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Social psychiatry, therapy and provision of mental health care

Section edited by Linda Davies

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. Pregnancy and parenthood have been associated with physical and mental health. Previous literature concerning the impacts of parity on mental health was inconsistent and lack epidemiolocal evidence. China, wit...

    Authors: Hanyu Wang, Minne Chen, Tong Xin and Kun Tang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:267

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  2. Whilst any type of bereavement can be traumatic, bereavement through violent or sudden causes is associated with more severe negative health and wellbeing outcomes compared to other types of loss. Social suppo...

    Authors: H. R. Scott, A. Pitman, P. Kozhuharova and B. Lloyd-Evans

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:265

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  3. Depression is considered a mental health-related disability that affects approximately 350 million people worldwide. On the other hand, it is estimated that 15% of the world’s population lives with some form o...

    Authors: Joshuan J. Barboza, Anderson N. Soriano-Moreno, Anthony Copez-Lonzoy, Josmel Pacheco-Mendoza and Carlos J. Toro-Huamanchumo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:253

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  4. Loneliness has not until recently been a prominent focus in research on outcomes of mental illness. The aim of this study was to determine whether loneliness at baseline predicts poor outcomes at 4-month follo...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:249

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  5. Collaborative interprofessional practices are essential in caring for people with complex mental health problems. Despite the difficulties of demonstrating positive impacts of interprofessional education (IPE)...

    Authors: Michael Marcussen, Birgitte Nørgaard, Karen Borgnakke and Sidse Arnfred

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:236

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  6. The implementation of evidence-based interventions for borderline personality disorder in community settings is important given that individuals with this diagnosis are often extensive users of both inpatient ...

    Authors: Daniel Flynn, Mary Joyce, Conall Gillespie, Mary Kells, Michaela Swales, Ailbhe Spillane, Justina Hurley, Aoife Hayes, Edel Gallagher, Ella Arensman and Mareike Weihrauch

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:235

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  7. Socioeconomic inequality in mental health in Iran is poorly understood. This study aimed to assess socioeconomic inequality in poor mental health among Iranian adults.

    Authors: Farid Najafi, Yahya Pasdar, Behzad Karami Matin, Satar Rezaei, Ali Kazemi Karyani, Shahin Soltani, Moslem Soofi, Shahab Rezaeian, Alireza Zangeneh, Mehdi Moradinazar, Behrooz Hamzeh, Zahra Jorjoran Shushtari, Mansour sajjadipour, Saeid Eslami, Maryam khosrojerdi, Sahar Shabestari…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:229

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  8. Perinatal mental distress poses a heavy burden in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This study investigated perceptions and experiences of perinatal mental distress among women in a rural Ethiopian com...

    Authors: Jil Molenaar, Charlotte Hanlon, Atalay Alem, Dawit Wondimagegn, Girmay Medhin, Martin Prince and Edward G. J. Stevenson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:223

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  9. Remission criteria were proposed by Andreasen et al. for classifying patients with schizophrenia according to the severity of psychopathology. Up to the present time, there have been no cohort studies explorin...

    Authors: San-Ping Wang, Jung-Der Wang, Jer-Hao Chang, Bo-Jian Wu, Tso-Jen Wang and Hsiao-Ju Sun

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:219

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  10. Research suggests that economic recessions might be associated with a higher use of psychotropic drugs, but literature is scarce and contradictory in identifying the most vulnerable groups. This study aims to ...

    Authors: Manuela Silva, Ana Antunes, Sofia Azeredo-Lopes, Graça Cardoso, Miguel Xavier, Benedetto Saraceno and José Miguel Caldas-de-Almeida

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:215

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  11. Mental health Step-up, Step-down services (SUSD), also known as subacute services or Prevention and Recovery Services, have emerged to fill an identified gap between hospital-based inpatient care and clinical ...

    Authors: Hanh Ngo, Priscilla Ennals, Serhat Turut, Elizabeth Geelhoed, Antonio Celenza and Keren Wolstencroft

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:214

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  12. Individuals who conduct disaster relief work overseas are exposed to a variety of traumatic events that can cause distress and trigger psychological illnesses. Identification of which disaster relief workers m...

