• Publications
  • Influence
PRIME: A Programme to Reduce the Treatment Gap for Mental Disorders in Five Low- and Middle-Income Countries
TLDR
The PRogramme for Improving Mental health carE (PRIME) aims to generate evidence on implementing and scaling up integrated packages of care for priority mental disorders in primary and maternal health care contexts in Ethiopia, India, Nepal, South Africa, and Uganda. Expand
Antenatal depression and adversity in urban South Africa.
TLDR
Findings confirm the high prevalence of MDE among pregnant women in LMIC settings and suggest rates of depression may be increased in settings where women are exposed to multiple risks. Expand
Perinatal suicidal ideation and behaviour: psychiatry and adversity
TLDR
Attention is focused on the importance of socio-economic and contextual factors in the aetiology of SIB and support is lent to the idea that suicide risk should be assessed independently of depression and anxiety among pregnant women. Expand
Generating evidence to narrow the treatment gap for mental disorders in sub-Saharan Africa: rationale, overview and methods of AFFIRM
TLDR
The developmental process of the Africa Focus on Intervention Research for Mental health (AFFIRM) collaborative research hub is described, and a narrative of challenges and opportunities that have arisen during the early phases are provided. Expand
Maternal mental health in primary care in five low- and middle-income countries: a situational analysis
TLDR
It is difficult to anticipate demand for mental health care at district level in the five countries, given the lack of evidence on the prevalence and treatment coverage of women with maternal mental disorders, and limited evidence on effective psychosocial interventions. Expand
Breastfeeding in South Africa: are we making progress?
TLDR
The chapter determines what has been done to promote breastfeeding, including which policy changes have imminently promoted breastfeeding, and the key determinants of breastfeeding in South Africa are unpacked and detailed, together with a review of proven interventions at different levels of society. Expand
Stepped Care for Maternal Mental Health: A Case Study of the Perinatal Mental Health Project in South Africa
TLDR
A case study of the Perinatal Mental Health Project is provided, which delivered mental health care to pregnant women in a collaborative, step-wise manner, making use of existing resources in primary care. Expand
Prevalence and predictors of anxiety disorders amongst low-income pregnant women in urban South Africa: a cross-sectional study
TLDR
A range of antenatal anxiety disorders are prevalent amongst pregnant women living in low-resource settings and women who experience psychosocial adversity may be exposed to multiple risk factors, which render them vulnerable to developing antenatalxiety disorders. Expand
Integrating mental health into South Africa's health system : current status and way forward
TLDR
This chapter provides an overview of the current policies and services in place for mental health care in South Africa, and describes current research on effective strategies for providing such services, and identifies key barriers and facilitators in implementing these policies and scaling up mental health services. Expand
Factors associated with household food insecurity and depression in pregnant South African women from a low socio-economic setting: a cross-sectional study
TLDR
The relationship between food insecurity and depression is complex and requires further investigation, and interventions that improve both food security and mental health during the perinatal period are likely to benefit the physical and mental well-being of mothers and children. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...