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Change in Mental Health Stigma After a Brief Intervention Among Internally Displaced Persons in Central Sudan.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Feb 15. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Department of Public Health, Innlandet University Collage, Elverum, Norway.

Stigmatizing attitudes towards people with mental illness is a worldwide phenomenon, This Longitudinal study aimed to determine the level of stigma, among the internal displaced persons in central Sudan and explore possible changes in stigma associated with an intervention. 1549 persons were interviewed using standardized stigma attitude tools. The study reveled high level of stigma among our respondents and there was no significant difference in attitudes towards mental illness observed after the intervention. Read More

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February 2019

Opinions and Expectations Related to Job Placement of Individuals with Schizophrenia: A Qualitative Study Including Both Patients and Employers.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Feb 4. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Kocaeli University, Izmit, Kocaeli, Turkey.

The present study was conducted to identify the problems related to the placement of individuals with schizophrenia into jobs, the conditions allowing them to keep working and to reveal obstacles to their employment. The depth-interview technique was used for obtaining information from both patients with schizophrenia (n = 25) and the human resource managers of selected companies (n = 8). All interviews were recorded, transcribed and assessed using a thematic analysis approach. Read More

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February 2019
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Criminal Justice Professionals' Attitudes Toward Mental Illness and Substance Use.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Jan 31. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, 801 W. Michigan Street, BS 3025, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, USA.

Despite the high prevalence of behavioral health disorders in justice settings and prior research on the importance of attitudes in successful treatment outcomes for behavioral health populations, few studies have examined criminal justice professionals' attitudes toward mental illness and substance use. We conducted a state-wide survey of 610 criminal justice professionals using items adapted from the Drug and Drug Problems Perceptions Questionnaire (Albery et al. 2003) to examine attitudes toward mental illness and substance use as a function of criminal justice position and personal contact. Read More

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January 2019

An Assessment of The New York State Behavioral Health System's Readiness to Transition to Medicaid Managed Care.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Jan 30. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, New York University Silver School of Social Work, 41 East 11th Street, 7th floor, New York, NY, 10003, USA.

New York State has one of the most richly funded Medicaid programs in the United States. In an effort to achieve the triple aim New York State is undergoing a significant redesign of its Medicaid program including transitioning nearly all Medicaid funded behavioral health services into Medicaid managed care. In preparation for this transition, a state funded technical assistance center assessed the behavioral health care system's readiness to undergo this reform across 11 domains. Read More

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January 2019

Losing to Gain: The Effects of a Healthy Lifestyle Intervention on the Physical and Psychosocial Well-being of Clients in a Community-based Mental Health Setting.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Jan 30. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

College of Health and Human Services, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina Wilmington, McNeill Hall 601 S. College Road, 28403, Wilmington, NC, US.

Individuals with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) encounter both poorer physical health and psychosocial well-being in comparison to the general population. Obesity, hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes can result from the symptoms of mental illness, the side effects from psychotropic medications, as well as disparities associated with being mentally ill. Mental health nurses are in a prime position to implement healthy lifestyle interventions (HLIs). Read More

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January 2019
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Title: Brief Implicit Association Tests of Stigmatizing Attitudes, Awareness of Mental Distress and Label-Avoidance: A Study in People with Depressive Symptoms.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Jan 29. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Department Health & Prevention, Institute of Psychology, University Greifswald, Greifswald, 17487, Germany.

This study aims to develop and implement brief implicit association tests (BIATs) assessing stigmatizing attitudes towards mental illness, awareness of mental distress and self-identification as having a mental illness. We recruited 229 people (age range 18-80 years) with currently untreated depressive symptoms. In addition to BIATs, explicit measures assessed depression severity, contact experience and self-identification as having a mental illness. Read More

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January 2019

PTSD Symptoms, Vicarious Traumatization, and Burnout in Front Line Workers in the Homeless Sector.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Faculty of Health Disciplines, Athabasca University, Athabasca, Canada.

