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 Effect of a Primary Care–Based Psychological Intervention on Symptoms of Common Mental Disorders in ZimbabweA Randomized Clinical Trial Dixon Chibanda, MD1; Helen A. Weiss, DPhil2; Ruth Verhey, MSc1; et al



 

Training lay health workers in CBT a ‘blueprint’ for tackling mental health crisis in Africa Brief psychological treatment delivered by Zimbabwean lay health workers dramatically improved the symptoms of patients with mental health problems, according to new research published in JAMA.


Friendship Bench therapy reduces anxiety and depression in Zimbabwe Posted on 27/12/2016 • KINGS COLLEGE LONDON
Training lay health workers in CBT a ‘blueprint’ for tackling mental health crisis in Africa
Brief psychological treatment delivered by Zimbabwean lay health workers dramatically improved the symptoms of patients with mental health problems, according to new research published in JAMA.



→ Chibanda, Dixon, et al. “Problem-solving therapy for depression and common mental disorders in Zimbabwe: piloting a task-shifting primary mental health care intervention in a population with a high prevalence of people living with HIV.” BMC Public Health 11.1 (2011): 1.

http://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2458-11-828



→ Chibanda, Dixon, et al. “The Friendship Bench programme: a cluster randomised controlled trial of a brief psychological intervention for common mental disorders delivered by lay health workers in Zimbabwe.” International Journal of Mental Health Systems 9.1 (2015): 1.


→ Chibanda, Dixon, et al. “Psychological interventions for Common Mental Disorders for People Living With HIV in Low‐and Middle‐Income Countries: systematic review.” Tropical Medicine & International Health 20.7 (2015): 830-839.


→ Chibanda, Dixon, et al. “Prevalence and correlates of probable common mental disorders in a population with high prevalence of HIV in Zimbabwe.” BMC psychiatry 16.1 (2016): 1.


→ Chibanda, Dixon, et al. “Validation of screening tools for depression and anxiety disorders in a primary care population with high HIV prevalence in Zimbabwe.” Journal of Affective Disorders (2016).


→ Chibanda, Dixon, et al. “Using a theory driven approach to develop and evaluate a complex mental health intervention: the friendship bench project in Zimbabwe.” International journal of mental health systems 10.1 (2016): 1.