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

Self-silencing and women's health: A review.
This article presents a critical review of relevant articles. These articles have used the self-silencing theory as an explanation of women's higher vulnerability to certain diseases as well as their experience with them. Self-silencing has been found to explain the gender gap in psychiatric disorders like depression, eating disorders and so on. It also influences the resilience and therapeutic effects among female patients with chronic conditions such as cancer, AIDS and so on. Moreover, self-silencing has also been found to be associated with women's health issues such as pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder. The present stu...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Maji S, Dixit S Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

'They love me, but they don't understand me': Family support and stigmatisation of mental health service users in Gujarat, India.
CONCLUSIONS:: Families act both as sources of support and stigmatisation. Education needs are considerable, while the need for peer support for families and resources to aid families in supporting people with mental health conditions are also important considerations. PMID: 30518280 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - December 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Mahomed F, Stein MA, Chauhan A, Pathare S Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Association between social media use (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) and depressive symptoms: Are Twitter users at higher risk?
CONCLUSION:: Excessive social media use is associated with depressive symptoms in university students, being more prominent in those who prefer the use of Twitter over Facebook and Instagram. PMID: 30497315 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - November 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jeri-Yabar A, Sanchez-Carbonel A, Tito K, Ramirez-delCastillo J, Torres-Alcantara A, Denegri D, Carreazo Y Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Expressed emotion and socio-demographic and clinical factors in families of Brazilian patients with schizophrenia.
CONCLUSION:: This is the first study in the Brazilian cultural context that evaluates EE components and related factors on families of patients with schizophrenia. Other studies concerning EE on different cultural contexts and possible interventions must be carried out to help health professionals to improve patient and family care. PMID: 30488742 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - November 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Zanetti ACG, Vedana KGG, Pereira CCM, de Azevedo Marques JM, da Silva AHS, Martin IDS, Dantas RAS, de Souza J, Galera SAF, Gherardi-Donato ECDS Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Preferences in Information Processing and suicide: Results from a young adult health survey in the United Kingdom.
CONCLUSION:: The SBQ-R is an appropriate tool for UK young adult suicide research. NFA and NFC demonstrated potential for inclusion in young adult suicide prevention programming. Further research is needed to fully evaluate the PIP model of suicide and effectiveness of proposed theory-based approaches to suicide prevention. PMID: 30488744 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - November 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Cramer RJ, Rasmussen S, Webber WB, Sime VL, Haile C, McFadden C, McManus MC Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Experience of stigma among mental health service users in Hong Kong: Are there changes between 2001 and 2017?
Abstract BACKGROUND:: Public expenditure on mental health education has grown exponentially in the past two decades. Does the experience of stigma among people with mental health problems improve over time? Our study aims to compare the levels of perceived stigmatization, rejection experiences and stigma-coping among mental health service users in Hong Kong between 2001 and 2017 using longitudinal and repeated cross-sectional study design. METHOD:: The baseline survey was completed by 193 psychiatric outpatients in 2001. They were traced for re-assessment in 2017. Another sample of 193 outpatients matched in ...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - November 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Chung KF, Tse S, Lee CT, Wong MM, Chan WM Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Food insecurity, mental distress and suicidal ideation in rural Africa: Evidence from Nigeria, Uganda and Ghana.
CONCLUSIONS:: Mental distress and suicidal ideation were highly prevalent in three settings of extreme poverty across all groups, in ways that were not always consistent with the global literature. These findings suggest that more research is needed in to better understand the social etiology of mental distress in sub-Saharan Africa. PMID: 30479180 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - November 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sweetland AC, Norcini Pala A, Mootz J, Kao JC, Carlson C, Oquendo MA, Cheng B, Belkin G, Wainberg M Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Suicidal ideation in gay adolescents in the context of cultural stigma and criminalized homosexuality in Sri Lanka.
PMID: 30477379 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - November 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Chandradasa M Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Providing mental health peer support 2: Relationships with empowerment, hope, recovery, quality of life and internalised stigma.
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE:: An accumulation of personal costs may result in reduced quality of life; however, costs can be minimised by organisations. Limitations of the research are discussed and recommendations for future research are made including the need for longitudinal research. PMID: 30417721 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - November 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Burke EM, Pyle M, Machin K, Morrison AP Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Do you let me symptomatize? The potential role of cultural values in cross-national variability of mental disorders' prevalence.
CONCLUSION:: Our findings might function as potential foundation for formulating hypotheses regarding the cultural context's influence on the population's mental health. PMID: 30417725 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - November 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kapitány-Fövény M, Richman MJ, Demetrovics Z, Sulyok M Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Supported housing for persons with serious mental illness and personal recovery: What do families think?
CONCLUSION:: This is one of the first studies to report family perspectives on the role of supported housing in their loved one's recovery processes - both strengths and weaknesses. PMID: 30411663 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - November 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Piat M, Seida K Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Childhood determinants for early psychiatric disability pension: A 10-year follow-up study of the 1987 Finnish Birth Cohort.
CONCLUSION:: Childhood determinants were related to the risk of psychiatric disability pension before the age of 25. The risk factors varied by the diagnosis of the disability pension. Using knowledge of this study's risk factors should enable the identification of adolescents and young adults in general population and especially in the mental health care population who are at greatest risk of receipt of psychiatric disability pension. PMID: 30394811 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - November 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Merikukka M, Ristikari T, Tuulio-Henriksson A, Gissler M, Laaksonen M Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Network-based and cohesion-based social capital and variations in depressive symptoms among Taiwanese adults.
CONCLUSION:: The findings suggest that the relationship between social capital and depressive symptoms in Taiwan differs according to the specific dimension of social capital assessed. Differentiating between network- and cohesion-based social capital merits greater attention to inform our understanding of building social capital to promote and improve mental health outcomes. PMID: 30375248 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - October 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Wu YH, White K, Fleischer NL, Cai B, Chen SC, Moore S Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Psychiatrists' views on different types of advance statements in mental health care in Germany.
CONCLUSION:: The findings suggest that increasing the support structures available to train physicians and inform patients could lead to increased adoption of advance statements. PMID: 30370816 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - October 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Gieselmann A, Simon A, Vollmann J, Schöne-Seifert B Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Associations between personal social capital and depressive symptoms: Evidence from a probability sample of urban residents in China.
CONCLUSION: The protective effect of social capital for mental health reported in other countries is also evident in this study. In addition, we found a positive association between negative social capital and depression. In addition to adding new knowledge, findings of this study, if verified with longitudinal design, can be used to support social and behavioral interventions in China to promote mental health by social capital enhancement. PMID: 30270697 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Chen X, Gao M, Xu Y, Wang Y, Li S Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Healing the heart of recovery.
This article reports one aspect of the results of a broader exploration, through a service user lens, of aspects of place that facilitate healing in mental health care, with a resulting conceptualisation of healing. METHOD: The research material comprised the author's historical writings of her experience of mental illness and recovery and in-depth individual interviews with 10 mental health service users. Analysed thematically, emerging ideas were further developed through an autoethnographically informed, reflexive and iterative process. RESULTS: Healing is necessary when there has been a disruption of integrit...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - August 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Liggins J Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

