Determining depression and related factors in a society affected by COVID-19 pandemic.
CONCLUSION: The COVID-19 pandemic caused mild-level depression in the Turkish society. PMID: 32605422 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ustun G Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Addressing the mental health concerns of migrant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: An experiential account.
This article attempts to reflect the mental health concerns of the migrant workers who were temporarily sheltered at relief camps across Bengaluru city in the state of Karnataka, during the ongoing COVID pandemic. The article ends with giving recommendations. PMID: 32594816 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Chander R, Murugesan M, Ritish D, Damodharan D, Arunachalam V, Parthasarathy R, Raj A, Sharma MK, Manjunatha N, Bada Math S, Kumar CN Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Psychosocial interventions in schizophrenia: Focus on guidelines.
CONCLUSION: More research studies need to be conducted and included in the updated version of the international guidelines to confirm the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions in the long-term outcome of schizophrenia. PMID: 32597274 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ventriglio A, Ricci F, Magnifico G, Chumakov E, Torales J, Watson C, Castaldelli-Maia JM, Petito A, Bellomo A Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Pandemics and prejudice.
PMID: 32586168 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Clissold E, Nylander D, Watson C, Ventriglio A Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Mental status of patients with chronic insomnia in China during COVID-19 epidemic.
CONCLUSION: Under the influence of the COVID-19, the sleep status and anxiety of patients with chronic insomnia are affected by the epidemic. PMID: 32586205 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Yang L, Yu Z, Xu Y, Liu W, Liu L, Mao H Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

COVID-19 lockdown in India triggers a rapid rise in suicides due to the alcohol withdrawal symptoms: Evidence from media reports.
PMID: 32586209 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ahmed S, Khaium MO, Tazmeem F Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

A critical narrative analysis of psychiatrists' engagement with psychosis as a contentious area.
CONCLUSION: A pattern was identified of psychiatrists generally associating with like-minded others and not engaging with wider evidence regarding psychosis, partly as a result of the inherent threats to the power and hierarchy of the profession. This led to new ideas being widely unknown or undervalued, potentially to the disservice of clinical practice. PMID: 32588699 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: O'Donoghue T, Crossley J Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Emergency department referrals to liaison psychiatry: Characteristics and outcomes.
PMID: 32588708 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Mustafa FA Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Navigating COVID-19 with emotional intelligence.
CONCLUSION: Besides having theoretical implications that open pathways for conducting further research, the findings of the study may serve as a reference for service practitioners in designing strategies that will ensure superior performance of faculty members in higher educational institutions during the pandemic. PMID: 32583710 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Baba MM Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Subgroups with typical courses of depressive symptoms in an elderly population during 13  years of observation: Results from the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study.
CONCLUSION: Our longitudinal results reveal that almost 18% (G2, G3 and G4) of the participants have an increased depression score or strong fluctuations at times. According to our classification, a higher proportion of the participants show anomalies with regard to depression compared to a simple classification into depressed and nondepressed, especially if this is based on a single measurement. Thus, longitudinal measurements of depression can prevent misclassification and provide valuable information about the course of depressive symptoms for a better understanding of the changes of depression. PMID: 32583736 [Pub...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Engel M, Jöckel KH, Dragano N, Engels M, Moebus S Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Factors influencing decision-making around pregnancy among women with severe mental illness (SMI): A qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: Women with SMI who plan to become pregnant, especially from low-income settings in India, are disadvantaged by stigma and societal expectations, affecting their ability to make optimum decisions during this crucial period. Decision-making around pregnancy in women with SMI is complex and appears to be influenced by several socio-cultural factors and needs to be dealt with sensitively. PMID: 32579050 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bagadia A, Nanjundaswamy MH, Ganjekar S, Thippeswamy H, Desai G, Chandra PS Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Do Tamil newspapers educate the public about suicide? Content analysis from a high suicide Union Territory in India.
CONCLUSION: Media reporting of suicide in Puducherry, India, does not adhere to reporting guidelines and there is very little focus on educating the public about preventive aspects of suicide. Urgent efforts are warranted to improve the quality of media reporting which should include the development of national guidelines on suicide reporting and collaborative efforts that take into account barriers and perspectives of media professionals. PMID: 32571114 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Menon V, Kaliamoorthy C, Sridhar VK, Varadharajan N, Joseph R, Kattimani S, Kar SK, Arafat SY Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

