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. Research article

    Association of body mass index with amnestic and non-amnestic mild cognitive impairment risk in elderly

    Previous studies focused on the relationship between body mass index and cognitive disorder and obtained many conflicting results. This study explored the potential effects of body mass index on the risk of mi...

    Feng Wang, Minghui Zhao, Zhaoli Han, Dai Li, Shishuang Zhang, Yongqiang Zhang, Xiaodong Kong, Ning Sun, Qiang Zhang and Ping Lei

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:334

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  2. Research article

    Implementation of internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy within community mental health clinics: a process evaluation using the consolidated framework for implementation research

    Depression and anxiety are prevalent and under treated conditions that create enormous burden for the patient and the health system. Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy (ICBT) improves patient access...

    H.D. Hadjistavropoulos, M.M. Nugent, D. Dirkse and N. Pugh

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:331

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  3. Research article

    Psychosocial stressors contributing to emergency psychiatric service utilization in a sample of ethno-culturally diverse clients with psychosis in Toronto

    Understanding the psychosocial stressors of people with psychoses from minority ethnic groups may help in the development of culturally appropriate services. This study aimed to compare psychosocial factors as...

    Martin Rotenberg, Andrew Tuck and Kwame McKenzie

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:324

    Published on: 2 September 2017

  4. Research article

    Wellbeing, activity and housing satisfaction – comparing residents with psychiatric disabilities in supported housing and ordinary housing with support

    The home is imperative for the possibilities for meaningful everyday activities among people with psychiatric disabilities. Knowledge of whether such possibilities vary with type of housing and housing support...

    Mona Eklund, Elisabeth Argentzell, Ulrika Bejerholm, Carina Tjörnstrand and David Brunt

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:315

    Published on: 30 August 2017

  5. Research article

    Ethical acceptability of offering financial incentives for taking antipsychotic depot medication: patients’ and clinicians’ perspectives after a 12-month randomized controlled trial

    A randomized controlled trial ‘Money for Medication’(M4M) was conducted in which patients were offered financial incentives for taking antipsychotic depot medication. This study assessed the attitudes and ethi...

    Ernst L. Noordraven, Maartje H. N. Schermer, Peter Blanken, Cornelis L. Mulder and André I. Wierdsma

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:313

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  6. Research article

    Only a small proportion of patients with first episode psychosis come via prodromal services: a retrospective survey of a large UK mental health programme

    Little is known about patients with a first episode of psychosis (FEP) who had first presented to prodromal services with an “at risk mental state” (ARMS) before making the transition to psychosis. We set out ...

    Olesya Ajnakina, Craig Morgan, Charlotte Gayer-Anderson, Sherifat Oduola, François Bourque, Sally Bramley, Jessica Williamson, James H. MacCabe, Paola Dazzan, Robin M. Murray and Anthony S. David

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:308

    Published on: 25 August 2017

  7. Research article

    Re-development of mental health first aid guidelines for supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who are engaging in non-suicidal self-injury

    Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) disproportionally affects Indigenous Australians. Friends, family and frontline workers (for example, teachers, youth workers) are often best positioned to provide initial assis...

    Gregory Armstrong, Natalie Ironfield, Claire M. Kelly, Katrina Dart, Kerry Arabena, Kathy Bond and Anthony F. Jorm

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:300

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  8. Research article

    Physical activity and quality of life in long-term hospitalized patients with severe mental illness: a cross-sectional study

    Increasing physical activity in patients with severe mental illness is believed to have positive effects on physical health, psychiatric symptoms and as well quality of life. Till now, little is known about th...

    Jeroen Deenik, Frank Kruisdijk, Diederik Tenback, Annemarie Braakman-Jansen, Erik Taal, Marijke Hopman-Rock, Aartjan Beekman, Erwin Tak, Ingrid Hendriksen and Peter van Harten

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:298

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  9. Study protocol

    Detection of domestic violence by community mental health teams: a multi-center, cluster randomized controlled trial

    Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) is associated with a range of psychosocial and mental health problems. Having a psychiatric illness increases likelihood of being a victim of DVA. Despite the evidence of a hi...

