Ines Heinz

Ines Heinz
University of Leipzig · Department für Psychische Gesundheit

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Introduction
Ines Heinz currently works for the NGO "German Alliance against Depression", located in Leipzig. Ines is a guest scientist at the University of Leipzig, and does research in Public Health, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychiatry with a focus on depression, suicide prevention and stigma.

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Background: A four-level community-based intervention aiming simultaneously to improve the care for depression and to prevent suicidal behavior has been implemented in the German city Munich. Aims: Changes in suicide rates in Munich during 2009-2014 were analyzed with respect to a 10-year baseline. The same was true for a control region (Cologne) a...
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Due to the many different factors contributing to diagnostic and therapeutic deficits concerning depression and the risk of suicidal behaviour, community-based interventions combining different measures are considered the most efficient way to address these important areas of public health. The network of the European Alliance Against Depression ha...
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Background: Depression stigma is a clinically relevant factor negatively affecting the help-seeking process and depression care. Relatives of individuals suffering from depression play an important role in service utilization and in depression treatment, but little is known about their depression stigma compared to the stigma of individuals affecte...
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Supported by the German Alliance Against Depression, 82 regions in Germany launched their own community-based multi-level intervention programs targeting both depression and suicidal behavior prior to January 2016. Sixteen of these regions have implemented the full 4-level intervention program comprising 1) training of General Practitioners, 2) a p...
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Background: General practitioners (GPs) play a significant role in depression care. Recognition of depression is crucial for adequate treatment but is impeded by a high portion of depressed patients only reporting physical symptoms to their GP. Among the many reasons for this phenomenon is mental health stigma. We investigated how patients with de...
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The next steps forward in suicide prevention are to learn (i) how to best combine single measures into a multilevel intervention in order to create additive and synergistic effects and (ii) how to implement them in the communities in different cultures and healthcare systems. A narrative review based on findings and experiences from existing commun...
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Background: Crisis hotlines play a key role in suicide prevention worldwide following different approaches regarding risk assessment and management of suicidality. This is to our knowledge the first study investigating depression stigma in crisis hotline counselors. The association between stigma and self-rated knowledge and their exploration of s...
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Reflections on causes of suicidal behaviour - Volume 28 Issue 5 - U. Hegerl, I. Heinz
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Simple guideline-oriented supportive tools in primary care: Effects on adherence to the S3/NV guideline unipolar depression Objectives: Does the provision of supportive tools improve guideline-oriented recognition and treatment of patients with depression in primary care? Methods: In a nested intervention study, as part of a larger epidemiologica...
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Background: Primary care physicians (PCPs) play a crucial role for guideline-oriented intervention in patients with depression. Objectives: Based on a diagnostic screening questionnaire, this study investigates the sensitivity of PCPs to recognize patients with depression as well as the factors facilitating recognition and concordant diagnostic...
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Background: General practitioners play a key role in the care of patients with depressive disorders. We studied the frequency and type of treatment of depressive disorders in primary care. Methods: In a cross-sectional epidemiological study on a particular day in six different regions in Germany, 253 physicians and 3563 unselected patients were as...
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Depression is a very common, severe, socio-economically highly relevant disorder and the main cause for approximately 10,000 suicides in Germany annually. There is capital room for improvement and optimization of the care for depressed patients, as effective and evidence-based treatment options are available. However, they are only used optimally b...

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