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Social psychiatry, therapy and provision of mental health care

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. Patients with mental disorders have an increased risk of developing somatic disorders, just as they have a higher risk of dying from them. These patients often report feeling devaluated and rejected by health ...

    Authors: Ida Nielsen Sølvhøj, Amalie Oxholm Kusier, Pia Vivian Pedersen and Maj Britt Dahl Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:443

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  2. The majority of people with mental illness do not seek help at all or only with significant delay. To reduce help-seeking barriers for people with mental illness, it is therefore important to understand factor...

    Authors: Carolin M. Doll, Chantal Michel, Marlene Rosen, Naweed Osman, Benno G. Schimmelmann and Frauke Schultze-Lutter

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:432

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  3. Severe mental illness (SMI) comprises a range of chronic and disabling conditions, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other psychoses. Despite affecting a small percentage of the population, these dis...

    Authors: Claire de Oliveira, Joyce Mason and Rowena Jacobs

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:420

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  4. Epidemiological studies have demonstrated considerable differences in the use of coercive measures among psychiatric hospitals; however, the underlying reasons for these differences are largely unclear. We inv...

    Authors: Klaus Mann, Sonja Gröschel, Susanne Singer, Jörg Breitmaier, Sylvia Claus, Markus Fani, Stephan Rambach, Hans-Joachim Salize and Klaus Lieb

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:419

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  5. With the growing need for accessible, high-quality mental health services, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been increasing development and uptake of web-based interventions in the form of se...

    Authors: Dara Gordon, Jennifer Hensel, Zachary Bouck, Laura Desveaux, Charlene Soobiah, Marianne Saragosa, Lianne Jeffs, Sacha Bhatia and James Shaw

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:417

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  6. There is an evident discrepancy between need and provision of evidence-based return-to-work (RTW) interventions in existing mental health services. Online dissemination of evidence-based interventions is presu...

    Authors: Patrik Engdahl, Petra Svedberg and Ulrika Bejerholm

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:384

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  7. Work and other everyday activities are beneficial for well-being among people with mental illness, but poor circumstances can create detrimental effects, possibly aggravated by additional vulnerabilities linke...

    Authors: Lisa Eklund, A. Birgitta Gunnarsson, Jan-Åke Jansson, Parvin Pooremamali and Mona Eklund

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:383

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  8. The Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted health systems across the world and led to major shifts in individual behavior by forcing people into isolation in home settings. Its rapid spread has overwhelmed populat...

    Authors: Rita J. Ames-Guerrero, Victoria A. Barreda-Parra, Julio C. Huamani-Cahua and Jane Banaszak-Holl

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:351

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  9. Ensuring adequate utilization of healthcare services for displaced populations is critical, yet there are well-documented treatment gaps. Yazidi women captured by the Islamic State (IS) were subjected to extre...

    Authors: Virginia M. Tran, Laila Fozouni, Jana K. Denkinger, Caroline Rometsch, Florian Junne, Patrick Vinck and Phuong Pham

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:346

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  10. The onset of mental health problems generally occurs between the ages of 16 and 23 – the years in which young people follow post-secondary education, which is a major channel in our society to prepare for a ca...

    Authors: Jacomijn Hofstra, Jorien van der Velde, Petra Jannette Havinga and Lies Korevaar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:332

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  11. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a well-established treatment for people suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and technology-based CBT applications are an emerging treatment option for peopl...

    Authors: Laura Marie Hoppen, Nora Kuck, Paul-Christian Bürkner, Eyal Karin, Bethany M. Wootton and Ulrike Buhlmann

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:322

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  12. Peer support is being integrated within mental health services to further the development of a recovery approach. However, the most effective models and formats of intervention delivery are unknown. We conduct...

    Authors: Natasha Lyons, Chris Cooper and Brynmor Lloyd-Evans

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:315

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  13. Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), defined as the obsessive idea that some aspect of one’s own body or appearance is severely flawed/deformed, is relatively common in the general population and has been shown to ...

    Authors: Marie Drüge, Gabriela Rafique, Anne Jäger and Birgit Watzke

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:294

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  14. Mental health and substance use disorders (MSDs) increase the risk of poor human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care outcomes among people living with HIV (PLWH). Receipt of mental health care may improve these ...

    Authors: Lindsey M. Filiatreau, Peter Vanes Ebasone, Anastase Dzudie, Rogers Ajeh, Brian Pence, Milton Wainberg, Denis Nash, Marcel Yotebieng, Kathryn Anastos, Eric Pefura-Yone, Denis Nsame and Angela M. Parcesepe

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:293

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  15. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is the leading cause of disability worldwide and one of the most heterogeneous mental health disorders. Although there are effective treatments for MDD, about 50% of patients do...

    Authors: Sigal Zilcha-Mano, Ben Shahar, Hadar Fisher, Tohar Dolev-Amit, Leslie S. Greenberg and Jacques P. Barber

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:287

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  16. Vocational peer support (VPS) services are recovery-oriented interventions in modern psychiatric care for persons with schizophrenia. However, few VPS services are found in Taiwan. Hence, a pilot program of pe...

