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  1. How the career commitment of medical university students can be improved is an underinvestigated topic.

    Authors: Wei Xiao, Liang Zhou, Qing Wu, Yan Zhang, Danmin Miao, Jiaxi Zhang and Jiaxi Peng
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2014 8:8
  2. There are at least 50 million children with an intellectual or developmental disorder in South Asia. The vast majority of these children have no access to any service and there are no resources to develop such...

    Authors: Syed Usman Hamdani, Najia Atif, Mahjabeen Tariq, Fareed Aslam Minhas, Zafar Iqbal and Atif Rahman
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2014 8:7
  3. It is estimated that the prevalence of mental illness is higher in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents compared to non-Aboriginal adolescents. Despite this, only a small proportion of Aboriginal ...

    Authors: Kathryn J Chalmers, Kathy S Bond, Anthony F Jorm, Claire M Kelly, Betty A Kitchener and AJ Williams-Tchen
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2014 8:6
  4. Developing countries in Africa and other regions share a similar profile of insufficient human resources for mental health, poor funding, a high unmet need for services and a low official prioritisation of men...

    Authors: Jibril Abdulmalik, Woye Fadahunsi, Lola Kola, Emeka Nwefoh, Harry Minas, Julian Eaton and Oye Gureje
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2014 8:5
  5. A political movement towards building alternatives to long-term hospitalization of psychiatric patients in Korea has gained momentum. We aimed to provide sturdy foundation needed to formulate the most rational...

    Authors: Myung-Soo Lee and Jong-Ik Park
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2014 8:4
  6. Schizotypal personality traits are associated with schizophrenia spectrum disorders, stating that schizotypal traits may represent a “prodrome” or other developmental precursor of schizophrenia. Genetic and en...

    Authors: Jiaxi Zhang, Wei Wang, Zhijun Tan, Qing Wu, Wei Xiao, Lei Shang, Yan Zhang, Jiaxi Peng and Danmin Miao
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2014 8:3
  7. The involvement of persons with lived experiences of mental illness and service use is increasingly viewed as key to improving the relevance and utility of mental health research and service innovation. Guided...

    Authors: Deede Gammon, Monica Strand and Lillian Sofie Eng
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2014 8:2
  8. The International Journal of Mental Health Systems (IJMHS) was launched in August 2007 and has recently been given a formal impact factor. This study uses bibliometric indicators to review the performance of t...

    Authors: Harry Minas, Alexandra Wright, Mengxue Zhao and Ritsuko Kakuma
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2014 8:1
  9. Psychiatric advance directives, a tool to document preferences for care in advance of decisional incapacity, have been shown to benefit persons with mental illness in a number of countries through improving me...

    Authors: Laura S Shields, Soumitra Pathare, Selina DM van Zelst, Sophie Dijkkamp, Lakshmi Narasimhan and Joske GF Bunders
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:29
  10. In Finland major effort has been invested in reducing the use of coercion in psychiatric treatment, and the goal is to diminish the use of coercion by 40% by 2015. Improving patients’ quality of life (QoL) has...

    Authors: Päivi Soininen, Hanna Putkonen, Grigori Joffe, Jyrki Korkeila, Pauli Puukka, Anneli Pitkänen and Maritta Välimäki
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:28
  11. To meet federal requirements under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, the state of California instituted policies requiring that comprehensive mental health services in native languages be made available to lim...

    Authors: Sita G Patel, William M Firmender and Lonnie R Snowden
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:27
  12. Schizophrenia is a severe psychotic disorder characterized by significant disturbances in thinking, perception, emotions and behavior. Even if it is not a very frequent disorder, but it is the most burdensome ...

    Authors: Jinguo Zhai, Xiaofeng Guo, Min Chen, Jingping Zhao and Zhonghua Su
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:26
  13. A pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial.

    Authors: Rachel Jenkins, Caleb Othieno, Stephen Okeyo, Dan Kaseje, Julyan Aruwa, Henry Oyugi, Paul Bassett and Felix Kauye
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:25
  14. The need to address the treatment gap in mental health services in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) is well recognized and particularly neglected among children and adolescents. Recent literature with a...

    Authors: Laura K Murray, Shannon Dorsey, Stephanie Skavenski, Margaret Kasoma, Mwiya Imasiku, Paul Bolton, Judith Bass and Judith A Cohen
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:24
  15. Cultural and linguistic diversity is a core feature of the Australian population and a valued element of national identity. The proportion of the population that will be overseas-born is projected to be 32% by...

    Authors: Harry Minas, Ritsuko Kakuma, Lay San Too, Hamza Vayani, Sharon Orapeleng, Rita Prasad-Ildes, Greg Turner, Nicholas Procter and Daryl Oehm
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:23
  16. Pathway studies highlight the help-seeking behaviors of patients with physical and mental illnesses. A number of studies in this field have been completed in various parts of the world. The purpose of this stu...

