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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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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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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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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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December 2018

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

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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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

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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Epistemological and methodological paradoxes: secondary care specialists and their challenges working with adolescents with medically unexplained symptoms.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 24;12:52. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

4Department of Community Medicine, General Practice Research Unit, Faculty of Health, UiT-Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway.

Background: Early adolescence is considered a critical period for the development of chronic and recurrent medically unexplained symptoms (MUS), and referrals and system-initiated patient trajectories often lead to an excess of examinations and hospitalizations in the cross-section between mental and somatic specialist care for this group of patients. Dimensions of the relationship and communication between clinician and patient are shown in primary care studies to be decisive for subsequent illness pathways, often creating adverse effects, but knowledge on clinical communication in specialist care is still scarce.

Methods: This study explores communicative challenges specific to clinical encounters between health professionals and adolescent patients in specialist care, as presented through interviews and focus group data with highly experienced specialists working in adolescent and child services at a Norwegian university hospital. Read More

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September 2018
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How clinicians make decisions about CTOs in ACT: a qualitative study.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 22;12:51. Epub 2018 Sep 22.

2Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway.

Background: The first 12 Norwegian assertive community treatment (ACT) teams were piloted from 2009 to 2011. Of the 338 patients included during the teams' first year of operation, 38% were subject to community treatment orders (CTOs). In Norway as in many other Western countries, the use of CTOs is relatively high despite lack of robust evidence for their effectiveness. Read More

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September 2018
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Prevalence and correlates of post-traumatic stress disorder among survivors of road traffic accidents in Ethiopia.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 20;12:50. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

College of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Psychiatry, Bahirdar University, Bahidar, Ethiopia.

Background: Post-traumatic stress disorder is the most common mental disorders occurring among survivors of road traffic accident. However, research into post-traumatic stress disorder and correlates in low and middle-income countries is limited. To the best of our knowledge, there is no published study of the post-traumatic stress disorder and associated factors conducted in Ethiopia. Read More

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September 2018
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Exploring the potential of civic engagement to strengthen mental health systems in Indonesia (IGNITE): a study protocol.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 25;12:49. Epub 2018 Aug 25.

9Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, UK.

Background: Indonesia has the highest rate of years of life lost to disability or early death from Schizophrenia than any other country in the world. More than 90% of people with mental illness do not get any treatment and tens of thousands of people with psychosis are illegally detained ('pasung') in the family home. Civic engagement, a core part of the recent World Health Organisation global strategy, has the potential to address some of these challenges through the development of person-centered models of care. Read More

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August 2018
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Developing a model of help giving towards people with a mental health problem: a qualitative study of Mental Health First Aid participants.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 21;12:48. Epub 2018 Aug 21.

Population Mental Health Group, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton, VIC 3010 Australia.

Background: Members of the public frequently perform mental health first aid actions in daily life, and people with mental health problems often cite informal supports as motivators of professional treatment seeking. However, a thorough understanding of how, when and why these actions are undertaken is lacking. This research aimed to investigate the helping experiences of community members trained in Mental Health First Aid, understand the factors that might facilitate and deter helping behaviours, and develop a preliminary model that outlines the process of providing help to someone with a mental health problem. Read More

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Outcomes of a brief mental health and resilience pilot intervention for young women in an urban slum in Dehradun, North India: a quasi-experimental study.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 18;12:47. Epub 2018 Aug 18.

5Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

Background: Mental illness is a leading cause of the disease burden among young people. Poor mental health is linked to childhood adversity such as gender inequality, poverty and low educational attainment. Psycho-social assets in adolescents can moderate these impacts and be strengthened. Read More

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August 2018
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Personal attributes and competencies required by community health workers for a role in integrated mental health care for perinatal depression: voices of primary health care stakeholders from Surabaya, Indonesia.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 14;12:46. Epub 2018 Aug 14.

1Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

Background: Non-professional community health workers have been widely reported as possibly having a role in mental health. In Indonesia, their role is currently being introduced in the national health system for perinatal depression. Prior publications have shown that it is generally considered feasible and acceptable by key stakeholders for community health workers to identify and refer women experiencing mental health issues during their perinatal phase to primary care. Read More

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August 2018
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Facilitating people living with severe and persistent mental illness to transition from prison to community: a qualitative exploration of staff experiences.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 10;12:45. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

1Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, J Block, Cumberland Campus C43J, PO Box 170, Lidcombe, NSW 1825 Australia.

Background: Transition from prison to community is a challenging time for all people who have been incarcerated. It is particularly challenging for those also living with serious and persistent mental illness. This study explored staff experiences and perspectives of what helped and hindered them in their work to support that transition. Read More

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August 2018
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Building back better? Taking stock of the post-earthquake mental health and psychosocial response in Nepal.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 1;12:44. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

WHO Health Emergencies Programme, WHO Country Office for Nepal, UN House, Lalitpur, Nepal.