    Authors: Kan-Yuan Cheng and Chia-Feng Yen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:268

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  17. Treating chronic depression represents a significant burden for the NHS, yet there is a lack of evidence-based interventions and research specifically focused on this condition. DIALOG+, a technology-assisted ...

    Authors: Aleksandra Matanov, Philip McNamee, Syeda Akther, Nick Barber and Victoria Bird

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:263

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  18. Long-term community mental health treatment for non-psychotic disorder patients with severe mental illness (SMI) who are perceived as difficult by clinicians, is poorly developed and lacks a structured, goal-c...

    Authors: Mark van Veen, Bauke Koekkoek, Steven Teerenstra, Eddy Adang and Cornelis L. Mulder

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:261

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  19. Consultation-liaison psychiatry (CLP)—professional psychiatric care provided to coordinate with surgical or medical treatment of inpatients with psychiatric disorders—was included in universal health coverage ...

    Authors: Daisuke Shinjo, Hisateru Tachimori, Keiko Maruyama-Sakurai, Kenji Fujimori, Norihiko Inoue and Kiyohide Fushimi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:235

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  20. The Counselling in Primary Care service (CIPC) is the first and only nationally available public counselling service in the Republic of Ireland. This study provides initial data for the effectiveness of short-...

    Authors: Charles Brand, Fiona Ward, Niamh MacDonagh, Sharon Cunningham and Ladislav Timulak

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:227

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:283

  21. Various rehabilitation services and return-to-work programs have been developed in order to reduce sickness absence and increase sustainable return-to-work. To ensure that people with a high risk of not return...

    Authors: Miriam Markus, Nina Gabriel, Markus Bassler and Matthias Bethge

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:225

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  22. Stigma associated with mental disorders is rooted among many pharmacists, and represents a major barrier to patient support in community-based psychiatry. We developed an assessment scale that is specifically ...

    Authors: Tomoo Fujii, Manako Hanya, Kenta Murotani and Hiroyuki Kamei

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:211

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  23. Perinatal common mental disorders are associated with significant adverse outcomes for women and their families, particularly in low- and middle-income settings. Early detection through screening with locally-...

    Authors: Gracia Fellmeth, Siân Harrison, Charles Opondo, Manisha Nair, Jennifer J. Kurinczuk and Fiona Alderdice

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:200

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  24. While a growing number of studies focus on men who have sex with men (MSM), they typically ignore the heterogeneity of gender minorities within the MSM population. The recognition of new sub-groups among gende...

    Authors: Zhizhou Duan, Liyin Wang, Menglan Guo, Changmian Ding, Danqin Huang, Hong Yan, Amanda Wilson and Shiyue Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:196

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  25. Randomised controlled trials suggest that family therapy has a positive effect on the course of depression, schizophrenia and anorexia nervosa. However, it is largely unknown whether a positive link also exist...

    Authors: Marie Louise Svendsen, Trine Ellegaard, Karoline Agerbo Jeppesen, Erik Riiskjær and Berit Kjærside Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:190

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  26. Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) recommend the monitoring of somatic parameters in patients treated with antipsychotic drugs in order to detect adverse effects. The objective of this study was to assess, in...

    Authors: Jurriaan M. J. L. Brouwer, Erien Olde Hengel, Arne J. Risselada, Eric N. van Roon and Hans Mulder

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:189

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  27. Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is an evidence-based, effective approach to help people with severe mental illness (SMI) achieve competitive employment. The aim of the present study is to explore experi...

    Authors: Miljana Vukadin, Frederieke G. Schaafsma, Harry W. C. Michon, Marianne de Maaker-Berkhof and Johannes R. Anema

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:181

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  28. Undocumented migrants live and work in precarious conditions. Few studies have explored the mental health consequences of such environment. The objective of this study is to describe the mental health of migra...

    Authors: Julien Fakhoury, Claudine Burton-Jeangros, Liala Consoli, Aline Duvoisin, Delphine Courvoisier and Yves Jackson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:175

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  29. Over the last decades, many high-income countries have successfully implemented assertive outreach mental health services for acute care. Despite evidence that these services entail several benefits for servic...

    Authors: Johanna Baumgardt, Julian Schwarz, Andreas Bechdolf, Konstantinos Nikolaidis, Martin Heinze, Johannes Hamann, Martin Holzke, Gerhard Längle, Janina Richter, Peter Brieger, Reinhold Kilian, Jürgen Timm, Constance Hirschmeier, Sebastian Von Peter and Stefan Weinmann

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:173

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:199

  30. Shared decision-making (SDM), a collaborative approach that includes and respects patients’ preferences for involvement in decision-making about their treatment, is increasingly advocated. However, in the prac...

    Authors: Ingunn Mundal, Mariela Loreto Lara-Cabrera, Moisés Betancort and Carlos De las Cuevas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:133

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  31. In this quality improvement project, we set out to study the effectiveness and feasibility of using music as an adjunct or replacement for pharmacologic agitation management on an inpatient psychiatric unit. W...

