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  1. Global alcohol consumption and harmful use of alcohol is projected to increase in the coming decades, and most of the increase will occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs); which calls for cost-effec...

    Authors: Abhijit Nadkarni, Urvita Bhatia, Andre Bedendo, Tassiane Cristine Santos de Paula, Joanna Gonçalves de Andrade Tostes, Lidia Segura-Garcia, Marcela Tiburcio and Sven Andréasson
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:36
  2. The concept of deinstitutionalization started in the 1960s in the US to describe closing down or reducing the number of beds in mental hospitals. The same process has been going on in many countries but with d...

    Authors: Pia H. Bülow, Deborah Finkel, Monika Allgurin, Cristina Joy Torgé, Magnus Jegermalm, Marie Ernsth-Bravell and Per Bülow
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:35
  3. In recent years, there has been increased recognition of the need to integrate mental health services into routine tuberculosis (TB) care. For successful integration, policymakers need to first understand the ...

    Authors: T. Mainga, M. Gondwe, R. C. Stewart, I. Mactaggart, K. Shanaube, H. Ayles and V. Bond
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:34
  4. Little is known about actual involvement or how to achieve service user and caregiver in mental health systems strengthening in low-and middle-income countries. This study describes the processes and explores ...

    Authors: Sisay Abayneh, Heidi Lempp, Brandon A. Kohrt, Atalay Alem and Charlotte Hanlon
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:33
  5. China’s Mental Health Law (MHL) implemented in 2013 required increased consideration of the rights of people with mental illness and was expected to lead to a reduction in involuntary hospitalization (IH). Thi...

    Authors: Yarong Ma, Jie Zhang, Robert Rosenheck and Hongbo He
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:32
  6. Adolescent depression and anxiety are among the leading contributors to health burden worldwide. ‘Relaxation Techniques (RTs)’ are a “set of strategies to improve physiological response to stress” and are freq...

    Authors: Syed Usman Hamdani, Zill-e-Huma, Syeda Wajeeha Zafar, Nadia Suleman, Um-ul-Baneen, Ahmed Waqas and Atif Rahman
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:31
  7. People with mental illnesses are at an increased risk of experiencing human rights violations, stigma and discrimination. Even though mental health stigma and discrimination are universal, there appears to be ...

    Authors: Eshetu Girma, Bezawit Ketema, Tesfahun Mulatu, Brandon A. Kohrt, Syed Shabab Wahid, Eva Heim, Petra C. Gronholm, Charlotte Hanlon and Graham Thornicroft
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:30
  8. Most individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) receive either no care or inadequate care. The aims of this study is to investigate potential determinants of effective treatment coverage.

    Authors: Daniel V. Vigo, Alan E. Kazdin, Nancy A. Sampson, Irving Hwang, Jordi Alonso, Laura Helena Andrade, Olatunde Ayinde, Guilherme Borges, Ronny Bruffaerts, Brendan Bunting, Giovanni de Girolamo, Silvia Florescu, Oye Gureje, Josep Maria Haro, Meredith G. Harris, Elie G. Karam…
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:29
  9. Children in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) are facing tremendous mental health challenges. Numerous evidence-based interventions (EBIs) have been adapted to LMICs and shown effectiveness in addressing...

    Authors: Keng-Yen Huang, Janet Nakigudde, Elizabeth Nsamba Kisakye, Hafsa Sentongo, Tracy A. Dennis-Tiwary, Yesim Tozan, Hyung Park and Laurie Miller Brotman
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:28
  10. Depression has a multitude of clinical and public health consequences for HIV patients. The magnitude of HIV patients who failed first-line antiretroviral treatment and switched to second-line therapy is becom...

    Authors: Shambel Wedajo, Getu Degu, Amare Deribew and Fentie Ambaw
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:27
  11. The right to the highest attainable standard of mental health remains a distant goal worldwide. The Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right of all people to enjoyment of the highest attainable standar...

    Authors: Yun Ju C. Song, Sebastian Rosenberg, Belinda Smith, Jo-An Occhipinti, John Mendoza, Louise Freebairn, Adam Skinner and Ian B. Hickie
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:26
  12. Timothy's law to reduce mental health care disparities was enacted in January 2007 in New York state (NY). According to Timothy's law, "if a patient is suffering from a Biologically Based Mental Illness, or is...

    Authors: Mingfei Li, Victor S. Y. Lo, Piaomu Liu and Eric Smith
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:25
  13. Refugees and asylum seekers are exposed to a unique set of circumstances and experiences that are associated with an increased suicide risk. Suicide prevention training has been recognised as a central compone...

