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An adolescent with significant emotional and medically unexplained complaints: case report and proposal of an intervention

Overview of attention for article published in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, October 2015
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Title
An adolescent with significant emotional and medically unexplained complaints: case report and proposal of an intervention
Published in
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13034-015-0080-5
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Authors

Alemayehu Negash, Mubarek Abera, Christine Gruber-Frank, Reiner Frank

Abstract

Ethiopia is a country in which child and adolescent mental health needs are often not met. In order to promote capacity building, a Collaborative International Exchange Programme has been established between Jimma University at Jimma, Ethiopia, and Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. The programme focuses on training non-physician health professionals in mental health speciality. One of the courses in the training programme, child psychiatry, involves a child psychiatrist and a children's nurse supporting the management of a patient described in this case report. Its conceptual framework is based on the section "significant emotional and medically unexplained complaints" of the "WHO mental health GAP intervention guide for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in non-specialized health settings". The purpose of this case report is to promote confidence in mental health professionals when managing patients with similar conditions, and to stimulate further evaluation of the conceptual approach in developing countries. The subject of this case report is a 14-year-old adolescent girl admitted to the psychiatric clinic at Jimma University Teaching Hospital. She was admitted for intractable retching, inability to eat, weight loss, and inability to walk. Challenges included the combination of medical and psychiatric symptoms, and the significant impairment of functioning in this adolescent. The first aim in the management of this patient was to guarantee vital functions. In a problem-oriented approach, different domains were addressed to restore nutritional, social, emotional, and motor functions. Treatment consisted of various elements of psychosocial interventions. The patient improved in 2 weeks and the final diagnosis was conversion disorder. Psychosocial interventions can be developed in cooperation, and applied in a setting where little child mental health expertise is available. Case-based learning relying on local expertise is suitable in meeting local needs and in developing mental health services for children and adolescents.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 64 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 27%
Student > Bachelor 7 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 9%
Student > Postgraduate 3 5%
Other 8 13%
Unknown 16 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 11 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 16%
Social Sciences 5 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 5%
Other 2 3%
Unknown 22 34%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 October 2015.
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#6,145,023
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Outputs from Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
#211
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#96,859
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Outputs of similar age from Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
#9
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