507 results match your criteria International Journal of Mental Health Systems [Journal]


Advancing the state-level tracking of evidence-based practices: a case study.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2019 10;13:25. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

1Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, 1100 NE Campus Parkway, Box 358015, Seattle, WA 98105 USA.

Background: Despite a sustained focus by policymakers and researchers on improving the standard of clinical care in public mental health services, the use of evidence-based practice remains low. Among other challenges, this reflects the difficulty of translating clinical research into useable policy that can be feasibly funded and monitored by state or large healthcare systems.

Case Presentation: In this paper we present a case study of Washington State's strategy for monitoring the use of clinical elements at the session level for all Medicaid-funded children's mental health services. Read More

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Loneliness correlates and associations with health variables in the general population in Indonesia.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2019 10;13:24. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

1North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

Background: Loneliness has been commonly reported in high-income countries, while less is known about loneliness in Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states, in particular in Indonesia.

Objective: The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of loneliness, its correlates and associations with health variables in a national survey in the general population in Indonesia.

Methods: In the Indonesia Family Life Survey (IFLS-5) in 2014-2015, 31,447 participants 15 years and older (median age 35. Read More

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Feeling safe or unsafe in psychiatric inpatient care, a hospital-based qualitative interview study with inpatients in Sweden.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2019 8;13:23. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

1University Health Care Research Center, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.

Background: A major challenge in psychiatric inpatient care is to create an environment that promotes patient recovery, patient safety and good working environment for staff. Since guidelines and programs addressing this issue stress the importance of primary prevention in creating safe environments, more insight is needed regarding patient perceptions of feeling safe. The aim of this study is to enhance our understanding of feelings of being safe or unsafe in psychiatric inpatient care. Read More

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Development and evaluation of Intensive Case Management Screening Sheet in the Japanese population.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2019 5;13:22. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

1Department of Community Mental Health and Law, National Institute of Mental Health, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry (NCNP), 4-1-1, Ogawahigashi, Kodaira, Tokyo Japan.

Background: In Japan, the mental health system has been shifting from hospitalization-based to community-based care; some organizations have gradually begun providing intensive case management (ICM) services. We developed an Intensive Case Management Screening Sheet (ICMSS) to screen for the need for ICM in people with mental illness.

Methods: The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties and discriminative ability of ICMSS. Read More

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April 2019
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Enhancing mental health research capacity: emerging voices from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) global hubs.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2019 3;13:21. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

11Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa.

Background: Emerging researchers in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) face many barriers, including inadequacies in funding, international exposure and mentorship. In 2012, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded five research hubs aimed at improving the research core for evidence-based mental health interventions, enhancing research skills in global mental health, and providing capacity building (CB) opportunities for early career investigators in LMIC. In this paper emerging researchers contextualize their experiences. Read More

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Encountering staff-directed aggression within mental health and substance abuse services: exploring conceptions of practice following education.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2019 2;13:20. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Dept. of Health and Social and Welfare Studies, Centre for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, University of South-Eastern Norway, P.O. box 7053, 3007 Drammen, Norway.

Background: Staff-directed aggression represents a considerable concern in mental health and substance abuse services, and presents a substantial challenge to the quality and continuity of service provision for people with mental health and substance abuse problems. The practitioners themselves frequently request increased competence as a way to mediate the negative effects of staff-directed violence and aggression. The aim of this study is to explore how practitioners in municipal mental health and substance abuse services conceptualize practice in prevention and management of staff-directed violence. Read More

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April 2019
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Predictive factors of the duration of sick leave due to mental disorders.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2019 30;13:19. Epub 2019 Mar 30.

2Department of Neuropsychiatry, Keio University School of Medicine, Shinanomachi 35, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-8582 Japan.

Background: This study aimed to examine potential predictors of duration of sick leave due to mental disorders in Japan.

Methods: A total of 207 employees at a manufacturing company in Japan with a past history of sick leave due to mental disorders participated in this study. Mental disorders were defined as those listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV). Read More

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Intention to seek help for depression and associated factors among residents of Aykel town, Northwest Ethiopia: cross-sectional study.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2019 26;13:18. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

1Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Background: Depression is the leading cause of disability at a population level and globally 350 million people are suffering from depression. Despite a high prevalence and serious consequences, people with depression are reluctant to seek help and a large proportion remains untreated. The aim of this study was to assess intention to seek help for depression and associated factors among residents of Aykel town, Northwest Ethiopia. Read More

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Perceived impact of contextual determinants on depression, anxiety and stress: a survey with university students.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2019 26;13:17. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

2School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Canada.

