Effects of befriending on depressive symptoms and distress: systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Mead2010EffectsOB,
  title={Effects of befriending on depressive symptoms and distress: systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Nicola Mead and Helen Lester and Carolyn A Chew-Graham and L. Gask and Peter Bower},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2010},
  volume={196 2},
  pages={
          96-101
        }
}
BACKGROUND High rates of emotional distress and depressive symptoms in the community can reflect difficult life events and social circumstances. There is a need for appropriate, low-cost, non-medical interventions for many individuals. Befriending is an emotional support intervention commonly offered by the voluntary sector. AIMS To examine the effectiveness of befriending in the treatment of emotional distress and depressive symptoms. METHOD Systematic review of randomised trials of… CONTINUE READING

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