Work with clients who have trauma-related problems is reported to lead to a constellation of reactions including vicarious traumatization, compassion fatigue, and burnout. Traumatic experiences are ubiquitous in the lives of homeless people, stemming from multiple life events prior to, and as a result of, experiencing homelessness. While most studies examine either burnout and vicarious traumatization or potential PTSD in people who work with those who are traumatized, they generally do not look at the possible co-existence of all three factors. Read More

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January 2019

A University-Based Transdisciplinary Approach to Mental Health Workforce Shortages.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Jan 22. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

The purpose of this paper is to describe the development, actions, and evaluation of a university-based, transdisciplinary coalition so that the model may be replicated in other university or multidisciplinary systems. The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) Mental and Behavioral Health Coalition addresses Nevada's workforce shortages through multi-disciplinary faculty collaboration among seven training programs at UNLV that produce mental health professionals. The coalition's collaborative approach to solution-generating work has served as a catalyst for professional integration in the community as a whole. Read More

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January 2019
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National, Sex and Academic Discipline Difference in Smartphone Addiction: A Study of Students in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Sudan.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Jan 19. Epub 2019 Jan 19.

Department of Psychology, College of Education, Princess Alia, Al-Balqa'a University, Amman, Jordan.

There are an increasing number of studies on smartphone addiction (SA) among students, and also a number of cross-cultural ones. We add to this body of research by presenting, for the first time, a cross-cultural study comparing students in four Middle Eastern countries: Sudan, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. In this context, we also attempt to replicate findings-in other studies-that there are differences in smartphone addiction prevalence along the lines of sex, culture and subject of study. Read More

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January 2019
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Attitudes of Mental Health Peer-Run Organizations Towards Health Homes: Recommendations for Policy and Practice.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Jan 12. Epub 2019 Jan 12.

Live & Learn, Inc., 785 Quintana Road, Suite 219, Morro Bay, CA, 93442, USA.

This study examined peer-run organizations' attitudes towards collaborating in health homes. Data were drawn from the 2012 National Survey of Peer-Run Organizations. Multinomial logistic regression modeled the association between organizational willingness to participate in a health home and salient factors. Read More

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January 2019
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Stepped Care as an Implementation and Service Delivery Model for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Jan 8. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH, USA.

Cognitive behavioral therapy for schizophrenia spectrum disorders is an evidence-based treatment that is recommended by United States schizophrenia treatment guidelines. Based on recent estimates, only 0.3% of individuals with a primary psychotic disorder are able to access this treatment in the United States. Read More

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January 2019
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National Resilience: A New Self-Report Assessment Scale.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Jan 2. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Recanati School for Community Health Professions, Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, PREPARED Center for Emergency Response Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel.

The current paper presents a new self-report national resilience assessment scale (NRAS). The scale was constructed and validated using a sample of 1022 Jewish Israeli adults. The internal structure of the 25-item was determined by a Varimax factor analysis, which emitted four distinct factors pertaining to identifying with the state, solidarity and social justice, trust in national institutions and trust in public justice; which explained 61% of the variance. Read More

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January 2019
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Interplay of Self-efficacy and Social Support in Predicting Quality of Life in Cardiovascular Patients in Pakistan.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Jan 2. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Department of Psychology, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.

The primary objective of the present study was to assess independent and interactive relations of perceived social support and self-efficacy with four quality of life (QOL) domains namely physical, psychological, social, and environmental in cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients from a South Asian region. Participants were 172 (age 22-60 years) patients recruited from three major government sector hospitals from the fifth biggest city of South Asia. It was found that overall CVD patients had a better QOL in psychological and environmental domains compared to social and psychological. Read More

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January 2019
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January 2019
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Attitudes Toward Patient-Centered Care in the Mental Care Services in Isfahan, Iran.

Community Ment Health J 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.

Understanding patient-physician relationships in mental care services is an indispensable element to improve the quality of mental care, yet little is known about it in Iran. This study measured the attitudes of the patients' family and personal caregivers (FPCs) and psychiatrists toward patient-centered care. A sample of 88 FPCs of mental patients and 29 psychiatrists in four teaching hospitals of Isfahan city, Iran, providing mental care, were asked to complete the patient-practitioner orientation scale (PPOS). Read More

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December 2018
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The Phenomenon of "Hearing Voices": Not Just Psychotic Hallucinations-A Psychological Literature Review and a Reflection on Clinical and Social Health.