    Roos E. Ruijne, Louise M. Howard, Kylee Trevillion, Femke E. Jongejan, Carlo Garofalo, Stefan Bogaerts, Cornelis L. Mulder and Astrid M. Kamperman

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:288

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  10. Research article

    Correct recognition and continuum belief of mental disorders in a nursing student population

    The current study aimed to explore the correct recognition of mental disorders across dementia, alcohol abuse, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), schizophrenia and depression, along with its correlates in a ...

    Lee Seng Esmond Seow, Boon Yiang Chua, Huiting Xie, Jia Wang, Hui Lin Ong, Edimansyah Abdin, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:289

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  11. Research article

    Economic evaluation of stepped-care versus usual care for depression and anxiety in older adults with vision impairment: randomized controlled trial

    A stepped-care program was found effective in preventing depressive and anxiety disorders in older adults with vision impairment. However, before a decision can be made about implementation, the cost-effective...

    Hilde P. A. van der Aa, Ger H. M. B. van Rens, Judith E. Bosmans, Hannie C. Comijs and Ruth M. A. van Nispen

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:280

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  12. Research article

    Does one size really fit all? The effectiveness of a non-diagnosis-specific integrated mental health care program in Germany in a prospective, parallel-group controlled multi-centre trial

    The Network for Mental Health (NWpG-IC) is an integrated mental health care program implemented in 2009 by cooperation between health insurance companies and community mental health providers in Germany. Meanw...

    Annabel Sandra Mueller-Stierlin, Marina Julia Helmbrecht, Katrin Herder, Stefanie Prinz, Nadine Rosenfeld, Julia Walendzik, Marco Holzmann, Uemmueguelsuem Dinc, Matthias Schützwohl, Thomas Becker and Reinhold Kilian

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:283

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  13. Research article

    Why did you choose psychiatry? a qualitative study of psychiatry trainees investigating the impact of psychiatry teaching at medical school on career choice

    There is no consensus regarding the optimal content of the undergraduate psychiatry curriculum as well as factors contributing to young doctors choosing a career in psychiatry. Our aim was to explore factors w...

    A. Appleton, S. Singh, N. Eady and M. Buszewicz

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:276

    Published on: 28 July 2017

  14. Research article

    A school-based epidemiological field survey: difficulties in collecting psychiatric outcome data in a middle-income country

    Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) face a lack of epidemiological data. The development of high-quality surveys is a key research priority in countries such as Brazil. Our aim is to discuss the difficult...

    T. M. Fidalgo, Z. M. Sanchez, M. Ribeiro, S. R. Healy, S.C. Caetano and S. S. Martins

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:277

    Published on: 28 July 2017

  15. Research article

    A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial on the role of preemptive analgesia with acetaminophen [paracetamol] in reducing headache following electroconvulsive therapy [ECT]

    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a safe and efficient treatment for several severe psychiatric disorders, but its use is limited by side effects. Post-ECT headache is one of the commonest side effects. Preem...

    Amila Isuru, Asiri Rodrigo, Chamara Wijesinghe, Dileepa Ediriweera, Shan Premadasa, Carmel Wijesekara and Lalith Kuruppuarachchi

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:275

    Published on: 28 July 2017

  16. Research article

    Gender differences in characteristics of physical and sexual victimization in patients with dual diagnosis: a cross-sectional study

    Patients with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders are vulnerable to violent victimization. However, no evidence-based interventions are available to reduce patients’ vulnerability....

    Marleen M. de Waal, Jack J. M. Dekker, Martijn J. Kikkert, Maaike D. Kleinhesselink and Anna E. Goudriaan

    BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:270

    Published on: 25 July 2017

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