Psychopathological effects of the Coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) imposed lockdown on vulnerable patients in treatment in a mental health outpatient department for migrants and individuals in poor socioeconomic conditions.
CONCLUSION: Findings suggest that concrete life problems and treatment discontinuation more than the coronavirus fear, have predominantly affected the mental health conditions of our patients. PMID: 33438510 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - January 13, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Aragona M, Tumiati MC, Ferrari F, Viale S, Nicolella G, Barbato A, Cavani A, Costanzo G, Mirisola C Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Constructing the understanding of teenagers deviant use of cyberspace.
Abstract Cyberspace provides a completely different platform for the expression of one's needs in comparison to the face-to-face world. The use of cyberspace by teenagers is becoming a major concern due to the emergence of engagement in deviant use of internet applications inclusive of engagement in sexting; excessive and addictive use of the internet, consumption of pornography, and as well as phenomena of internet chat rooms. The online disinhibition, anonymity, personality factors, sensation-seeking behavior, impulsivity, deviant socialization processes, and absence of social systems to educate adolescents abou...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - January 10, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sharma MK, Anand N, Kumar K, Lenin Singh R, Thakur PC, Mondal I, Kohli T Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Antidepressant awareness and stigmatizing attitudes toward depression and antidepressants, a comparison between first and sixth-year medical students.
In this study, the views of first and sixth-year medical students were examined. We aimed to show the potential effect of public information and 6 years of medical education on knowledge and awareness. METHOD: Our target population was first and sixth-year medical students at the Faculty of Medicine at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey, during the semester 2018-2019. For measurement, widely used scales such as the Beck Depression Inventory, Beck Anxiety Inventory were administered. In addition, scales formed specifically by our research team: Sociodemographic information form and Depression and Antidepress...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - January 5, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Nalçakan AD, Şahin EA, Yalcinkaya OK, Ak S Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Health care providers and people with mental illness: An integrative review on anti-stigma interventions.
CONCLUSION: Anti-stigma interventions that involve social contact between health care providers and people with mental illness, target specific mental illnesses and include long-term follow-up strategies seem to be the most promising at reducing stigma towards mental illness among health care providers. PMID: 33380251 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Carrara BS, Fernandes RHH, Bobbili SJ, Ventura CAA Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

A Canadian national survey of informal employed caregivers of older adults with and without dementia: Work and employee outcomes.
CONCLUSION: To our knowledge, this is the first study of this size to explore the association of these predictive variables with work-related outcomes and to refine the understanding of the profile of employed CGs of older adults with dementia. Sustaining working CGs of older adults may require new 'talent management' approaches rather than simply increasing the number of benefits. PMID: 33372580 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sadavoy J, Sajedinejad S, Duxbury L, Chiu M Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Correcting the record: Extended sleep deprivation is torture, and sleep deprivation impairs, rather than facilitates, interrogations and investigative interviews.
PMID: 33375860 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: O'Mara S Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Religious coping in the time of COVID-19 Pandemic in India and Nigeria: Finding of a cross-national community survey.
CONCLUSION: Significant percentages of people after the COVID-19 pandemic took religious coping steps to overcome their problems. During this pandemic, positive religious coping among the Indian and Nigerian communities is more prevalent than negative religious coping. There is a substantial cross-national difference between Indians and Nigerians in the religious coping modes. PMID: 33356731 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fatima H, Oyetunji TP, Mishra S, Sinha K, Olorunsogbon OF, Akande OS, Srinivasan, Kar SK Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

The prevalence of problematic internet use among a sample of Egyptian adolescents and its psychiatric comorbidities.
CONCLUSION: This study shows that a significant percentage of adolescents are having different patterns of problematic internet use which is negatively impacting their mental health. PMID: 33356734 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Khalil SA, Kamal H, Elkouly H Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Virtual connection, real support? A study of loneliness, time on social media and psychological distress among men.
CONCLUSION: Men experiencing loneliness appear to turn to social media in attempt at digital connection, however for younger men in particular, often this fails to ameliorate links between loneliness and psychological distress. Implications for public health messaging, clinical work with men and future interventional studies are discussed. PMID: 33356755 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Seidler ZE, Wilson MJ, Rice SM, Kealy D, Oliffe JL, Ogrodniczuk JS Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