mHealth for schizophrenia spectrum disorders management: A systematic review.
This article focuses on the use of emerging mobile technologies that allow the collection of data about patients experiencing schizophrenia spectrum and related disorders. Schizophrenia has been recognized by the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations for its burden on our health care system and society [1]. Our analysis provides an overview of the range of available mobile technologies for people with schizophrenia and related conditions along with the technology's reported capabilities and limitations, and efficacy of mHealth interventions based on the data from articles. Thus, the focus of this review is fi...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Chivilgina O, Wangmo T, Elger BS, Heinrich T, Jotterand F Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Participatory video as a novel recovery-oriented intervention in early psychosis: A pilot study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Personal narrative plays an important role in the process of recovery from psychotic illnesses. Participatory video is a novel, active intervention that can be used as a tool for fostering narrative development among people with psychosis. AIM: To assess the feasibility, acceptability and potential clinical utility of participatory video as an innovative tool for promoting recovery in early psychosis. METHODS: Ten outpatients of an early psychosis intervention programme were recruited to participate in 13 biweekly workshops to plan, film and produce documentary-style videos of their ...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: MacDougall AG, Kukan S, Price E, Glen S, Bird R, Powe L, Wiener JC, Lysaker PH, Anderson KK, Norman RM Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Increased stressful impact among general population in mainland China amid the COVID-19 pandemic: A nationwide cross-sectional study conducted after Wuhan city's travel ban was lifted.
CONCLUSIONS: The COVID-19 pandemic was associated with increased stressful impact in our participants following the re-opening of the Wuhan city when compared with our previous study, which should not be taken lightly. PMID: 32564637 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ma ZF, Zhang Y, Luo X, Li X, Li Y, Liu S, Zhang Y Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Views of patient relatives and health professionals about the reasons of the patients enrolled in the community mental health center to discontinue or irregularly continue the center.
CONCLUSION: It can be said that the views of patient relatives and health professionals about the discontinuity of patients to the center were similar. It was seen that the problems regarding factors such as disease severity, disease effects, knowledge and beliefs of the family, stigma, functionality and promotion of the center were effective in patient's continuity to the center. In line with the research findings, it was recommended to improve the quality of the activities in the center to increase the number of patients enrolled in the community mental health center and their continuity, develop training programs that a...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Guvenc NC, Oner H Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Depression, anxiety, and stress and socio-demographic correlates among general Indian public during COVID-19.
CONCLUSION: Depression, anxiety and stress among Indian population during the lockdown were prevalent. Along with other measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, mental health of citizens needs the urgent attention of the Indian government and mental health experts. Further large-scale studies should be conducted on different professions and communities such as health care professionals and migrant workers and incorporate other mental health indicators. PMID: 32567466 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Verma S, Mishra A Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

A cross-cultural study of attitudes toward suicide among young people in India, Italy and Australia.
CONCLUSION: Attitudes are linked to suicide in a complex manner. More quantitative and qualitative studies, including in lower-income and non-English speaking Western societies, are needed. PMID: 32552260 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Colucci E, Lester D Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Decrease of hospitalizations and length of hospital stay in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders treated in a community mental health service in rural Greece.
CONCLUSIONS: Treatment of schizophrenia spectrum disorders in rural residents by the MMHUs may contribute to the reduction of patients' admissions and length of hospital stay. Future research should address the cost-effectiveness of such interventions. PMID: 32552161 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Peritogiannis V, Gioti P, Gogou A, Samakouri M Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Response to the article 'What constitutes recovery in schizophrenia? Client and caregiver perspectives from South India' (Gopal S., Mohan G., John S. and Raghavan V., 2020).
PMID: 32538235 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jain N, Jayaram M Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

COVID-19, India, lockdown and psychosocial challenges: What next?
PMID: 32536246 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Golechha M Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Carer subjective burden after first-episode psychosis: Types and predictors. A multilevel statistical approach.
This study sought to investigate the types and predictors of carer burden at first-episode psychosis in the largest, most ethnically diverse and comprehensively characterised sample to date. METHOD: This study involved a cross-sectional survey of carers of people with first-episode psychosis presenting to Harrow and Hillingdon Early Intervention in Psychosis service between 2011 and 2017. Carers completed self-report measures assessing their illness beliefs, coping styles and caregiving experiences (i.e. burden). Thirty carer and patient sociodemographic and clinical factors were also collected. Mixed effects linear r...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Charles S, Kirkbride JB, Onwumere J, Lyons N, Man LC, Floyd C, Widuch K, Brown L, James G, Afsharzadegan R, Souray J, Raune D Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