    Authors: Elena Opie, Samantha Brooks, Neil Greenberg and G. James Rubin

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:211

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  13. Taking a broad approach, the aim of this study was to better understand severity and prevalence of various types of mental ill-health across age and sex groups in the general adult population. A first objectiv...

    Authors: Per Höglund, Camilla Hakelind and Steven Nordin

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:209

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  14. The UK mental health system is stretched to breaking point. Individuals presenting with mental health problems wait longer at the ED than those presenting with physical concerns and finding a bed when needed i...

    Authors: L. P. Goldsmith, J. G. Smith, G. Clarke, K. Anderson, J. Lomani, K. Turner and S. Gillard

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:185

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  15. Although a number of studies have found that income mobility associated with an elevated risk of mental disorders, existing research does not provide sufficient evidence of how exactly individuals’ experience ...

    Authors: Xiangfei Meng, Aihua Liu, Carl D’Arcy and Jean Caron

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:181

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  16. Violence in close relationships is a global public health problem and there is a need to implement therapeutic programs designed to help individuals who voluntarily seek help to reduce recurrent intimate partn...

    Authors: Merete Berg Nesset, Mariela Loreto Lara-Cabrera, Johan Håkon Bjørngaard, Richard Whittington and Tom Palmstierna

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:178

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  17. Sociodemographic factors, attitude towards treatment and acculturation may be important factors influencing the decision of immigrants to seek and maintain psychiatric treatment. A better understanding of thes...

    Authors: Eva J. Brandl, Nora Dietrich, Nicoleta Mell, Johanna G. Winkler, Stefan Gutwinski, H. Joachim Bretz and Meryam Schouler-Ocak

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:176

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  18. Mental health services in Indonesia are developing rapidly in response to national and global health policy to support people living with psychosis. This presents a unique opportunity for civic engagement, the...

    Authors: Irman Irmansyah, Herni Susanti, Karen James, Karina Lovell, Sri Idaiani, Soimah Imah, Giur Hargiana, Budi-Anna Keliat, Bagus Utomo, Erminia Colucci and Helen Brooks

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:172

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  19. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the perception of schizophrenia in different categories of persons (directly and/or indirectly) involved with it. Hypotheses were made concerning the definitio...

    Authors: Stefania Mannarini, Alessandro Rossi and Cristina Munari

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:167

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  20. The Relatives Education And Coping Toolkit (REACT) is an online supported self-management toolkit for relatives of people with psychosis or bipolar designed to improve access to NICE recommended information an...

    Authors: Fiona Lobban, Nadia Akers, Duncan Appelbe, Lesley Chapman, Lizzi Collinge, Susanna Dodd, Sue Flowers, Bruce Hollingsworth, Sonia Johnson, Steven H. Jones, Ceu Mateus, Barbara Mezes, Elizabeth Murray, Katerina Panagaki, Naomi Rainford, Heather Robinson…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:160

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  21. Remote delivery of psychological interventions to meet growing demand has been increasing worldwide. Telephone-delivered psychological treatment has been shown to be equally effective and as satisfactory to pa...

    Authors: Kelly Rushton, Kerry Ardern, Elinor Hopkin, Charlotte Welsh, Judith Gellatly, Cintia Faija, Christopher J. Armitage, Nicky Lidbetter, Karina Lovell, Peter Bower and Penny Bee

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:156

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  22. Creating a case formulation is an important and basic skill in psychotherapy meant to guide treatment. A patient’s interpersonal pattern is an essential part of a case formulation. Core Conflictual Relationshi...

    Authors: Peter Tallberg, Randi Ulberg, Hanne-Sofie Johnsen Dahl and Per Andreas Høglend

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:150

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  23. Real-World Data (RWD) studies provide important insights in disease epidemiology, in real clinical populations, with long follow-up periods. The aim of the present study was to describe the epidemiology of sch...

    Authors: A. Orrico-Sánchez, M. López-Lacort, C. Muñoz-Quiles, G. Sanfélix-Gimeno and J. Díez-Domingo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:149

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  24. Diabetes often occurs together with tuberculosis (TB) and both may affect each other negatively. Diabetes may be associated with neurocognitive dysfunctioning in affected patients and may negatively impact tre...

