Kurdish Studies

ISSN: 2051-4883 | e-ISSN: 2051-4891
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Development Of Wellness Guide: A Guided Self-Help Indigenous Intervention For Reducing Depression, And Anxiety And Enhancing Wellbeing Of Pakistani Youth

Dr. Sabahat Haqqani
Ms. Taqdees Fatima
Ms. Noor Ul Sabahat
Mr. Muhammad Naeem
Dr. Nosherwan Khan
Dr. Ishrat Yousaf
Keywords: CBT Based Intervention, Young Adults, Intervention Mapping, Common Mental Disorders.


Mental health concerns are major contributors of disease burden among LMICs’ youth. This burden can be reduced through early or preventive interventions. This study presents steps taken to develop, refine and evaluate an indigenous, targeted, CBT based intervention for reducing depression and anxiety and enhancing wellbeing of Pakistani youth. A user centered approach for collection of data involving four major stages was adopted. This intervention is developed in Urdu and English language using intervention mapping technique. Future treatment endeavors can utilize this intervention for large scale testing, integration into local healthcare systems and for further indigenous interventions development.

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