Tag archive for Mental health

Extreme weather events in developing countries and related injuries and mental health disorders – a systematic review

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There is an increased burden of psychological diseases and injury due to extreme weather events. This finding needs to be incorporated into activities of prevention, preparedness and general health care of those developing countries increasingly experiencing extreme weather events.
Due to …

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A systematic review of the international disaster case management literature in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

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As the prospects for more mega-disasters like Hurricane Katrina loom for the future, it is clear that better linkages between the international social work and emergency management communities will be needed, not only to improve disaster recovery outcomes, but also to …

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Sexual and gender-based violence in areas of armed conflict: a systematic review of mental health and psychosocial support interventions

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This review tentatively suggests beneficial effects of mental health and psychosocial interventions for this population, and show feasibility of evaluation and implementation of such interventions in real-life settings through partnerships with humanitarian organizations.
Sexual and other forms of gender-based violence are common …

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Secondary Stressors and Extreme Events and Disasters: A Systematic Review of Primary Research from 2010-2011

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The review findings from non-randomised studies published between 2010 and 2011 identified categories of secondary stressors such as economic stressors, health related stressors, loss of physical possessions and resources, health-related stressors, stress relating to education and schooling, stress arising from media …

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A systematic review of the effectiveness of mental health promotion interventions for young people in low and middle income countries 

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Interventions promoting the mental health of young people can be implemented effectively in Low Middle Income Countries (LMIC) school and community settings with moderate to strong evidence of their impact on both positive and negative mental health outcomes. Findings from school-based …

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The methods and outcomes of cultural adaptations of psychological treatments for depressive disorders: a systematic review

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Psychological Treatments (PTs) are effective in the treatment of depressive disorders in populations other than those for whom they were originally developed.
Adapting evidence-based psychological treatments to incorporate elements that are contextually relevant and meaningful in the culture in which they …

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World Trade Center Disaster Exposure-Related Probable Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among Responders and Civilians: A Meta-Analysis

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Probable posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) stands out as one of the major syndromes that appears to have endured over the decade following the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster in New York Metropolitan area. One could hypothesize that the risk of having …

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Supplementary feeding for improving the health of disadvantaged infants and children: what works and why?

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Effective implementation ensures that children receive supplementary foods as planned, and that programmes are tailored in the context of their needs as well as those of their caregivers.
The objective of the realist review, done alongside this systematic review, was to determine the mechanisms …

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Posttraumatic growth amongst refugee populations

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Posttraumatic growth (PTG) can occur across diverse age groups subsequent to numerous traumatic events, and is often associated with positive outcomes. Results from the systematic review of randomised (1 RCT) and non-randomised studies (16 studies) produce a rich dataset on PTG; …

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A systematic review of refugee women’s reproductive health

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There is a lack of evidence on how best to identify and deter negative reproductive health outcomes of resettling refugee women, associated with their migration experience, in comparison to their non-refugee counterparts.
Refugee women experience numerous challenges to their health whilst in …

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