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BMC Psychiatry

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

    Many with a mental illness have an impoverished everyday life with few meaningful activities and a sedentary lifestyle. The study aim was to evaluate the effectiveness of the 16-week Balancing Everyday Life (B...

    Authors: Mona Eklund, Carina Tjörnstrand, Mikael Sandlund and Elisabeth Argentzell

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:363

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    Personal recovery is increasingly recognised as an important outcome measure in mental health services. This study aimed to develop a Japanese version of the Questionnaire about the Process of Recovery (QPR-J)...

    Authors: Akiko Kanehara, Risa Kotake, Yuki Miyamoto, Yousuke Kumakura, Kentaro Morita, Tomoko Ishiura, Kimiko Shimizu, Yumiko Fujieda, Shuntaro Ando, Shinsuke Kondo and Kiyoto Kasai

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:360

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  3. Content type: Research article

    There is increasing evidence for physical activity (PA) having a positive impact on physical and mental health as well as illness symptoms in individuals with severe mental illness (SMI). However, individuals ...

    Authors: Anders Farholm, Marit Sørensen, Hallgeir Halvari and Torfinn Hynnekleiv

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:359

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The MacArthur Admission Experience Survey (AES) is a widely used tool to evaluate the level of perceived coercion experienced at psychiatric hospital admission. The French-language AES was prepared using a tra...

    Authors: Philippe Golay, Imane Semlali, Hélène Beuchat, Valentino Pomini, Benedetta Silva, Laurent Loutrel, Jacques Thonney, Sylfa Fassasi Gallo, Stéphane Morandi and Charles Bonsack

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:357

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Caregivers are responsible for the home care of family members with mental-health disorders often experience changes in their life that can generate stress and burden. The aim of this study was to identify fac...

    Authors: Ana Lúcia Rezende Souza, Rafael Alves Guimarães, Daisy de Araújo Vilela, Renata Machado de Assis, Lizete Malagoni de Almeida Cavalcante Oliveira, Mariana Rezende Souza, Douglas José Nogueira and Maria Alves Barbosa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:353

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Compulsory admissions have a strong effect on psychiatric patients and represent a deprivation of personal liberty. Although the rate of such admissions is tending to rise in several Western countries, there i...

    Authors: Mark H. de Jong, Margreet Oorschot, Astrid M. Kamperman, Petra E. Brussaard, Esther M. Knijff, Roland van de Sande, Arthur R. Van Gool and Cornelis L. Mulder

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:350

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Human brain tissue is crucial to study the molecular and cellular basis of psychiatric disorders. However, the current availability of human brain tissue is inadequate. Therefore, the Netherlands Brain Bank in...

    Authors: Geertje M. de Lange, Marleen Rademaker, Marco P. Boks and Saskia J. M. C. Palmen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:347

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Psychiatric service use has increased in Sweden and in other developed countries, particularly among young people. Possible explanations include lower threshold for help-seeking among young people, but evidenc...

    Authors: Kyriaki Kosidou, Andreas Lundin, Glyn Lewis, Peeter Fredlund, Henrik Dal and Christina Dalman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:345

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Depressive and adjustment disorders are highly prevalent in patients with physical diseases and are associated with poorer quality of life, increased morbidity and mortality, as well as higher healthcare costs...

    Authors: Miriam Ruesch, Almut Helmes and Juergen Bengel

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:340

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Interest has increased in programs offering self-admission to inpatient treatment for patients with severe psychiatric illness, whereby patients who are well-known to a service are afforded the opportunity to ...

    Authors: Mattias Strand, Sanna A. Gustafsson, Cynthia M. Bulik and Yvonne von Hausswolff-Juhlin

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:343

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Recovery oriented service provisions means focusing on outcomes that are important to consumers themselves rather than to clinicians or services. Partners in Recovery (PIR) is an Australia-wide initiative desi...

    Authors: Shifra Waks, Justin Newton Scanlan, Bridget Berry, Richard Schweizer, Nicola Hancock and Anne Honey

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:338

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:334

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:331

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  14. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Martin Rotenberg, Andrew Tuck and Kwame McKenzie

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:324

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Reduced funding to public health care systems during economic downturns is a common phenomenon around the world. The effect of health care cost on family members of the patients has not been established. This ...

    Authors: Hui Jun Chih and Wenbin Liang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:323

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  16. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:315

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  17. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:313

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  18. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:308

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    The time following discharge from psychiatric hospitalisation is a high risk period. Rates of hospital readmission are high and there is increased risk for homelessness and suicide. Transitional and post-disch...

    Authors: Justin Newton Scanlan, Nicola Hancock and Anne Honey

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:307

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  20. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:300

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