What is it about?
In this study, we test if a simple, one-session intervention that is delivered digitally can be effective in reducing adolescent depression and anxiety symptoms. In this randomized controlled trial with Kenyan adolescents, we find that Shamiri significantly reduced depression, but not anxiety, symptoms with effects larger than traditional multi-session psychotherapy.
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Why is it important?
This study provides evidence that a brief, single-session positive-psychology intervention may help reduce the depressive symptoms of adolescents living in sub-Saharan Africa, where there are few mental health professionals and stigma limits help-seeking.
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This page is a summary of: Single-session digital intervention for adolescent depression, anxiety, and well-being: Outcomes of a randomized controlled trial with Kenyan adolescents., Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, July 2020, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/ccp0000505.
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This project directory contains documents, data, and code for: Single-Session Intervention for Adolescent Depression, Anxiety and Well-being: Outcomes of a Randomized Controlled Trial with Low-Income Kenyan Adolescents (in prep)
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