    Authors: Jessica Ingram, Bronte Lyford, Amanda McAtamney and Sally Fitzpatrick
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:24
  14. Mental health-related stigma is a global public health concern and a major barrier to seeking care. In this study, we explored the role of stigma as a barrier to scaling up mental health services in primary he...

    Authors: Racha Abi Hana, Maguy Arnous, Eva Heim, Anaïs Aeschlimann, Mirja Koschorke, Randa S. Hamadeh, Graham Thornicroft, Brandon A. Kohrt, Marit Sijbrandij, Pim Cuijpers and Rabih El-Chammay
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:23
  15. First Nations (FN) people of Canada experience health, social, and systemic inequities due to colonization. Consequently, COVID-19 has placed further mental health stress on people related to personal finances...

    Authors: Cerina Lee, Lisa A. Wozniak, Allison L. Soprovich, Vishal Sharma, Bonnie Healy, Salim Samanani and Dean T. Eurich
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:22
  16. Perinatal depression (PND) is a prevalent ailment that affects both the woman and her family. Addressing PND in primary health care, such as pediatrics and obstetric care settings, has been proposed as an effe...

    Authors: Idan Falek, Mary Acri, Joanna Dominguez, Jennifer Havens, Mary McCord, Sarah Sisco, Wendy Wilcox and Kimberly Hoagwood
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:21
  17. There is a significant push to change the trajectory of youth mental ill-health and suicide globally. Ensuring that young people have access to services that meet their individual needs and are easily accessib...

    Authors: Louise Freebairn, Yun Ju Christine Song, Jo-An Occhipinti, Samantha Huntley, Pat Dudgeon, Julie Robotham, Grace Yeeun Lee, Samuel Hockey, Geoff Gallop and Ian B. Hickie
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:20
  18. Since 2015, Norwegian Regional Health Authorities have followed new government policy and gradually implemented medication-free services for patients with psychosis. The aim of this qualitative study was to ex...

    Authors: Christine Henriksen Oedegaard, Ana Lorena Ruano, Anne Blindheim, Marius Veseth, Brynjulf Stige, Larry Davidson and Ingunn Marie Stadskleiv Engebretsen
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:19
  19. The publication of the World Health Report of 2001 by the World Health Organization (WHO) raised awareness of mental health worldwide. It reported a higher burden of mental illnesses in developing countries, with...

    Authors: Michael guy Toguem, Manasi Kumar, David Ndetei, Francois Erero Njiengwe and Frederick Owiti
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:18
  20. Stigma is a social phenomenon known to have a negative impact on the lives of people living with HIV (PLWH). However, defining HIV-related stigma (HRS) is difficult because of the intersection it has with stru...

    Authors: Bahram Armoon, Marie-Josée Fleury, Amir-Hossein Bayat, Yadollah Fakhri, Peter Higgs, Ladan Fattah Moghaddam and Leila Gonabadi-Nezhad
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:17
  21. Men’s depression, alcohol use, and family problems commonly co-occur to create of cluster of mental health problems. Yet, few treatments exist to address these problems, especially in low and middle-income cou...

    Authors: Ali M. Giusto, David Ayuku and Eve S. Puffer
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:16
  22. Individuals with serious mental illnesses experience deaths related to smoking at a higher prevalence than individuals without a psychotic-spectrum disorders. Traditional smoking cessation programs are often n...

    Authors: Tory H. Hogan, Amanda Quisenberry, Nicholas Breitborde, Aubrey Moe and Amy Ferketich
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:15
  23. Lay Health Workers (LHW) are important providers of community mental health services and help mitigate access and treatment gaps in Africa. However, there is a paucity of knowledge about the role and performan...

    Authors: Dirceu Mabunda, Déborah Oliveira, Mohsin Sidat, Maria Tavares Cavalcanti, Vasco Cumbe, Flávio Mandlate, Milton Wainberg, Francine Cournos and Jair de Jesus Mari
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:14
  24. Primary care doctors in Shenzhen, China are increasingly expected to identify and prevent depressive disorder; however, they have received limited mental health training and community healthcare centres (CHC) ...

    Authors: Kendall Searle, Grant Blashki, Ritsuko Kakuma, Hui Yang, Shurong Lu, Baoqi Li, Yingying Xiao and Harry Minas
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:13
  25. Somalia has been without an effective government since the collapse of the military regime in 1991. Years of conflict, disasters, and insecurity have all contributed to very low scores for most health indicato...