Background: Young adults starting college or university education encounter multiple stressors related to transitional life-stage and novel environments. Current studies reveal high rates of symptoms related to common mental health problems like depression, anxiety and stress. However, limited knowledge exists on the determinants on these problems among Canadian students. Read More

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March 2019
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Health system constraints in integrating mental health services into primary healthcare in rural Uganda: perspectives of primary care providers.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2019 22;13:16. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

7Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Vice Chancellor, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda.

Background: The World Health Organization issued recommendations to guide the process of integrating mental health services into primary healthcare. However, there has been general as well as context specific shortcomings in the implementation of these recommendations. In Uganda, mental health services are intended to be decentralized and integrated into general healthcare, but, the services are still underutilized especially in rural areas. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6429816PMC
March 2019
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The resource group method in severe mental illness: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial and a qualitative multiple case study.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2019 22;13:15. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

1Department of Reintegration and Community Care, Trimbos Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Background: The resource group method provides a structure to facilitate patients' empowerment and recovery processes, and to systematically engage significant others in treatment and care. A patient chooses members of a resource group (RG) that will work together on fulfilling patients' recovery plan. By adopting shared decision-making processes and stimulating collaboration of different support systems, a broad and continuous support of patients' chosen goals and wishes is preserved and problem solving and communication skills of the RG members are addressed. Read More

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March 2019
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Integrating mental health into primary care in Arkhangelsk County, Russia: the Pomor model in psychiatry.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2019 13;13:14. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

2University of Tromsø-The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway.

Background: Primary health care is still peripheral in the identification and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders in the Russian Federation. However, the development of primary health services has been given priority. A long-standing collaboration between Arkhangelsk County and northern Norway on mental health service development in Arkhangelsk has promoted the integration of mental health into primary care. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6416943PMC
March 2019
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Implementing the TRAPD model for the Saudi adaptation of the World Mental Health Composite International Diagnostic Interview 3.0.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2019 25;13:12. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

King Salman Center for Disability Research, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Background: The World Mental Health-Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI) 3.0, originally in English, is a fully-structured interview designed for the assessment of mental disorders. Although Arabic translations of CIDI from countries like Lebanon and Iraq exist, a Modern Standard Arabic translation was developed to suit the Saudi population. Read More

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February 2019
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Moving towards universal health coverage for mental disorders in Ethiopia.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2019 25;13:11. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

7Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

Background: People with mental disorders in low-income countries are at risk of being left behind during efforts to expand universal health coverage.

Aims: To propose context-relevant strategies for moving towards universal health coverage for people with mental disorders in Ethiopia.

Methods: We conducted a situational analysis to inform a SWOT analysis of coverage of mental health services and financial risk protection, health system characteristics and the macroeconomic and fiscal environment. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6388484PMC
February 2019

Determinates of depressive disorder among adult patients with cardiovascular disease at outpatient cardiac clinic Jimma University Teaching Hospital, South West Ethiopia: cross-sectional study.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2019 5;13:13. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

3Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wollo University, Dessie, Ethiopia.

Background: Depression and heart disease are an important public-health problem. Depression is one of the most prevalent and disabling psychiatric disorders with more than three times increased risk among patients with cardiovascular disorders.

Objective: To identify the prevalence and associated factors of depressive disorder among adult patients with cardiovascular disease. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6399879PMC
March 2019
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Factors associated with depression among HIV/AIDS children in China.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2019 20;13:10. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

1Psychology Department of the Public Health Institute of Harbin Medical University, No. 157, Baojian Road, Nangang District, Harbin, 150081 Heilongjiang Province China.

Background: Depression in HIV/AIDS children not only worsens the progression and outcome of illness, but also impacts their quality of life, having a negative influence on society. The present study was conducted from a psychosocial perspective, considering children's social desirability, cognitive emotion regulation, and perceived social support to identify the factors influencing depression in HIV-infected children in China.