The impact of fibromyalgia syndrome and the role of comorbidity with mood and post-traumatic stress disorder in worsening the quality of life.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim is to measure the association between fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mood and anxiety disorders using reliable psychiatric diagnoses according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.; DSM-IV) and with a case-control design. METHODS: Case-control study with cases (71 consecutive female patients with FMS) and controls (284 subjects without FMS), randomly drawn after a gender- and age-matching technique from the database of an epidemiological survey. Psychiatric diagnoses were conducted according to DSM-IV and carried ...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - August 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Carta MG, Moro MF, Pinna FL, Testa G, Cacace E, Ruggiero V, Piras M, Romano F, Minerba L, Machado S, Freire RC, Nardi AE, Sancassiani F Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Poverty matters: Cannabis use among people with serious mental illness: Findings from the United States survey on drug use and health, 2015.
CONCLUSION: The magnitude of the association between SMI and cannabis use is influenced by poverty status. More research on potential mediators like income inequality and impoverished social capital is needed. PMID: 30132359 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - August 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Carrà G, Bartoli F, Riboldi I, Trotta G, Crocamo C Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Urban public parks and mental health in adult women: Mediating and moderating factors.
CONCLUSION: Our results confirm the potential of public parks to improve mental health and suggest that this effect could be more important at some stages in the life course for women. The upper-middle-income, Latin American country setting adds to the current knowledge that is mostly based on high-income countries. PMID: 30112960 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - August 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bojorquez I, Ojeda-Revah L Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Association between socioeconomic attainments and suicidal ideation by age groups in Korea.
CONCLUSIONS: The information about suicidal ideation was obtained from only one question of self-response, which limits the validity of the suicidal ideation measurement. The cross-sectional setting of the data prevents us from estimating causal relationships. Nevertheless, the findings imply that age-specific policy should be implemented to ameliorate differential risk for suicidal ideation and benefit public mental health in the long run. PMID: 30084278 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - August 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kim J, Yoon SY Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Micro-migration: Global domestic intergenerational cultural conflict.
PMID: 30084287 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - August 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Halbreich U Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Caregiver depression: The contributing role of depression in patients, stigma, social support and religiosity.
This study aims to determine the rate of depression among caregivers of person with depression and its psychosocial correlates, which include stigma, perceived social support, religious commitment and the severity of the patient's symptoms. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 165 patients diagnosed with MDD using the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (M.I.N.I.) together with their caregivers. Apart from gathering social demographic data, patients were administered the 16-item Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology-Self-Rated Version (QIDS-SR 16), whereas the caregivers were required ...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - August 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Chai YC, Mahadevan R, Ng CG, Chan LF, Md Dai F Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Resignation syndrome in hidden tears and silences.
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Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - August 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Santiago ISD, Freitas Neta MSB, de Barros JCD, Landim JMM, Arrais TMSN, de Sousa DF, Cruz TO, Cintra Júnior DF, Dias JB, Lima NNR, Rolim Neto ML Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Can destination harbors be the start for a new destiny? The psychic pain of refugees.
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Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - August 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rolim Neto ML, Sousa JR, Gonçalves FDS, Justino CVDS, Vieira JA, Neto JBS, Dos Santos VG Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Disability and socio-economic impact of mental disorders in the state of Punjab, India: Findings from national mental health survey, 2015-2016.
CONCLUSION: Mental illness causes disability in the individual and has tremendous socio-economic impact on the family, incapacitating a family's productivity to a large extent and thus affecting the society. PMID: 30067103 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - August 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Chavan BS, Das S, Garg R, Puri S, Banavaram AB Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Political attitudes as predictors of the multiple dimensions of mental health stigma.
CONCLUSION: Right-wing authoritarianism predicts various dimensions of mental health stigma, but more research is needed to determine the theoretical underpinnings. These current findings may guide research in this area and be used to target a variety of conservative audiences for stigma reduction. PMID: 30051764 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - July 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: DeLuca JS, Vaccaro J, Seda J, Yanos PT Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Review: Brain, mind and the interbrain Loveday Catherine , The brain: What it does, how it works & how it affects behavior . London, England : Andre Deutsch , 2018 . ISBN 9780233005454 ; 192 pp., £9.99 pbk . Siegel Daniel J , Mind: A journey to the heart of being human . New York, NY : W. W. Norton , 2017 . ISBN 9780393710533 ; 378 pp., £20 hdbk . Tantam Digby , The interbrain: embodied connections versus common knowledge . London, England; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley , 2018 . ISBN 9781849054768 ; 389 pp., £25 hdbk . Scheinbaum Angeline Close , The dark side of social media: A consumer psychology perspective . Abingdon, UK : Routledge , 2017 . ISBN 9781138052567 ; 270 pp., £40.99 pbk .
Review: Brain, mind and the interbrain Loveday Catherine , The brain: What it does, how it works & how it affects behavior . London, England : Andre Deutsch , 2018 . ISBN 9780233005454 ; 192 pp., £9.99 pbk . Siegel Daniel J , Mind: A journey to the heart of being human . New York, NY : W. W. Norton , 2017 . ISBN 9780393710533 ; 378 pp., £20 hdbk . Tantam Digby , The interbrain: embodied connections versus common knowledge . London, England; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley , 2018 . ISBN 9781849054768 ; 389 pp., £25 hdbk . Scheinbaum Angeline Close , The dark side of social media: A consumer psychol...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - July 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Guha M Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Life events and depressive symptoms among pregnant women in India: Moderating role of resilience and social support.
This study is part of a prospective cohort study on perinatal mental health in an urban antenatal clinic, which included 589 women recruited in the first and early second trimester. Participants were administered the Life Events Checklist adapted from the Social Readjustment Rating Scale by the authors to assess life events; Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale-10 to assess depression and resilience, respectively. The relationship between life events (12 months prior to the time of assessment) and antenatal depression and the moderating role of resilience and social suppor...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - July 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kishore MT, Satyanarayana V, Ananthanpillai ST, Desai G, Bhaskarapillai B, Thippeswamy H, Chandra PS Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Stigma associated with mental illness and its treatment in the Arab culture: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: A large diversity in the stigmatizing beliefs, actions and attitudes toward treatment of mental illness within the Arab population were identified. The influence of cultural variations on stigma should be explored further and used to tailor anti-stigma interventions in this population. PMID: 30019976 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - July 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Zolezzi M, Alamri M, Shaar S, Rainkie D Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

