Greek university student's attitudes and beliefs concerning mental illness and its treatment.
DISCUSSION: The results of this study suggest that most students believe they know much about mental illness; however, overall their responses are contradictory. They reply with confidence although they are informed mainly by the media and the Internet in an unreliable way. A number of factors including gender, specific school or personal experience of mental disorder in the family seem to influence the result. A combined educational plus contact might be necessary to reduce stigma, since education alone seems to exert a weak effect. PMID: 31311387 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - July 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kaparounaki CK, Koraka CA, Kotsi ES, Ntziovara AP, Kyriakidis GC, Fountoulakis KN Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Concepts of mental disorders in the United Kingdom: Similarities and differences between the lay public and psychiatrists.
CONCLUSION: The adapted MAQ appeared accessible to the lay sample. Results suggest that the lay public are generally aligned with evidence-driven concepts of common disorders, but may not always understand or agree with how mental health professionals conceptualise them. The possible causes of these differences, future avenues for research and the implications for more collaborative, patient-clinician conceptualisations are discussed. PMID: 31311429 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - July 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Butlin B, Laws K, Read R, Broome MD, Sharma S Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Resilience and anxiety or depression among resettled Bhutanese adults in the United States.
CONCLUSION: Higher resilience was associated with reduced anxiety and depression among Bhutanese with personal competence resilience accounting for most of the effects. These findings suggest the potential targets for mental-health intervention to improve resilience in refugees. PMID: 31288604 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - July 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Poudel-Tandukar K, Chandler GE, Jacelon CS, Gautam B, Bertone-Johnson ER, Hollon SD Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Pathways to mental health treatment in Ghana: Challenging biomedical methods from herbal- and faith-healing perspectives.
CONCLUSION: This review recommends that policies, regulations, educational support and financial incentives should be developed to facilitate collaboration between biomedical, faith and traditional healing service provision. PMID: 31277557 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - July 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Badu E, Mitchell R, O'Brien AP Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

PTSD as a consequence of past conflict experience, recent exposure to violence and economic marginalization in post-conflict contexts: A study from Nepal, Guatemala and Northern Ireland.
CONCLUSIONS: The results support the study hypothesis that both past and recent negative events in combination with economic marginalization contribute to explain current risk of PTSD. It is necessary both to improve living conditions more broadly and to establish and develop health services that have the capacity to screen, prevent and treat mental health problems also in poor contexts, in particular against a background of previous armed conflict. PMID: 31264516 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - July 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Eide AH, Dyrstad K Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Attitudes to depression and psychiatric medication amid the enduring financial crisis in Attica: Comparison between 2009 and 2014.
CONCLUSION: Anti-stigma efforts should be tailored on counteracting the dangerousness stereotype, while they should prioritize targeting attitudes to psychiatric medication. PMID: 31250687 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Economou M, Peppou LE, Souliotis K, Lazaratou H, Kontoangelos K, Nikolaidi S, Palli A, Stefanis CN Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Recovery education for people experiencing housing instability: An evaluation protocol.
CONCLUSION: This study will offer important new insights into the effectiveness of RECs, and expose how key REC ingredients support the process of recovery for people experiencing housing instability. PMID: 31250692 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Durbin A, Kapustianyk G, Nisenbaum R, Wang R, Aratangy T, Khan B, Stergiopoulos V Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Lifetime experiences of gender-based violence, depression and condom use among female sex workers in Cameroon.
We examined the relationship between FSWs' experiences with sexual violence and consistent condom use as a key HIV risk behavior and explored mental health as a potential mediator. METHODS: In total, 2,165 FSWs were recruited via respondent-driven sampling in Cameroon in 2016. The women answered questions about violence, condom use and mental health. RESULTS: Inconsistent condom use with clients was reported by 23.5% of participants (508/2,165). Lifetime sexual violence was prevalent with 33.0% (713/2,163) of participants. Almost 50% (1,067/2,143) of respondents had some level of depression. Sexual violence was s...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Abelson A, Lyons CE, Decker MR, Ketende S, Mfochive Njindam I, Fouda G, Ndonko F, Levitt D, Tamoufe U, Billong SC, Bissek AZ, Baral SD Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Mental health stigma among people of color: An examination of the impact of racial discrimination.
CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Racial discrimination contributes to increased anticipated stigma and negative beliefs about mental health problems. Addressing the impact of racial discrimination as it influences these dimensions of mental health stigma is important to promote recovery among people of color. PMID: 31234686 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Krill Williston S, Martinez JH, Abdullah T Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

No longer culture-bound: Hikikomori outside of Japan.
PMID: 31230561 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bommersbach T, Millard H Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Family caregivers' needs of young patients with first episode psychosis: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: Qualitative method was useful to identify the needs of the caregivers of young patients with FEP in multiple domains. PMID: 31190603 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kumar G, Sood M, Verma R, Mahapatra A, Chadda RK Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Trajectories and determinants of depressive symptoms among Korean employed women with young children.
CONCLUSION: Prevention or intervention toward trajectory groups requires integrative approaches that target various factors across multiple contexts. PMID: 31177879 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kwon T Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

The effects of educational interventions on suicide: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: The results of this study indicate that school-based education interventions are effective in preventing suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. In clinical practice, as well as in research, the development and implementation of educational interventions should focus on participants' individual characteristics. PMID: 31159627 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pistone I, Beckman U, Eriksson E, Lagerlöf H, Sager M Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Understanding what it means to be socially included for people with a lived experience of mental illness.
CONCLUSION: Findings supported previous work, indicating the importance of having a strong sense of connection with others as well as the importance of safe and stable housing, support services and personal motivation and hope. We obtained a well-rounded perspective among groups regarding the key contributors to social inclusion, with a particular relevance to people living with mental illness. This perspective has significant clinical and research utility. PMID: 31159628 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Filia K, Jackson H, Cotton S, Killackey E Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Differences in beliefs and attitudes toward Depression and Schizophrenia in Russia and the United States.
CONCLUSION: Our findings further inform cultural understandings of these mental illnesses in an often neglected national group. Patterns suggest that both groups may benefit from exposure to corrective information about Depression and Schizophrenia. PMID: 31159634 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Nersessova KS, Jurcik T, Hulsey TL Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Perinatal anxiety and depression: Awareness and attitudes in Australia.
CONCLUSION: Awareness of postnatal depression appeared high. However, areas including anxiety, antenatal mental health, and men's mental health were less well-understood. There remains considerable scope, and a need for, continued awareness-raising around anxiety, mental health in pregnancy and men's mental health. PMID: 31148499 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Smith T, Gemmill AW, Milgrom J Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Characteristics of the schizophrenia suicide attempts in comparison with the suicide attempts with other diagnosed psychiatric disorders: An Egyptian study.
CONCLUSION: These results indicated that each group shows its unique characteristics. They give us new perspectives to prevent suicides in schizophrenia according to their different characteristics. PMID: 31144567 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Abdeen MS, Shaker NM, Elrassas HH, Hashim MA, Abo Zeid MY Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Depression in migrant workers and nationals of Qatar: An exploratory cross-cultural study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of depressive symptoms among migrants and non-migrants living in Qatar and identify variables associated with depressive symptomology in these groups, including culture of origin, time living in country and perceived quality of life. In addition, we tested if the latter two variables moderated the effect of culture of origin on depressive symptomology in the migrant groups. SUBJECT AND METHODS: A telephone survey of a probability-based sample of 2,520 participants was conducted in February 2016. The sample was divided into three groups b...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Khaled SM, Gray R Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Correlates of internalized stigma levels in people with psychosis in the Czech Republic.
CONCLUSION: Lower internalized stigma levels are associated with better self-reported health-related quality of life. In addition, clients having used psychiatric care for longer periods of time reported significantly higher internalized stigma levels. Therefore, authors suggest self-stigma reduction interventions based in a community setting with an emphasis on targeting clients with chronic psychosis. PMID: 31113271 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Alexová A, Kågström A, Winkler P, Kondrátová L, Janoušková M Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Psychiatric morbidity in December 2015 flood-affected population in Tamil Nadu, India.
