Tag Archives: mental health

Lessons From Analyzing the Medical Costs of Civilian Terror Victims: Planning Resources…

Policy Points: Across the globe, the threat from terrorist attacks is rising, which requires a careful assessment of long-term medical support.

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Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and maternal depressive…

Publication date: January 2018 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 197 Author(s): Rachel S.

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Child sex trafficking in the United States: Challenges for the healthcare provider

by V. Jordan Greenbaum V. Jordan Greenbaum discusses ways healthcare providers can identify children trafficked for sex to provide for their physical and mental health and their social and educational needs.

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Situational analysis to inform development of primary care and community-based mental health…

Nepal is representative of Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC) with limited availability of mental health services in rural areas, in which the majority of the population resides.

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Addressing culture and context in humanitarian response: preparing desk reviews to inform…

Delivery of effective mental health and psychosocial support programs requires knowledge of existing health systems and socio-cultural context.

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Green space and cognitive ageing: A retrospective life course analysis in the Lothian Birth…

Publication date: January 2018 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 196 Author(s): Mark P.C.

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Bringing urban governance back in: Neighborhood conflicts and depression

Publication date: January 2018 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 196 Author(s): Qiang Fu Urban governance and its impact on contentious politics have received remarkably little attention in existing studies on mental health.

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HIV prevalence and behavioral and psychosocial factors among transgender women and cisgender…

by Tonia Poteat, Benjamin Ackerman, Daouda Diouf, Nuha Ceesay, Tampose Mothopeng, Ky-Zerbo Odette, Seni Kouanda, Henri Gautier Ouedraogo, Anato Simplice, Abo Kouame, Zandile Mnisi, Gift Trapence, L. Leigh Ann van der Merwe, Vicente Jumbe, Stefan Baral Introduction Sub-Saharan Africa bears more than two-thirds of the worldwide burden of HIV; however, data among transgender women from the region are sparse. Transgender women across the world face significant vulnerability to HIV. This analysis aimed to assess HIV prevalence as well as psychosocial and behavioral drivers of HIV infection among transgender women compared with cisgender (non-transgender) men who have sex with men (cis-MSM) in 8 sub-Saharan African countries. Methods and findings Respondent-driven sampling targeted cis-MSM for enrollment

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Associations between the structural and functional aspects of social relations and poor mental…

Social relations influence mental health through different pathways.

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The fights we lose

Dear friend, I know we lost touch when I left Kyrgyzstan, because our particular kinds of social awkwardness intersected in not-useful ways. I know we weren’t super close, and our [ read more brave ]

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Interventions to increase use of services; Mental Health Awareness in Nigeria

Mental health services in Nigeria consist mainly of large government psychiatric hospitals and there are very few mental health professionals to serve the large population of the country.

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Psychiatrists role in primary health care in Greece: findings from a quantitative study

Although the need for integration of mental health services into primary care is well established little has been done.

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Silence is deadly: a cluster-randomised controlled trial of a mental health help-seeking…

Young men are consistently less likely to seek help for mental health problems than their female peers.

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The impact of Medicare Part D on cognitive functioning at older ages

Publication date: November 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 193 Author(s): Tae-Young Pak, GwanSeon Kim Research has shown that the establishment of Medicare prescription drug benefit in 2006 leads to improvement in medication adherence and mortality outcomes.

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