    Authors: Trevor Scudamore, Annette Liem, Mark Wiener, Nekpen Sharon Ekure, Christopher Botash, Derek Empey and Luba Leontieva

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:132

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  32. A concerning proportion of former Australian Defence Force (ADF) members meet criteria for a mental health condition. Mental health difficulties not only affect the individual veteran. They have been found to ...

    Authors: Justine Evans, Madeline Romaniuk and Rebecca Theal

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:128

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  33. Understanding complex associations between psychopathology and chronic illness is instrumental in facilitating both research and treatment progress. The current study is the first and only network-based study ...

    Authors: Adela-Maria Isvoranu, Edimansyah Abdin, Siow Ann Chong, Janhavi Vaingankar, Denny Borsboom and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:119

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  34. There is growing evidence for the efficacy of group-based interventions for adults with ADHD. However, there is still a lack of research investigating how clients experience participating in such interventions...

    Authors: Emilie S. Nordby, Sigrid Gilje, Daniel A. Jensen, Lin Sørensen and Signe H. Stige

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:113

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  35. There is evidence suggesting that quarantine might have undesirable psychological impacts on the patients. Therefore, it is important to seek for ways to increase the resilience and alleviate the psychological...

    Authors: Maryam Shaygan, Zahra Yazdani and Adib Valibeygi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:93

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  36. The process of immigration is associated with poor mental and physical health. While the workplace represents an important context of social integration, previous studies evaluating the effect of discriminatio...

    Authors: Anteo Di Napoli, Alessandra Rossi, Francesca Baralla, Martina Ventura, Rosaria Gatta, Monica Perez, Marco Sarchiapone, Concetta Mirisola and Alessio Petrelli

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:85

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  37. Studies in the literature have relied on a single instrument to assess stress levels and sources among nursing students in Jordan and in other Arab countries. Thus, there is a need to develop Arabic versions o...

    Authors: Dina Masha’al, Audai A. Hayajneh and Loai Issa Tawalbeh

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:77

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  38. Community behavioral health clinicians, supervisors, and administrators play an essential role in implementing new psychosocial evidence-based practices (EBP) for patients receiving psychiatric care; however, ...

    Authors: Nathaniel J. Williams, Molly Candon, Rebecca E. Stewart, Y. Vivian Byeon, Meenakshi Bewtra, Alison M. Buttenheim, Kelly Zentgraf, Carrie Comeau, Sonsunmolu Shoyinka and Rinad S. Beidas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:74

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  39. Point of Care Testing (POCT) is being increasingly used to augment the delivery of physical health care in a variety of settings, but their use in mental health has been limited. Research into understanding th...

    Authors: Joseph Butler, Simone de Cassan, Phil Turner, Belinda Lennox, Gail Hayward and Margaret Glogowska

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:73

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  40. ADHD is neurodevelopmental disorder which persists into adulthood. Presently, therapeutic approaches are mainly pharmacological and psychological whilst the role, scope and approaches of occupational therapist...

    Authors: Marios Adamou, Philip Asherson, Muhammad Arif, Louise Buckenham, Sally Cubbin, Karina Dancza, Kirstie Gorman, Gísli Gudjonsson, Sharon Gutman, James Kustow, Kerry Mabbott, Teresa May-Benson, Ulrich Muller-Sedgwick, Emma Pell, Mark Pitts, Suzanne Rastrick…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:72

    Content type: Review

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  41. Target-controlled infusion (TCI) of propofol is a well-established method of procedural sedation and has been used in Japan for anesthesia during electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). However, the usefulness of the...

    Authors: Meng-Ling Hsieh, Yen-Ting Lu, Chih-Chung Lin and Chin-Pang Lee

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:71

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  42. Approximately one out of every three people in Germany who meets the diagnostic criteria for major depression has contact with mental health services. Therefore, according to treatment guidelines, two thirds o...

    Authors: Anna Katharina Reinhold, Julia Louise Magaard and Anna Levke Brütt

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:68

    Content type: Study protocol

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  43. The diagnostic system is fundamental to any health discipline, including mental health, as it defines mental illness and helps inform possible treatment and prognosis. Thus, the procedure to estimate the relia...

    Authors: Chandril Chandan Ghosh, Duncan McVicar, Gavin Davidson and Ciaran Shannon

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:60

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  44. Despite the substantial burden of caring schizophrenic patients, primary caregivers can also experience posttraumatic growth (PTG) which may buffer their negative experience. Influencing factors of PTG and the...

    Authors: Chen Wu, Yaping Liu, Songcui Ma, Guojian Jing, Wei Zhou, Lei Qu, Zitong Wang, Mei Cheng and Yulong Wu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:58

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  45. The traditional general practitioner-based model (community-based rehabilitation [CBR]) for Chinese schizophrenia patients lacks sufficient content, usefulness, and theoretical basis for rehabilitation. Based ...

    Authors: Qi Chen, Yueyun Sang, Lifang Ren, Jinping Wu, Yajun Chen, Menglei Zheng, Guolin Bian and Hanying Sun

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:38

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