The impact of affective symptoms on personal recovery of patients with severe mental illness.
CONCLUSION: The association between affective symptoms and personal recovery in patients with SMI implies that treatment of affective symptoms may advance personal recovery, and/or support of personal recovery may improve mood, whereas focussing on treatment of psychotic symptoms might not be the key to personal recovery. More research is needed to elucidate causal interrelations. PMID: 29992846 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - July 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Van Eck RM, Burger TJ, Schenkelaars M, Vellinga A, de Koning MB, Schirmbeck F, Kikkert M, Dekker J, de Haan L Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Impact of oil recession on community mental health service utilization in an oil sands mining region in Canada.
CONCLUSION: This study provides a comprehensive description of longitudinal patterns of mental health service utilization before and during a recession. The findings provide important evidence for policy and planning decisions to encourage resource allocation to help promote accessibility of the most needed community mental health resources. PMID: 29966476 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - July 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ritchie A, Hrabok M, Igwe O, Omeje J, Ogunsina O, Ambrosano L, Corbett S, Juhás M, Agyapong VI Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Media reporting of suicide and adherence to media guidelines.
CONCLUSION: Overall, adherence to media guidelines on reporting suicide in Ireland improved in certain key areas from September 2009 until December 2012. Nonetheless, important challenges remain. Increased monitoring by media monitoring agencies, regulators and government departments is required. Implementation should be conducted using a pro-active approach and form part of the curriculum of journalists and editors. The inclusion of guidelines for the reporting of suicidal behaviour in press codes of conduct for journalists warrants consideration. PMID: 29972096 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Intern...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - July 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: McTernan N, Spillane A, Cully G, Cusack E, O'Reilly T, Arensman E Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Cultural responses towards the aftermath of suicide among the Acholi in Northern Uganda.
CONCLUSION: Distancing was organized into two broad themes: affect regulation and securing future generations. It is recommended that public health interventions should utilize cultural institutions in the prevention of suicide. PMID: 29963938 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Mugisha J, Muyinda H, Hjelmeland H, Kinyanda E, Vancampfort D, Knizek BL Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

