Denise Razzouk

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BACKGROUND The aim of this paper is to assess the mental health system in Brazil in relation to the human resources and the services available to the population. METHODS The World Health Organization Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems (WHO AIMS) was recently applied in Brazil. This paper will analyse data on the following sections of the(More)
This paper provides guidance on the steps, obstacles and mistakes to avoid in the implementation of community mental health care. The document is intended to be of practical use and interest to psychiatrists worldwide regarding the development of community mental health care for adults with mental illness. The main recommendations are presented in relation(More)
Brazilian scientific output exhibited a 4-fold increase in the last two decades because of the stability of the investment in research and development activities and of changes in the policies of the main funding agencies. Most of this production is concentrated in public universities and research institutes located in the richest part of the country. Among(More)
OBJECTIVE To map mental health research capacity and resources in low-and-middle-income countries (LAMIC) for the years 1993-2003. METHOD Mental health researchers from 114 LAMIC in three continents were identified through their publications in two databases (Medline and PsycInfo) and from local grey literature. A questionnaire was developed and sent to(More)
Clinical decision support systems are useful tools for assisting physicians to diagnose complex illnesses. Schizophrenia is a complex, heterogeneous and incapacitating mental disorder that should be detected as early as possible to avoid a most serious outcome. These artificial intelligence systems might be useful in the early detection of schizophrenia(More)
UNLABELLED Abstract Background: The Schizophrenia Trial of Aripiprazole (STAR) showed superior efficacy for aripiprazole compared with atypical antipsychotic standard-of-care (SOC) for the community treatment of schizophrenia 1 based on the Investigator Assessment Questionnaire total score. OBJECTIVE To determine the cost-effectiveness of aripiprazole(More)
BACKGROUND The main aim of this study is to review the agenda for research priorities of mental health in Brazil. METHODOLOGY The first step was to gather 28 experts (22 researchers, five policy makers, and the coordinator) representing all mental health fields from different geographical areas of the country. Participants were asked to list what they(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the status of mental health research in 30 Latin American and Caribbean countries (LAC). METHOD Medline and PsycInfo databases were searched to identify the LAC authors. Their publications were classified according to the topic, type of research and target population studied. Scientific indicators of these countries were assessed in(More)
OBJECTIVE The prevalence and burden of mental disorders have been growing in Latin-American and the Caribbean countries and research is an important tool for changing this scenario. The objective of this paper is to describe the development of mental health research in Latin American and the Caribbean countries from 1995 to 2005. METHOD The indicators of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine reproductive rates among patients with schizophrenia who attended the outpatient clinic at the Universidade Federal de São Paulo. METHOD All patients with schizophrenia completed a semi-standardized questionnaire, and data from the Brazilian census was used for comparing population rates. RESULTS 167 patients completed the(More)