    Authors: Ernest Yorke, Vincent Boima, Ida Dzifa Dey, Vincent Ganu, Norah Nkornu, Kelvin Samuel Acquaye and C. Charles Mate-Kole

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:143

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  25. Previous studies have shown escitalopram is related to sleep quality. However, effects of escitalopram on dynamics of electroencephalogram (EEG) features especially during different sleep stages have not been ...

    Authors: Li Wu, Xue-Qin Wang, Yong Yang, Teng-Fei Dong, Ling Lei, Qi-Qi Cheng and Su-Xia Li

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:124

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  26. Participation in mental health system strengthening by people with mental health problems and their families is a cornerstone of people-centred mental health care, yet there is a dearth of research about parti...

    Authors: Teresa Hall, Ritsuko Kakuma, Lisa Palmer, Harry Minas, João Martins and Greg Armstrong

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:117

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  27. Medical students are exposed to an emotionally exhausting training/work environment and to stressful academic demands. Consequently, psychopathologies, burnout and suicidal ideation are frequent in this popula...

    Authors: Carolina Baeza-Velasco, Catherine Genty, Isabelle Jaussent, Myriam Benramdane, Philippe Courtet and Emilie Olié

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:115

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  28. Psychiatric readmissions negatively impact patients and their families while increasing healthcare costs. This study aimed at investigating factors associated with psychiatric readmissions within 30 days and 1...

    Authors: Xueyan Han, Feng Jiang, Yilang Tang, Jack Needleman, Moning Guo, Yin Chen, Huixuan Zhou and Yuanli Liu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:113

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  29. To explore the characteristics and compare clinical outcomes of non-Australian born (migrant) and Australian-born users of an Australian national digital mental health service.

    Authors: Rony Kayrouz, Eyal Karin, Lauren G. Staples, Olav Nielssen, Blake F. Dear and Nickolai Titov

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:111

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  30. Physical inactivity is a key contributor to the global burden of disease and disproportionately impacts the wellbeing of people experiencing mental illness. Increases in physical activity are associated with i...

    Authors: S. Rosenbaum, R. Morell, A. Abdel-Baki, M. Ahmadpanah, T. V. Anilkumar, L. Baie, A. Bauman, S. Bender, J. Boyan Han, S. Brand, S. Bratland-Sanda, J. Bueno-Antequera, A. Camaz Deslandes, L. Carneiro, A. Carraro, C. P. Castañeda…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:108

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  31. Throughout the world, millions of people living in deprived urban environments with frequent experiences of violence are mentally distressed. There is little evidence about which characteristics of people livi...

    Authors: Marcelo Santos Cruz, Eliana Sousa Silva, Miriam Krenzinger, Leandro Valiati, Dalcio Marinho Gonçalves, Maurício Teixeira Leite de Vasconcellos, Livia Melo Villar, Stefan Priebe and Paul Heritage

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:96

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  32. Evidence-based mental health interventions have helped address health services gaps, but their reach and societal benefit can be limited in low resource settings. The current study extends an ongoing scale-up ...

    Authors: Alethea Desrosiers, Praveen Kumar, Arja Dayal, Leslie Alex, Ali Akram and Theresa Betancourt

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:85

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  33. Compulsory treatment in patients’ homes (CTH) will be introduced in the new Dutch mental health legislation. The aim of this study is to identify the opinions of mental health workers in the Netherlands on com...

    Authors: D. A. de Waardt, F. M. M. A. van der Heijden, J. Rugkåsa and C. L. Mulder

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:80

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  34. Suicide mortality is high in Japan and early interventional strategies to solve that problem are needed. An accurate evaluation of the regional status of current suicide mortality would be useful for community...

    Authors: Kazue Yamaoka, Masako Suzuki, Mariko Inoue, Hirono Ishikawa and Toshiro Tango

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:74

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  35. Although effective treatments are available, most individuals with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) do not receive an appropriate diagnosis or treatment. We aimed to examine treatment utilization and barriers to...

    Authors: Johanna Schulte, Claudia Schulz, Sabine Wilhelm and Ulrike Buhlmann

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:69

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  36. The barriers and facilitating factors for integrating mental health into primary health care have been well documented in the literature, but little is known about the perspectives of primary health care worke...

