Itshak Levav

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Country: Israel

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint On the way to Psychiatric Reform in Israel: notes for an ideological and scientific debate
    Itzhak Levav
    Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 42:198-207; discussion 207-10. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Health services utilization in Jerusalem under terrorism
    Itzhak Levav
    Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, 2 Ben Tabai St, Jerusalem 91010, Israel
    Am J Psychiatry 163:1355-61. 2006
  3. doi request reprint The protective effect of religiosity under terrorism
    Itzhak Levav
    Division of Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Psychiatry 71:46-58. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint The treatment gap of depression in persons with cancer
    Itzhak Levav
    Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 11:117-9. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Psychopathology and other health dimensions among the offspring of Holocaust survivors: results from the Israel National Health Survey
    Itzhak Levav
    Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 44:144-51. 2007
  6. pmc Cancer incidence and survival following bereavement
    I Levav
    Pan American Health Organization World Health Organization, Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Public Health 90:1601-7. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint Common mental disorders among Arab-Israelis: findings from the Israel National Health Survey
    Itzhak Levav
    Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 44:104-13. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric services and training for children and adolescents in Europe: results of a country survey
    I Levav
    Ministry of Health, 2 Ben Tabai Street, Jerusalem, 91010, Israel
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 13:395-401. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Mental health-related knowledge, attitudes and practices in two kibbutzim
    Itzhak Levav
    Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, 2 Ben Tabai Street, Jerusalem 91010, Israel
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 39:758-64. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Cancer risk among parents and siblings of patients with schizophrenia
    I Levav
    Mental Health Services, Cancer Registry, Ministry of Health, 2 Ben Tabai Street, Jerusalem 91010, Israel
    Br J Psychiatry 190:156-61. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint On the way to Psychiatric Reform in Israel: notes for an ideological and scientific debate
    Itzhak Levav
    Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 42:198-207; discussion 207-10. 2005
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Health services utilization in Jerusalem under terrorism
    Itzhak Levav
    Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, 2 Ben Tabai St, Jerusalem 91010, Israel
    Am J Psychiatry 163:1355-61. 2006
    ..The authors explored the effects of an escalation of terrorism on the help-seeking behavior of the general population in Jerusalem, a city that offers an adequate supply of medical and psychiatric services...
  3. doi request reprint The protective effect of religiosity under terrorism
    Itzhak Levav
    Division of Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Psychiatry 71:46-58. 2008
    ..This protective effect lessened when there was dissonance between the degree of religiosity of the respondent and the religious observance of the settlement of residence...
  4. ncbi request reprint The treatment gap of depression in persons with cancer
    Itzhak Levav
    Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 11:117-9. 2010
    ..It may be associated to a reduced chance of survival in women with early stage breast cancer. One possible reason is limited adherence to the treatment plan. Timely identification and well prescribed and conducted tre...
  5. ncbi request reprint Psychopathology and other health dimensions among the offspring of Holocaust survivors: results from the Israel National Health Survey
    Itzhak Levav
    Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 44:144-51. 2007
    ..However, the two previous epidemiological studies conducted so far failed to show enhanced psychopathology when the children of the Holocaust survivors were compared with suitable controls...
  6. pmc Cancer incidence and survival following bereavement
    I Levav
    Pan American Health Organization World Health Organization, Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Public Health 90:1601-7. 2000
    ..This study investigated the effect of parental bereavement on cancer incidence and survival...
  7. ncbi request reprint Common mental disorders among Arab-Israelis: findings from the Israel National Health Survey
    Itzhak Levav
    Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 44:104-13. 2007
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric services and training for children and adolescents in Europe: results of a country survey
    I Levav
    Ministry of Health, 2 Ben Tabai Street, Jerusalem, 91010, Israel
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 13:395-401. 2004
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Mental health-related knowledge, attitudes and practices in two kibbutzim
    Itzhak Levav
    Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, 2 Ben Tabai Street, Jerusalem 91010, Israel
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 39:758-64. 2004
    ..They differ, however, in that one of them keeps fully the collectivist ideology, while the other is undergoing privatization; this is a process that may loosen the solidarity on which the kibbutz movement was conceived...
