Potential Resilience to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Common Mental Disorders among Lay Health Workers Working on the Friendship Bench Programme in Zimbabwe

CONCLUSION: Despite living and working in the same settings as their clients, the Friendship Bench LHWs show good mental health outcomes.PMID:34421051 | DOI:10.1353/hpu.2021.0152
Source: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Internet-delivered CBT may reduce the severity of PTSD symptoms compared with wait-list or usual care, but the evidence is very uncertain, and iCBT may have little to no effect on improving PTSD symptoms compared with non-CBT interventions delivered online, but here as well the evidence is very uncertain.For adults with PTSD, iCBT may be cost-effective compared with usual care. We estimate that publicly funding iCBT in Ontario would result in additional costs of between $2.37 million and $2.43 million per year over the next 5 years.People with PTSD seem to generally find iCBT as an acceptable treatment option....
Source: Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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