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Comparative efficacy and acceptability of 12 new-generation antidepressants: a multiple-treatments meta-analysis
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Clinically important differences exist between commonly prescribed antidepressants for both efficacy and acceptability in favour of escitalopram and sertraline, which might be the best choice when starting treatment for moderate to severe major depression in adults. Expand
How often do patients with psychosis fail to adhere to treatment programmes? A systematic review
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An overall estimate of treatment non-adherence in community psychiatric services is provided and factors associated with poor compliance included: lack of insight; positive symptoms; younger age; male gender; history of substance abuse; unemployment; and low social functioning. Expand
Definition and prevalence of severe and persistent mental illness
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The three-dimensional definition selects a small group of patients with SMI who have psychotic disorders, and the two-dimensional approach allows estimates of SMI prevalence rates which include all forms of mental disorder. Expand
Efficacy of the alcohol use disorders identification test as a screening tool for hazardous alcohol intake and related disorders in primary care: a validity study
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The alcohol use disorders identification test performs well in detecting subjects with formal alcohol disorders and those with hazardous alcohol intake, and these are recommended as questions of choice to screen patients for alcohol problems. Expand
Influence of perceived organisational factors on job burnout: survey of community mental health staff
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Improving the workplace atmosphere within psychiatric services should be one of the most important targets in staff burnout prevention strategies, and the potential benefits of such programmes may, in turn, have a favourable impact on patient outcomes. Expand
Components of a modern mental health service: a pragmatic balance of community and hospital care
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Both community and hospital services are necessary in all areas regardless of their level of resources, according to the additive and sequential stepped care model described here. Expand
Subthreshold psychiatric disorders in primary care: prevalence and associated characteristics.
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Because of the prevalence and associated characteristics of subthreshold disorders, primary care physicians should attach adequate importance to the patient's perceived poor health, distress and inability to fulfil daily tasks. Expand
Clinical interventions for treatment non-adherence in psychosis: Meta-analysis
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Systematic review and metaregression analysis of randomised controlled trials and controlled clinical trials were used to assess the efficacy of interventions to enhance adherence. Expand
Sex differences in the prevalence and detection of depressive and anxiety disorders in general health care settings: report from the World Health Organization Collaborative Study on Psychological
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The absence of a sex-by-center effect for current depression and agoraphobia or panic disorder is consistent with biological and psychosocial factors, either interacting or working alone, that have a similar final effect across cultures. Expand
The Mental Health Matrix: A Manual to Improve Services
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The matrix model as a pragmatic guide to improve services References Glossary Index. Expand
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