  10. ncbi request reprint Cancer risk among parents and siblings of patients with schizophrenia
    I Levav
    Mental Health Services, Cancer Registry, Ministry of Health, 2 Ben Tabai Street, Jerusalem 91010, Israel
    Br J Psychiatry 190:156-61. 2007
    ..Given that genetic causes have been proposed as an explanation of this finding, one would expect that the risk of cancer among first-degree relatives would be equally reduced...
  11. ncbi request reprint What is in a name? Professionals and service users' opinions of the Hebrew terms used to name psychiatric disorders and disability
    Itzhak Levav
    Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 42:242-7. 2005
    ..Its ubiquitous presence may be reinforced by iatrogenic factors, such as the terms used to name mental disorders and disability. This preliminary study examines opinions with regard to the use of these terms in Hebrew...
  12. doi request reprint The risk for cancer among patients with schizoaffective disorders
    Itzhak Levav
    Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Affect Disord 114:316-20. 2009
    ..No studies have yet explored the risk among persons with schizoaffective disorders...
  13. ncbi request reprint What to teach with regard to mental health in an MPH program?
    Itshak Levav
    Ministry of Health, Mental Health Services, P O B 1176 Jerusalem 91010, Israel
    Public Health Rev 30:365-73. 2002
    ..Mental health training for whom? 2. A brief sketch of the mental health scenario in Europe; 3. What should be the proper reply to the mental health needs in Europe? 4. Suggested profile of an MPH graduate; 5. Recommended syllabus...
  14. doi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of mental disorders in Israeli adolescents: results from a national mental health survey
    Ilana Farbstein
    Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 51:630-9. 2010
    ..The Israel Survey of Mental Health among Adolescents (ISMEHA) was conducted in 2004-2005 in a representative sample of 957 adolescents aged 14-17 and their mothers...
  15. ncbi request reprint A community study on emotional distress among Arab and Jewish Israelis over the age of 60
    Annarosa Anat Shemesh
    Ministry of Health, Israel
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:64-76. 2006
    ..This paper reports on the contrasting distribution of the mean emotional distress (ED) scores and rates of suspected clinical cases, and their related risk factors, among community residents over the age of 60...
  16. ncbi request reprint Enhanced cancer risk among patients with bipolar disorder
    Micha Barchana
    Cancer Registry, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Affect Disord 108:43-8. 2008
    ..This study investigates the risk for cancer among psychiatric inpatients diagnosed with bipolar disorder...
  17. ncbi request reprint Twelve-month service utilization rates for mental health reasons: data from the Israel National Health Survey
    Daphna Levinson
    Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, Rivka 29, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 44:114-25. 2007
    ..To measure the 12-month utilization rates for mental health reasons in all types of services...
  18. doi request reprint Service use for mental disorders and unmet need: results from the Israel Survey on Mental Health Among Adolescents
    Ivonne Mansbach-Kleinfeld
    Department of Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, 2 Ben Tabai, Jerusalem, Israel
    Psychiatr Serv 61:241-9. 2010
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint A community study on emotional distress among the elderly in Israel
    Annarosa Anat Shemesh
    Planning Surveys and Evaluation, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 41:174-83. 2004
    ..The Ministry of Health, the Central Bureau of Statistics and other national agencies jointly conducted a survey to investigate the health status of the elderly, including emotional distress and selective determinants...
  20. ncbi request reprint Emotional distress and other health-related dimensions among elderly survivors of the Shoa living in the community
    Annarosa A Shemesh
    Health Economics, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 45:230-8. 2008
    ..In prior community studies survivors of the Shoa (Hebrew for Holocaust) scored higher on emotional distress (ED) than Europe-born Jews who were not in Nazi-occupied countries during World War II (WWII)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Cancer in schizophrenia: is the risk higher or lower?
    Alexander Grinshpoon
    Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, 2 Ben Tabai Street, Jerusalem 91010, Israel
    Schizophr Res 73:333-41. 2005
    ..This effort may clarify an epidemiological puzzle that remains outstanding...
  22. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders in the community: results from the Israel National Health Survey
    Daphna Levinson
    Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 44:94-103. 2007
    ..To estimate the 12-month and lifetime prevalence rates of mood and anxiety disorders in Israel and their socio-demographic correlates...