Methods: Participants were 155 children aged 8-18 years who were eligible to participate in this study assessing depression and associated risk factors using the Children's Depression Inventory, Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire, Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, and Children's Social Desirability scale. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6381654PMC
February 2019
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Mental health system at the community level in Korea: development, recent reforms and challenges.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2019 13;13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

4Institute of Social Welfare, Seoul National University, 220-551, 1, Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Since the introduction of the Mental Health Act (MHA) in 1995, mental health services have expanded at the community level in Korea. While community facilities for mental health have grown considerably, large numbers of people with mental disorders are accommodated as before in private mental hospitals. Korea needs to reduce the level of dependence on long-term treatments in hospitals and expand coverage of services for the people with mental illness (PMI) to all in local communities. Read More

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February 2019

Patient and staff experiences of quality in Swedish forensic psychiatric care: a repeated cross-sectional survey with yearly sampling at two clinics.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2019 2;13. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

1University Health Care Research Center, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University, 701 85 Örebro, Sweden.

Background: Systematic efforts to improve the quality, safety and value of health care have increased over the last decades. Even so, it is hard to choose priorities and to know when the desired results are reached, especially in forensic psychiatric care where there can be a discrepancy between patient and staff expectations of what good quality of care is and how it should be reached. The aim of the present study was to describe and compare patient and staff experiences of quality of care in two forensic psychiatric clinics over a period of 4 years. Read More

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February 2019

Help-seeking behaviour for depressive disorders among adult cardiovascular outpatient cardiac clinic Jimma University Teaching Hospital, Jimma, South-West Ethiopia: crosssectional study.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2019 31;13. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

1Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wollo University, Dessie, Ethiopia.

Background: Depression in healthy person without cardiac disease has been associated with the development of coronary artery disease and cardiovascular disease also risk factor for development of depression. This has devastating effect the patient's quality of live, illness progression, morbidity and mortality. Despite this fact help seeking behavior of cardiovascular patients with depression has not been addressed in Ethiopia. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6354421PMC
January 2019

Understanding the mental health and recovery needs of Canadian youth with mental health disorders: a Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) collaboration protocol.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2019 31;13. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

1Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Canada.

Background: While considerable progress is being made to understand the health and self-management needs of youth with mental health disorders, little attention has focused on the mental health and recovery needs that the youth themselves identify-this despite a national priority to incorporate patient-oriented research into the development and assessment of mental health services. To address this gap, estimates of the extent to which existing patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs)-originally developed for use amongst adult populations-are clinically meaningful and psychometrically fit for use among youth are needed. In tandem, a recovery profile for youth can be constructed incorporating the youth perspective of the services provided within a community mental health setting. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6354405PMC
January 2019
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Knowledge, attitude, and practice towards mental illness service provision and associated factors among health extension professionals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2019 28;13. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

2Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Health, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia.

Background: Mental, neurological and substance use disorders are highly prevalent in Ethiopia which are known to result in substantial disability. Improving the knowledge, attitude and practice of the primary health care workers is important to reduce this problem. Hence, this study aimed at assessing knowledge, attitude, and practice towards mental illness service provision and associated factors among urban health extension professionals (UHEPs) of Addis Ababa City Administration. Read More

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January 2019

Sustainable financing options for mental health care in South Africa: findings from a situation analysis and key informant interviews.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2019 21;13. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

3Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

Background: With the implicit neglect for the integration of mental health services into general health service development in South Africa, there is an urgent need for an understanding of the ways in which existing reforms may be leveraged to incorporate the objectives of the (MHPF) and the mechanisms by which these reforms can be structured and financed in the context of fiscal constraint.

Methods: A situational analysis guided by a newly developed analytical framework for sustainable mental health financing was conducted. The review was followed by qualitative, indepth interviews with a range of expert national stakeholders. Read More

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January 2019
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Stress, anxiety and depression in clinical nurses in Vietnam: a cross-sectional survey and cluster analysis.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2019 3;13. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

1Faculty of Environmental and Occupational Health, Hanoi University of Public Health, 1A Duc Thang Road, Duc Thang Ward, North Tu Liem District, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Background: Hospital nurses are exposed to various work-related factors that may be associated with increased risk of developing different mental disorders. Empirical evidence on the prevalence and correlates of individual mental health problems such as stress, anxiety and depression is widely reported, while a combined pattern of these conditions is unknown. This study aims to examine the co-occurrence of stress, anxiety and depression among clinical nurses, and to explore socio-demographic characteristics of, and working conditions experienced by, nurses that may be associated with these three mental health conditions. Read More

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January 2019
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Effectiveness of an anti-stigma training on improving attitudes and decreasing discrimination towards people with mental disorders among care assistant workers in Guangzhou, China.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2019 3;13. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

4Centre for Global Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, London, SE5 8AF UK.

