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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

    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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    Increasing physical activity in patients with severe mental illness is believed to have positive effects on physical health, psychiatric symptoms and as well quality of life. Till now, little is known about th...

    Authors: Jeroen Deenik, Frank Kruisdijk, Diederik Tenback, Annemarie Braakman-Jansen, Erik Taal, Marijke Hopman-Rock, Aartjan Beekman, Erwin Tak, Ingrid Hendriksen and Peter van Harten

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:298

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) is associated with a range of psychosocial and mental health problems. Having a psychiatric illness increases likelihood of being a victim of DVA. Despite the evidence of a hi...

    Authors: Roos E. Ruijne, Louise M. Howard, Kylee Trevillion, Femke E. Jongejan, Carlo Garofalo, Stefan Bogaerts, Cornelis L. Mulder and Astrid M. Kamperman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:288

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The current study aimed to explore the correct recognition of mental disorders across dementia, alcohol abuse, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), schizophrenia and depression, along with its correlates in a ...

    Authors: Lee Seng Esmond Seow, Boon Yiang Chua, Huiting Xie, Jia Wang, Hui Lin Ong, Edimansyah Abdin, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:289

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  5. Content type: Research article

    A stepped-care program was found effective in preventing depressive and anxiety disorders in older adults with vision impairment. However, before a decision can be made about implementation, the cost-effective...

    Authors: Hilde P. A. van der Aa, Ger H. M. B. van Rens, Judith E. Bosmans, Hannie C. Comijs and Ruth M. A. van Nispen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:280

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The Network for Mental Health (NWpG-IC) is an integrated mental health care program implemented in 2009 by cooperation between health insurance companies and community mental health providers in Germany. Meanw...

    Authors: Annabel Sandra Mueller-Stierlin, Marina Julia Helmbrecht, Katrin Herder, Stefanie Prinz, Nadine Rosenfeld, Julia Walendzik, Marco Holzmann, Uemmueguelsuem Dinc, Matthias Schützwohl, Thomas Becker and Reinhold Kilian

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:283

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  7. Content type: Research article

    There is no consensus regarding the optimal content of the undergraduate psychiatry curriculum as well as factors contributing to young doctors choosing a career in psychiatry. Our aim was to explore factors w...

    Authors: A. Appleton, S. Singh, N. Eady and M. Buszewicz

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:276

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) face a lack of epidemiological data. The development of high-quality surveys is a key research priority in countries such as Brazil. Our aim is to discuss the difficult...

    Authors: T. M. Fidalgo, Z. M. Sanchez, M. Ribeiro, S. R. Healy, S.C. Caetano and S. S. Martins

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:277

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a safe and efficient treatment for several severe psychiatric disorders, but its use is limited by side effects. Post-ECT headache is one of the commonest side effects. Preem...

    Authors: Amila Isuru, Asiri Rodrigo, Chamara Wijesinghe, Dileepa Ediriweera, Shan Premadasa, Carmel Wijesekara and Lalith Kuruppuarachchi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:275

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Patients with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders are vulnerable to violent victimization. However, no evidence-based interventions are available to reduce patients’ vulnerability....

    Authors: Marleen M. de Waal, Jack J. M. Dekker, Martijn J. Kikkert, Maaike D. Kleinhesselink and Anna E. Goudriaan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:270

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Treatment decision tools have been developed in many fields of medicine, including psychiatry, however benefits for patients have not been sustained once the support is withdrawn. We have developed a web-based...

    Authors: Catherine Henshall, Lisa Marzano, Katharine Smith, Mary-Jane Attenburrow, Stephen Puntis, Jakov Zlodre, Kathleen Kelly, Matthew R Broome, Susan Shaw, Alvaro Barrera, Andrew Molodynski, Alastair Reid, John R Geddes and Andrea Cipriani

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:265

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Economic crises and unemployment have profound impact on mental health and well-being. Main goal of the Healthy Employment (HE) project is to enhance intersectoral actions promoting mental health among unemplo...

    Authors: Ana Virgolino, Maria João Heitor, Joana Carreiras, Elisa Lopes, Simon Øverland, Steffen Torp, Dora Guðmundsdóttir, José Pereira Miguel, M. Fátima Reis and Osvaldo Santos

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:261

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Persons with mild intellectual disability or borderline intellectual functioning are often studied as a single group with similar characteristics. However, there are indications that differences exist within t...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:257

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Research on the utility of structured interviews in assessing OCD is scarce, and even more so, in its use for OCD in African Americans. The purpose of this study was to examine the utility of the Structured Cl...

    Authors: Gregory S. Chasson, Monnica T. Williams, Darlene M. Davis and Jessica Y. Combs

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:258

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Crisis resolution teams (CRTs) can provide effective home-based treatment for acute mental health crises, although critical ingredients of the model have not been clearly identified, and implementation has bee...

    Authors: Nicola Morant, Brynmor Lloyd-Evans, Danielle Lamb, Kate Fullarton, Eleanor Brown, Beth Paterson, Hannah Istead, Kathleen Kelly, David Hindle, Sarah Fahmy, Claire Henderson, Oliver Mason and Sonia Johnson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:254

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  16. Content type: Research article

    In 2008, the Mental Health Act (MHA) 2007 amendments to the MHA 1983 were implemented in England and Wales. The amendments were intended to remove perceived obstacles to the detention of high risk patients wit...

    Authors: Swaran P. Singh, Moli Paul, Helen Parsons, Tom Burns, Peter Tyrer, Seena Fazel, Shoumitro Deb, Zoebia Islam, Jorun Rugkåsa, Ruchika Gajwani, Lavanya Thana and Michael J. Crawford

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:246

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Task sharing of psycho-social interventions for perinatal depression has been shown to be feasible, acceptable and effective in low and middle-income countries. This study conducted a process evaluation explor...

    Authors: Memory Munodawafa, Crick Lund and Marguerite Schneider

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:236

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