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12.06.2019 | Original Paper Open Access

Significance of Leaders for Sustained Use of Evidence-Based Practices: A Qualitative Focus-Group Study with Mental Health Practitioners

Evidence-based practices that are implemented in mental health services are often challenging to sustain. In this focus-group study, 26 mental health practitioners with high fidelity scores were interviewed regarding their experiences with …

10.06.2019 | Original Paper

The Effect of Counselling on Depression and Anxiety of Women with Unplanned Pregnancy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

This randomized controlled trial was conducted on 80 Iranian pregnant women with unplanned pregnancy. The participants were randomly assigned to two groups of intervention and control. The intervention group received one to three sessions of …

10.06.2019 | Original Paper Open Access

Trashing Property: Characteristics of Psychiatric Patients Who Engage in Domestic Property Damaging

This descriptive record-based study included 75 patients who had engaged in domestic property damaging (DPD) and needed assessment by an urban emergency psychiatric service team in The Netherlands. The DPD patients were compared to 1145 other …

08.06.2019 | Original Paper Open Access

A Multi-sourced Data Analytics Approach to Measuring and Assessing Biopsychosocial Complexity: The Vancouver Community Analytics Tool Complexity Module (VCAT-CM)

Operationalization of the fundamental building blocks of primary care (i.e. empanelment, team-based care and population management) within the context of Community Health Centers requires accurate and real-time measures of biopsychosocial …

08.06.2019 | Brief Report

Effect of Brief Cognitive Behavioral Counseling and Debriefing on the Prevention of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Traumatic Birth: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Childbirth is a complex event in the life of every woman that leads to positive or negative psychological reactions and can affect mothers’ emotions. If childbirth is associated with a negative memory in mind, this event could disturb the mother’s …

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Community Mental Health Journal is devoted to the evaluation and improvement of public sector mental health services for people affected by severe mental disorders, serious emotional disturbances and/or addictions.

Coverage includes:

  • nationally representative epidemiologic projects
  • intervention research involving benefit and risk comparisons between service programs
  • methodology, such as instrumentation, where particularly pertinent to public sector behavioral health evaluation or research

For questions related to this journal, please contact the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Jacqueline Feldman, at

*Please note: All studies must be approved by human subjects committees (also known as institutional review boards). At the end of the Methods section, authors must state which human subject committee (IRB) approved the study.

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