'All that Followed a Death. . .': An Alleged Celebrity Suicide, Media Discourse and Mental Health.
Abstract Mortality and morbidity due to suicides have been an ever-growing burden in India. The public response to the understanding of suicidal deaths and popular perceptions are heavily dependent on media discourse and reporting of such cases. Recently, the alleged death of a young Indian celebrity due to suicide in India led to a media debacle that quickly spurred into endless speculations and sensational reporting of the associated details. Incidents of high-profile suicide often cause varied perceptions, attitudes and beliefs related to the 'act' that can get further compounded by misinformation and media-por...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Banerjee D Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

The scope and nature of prolonged social withdrawal in Israel: An initial quantitative and qualitative investigation.
CONCLUSION: This study is the first to identify and report characteristics of PSW in Israel, which are consistent with previous research reported in other countries. The study is highlighting familial characteristics as well as individual ones, while also considering the broader socio-cultural context. These findings draw attention to the importance of notifying the general public, clinicians, researchers, and policymakers in Israel and beyond to the concerning problem of PSW, while contributing to the efforts to develop a map of this barely explored territory. PMID: 33356741 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Sourc...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Hareven O, Kron T, Roe D, Koren D Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Effects of brief training on mental health provider's knowledge of working with youth at risk of suicide in Guatemala.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Resources for mental healthcare are lacking in Guatemala, yet rates of mental illness and suicide are quite high. Mental healthcare providers often lack the knowledge needed to effectively work with young at-risk of suicide. To address this gap, we developed a training program for mental health professionals focused on increasing knowledge and understanding of engaging and working with youth at risk of suicide and present its acceptability and preliminary effectiveness. METHODS: Mental health providers (N = 17) from a low SES community participated in the training, Formacion...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Alonzo D, Popescu M, Zubaroglu-Ioannides P Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Care at door-steps for persons with severe mental disorders: A pilot experience from Karnataka district mental health program.
CONCLUSION: Meaningful assertive outreach care is feasible in India and is found to be useful for persons with SMDs by utilising the already existing public sector resources. PMID: 33356744 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Basavaraju V, Murugesan M, Kumar CN, Gowda GS, Tamaraiselvan SK, Thirthalli J, Nagabhushana SH, Manjunatha N, Bada Math S, Parthasarathy R, Arunachalam V, Kumar Ks C, Am A, H C Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Perspectives of community members on homeless people with mental illness in Nsawam, Ghana.
CONCLUSION: This paper concludes by recommending to government to make mental health services accessible and affordable to homeless persons with mental illness nationwide. PMID: 33356747 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Abekah-Carter K, Oti GO Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Neighbourhood effects on psychotic and depressive symptoms in the context of religious sectarianism in Northern Ireland: A data linkage study.
CONCLUSION: The findings suggest that the density effect for Catholics is unrelated to the core features of psychosis (hallucinations, delusions and anhedonia) but rather to broader cognitive and emotional disturbances and area deprivation. Explanations of exposure to social adversity and inequality are proposed, with implications for public mental health and social policy. PMID: 33349094 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bosqui T, Shannon C, Anderson R, Turkington A, Barrett S, McCaul R, Cooper S, O'Donnell D, Rushe T, Mulholland C Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Social relationship quality, depression and inflammation: A cross-cultural longitudinal study in the United States and Tokyo, Japan.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Depression is an illness with biological, psychological, and social underpinnings, which may include the interplay of inflammation, psychological traits, stress, social relationships, and cultural background. AIMS: This work examines the prospective associations between social relationship quality and depressive symptoms, and between social relationship quality and inflammatory outcomes in two distinct cultures. METHODS: Data were obtained from two longitudinal, prospective cohort studies: Midlife in the United States (MIDUS), and Midlife Development in Japan (MIDJA) between 2004 and...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kaveladze B, Diamond Altman A, Niederhausen M, Loftis JM, Teo AR Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Cultural competency training for psychiatry residents and mental health professionals: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: There is limited literature in the area to conclude one method to be better than the other with respect to CCT in psychiatry residents. However, this review identified a variety of training methods, which can be used and pave way for research on their effectiveness. Training and evaluation of psychiatry residents in the area of cultural competence should be done routinely during their training to enable them to practice in the multi ethic societies. PMID: 33325310 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Venkataramu VN, Vajawat B, Raghuraman BS, Chaturvedi SK Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