CONCLUSION: Following disaster like floods, there is a need for better preparedness in terms of basic necessities and medical and psychological assistance, particularly emphasizing the needs of older persons in order to prevent the development of psychiatric problems. PMID: 31068043 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bandla S, Nappinnai NR, Gopalasamy S Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Efficacy of a peer-led group program for unemployed people with mental health problems: Pilot randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: This pilot RCT provides initial evidence for the efficacy of a peer-led group program to improve symptoms and recovery among unemployed participants with mental health problems. PMID: 31056997 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rüsch N, Staiger T, Waldmann T, Dekoj MC, Brosch T, Gabriel L, Bahemann A, Oexle N, Klein T, Nehf L, Becker T Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Predictors of quality of life among community psychiatric patients in a peri-urban district of Gauteng Province, South Africa.
CONCLUSION: This study highlights the negative impact of residual psychiatric symptoms on subjective QoL and the importance of social support in enhancing QoL. PMID: 31035835 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - April 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Mapatwana D, Tomita A, Burns JK, Robertson LJ Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Corrigendum.
Authors: PMID: 31007111 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - April 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Cultural and service factors related to mental health beliefs among post-9/11 veterans.
CONCLUSION: These results highlight the importance of addressing concerns about self-reliance and mental health treatment in stigma-reduction interventions especially among male, deployed, and active duty service members to reduce stigma and stigma-related barriers to care. PMID: 30995148 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - April 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Krill Williston S, Roemer L, Vogt DS Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

'From my point of view, my wife has recovered': A qualitative investigation of caregivers' perceptions of recovery and peer support services for people with bipolar disorder in a Chinese community.
CONCLUSION: Social connectedness and functional outcomes were important indicators of recovery among Chinese family caregivers. Caregivers began to understand the benefits of PSWs after experiencing their services. Peer-led services could be a helpful support for both service users and family caregivers. PMID: 30983474 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - April 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Yuen WW, Tse S, Murray G, Davidson L Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Formative research on devising a street play to create awareness about mental illness: Cultural adaptation and targeted approach.
CONCLUSION: Targeted audiences need to be understood carefully for their beliefs and notions about mental health and sickness. Their socio-cultural practices need incorporation in street plays to make them relevant and meaningful. PMID: 30977411 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - April 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Loganathan S, Varghese M Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Mental health issues among indigenous communities and the role of traditional medicine.
CONCLUSION: This review confirms the impact of societal changes, environmental threats and exploitation of natural resources on the mental health of indigenous populations. Global Mental Health needs to deal with the health needs of indigenous populations as well as psychiatry needs to develop new categories to describe psychopathology related to social variance as recently proposed by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM-5). PMID: 30977417 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - April 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Cianconi P, Lesmana CBJ, Ventriglio A, Janiri L Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Work motivation in patients with bipolar disorder: Associated factors.
CONCLUSIONS: Perceived cognitive deficits related to the disorder and current unemployment negatively impact WM in patients with BD. In addition to symptomatic recovery, the need of the inclusion of personal and occupational areas in the comprehensive treatment of patients with BD is necessary. PMID: 30977426 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - April 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Martínez-Camarillo S, Yoldi-Negrete M, Fresán-Orellana A, Ortega-Ortiz H, Becerra-Palars C Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

The double hazard in recovery journey: The experiences of UK Chinese users of mental health services.
DISCUSSION: Having mental illness and being an ethnic minority in the UK experienced double hazard in their recovery journey. While the deprivation of agency and the stigma process in the health care system hinders their recovery, they are further disadvantaged by their ethnic minority status. Four pointers for service improvement, that apply to Chinese users in the United Kingdom and have general implications for users beyond this group, are proposed. PMID: 30973295 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - April 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tang L Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Health-related life events in patients with somatic symptom disorders: A case control study.
CONCLUSION: Our findings may implicate a role of major HLE of patients and HLE of their family members in the pathophysiology of SSD. PMID: 30969143 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - April 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Reddy B, Chaturvedi SK, Desai G, Manjunatha N, Guruprasad S Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

EAT-PAD: Educating about psychiatric advance directives in India.
CONCLUSIONS:: EAT scores can be used as an approximate measure of the patient's ability to understand and retain information which is a part of decisional capacity. Types of facilitation can help in understanding patient's ability to communicate their choices. Service providers may find EAT a time-effective tool for uniformly educating service users regarding PADs and indirectly assessing competence. PMID: 30945582 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - April 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Philip S, Chandran D, Stezin A, Viswanathaiah GC, Gowda GS, Moirangthem S, Kumar CN, Math SB Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

What is related to the well-being of the siblings of patients with schizophrenia: An evaluation within the Lazarus and Folkman's Transactional Stress and Coping Model.