Community Ment Health J 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Philosophy, Education, Sociology and Applied Psychology (FISPPA), University of Padova, Via Venezia 14, Padua, Italia.

The phenomenon of hearing voices is currently a much-discussed topic, both in the field of research and in the field of care services. The majority of people who report "hearing voices" do not subsequently receive services or receive a diagnosis of psychopathology. This topic raises questions for professionals in the health field about the lack of tools that can help illuminate the phenomenon. Read More

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December 2018
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Perspectives on a Stage-Based Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Dialectical Behavior Therapy Consumers in Public Mental Health Settings.

Community Ment Health J 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Box 351635, Seattle, WA, 98195, USA.

Difficulties with consumer engagement are a common barrier to implementing trauma-focused evidence-based psychotherapies (TF-EBPs). Potential methods of increasing engagement include utilizing a stage-based treatment approach, and involving consumers in implementation efforts. This mixed method study explored consumers' perspectives on a stage-based TF-EBP, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with the DBT Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) protocol. Read More

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December 2018
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Sedentary Behavior and Quality of Life in People with Psychotic Disorders from a Low Income Country: A Study from Uganda.

Community Ment Health J 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda.

The current study examined the impact of sedentary behaviour (SB) on quality of life (QoL) in people with psychotic disorders. Thirty-six Ugandan women (mean age = 33.9 ± 8. Read More

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December 2018
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Predictors of Mental Health Recovery in Homeless Adults with Mental Illness.

Community Ment Health J 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

For people with mental illness, experiences of homelessness can complicate mental health recovery processes. This study used longitudinal data from a randomized controlled trial of housing first (HF) to examine predictors of recovery among homeless people with mental illness. Findings showed that health and community predictors were most strongly associated with mental health recovery. Read More

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December 2018
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Hope and Schizophrenia in the Latino Family Context.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Jan 1;55(1):42-50. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

This study explored hope among Latinos with schizophrenia and their family caregivers to gain a greater understanding of how it is experienced in the family context. Data were collected from 34 participants (14 individuals with schizophrenia; 20 family caregivers). Semistructured in-depth interviews were analyzed using thematic analysis, comparing codes across and within consumer and family caregiver transcripts. Read More

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January 2019
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Factors of Mental Health Service Utilization by Community-Dwelling Adults in Shanghai, China.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Jan 28;55(1):161-167. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

School of Public Health, Key Lab of Health Technology Assessment, National Health Commission, Fudan University, 138 Yi Xue Yuan Road, Shanghai, 200032, China.

This study investigated the utilization of Mental Health Services (MHS) and associated predisposing, enabling, and need factors among residents of Shanghai, China. It used a cross-sectional design and a structured questionnaire. We selected 3502 residents aged 18 years and older through multi-stage, stratified random sampling; trained mental health personnel interviewed them. Read More

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January 2019
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American Association of Community Psychiatrists Position Statement: Putting Patients First by Improving Treatment Planning and Reducing Administrative and Clinical Burden of Treatment Plan Documentation.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Jan 27;55(1):4-8. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.

This paper represents a position statement of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists (AACP) regarding treatment plans. We regard treatment plans, a documentation requirement, in this position statement, as distinct from the process of treatment planning. The AACP is concerned that treatment plan documentation in its current state, creates unnecessary administrative burden for physicians, without evidence of benefit for patients, reducing direct patient contact time, thereby negatively impacting quality of care. Read More

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January 2019
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Abuse and Effects of Salvia divinorum in a Sample of Patients Hospitalized for Substance Dependence.

Community Ment Health J 2018 Oct 29. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Psychiatric Hospital of the Cross, 60096, Jal Eddib, Lebanon.

