Social intervention for British Pakistani women with depression


The mental health needs of people require input at different levels: biological, psychological and social. Whilst a lot of attention is being paid to biological and psychological interventions, social interventions at a community level is still in its infancy. Dr Nusrat Husain and his colleagues have conducted a randomised control trial looking at social interventions for British Pakistani women with depression. In this podcast he talks about the study design, the findings and the way forward for social intervention.


Date published: 11 November 2010

Presenter: Dr Saliha Nazir

Interviewee: Dr Nusrat Husain

Audio running time: 10 minutes

Credits: 0.5


Learning outcomes


By the end of this podcast, we hope you will be able to:


  • identify the reasons for social intervention in this ethnic group


  • understand the process of recruiting hard-to-engage patients


  • compare the efficacy of the social intervention with antidepressants


  • consider the issues in relation to the cost effectiveness of this intervention.


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Please note: This podcast was recorded in 2010. Please be aware that some of the material covered and/or guidance may have changed.
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