Background: The World Health Organization's 'building back better' approach advocates capitalizing on the resources and political will elicited by disasters to strengthen national mental health systems. This study explores the contributions of the response to the 2015 earthquake in Nepal to sustainable mental health system reform.

Methods: We systematically reviewed grey literature on the mental health and psychosocial response to the earthquake obtained through online information-sharing platforms and response coordinators (168 documents) to extract data on response stakeholders and activities. Read More

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August 2018
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Forty years without mental hospitals in Italy.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 31;12:43. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

Lisbon Institute of Global Mental Health, Rua do Instituto Bacteriológico 5, Edifício Amarelo, 1150-190 Lisbon, Portugal.

In 1978 Italy implemented Law Number 180, the reform law that blocked all new admissions to public mental hospitals. After 40 years without mental hospitals, we aim at understanding the consequences of the Italian reform in terms of mental health care facility and staff availability. We compared the organization of the Italian mental health system with that of countries belonging to the Group of 7 (G7) major advanced economies. Read More

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July 2018
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Postpartum depressive symptoms in the context of high social adversity and reproductive health threats: a population-based study.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 28;12:42. Epub 2018 Jul 28.

2Centre for Global Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK.

Background: Postpartum depression is an important but neglected public health issue in low- and middle-income countries. The aim of this study was to assess postpartum depressive (PPD) symptoms and associated factors in a rural Ethiopian setting characterized by high social adversity and reproductive health threats. We hypothesized that infant gender preference would be associated with PPD symptoms. Read More

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July 2018
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Development of programme theory for integration of service user and caregiver involvement in mental health system strengthening: protocol for realist systematic review.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 24;12:41. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

1Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Background: There is international recognition of the need for service user and caregiver involvement in mental health system strengthening. However, little is known about how best to integrate this approach into the mental healthcare system; what works to advance involvement, under what conditions, how and when does involvement bring added value, and how can it work in resource-poor settings in low and middle-income countries.

Objective: To describe the methodology for a realist systematic review protocol to synthesise the evidence to explain the contexts, outcomes, and underlying mechanisms for involvement of service users with severe mental health problems and their caregivers in mental healthcare policy-making and planning, advocacy, service development, monitoring and improvement. Read More

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July 2018
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'The threads in his mind have torn': conceptualization and treatment of mental disorders by neo-prophetic Christian healers in Accra, Ghana.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 24;12:40. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Background: In many low- and middle-income countries, faith healing is used alongside biomedical treatment for many health problems including mental disorders. Further, Christianity in Africa has seen much transformation in recent decades with the growth of charismatic or neo-prophetic churches whose doctrines include healing, miracles and prophecies. As such, many charismatic pastors have been engaged in faith healing for many years. Read More

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Pathways to care of patients with mental health problems in Bangladesh.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 18;12:39. Epub 2018 Jul 18.

1Institute of Public Health, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, INF 130/3, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany.

Background: Health systems in Bangladesh are not fully organized to provide optimal care services to patients with mental health problems. There is both a lack of resources and a disproportional distribution of the available resources. To design an equitable health system and plan interventions to improve access to care, a better understanding of mental health care-seeking behavior and care pathways are crucial. Read More

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July 2018
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Assessment of patients' satisfaction and associated factors among outpatients received mental health services at public hospitals of Mekelle Town, northern Ethiopia.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 11;12:38. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

2School of Public Health, College of Health Science, Aksum University, P. O. Box: 298, Aksum, Ethiopia.

Background: Satisfaction is the psychological state that results from confirmation or disconfirmation of expectations with reality. Patients' satisfaction is a healthcare recipient's reaction to salient aspect of the contexts, process and result of their service experience. The aim of this study was to assess patient satisfaction and associated factors among outpatients receiving mental health services at public hospitals in Mekelle town. Read More

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July 2018
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Knowledge of mental health legislation in Ghana: a case of the use of certificate of urgency in mental health care.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 28;12:37. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

1Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies, Department of Community Health, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

Introduction: Mental illness can affect anyone irrespective of race, gender or personal characteristics. The study sought to investigate health workers' Knowledge on Mental Health Legislation in Ghana focusing on the Certificate of Urgency.

Methods: A descriptive study design was employed for this study. Read More

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June 2018
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Child and adolescent mental health policy in South Africa: history, current policy development and implementation, and policy analysis.

Int J Ment Health Syst 2018 26;12:36. Epub 2018 Jun 26.

1Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Cape Town, 46 Sawkins Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700 South Africa.

Background: Mental health problems represent the greatest global burden of disease among children and adolescents. There is, however, lack of policy development and implementation for child and adolescent mental health (CAMH), particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where children and adolescents represent up to 50% of populations. South Africa, an upper-middle income country is often regarded as advanced in health and social policy-making and implementation in comparison to other LMICs. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6019826PMC
June 2018
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