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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. Since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, there has been increased international attention to mental health needs throughout the country. The present study represents one of the first epidemiologic studies of depres...

    Authors: Bradley H Wagenaar, Ashley K Hagaman, Bonnie N Kaiser, Kristen E McLean and Brandon A Kohrt

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:149

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  2. The high number of involuntary placements of people with mental disorders in Switzerland and other European countries constitutes a major public health issue. In view of the ethical and personal relevance of c...

    Authors: Barbara Lay, Hans Joachim Salize, Harald Dressing, Nicolas Rüsch, Thekla Schönenberger, Monika Bühlmann, Marco Bleiker, Silke Lengler, Lena Korinth and Wulf Rössler

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:136

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  3. The UK Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful for employers to ask health questions before making an offer of employment except in certain circumstances. While the majority of employers would prefer applicants to...

    Authors: Claire Henderson, Elaine Brohan, Sarah Clement, Paul Williams, Francesca Lassman, Oliver Schauman, Joanna Murray, Caroline Murphy, Mike Slade and Graham Thornicroft

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:133

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  4. A small number of patient-level variables have replicated associations with the length of stay (LOS) of psychiatric inpatients. Although need for housing has often been identified as a cause of delayed dischar...

    Authors: Alex D Tulloch, Mizanur R Khondoker, Paul Fearon and Anthony S David

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:121

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  5. Mental disorders, common in primary care, are often associated with physical complaints. While exposure to psychosocial stressors and development or presence of principal mental disorders (i.e. depression, anx...

    Authors: Lilli Herzig, Nicole Mühlemann, Bernard Burnand, Bernard Favrat, Nader Haftgoli, François Verdon, Thomas Bischoff and Paul Vaucher

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:120

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  6. Few studies have used standardized QOL instruments to assess the quality of life (QOL) in Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome (GTS) patients. This work investigates the QOL of adult GTS patients and examines the re...

    Authors: Isabelle Jalenques, Fabienne Galland, Laurent Malet, Dominique Morand, Guillaume Legrand, Candy Auclair, Andreas Hartmann, Philippe Derost and Franck Durif

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:109

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  7. Family psychoeducation is a relatively simple and straightforward intervention whose prophylactic effectiveness and cost-effectiveness is well-established for schizophrenia. We have recently demonstrated its e...

    Authors: Shinji Shimodera, Toshi A Furukawa, Yoshio Mino, Kae Shimazu, Atsushi Nishida and Shimpei Inoue

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:40

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  8. Cognitive processing in Bipolar Disorder is characterized by a number of attentional abnormalities. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy combines mindfulness meditation, a form of attentional training, along wi...

    Authors: Fleur M Howells, Victoria L Ives-Deliperi, Neil R Horn and Dan J Stein

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:15

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  9. Psychosocial stress caused by war, ongoing conflict, lack of security, and restricted access to resources promotes mental suffering and diseases in many resource-poor countries. In an exemplary setting, the pr...

    Authors: Sarah Ayoughi, Inge Missmahl, Roland Weierstall and Thomas Elbert

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:14

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  10. Stigma and discrimination present an important barrier to finding and keeping work for individuals with a mental health problem. This paper reviews evidence on: 1) employment-related disclosure beliefs and beh...

    Authors: Elaine Brohan, Claire Henderson, Kay Wheat, Estelle Malcolm, Sarah Clement, Elizabeth A Barley, Mike Slade and Graham Thornicroft

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:11

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  11. Cognitive behavioral therapy is treatment of choice for insomnia, but availability is scarce. Self-help can increase availability at low cost, but evidence for its efficacy is limited, especially for the typic...

    Authors: Susanna Jernelöv, Mats Lekander, Kerstin Blom, Sara Rydh, Brjánn Ljótsson, John Axelsson and Viktor Kaldo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:5

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  12. Although numerous efficacy studies in recent years have found internet-based interventions for depression to be effective, there has been scant consideration of therapeutic process factors in the online settin...

    Authors: Barbara Preschl, Andreas Maercker and Birgit Wagner

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:189

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  13. Peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak) is a strong predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality, but is inadequately described in patients with schizophrenia. The aim of this study was to evaluate trea...

    Authors: Jørn Heggelund, Jan Hoff, Jan Helgerud, Geir E Nilsberg and Gunnar Morken

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:188

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  14. Emerging evidence indicates an association between mental illness and poor quality of physical health care. To test this, we compared mental health clients (MHCs) with non-MHCs on potentially preventable hospi...

    Authors: Qun Mai, C D'Arcy J Holman, Frank M Sanfilippo and Jonathan D Emery

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:163

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  15. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is widely regarded as an effective treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), but access to CBT therapists is limited. Internet-based CBT (ICBT) with therapist support ...

    Authors: Erik Andersson, Brjánn Ljótsson, Erik Hedman, Viktor Kaldo, Björn Paxling, Gerhard Andersson, Nils Lindefors and Christian Rück

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:125

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