How the West can help to develop mental health services in resource-limited settings.
PMID: 29952238 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Chandradasa M, Rathnayake LC Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

The impact of motives for Facebook use on Facebook addiction among ordinary users in Jordan.
CONCLUSION: Among these six motives, escapism and passing time, exhibitionism and companionship, and relationships maintenance were the strong predictors of Facebook addiction. PMID: 29939103 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Alzougool B Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Pathways to care among psychiatric outpatients in a tertiary mental health institution in Singapore.
CONCLUSION: Findings suggest the determinants of the pathways to first contact and duration of untreated illness included diagnosis, ethnicity, marital status and family initiating the first contact. The pathways adopted by these participants need to be kept in mind for planning mental health programmes. PMID: 29947273 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jeyagurunathan A, Abdin E, Shafie S, Wang P, Chang S, Ong HL, Abdul Rahman RF, Sagayadevan V, Samari E, Chua YC, Vaingankar JA, Verma SK, Wei KC, Chong SA, Subramaniam M Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

The experiences of Turkish families caring for individuals with Schizophrenia: A qualitative inquiry.
CONCLUSIONS: To reduce the burden, family therapies, education and psychological support should be provided for families, and job opportunities, long-term caregiving services and psychological support should be provided for individuals with schizophrenia. PMID: 29862853 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Attepe Özden S, Tuncay T Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

The association of 'self-monitoring' with depression in help-seeking Facebook users.
CONCLUSION: The utility of self-monitoring in interventions for depression is worthy of investigation. Moreover, the assessment of self-monitoring may offer insights into clients' social skills, motivation and self-awareness. PMID: 29852812 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Twomey C, O'Reilly G Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Social support and clinical and functional outcome in people with schizophrenia.
CONCLUSION: The results confirm SS as a protective factor in the evolution of schizophrenia patients and enable the SS variables with the most explanatory power in their clinical and functional evolution to be identified. PMID: 29843538 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Vázquez Morejón AJ, León Rubio JM, Vázquez-Morejón R Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

Prevalence and correlates of major depression in Granada, Spain: Results from the Granad Σp study.
CONCLUSION: Prevalence of MDD in the Granada population is higher than expected. The effects of the financial crisis could be partially accountable for this excess in prevalence. Six variables were found to be independently associated with MDD. Association between female sex and depression may be partially explained by the confounding effect of neuroticism. PMID: 29843555 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Porras-Segovia A, Valmisa E, Gutiérrez B, Ruiz I, Rodríguez-Barranco M, Cervilla J Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research