What does COVID mean for UK mental health care?
PMID: 32517530 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Molodynski A, McLellan A, Craig T, Bhugra D Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Very long-term outcome of psychotic disorders.
CONCLUSION: Recent evidence on the very long-term outcome of psychotic disorders is in line with previous reports and suggests that prognosis remains rather modest. There are several limitations of current research regarding outcome definitions and study design that should be addressed by future research. PMID: 32507065 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Peritogiannis V, Gogou A, Samakouri M Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of psychoeducation interventions for patients diagnosed with schizophrenia.
CONCLUSION: This systematic review of randomized controlled trial studies emphasizes the positive impact of psychoeducational interventions for patients diagnosed with schizophrenia concerning various outcome measures. The findings of this review have important implications for both nursing practice and research, as the information presented can be used by the administrators and stakeholders of mental health facilities to increase their understanding and awareness of the importance of integrating psychoeducational interventions in the routine care of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. PMID: 32507073 [PubMed - as s...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Alhadidi MM, Lim Abdullah K, Yoong TL, Al Hadid L, Danaee M Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

The effect of a mental health promotion program on Korean firefighters.
CONCLUSION: The mental health promotion program improved the mental health of the participating active firefighters in Korea. Meanwhile, BIC participation improved certain psychopathological symptoms at a higher degree. A comprehensive approach for supporting the mental health of firefighters should be considered. PMID: 32500791 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Won GH, Lee JH, Choi TY, Yoon S, Kim SY, Park JH Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

The personal social network of psychiatric service users.
CONCLUSIONS: The low level of cohesion may indicate that service users aim to access multiple and diverse social resources and that better-off service users are more successful at doing so. On the whole, however, these personal social networks were fragile, because they contained a high number of isolated network members. Finally, it could be beneficial for professionals to pay special attention to the central persons within the networks of psychiatric service users. PMID: 32500830 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Wyngaerden F, Tempels M, Feys JL, Dubois V, Lorant V Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

COVID-19 quarantine: Post-traumatic stress symptomatology among Lebanese citizens.
CONCLUSION: COVID-19 quarantine has influenced the psychology of Lebanese citizens and might have persistent effects after the end of this phase which is recommended to be explored. PMID: 32489136 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fawaz M, Samaha A Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

The psychosocial effects of being quarantined following exposure to COVID-19: A qualitative study of Lebanese health care workers.
CONCLUSION: COVID-19 quarantine has been posing intense psychological challenges among Lebanese health care workers which are worsened at times by the economic instability; thus, health care policymakers are urged to take proper action nationwide to alleviate longlisting implications and support the health care providers in fulfilling their mission. PMID: 32489149 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fawaz M, Samaha A Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Sixth-year follow-up of the effects of recreational activities found to eliminate the symptoms of social phobia and shyness.
CONCLUSION: It is suggested that recreational activities should be included in the programs at universities regarding personal and professional development, and the reasons for the decrease in self-esteem scores should be determined through more detailed studies. PMID: 32475294 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Karagün E, Yildiz M, Çağlayan Ç, Başaran Z Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Vigorexy: A danger in the search of the ideal body.
PMID: 32475321 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Alencar AS, Nascimento LBTD, Soares CF, Beserra MGX, Brito NL Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Community integration and related factors among people with mental illness in Japan: Multiple regression analysis stratified by social isolation level.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings suggest the devising interventions to enhance community integration by social isolation level among people with mental illness. PMID: 32475198 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Shioda A, Yamauchi K Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Supported employment programme for persons with severe mental disorders in India: A feasibility study.
CONCLUSION: The supported employment programme was found to be feasible as it showed good placement rates and improvement in socio-occupational functioning and disability scores. PMID: 32475320 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jagannathan A, Harish N, Venkatalakshmi C, Kumar CN, Thirthallli J, Kumar D, Bhola P, Prasad MK, Thanapal S, Hareesh A, Jayarajan D, Govindan R, Chaturvedi SK Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

From folk therapy to evidence-based psychiatry practice: The benefit of evidence-based psychiatry in treatment-naive psychotic patients.
CONCLUSION: The psychotic symptoms and occupational function of these patients were improved after the formal treatment compared to the folk therapy. The care model for the psychotic patients in the temple asylum should be more thoroughly discussed in consideration of the medical ethics principles. PMID: 32466700 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Wang HY, Huang JJ, Su SF, Hsu SH, Chou LS, Chou FH Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Barriers to access to mental health services among Colombia outpatients.
CONCLUSION: The major attitudinal, related to stigma-discrimination and instrumental barriers to access frequently delay a consultation with mental health services. Actions are necessary to reduce barriers to accessing mental health care. PMID: 32466709 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Campo-Arias A, Ceballos-Ospino GA, Herazo E Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Prevalence of mental disorders among people who are homeless: An umbrella review.
CONCLUSION: This umbrella review synthesized the current evidence on the epidemiological burden of mental disorders in homelessness. This evidence necessitates advanced research to explore psychosocial and epidemiological correlates and adopt multipronged interventions to prevent, identify and treat mental disorders among homeless populations. PMID: 32460590 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Hossain MM, Sultana A, Tasnim S, Fan Q, Ma P, McKyer ELJ, Purohit N Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Engaging South Asian youth and families: A clinical review.
CONCLUSION: Our article outlines common family attitudes and issues pertinent to mental health in youth and discusses useful clinical approaches to dealing with SAA youth and their families. PMID: 32449476 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sharma N, Shaligram D, Yoon GH Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

