Brenman, N. F., Luitel, N. P., Mall, S., Jordans, M. J. D., (2014).Demand and access to mental health services: a qualitative formative study in Nepal. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 14:22

Abstract Background: Nepal is experiencing a significant ‘treatment gap’ in mental health care. People with mental disorders do not always receive appropriate treatment due to a range of structural and individual issues, including stigma and poverty. The PRIME (Programme for Improving Mental Health Care) programme has developed a mental health care plan to address this […]

Adhikari, R.P., Upadhaya, N., Gurung, D., Luitel, N.P, Burkey, M.D., Kohrt, B.A. and Jordans, M.J.D. (2015). Perceived behavioral problems of school aged children in rural Nepal: a qualitative study, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health (2015) 9:25

Abstract Background: Studies on child behavioral problems from low and middle income countries are scarce, even more so in Nepal. This paper explores parents, family members’ and teachers’ perceptions of child behavioral problems, strategies used and recommendations to deal with this problem. Method: In this study, 72 free list interviews and 30 Key Informant Interviews […]

Hanlon, C., Luitel, N. P., Kathree, T., Murhar, V., Shrivasta, S., et al. (2014). Challenges and Opportunities for Implementing Integrated Mental Health Care: A District Level Situation Analysis from Five Low- and Middle-Income Countries. PLoS ONE 9(2): e88437.

Abstract Background: Little is known about how to tailor implementation of mental health services in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to the diverse settings encountered within and between countries. In this paper we compare the baseline context, challenges and opportunities in districts in five LMICs (Ethiopia, India, Nepal, South Africa and Uganda) participating in the […]

Adhikari, R. P., Kohrt, B. A., Luitel, N.P., Upadhaya, N., Gurung, D. & Jordans, M.J.D. (2014). Protective and risk factors of psychosocial wellbeing related to the reintAnchoregration of former child soldiers in Nepal, Intervention, 12(3):367 – 378.

Abstract This paper explores protective and risk factors for mental health and psychosocial wellbeing among 300 child solders (verified minors) through a longitudinal study. Both the Hopkins Symptoms Check list and the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist (civilian version) were used to measure mental health problems, while the Generalised Estimating Equation was used to identify both […]

Jordans, M.J.D., Kaufman, A., Brenman, N.F., Adhikari, R. P., Luitel, N.P., Tol, W. A. & Komproe, I. (2014). Suicide in South Asia: a scoping review, BMC Psychiatry, 14:358

Abstract Background: Globally, suicide is an important cause of mortality. In low- and middle income settings, it is difficult to find unequivocal data to establish suicide rates. The objective of this review is to synthesize the reporting of suicide incidence in six south Asian countries. Methods: We conducted a scoping review combining peer-reviewed studies (PubMed, […]

Breuer, E., De Silva, M. J., Fekadu, A.,Luitel, N. P., Murhar, V., Nakku, J., Petersen, I., Lund, C. (2014). Using workshops to develop theories of change in five low and middle income countries: lessons from the Programme for improving mental health care (PRIME). International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 8:15

Abstract Background: The Theory of Change (ToC) approach has been used to develop and evaluate complex health initiatives in a participatory way in high income countries. Little is known about its use to develop mental health care plans in low and middle income countries where mental health services remain inadequate. Aims: ToC workshops were held […]

Mendenhall, E., De Silva, M. J., Hanlon, C., Petersen, I., Shidhye, R., Jordans, M. J. D., Luitel, N. P., Ssebunnya, J., Fekadu, A., Patel, V., Tomlinson, M., Lund, C. (2014). Acceptability and feasibility of using non-specialist health workers to deliver mental health care: Stakeholder perceptions from the PRIME district sites in Ethiopia, India, Nepal, South Africa, and Uganda. Social Science & Medicine, 118, 33-42

Abstract Three-quarters of the global mental health burden exists in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), yet the lack of mental health services in resource-poor settings is striking. Task-sharing (also, taskshifting), where mental health care is provided by non-specialists, has been proposed to improve access to mental health care in LMICs. This multi-site qualitative study investigates […]

Kohrt, B.A., Upadhaya, N., Luitel, N.P., Maharjan, S.M, Kaiser, B.N., MacFarlane, E. K., Khan, N. (2014). Authorship in Global Mental Health Research: Recommendations for Collaborative Approaches to Writing and Publishing. Annals of Global Health, 80:134-142

Abstract: Collaborations among researchers, clinicians, and persons with mental illness from high-income countries (HIC) and low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) are crucial to produce research, interventions, and policies that are relevant, feasible, and ethical. However, historically global mental health and cultural psychiatry research publications have been dominated by HIC investigators. This paper presents recommendations for […]

Morley, C. A., & Kohrt, B. A. (2013). Impact of Peer Support on PTSD, Hope, and Functional Impairment: A Mixed-Methods Study of Child Soldiers in Nepal. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 22(7), 714-734.

Abstract The experience of child soldiers during postwar civilian reintegration is recognized as a major contributor to mental health. For some children, postwar social relations may be more important than war trauma in determining psychosocial well-being. Mixed methods incorporating epidemiology and qualitative case studies were employed to evaluate the effects of family, peer, and community […]

Karki, R., Kohrt, B.A. andJordans, M.J.D (2009). Child Led Indicators: pilot testing a child participation tool for former child soldiers in Nepal, Intervention, 7 (2), 92 – 109

There is increasing attention given to participatory projects with marginalized children and young people, in the absence of child protection. In Nepal, a process was developed to provide a framework for more systematic participation of children in psychosocial programming, geared towards facilitating the reintegration for former child soldiers. The process development followed seven steps with […]