    Authors: Weijun Zhang, Xuemei Li, Yan Lin, Xiulan Zhang, Zhiyong Qu, Xiaohua Wang, Huiwen Xu, Alvina Jiao, Mengqi Guo, Yurong Zhang, Yafang Li and Donghua Tian
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:22
  17. Self stigma among people with mental illness results from multiple cognitive and environmental factors and processes. It can negatively affect adherence to psychiatric services, self esteem, hope, social integ...

    Authors: Eshetu Girma, Markos Tesfaye, Guenter Froeschl, Anne Maria Möller-Leimkühler, Sandra Dehning and Norbert Müller
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:21
  18. In Uganda, a previous study reported high HIV prevalence in persons with severe mental illness (SMI) compared to the general population, suggesting that persons with SMI might constitute a high-risk group for ...

    Authors: Patric Lundberg, Noeline Nakasujja, Seggane Musisi, Anna Ekéus Thorson, Elizabeth Cantor-Graae and Peter Allebeck
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:20
  19. The World Mental Health Survey Initiative was designed to evaluate the prevalence, the correlates, the impact and the treatment patterns of mental disorders. This paper describes the rationale and the methodol...

    Authors: Miguel Xavier, Helena Baptista, Jorge M Mendes, Pedro Magalhães and José M Caldas-de-Almeida
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:19
  20. A mental health needs assessment in the Irish prison population confirmed findings from other jurisdictions showing high prevalence of severe mental illness, including psychosis amongst those newly committed. ...

    Authors: Clare McInerney, Mary Davoren, Grainne Flynn, Diane Mullins, Mary Fitzpatrick, Martin Caddow, Fintan Caddow, Sean Quigley, Fergal Black, Harry G Kennedy and Conor O’Neill
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:18
  21. Relatively little is known about how depression amongst people with chronic illness is identified and managed in diverse primary health care settings. We evaluated the role of complex physical needs in influen...

    Authors: Gill Schierhout, Tricia Nagel, Damin Si, Christine Connors, Alex Brown and Ross Bailie
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:16
  22. Depression is among the most common psychiatric conditions in primary health care, and constitutes an important part of the global disease burden. However, it is difficult to obtain comparable data on depressi...

    Authors: Maria Niemi, Mats Målqvist, Kim Bao Giang, Peter Allebeck and Torkel Falkenberg
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:15
  23. In recent years the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) methodology has often been used by international or national health authorities, or scientific societies, for developi...

    Authors: Giovanni Ostuzzi, Irene Bighelli, Barbara-Vanessa Carrara, Nicola Dusi, Giuseppe Imperadore, Camilla Lintas, Francesco Nifosì, Michela Nosè, Carlo Piazza, Marianna Purgato, Raffaella Rizzo and Corrado Barbui
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:14
  24. The shift from asylum to community care for mental health patients has burdened the providers of primary health care and, more than all, families. As a result, numerous studies [Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol

    Authors: Christos Panayiotopoulos, Andreas Pavlakis and Menelaos Apostolou
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:13
  25. An increasing number of empirical studies indicate that infants, toddlers and preschoolers may suffer from non-transient mental illnesses featuring developmental psychopathology. A few innovative child psychia...

    Authors: Tilman Furniss, Jörg M Müller, Sandra Achtergarde, Ida Wessing, Marlies Averbeck-Holocher and Christian Postert
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:12
  26. Over the last three decades significant efforts have been made in many European countries to move away from a mental health system dominated by institutional care towards one whereby the main emphasis is on pr...

    Authors: Evangelia Loukidou, Anastasios Mastroyannakis, Tracey Power, Graham Thornicroft, Tom Craig and Nick Bouras
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:11
  27. The Australian Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN) is fostering a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to mental health care through the establishment of local interdisciplinary networks of mental ...

    Authors: Kylie King, Jo Christo, Justine Fletcher, Anna Machlin, Angela Nicholas and Jane Pirkis
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:10
  28. Mental health disorders account for 13% of the global burden of disease, a burden that low-income countries are generally ill-equipped to handle. Research evaluating the association between mental health and e...

    Authors: Maureen E Canavan, Heather L Sipsma, Achyuta Adhvaryu, Angela Ofori-Atta, Helen Jack, Christopher Udry, Isaac Osei-Akoto and Elizabeth H Bradley
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:9
  29. Mental health services for Rivers State and surrounding States in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria are provided only at the neuropsychiatric Rumuigbo Hospital in Port Harcourt City, Rivers State, Nigeria. The...

    Authors: Izibeloko Omi Jack-Ide, Leana R Uys and Lyn E Middleton
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:8
  30. One of the most crucial steps towards delivering judicious and comprehensive mental health care is the formulation of a policy and plan that will navigate mental health systems. For policy-makers, the challeng...

    Authors: Hasheem Mannan, Shahla ElTayeb, Malcolm MacLachlan, Mutamad Amin, Joanne McVeigh, Alister Munthali and Gert Van Rooy
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:7
  31. A cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a national Kenyan mental health primary care training programme demonstrated a significant impact for health workers on the health, disability and quality of life...

    Authors: Rachel Jenkins, Caleb Othieno, Stephen Okeyo, Julyan Aruwa, Jan Wallcraft and Ben Jenkins
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:6
  32. A cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a national Kenyan mental health primary care training programme demonstrated a significant impact on the health, disability and quality of life of clients, despit...