The study goal is to document the prevalence of salvia use among patients admitted for detoxification of other illicit drug use and to determine its effect. This cross-sectional study included 47 heavy drug users who were admitted for detoxification of other illicit drug abuse at a psychiatric hospital in Lebanon. The prevalence of salvia use was 66%. Read More

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October 2018
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Effects of a community intervention program for dementia on mental health: the importance of secondary caregivers in promoting positive aspects and reducing strain.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Feb 25;55(2):296-303. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

CINTESIS.UA, Departament of Education and Psychology of the University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal.

The study presents a community intervention program targeted at caregivers of individuals with dementia, and assesses its main outcomes in terms of caregiver strain, positive aspects of care, and physical and mental health. A total of 187 caregivers completed a 10-week psychoeducational program and were assessed at baseline, post intervention and at 6-month follow-up. The evaluation of the program was performed using multivariable linear mixed effect models. Read More

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February 2019
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Mental Health Service Use and Perceived Unmet Needs for Mental Health Care in Asian Americans.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Feb 24;55(2):241-248. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Department of Child and Family Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA.

Using data from the Asian American Quality of Life (AAQoL, n = 2609) survey, logistic regression models of mental health service use and perceived unmet needs were estimated with background variables, ethnicity, and mental health status. More than 44% of the participants were categorized as having mental distress (Kessler 6 [K6] ≥ 6) and 6.1% as having serious mental illness (SMI, K6 ≥ 13). Read More

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February 2019
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Correction to: The Integrated Health Hub (IHH) Model: The Evolution of a Community Based Primary Care and Mental Health Centre.

Community Ment Health J 2018 Oct 23. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada.

The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake in the co-author name. The co-author name should be Stephanie Skopyk instead it was published incorrectly as Stephanie Skoypk. Read More

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October 2018
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A Three Stage Model for Mental Health Treatment Court: A Qualitative Analysis of Graduates' Perspectives.

Community Ment Health J 2018 Oct 23. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

University of Scranton, 800 Linden Street, Scranton, PA, 18510, USA.

Mental Health Treatment Courts (MHTC) address the overrepresentation of individuals with mental health disorders in the criminal justice system and strive to minimize the "revolving door" cycle of arrest/incarceration/release/re-arrest. A qualitative research group interview design was conducted with program graduates resulting in a three stage model. Participant's motivation was initially to avoid jail, but over time participants begin to make intentional choices leading to mental health recovery. Read More

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October 2018
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Experiences and Perceptions of Abused Turkish Women Regarding Violence Against Women.

Community Ment Health J 2018 Oct 23. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Department of Nursing, Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Near East University, Nicosia, Cyprus.

This study qualitatively explored abused Turkish women's experiences and perceptions regarding violence against women. The research sample comprised 30 women who were seen by the police and referred to the Family Counseling Center between 2 October 2012 and 30 August 2013 due to domestic violence. Study data were collected using a Demographic Information Datasheet and a Semi-Structured Interview Form. Read More

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October 2018
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Optimization of Antipsychotic and Benzodiazepine Drugs in Patients with Severe Mental Disorders in an Intensive Case Management Program.

Community Ment Health J 2018 Oct 23. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Mental Health and Psychiatry Department, Vic Hospital Consortium, 1, Francesc Pla, Vic, 08500, Catalonia, Spain.

The Intensive Case Management (ICM) model is a community-based program for people with severe mental illness that may reduce hospitalization and increase retention in care. The aims of this study were to analyze changes in the antipsychotic and benzodiazepine dosage in 106 patients who participated in an Individualized Service Program based on the ICM model for at least 6 months and to assess the change in the number of patients taking a high or very high dose of an antipsychotic drug and the number receiving antipsychotic polytherapy. Both the average daily dose of antipsychotic and benzodiazepine drugs and the number of patients with high doses of antipsychotic and more than one antipsychotic drug decreased significantly. Read More

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October 2018
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An Examination of the Relations Between Symptom Distributions in Children Diagnosed with Autism and Caregiver Burden, Anxiety and Depression Levels.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Feb 17;55(2):311-317. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Diseases Department, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey.