  23. ncbi request reprint Stigma experienced by persons under psychiatric care
    Naomi Struch
    DMyers JDC Brookdale Institute, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 45:210-8. 2008
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Suicide ideation, planning and attempts: results from the Israel National Health Survey
    Daphna Levinson
    Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 44:136-43. 2007
    ..To establish the lifetime prevalence rates of suicide ideations, plans and attempts, and to identify the conditional risks of suicide attempts following the prior onset of suicide ideation or planning...
  25. ncbi request reprint Attitudes, knowledge and preferences of the Israeli public regarding mental health services
    Naomi Struch
    Myers JDC Brookdale Institute, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 45:129-40. 2008
    ..Implications for action are discussed in light of the transfer of responsibility for psychiatric care from the Ministry of Health to the health maintenance organizations..
  26. ncbi request reprint Status inconsistency and common mental disorders in the Israel-based world mental health survey
    Gilad Gal
    Mental Health Epidemiology and Psychosocial Aspects of Illness, The Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:999-1003. 2008
    ..Research on status inconsistency (SI) and its impact on mental health has been dormant for many years. This study tested the association between SI and emotional distress, anxiety and mood disorders...
  27. ncbi request reprint The impact of human rights advocacy, mental health legislation and psychiatric reform on the epidemiology of involuntary psychiatric hospitalizations
    Daniella Nahon
    Department of Evaluation and Information, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem
    Med Law 25:283-95. 2006
    ..We explored several parameters to check the hospitalization patterns (eg, by demographic factors, diagnosis) and found no substantial modifications. The case for an analytic study was clearly established...
  28. ncbi request reprint Attitudes and opinions on corporal punishment among urban Israeli Jews
    Rosa Gofin
    Department of Social Medicine, Hadassah Medical Organization, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 41:90-7. 2004
    ..The results of the study provide the bases for public health action, including training programs on alternative methods of discipline. Further research targeting other population groups not yet explored is needed...
  29. ncbi request reprint Stress in adult students with schizophrenia in a supported education program
    Alexander Ponizovsky
    Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Compr Psychiatry 45:401-7. 2004
    ..The findings provide the basis for interventions geared to reduce distress and, as a result, to enable students with severe mental illness to fully utilize the supported education program...
  30. ncbi request reprint The WHO World Health Report 2001 new understanding--new hope
    Itzhak Levav
    Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, POB 1176, Jerusalem 91010
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 39:50-6. 2002
  31. pmc Training Latin American primary care physicians in the WPA module on depression: results of a multicenter trial
    Itzhak Levav
    Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Psychol Med 35:35-45. 2005
    ..This study evaluated the materials developed by the World Psychiatric Association in a training program on depression among primary care physicians by measuring changes in their knowledge, attitudes, and practice (KAP)...
  32. ncbi request reprint [Mental health systems in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua: results of a WHO-AIMS evaluation]
    Jorge Jacinto Rodríguez
    Organizacion Panamericana de la Salud, Unidad de Salud Mental, Abuso de Sustancias y Rehabilitación, PAHO, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 22:348-57. 2007
    ..The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the WHO-AIMS project have contributed toward developing community models for mental health services. Lastly, priorities have been identified and action items recommended...
  33. ncbi request reprint Lifetime and 12-month prevalence of DSM-III-R disorders in the Chile psychiatric prevalence study
    Benjamin Vicente
    Departamento de Psiquiatria y Salud Mental, Universidad de Concepcion, Casilla 60 C, Concepcion, Chile
    Am J Psychiatry 163:1362-70. 2006
    ..Data are presented on the prevalence of DSM-III-R disorders, demographic correlates, comorbidity, and service utilization in a nationally representative adult sample from Chile...
  34. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric consequences of September 11
    Itzhak Levav
    JAMA 288:2683; author reply 2684-5. 2002
  35. ncbi request reprint Stigma and discrimination against older people with mental disorders in Europe
    Carlos A de Mendonça Lima
    Service Universitaire de Psychogériatrie and WHO Collaborating Centre for Old Age Psychiatry Lausanne Switzerland
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:679-82. 2003
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint No relationship between risk of schizophrenia and prenatal exposure to stress during the Six-Day War or Yom Kippur War in Israel
    Jean Paul Selten
    Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center, P O Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, Ref Nr A00 241, The Netherlands
    Schizophr Res 63:131-5. 2003
    ..Maternal stress during pregnancy is a possible risk factor for schizophrenia in the offspring. Using data from the Israel Psychiatric Registry we examined the impact of wars in Israel...
