Robel Berhane Tesfagiorgis, Sara Ghebremichael Habteab, Yosan Kahsay Weldeabzgi and Okbazghi Zaid Tesfamariam

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:61

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  14. Content type: Research

    Mental health problems among trafficked persons could be the result of concomitantly interwoven effects of various factors. Analyzing the networked relationships concurrently could be a more substantive approa...

    Authors: Lemma Derseh Gezie, Alemayehu Worku Yalew, Yigzaw Kebede Gete, Telake Azale, Tilman Brand and Hajo Zeeb

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:62

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  15. Content type: Research

    In recent years the use of peer specialists in the delivery of mental health of care across the US has increased. Although data on the benefits of using peer specialists is limited and/or equivocal, states are...

    Authors: Daniel Castellanos, Mayte Capo, Diana Valderrama, Melissa Jean-Francois and Aniuska Luna

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:59

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  16. Content type: Review

    Forensic psychiatric care must be provided within the least restrictive setting possible, whilst simultaneously maintaining appropriate levels of security. This presents particular challenges for the design of...

    Authors: Allan Seppänen, Iida Törmänen, Christopher Shaw and Harry Kennedy

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:58

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  17. Content type: Research

    Despite advances in our understanding of what mental health systems and services can do to enhance recovery and wellbeing outcomes for people seeking support, there is limited evidence demonstrating that this ...

    Authors: Keren E. Wolstencroft, Frank P. Deane, Cara L. Jones, Adam Zimmermann and Merrilee Cox

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:60

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  18. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization developed the Mental Health Gap Action Programme Intervention Guide (mhGAP-IG) as guidelines for innovative utilization of available resources in low- and middle-income countries ...

    Authors: Victoria N. Mutiso, Isaiah Gitonga, Abednego Musau, Christine W. Musyimi, Eric Nandoya, Tahilia J. Rebello, Kathleen M. Pike and David M. Ndetei

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:57

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  19. Content type: Research

    Mental illness acts as a barrier to accessing and obtaining effective medical care. It has been shown that out of hours services are an important first stop for emergency care for people experiencing mental he...

    Authors: C. Collins, M. T. O’Shea, J. Cunniffe and P. Finegan

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:56

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  20. Content type: Correction

    In the original version of this article [1], the reference 33 was published incorrectly. The corrected reference is given below:

    Authors: Marit Sijbrandij, Richard A. Bryant, Alison Schafer, Katie S. Dawson, Dorothy Anjuri, Lincoln Ndogoni, Jeannette Ulate, Syed Usman Hamdani and Mark van Ommeren

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:55

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:44

  21. Content type: Case study

    Dealing with psychological and study skill difficulties can present a challenge for both Higher Education (HE) students, who suffer from them, but also for HE Institutions and their support services. Alternati...

    Authors: Alexia Barrable, Marietta Papadatou-Pastou and Patapia Tzotzoli

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:54

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  22. Content type: Correction

    In the original version of this article [1], the reference 35 was published incorrectly. The corrected reference is given below:

    Authors: Syed Usman Hamdani, Zainab Ahmed, Marit Sijbrandij, Huma Nazir, Aqsa Masood, Parveen Akhtar, Hania Amin, Richard A. Bryant, Katie Dawson, Mark van Ommeren, Atif Rahman and Fareed Aslam Minhas

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:53

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:40

  23. Content type: Research

    Early adolescence is considered a critical period for the development of chronic and recurrent medically unexplained symptoms (MUS), and referrals and system-initiated patient trajectories often lead to an exc...

    Authors: Silje Vagli Østbye, Catharina Elisabeth Arfwedson Wang, Ida Pauline Høilo Granheim, Kjersti Elisabeth Kristensen and Mette Bech Risør

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:52

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  24. Content type: Research

    The first 12 Norwegian assertive community treatment (ACT) teams were piloted from 2009 to 2011. Of the 338 patients included during the teams’ first year of operation, 38% were subject to community treatment ...

    Authors: Hanne Kilen Stuen, Anne Landheim, Jorun Rugkåsa and Rolf Wynn

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:51

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  25. Content type: Research

    Post-traumatic stress disorder is the most common mental disorders occurring among survivors of road traffic accident. However, research into post-traumatic stress disorder and correlates in low and middle-inc...

    Authors: Kalkidan Yohannes, Abebaw Gebeyehu, Tewodros Adera, Getinet Ayano and Wubalem Fekadu

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:50

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  26. Content type: Study protocol

    Indonesia has the highest rate of years of life lost to disability or early death from Schizophrenia than any other country in the world. More than 90% of people with mental illness do not get any treatment an...

    Authors: Helen Brooks, Karen James, I Irmansyah, Budi-Anna Keliat, Bagus Utomo, Diana Rose, Erminia Colucci and Karina Lovell

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:49

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  27. Content type: Research

    Members of the public frequently perform mental health first aid actions in daily life, and people with mental health problems often cite informal supports as motivators of professional treatment seeking. Howe...

    Authors: Alyssia Rossetto, Anthony F. Jorm and Nicola J. Reavley

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:48

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  28. Content type: Research

    Mental illness is a leading cause of the disease burden among young people. Poor mental health is linked to childhood adversity such as gender inequality, poverty and low educational attainment. Psycho-social ...

