Sorana C. Iancu

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BACKGROUND Anxiety disorders are associated with substantial functional limitations but the course of functioning following symptom remission remains largely unknown. METHOD Using data from the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA), we examined the 2-year trajectories of functioning in participants with chronic (n = 586) or remitting anxiety(More)
BACKGROUND This paper assesses the impact of a counselling intervention on reducing leprosy-related stigma in Cirebon District, Indonesia. The unique features of this intervention are its rights-based approach, the underlying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model, the three types of counselling and the lay and peer counsellors who were involved. (More)
Psychiatric rehabilitation supports individuals with mental disorders to acquire the skills needed for independent lives in communities. This article assesses the potential of outsourcing psychiatric rehabilitation by analysing care farm services in the Netherlands. Service characteristics were analysed across 214 care farms retrieved from a national(More)
OBJECTIVE Barriers to international Ebola preparedness may be elucidated by identifying heterogeneities in arguments to invest in countermeasures during "peace time." METHODS For each patent family (related patent documents that differed only by limited alterations to the same invention) concerning Ebola and published until the end of 2014 the oldest(More)
Psychiatric services aim to help people with mental disorders improve their health and to facilitate their full integration and participation in society. Social integration has been defined as ‘a process, unfolding over time, through which (people with mental disorders) increasingly develop and exercise their capacities for connectedness and citizenship’(More)
PURPOSE Farms are increasingly used in mental healthcare. This study aimed to systematically review the evidence on the effectiveness of farm-based interventions for patients with mental disorders. METHODS Controlled and uncontrolled studies of farm-based interventions were included. Within- and between group effect sizes were calculated. Qualitative data(More)
PURPOSE Mental health services increasingly incorporate the vision of recovery. This qualitative study analysed and compared experiences of recovery on prevocational services, in order to assess if users make progress towards recovery, relative to a staged recovery model. METHOD Data were collected through semi-structured interviews with participants on(More)
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