High stress levels and impairment of physical/mental health in parents can delay early and effective intervention in autism. The purpose of this study was to examine relations between the clinical characteristics of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and caregiver burden, and anxiety and depression levels. Seventy cases under monitoring at the Namık Kemal University Medical Faculty Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Polyclinic with a diagnosis of ASD, and their principal caregivers, were included in the study. Read More

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February 2019
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Subjective Well-Being of Afghan Refugees in Pakistan: The Moderating Role of Perceived Control in Married Men.

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Tahira Jibeen

Community Ment Health J 2019 Jan 17;55(1):144-155. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Department of Psychology, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Lahore, Pakistan.

The purpose of this study was to examine the role of perceived control in moderating the effects of acculturative stress on the well-being of first generation Afghan married men refugees (N = 137, 25-50 years) residing in Lahore, Pakistan. The participants completed a survey questionnaire comprising a demographic information sheet, the Multidimensional Acculturative Stress Scale (Jibeen, Khalid, International Journal of Intercultural Relations 34:233-243, 2010), the Cognitive Stress Scale (Cohen et al., Journal of Health and Social Behavior 24:385-396, 1983), the Positive Affect & Negative Affect Schedule (Watson et al. Read More

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January 2019
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Implementation and Use of a Client-Facing Web-Based Shared Decision-Making System (MyCHOIS-CommonGround) in Two Specialty Mental Health Clinics.

Community Ment Health J 2018 Oct 13. Epub 2018 Oct 13.

New York University Langone Medical Center, One Park Ave, 7th Floor, New York, NY, USA.

Electronic shared-decision making programs may provide an assistive technology to support physician-patient communication. This mixed methods study examined use of a web-based shared decision-making program (MyCHOIS-CommonGround) by individuals receiving specialty mental health services, and identified qualitative factors influencing adoption during the first 18 months of implementation in two Medicaid mental health clinics. T-tests and χ analyses were conducted to assess differences in patient use between sites. Read More

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October 2018
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Predictors of Quality of Life in Montreal, Canada: A Longitudinal Study.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Feb 3;55(2):189-201. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Boul. Lasalle, Montreal, QC, H4H 1R3, Canada.

This study sought to assess factors associated with quality of life (QoL), and predictive of improvements in QoL over time, in a population-based cohort study. A 4-year longitudinal survey was administered to 2433 individuals at the study baseline; of these, 1828 individuals participated in Wave 2, and 1303 participated in Wave 3. QoL was measured by the Satisfaction with Life Domains Scale. Read More

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February 2019
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The Integrated Health Hub (IHH) Model: The Evolution of a Community Based Primary Care and Mental Health Centre.

Community Ment Health J 2018 Oct 1. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada.

There is increasing demand for comprehensive community healthcare that integrates community mental health and primary care services. The Canadian Mental Health Association-Durham Branch provides an example of how the Integrated Health Hub (IHH) Model evolved organically to meet this need. The Framework Method was used to analyze interviews and focus groups with 29 participants. Read More

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October 2018
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Italian Investigation on Mental Health Workers' Attitudes Regarding Personal Recovery From Mental Illness.

Community Ment Health J 2018 Sep 21. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, Psychiatric Unit: Trattamenti Riabilitativi Psicosociali, Interventi Precoci, TRIP, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Treatment, Early Interventions University Unit, University of L'Aquila, Building Delta 6, Coppito, 67100, L'aquila, Italy.

This study aimed to investigate attitudes toward personal recovery in a sample of 436 healthcare professionals and students of psychiatric rehabilitation techniques through the Italian version of the recovery knowledge inventory (RKI). The sample in our study showed a good global orientation toward recovery. Statistically significant differences were found among mental health professionals based on gender difference, professional role, and level of experience. Read More

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September 2018
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Stakeholders' Views Regarding Their Role as Support System for People with Mental Illness and Their Families in Rural South Africa.

Community Ment Health J 2018 Sep 20. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Social Work Division, School for Psycho-social Behavioural Sciences, North-West University, Potchefstroom, 2520, South Africa.

