Measurement of Mental Health Among Adolescents at the Population Level: A Multicountry Protocol for Adaptation and Validation of Mental Health Measures

Liliana Carvajal, Jill W. Ahs, Jennifer Harris Requejo, Christian Kieling, Andreas Lundin, Manasi Kumar, Nagendra P. Luitel, Marguerite Marlow, Sarah Skeen, Mark Tomilson, Brandon A.Kohrt Adolescent Health Published On: 25 March 2022 Purpose: Mental disorders are among the leading causes of disability among adolescents aged 10-19 years. However, data on prevalence of mental health conditions […]

Psychological and contextual risk factors for first-onset depression among adolescents and young people around the globe: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Gloria A. Pedersen, Crystal Lam, Megan Hoffmann, Zuzanna Zajkowska, Annabel Walsh, Christian Kieling, Valeria Mondelli, Helen L. Fisher, Kamal Gautam, Brandon A. Kohrt Early Intervention in Psychiatry Published on: 7 April 2022 Aim: Identifying predictors for future onset of depression is crucial to effectively developing preventive interventions. We conducted a systematic review and metaanalysis to […]

A cross-cultural interpersonal model of adolescent depression: A qualitative study in rural Nepal

Kelly Rose-Clarke, Eliz Hassan, Prakash BK, Jananee Magar, Delan Devakumar, Nagendra P. Luitel, Helen Verdeli, Brandon A. Kohrt Social Science & Medicine Published on: 16 December 2020 Abstract: Most cross-cultural qualitative research on depression has been descriptive, documenting symptoms and explanatory models. There is a lack of qualitative research testing theoretical models of depression. The […]

Identifying risk factors and detection strategies for adolescent depression in diverse global settings: A Delphi consensus study

Syed Shabab Wahid, Katherine Ottman, Raya Hudhud, Kamal Gautam, Helen L. Fisher, Christian Kieling, Valeria Mondelli, Brandon A. Kohrt Journal of Affective Disorders Published on: 1 October 2020 Background: Adolescence represents a vulnerable period for the onset of depression. Globally, there is a need to better understand risk factors for adolescent depression to inform policies […]

Culturally and developmentally adapting group interpersonal therapy for adolescents with depression in rural Nepal

Kelly Rose-Clarke, Indira Pradhan, Pragya Shrestha, Prakash B.K., Jananee Magar, Nagendra P. Luitel, Delan Devakumar, Alexandra Klein Rafaeli, Kathleen Clougherty, Brandon A. Kohrt, Mark J. D. Jordans & Helen Verdeli BMC Psychology Published on: 12 August 2020 Background: Evidence-based interventions are needed to reduce depression among adolescents in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). One approach […]

Detection of risk for depression among adolescents in diverse global settings: protocol for the IDEA qualitative study in Brazil, Nepal, Nigeria and the UK

Syed Shabab Wahid, Gloria A. Pedersen, Katherine Ottman, Abigail Burgess, Kamal Gautam, Thais Martini, Anna Viduani, Olufisayo Momodu, Crystal Lam, Helen L. Fisher, Christian Kieling, Abiodun O Adewuya, Valeria Mondelli, Brandon A Kohrt BMJ Open Published on: 28 July 2020 Introduction: Globally, depression is a leading cause of disability among adolescents, and suicide rates are increasing […]

Predicting the risk of depression among adolescents in Nepal using a model developed in Brazil: the IDEA Project

Rachel Brathwaite, Thiago Botter-Maio Rocha, Christian Kieling, Kamal Gautam, Suraj Koirala, Valeria Mondelli, Brandon Kohrt & Helen L. Fisher European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Published on: 12 March 2020 Abstract: The burden of adolescent depression is high in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), yet research into prevention is lacking. Development and validation of models to […]

Feasibility study of a family- and school-based intervention for child behavior problems in Nepal

Ramesh P. Adhikari, Nawaraj Upadhaya, Emily N. Satinsky, Matthew D. Burkey, Brandon A. Kohrt and Mark J. D. Jordans. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health  Published: 23 March 2018 Background: This study evaluates the feasibility, acceptability, and outcomes of a combined school- and family-based intervention, delivered by psychosocial counselors, for children with behavior problems in […]

Perceived behavioral problems of school aged children in rural Nepal: a qualitative study

Ramesh P. Adhikari , Nawaraj Upadhaya , Dristy Gurung , Nagendra P. Luitel , Matthew D. Burkey , Brandon A. Kohrt and Mark J.D. Jordans Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health Published: 26 June 2015

Procedures to Select Digital Sensing Technologies for Passive Data Collection With Children and Their Caregivers: Qualitative Cultural Assessment in South Africa and Nepal

Brandon A Kohrt, Sauharda Rai,  Khanya Vilakazi,  Kiran Thapa, Anvita Bhardwaj, Alastair van Heerden JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting Published on: 16 January 2019

Elucidating adolescent aspirational models for the design of public mental health interventions: a mixed-method study in rural Nepal.

