First, We Need To Talk: Mental Healthcare In The MENA Region

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face daunting challenges in managing a growing burden of mental illness, often in adverse conditions that can leave their imprint on generations to come.While the burden of mental-health conditions is above the global average in most MENA countries, the human resources, policies, funding and infrastructure to deal with these problems are sorely lacking.According to a recent study led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), mental disorders excluding substance abuse accounted for 4.7% of all disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in the World Health Organization ’s (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean region (EMR) in 2015, making them the ninth leading cause of disease burden.That is below the average 9.3% of DALYs attributed to mental-health conditions in the Asia Pacific region. Moreover, WHO data indicate that neuropsychiatric disorders are responsible for 15.2% of all DALYs in Europe .The much larger burden in Europe, nonetheless, in particular reflects not only better visibility and understanding of mental disorders but lower levels of stigmatization and easier access to healthcare services where mental illness can be diagnosed, treated and recorded.The general lack of data on mental-health conditions in EMR countries, as well as the reluctance of many EMR citizens to present with such conditions for fear of social ostracism, mean estimates of prevalence and incidence across the region are likely to be substantially ...
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CONCLUSIONS: Augmentation of care with a texting mobile interventionist proved to be feasible, acceptable, safe, and clinically promising. The findings are encouraging given the relative ease of training practitioners to serve as mobile interventionists, the low burden placed on patients and practitioners, and the simplicity of the technology. The technical resources are widely accessible to patients and practitioners, boding well for potential intervention scalability. When pandemics such as COVID-19 block the possibility of in-person patient-provider contact, evidence-based texting interventions can serve a crucial role ...
Source: Psychiatric Services - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Esketamine is unlikely to be cost-effective for management of treatment-resistant depression in the United States unless its price falls by more than 40%. PMID: 32631129 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychiatric Services - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research
Authors: Meyer A, Handabaka I, Ehrensperger MM, Gschwandtner U, Hatz F, Monsch AU, Stieglitz RD, Fuhr P Abstract OBJECTIVE: The first (primacy region) and last (recency region) items of a word list are generally better memorized than items from the middle region. The recency effect depends on short-term memory (STM) and the primacy effect on long-term memory (LTM), where verbal information is transferred from STM into LTM by maintenance rehearsal. We compared the serial position effects (SPE) between patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to Parkinson's disease (PD), i.e., PD-MCI, and patients with MCI d...
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Depressive symptomatology is associated with cognitive deterioration. Depression is prevalent in institutions that care for older, more dependent adults. PMID: 32634807 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Source Type: research
Some rhizospheric fungi of Solanum lycopersicum were isolated from Cairo governorate and identified in Taxonomy Department, Ain-Shams University, Cairo City, Egypt. These isolated fungi were cultivated on soil extract medium enriched with 2% (w/v) glucose and 5% (w/v) yeast extract. The cytological effects of the metabolites of these fungi on the seeds of S. lycopersicum were examined after ...
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Authors: Chandrasekaran V, Kattimani S, Subramanian K, Penchilaiya V, Karunanithi A Abstract We aimed to evaluate the cognitive domains for endophenotypes and their bearing on psychosocial functioning in unaffected siblings of patients with bipolar type I disorder (BD-I). We recruited unaffected siblings (n = 60) and age (±2 years), gender and education-matched healthy control subjects (n = 60) after screening with Structured clinical interview for DSM-IV-TR axis I disorders (SCID-I) - Research Version, Young Mania rating scale (YMRS), Hamilton depression rating scale (HDRS) and Family Interview for ...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: When a patient's social situation is sought out by private doctors and dentists, they are mainly concerned with customizing care pathways by taking financial impediments into close consideration. In most cases, their justifications for asking questions are subjective; by doing so, they inadvertently introduce arbitrariness in an area where the French state endeavors to produce social justice via provisions such as "CMU" ("universal", across the board health coverage). Systematic questioning on a patient's social status can represent a form of supplementary if unconscious symbolic violence to...
Source: Revue d Epidemiologie et de Sante Publique - Category: Epidemiology Tags: Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique Source Type: research
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.David French, Jeff Fowler, Phil Taylor, Paul Clegg Here we study emulsification in a model experimental system comprised of water, an oil and colloidal particles. The particles are charge-stabilised colloidal silica; unsurprisingly, by varying the concentration of salt... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Source: RSC - Soft Matter latest articles - Category: Chemistry Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe scandals were associated with decrease in the use of first-generation ARBs, and that decrease was greater than the increase associated with the publication of "successful" clinical trials, making the net effect not zero but negative. PMID: 32624520 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research
This study aimed to examine cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between social cohesion, depression and problematic substance use among...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
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