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  1. Reports on problems encountered in the implementation of complex interventions are scarce in psychotherapy literature. This is remarkable given the inherent difficulties of such enterprises and the associated ...

    Authors: Joost Hutsebaut, Dawn L Bales, Jan JV Busschbach and Roel Verheul
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2012 6:10
  2. In Low and Middle Income Countries, mental health services are often poorly developed due to the lack of resources and trained personnel. In order to overcome these challenges, new ways of care have been sugge...

    Authors: Michael Odenwald, Birke Lingenfelder, Wolfgang Peschel, Farhan Adam Haibe, Abdirisak Mohamed Warsame, Ahmed Omer, Judith Stöckel, Anna Maedl and Thomas Elbert
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2012 6:8
  3. The mental health community in Japan had started reviewing the country’s disaster mental health guidelines before the Great East Japan Earthquake, aiming to revise them based on evidence and experience accumul...

    Authors: Yuriko Suzuki, Maiko Fukasawa, Satomi Nakajima, Tomomi Narisawa and Yoshiharu Kim
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2012 6:7
  4. A new resolution on mental, neurological and substance use disorders was adopted in January 2012 by the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board. The resolution urges WHO and Member States to collaborat...

    Authors: Corrado Barbui and Benedetto Saraceno
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2012 6:6
  5. Mental health has long been a neglected problem in global healthcare. The social and economic impacts of conditions affecting the mind are still underestimated. However, in recent years it is becoming more app...

    Authors: Pawel Prociow, Katarzyna Wac and John Crowe
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2012 6:5
  6. Australia’s National Mental Health Strategy has emphasised the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of services, and has promoted the collection of outcomes and casemix data as a means of monitoring these. Al...

    Authors: Philip Burgess, Tim Coombs, Adam Clarke, Rosemary Dickson and Jane Pirkis
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2012 6:4
  7. Low-threshold and out-of-hours services play an important role in the emergency care for people with mental illness. In Norway casualty clinic doctors are responsible for a substantial share of acute referrals...

    Authors: Ingrid H Johansen, Tone Morken and Steinar Hunskaar
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2012 6:3
  8. Vulnerable prisoners and mentally disordered offenders who present with risk of harm to self or others were accommodated in Special Observation Cells (SOCs) isolated from others for considerable periods of tim...

    Authors: Yvette Giblin, Andy Kelly, Enda Kelly, Harry G Kennedy and Damian Mohan
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2012 6:2
  9. Over the past four decades, there has been increasing interest in Self-Help Groups, by mental health services users and caregivers, alike. Research in high-income countries suggests that participation in SHGs ...

    Authors: Alex Cohen, Shoba Raja, Chris Underhill, Badimak Peter Yaro, Adam Yahaya Dokurugu, Mary De Silva and Vikram Patel
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2012 6:1
  10. While integrated primary healthcare for the management of depression has been well researched, appropriate models of primary care for people with severe and persistent psychotic disorders are poorly understood...

    Authors: Brian J Kelly, David A Perkins, Jeffrey D Fuller and Sharon M Parker
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:31
  11. Recent global mental health research suggests that mental health interventions can be adapted for use across cultures and in low resource environments. As evidence for the feasibility and effectiveness of cert...

    Authors: Laura K Murray, Shannon Dorsey, Paul Bolton, Mark JD Jordans, Atif Rahman, Judith Bass and Helena Verdeli
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:30
  12. There is some evidence that when mental health commitment hearings are held in accordance with therapeutic jurisprudence principles they are perceived as less coercive, and more just in their procedures leadin...

    Authors: Vidis Donnelly, Aideen Lynch, Damian Mohan and Harry G Kennedy
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:29
  13. Integrating the best available evidence into program standards is essential if system-wide improvements in the delivery of community-based mental health services are to be achieved. Since the beginning of the ...