  37. ncbi request reprint Panel 2.6: mental and psychosocial effects of the Tsunami on the affected populations
    M L Somchai Chakrabhan
    World Health Organization WHO Southeast Asia Region
    Prehosp Disaster Med 20:414-9. 2005
    ..Subsections in the stakeholder agreement section include: (1) public-private partnerships; and (2) preparedness...
  38. ncbi request reprint Life satisfaction and suicidal attempts among persons with schizophrenia
    Alexander M Ponizovsky
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Hadera, Israel
    Compr Psychiatry 44:442-7. 2003
    ..Clinicians should include QOL in the evaluation of patients with schizophrenia that are suspected to be suicidal...
  39. ncbi request reprint The International Consortium on Mental Health Policy and Services: objectives, design and project implementation
    Walter Gulbinat
    Global Network for Research in Mental and Neurological Health, Lichtenstein, Germany
    Int Rev Psychiatry 16:5-17. 2004
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Anticipatory stress in the population facing forced removal from the Gaza Strip
    Miriam Billig
    College of Judea and Samaria, Ariel, Israel
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:195-200. 2006
    ..This population, as others in transitional states, may be at risk for emotional distress compared with some but not all stable Israeli groups...
  41. ncbi request reprint Poverty and psychiatric disorders: a case for action
    Itzhak Levav
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 42:221-2. 2005
  42. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, risk factors and aging vulnerability for psychopathology following a natural disaster in a developing country
    Robert Kohn
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:835-41. 2005
    ..Depression and alcohol misuse were examined using screening instruments. The SRQ was used as both a measure of emotional distress and dichotomized to screen for probable psychiatric disorder...
  43. ncbi request reprint Terrorism and psychiatric disorders
    Itzhak Levav
    Am J Psychiatry 161:2136-7. 2004
  44. pmc The treatment gap in mental health care
    Robert Kohn
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 82:858-66. 2004
    ..To address this major public health challenge, WHO has adopted in 2002 a global action programme that has been endorsed by the Member States...
  45. ncbi request reprint [Mental disorders in Latin America and the Caribbean: a public health priority]
    Robert Kohn
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, USA
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 18:229-40. 2005
    ..Having that knowledge would make it possible to improve advocacy, adopt better policies, formulate innovative intervention programs, and apportion resources commensurate with needs...
  46. ncbi request reprint Training primary care physicians in Chile in the diagnosis and treatment of depression
    Benjamin Vicente
    Departamento de Psiquiatria y Salud Mental, Universidad de Concepcion, Casilla 160 C, Concepcion, Chile
    J Affect Disord 98:121-7. 2007
    ..This World Psychiatric Association (WPA) program was adopted to overcome diagnostic and treatment problems that are found among primary care practitioners...
  47. ncbi request reprint EU alcohol policies and free trade: consequences beyond its borders
    Maristela G Monteiro
    Lancet 368:580. 2006
  48. ncbi request reprint The WHO draft manual on mental health legislation
    Itzhak Levav
    Psychiatr Serv 54:108; author reply 109; discussion 109-10. 2003
  49. ncbi request reprint How international are the editorial boards of leading psychiatry journals?
    Shekhar Saxena
    Lancet 361:609. 2003
  50. ncbi request reprint Mortality in parents after death of a child
    Mark van Ommeren
    Lancet 361:1747; author reply 1748. 2003
  51. ncbi request reprint Beds in mental hospitals or beds in general hospitals, where should they be located?
    Itzhak Levav
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 41:157-9; discussion 159-60. 2004
  52. ncbi request reprint Israel National Health Survey: new data for planners, clinicians, researchers and the public at large
    Daphna Levinson
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 44:79-80. 2007
  53. ncbi request reprint [An educational training program for physicians for diagnosis and treatment of depression]
    Willians Valentini
    Serviço de Saúde Dr Cândido Ferreira, Campinas, SP, Brazil
    Rev Saude Publica 38:522-8. 2004
    ..This study evaluated the results of an educational training program for Brazilian primary care physicians that measured changes in knowledge, attitudes, and practice...