    Authors: K. Mathias, A. Pandey, G. Armstrong, P. Diksha and M. Kermode

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:47

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  29. Content type: Research

    Non-professional community health workers have been widely reported as possibly having a role in mental health. In Indonesia, their role is currently being introduced in the national health system for perinata...

    Authors: Endang R. Surjaningrum, Anthony F. Jorm, Harry Minas and Ritsuko Kakuma

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:46

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  30. Content type: Research

    Transition from prison to community is a challenging time for all people who have been incarcerated. It is particularly challenging for those also living with serious and persistent mental illness. This study ...

    Authors: Nicola Hancock, Jennifer Smith-Merry and Kirsty Mckenzie

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:45

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  31. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization’s ‘building back better’ approach advocates capitalizing on the resources and political will elicited by disasters to strengthen national mental health systems. This study explore...

    Authors: Liana E. Chase, Kedar Marahatta, Kripa Sidgel, Sujan Shrestha, Kamal Gautam, Nagendra P. Luitel, Bhogendra Raj Dotel and Reuben Samuel

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:44

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  32. Content type: Debate

    In 1978 Italy implemented Law Number 180, the reform law that blocked all new admissions to public mental hospitals. After 40 years without mental hospitals, we aim at understanding the consequences of the Ita...

    Authors: Corrado Barbui, Davide Papola and Benedetto Saraceno

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:43

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  33. Content type: Research

    Postpartum depression is an important but neglected public health issue in low- and middle-income countries. The aim of this study was to assess postpartum depressive (PPD) symptoms and associated factors in a...

    Authors: Telake Azale, Abebaw Fekadu and Charlotte Hanlon

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:42

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  34. Content type: Study protocol

    There is international recognition of the need for service user and caregiver involvement in mental health system strengthening. However, little is known about how best to integrate this approach into the ment...

    Authors: Sisay Abayneh, Heidi Lempp, Jill Manthorpe and Charlotte Hanlon

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:41

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  35. Content type: Research

    In many low- and middle-income countries, faith healing is used alongside biomedical treatment for many health problems including mental disorders. Further, Christianity in Africa has seen much transformation ...

    Authors: Lily N. A. Kpobi and Leslie Swartz

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:40

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  36. Content type: Research

    Health systems in Bangladesh are not fully organized to provide optimal care services to patients with mental health problems. There is both a lack of resources and a disproportional distribution of the availa...

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

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:39

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  37. Content type: Research

    Satisfaction is the psychological state that results from confirmation or disconfirmation of expectations with reality. Patients’ satisfaction is a healthcare recipient’s reaction to salient aspect of the cont...

    Authors: Haftom Desta, Tesfay Berhe and Solomon Hintsa

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:38

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  38. Content type: Short report

    Mental illness can affect anyone irrespective of race, gender or personal characteristics. The study sought to investigate health workers’ Knowledge on Mental Health Legislation in Ghana focusing on the Certif...

    Authors: Reindolf Anokye, Enoch Acheampong, Naomi Gyamfi, Amy Budu-Ainooson and Ernest Appiah Kyei

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:37

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  39. Content type: Research

    Mental health problems represent the greatest global burden of disease among children and adolescents. There is, however, lack of policy development and implementation for child and adolescent mental health (C...

    Authors: Stella Mokitimi, Marguerite Schneider and Petrus J. de Vries

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:36

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  40. Content type: Research

    The UN resolution recommends treating all mentally ill patients with humanity and respect. However, social stigma continues to prevail for patients with schizophrenia. Physical restraint and confinement of the...

    Authors: Nenden Hikmah Laila, Renti Mahkota, Tri Krianto and Siddharudha Shivalli

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:35

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  41. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported an error in note “a” of Table 5.

    Authors: Rie Chiba, Maki Umeda, Kyohei Goto, Yuki Miyamoto, Sosei Yamaguchi and Norito Kawakami

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:34

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:71

  42. Content type: Research

    Exogenous stressors resulting from air pollution can lead to depression and chronic disease. Chinese levels of air pollution are among the highest in the world, and although associated adverse health effects a...

    Authors: Qing Wang and Zhiming Yang

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:33

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  43. Content type: Research

    Outbreaks of mass psychogenic illness (MPI), which are a constellation of physical signs and symptoms suggestive of organic illness with no identifiable causes. MPI has been documented in numerous cultural, et...

    Authors: Moges Ayehu, Misganu Endriyas, Emebet Mekonnen, Mekonen Shiferaw and Tebeje Misganaw

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:31

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  44. Content type: Research

    Recovery-oriented practice is recommended in services for people with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Understanding practitioners’ perceptions of recovery-oriented services may be a key...

    Authors: Eva Brekke, Lars Lien, Kari Nysveen and Stian Biong

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:30

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  45. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors wrote to request that the title of their manuscript be changed from “Analysis of the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service data from 2011...

    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 12:32

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:9

  46. Content type: Debate

    This article provides an overview of the current and projected climate change risks and impacts to mental health and provides recommendations for priority actions to address the mental health consequences of c...

    Authors: Katie Hayes, G. Blashki, J. Wiseman, S. Burke and L. Reifels

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:28

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  47. Content type: Research

    Indonesian maternal health policies state that community health workers (CHWs) are responsible for detection and referral of pregnant women and postpartum mothers who might suffer from mental health problems (...

    Authors: Endang R. Surjaningrum, Harry Minas, Anthony F. Jorm and Ritsuko Kakuma

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:27

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