Letters Mental healthcare in low and middle income countries

Case for cultural adaptation of psychological interventions for mental healthcare in low and middle income countries

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7636 (Published 16 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7636
  1. Shanaya Rathod, consultant psychiatrist1,
  2. David Kingdon, professor of mental healthcare delivery2
  1. 1Grove House, Southampton SO14 3TJ, UK
  2. 2University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  1. shanayarathod{at}nhs.net

Drake and colleagues make an excellent case for culturally adapted, relevant services and interventions for mental illness in low and middle income countries.1 Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a key evidence based therapy that is widely used across the globe for various illnesses. However, the concepts and constructs used in therapy …

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