Background: Women with PDA frequently experience parenting challenges which are associated with both worsening postpartum depression and negative child outcomes. These parenting factors do not respond to PDA treatments alone, and persist after remission of maternal depressive symptoms, underscoring the importance of including attention to parenting in maternal PDA treatments. By using mental health and […]

Worldwide, serious mental illnesses (SMI) such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are major causes of impairment and disability. The majority of people with SMI in West Africa receive care from traditional and faith healers who have no formal training in the etiology, assessment, or evidence-based treatment of mental illness. Our multidisciplinary team is partnering with […]

A critical element of learning-based evidence-based psychosocial treatments is goals setting and out-of-session action plans, known as homework. This research will employ Human Centered Design (HCD) methods to identify challenges patients and clinicians face in the use of homework. The research will identify opportunities for clinicians and patients to iteratively design, plan, implement and revise […]

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