    Authors: Nawaraj Upadhaya, Upasana Regmi, Dristy Gurung, Nagendra P. Luitel, Inge Petersen, Mark J. D. Jordans and Ivan H. Komproe

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:64

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  37. Major depressive disorder is among main worldwide causes of disability. The low medication compliance rates in depressed patients as well as the high recurrence rate of the disease can bring up the nutrition-r...

    Authors: Maryam Khosravi, Gity Sotoudeh, Maryam Amini, Firoozeh Raisi, Anahita Mansoori and Mahdieh Hosseinzadeh

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:63

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  38. The demand for support for persons with mild intellectual disability or borderline intellectual functioning is growing rapidly. These persons often encounter individual and familial limitations that influence ...

    Authors: Peter J. G. Nouwens, Nienke B. M. Smulders, Petri J. C. M. Embregts and Chijs van Nieuwenhuizen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:57

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  39. Armed conflict in Africa has led to displacement of over 24.2 million people, more than 1.4 million of whom are living in Uganda. Studies show that refugees living in Ugandan refugee settlements are at increas...

    Authors: Achille Mwira Bapolisi, Suzan J. Song, Claire Kesande, Godfrey Zari Rukundo and Scholastic Ashaba

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:53

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  40. Supporting personal recovery in people with mental health difficulties is central to mental health services. This study aimed to develop the Japanese version of INSPIRE and Brief INSPIRE measure of staff suppo...

    Authors: Risa Kotake, Akiko Kanehara, Yuki Miyamoto, Yousuke Kumakura, Utako Sawada, Ayumi Takano, Rie Chiba, Makoto Ogawa, Shinsuke Kondo, Kiyoto Kasai and Norito Kawakami

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:51

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  41. Personal communities or personal support networks comprise a variety of social ties considered important to individuals in their everyday lives. This set of active and significant ties influence the capacity t...

    Authors: Helen Louise Brooks, Penny Bee, Karina Lovell and Anne Rogers

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:50

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  42. Many community-based intervention models for mental health and wellbeing have undergone robust experimental evaluation; however, there are limited accounts of the implementation of these evidence-based interve...

    Authors: Kaustubh Joag, Laura Shields-Zeeman, Nandita Kapadia-Kundu, Rama Kawade, Madhumitha Balaji and Soumitra Pathare

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:48

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  43. The Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) for mental healthcare, where a consulting psychiatrist supports primary care and behavioral health workers, has the potential to address the large unmet burden of mental ill...

    Authors: Pragya Rimal, Duncan Maru, Lydia Chwastiak, Pawan Agrawal, Deepa Rao, Sikhar Swar, David Citrin and Bibhav Acharya

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:46

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  44. The vast majority of patient safety research has focused on somatic health care. Although specific adverse events (AEs) within psychiatric healthcare have been explored, the overall level and nature of AEs is ...

    Authors: Lena Nilsson, Madeleine Borgstedt-Risberg, Charlotta Brunner, Ullakarin Nyberg, Urban Nylén, Carina Ålenius and Hans Rutberg

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:44

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  45. The purpose of the study was to determine whether establishment of a specific liaison psychiatry service designed to offer a rapid response with facilitated hospital discharge led to reduced acute hospital len...

    Authors: Allan House, Robert West, Chris Smith, Sandy Tubeuf, Else Guthrie and Peter Trigwell

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:27

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  46. Medicinal cannabis has received increased research attention over recent years due to loosening global regulatory changes. Medicinal cannabis has been reported to have potential efficacy in reducing pain, musc...

    Authors: Jerome Sarris, Justin Sinclair, Diana Karamacoska, Maggie Davidson and Joseph Firth

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:24

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  47. Evidence suggests that stigma against people with mental illness remains high. This demands innovative approaches to reduce stigma. One innovative stigma reduction method is participatory video (PV), whereby m...

    Authors: Rob Whitley, Kathleen C. Sitter, Gavin Adamson and Victoria Carmichael

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:16

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  48. Although psychosomatic medicine is not recognised as a medical specialisation globally, it has proven useful for treating many disorders in Germany. This paper reports on the impact of an educational workshop ...

    Authors: Franziska Baessler, Anja Ciprianidis, Fabienne Louise Wagner, Ali Zafar, Thanos Kanellopoulos, Tabea Chiara Baumann, Clara-Louisa Sandmann and Jobst-Hendrik Schultz

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:6

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