Saadia Aseem

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BACKGROUND British Pakistani women have a high prevalence of depression. There are no reported psychosocial interventions for depression in ethnic minorities in the UK. AIMS To determine the efficacy of a social group intervention compared with antidepressants, and whether the combination of the two is more efficacious than either alone. METHOD A total(More)
Equitable access to primary care for people with common mental health problems in the UK remains problematic. The experiences of people from hard-to-reach groups offer important insights into barriers to accessing care. In this study, we report on secondary analysis of qualitative data generated within seven previously-reported studies. Thirty-three of(More)
BACKGROUND Common mental health problems impose substantial challenges to patients, carers, and health care systems. A range of interventions have demonstrable efficacy in improving the lives of people experiencing such problems. However many people are disadvantaged, either because they are unable to access primary care, or because access does not lead to(More)
This article has been accepted for publication and undergone full peer review but has not been through the copyediting, typesetting, pagination and proofreading process, which may lead to differences between this version and the Version of Record. Please cite this article as doi: 10.1111/bjd.14800 This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent depression is more commonly experienced by British Pakistani women. The processes by which this results in an experience of chronic depression are not well understood. METHODS Qualitative thematic analysis of 15 in-depth interviews with British Pakistani women being treated for depression in primary care, collected in the process of(More)
BACKGROUND The majority of patients discontinue antidepressant treatment earlier than prescribed. The factors behind this and the influences on patients' choices about whether to take medication remain poorly understood. AIM To explore factors that influence patients' decisions about taking antidepressant medication. DESIGN OF STUDY Qualitative(More)
BACKGROUND Psychological therapy is effective for symptoms of mental distress, but many groups with high levels of mental distress face significant barriers in terms of access to care, as current interventions may not be sensitive to their needs or their understanding of mental health. There is a need to develop forms of psychological therapy that are(More)
BACKGROUND In the United Kingdom, ethnic minority group's particularly British South Asian women have higher rates of depression than their white counterparts. Despite this they remain under represented in mental health trials. Whilst the US legislation mandates the inclusion of ethnic minorities into research, there are no similar initiatives in the UK.(More)
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