Sauharda Rai, Safar Bikram Adhikari, Nanda Raj Acharya, Bonnie N. Kaiser, Brandon A. Kohrt Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health Published on: 21 December 2017

Health and social vulnerability of adolescents in Nepal

Adhikari RP, Upadhaya N, Pokhrel R, Suwal BR, Shrestha MP and Subedi PK SM Journal of Public Health Epidemiology Published on: 27 October, 2017

Recruitment of child soldiers in Nepal: Mental health status and risk factors for voluntary participation of youth in armed groups

Kohrt, B. A., Yang, M., Rai, S., Bhardwaj, A., Tol, W. A., & Jordans, M. J. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology Published on: 1 August 2016

Psychological resilience and the gene regulatory impact of post traumatic stress in Nepali child soldiers

Kohrt BA, Worthman CM, Adhikari RP, Luitel NP, Arevalo JM, Ma J, et al Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Published on: 19 July 2016

The ecocultural context and child behavior problems: A qualitative analysis in rural Nepal.

Burkey, M. D., Ghimire, L., Adhikari, R. P., Wissow, L. S., Jordans, M. J., & Kohrt, B. A. Social Science & Medicine Published on: 3 May 2016

Designing mental health interventions informed by child development and human biology theory: A social ecology intervention for child soldiers in Nepal

Kohrt, B.A., Jordans, M.J.D., Koirala, S., Worthman, C.M. American Journal of Human Biology Published on: 7 November 2014

Protective and risk factors of psychosocial wellbeing related to the reintegration of former child soldiers in Nepal

Adhikari, R. P., Kohrt, B. A., Luitel, N.P., Upadhaya, N., Gurung, D. & Jordans, M.J.D. (2014). Intervention Published on: November 2014

Impact of peer support on PTSD, hope, and functional impairment: A mixed-methods study of child soldiers in Nepal

Morley, C.A., & Kohrt, B. A. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma Published on: 4 September 2013

Social ecology interventions for post-traumatic stress disorder: what can we learn from child soldiers?

Kohrt, B. British Journal for Psychiatry Published on: 2 September 2013

Implementation of a mental health care package for children in areas of armed conflict: A case study from Burundi, Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Sudan

Jordans MJD, Tol WA, Susanty D, Ntamatumba P, Luitel NP, et al. PLoS Medicine Published on: 15 January 2013

Research review: Psychosocial adjustment and mental health in former child soldiers – a systematic review of the literature and recommendations for future research

Betancourt, T.S., Borisova, I., Williams, T.P., Meyers-Ohki, S.E., Rubin-Smith, J.E., Annan, J., &Kohrt, B.A. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry Published on: 17 December 2012

Social ecology of child soldiers: Child, family, and community determinants of mental health, psychosocial wellbeing, and reintegration in Nepal

Kohrt, B.A., Jordans, M.J.D., Tol, W.A., Perrera, E., Karki, R., Koirala, S. & Upadhaya, N. Transcultural Psychiatry Published on: November 18, 2010

Four principles of mental health research and psychosocial intervention for child soldiers: lessons learned in Nepal

Kohrt B.A., Jordans M.J.D., Morley C.A. International Psychiatry Published on: July 2010

Evaluation of a classroom-based psychosocial intervention in conflict-affected Nepal: A cluster randomized controlled trial

Jordans M.J.D., Komproe I.H., Tol W.A., Kohrt B.A., Luitel N.P., Macy R.D., Jong J.T.V.M. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry Published on: 21 January 2010

Comparison of mental health between former child soldiers and children never conscripted by armed groups in Nepal

Kohrt B.A., Jordans M.J.D., Tol W.A., Speckman R.A., Maharjan S.M., Worthman C.M., Komproe I.H. Journal of the American Medical Association Published on: 13 August 2008

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