An Initiative in Suicide Prevention: Best Practices, Challenges and Lessons Learnt from Nepal

Parbati Shrestha, Sita Maya Thing Lama, Rambabu Nepal Intervention Published on: 9 September 2021 Abstract: Suicide is a major problem at the current time in Nepal. Although suicide needs a multisectoral and comprehensive response, it is challenging to work in a community where mental health and psychosocial support are not available or are limited. These […]

Effectiveness of Group Problem Management Plus, a brief psychological intervention for adults affected by humanitarian disasters in Nepal: A cluster randomized controlled trial

Mark J. D. Jordans, Brandon A. Kohrt, Manaswi Sangraula, Elizabeth L. Turner, Xueqi Wang, Pragya Shrestha, Renasha Ghimire, Edith van’t Hof, Richard A. Bryant, Katie S. Dawson, Kedar Marahatta, Nagendra P. Luitel, Mark van Ommeren PLoS Medicine Published on: 17 June 2021 Background: Globally, 235 million people are impacted by humanitarian emergencies worldwide, presenting increased […]

Personal Reflections on Group Problem Management Plus in Nepal: The Importance of Cultural Adaptation and Supervision

Renasha Ghimire and Pragya Shrestha Intervention Published on: 31 March 2021 Abstract: Two clinical supervisors supported the implementation of Group Problem Management Plus (PM+) in feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness trials in Nepal. In this personal reflection, they share lessons learned and experiences on the importance of cultural adaptation and supervision in implementing an intervention delivered […]

Development of the mental health cultural adaptation and contextualization for implementation (mhCACI) procedure: a systematic framework to prepare evidence-based psychological interventions for scaling

Sangraula M, Kohrt BA, Ghimire R, Shrestha P, Luitel NP, van’t Hof E, Dawson K, Jordans MJD Global Mental Health Published on: 19 Feb 2021 Background: Because of the high burden of untreated mental illness in humanitarian settings and low- and middle-income countries, scaling-up effective psychological interventions require a cultural adaptation process that is feasible […]

Self-reported psychological distress during the COVID-19 outbreak in Nepal: findings from an online survey

Kamal Gautam, Ramesh P. Adhikari, Aman Sen Gupta, Rajan Kumar Shrestha, Pitambar Koirala & Suraj Koirala BMC Psychology Published on: 9 December 2020 Background: A lower respiratory tract infection caused by novel coronavirus termed as Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) was first identified in China and subsequently took the form of pandemic. Studies on disease outbreak […]

Suicidal ideation among Nepali widows: an exploratory study of risk factors and comorbid psychosocial problems

Garrison-Desany, H. M., M. E. Lasater, N. P. Luitel, D. Rimal, D. Pun, S. Shrestha, W. Tol, and P. J. Surkan Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology Published on: 13 August 2020 Purpose: Suicide is a leading cause of death among Nepali women of reproductive age. Suicidal ideation has known associations with stressful life events, which […]

Feasibility of Group Problem Management Plus (PM+) to improve mental health and functioning of adults in earthquake-affected communities in Nepal

M. Sangraula, E. L. Turner, N. P. Luitel, E. van‘t Hof, P. Shrestha, R. Ghimire, R. Bryant, K. Marahatta, M. van Ommeren, B. A. Kohrt, and M. J. D. Jordans Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences Published on: 26 May 2020 Aims: Psychological interventions that are brief, acceptable, effective and can be delivered by non-specialists are especially […]

Traditional Healers and Mental Health in Nepal: A Scoping Review

Tony V Pham, Bonnie N. Kaiser, Rishav Koirala, Sujen Man Maharjan, Nawaraj Upadhaya, Lauren Franz & Brandon A. Kohrt Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry Published on: 22 May 2020 Abstract: Despite extensive ethnographic and qualitative research on traditional healers in Nepal, the role of traditional healers in relation to mental health has not been synthesized. We […]

Effectiveness of Group Problem Management Plus (Group-PM+) for adults affected by humanitarian crises in Nepal: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial

