• Lay counselor intervention effective for depression in lower income countries

    12 days ago - By Healio

    Lay counselors effectively provided a depression prevention intervention to older adults with depression living in low- and middle-income countries, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry.
    “Depression in older adults is an increasing challenge in low- and middle-income countries , reflecting demographic shifts, scarcity of depression treatment resources, and limited effect of treatment in reducing years lived with disability,” Amit Dias, MD, from the department of preventive and social medicine, Goa Medical College, India, and colleagues wrote. “Thus,
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