Réamonn Canavan

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BACKGROUND Providing mental health care to socially marginalized groups is a challenge. There is limited evidence on what form of mental health-care generic (i.e. not targeting a specific social group) and group-specific services provide to socially marginalized groups in Europe. AIM To describe the characteristics of services providing mental health care(More)
BACKGROUND Mental health problems are disproportionately higher amongst homeless people. Many barriers exist for homeless people with mental health problems in accessing treatment yet little research has been done on service provision and quality of care for this group. The aim of this paper is to assess current service provision and identify barriers to(More)
BACKGROUND Irregular migrants (IMs) are exposed to a wide range of risk factors for developing mental health problems. However, little is known about whether and how they receive mental health care across European countries. The aims of this study were (1) to identify barriers to mental health care for IMs, and (2) to explore ways by which these barriers(More)
We have investigated alterations in the nerve supply to the iris of aged rats and the role of endogenous nerve growth factor in these changes. The overall density of nerve fibres, and the density of calcitonin gene-related peptide containing sensory nerves, were decreased by over 20% on the aged iris, as measured by computerized image analysis on(More)
BACKGROUND Different service characteristics are known to influence mental health care delivery. Much less is known about the impact of contextual factors, such as the socioeconomic circumstances, on the provision of care to socially marginalized groups.The objectives of this work were to assess the organisational characteristics of services providing(More)
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