    Authors: M. Ibrahim, H. Rizwan, M. Afzal and Mamunur Rahman Malik
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:12
  26. Supportive supervision has been shown to improve worker resilience and wellbeing, which are particularly important in the context of humanitarian emergency settings. Despite its noted importance however, super...

    Authors: Áine Travers, Nadeen Abujaber, Kelly A McBride, Pia Tingsted Blum, Nana Wiedemann and Frédérique Vallières
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:11
  27. Mental health services are fragmented in Australia leading to a priority being placed on whole-of-community approaches and integration. We describe the LifeSpan suicide prevention intervention developed by the...

    Authors: Janet C. Long, Colum Ruane, Louise A. Ellis, Rebecca Lake, Anneke Le Roux, Luke Testa, Fiona Shand, Michelle Torok and Yvonne Zurynski
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:10
  28. Typically, specialist mental health professionals deliver psychological interventions for individuals with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and related mental health problems. However, such in...

    Authors: Ayodeji D. Oyedeji, Ibrahim Ullah, Scott Weich, Richard Bentall and Andrew Booth
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:9
  29. Adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV) are at high risk of experiencing mental health problems. Depression is a major contributor to the burden of HIV-related disease amongst ALHIV and is significantly linked to ...

    Authors: Esther C. Kip, Michael Udedi, Kazione Kulisewa, Vivian F. Go and Bradley N. Gaynes
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:8
  30. Integrated Community Centres for Mental Wellness (ICCMWs) provide district-based community support services for patients discharged from mental health facilities and other residents in Hong Kong. However, sele...

    Authors: Vincent W. P. Lee, Daniel W. L. Lai and Xiaoting Ou
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:7
  31. Mental healthcare is delivered across service sectors that differ in level of specialization and intervention modalities typically offered. Little is known about the perceived helpfulness of the combinations o...

    Authors: Meredith G. Harris, Alan E. Kazdin, Richard J. Munthali, Daniel V. Vigo, Irving Hwang, Nancy A. Sampson, Ali Al-Hamzawi, Jordi Alonso, Laura Helena Andrade, Guilherme Borges, Brendan Bunting, Silvia Florescu, Oye Gureje, Elie G. Karam, Sing Lee, Fernando Navarro-Mateu…
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:6
  32. To describe changes in mental health services in Chile between 1990 and 2017, and to retrospectively assess the effects of national mental health plans (NMHPs) on mental health services development during this...

    Authors: Adrian P. Mundt, Pablo Martínez, Sebastián Jaque and Matías Irarrázaval
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:5
  33. Although the total number of suicides decreased since the beginning of the 1980s, the number of suicide-related behaviors using self-intoxication increased. Therefore, research on the characteristics of indivi...

    Authors: Stefanie Geith, Christiane Didden, Christian Rabe, Tobias Zellner, Armin Ott and Florian Eyer
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:4
  34. The frequency and severity of falls of psychiatric inpatients in Thailand have not been previously reported. Also, the risk factors of falls have been numerous and complicated. This study aimed to investigate ...

    Authors: Acharaporn Seeherunwong, Chanya Thunyadee, Wipa Vanishakije and Pavinee Thanabodee-tummajaree
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:3
  35. Individuals with mental health problems have many insufficiently met support needs. Across sociocultural contexts, various parties (e.g., governments, families, persons with mental health problems) assume resp...

    Authors: Srividya N. Iyer, Ashok Malla, Megan Pope, Sally Mustafa, Greeshma Mohan, Thara Rangaswamy, Norbert Schmitz, Ridha Joober, Jai Shah, Howard C. Margolese and Padmavati Ramachandran
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:2
  36. Individuals with mental health problems have multiple, often inadequately met needs. Responsibility for meeting these needs frequently falls to patients, their families/caregivers, and governments. Little is k...

    Authors: Srividya N. Iyer, Megan Pope, Aarati Taksal, Greeshma Mohan, Thara Rangaswamy, Heleen Loohuis, Jai Shah, Ridha Joober, Norbert Schmitz, Howard C. Margolese, Ramachandran Padmavati and Ashok Malla
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:1
  37. Although a growing number of studies indicates a high prevalence of reported mental health problems in students and that the problems are growing in number and severity, less is known about the experiences of ...

