The Healthy Activity Program lay counsellor delivered treatment for severe depression in India: systematic development and randomised evaluation.

@article{Chowdhary2016TheHA,
  title={The Healthy Activity Program lay counsellor delivered treatment for severe depression in India: systematic development and randomised evaluation.},
  author={Neerja Chowdhary and Arpita Anand and Sona Dimidjian and Sachin Y. Shinde and Benedict Weobong and Madhumitha Balaji and Steven D. Hollon and Atif Rahman and G. Terence Wilson and Helena Verdeli and Ricardo Araya and Michael King and Mark J. D. Jordans and Christopher G Fairburn and Betty R Kirkwood and Vikram Patel},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2016},
  volume={208 4},
  pages={
          381-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Reducing the global treatment gap for mental disorders requires treatments that are economical, effective and culturally appropriate. AIMS To describe a systematic approach to the development of a brief psychological treatment for patients with severe depression delivered by lay counsellors in primary healthcare. METHOD The treatment was developed in three stages using a variety of methods: (a) identifying potential strategies; (b) developing a theoretical framework; and (c… CONTINUE READING
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