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Social psychiatry, therapy and provision of mental health care

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. Randomised controlled trials suggest that family therapy has a positive effect on the course of depression, schizophrenia and anorexia nervosa. However, it is largely unknown whether a positive link also exist...

    Authors: Marie Louise Svendsen, Trine Ellegaard, Karoline Agerbo Jeppesen, Erik Riiskjær and Berit Kjærside Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:190

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  2. Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) recommend the monitoring of somatic parameters in patients treated with antipsychotic drugs in order to detect adverse effects. The objective of this study was to assess, in...

    Authors: Jurriaan M. J. L. Brouwer, Erien Olde Hengel, Arne J. Risselada, Eric N. van Roon and Hans Mulder

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:189

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  3. Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is an evidence-based, effective approach to help people with severe mental illness (SMI) achieve competitive employment. The aim of the present study is to explore experi...

    Authors: Miljana Vukadin, Frederieke G. Schaafsma, Harry W. C. Michon, Marianne de Maaker-Berkhof and Johannes R. Anema

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:181

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  4. Undocumented migrants live and work in precarious conditions. Few studies have explored the mental health consequences of such environment. The objective of this study is to describe the mental health of migra...

    Authors: Julien Fakhoury, Claudine Burton-Jeangros, Liala Consoli, Aline Duvoisin, Delphine Courvoisier and Yves Jackson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:175

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  5. Over the last decades, many high-income countries have successfully implemented assertive outreach mental health services for acute care. Despite evidence that these services entail several benefits for servic...

    Authors: Baumgardt Johanna, Schwarz Julian, Bechdolf Andreas, Nikolaidis Konstantinos, Heinze Martin, Hamann Johannes, Holzke Martin, Längle Gerhard, Richter Janina, Brieger Peter, Kilian Reinhold, Timm Jürgen, Hirschmeier Constance, Von Peter Sebastian and Weinmann Stefan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:173

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  6. Shared decision-making (SDM), a collaborative approach that includes and respects patients’ preferences for involvement in decision-making about their treatment, is increasingly advocated. However, in the prac...

    Authors: Ingunn Mundal, Mariela Loreto Lara-Cabrera, Moisés Betancort and Carlos De las Cuevas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:133

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  7. In this quality improvement project, we set out to study the effectiveness and feasibility of using music as an adjunct or replacement for pharmacologic agitation management on an inpatient psychiatric unit. W...

    Authors: Trevor Scudamore, Annette Liem, Mark Wiener, Nekpen Sharon Ekure, Christopher Botash, Derek Empey and Luba Leontieva

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:132

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  8. A concerning proportion of former Australian Defence Force (ADF) members meet criteria for a mental health condition. Mental health difficulties not only affect the individual veteran. They have been found to ...

    Authors: Justine Evans, Madeline Romaniuk and Rebecca Theal

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:128

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  9. Understanding complex associations between psychopathology and chronic illness is instrumental in facilitating both research and treatment progress. The current study is the first and only network-based study ...

    Authors: Adela-Maria Isvoranu, Edimansyah Abdin, Siow Ann Chong, Janhavi Vaingankar, Denny Borsboom and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:119

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  10. There is growing evidence for the efficacy of group-based interventions for adults with ADHD. However, there is still a lack of research investigating how clients experience participating in such interventions...

    Authors: Emilie S. Nordby, Sigrid Gilje, Daniel A. Jensen, Lin Sørensen and Signe H. Stige

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:113

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  11. There is evidence suggesting that quarantine might have undesirable psychological impacts on the patients. Therefore, it is important to seek for ways to increase the resilience and alleviate the psychological...

    Authors: Maryam Shaygan, Zahra Yazdani and Adib Valibeygi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:93

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  12. The process of immigration is associated with poor mental and physical health. While the workplace represents an important context of social integration, previous studies evaluating the effect of discriminatio...