CONCLUSION:: Therefore, siblings of patients with schizophrenia should be given access to social support and their problem-focused coping strategies should be strengthened. Besides, parents should be supported to provide suitable care for the siblings of patients with schizophrenia. PMID: 30939972 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - April 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Avcıoğlu MM, Karanci AN, Soygur H Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

The role of trauma and partner support in perinatal depression and parenting stress: An Australian pregnancy cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS:: These findings highlight the importance of early trauma in understanding the protective role of support on the relationship between parenting and depression. These findings can inform future studies and the refinement of future interventions aimed at both perinatal depression and parenting. PMID: 30915877 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - March 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Galbally M, Watson SJ, Boyce P, Lewis AJ Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Rates and correlates of employment in patients with schizophrenia: A multicenter study in Turkey.
CONCLUSION:: Rate of employment of patients with schizophrenia living in Turkey was low as in other countries. Good premorbid functioning seems to determine participation in occupational life after the illness. PMID: 30915879 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - March 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Yıldız M, Kaytaz Yılmaz BN, İncedere A, Abut FB, Aydın AÖ, Sarandöl A, Örüm TGY, Kurt A, Erşan EE Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Disclosing the diagnosis of schizophrenia: A pilot study of the 'Coming Out Proud' intervention.
CONCLUSION:: This study suggests that the COP group intervention facilitated participants' disclosure decisions, and the increasing awareness of stigma as a stressor in life may have facilitated their decision to eventually disclose their disorder. The results raise questions that require further analysis, taking sociocultural factors into account, as stigma is experienced differently across cultures. PMID: 30915887 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - March 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Setti VPC, Loch AA, Modelli A, de Almeida Rocca CC, Hungerbuehler I, van de Bilt MT, Gattaz WF, Rössler W Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Profile of transcultural patients in a regional Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Gippsland, Australia: The need for a multidimensional understanding of the complexities.
Abstract BACKGROUND:: Several childhood stressors related to immigration have been documented, and it is important for clinicians to understand and address the various factors that may lead to or act as maintaining factors of mental disorders in children and adolescents. AIMS:: To describe the cultural profile of transcultural patients presenting to a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in regional Victoria and identify the most common disorders and psychosocial stressors they presented with. METHOD:: Descriptive analysis was applied to 101 case records of patients with a transcultural bac...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - March 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Basu S, Isaacs AN Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Rates and profile of victimization in a sample of Egyptian patients with major mental illness.
CONCLUSION:: Patients with major mental illness are susceptible to significant victimization. Clinicians should explore possible history of abuse or victimization in their patients, empower and support the victimized ones. PMID: 30848686 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - March 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: El Missiry A, Meguid MAE, Abourayah A, Missiry ME, Hossam M, Elkholy H, Khalil AH Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Informal mental health interventions for people with severe mental illness in low and lower middle-income countries: A systematic review of effectiveness.
CONCLUSION:: Although only a small number of studies were identified, the review provides promising evidence of the professionally developed interventions for people with severe mental illness, delivered by the informal community workforce in low and lower middle-income settings. Training and supportive supervision for informal community care providers are crucial components of effective interventions. PMID: 30841765 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - March 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Nguyen T, Holton S, Tran T, Fisher J Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Violation and hope: Refugee survival in childhood and beyond.
CONCLUSION:: These participants rejected a 'refugee victim' identity, emphasising a legacy of resourcefulness, hope, gratitude and reciprocity, domains of post-traumatic growth which are unreported aspects of refugee well-being that can provide future therapeutic and research direction. PMID: 30808226 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - February 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: McCormack L, Tapp B Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Valuing recovery-oriented practice at the interface between mental health services and communities: The role of organisational characteristics and environments.
CONCLUSION:: Recovery-oriented practice takes place in certain organisational environments that importantly influence an individual's recovery. Our research highlights the need to consider organisational characteristics when evaluating recovery interventions as well as a broader shift of research towards understanding the environments in which people experience recovery as members of society, and how those can be altered. PMID: 30808231 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - February 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bauer A, Evans-Lacko S, Knapp M Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Modeling variables associated with personal recovery among service users with mental disorders using community-based services.
