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The prevalence and socio‐demographic correlates of khat chewing in Butajira, Ethiopia
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Muslim religion, smoking and high educational level showed strong association with daily khat chewing, and the prevalence of current use was 50%. Expand
Perception of stigma among family members of individuals with schizophrenia and major affective disorders in rural Ethiopia
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Stigma was found to be a common problem, with few differences between socio-demographic groups or between types of mental disorder, with common beliefs about causes differ from those held by professionals. Expand
Khat and alcohol use and risky sex behaviour among in-school and out-of-school youth in Ethiopia
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The use of Khat and alcohol and other substances is significantly and independently associated with risky sexual behaviour among Ethiopian youths. Expand
Mental health policy development in Africa.
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Every country must formulate a mental health policy based on its own social and cultural realities, which must take into account the scope of mental health problems, provide proven and affordable interventions, safeguard patients' rights, and ensure equity. Expand
Detecting perinatal common mental disorders in Ethiopia: validation of the self-reporting questionnaire and Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale.
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The SRQ-20 was superior to EPDS across all domains for evaluating cultural equivalence and showed validity as a dimensional measure of perinatal CMD in this rural, low-income setting. Expand
Impact of antenatal common mental disorders upon perinatal outcomes in Ethiopia: the P‐MaMiE population‐based cohort study
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The impact of antenatal psychosocial stressors, including maternal common mental disorders (CMD), upon low birth weight, stillbirth and neonatal mortality, and other perinatal outcomes in rural Ethiopia is examined. Expand
Detecting postnatal common mental disorders in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: validation of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and Kessler Scales.
TLDR
The EPDS, K6 and K10 all demonstrated acceptable clinical utility as screening scales for postnatal CMD in an urban setting in Ethiopia and the marked urban-rural difference in EPDS performance within Ethiopia highlights the difficulty of applying urban-validated instruments to rural settings in LAMIC. Expand
Outcome of major depression in Ethiopia
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Major depression was associated with mortality and disability and those with residual symptoms remained disabled and help-seeking was unusual. Expand
WPA guidance on steps, obstacles and mistakes to avoid in the implementation of community mental health care
TLDR
The main recommendations are presented in relation to: the need for coordinated policies, plans and programmes, the requirement to scale up services for whole populations, the importance of promoting community awareness about mental illness to increase levels of help-seeking and how to most effectively harness the experience of users, families, and other advocates. Expand
Prevalence of mental and behavioural disorders in Ethiopian children.
TLDR
The study shows that specific mental and behavioural disorders in children in Butajira district, southern Ethiopia are significant public health problems. Expand
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