    Authors: Patricia A Wakefield, Glen E Randall and David A Richards
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:27
  14. The MANAS trial reported that a Lay Health Counsellor (LHC) led collaborative stepped care intervention (the "MANAS intervention") for Common Mental Disorders (CMD) was effective in public sector primary care ...

    Authors: Bernadette Pereira, Gracy Andrew, Sulochana Pednekar, Betty R Kirkwood and Vikram Patel
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:26
  15. This study aimed to investigate existing trialling activity relating to three antipsychotic drugs from the WHO List of Essential Medicines (chlorpromazine, fluphenazine decanoate, haloperidol), link existing t...

    Authors: Marianna Purgato, Corrado Barbui and Clive E Adams
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:25
  16. Sexual violence against children is a major global health and human rights problem. In order to address this issue there needs to be a better understanding of the issue and the consequences. One major challeng...

    Authors: Laura K Murray, Judith Bass, Elwyn Chomba, Mwiya Imasiku, Donald Thea, Katherine Semrau, Judith A Cohen, Carrie Lam and Paul Bolton
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:24
  17. Most adolescents live in resource-constrained countries and their mental health has been less well recognised than other aspects of their health. The World Health Organization's 4-S Framework provides a struct...

    Authors: Jane RW Fisher and Meena Cabral de Mello
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:23
  18. Few studies have investigated how demographic, clinical and organizational characteristics influence parents' experiences with child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). The objective of this study w...

    Authors: Olaf Holmboe, Hilde H Iversen and Ketil Hanssen-Bauer
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:22
  19. The new United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities creates a new paradigm for mental health law, moving from a focus on institutional care to a focus on community-based services and t...

    Authors: Peter Bartlett, Rachel Jenkins and David Kiima
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:21
  20. The purpose of the current study was the psychometric evaluation of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS), an instrument developed to meet the necessity of a clinically acceptable outcome scale for r...

    Authors: Pietro G Lovaglio and Emiliano Monzani
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:20
  21. Crisis resolution and home treatment (CRHT) is one of the more recent modes of delivering acute mental health care in the community. The objective of the study was to describe the standardizations and variatio...

    Authors: Bengt Karlsson, Marit Borg, Marthe Eklund and Hesook Suzie Kim
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:19
  22. Studies on the mental health of refugees have tended to focus upon the impact of traumatic experiences in the country of origin, and acculturation processes in exile. The effects of crises in the country of or...

    Authors: Eugene Guribye
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:18
  23. Unmet needs for mental health treatment in low income countries are pervasive. If mental health is to be effectively integrated into primary health care in low income countries like India then grass-roots work...

    Authors: Gregory Armstrong, Michelle Kermode, Shoba Raja, Sujatha Suja, Prabha Chandra and Anthony F Jorm
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:17
  24. Schizophrenia is a chronic illness which brings detrimental effects in the caregivers' health. This study was aimed at highlighting the socio-demographic, clinical and psychosocial factors associated with the ...

    Authors: Ruzanna ZamZam, Marhani Midin, Lim S Hooi, Eng J Yi, Siti NA Ahmad, Siti FA Azman, Muhammad S Borhanudin and Rozhan SM Radzi
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:16
  25. Gainful employment is one major area of functioning which is becoming an important goal in psychiatric rehabilitation of patients with schizophrenia. Studies in western countries are pointing to evidence that ...

    Authors: Marhani Midin, Rosdinom Razali, Ruzanna ZamZam, Aaron Fernandez, Lim C Hum, Shamsul A Shah, Rozhan SM Radzi, Hazli Zakaria and Aishvarya Sinniah
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:14
  26. Collaboration between general practice and mental health care has been recognised as necessary to provide good quality healthcare services to people with mental health problems. Several studies indicate that c...

    Authors: Terje Fredheim, Lars J Danbolt, Ole R Haavet, Kari Kjønsberg and Lars Lien
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:13
  27. Over the past ten years the promotion of recovery has become a stated aim of mental health policies within a number of English speaking countries, including Scotland. Implementation of a recovery approach invo...

