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Social psychiatry, therapy and provision of mental health care

Section edited by Linda Davies and Sharon Lawn

This is a broad section which covers general aspects of mental healthcare. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, internet in psychological research, behavior surveillance, epidemiology, psychiatric rehabilitation, health behavior, community mental health, work and mental health, occupational psychiatry and psychosocial risk factors. Epidemiology, assessment, and treatment/rehabilitation issues related to specific disorders covered by other sections are dealt with in the disorder specific sections.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in mental health research is increasing, especially in early (pre-funding) stages. PPI is less consistent in later stages, including in analysing qualitative data. The aims...

    Authors: Helen Jennings, Mike Slade, Peter Bates, Emma Munday and Rebecca Toney

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:213

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    Although positive psychology interventions (PPIs) show beneficial effects on mental health in non-clinical populations, the current literature is inconclusive regarding its effectiveness in clinical settings. ...

    Authors: Farid Chakhssi, Jannis T. Kraiss, Marion Sommers-Spijkerman and Ernst T. Bohlmeijer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:211

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    Evidence suggests an unmet need for provision of psychological interventions in inpatient psychiatric settings. However, inpatient wards can present a challenging environment in which to implement intervention...

    Authors: Molly Sharp, Anu Gulati, Chris Barker and Kirsten Barnicot

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:208

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common and often chronic problem. Patients with chronic MDD often have negative impacts on the health of their families. Family psychoeducation is recognized as part of the...

    Authors: Fujika Katsuki, Hiroshi Takeuchi, Takahiko Inagaki, Tohru Maeda, Yosuke Kubota, Nao Shiraishi, Hideaki Tabuse, Tadashi Kato, Atsurou Yamada, Norio Watanabe, Tatsuo Akechi and Toshiaki A. Furukawa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:207

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  5. Content type: Research article

    In the study, the frequency and nature of asylum seekers’ psychiatric diagnoses in a German admission center were examined. Additional aims were to identify changes in those diagnoses over time and to investig...

    Authors: Kneginja Richter, Lukas Peter, Hartmut Lehfeld, Harald Zäske, Salina Brar-Reissinger and Günter Niklewski

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:206

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  6. Content type: Research article

    There is a shortage of trained mental health workers in spite of the significant contribution of psychiatric disorders to the global disease burden. Task shifting, through the delegation of health care tasks t...

    Authors: Goodman Sibeko, Peter D. Milligan, Marinda Roelofse, Lezel Molefe, Deborah Jonker, Jonathan Ipser, Crick Lund and Dan J. Stein

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:191

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Community pharmacists are autonomous, regulated health care professionals located in urban and rural communities in Canada. The accessibility, knowledge, and skills of community pharmacists can be leveraged to...

    Authors: Andrea L. Murphy, David M. Gardner and Lisa M. Jacobs

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:192

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is an emerging and potentially powerful biological treatment for severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), but the wider impact of the intervention and the sometimes dramatic red...

    Authors: Peter Bosanac, Bridget Elizabeth Hamilton, James Lucak and David Castle

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:186

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  9. Content type: Research article

    People with psychotic illness suffer from reduced quality of life and often from an insufficient level of social inclusion. These variables are associated with several negative outcomes, such as higher neuro-c...

    Authors: Fausto Mazzi, Flavia Baccari, Francesco Mungai, Manuela Ciambellini, Lisa Brescancin and Fabrizio Starace

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:179

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Inpatient care accounts for the majority of mental health care costs and is not always beneficial. It can indeed have detrimental consequences if not used appropriately, and is unpopular among patients. As a c...

    Authors: Coralie Gandré, Jeanne Gervaix, Julien Thillard, Jean-Marc Macé, Jean-Luc Roelandt and Karine Chevreul

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:174

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Mental health conditions affect aspects of people’s lives that are often not captured in common health-related outcome measures. The OxCAP-MH self-reported, quality of life questionnaire based on Sen’s capabil...

    Authors: Judit Simon, Agata Łaszewska, Eva Leutner, Georg Spiel, David Churchman and Susanne Mayer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:173

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Peer support services for patients with severe mental illness (SMI) originated from Western countries and have become increasingly popular during the past twenty years. The aim of this paper is to describe a p...

    Authors: Yunge Fan, Ning Ma, Liang Ma, Wei Xu, J. Steven Lamberti and Eric D. Caine

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:170

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Coercive measures are containment methods used in psychiatry to curb patients’ disruptive and aggressive behaviours towards themselves, others or objects. The prevalence of the practice of coercive measures in...

    Authors: Branko Bregar, Brigita Skela-Savič and Blanka Kores Plesničar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:171

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The adverse effects of loneliness and of poor perceived social support on physical health and mortality are established, but no systematic synthesis is available of their relationship with the outcomes of ment...

    Authors: Jingyi Wang, Farhana Mann, Brynmor Lloyd-Evans, Ruimin Ma and Sonia Johnson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:156

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Police officers experience a high degree of chronic stress. Policing ranks among the highest professions in terms of disease and accident rates. Mental health is particularly impacted, evidenced by elevated ra...

    Authors: Marcelo Trombka, Marcelo Demarzo, Daniel Campos Bacas, Sonia Beira Antonio, Karen Cicuto, Vera Salvo, Felipe Cesar Almeida Claudino, Letícia Ribeiro, Michael Christopher, Javier Garcia-Campayo and Neusa Sica Rocha

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:151

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is an evidence-based approach to help people with severe mental illness achieve competitive employment. This article provides insight into an organizational and a financi...

    Authors: Miljana Vukadin, Frederieke G. Schaafsma, Marjan J. Westerman, Harry W. C. Michon and Johannes R. Anema

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:145

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Psychiatric problems among college students on USA campuses are common. Little is known about similar problems in developing countries, particularly the Arab region. The goal of this study was to assess the fr...

    Authors: Ziad Kronfol, Batoul Khalifa, Brigitte Khoury, Omar Omar, Sariah Daouk, J. P. deWitt, Nourehan ElAzab and Daniel Eisenberg

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:147

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Offering financial incentives is an effective intervention for improving adherence in patients taking antipsychotic depot medication. We assessed whether patients’ motivation for treatment might be reduced aft...

    Authors: Ernst L. Noordraven, André I. Wierdsma, Peter Blanken, Anthony F. T. Bloemendaal and Cornelis L. Mulder

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:144

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