CONCLUSION:: Findings suggest that QOL, needs variables and comprehensive service delivery are important in personal recovery. Services should be individualized to the health, social and basic needs of service users, particularly those with mood disorders or co-occurring mental health/substance use disorders. PMID: 30791820 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - February 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fleury MJ, Sabetti J, Bamvita JM, Grenier G Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Effects of work conditions on suicidal ideation among middle-aged adults in South Korea.
CONCLUSIONS:: The findings of this study highlight the need for multidimensional interventions regarding suicide, especially for middle-aged adults engaged in insecure jobs and shift work. Multidimensional interventions, including early screening for suicidal thoughts during routine medical check-ups, readily available work-based counselling programmes and regular monitoring, are likely to be useful. PMID: 30776940 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - February 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Park SM Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Attempting to disentangle the relationship between impulsivity and longitudinal self-harm: Epidemiological analysis of UK household survey data.
CONCLUSION:: Impulsivity may increase the risk of future development of NSSH independently of MI, which is clinically important for risk assessment. The involvement of impulsivity in the repetition of self-harm generally appears less certain. However, impulsivity may have a role in SSH in the context of previous CSA. PMID: 30776948 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - February 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: de Cates AN, Catone G, Bebbington P, Broome MR Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Perceived discrimination and psychological distress in nine countries of the former Soviet Union.
CONCLUSION:: Perceived discrimination is associated with psychological distress in countries throughout the fSU. Quantitative and qualitative research is now warranted to determine its specific forms and impact on population health in individual fSU countries. PMID: 30755059 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - February 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stickley A, Oh H, Koyanagi A, Leinsalu M, Narita Z, Roberts B, McKee M Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Predictors of problematic Internet use in school going adolescents of Bhavnagar, India.
Abstract BACKGROUND:: Problematic Internet use (PIU) is the inability of individuals to control their Internet use, resulting in marked distress and/or functional impairment in daily life. AIM/OBJECTIVE:: We assessed the frequency of PIU and predictors of PIU, including social anxiety disorder (SAD), quality of sleep, quality of life and Internet-related demographic variables among school going adolescents. METHODS:: This was an observational, single-centered, cross-sectional, questionnaire-based study of 1,312 school going adolescents studying in Grades 10, 11 and 12 in Bhavnagar, India. Every participa...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - February 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Vadher SB, Panchal BN, Vala AU, Ratnani IJ, Vasava KJ, Desai RS, Shah AH Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Applying a psychosocial pathways model to improving mental health and reducing health inequalities: Practical approaches.
CONCLUSIONS:: The field of mental health has much to contribute to prevention, not just of mental illness but also of physical health conditions and reduction of inequalities in life expectancy and healthy life expectancy, especially through collaborative public health action. PMID: 30654680 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - January 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stansfield J, Bell R Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Living with schizophrenia: Perspectives of Turkish people with schizophrenia from two Patient Associations on how the illness affects their lives.
CONCLUSION:: People diagnosed with schizophrenia experience the impacts and burdens of their illness in various domains of their lives and negative societal reactions heighten these burdens. It seems important to consider the challenges faced by people with schizophrenia in living with their illness and the impacts of negative societal behaviors and attitudes in offering psychosocial interventions programs for supporting this group. Furthermore, combating negative societal attitudes also seems to be necessary. PMID: 30618321 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - January 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Karanci NA, Aras A, Kumpasoğlu GB, Can D, Çakır E, Karaaslan C, Semerci M, Tüzün D Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Conceptualizing globalization for mental health research.
PMID: 30612503 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - January 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bhavsar V, Zhang S, Bhugra D Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Mental health indicators in APEC.
CONCLUSION:: Significant challenges for APEC members exist to coordinate regional efforts to improve mental health due to highly variable income levels, existing health infrastructures and social preferences. The findings in this report may serve as a helpful baseline for measuring success within the APEC region by 2020, the year in which progress in support of economic development will be reassessed. PMID: 30595067 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kron M, Grewal R, Idso J, Prough M, Sundaram C, Klein S, Nida J, Jumbam D, Garringer K Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Racial discrimination in combination with stigma for mental illness and dysfunctional Greek police and justice: A case report which summarizes the problems in Greek society and public administration.
PMID: 30582390 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fountoulakis KN, Diakogiannis I, Nimatoudis I Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research