    Authors: Caleb Othieno, Rachel Jenkins, Stephen Okeyo, Julyan Aruwa, Jan Wallcraft and Ben Jenkins
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:5
  33. We compared demography, diagnoses and clinical needs in acutely admitted psychiatric hospital patients in northwest Russia and northern Norway.

    Authors: Knut W Sørgaard, Grigory Rezvy, Anatoly Bugdanov, Tore Sørlie and Trond Bratlid
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:4
  34. Individuals, families and communities in Northern Sri Lanka have undergone three decades of war trauma, multiple displacements, and loss of family, kin, friends, homes, employment and other valued resources. T...

    Authors: Daya Somasundaram and Sambasivamoorthy Sivayokan
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:3
  35. Data on caregiver strain and depression of principal caregivers of patients with mental illnesses are few in developing countries. Findings from developed countries cannot be applied directly to developing cou...

    Authors: Chaturaka Rodrigo, Tharanga Fernando, Senaka Rajapakse, Varuni De Silva and Raveen Hanwella
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:2
  36. The concept of `mindfulness´ was operationalized primarily for patients with chronic stressors, while it is rarely used in reference to soldiers. We intended to validate a modified instrument on the basis of t...

    Authors: Arndt Büssing, Harald Walach, Niko Kohls, Fred Zimmermann and Marion Trousselard
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013 7:1
  37. Integrating mental health into primarily health care and studying risk for mental health particularly depression needs assessment of different factors including those that impede diagnosis and treatment of men...

    Authors: Solomon Hailemariam, Fasil Tessema, Mekonen Asefa, Henok Tadesse and Girma Tenkolu
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2012 6:23
  38. In the general belief, schizophrenia is associated with the concepts of seriousness, incurability, dangerousness: this is incorrect. In recent decades, the interest in course studies increased and different tr...

    Authors: Maria Cristina Turola, Gloria Comellini, Anna Galuppi, Maria Giulia Nanni, Emanuela Carantoni and Chiara Scapoli
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2012 6:22
  39. Specialist mental health care is out of reach for most Indians. The World Health Organisation has called for the integration of mental health into primary health care as a key strategy in closing the treatment...

    Authors: Joshua Cowan, Shoba Raja, Amali Naik and Gregory Armstrong
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2012 6:21
  40. Recent years have seen the large-scale development of clinical practice guidelines for mental disorders in several countries. In the Netherlands, more than ten multidisciplinary guidelines for mental health ca...

    Authors: Maarten K van Dijk, Marc JPM Verbraak, Desiree B Oosterbaan and Anton JLM van Balkom
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2012 6:20
  41. Crisis resolution and home treatment (CRHT) is an emerging mode of delivering acute mental health care in the community. There is a paucity of knowledge regarding the workings of CRHT in the literature. This i...

    Authors: Ottar Ness, Bengt Karlsson, Marit Borg, Stian Biong and Suzie Kim Hesook
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2012 6:18
  42. Crisis resolution and home treatment (CRHT) is an emerging mode of delivering acute mental health care in the community. There is a paucity of knowledge regarding the workings of CRHT in the literature. This i...

    Authors: Stian Biong, Ottar Ness, Bengt Karlsson, Marit Borg and Hesook Suzie Kim
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2012 6:17
  43. The Collaborative RESearch team to study psychosocial factors in bipolar disorder (CREST.BD) is a multidisciplinary, cross-sectoral network dedicated to both fundamental research and knowledge exchange on bipo...

    Authors: Erin E Michalak, Rachelle Hole, James D Livingston, Greg Murray, Sagar V Parikh, Sara Lapsley and Sally McBride
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2012 6:16
  44. There is an ongoing global movement for the entrenchment of occupational mental health as an integral part of occupational health and safety schemes. Aside from being a fundamental human right issue, this move...

    Authors: Olayinka Atilola
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2012 6:15
  45. Crisis resolution and home treatment (CRHT) is an emerging mode of delivering acute mental health care in the community. There is a paucity of knowledge regarding the workings of CRHT in the literature. This i...

    Authors: Bengt Karlsson, Marit Borg, Stian Biong, Ottar Ness and Hesook Suzie Kim
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2012 6:14
  46. To determine the naturalistic outcome of treatment of psychosis by traditional healers in Jinja and Iganga districts of Eastern Uganda.

    Authors: Catherine Abbo, Elialilia S Okello, Seggane Musisi, Paul Waako and Solvig Ekblad
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2012 6:13
  47. The presence of mental distress during pregnancy and after childbirth imposes detrimental developmental and health consequences for families in all nations. In Zambia, the Ministry of Health (MoH) has proposed...

    Authors: Lonia Mwape, Teena M McGuinness and Rachael Dixey
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2012 6:12
  48. Australia’s Early Parenting Services support families and intervene early in mental health problems in parents. The Victorian Early Parenting Strategy, a platform for government policy recommended a stronger e...

    Authors: Heather Rowe, Sonia McCallum, Minh Thi Hong Le and Renzo Vittorino
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2012 6:11

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