Edith van’t Hof, Manaswi Sangraula, Nagendra P. Luitel, Elizabeth L. Turner, Kedar Marahatta, Mark van Ommeren, Pragya Shrestha, Richard Bryant, Brandon A. Kohrt & Mark J. D. Jordans Trials Published on: 19 April 2020 Background: Globally, the lack of availability of psychological services for people exposed to adversities has led to the development of a […]

Change in treatment coverage and barriers to mental health care among adults with depression and alcohol use disorder: a repeat cross-sectional community survey in Nepal

Nagendra P. Luitel, Emily C. Garman, Mark J. D. Jordans & Crick Lund BMC Public Health Published on: 22 October 2019 Background: Despite the availability of evidence-based treatment, there is a substantial gap between the number of individuals in need of mental health care and those who receive treatment. The aim of this study was […]

An integrated approach to mental health and disaster preparedness: a cluster comparison with earthquake affected communities in Nepal

Courtney Welton-Mitchell, Leah Emily James, Shree Niwas Khanal and Alexander Scott James BMC Psychiatry Published on: 15 September 2018

Protocol for a feasibility study of group-based focused psychosocial support to improve the psychosocial well-being and functioning of adults affected by humanitarian crises in Nepal: Group Problem Management Plus (PM+)

Manaswi Sangraula, Edith van’t Hof, Nagendra P. Luitel, Elizabeth L. Turner, Kedar Marahatta, Jolene H. Nakao, Mark van Ommeren, Mark J. D. Jordans and Brandon A. Kohrt Pilot and Feasibility Studies Published on: 18 July 2018

Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder and culture: Early and prolonged grief in Nepali widows

Kim J, Tol WA, Shrestha A, Kafle HM, Rayamajhi R, Luitel NP, Thapa L, Surkan PJ Psychiatry Published on: 14 April 2017

Suicidal ideation and behaviour among community and health care seeking populations in five low- and middle-income countries: a cross-sectional study

Jordans M, Rathod S, Fekadu A, Medhin G, Kigozi F, Kohrt B, Luitel N, Petersen I, Shidhaye R, Ssebunnya J, Patel V, Lund C. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences Published on: 16 February 2017

Mental health and psychosocial problems in the aftermath of Nepal earthquakes: Findings from a representative cluster sample survey

Kane JC, Luitel NP, Jordans MJD, Kohrt B, Weissbecker I, Tol WA. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences Published on: 9 January 2017

Mental health problems in the aftermath of earthquake in Nepal

Luitel NP, Kene J, Jordans M, Kohrt B, Tol W. European Psychiatry Published on: March 2016

Suicide in South Asia: a scoping review

Jordans, M.J.D., Kaufman, A., Brenman, N.F., Adhikari, R. P., Luitel, N. P., Tol, W. A. & Komproe, I. BMC Psychiatry Published on: 24 December 2014

A prospective study of political violence and mental health in Nepal

Kohrt, B., Hruschka, D., Worthman, C., Kunz, R., Baldwin, J. Upadhaya, N., Acharya, N, Koirala, S., Thapa, S., Tol, W., Jordans, M.J.D., Rodkin, N., Sharma, V. & Nepal, M. British Journal of Psychiatry Published on: October 2012

Conflict and mental health: Cross-sectional epidemiological study in Nepal

Luitel NP, Jordans MJD, Sapkota RP, Tol WA, Kohrt BA, Thapa SB, Komproe IH, Sharma B. Social Psychiatry Psychiatric Epidemiology Published on: 10 July 2012

Culture in psychiatric epidemiology: Using ethnography and multiple mediator models to assess the relationship of caste with depression and anxiety in Nepal

Kohrt B.A., Speckman R.A., Kunz R.D., Baldwin J.L., Upadhaya N., Acharya N.R., Sharma V.D., Nepal M.K., Worthman C.M. Annals of human biology Published on: 9 July 2009

Disability associated with psychiatric symptoms among torture survivors in rural Nepal

Tol, W.A., Komproe, I.H., Thapa, S.B., Jordans, M.J.D., Sharma, B. & de Jong, J.T. M. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease Published on: June 2007

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