The impact of family engagement in opioid assisted treatment: Results from a randomised controlled trial.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Family interventions in substance use disorders (SUD) treatment is limited despite the evidence for benefits. Providing family interventions is hampered by patient resistance, social stigma, logistics and factors related to the capacity of the treatment programmes. AIMS: The purpose of the study was to examine the association between family engagement in treatment, and opioid use defined by percentage negative opioid screen and rate retention in treatment defined by completion of study period. METHODS: Data from a 16-week outpatient randomised controlled trial (RCT) of 141 adults wit...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Al Ghafri H, Hasan N, Elarabi HF, Radwan D, Shawky M, Al Mamari S, Abdelgawad T, El Rashid A, Kodera A, Al Kathiri H, Lee AJ, Wanigaratne S Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Loneliness and depression among adults living on MS Gulf Coast: Individual, interpersonal and community predictors.
Abstract Loneliness and depression are mental health problems prevailing in United States as well as the world. The primary goal of this study was to identify risk and protective factors associated with loneliness and depression at the individual, interpersonal and community levels among adults living on Mississippi Gulf Coast. Survey data on 310 adults from three coastal counties was analysed. Bivariate analyses and multiple logistic regression analyses were performed to determine correlates and predictors of loneliness and depression. Bivariate analyses showed that loneliness was correlated with marital status, ...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Choi H, Brazeal M, Duggirala L, Lee J Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

From darkness to light: Barriers and facilitators to mental health recovery in the South African context.
CONCLUSION: Barriers and facilitators to recovery seemed to have both intrapersonal and external sources that intersect at times. Recovery needs to be supported at an individual level, especially through an under-utilised resource such as peer support work, but in conjunction with the development of recovery-enabling environments in services and communities in South Africa. PMID: 33307927 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: de Wet A, Pretorius C Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

COVID-19 and mental health challenges among the hijra people in Bangladesh.
PMID: 33307965 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sifat RI Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Current status and associated factors of psychological resilience among the Chinese residents during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
CONCLUSION: Health service policy makers in many countries should adopt relevant measures to improve the psychological resilience of residents during the pandemic. This includes short-term aggressive treatment, strengthening health education, and improving the awareness of residents with respect to emergency health policies. In addition, the financial status, health levels, and risk management capabilities of residents should be increased over the long term. PMID: 33300397 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Shen X, Li Y, Feng J, Lu Z, Tian K, Gan Y Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

World of Change: Reflections within an educational and health care perspective in a time with COVID-19.
CONCLUSION: In the process of developing understanding and recognition, competence built on self-understanding is central for helping form health professionals into 'wise practitioners'. It is concluded that the existential implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, paradoxically, may direct many people's awareness to a more sensitive, resonant, attitude towards the other. For some, this may produce a more humanized world and perception of others. Within this perspective the arts may help us develop self-understanding and recognition of 'the other'. PMID: 33300401 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Internati...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Damsgaard JB, Phoenix A Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Psychological impact of fear-based messages in context of COVID 19.
PMID: 33300407 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Swami MK, Gupta T Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Risk and protective factors for comorbidity of PTSD, depression, and anxiety among Somali refugees in Kenya.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings revealed the high CMD comorbidity prevalence with differential effects of trauma and psychosocial factors on individual or comorbid mental disorders. This study suggests a need for transdiagnostic approaches that cut across Western diagnostic boundaries and consider culturally responsive and relevant items for mental health measures. PMID: 33300411 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Im H, Swan LE, Warsame AH, Isse MM Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Factors associated with mental health outcomes among health care workers in the Fangcang shelter hospital in China.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Faced with surging infections and considering that 80% of cases were mild and moderate, the city government transformed stadiums and exhibition centers into the Fangcang shelter hospitals (temporary treatment centers) in Wuhan. AIM: The aims of this study were to evaluate psychological impact on health care workers in the Fangcang shelter hospitals and analyze potential risk factors associated with these symptoms, including PTSS, symptoms of anxiety, depression, insomnia, and perceived stress. METHODS: This cross-sectional study used an online survey to assess mental health problems ...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Gu Y, Zhu Y, Xu G Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

