While CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)has been found to be effective in treating depression
in West, only limited amount of research has been conducted to find assess its effectiveness
in low and middle income countries. We have developed culturally sensitive CBT during the
last few years in Pakistan. Pakistan has high rates of depression. And there is currently a
need to develop and test evidence based treatments which are culturally sensitive and cost
effective. IN this project we will be assessing the effectiveness of a culturally sensitive
CBT based self help intervention for depression in Pakistan against care as usual, using a
randomized controlled design.