    Authors: Anteo Di Napoli, Alessandra Rossi, Francesca Baralla, Martina Ventura, Rosaria Gatta, Monica Perez, Marco Sarchiapone, Concetta Mirisola and Alessio Petrelli

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:85

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  13. Studies in the literature have relied on a single instrument to assess stress levels and sources among nursing students in Jordan and in other Arab countries. Thus, there is a need to develop Arabic versions o...

    Authors: Dina Masha’al, Audai A. Hayajneh and Loai Issa Tawalbeh

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:77

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  14. Community behavioral health clinicians, supervisors, and administrators play an essential role in implementing new psychosocial evidence-based practices (EBP) for patients receiving psychiatric care; however, ...

    Authors: Nathaniel J. Williams, Molly Candon, Rebecca E. Stewart, Y. Vivian Byeon, Meenakshi Bewtra, Alison M. Buttenheim, Kelly Zentgraf, Carrie Comeau, Sonsunmolu Shoyinka and Rinad S. Beidas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:74

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  15. Point of Care Testing (POCT) is being increasingly used to augment the delivery of physical health care in a variety of settings, but their use in mental health has been limited. Research into understanding th...

    Authors: Joseph Butler, Simone de Cassan, Phil Turner, Belinda Lennox, Gail Hayward and Margaret Glogowska

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:73

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  16. ADHD is neurodevelopmental disorder which persists into adulthood. Presently, therapeutic approaches are mainly pharmacological and psychological whilst the role, scope and approaches of occupational therapist...

    Authors: Marios Adamou, Philip Asherson, Muhammad Arif, Louise Buckenham, Sally Cubbin, Karina Dancza, Kirstie Gorman, Gísli Gudjonsson, Sharon Gutman, James Kustow, Kerry Mabbott, Teresa May-Benson, Ulrich Muller-Sedgwick, Emma Pell, Mark Pitts, Suzanne Rastrick…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:72

    Content type: Review

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  17. Target-controlled infusion (TCI) of propofol is a well-established method of procedural sedation and has been used in Japan for anesthesia during electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). However, the usefulness of the...

    Authors: Meng-Ling Hsieh, Yen-Ting Lu, Chih-Chung Lin and Chin-Pang Lee

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:71

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  18. Approximately one out of every three people in Germany who meets the diagnostic criteria for major depression has contact with mental health services. Therefore, according to treatment guidelines, two thirds o...

    Authors: Anna Katharina Reinhold, Julia Louise Magaard and Anna Levke Brütt

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:68

    Content type: Study protocol

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  19. The diagnostic system is fundamental to any health discipline, including mental health, as it defines mental illness and helps inform possible treatment and prognosis. Thus, the procedure to estimate the relia...

    Authors: Chandril Chandan Ghosh, Duncan McVicar, Gavin Davidson and Ciaran Shannon

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:60

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  20. Despite the substantial burden of caring schizophrenic patients, primary caregivers can also experience posttraumatic growth (PTG) which may buffer their negative experience. Influencing factors of PTG and the...

    Authors: Chen Wu, Yaping Liu, Songcui Ma, Guojian Jing, Wei Zhou, Lei Qu, Zitong Wang, Mei Cheng and Yulong Wu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:58

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  21. The traditional general practitioner-based model (community-based rehabilitation [CBR]) for Chinese schizophrenia patients lacks sufficient content, usefulness, and theoretical basis for rehabilitation. Based ...

    Authors: Qi Chen, Yueyun Sang, Lifang Ren, Jinping Wu, Yajun Chen, Menglei Zheng, Guolin Bian and Hanying Sun

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:38

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  22. A pandemic is a very stressful event, especially for highly vulnerable people (e.g., older adults). The purpose of the current study was to investigate the main and interactive relationships of social support ...

    Authors: Fugui Li, Sihui Luo, Weiqi Mu, Yanmei Li, Liyuan Ye, Xueying Zheng, Bing Xu, Yu Ding, Ping Ling, Mingjie Zhou and Xuefeng Chen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:16

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  23. Housing is an important social determinant of health. Poor housing conditions are associated with a wide range of health conditions, including mental health. The study aimed to investigate the association betw...

