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Task sharing of a psychological intervention for maternal depression in Khayelitsha, South Africa : study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
(BioMed Central, 2014-11)
Background: Maternal depression carries a major public health burden for mothers and their infants, yet there is a substantial treatment gap for this condition in low-resourced regions such as sub-Saharan Africa. To address ...
Barriers to the participation of people with psychosocial disability in mental health policy development in South Africa : a qualitative study of perspectives of policy makers, professionals, religious leaders and academics
(BioMed Central, 2013-03)
Abstract Background This paper outlines stakeholder views on environmental barriers that prevent people who live with psychosocial disability from participating in mental health policy ...
Responsible governance for mental health research in low resource countries
(Public Library of Science (PLOS), 2011-11)
Between 13% and 49% of the world’s population develop neuropsychiatric disorders at some point in their life. More and more evidence indicates that mental disorders and problems are common in all countries studied, and ...
Why does mental health not get the attention it deserves? An application of the Shiffman and Smith framework
(Public Livrary of Science (PloS), 2012-02)
Introduction - The lifetime prevalence of mental disorders has been estimated to be between 12.2% and 48.6% globally. More than 13% of the global burden of disease for mental disorders is due to neuropsychiatric disorders, ...
Psychology training directors’ reflections on evidence-based practice in South Africa
(SA ePublications, 2012-03)
Despite its importance in the international arena, the evidence-based movement appears to have had little impact among South African clinical and counseling psychologists. We interviewed 13 of the 18 directors of psychology ...
PRIME : a programme to reduce the treatment gap for mental disorders in five low- and middle-income countries
(Public Library of Science, 2012-12-27)
The majority of people living with mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries do not receive the treatment that they need. There is an emerging evidence base for cost-effective interventions, but little is known ...
Treatment contact coverage for probable depressive and probable alcohol use disorders in four low- and middle-income country districts : the PRIME cross-sectional community surveys
(Public Library of Science, 2016)
Context: A robust evidence base is now emerging that indicates that treatment for depression and alcohol use disorders (AUD) delivered in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) can be effective. However, the coverage ...
Challenges and opportunities for implementing integrated mental health care : a district level situation analysis from five low- and middle-income countries
Background: Little is known about how to tailor implementation of mental health services in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to the diverse settings encountered within and between countries. In this paper we compare ...
Maternal mental health in primary care in five low- and middle-income countries : a situational analysis
(BioMed Central, 2016-02-16)
Background: The integration of maternal mental health into primary health care has been advocated to reduce the mental health treatment gap in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This study reports findings of ...