The diverse needs associated with mental illness warrant for the provision of mental health care by various sources. The South African government recognises the involvement of stakeholders as a potential means of narrowing the gaps in mental health service delivery. This study explored the views of different stakeholders about their roles as support systems for people with mental illness and their families at Mashashane, a rural setting in Limpopo Province, South Africa. Read More

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September 2018
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Correction to: Gender Differences and Prevalence of Mental Health Problems in Students of Healthcare Units.

Community Ment Health J 2018 Sep 20. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Department of Biochemistry, Dow International Medical College (Ojha Campus), Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan.

The original version of this article unfortunately contained a typo in the author name. The co-author name should be Ahsan Ehtesham instead it was published as Ahsan Ehtisham. Read More

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September 2018
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The Management of Depressed Patients by the Tunisian General Practitioners: A Critical Trans-sectional Study.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Jan 19;55(1):137-143. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

Psychiatry C Department, Faculty of Medicine of Sfax, University Hospital Hedi Chaker, Sfax, Tunisia.

Under-diagnosed and under-treated, depression has a pejorative prognosis. The general practitioners (GP) represent the most often consulted healthcare professionals by depressed patients. The aim was to describe how the Tunisian GPs manage the depressed patients and to note the difficulties they encounter in order to suggest corrective measures. Read More

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January 2019
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Disability Determination Under Social Security: Increasing Rates of Approval.

Authors:
Mark A Amdur

Community Ment Health J 2019 Jan 17;55(1):38-41. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

Thresholds, Chicago, USA.

Supplemental security income (SSI), is the lifeline for our patients living in the community. Absent disability benefits most of our patients are homeless. Many will be hungry, poorly clothed, and have only rudimentary health care. Read More

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January 2019
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Adverse Childhood Experiences and Their Relation to Parenting Stress and Parenting Practices.

Community Ment Health J 2018 Sep 7. Epub 2018 Sep 7.

Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.

The objective of this study was to understand the relationship between the early adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) of parents and their later parenting stress and practices. At the baseline visit of an 8-week course of cognitive behavioral therapy, parenting women completed the Parenting Stress Index-Short Form (PSI-SF) and the Positive Parenting Practices (PPP) scale. Linear regression procedures were used to assess the relationship between a parent's own early experience of ACEs and current parenting stress and practices, including if there was a dose-response relationship. Read More

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September 2018
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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on an Integrated Behavioral Health Model of Psychiatry in Pediatric Primary Care: A Community-Based Participatory Research Study.

Community Ment Health J 2018 Aug 31. Epub 2018 Aug 31.

People's Community Clinic, 1101 Camino La Costa, Austin, TX, 78752, USA.

Integrated behavioral health services have positive outcomes for patients and providers, but little is known about providers' perspectives on implementing these services. This community-based participatory research collaboration with a Federally Qualified Health Center examined provider perspectives on implementing a collaborative psychiatry consultation program in pediatric primary care. We interviewed providers (N = 14) from psychiatry, social work, primary care, and psychology regarding their experiences implementing the program, and their recommendations for its sustainability. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-018-0330-0DOI Listing
August 2018
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Art and Mental Health Recovery: Evaluating the Impact of a Community-Based Participatory Arts Program Through Artist Voices.

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Tracey A Bone

Community Ment Health J 2018 Nov 30;54(8):1180-1188. Epub 2018 Aug 30.

Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

This study sought to evaluate the impact of participation in a 6-month community-based participatory arts program on mental health recovery. Using a case study methodology, a total of nine recent graduates from one of five separate groups held during the study period (2012-2015) were interviewed. All but one of the nine participants reported positive personal, emotional, physical and/or mental health changes as a result of her or his participation in the program. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-018-0332-yDOI Listing
November 2018
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Eating Attitudes, Weight Control Behaviors, Body Image Satisfaction and Depression Level Among Indian Medical and Nursing Undergraduate Students.

Community Ment Health J 2018 Nov 29;54(8):1266-1273. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, (Institute of National Importance), Bangalore, India.