Background: Care assistant workers as a new pattern of care providers in China play an important role in bridging the mental health treatment gap. Stigma and discrimination against people with mental disorders among care assistant workers is a barrier which adversely influences mental health service delivery. However, programs aimed at reducing stigma among care assistant workers are rare in China. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6317233PMC
January 2019
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Differences in implementation of family focused practice in hospitals: a cross-sectional study.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 19;12:77. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Norwegian Centre for Child Behavioural Development, Unirand, Majorstuen, Box 7053 0368 Oslo, Norway.

Background: Changes in Norwegian law and health policy require all health professionals to help safeguard the provision of information and follow-up for the children of parents with mental or physical illness, or substance abuse problems, to decrease their risk of psychosocial problems. There is a lack of knowledge on how the national changes have been received by hospital-based health professionals, and if they have led to an increase in family focused practice.

Methods: This cross-sectional study examined the adherence of health professionals' ( = 280) in five hospitals to new guidelines for family focused practice, using a translated and generic version of Family Focused Mental Health Practice Questionnaire. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6299542PMC
December 2018
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Improving psychotherapies offered in public hospitals in Nairobi, Kenya: extending practice-based research model for LMICs.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 11;12:76. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

3Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.

Background: Psychotherapy and mental health services in Nairobi's public hospitals are increasing. Rather than prematurely imposing psychotherapy protocols developed in Western countries to Kenya, we argue that first studying psychological interventions as they are practiced may generate understanding of which psychological problems are common, what interventions therapists use, and what seems to be effective in reducing psychiatric problems in a lower and middle income country like Kenya.

Method: We present preliminary findings from a process-outcome study involving 345 patients from two public institutions, Kenyatta National and Mathare National Hospitals. Read More

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December 2018
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Factors that influence access to mental health services in South-Eastern Europe.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 7;12:75. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

7OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, Portland, OR USA.

Introduction: Access to mental health (MH) services is unequal worldwide and changes are required in this respect.

Objectives: Our aim was to identify the delay to the first psychiatry consult and to understand patients' characteristics and perspectives on the factors that may influence the delay, among a sample of participants from three Southeastern European Countries.

Materials And Methods: The WHO Pathway Encounter Form questionnaire was applied in 400 patients "new cases" and a questionnaire on the factors influencing the access was administered to the same patients, as well as to their caretakers and MH providers. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6284270PMC
December 2018
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Potential strategies for sustainably financing mental health care in Uganda.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 5;12:74. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Butabika National Referral and Teaching Mental Hospital, Kampala, Uganda.

Background: In spite of the pronounced adverse economic consequences of mental, neurological, and substance use disorders on households in most low- and middle-income countries, service coverage and financial protection for these families is very limited. The aim of this study was to generate potential strategies for sustainably financing mental health care in Uganda in an effort to move towards increased financial protection and service coverage for these families.

Methods: The process of identifying potential strategies for sustainably financing mental health care in Uganda was guided by an analytical framework developed by the Emerging Mental health systems in low and middle income countries (EMERALD project). Read More

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December 2018
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Living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): a South African narrative.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 1;12:73. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

2SU/UCT MRC Unit on Risk and Resilience in Mental Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Background: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a highly prevalent and debilitating psychiatric disorder known to interfere with several life domains. Yet little is known about the subjective experiences of living with OCD amongst South Africans and more so, the ways in which it impacts daily functioning and quality of life (QOL).

Methods: The aim of this study was to explore daily functioning and QOL among South African adults living with OCD. Read More

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December 2018
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Direct medical costs for patients with schizophrenia: a 4-year cohort study from health insurance claims data in Guangzhou city, Southern China.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 23;12:72. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

5College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA 5041 Australia.

Background: Schizophrenia is one of the leading public health issues in psychiatry and imposes a heavy financial burden on the healthcare systems. This study aims to report the direct medical costs and the associated factors for patients with schizophrenia in Guangzhou city, Southern China.

Methods: This was a retrospective 4-year cohort study. Read More

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November 2018
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The long-term effects of a prevention program on the number of critical incidents and sick leave days.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 21;12:71. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

Management Faculty, MLA The College for Academic Studies, Or Yehuda, Israel.

