The Healthy Activity Program (HAP), a lay counsellor-delivered brief psychological treatment for severe depression, in primary care in India: a randomised controlled trial

@inproceedings{Patel2017TheHA,
  title={The Healthy Activity Program (HAP), a lay counsellor-delivered brief psychological treatment for severe depression, in primary care in India: a randomised controlled trial},
  author={Vikram Patel and Benedict Weobong and Helen A Weiss and Arpita Anand and Bhargav Bhat and Basavraj Katti and Sona Dimidjian and Ricardo Araya and Steve D Hollon and Michael Bruce King and Lakshmi Vijayakumar and A-La Park and David McDaid and Terry Wilson and Richard D B Velleman and Betty R Kirkwood and Christopher G Fairburn},
  booktitle={The Lancet},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Although structured psychological treatments are recommended as first-line interventions for depression, only a small fraction of people globally receive these treatments because of poor access in routine primary care. We assessed the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a brief psychological treatment (Healthy Activity Program [HAP]) for delivery by lay counsellors to patients with moderately severe to severe depression in primary health-care settings. METHODS In this… CONTINUE READING
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