    Authors: Jennifer Smith-Merry, Richard Freeman and Steve Sturdy
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:11
  28. Physical restraint and confinement of the mentally ill (called pasung in Indonesia) is common in Aceh. In early 2010, the local government initiated a program called Aceh Free Pasung 2010. The main goal of the pr...

    Authors: Ibrahim Puteh, M Marthoenis and Harry Minas
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:10
  29. While decentralized and integrated primary mental healthcare forms the core of mental health policies in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), implementation remains a challenge. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Inge Petersen, Joshua Ssebunnya, Arvin Bhana and Kim Baillie
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:8
  30. The Zanzibar Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, concerned about mental health in the country, requested technical assistance from WHO in 1997.

    Authors: Rachel Jenkins, Mahmoud Mussa, Suleiman A Haji, Mohammed S Haji, Ahmed Salim, Said Suleiman, Alya S Riyami, Abdul Wakil and Joseph Mbatia
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:6
  31. Mental health facilities in Uganda remain underutilized, despite efforts to decentralize the services. One of the possible explanations for this is the help-seeking behaviours of people with mental health prob...

    Authors: James R Nsereko, Dorothy Kizza, Fred Kigozi, Joshua Ssebunnya, Sheila Ndyanabangi, Alan J Flisher and Sara Cooper
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:5
  32. Adolescence is the peak age of onset for mental illness, with half of all people who will ever have a mental illness experiencing their first episode prior to 18 years of age. Early onset of mental illness is ...

    Authors: Claire M Kelly, Johanna M Mithen, Julie A Fischer, Betty A Kitchener, Anthony F Jorm, Adrian Lowe and Chris Scanlan
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:4
  33. Mental health problems in women during pregnancy and after childbirth and their adverse consequences for child health and development have received sustained detailed attention in high-income countries. In con...

    Authors: Jane RW Fisher, Meena Cabral de Mello, Takashi Izutsu and Tuan Tran
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:2
  34. Several countries have established or are planning acute psychiatric in-patient services that accept around-the-clock emergency admission of adolescents. Our aim was to investigate the characteristics and clin...

    Authors: Ketil Hanssen-Bauer, Sonja Heyerdahl, Trond Hatling, Gunnar Jensen, Pål Marius Olstad, Tormod Stangeland and Tarje Tinderholt
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2011 5:1
  35. There are many sources of information for mental health indicators but we lack a comprehensive classification and hierarchy to improve their use in mental health planning. This study aims at developing a preli...

    Authors: Luis Salvador-Carulla, José Alberto Salinas-Pérez, Manuel Martín, Mont-serrat Grané, Karina Gibert, Miquel Roca and Antonio Bulbena
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:29
  36. This paper is based on data gathered from a 2006 survey of 1,098 "street children" in Northern Tanzania. It examines the role that school may play in preventing the migration of vulnerable youth to become home...

    Authors: Robert Henley, Kate McAlpine, Mario Mueller and Stefan Vetter
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:28
  37. To investigate whether the long term lease of public hospital owned land could be an additional financing mechanism for Greek public (mental) health hospitals.

    Authors: Anastasios Rentoumis, Nikolaos Mantzoufas, Gavriil Kouris, Christina Golna and Kyriakos Souliotis
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:27
  38. People who suffer from mental illness, the professionals who treat them, and indeed the actual concept of mental illness are all stigmatised in public perception and often receive very negative publicity. This...

    Authors: Sabah Sadik, Marie Bradley, Saad Al-Hasoon and Rachel Jenkins
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:26
  39. Australian General Practitioners have been beneficiaries of extensive training in mental health care delivery over the last few years but less so other workers who support those with mental illness. Training i...

    Authors: Annette L Graham, John Julian and Graham Meadows
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4:25

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