Background: This study explores the effectiveness of refresher training sessions of an intervention program at reducing the employees' risk of injury due to patient violence in forensic psychiatric hospital.

Methods: The original safety intervention program that consisted of a 3 days' workshop was conducted in the maximum-security ward of a psychiatric hospital in Israel. Ever since the original intervention, annual refreshers were conducted highlighting one of the safety elements covered in the original intervention. Read More

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November 2018
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Treatment recommendation differences for schizophrenia and major depression: a population-based study in a Vietnamese cohort.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 14;12:70. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

1Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 30, 12203 Berlin, Germany.

Background: In Vietnam, the mental health care infrastructure is on the verge of transformation with an increase in the demand for access to adequate and effective mental health care services. Public attitudes towards mental illness, as well as corresponding treatment options influence help-seeking behaviors of patients and caregivers, affecting the course of their treatment. This study assesses attitudes towards treatment options for depression and schizophrenia, as the two most common psychiatric disorders in Vietnam, accounting for at least 75% of all psychiatric inpatients. Read More

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November 2018
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Accessibility and factors associated with utilization of mental health services in youth health centers. A qualitative comparative analysis in northern Sweden.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 14;12:69. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

1Unit of Epidemiology and Global Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.

Background: Youth-friendly health care services can facilitate young people's access to health care services and promote their health, including their mental health. In Sweden, a network of youth health centers exist since the 1970s, incorporated within the public health system. Even if such centers take a holistic approach to youth health, the focus has been in sexual and reproductive health care, and the extent of integrating mental health care services is less developed though it varies notably between different centers. Read More

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November 2018
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Characteristics of perinatal depression in rural central, India: a cross-sectional study.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 12;12:68. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

5Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India.

Background: Perinatal depression is associated with negative effects on child behavioural, cognitive and emotional development, birth outcomes, and physical growth. In India, increased priority accorded to mental health programs mean it is now possible to reduce the population-level burden of perinatal depression. In this secondary analysis of two studies, we aimed to describe the epidemiological features of depression among community- and facility-based samples of perinatal women from rural central India, and to describe the help-seeking behaviours from those women who screened positive for depression. Read More

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November 2018
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Increasing access to psychological treatments for adults by improving uptake and equity: rationale and lessons from the UK.

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June S L Brown

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 9;12:67. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Psychology Department, King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, De Crespigny Park, London, SE5 8AF UK.

Objectives: Access to psychological treatments has been defined by Gulliford as comprising supply, effectiveness, equity and uptake. In the UK, a recent national programme "Improving Access to Psychological Treatments" has significantly increased supply and assessed effectiveness, but paid less attention to uptake and equity. The model developed by Gask et al. Read More

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November 2018
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Systematic review of pathways to mental health care in Brazil: narrative synthesis of quantitative and qualitative studies.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 31;12:65. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

5Centre for Global Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK.

Background: Pathways to care are actions and strategies employed by individuals in order to get help for health-related distress and the related processes of care providers. On several systematic reviews regarding pathways to mental health care (PMHC), studies regarding South American countries were not present. This review synthesizes qualitative and quantitative research about PMHC in Brazil. Read More

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October 2018
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Construct validity and reliability of the Test Your Memory Chinese version in older neurology outpatient attendees.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 26;12:64. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

1School of Social Development and Public Policy, Beijing Normal University, 19, Xinjiekou Wai Street, Beijing, 100875 China.

Background: Early distinguishing the cognitive impairment from healthy population is crucial to delay the progression of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer disease (AD). Test Your Memory (TYM) has been proved to be a valid and reliable screening instrument for AD and MCI. This study aimed to develop a culturally appropriate and functional Standard Mandarin Chinese translation of the TYM, and to evaluate its reliability and validity in detecting AD and MCI in Chinese. Read More

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October 2018
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Socio-economic, trafficking exposures and mental health symptoms of human trafficking returnees in Ethiopia: using a generalized structural equation modelling.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 24;12:62. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

2Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology-BIPS, Bremen, Germany.

Background: Mental health problems among trafficked persons could be the result of concomitantly interwoven effects of various factors. Analyzing the networked relationships concurrently could be a more substantive approach to better understand the role of risk factors in this population. This study aimed to assess the magnitude of mental health symptoms as well as the association among socio-demographic, trafficking related exposure variables, and mental health problems of Ethiopian returnees from trafficking. Read More

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October 2018
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Validation of the WHO self-reporting questionnaire-20 (SRQ-20) item in primary health care settings in Eritrea.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 24;12:61. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Ministry of Health, Asmara, Eritrea.

