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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. In the UK, crisis planning for mental health care should acknowledge the right to make an informed advance treatment refusal under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Our aims were to estimate the demand for such tr...

    Authors: Claire Henderson, Simone Farrelly, Clare Flach, Rohan Borschmann, Max Birchwood, Graham Thornicroft, Waquas Waheed and George Szmukler

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:376

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  2. 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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  3. 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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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:12

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. High levels of hospital readmission (rehospitalisation rates) is widely used as indicator of a poor quality of care. This is sometimes also referred to as recidivism or heavy utilization. Previous studies have...

    Authors: R. Sfetcu, S. Musat, P. Haaramo, M. Ciutan, G. Scintee, C. Vladescu, K. Wahlbeck and H. Katschnig

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:227

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  39. Task shifting approaches (rational redistribution of tasks among health workforce teams) to train lay professionals to assist with integrating mental health treatment in primary care has been recommended to cl...

    Authors: Camila T. Matsuzaka, Milton Wainberg, Andrea Norcini Pala, Elis V. Hoffmann, Bruno M. Coimbra, Rosaly F. Braga, Annika C. Sweetland and Marcelo F. Mello

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:225

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  40. There is a scarce number of studies on the cost of agitation and containment interventions and their results are still inconclusive. We aimed to calculate the economic consequences of agitation events in an in...

    Authors: Antoni Serrano-Blanco, Maria Rubio-Valera, Ignacio Aznar-Lou, Luisa Baladón Higuera, Karina Gibert, Alfredo Gracia Canales, Lisette Kaskens, José Miguel Ortiz and Luis Salvador-Carulla

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:212

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  41. In child and youth care, quantitative estimates of the impact of serious behaviour problems have not yet been made. Such input is needed to support decision making on investments in treatment.

    Authors: Karin M. Vermeulen, Daniëlle E. M. C. Jansen, Erik Buskens, Erik J. Knorth and Sijmen A. Reijneveld

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:208

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  42. Mental disorders are considered important public health problems not only to people with mental illness but also their caregivers. As is the case in many countries, the deinstitutionalization of mental health ...

    Authors: Sami H. Alzahrani, Ebtihaj O. Fallata, Marwa A. Alabdulwahab, Wesam A. Alsafi and Jamil Bashawri

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:202

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  43. Medically unexplained somatic symptoms are common, associated with disability and strongly related to depression and anxiety disorders. One interesting, but to date rarely tested, hypothesis is that deficits i...

    Authors: Mira A. Preis, Dennis Golm, Birgit Kröner-Herwig and Antonia Barke

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:200

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  44. A considerable number of people with a mental illness are parents caring for dependent children. For those with a mental illness, parenting can provide a sense of competence, belonging, identity and hope and h...

    Authors: Darryl Maybery, Melinda Goodyear, Andrea Reupert, Jade Sheen, Warren Cann, Kim Dalziel, Phillip Tchernagovski, Brendan O’Hanlon and Henry von Doussa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:198

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  45. The police and others in occupations where they come into close contact with people experiencing/with mental ill health, often have to manage difficult and complex situations. Training is needed to equip them ...

    Authors: Alison Booth, Arabella Scantlebury, Adwoa Hughes-Morley, Natasha Mitchell, Kath Wright, William Scott and Catriona McDaid

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:196

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