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Comment & Response
April 4, 2017

Interventions for Anxiety and Depression in Conflict-Affected Areas

Author Affiliations
  • 1Academy of Sport and Physical Activity, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • 2University of Idaho, Moscow

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JAMA. 2017;317(13):1376. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.1842

To the Editor Dr Rahman and colleagues1 examined the effect of a multicomponent behavioral intervention delivered by lay health workers in patients impaired by psychological distress in Pakistan and found that the intervention group had significantly lower mean scores on anxiety and depressive symptoms compared with usual care. However, several limitations should be considered.