    Authors: Selin Kim, Wonjeong Jeong, Bich Na Jang, Eun-Cheol Park and Sung-In Jang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:12

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  24. This study investigated the prevalence and factors associated with counselling and psychotherapy service use among Chinese sexual minority populations.

    Authors: Yuanyuan Wang, Amanda Wilson, Zhishan Hu, Li Lu, Wengao Li, Ke Peng, Lijuan Wu, Ying Xin, Jack Drescher, Jianjun Ou and Runsen Chen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:11

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  25. Although cultural factors play a crucial role in experience of stigma, there is scant review on the impact and importance of culture on stigma of mental illness across Pacific Rim Region. This study aims to in...

    Authors: Mao-Sheng Ran, Brian J. Hall, Tin Tin Su, Benny Prawira, Matilde Breth-Petersen, Xu-Hong Li and Tian-Ming Zhang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:8

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  26. The challenges of living with and taking care of a patient with schizophrenia can lead to positive changes depending on the experiences and reactions of family caregivers. Such changes may directly affect the ...

    Authors: Fatemeh Darban, Roghayeh Mehdipour- Rabori, Jamileh Farokhzadian, Esmat Nouhi and Sakineh Sabzevari

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:7

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  27. Syria has experienced war since 2011, leaving over 80% under the poverty line and millions displaced. War and its retaliations have significantly impacted the mental health of Syrians. This study evaluates the...

    Authors: Ameer Kakaje, Ragheed Al Zohbi, Osama Hosam Aldeen, Leen Makki, Ayham Alyousbashi and Mhd Bahaa Aldin Alhaffar

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2021 21:2

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  28. To date, very few nationwide studies addressing the way in which mental health services are addressing the current pandemics have been published. The present paper reports data obtained from a survey relating ...

    Authors: Bernardo Carpiniello, Massimo Tusconi, Enrico Zanalda, Guido Di Sciascio and Massimo Di Giannantonio

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:593

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  29. Despite a high burden of mental health problems among refugees, there is limited knowledge about effective mental health care provision for this group. Although substantial efforts in understanding the complex...

    Authors: Baye Berihun Asfaw, Claudia Beiersmann, Verena Keck, Christoph Nikendei, Janine Benson-Martin, Inken Schütt and Julia Lohmann

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:588

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  30. The use of atypical antipsychotics which currently form the primary choice pharmacotherapy for several mental health conditions have been linked to cardiovascular and metabolic side effects. This systematic re...

    Authors: Ruba Azfr Ali, Zahraa Jalal and Vibhu Paudyal

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:581

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  31. Despite the increased attention given to improvement of mental health-related knowledge and attitudes, rates of help-seeking for mental illness remain low even in countries with well-developed mental health se...

    Authors: Elena A. Manescu, Emily J. Robinson and Claire Henderson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:579

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  32. International immigration to Japan, where homogeneous ethnicity is a population characteristic, has been growing. Although immigration is recognised as a risk factor for multiple mental-health related issues, ...

    Authors: Youji Takubo, Takahiro Nemoto, Momoko Iwai, Minako Kashima, Eriko Yamaguchi, Akiko Maruyama, Sachio Miura, Hisaaki Saito, Naohisa Tsujino and Masafumi Mizuno

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:569

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  33. In recent years there has been a progressive rise in the number of asylum seekers and refugees displaced from their country of origin, with significant social, economic, public health and mental health implica...

    Authors: Michela Nosè, Lorenzo Tarsitani, Federico Tedeschi, Claudia Lotito, Paola Massetti, Marianna Purgato, Valentina Roselli, Liliana Todini, Giulia Turrini and Corrado Barbui

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:576

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  34. Psychiatric patients who live in psychiatric residential care homes may often feel a loss of autonomy, decision making, and participation in social activities. They usually have few or no visitors and also do ...