Background: In Eritrea, highly centralized mental health care services and lack of trained psychiatric personnel at primary health care units remain a challenge to the mental health care system. These problems can be minimized by introducing screening programs with a simple screening tool for mental disorders in the primary health care settings. Thus, this study aimed to assess the validity of the WHO self-reporting questionnaire 20 (SRQ-20) in Tigrigna version for use in Eritrean primary health care setting. Read More

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October 2018
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Consumer and staff perspectives of the implementation frequency and value of recovery and wellbeing oriented practices.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 20;12:60. Epub 2018 Oct 20.

Mental Health Association of Central Australia, Alice Springs, NT Australia.

Background: Despite advances in our understanding of what mental health systems and services can do to enhance recovery and wellbeing outcomes for people seeking support, there is limited evidence demonstrating that this body of work has translated successfully into mental health service practice. The Collaborative Recovery Model (CRM) is a practice framework that has been designed to support application of recovery and wellbeing oriented principles and practices within mental health service delivery. The aims of this study were to assess consumer and staff perceptions of implementation frequency during service engagement and the value of this approach for assisting recovery within a setting where the CRM approach had been adopted. Read More

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October 2018
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Relationship of peer specialists to mental health outcomes in South Florida.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 20;12:59. Epub 2018 Oct 20.

1Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th St, AHC1 349, Miami, FL 33199 USA.

Background: In recent years the use of peer specialists in the delivery of mental health of care across the US has increased. Although data on the benefits of using peer specialists is limited and/or equivocal, states are making policy and funding decisions to support the expansion of peer specialist services. This data is even more limited in the state of Florida where no studies were found to document the effect of peer specialists on mental health care outcomes. Read More

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October 2018
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Modern forensic psychiatric hospital design: clinical, legal and structural aspects.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 20;12:58. Epub 2018 Oct 20.

5Department of Psychiatry, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Forensic psychiatric care must be provided within the least restrictive setting possible, whilst simultaneously maintaining appropriate levels of security. This presents particular challenges for the design of forensic psychiatric hospitals, which are required to provide both a therapeutic and a safe material environment, often for extended periods of treatment and rehabilitation. By taking into consideration variable trends in psychiatric service provision and myriad clinical, legal and ethical issues, interdisciplinary forensic facility design teams are at the very forefront in implementing the latest developments in medical architecture. Read More

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October 2018
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A step-wise community engagement and capacity building model prior to implementation of mhGAP-IG in a low- and middle-income country: a case study of Makueni County, Kenya.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 15;12:57. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

Africa Mental Health Research and Training Foundation, Matumbato Road, Off Elgon Road, Mawensi Gardens, Nairobi, Kenya.

Background: The World Health Organization developed the Mental Health Gap Action Programme Intervention Guide (mhGAP-IG) as guidelines for innovative utilization of available resources in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in order to accelerate the reduction of the mental health treatment gap. The mhGAP-IG calls for each country to contextualize the guide to their social, cultural and economic context. The objective of this paper is to describe a model for a stepwise approach for implementation of mhGAP-IG in a rural Kenyan setting using existing formal and informal community resources and health systems. Read More

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October 2018
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Health system changes needed to support people consulting general practice out of hours services in Ireland.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 13;12:56. Epub 2018 Oct 13.

Irish College of General Practitioners, 4-5 Lincoln Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Background: Mental illness acts as a barrier to accessing and obtaining effective medical care. It has been shown that out of hours services are an important first stop for emergency care for people experiencing mental health difficulties. However, little is in fact known about the use of out of hours general practice services by people experiencing mental health difficulties. Read More

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October 2018
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Supporting mental health, wellbeing and study skills in Higher Education: an online intervention system.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 6;12:54. Epub 2018 Oct 6.

iConcipio Ltd, London, UK.

Background: Dealing with psychological and study skill difficulties can present a challenge for both Higher Education (HE) students, who suffer from them, but also for HE Institutions and their support services. Alternative means of support, such as online interventions, have been identified as cost-effective and efficient ways to provide inclusive support to HE students, removing many of the barriers to help-seeking as well as promoting mental health and wellbeing.

Case Presentation: The current case study initially outlines the rigorous approach in the development of one such online intervention system, MePlusMe. Read More

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October 2018
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