• Layperson-delivered psychological intervention may improve adolescent depression, anxiety

    13 days ago - By Healio

    A layperson-delivered psychological intervention that focused on positive human attributes rather than psychopathology reduced depression and anxiety in adolescents, according to results of a randomized clinical trial conducted in Kenya.
    “This intervention, Shamiri , is designed for implementation with adolescents meeting in groups led by trained laypersons,” Tom L. Osborn, AB, of the Shamiri Institute and department of psychology at Harvard University, and colleagues wrote in JAMA Psychiatry. “A preliminary proof-of-concept trial tested Shamiri with 51
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