    Authors: Mohammad Sahebalzamani, Omid Rezaei and Ladan Fattah Moghadam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:575

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  35. The reluctance of young adults to seek mental health treatment has been attributed to poor mental health literacy, stigma, preference for self-reliance and concerns about confidentiality. The purpose of this s...

    Authors: Shazana Shahwan, Jue Hua Lau, Chong Min Janrius Goh, Wei Jie Ong, Gregory Tee Hng Tan, Kian Woon Kwok, Ellaisha Samari, Ying Ying Lee, Wen Lin Teh, Vanessa Seet, Sherilyn Chang, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:562

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  36. Moral injury among physicians and other health professionals has attracted attention in the mainstream literature, this study aim to assess the psychometric properties of the 10-item Moral Injury Symptoms Scal...

    Authors: Wang Zhizhong, Harold G. Koenig, Tong Yan, Wen Jing, Sui Mu, Liu Hongyu and Liu Guangtian

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:556

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  37. Depressive disorders in University students have risen dramatically in the past few decades to the extent that students’ mental health has become a current global public health priority. Obtaining information ...

    Authors: Mami Ishida, Ilaria Montagni, Keiichi Matsuzaki, Tomonari Shimamoto, Tanguy Cariou, Takashi Kawamura, Christophe Tzourio and Taku Iwami

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:549

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  38. Although there is consensus, in psychiatry, over the inclusion of religious and spiritual aspects when evaluating and treating the patient, investigation of these dimensions is rare. There is evidence as to th...

    Authors: Maria Cecilia Menegatti-Chequini, Alexandre A. Loch, Frederico C. Leão, Mario F. P. Peres and Homero Vallada

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:546

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  39. With an estimated > 800,000 suicide-related deaths and potentially several attempts for each death in the world. The purpose of this study was to determine the epidemiological characteristics of self-poisoning...

    Authors: Boshen Wang, Lei Han, Jinbo Wen, Juan Zhang and Baoli Zhu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:545

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  40. Peer support is being introduced into mental health services internationally, often in response to workforce policy. Earlier systematic reviews incorporate different modalities of peer support (i.e. group and ...

    Authors: Sarah White, Rhiannon Foster, Jacqueline Marks, Rosaleen Morshead, Lucy Goldsmith, Sally Barlow, Jacqueline Sin and Steve Gillard

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:534

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  41. The transition out of military service and subsequent reintegration to civilian life has been established as a period associated with an increased risk of psychological adjustment difficulties, psychiatric dis...

    Authors: Madeline Romaniuk, Gina Fisher, Chloe Kidd and Philip J. Batterham

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:531

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  42. The number of psychiatric care beds and the mean length of stay in psychiatric care beds in Japan have decreased over the past 10 years. However, as has long been indicated here and elsewhere, Japan lags behin...

    Authors: Tatsushi Okayama, Kentaro Usuda, Emi Okazaki and Yoshio Yamanouchi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:522

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  43. Parenting programmes aim to alleviate behavioural problems in children, including conduct disorder. This study was part of a multi-phase mixed-methods project seeking to extend the reach of parenting programme...

    Authors: Kathy McKay, Eilis Kennedy, Rob Senior, Stephen Scott, Jonathan Hill, Moira Doolan, Matt Woolgar, Siofra Peeren and Bridget Young

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:513

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  44. People with severe mental illness (SMI) living in supported housing (SH) struggle in everyday life and we currently lack a comprehensive body of knowledge concerning how the residents experience their day. Thi...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:508

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  45. Information regarding the distribution of evidence grades in psychiatry and psychotherapy guidelines is lacking. Based on the German evidence- and consensus- based (S3) psychiatry and psychotherapy and the Sco...

    Authors: Lisa Löhrs, Mirjam Handrack, Ina Kopp, Frank Jessen, Elias Wagner, Peter Falkai, Astrid Röh, Wolfgang Strube and Alkomiet Hasan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:503

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