Parikh R, Michelson D, Malik K, Shinde S, Weiss HA, Hoogendoorn A, Ruwaard J, Krishna M, Sharma R, Bhat B, Sahu R, Mathur S, Sudhir P, King M, Cuijpers P, Chorpita BF, Fairburn CG, Patel V. The effectiveness of a low-intensity problem-solving intervention for common adolescent mental health problems in New Delhi, India: protocol for a school-based, individually randomized controlled trial with an embedded stepped-wedge, cluster randomized controlled recruitment trial. Trials. 2019 Sep 18;20(20). 568 p. PMID: 31533783 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC6751586
Conduct, anxiety, and depressive disorders account for over 75% of the adolescent mental health burden globally. The current protocol will test a low-intensity problem-solving intervention for school-going adolescents with common mental health problems in India. The protocol also tests the effects of a classroom-based sensitization intervention on the demand for counselling services in an embedded recruitment trial.