A meta-analysis of the problematic social media use and mental health.
CONCLUSIONS: The magnitude of the correlations between problematic SM use and mental health indicators can generalize across most moderator conditions. PMID: 33295241 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Huang C Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Family perception of the symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder patient and the family accommodation.
do LA Abstract BACKGROUND: Family members tend to modify their routine by assisting or participating in the patient's rituals. These behaviors have been identified as family accommodation (FA). AIMS: The aim of this study was to describe the relationship between family accommodation of relatives of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) patients and their perceptions about the obsessions and compulsions of the patient. METHOD: This was a cross-sectional study with family members of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in a Southern Brazilian city. The family perception of the OCD symptoms and their accommodation w...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: de Matos MB, Pires AJ, Trettim JP, Scholl CC, Tabeleão VP, Stigger RS, Rubin BB, Molina ML, Pinheiro RT, Quevedo LA Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Phone-based outpatients' follow-up in mental health centers during the COVID-19 quarantine.
CONCLUSIONS: This study confirmed the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on mental health of people suffering from psychiatric disorders and may also add evidence on the employment of digital psychiatry in the current pandemic. PMID: 33295245 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Gentile A, Torales J, O'Higgins M, Figueredo P, Castaldelli-Maia JM, De Berardis D, Petito A, Bellomo A, Ventriglio A Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Social representation of abuse of persons with severe mental illness in Jakiri, Cameroon: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: A misconception of mental illness was the major underlying factor for the abuse of persons with mental illness. PMID: 33292034 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tanyuy CB, Aguocha CM, Nwefoh EC, Wankam MG Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Socio-economic inequalities in social network, loneliness and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CONCLUSION: As a novel stressor associated with the pandemic, the situational and involuntary perception of being at risk of COVID-19 may be stimulating anxiety and depressive symptomatology, which will need to be managed effectively as resurgences of the disease are predicted and communicated to the general public under growing mistrust and uncertainty. PMID: 33287610 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jaspal R, Breakwell GM Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Evolution of intersectional perceived discrimination and internalized stigma during COVID-19 lockdown among the general population in Spain.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings indicate the factors that need to be considered to reduce the perception of discrimination and the internalization of stigma, and their detrimental consequences, during an especially stressful event such as the current pandemic outbreak. PMID: 33274660 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ugidos C, López-Gómez A, Castellanos MÁ, Saiz J, González-Sanguino C, Ausín B, Muñoz M Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Fear of childbirth amid COVID-19 in India: Neglected aspect of maternal mental health.
PMID: 33274682 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Saha R, Jungari S Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

The impact of trauma, substance abuse, and psychiatric illness on suicidal and self-harm behaviours in a cohort of migrant detainees: An observational, prospective study.
CONCLUSIONS: Migrants in custody who experienced trauma in the post-migration period, attempt SSHB seven times more frequently than those without traumas at any time. War trauma and post-migration trauma due to exposure to violence seem to be more strongly associated with SSHB, also controlling for psychiatric diagnosis, ongoing psychopharmacological therapy and substance abuse. Further research and possible intervention programs should focus on addressing post-migration living-difficulties. PMID: 33269641 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marchi M, Artoni C, Longo F, Magarini FM, Aprile G, Reggianini C, Florio D, De Fazio GL, Galeazzi GM, Ferrari S Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Perceived health, adversity, and posttraumatic stress disorder in Syrian and Iraqi refugees.
DISCUSSION: Findings suggest that refugees' perception regarding adversity of violence, armed conflict, and flight may contribute to perceived health, with a moderating role of clinically significant symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, and depression. PMID: 33269642 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Javanbakht A, Grasser LR, Kim S, Arfken CL, Nugent N Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Do online media adhere to the responsible suicide reporting guidelines? A cross sectional study from India.
CONCLUSION: Measures are required to implement reporting recommendations in the framework of a national suicide prevention strategy. PMID: 33251923 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - November 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Raj S, Ghosh A, Sharma B, Goel S Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Letter to Editor regarding 'COVID-19 pandemic lockdown: An emotional health perspective of Indians on Twitter'.
PMID: 33243054 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - November 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Singh RK, Chawla N, Chadda RK Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Self-stigma in patients with major depressive disorder: An exploratory study from India.
CONCLUSION: Stigma due to having depression acts as a barrier to vocational & social integration and functional recovery. Concealment of the diagnosis of depression is itself barrier for help seeking and to receiving appropriate treatment. Small sample size and adopting the purposive sampling method are the limitations of the study. PMID: 33243067 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - November 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Patra BN, Patil V, Balhara YPS, Khandelwal SK Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Hikikomori Risk Inventory (HRI-24): A new instrument for evaluating Hikikomori in both Eastern and Western countries.
CONCLUSIONS: The HRI-24 might be used in future studies in both Western and Eastern countries to shed light on the features of this clinical disorder in different cultures. This will allow the development of culture-sensitive preventive and clinical interventions. PMID: 33238782 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - November 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Loscalzo Y, Nannicini C, Huai-Ching Liu IT, Giannini M Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Meditation as a psychosocial intervention: Need of the hour.
PMID: 33233985 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - November 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Vinod K, Shree Raksha B, Rashmi A, Shivarama V, Gangadhar BN Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