    Authors: Maja Anna Marszalek, Helene Faksvåg, Thea Hannestad Frøystadvåg, Ottar Ness and Marius Veseth
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:87
  38. Drug markets are dynamic systems which change based on demand, competition, legislation and revenue. Shifts that are not met with immediate and appropriate responses from the healthcare system can lead to publ...

    Authors: R. Michael Krausz, Jean N. Westenberg, Nickie Mathew, George Budd, James S. H. Wong, Vivian W. L. Tsang, Marc Vogel, Conor King, Vijay Seethapathy, Kerry Jang and Fiona Choi
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:86
  39. Pathways to care studies are feasible and tested means of finding the actual routes taken by patients before reaching proper care. In view of the predominance of nonprofessional service providers and the lack ...

    Authors: Anoop Krishna Gupta, Sulochana Joshi, Bikram Kafle, Ranjan Thapa, Manisha Chapagai, Suraj Nepal, Abhash Niraula, Sreya Paudyal, Prabhat Sapkota, Reet Poudel, Bina Sing Gurung, Prabhakar Pokhrel, Robin Jha, Sanjib Pandit, Suresh Thapaliya, Shuva Shrestha…
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:85
  40. Although access to specialized services is one of the main components of the study of paths to mental health care worldwide, the factors related to the continuity of the patient’s link with Primary Care after ...

    Authors: Carlos Alberto dos Santos Treichel, Ioannis Bakolis and Rosana Teresa Onocko-Campos
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:84
  41. Mental illnesses and disabilities as well as epileptic diseases remain an important public health issue. In Côte d’Ivoire, the provision of psychiatric care and specialised psychosocial facilities is almost no...

    Authors: Asseman Médard Koua, François Djo Bi Djo, Raymond N’Guessan Kouadio, Zoumana Coulibaly, Eric Sreu, Eméric Désiré Konandri, Aka N’zi Jean Vincent Koua, Sharon Huppertz, Gesine Heetderks and Michael Huppertz
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:83
  42. Clinical assessment of catatonia includes the use of diagnostic systems, such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) and the International Classification of Disease, Tenth Revision (IC...

    Authors: Zukiswa Zingela, Louise Stroud, Johan Cronje, Max Fink and Stephan van Wyk
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:82
  43. Despite the large treatment gap in Indonesia, limited studies have attempted to explore both service users’ and providers’ evaluations of the current mental health system holistically. This study aims to explo...

    Authors: Adelia Khrisna Putri, Nuvi Gustriawanto, Satwika Rahapsari, Anna Rusdiyana Sholikhah, Sanidya Prabaswara, Annisa Cahya Kusumawardhani and Susi Ari Kristina
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:81
  44. Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) host the majority of the world’s refugees. Evidence suggests that refugees and asylum seekers have high mental health needs compared to the host country population. How...

    Authors: Sohail Jannesari, Claudia Lotito, Giulia Turrini, Siân Oram and Corrado Barbui
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:80
  45. The evidence base for suicide prevention programs in Australian schools is limited. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of a universal, mental health promotion and suicide prevention program—Youth ...

    Authors: Lauren McGillivray, Fiona Shand, Alison L. Calear, Philip J. Batterham, Demee Rheinberger, Nicola A. Chen, Alexander Burnett and Michelle Torok
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:79
  46. An open, non-controlled trial was conducted to explore the feasibility, experiences and outcomes of multi-family groups in community mental health care of patients with depression and anxiety.

    Authors: Saniya Saleem, Anayat Baig, Sana Sajun, Victoria Bird, Stefan Priebe and Aneeta Pasha
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:78
  47. Stigma refers to the discrediting, devaluing, and shaming of a person because of characteristics or attributes that they possess. Generally, stigma leads to negative social experiences such as isolation, rejec...

    Authors: Muhammad Arsyad Subu, Del Fatma Wati, Netrida Netrida, Vetty Priscilla, Jacqueline Maria Dias, Mini Sarah Abraham, Shameran Slewa-Younan and Nabeel Al-Yateem
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:77
  48. High rates of involuntary hospitalization and long lengths of stay have been problematic in Korea. To address these problems, the Mental Health and Welfare Law was revised in 2016, mainly to protect patient ri...

    Authors: Jongho Heo, Nan-He Yoon, Soyoun Shin, Soo-Young Yu and Manwoo Lee
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:76
  49. The mental health system in Indonesia comprises attempts to modernise a colonial relic. There is still a disconnect between available services and help-seeking behaviours at the grassroots level. This study ai...

    Authors: Sabrina Gabrielle Anjara, Carol Brayne and Tine Van Bortel
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:74

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