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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. Effective transdiagnostic treatments for patients presenting with principal or comorbid symptoms of anxiety and depression enable more efficient provision of mental health care and may be particularly suitable...

    Authors: Sarah Frances, Frances Shawyer, Bruno Cayoun, Joanne Enticott and Graham Meadows

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:7

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  32. 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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  33. Measuring family members’ satisfaction with inpatient psychiatric care may help improve the quality of healthcare in psychiatric hospitals. This survey aimed to investigate the satisfaction of family members w...

    Authors: Feng Jiang, Linlin Hu, Ruiping Zhao, Huixuan Zhou, Yinuo Wu, Jeffrey J. Rakofsky, Tingfang Liu, Huanzhong Liu, Yuanli Liu and Yi-Lang Tang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:427

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  34. Mental disorders are a leading cause of global disability, driven primarily by depression and anxiety. Most of the disease burden is in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs), where 75% of adults with mental ...

    Authors: Rachel Levy, Muthoni Mathai, Purba Chatterjee, Linnet Ongeri, Simon Njuguna, Dickens Onyango, Dickens Akena, Grace Rota, Ammon Otieno, Thomas C. Neylan, Hafsa Lukwata, James G. Kahn, Craig R. Cohen, David Bukusi, Gregory A. Aarons, Rachel Burger…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:424

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  35. Compulsory admission to psychiatric hospital is rising despite serious ethical concerns. Among measures to reduce compulsory admissions, Psychiatric Advance Directives (PAD) are the most promising, with intens...

    Authors: Aurélie Tinland, Léa Leclerc, Sandrine Loubière, Frederic Mougeot, Tim Greacen, Magali Pontier, Nicolas Franck, Christophe Lançon, Mohamed Boucekine and Pascal Auquier

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:422

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  36. Since 2009 Time to Change has included among its strategies a social marketing campaign to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health problems. At the start of its third phase (2016–2021) the target group of ...

    Authors: Clara González-Sanguino, Laura C. Potts, Maria Milenova and Claire Henderson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:417

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  37. Mental health recovery narratives are a core component of recovery-oriented interventions such as peer support and anti-stigma campaigns. A substantial number of recorded recovery narratives are now publicly a...

    Authors: Fiona Ng, Ashleigh Charles, Kristian Pollock, Stefan Rennick-Egglestone, Pim Cuijpers, Steve Gillard, Lian van der Krieke, Rob Bongaardt, Scott Pomberth, Julie Repper, James Roe, Joy Llewellyn-Beardsley, Caroline Yeo, Ada Hui, Laurie Hare-Duke, David Manley…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:413

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  38. Staff and service users have expressed concerns that service improvements in British mental health wards have been slow or transient. It is possible that certain changes are positive for some (e.g. service use...

    Authors: Caroline Laker, Matteo Cella, Deborah Agbediro, Felicity Callard and Til Wykes

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:407

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  39. CBT comprises many discrete components that vary in complexity, but implementation and training efforts often approach CBT as a single entity. We examined variability in clinician intentions to use different s...

    Authors: Courtney Benjamin Wolk, Emily M. Becker-Haimes, Jessica Fishman, Nicholas W. Affrunti, David S. Mandell and Torrey A. Creed

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:406

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  40. Mother and baby units (MBUs) are an inpatient mental health service where women experiencing acute severe postpartum psychiatric difficulties can be admitted with their babies. They are currently viewed as bes...

    Authors: Jessica Griffiths, Billie Lever Taylor, Nicola Morant, Debra Bick, Louise M. Howard, Gertrude Seneviratne and Sonia Johnson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:401

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  41. Global mental health is a widely used term describing initiatives in policies, research and practice to improve the mental health of people worldwide. It has been gaining momentum over the last 10 years, refle...

    Authors: Stefan Priebe, Álvaro Arenas Borrero, Victoria Bird, Alma Džubur Kulenoviĉ, Domenico Giacco, Carlos Gómez Restrepo, Fahmy Hanna, Sandrasagary Jayacodi, Seggane Musisi, Craig Morgan, Noeline Nakasujja, Alina Sabitova, Stephen Sandford, Nelson Sewankambo and José Miguel Uribe Restrepo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:392

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  42. Therapeutic engagement (TE) has been described as the crux of mental health nursing but despite its perceived importance, to date, there is no measurement tool that captures it. As a result, there is no way of...

    Authors: Mary Chambers, Sue McAndrew, Fiona Nolan, Ben Thomas, Paul Watts, Robert Grant and Xenya Kantaris

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:384

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  43. The vast majority of older people with mental illness prefer to live independently in their own homes. Barriers caused by the health care system often prevent adequate, adapted treatments. With regard to the i...

    Authors: Günter Klug, Manuela Gallunder, Gerhard Hermann, Monika Singer and Günter Schulter

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:382

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  44. Reducing readmissions among frequent users of psychiatric inpatient care could result in substantial cost savings to under-resourced mental health systems. Studies from high-income countries indicate that form...

    Authors: Grace K. Ryan, Mauricia Kamuhiirwa, James Mugisha, Dave Baillie, Cerdic Hall, Carter Newman, Eddie Nkurunungi, Sujit D. Rathod, Karen M. Devries, Mary J. De Silva and Richard Mpango

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:374

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  45. Failure to seek treatment for mental health disorders is a serious public health concern. Unfortunately, there is little insight into help-seeking and its associated factors in China which has undergone rapid ...

    Authors: Huifang Yin, Klaas J. Wardenaar, Guangming Xu, Hongjun Tian and Robert A. Schoevers

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:373

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  46. China has the world’s largest aging population and the number of empty-nest older adults is on the rise. In comparison to the aging population in general, empty-nest older adults have a lower level of subjecti...

    Authors: Li-Na Wang, Hong Tao, Mi Wang, Hong-Wei Yu, Hong Su and Bei Wu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:365

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  47. Peer-delivered services potentially provide broad, multifaceted benefits for persons suffering severe mental illness. Most studies to date have been conducted in countries with well-developed outpatient mental...

    Authors: Yunge Fan, Ning Ma, Liang Ma, Wufang Zhang, Wei Xu, Ruina Shi, Hanyan Chen, J. Steven Lamberti and Eric D. Caine

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2019 19:360

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