Lay health worker led intervention for depressive and anxiety disorders in India

Here, Dr Vikram Patel talks to Dr Ovais Badat about his recently published study into lay health worker intervention in common mental health disorders in India.

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Date published: 14 February 2012

Presenter: Dr Ovais Badat

Interviewee: Dr Vikram Patel

Audio running time: 15 minutes

Credits: 0.5


Learning outcomes


By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have gained an understanding of:


  • the epidemiology and treatment of common mental health disorders in India


  • how lay health workers can deliver stepped care for common mental health disorders


  • the background of lay health workers and the training they receive


  • how this model of care can influence future healthcare in other countries.  


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If you like this podcast, you may also be interested in the following:


Predicting and preventing common mental illness by Professor Michael King


Providing mental health care in low resource environments by Dr Vikram Patel


Social intervention for British Pakistani women with depression by Dr Nusrat Husain

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