This was a cross sectional descriptive study carried out among Medical and Nursing students to assess the presence of eating disorders. Data was collected using self administered 'Sick, Control, One, Fat, Food' (SCOFF) and 'Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26)' questionnaires. It was found that 34. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-018-0333-xDOI Listing
November 2018
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Gender Differences and Prevalence of Mental Health Problems in Students of Healthcare Units.

Community Ment Health J 2018 Aug 25. Epub 2018 Aug 25.

Department of Biochemistry, Dow International Medical College (Ojha Campus), Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan.

The aim of the present was to assess and compare the mental health of male and female healthcare students in a Health University of Karachi, Pakistan. A cross-sectional study was conducted for which questionnaire was designed along the standard scoring scales of depression (PHQ-9), anxiety (GAD-7) and phobia (IAPT) completed by 300 enrolled students. Females (52%) of the medical institute suffered from mild to moderately-severe depression in contrast to the males (33%). Read More

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August 2018
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Therapeutic Alliance and Anorexia Nervosa Treatment Outcomes: Experiences of Young People and Their Families.

Community Ment Health J 2018 Nov 23;54(8):1259-1265. Epub 2018 Aug 23.

Division of Tropical Health & Medicine, College of Healthcare Sciences, James Cook University, PO Box 6811, Cairns, QLD, 4870, Australia.

Treatments for anorexia nervosa provided early in the onset of the illness lead to better outcomes. Despite the treatment approach used, the therapeutic alliance may be instrumental in successful outcomes. The aim of this study was to explore the young people and their families' experiences of the illness, and their access to and satisfaction with the services received. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-018-0327-8DOI Listing
November 2018
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Association Between Antenatal and Postpartum Depression and Anxiety with Weight Retention 1 Year After Childbirth: A Longitudinal Study.

Community Ment Health J 2018 Nov 23;54(8):1284-1294. Epub 2018 Aug 23.

Aging Research Institute, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Centre, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

This was an observational, longitudinal study investigated the association between anxiety and depression in trimesters of pregnancy and early postpartum with weight retention 1 year after childbirth. Sixty-two pregnant women aged 18-35 years with a BMI of 35 or higher and 245 pregnant women with normal BMI (BMI 18.5-24. Read More

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November 2018
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Modeling Health Disparities and Outcomes in Disenfranchised Populations.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Jan 22;55(1):9-23. Epub 2018 Aug 22.

School of Nursing, Duke University, 3027A Pearson Building, Durham, NC, 27710, USA.

The Health Disparities and Outcomes (HDO) model originally created to explain the complexity of obtaining healthcare in rural settings has been revised and updated using emerging theoretical models of adversity and inequity and two decades of empirical work by the authors. With a strong orientation to explaining population-based health inequities, the HDO is applied to individuals with Serious Mental Illness (SMI), to explain their high rates of morbidity and mortality compared to the general population. Individual-, community-, and system-level factors that reflect an understanding of life-long risk, accrued hazards associated with multiple and intersecting disadvantages, and difficulty obtaining healthcare that meets accepted standards are described. Read More

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January 2019
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Fundamental Characteristics, Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Substance Use Focusing on Cannabis: Findings from the General Population Survey in Turkey, 2011.

Community Ment Health J 2018 Aug 20. Epub 2018 Aug 20.

Department of Psychiatry, Medical Faculty, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey.

Cannabis is the most prevalent illicit drug used in the world. We aimed to determine prevalence and some characteristics of cannabis use in Turkey. The study was based on a cross-sectional survey conducted with a nationally representative sample of 8045 individuals with in-house interviews. Read More

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August 2018
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The Importance of Structure and Connection for People Living With Schizophrenia: A 33-Year Outpatient Group Experience.

Community Ment Health J 2018 10 18;54(7):992-996. Epub 2018 Aug 18.

Department of Psychology, McGill University, 2001 McGill College Ave, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G1, Canada.

This paper evaluates an outpatient group for persons living with schizophrenia. Qualitative changes and psychiatric admissions among group members were reviewed to measure recovery. Thirty-two members have attended sessions for up to 28 years. Read More

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October 2018
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