The mediating role of knowledge on the contact and stigma of mental illness in Hong Kong.
CONCLUSION: Enhancement of contact may increase understanding toward people with mental illness (PMI) and diminish stigmatizing attitudes and behaviors. Although prejudicial attitudes may be reduced by broadening mental health knowledge, increasing knowledge only might not ameliorate discriminatory behaviors. Future research should test mediators on contact and stigma by using longitudinal data. PMID: 33231134 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - November 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fang Q, Zhang TM, Wong YLI, Yau YY, Li XH, Li J, Chui CHK, Tse S, Chan CL, Chen EYH, Ran MS Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Role of nation's culture on COVID-19 prevention.
PMID: 33222578 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - November 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Mohseni M, Mousavi Isfahani H, Fardid M, Asadi H, Hasoumi M, Azami-Aghdash S Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Psycho-education on racism: Psychiatry's role and responsibility in dismantling institutional racism.
PMID: 33225784 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - November 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ben-Cheikh I Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

The relationship between social and environmental factors and symptom severity in the seriously mentally ill population.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The goal of this article is to investigate the relationship of psychiatric symptom severity with internalised stigma, neighbourhood environment, and social support among individuals with serious mental illness. METHOD: Using a longitudinal study design we examined the relationship between psychiatric symptom severity with internalised stigma, neighbourhood environment, and social support among 271 adults with serious mental illness recruited from new admissions to two urban mental health clinics. RESULTS: After controlling for demographics increased stigma levels predicted greater sy...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - November 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Von Mach T, Rodriguez K, Mojtabai R, Spivak S, Eaton WW, Cullen BA Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Burdens in mental health recovery: Causal beliefs and their relation to stigma and help seeking recommendations.
CONCLUSION: This study highlights the importance of causal beliefs in affecting public stigma and help seeking recommendations. PMID: 33203313 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - November 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Colman L, Delaruelle K, Luypaert C, Verniest R, Bracke P Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Women health: Psychological and most prominent somatic problems in 3-year follow-up in Bosnian refugees.
CONCLUSION: Our findings indicate the importance of gender and education on mental and physical health of people exposed to warrelated trauma. Long term health monitoring and programs, especially related to women's health are needed in order to avoid lasting consequences. PMID: 33183154 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - November 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sarajlić Vuković I, Jovanović N, Džubur Kulenović A, Britvić D, Mollica RF Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Psychological response of children to home confinement during COVID-19: A qualitative arts-based research.
CONCLUSIONS: The children exhibited a strong feeling of distress, loneliness, and fear during the COVID-19 outbreak. This has implications for mental health care. PMID: 33183155 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - November 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Abdulah DM, Abdulla BMO, Liamputtong P Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

COVID-19 school closure and adolescent mental health in sub-Saharan Africa.
PMID: 33176525 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - November 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Oppong Asante K, Quarshie EN, Andoh-Arthur J Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Refugee status is associated with double the odds of psychological distress in mid-to-late life: Findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.
Abstract Psychological distress is associated with a range of negative outcomes including lower quality of life and an increased risk of premature all-cause mortality. The prevalence of, and factors associated with, psychological distress among middle-aged and older Canadians are understudied. Using the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) baseline data, this study examined factors associated with psychological distress among adults between 45 and 85 years, including refugee status and a wide range of sociodemographic, health-related and social support characteristics. Psychological distress was measured by...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - November 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tong H, Lung Y, Lin SL, Kobayashi KM, Davison KM, Agbeyaka S, Fuller-Thomson E Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Occupational stress, mental health, and self-efficacy among community mental health workers: A cross-sectional study during COVID-19 pandemic.
CONCLUSION: The potential cumulative effect of occupation stress suggested that reasonable job assignment and organisational support are necessary safeguards for CMHWs. PMID: 33176527 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - November 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sun Y, Song H, Liu H, Mao F, Sun X, Cao F Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research