The coronavirus stress: A reality check of India's mental health social agenda.
PMID: 32438840 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Agoramoorthy G Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Differences between homeless and non-homeless people in a matched sample referred for mental health reasons in police custody.
This study is a secondary data analysis of a more extensive study. RESULTS: Homeless and non-homeless detainees referred to the mental health service were broadly similar. However, differences in some variables show that homeless detainees had higher rates and frequency of substance misuse as well as some suggestion of more acute immediate need. Onward referrals were lower for homeless people, and it is not clear why this is the case. In addition, for those referred contact with services over time was reduced compared to the non-homeless group. DISCUSSION: Our findings indicate that mental health services in poli...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Hopkin G, Chaplin L, Slade K, Craster L, Valmaggia L, Samele C, Forrester A Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Childhood maltreatment in individuals at risk of psychosis: Results from the Brazilian SSAPP cohort.
CONCLUSION: This is the first study to investigate the relationship between childhood maltreatment and ultra-high risk status and psychopathological features in a large Latin American sample. Further studies in this field are necessary to better understand the specific influence of various early life adversities on psychosis risk. PMID: 32438879 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Freitas EL, Loch AA, Chianca C, Andrade JC, Serpa MH, Alves TM, Hortêncio L, Pinto MTC, van de Bilt MT, Gattaz WF, Rössler W Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Impact of social distancing on mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: An urgent discussion.
PMID: 32438880 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Carvalho Aguiar Melo M, de Sousa Soares D Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Psychological health during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic outbreak.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The current ongoing pandemic outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) has globally affected 213 countries and territories with more than 2.5 million confirmed cases and thousands of casualties. The unpredictable and uncertain COVID-19 outbreak has the potential of adversely affecting the psychological health on individual and community level. Currently all efforts are focused on the understanding of epidemiology, clinical features, mode of transmission, counteract the spread of the virus, and challenges of global health, while crucially significant mental health has been overlooked in t...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Mukhtar S Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Beyond the socio-economic status: The concept of 'vital poverty'.
PMID: 32434420 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Siracusano A, Ribolsi M Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Online media reporting of suicidal behaviour in Ghana: Analysis of adherence to the WHO guidelines.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Irresponsible media reporting of suicide is a potential risk for copycat suicide. There is a paucity of studies from sub-Saharan Africa on the quality of media reporting of suicide. OBJECTIVES: We assessed the compliance of Ghanaian online media outlets with the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for media reporting of suicide. METHODS: We searched 10 local media outlets with strong online presence in Ghana, to identify suicide-related news reports from 2000 through 2019. We applied summative content analysis and chi-square (χ2) test to the data. RESULTS: We included...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Quarshie EN, Andoh-Arthur J, Asante KO, Asare-Doku W Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

The hidden vulnerability of homelessness in the COVID-19 pandemic: Perspectives from India.
PMID: 32408789 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Banerjee D, Bhattacharya P Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

The problematic use of social networking sites associates with elevated symptoms in patients with major depressive disorder.
CONCLUSION: Our study illustrated the detrimental effects of excessive SNSs usage on depressive symptoms in MDD particularly for the individuals in 'relapse' state of SNS addiction. The mental health workers should consider the usage patterns of SNSs in patients diagnosed with MDD during their clinical observation and management. PMID: 32390484 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Aydin O, Çökmüş FP, Balikçi K, Sücüllüoğlu-Dikici D, Ünal-Aydin P Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in Danish residential homes for people with severe mental illness: Use and perceived benefits of CAM in relation to recovery.
CONCLUSIONS: CAM is a commonly used rehabilitative intervention and more than 50% receiving treatment with CAM believed that it has supported their recovery process. PMID: 32390528 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dürr DW, Lunde A Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Informal carers in severe mental health conditions: Issues raised by the United Kingdom SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Pandemic.
PMID: 32390480 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Onwumere J Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Staying connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
PMID: 32380875 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ng QX, Chee KT, De Deyn MLZQ, Chua Z Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Levels and predictors of anxiety, depression and health anxiety during COVID-19 pandemic in Turkish society: The importance of gender.
CONCLUSION: The results of this cross-sectional study suggest that the groups most psychologically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are women, individuals with previous psychiatric illness, individuals living in urban areas and those with an accompanying chronic disease. Priority might therefore be attached to these in future psychiatric planning. PMID: 32380879 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Özdin S, Bayrak Özdin Ş Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research