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Global Mental Health Lab Publications

Verdeli, H., Kao, CW., Frame, K. (In preparation). Trajectories of Recovery from depression with Group-IPT in Ugandan Women. International Journal of Mental Health Systems. International Journal of Mental Health Systems.

Ruggeri, K., Plakolm, S., Graeff-Buhl-Nielsen, S., Sönmez, C. C., Sardana, S., Verdeli H. (In Preparation). From Brain Drain to Brain Gain: Exploring the Burgeoning Role of Community Health Workers to Tackle Mental Health Treatment Gaps in the Developing World. Frontiers in Psychology.


Weissman, M. M., Wickramaratne, P., Gameroff, M. J., Warner, V., Pilowsky, D., Kohad, R. G., Verdeli, H., & Talati, A. (2016). Offspring of depressed parents: 30 years later. American Journal of Psychiatry173(10), 1024-1032.

Gomes, M. F., Chowdhary, N., Vousoura, E., & Verdeli, H. (2016). “When Grief Breaks Your Heart”: A Case Study of Interpersonal Psychotherapy Delivered in a Primary Care Setting. Journal of clinical psychology72(8), 807-817.

Lewandowski, R. E., Bolton, P. A., Feighery, A., Bass, J., Hamba, C., Stavrou, V., Ndogoni, L., & Verdeli, H. (2016). Local perceptions of the impact of group interpersonal psychotherapy in rural Uganda. Global Mental Health3.

Meffert, S. M., Neylan, T. C., Chambers, D. A., & Verdeli, H. (2016). Novel implementation research designs for scaling up global mental health care: overcoming translational challenges to address the world’s leading cause of disability. International journal of mental health systems10(1), 19.

Sherman, B. J., Vousoura, E., Wickramaratne, P., Warner, V., & Verdeli, H. (2016). Temperament and major depression: How does difficult temperament affect frequency, severity, and duration of major depressive episodes among offspring of parents with or without depression?. Journal of affective disorders200, 82-88.

Verdeli, H. (2016). Global Mental Health: An Introduction. Journal of clinical psychology72(8), 761-765.

Verdeli, H., Therosme, T., Eustache, E., Hilaire, O. S., Joseph, B., Sönmez, C. C., & Raviola, G. (2016). Community Norms and Human Rights: Supervising Haitian Colleagues on Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) With a Depressed and Abused Pregnant Woman. Journal of clinical psychology72(8), 847-855.

Ceballos, A. M. G., Andrade, A. C., Markowitz, T., & Verdeli, H. (2016). “You Pulled Me out of a Dark Well”: A Case Study of a Colombian Displaced Woman Empowered Through Interpersonal Counseling (IPC). Journal of clinical psychology72(8), 839-846.

Gomes, M. F., Chowdhary, N., Vousoura, E., & Verdeli, H. (2016). “When Grief Breaks Your Heart”: A Case Study of Interpersonal Psychotherapy Delivered in a Primary Care Setting. Journal of clinical psychology72(8), 807-817.

Opiyo, E., Ongeri, L., Rota, G., Verdeli, H., Neylan, T., & Meffert, S. (2016). Collaborative Interpersonal Psychotherapy for HIV‐Positive Women in Kenya: A Case Study From the Mental Health, HIV and Domestic Violence (MIND) Study. Journal of clinical psychology72(8), 779-783.

Sardana, S*., Marcus, M., & Verdeli, H. (2016). Narratives of Violence, Pathology, and Empowerment: Mental Health Needs Assessment of Home‐Based Female Sex Workers in Rural India. Journal of clinical psychology72(8), 827-838.

Lee, A. R., Wolf, R., Contento, I., Verdeli, H., & Green, P. H. R. (2016). Coeliac disease: the association between quality of life and social support network participation. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics29(3), 383-390.

Legha, R., Eustache, E., Therosme, T. Boyd, K., Reginald, F. A., Hilaire, G., Daimyo, S., Jerome, G., Verdeli, H., & Raviola, G. (2015). Taskshifting: translating theory into practice to build a community based mental health care system in rural Haiti. Intervention, 13(3), 248-267.

Chowdhary, N., Anand, A., Dimidjian, S., Shinde, S., Webong, B., Balaji, M., Hollon, S., Rahman, A., Wilson,G. T., Verdeli, H., Araya, R., King, M., Jordans, M. J. D., Fairburn, C., Kirkwood, B., & Patel, V. (2015). The Healthy Activity Program lay counsellor delivered treatment for severe depression in India: systematic development and randomised evaluation. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 208(1), 1063-1069. Doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.161075

Shultz, J. M., Garfin, D. R., Espinel, Z., Araya, R., Oquendo, M. A., Wainberg, M. L., Chaskel, R., Gaviria, S.L., Ordóñez, A. E., Espinola, M., Wilson, F. E., García, N. M., Ceballos, A. M. G., Garcia-Barcena, Y., Verdeli, H., & Neria, Y. Internally displaced ‘victims of armed conflict’ in Colombia: the trajectory and trauma signature of forced migration. Current psychiatry reports, 16(10), 1-16. Doi: 10.1007/s11920-014-0475-7 

Teel, K. S.*, Verdeli, H., Wickramaratne, P., Warner, V., Vousoura,* E., Haroz, E. E., & Talati, A. (2015). Impact of a father figure’s presence in the household on children’s psychiatric diagnoses and functioning in families at high risk for depression. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-10. Doi: 10.1007/s10826-015-0239-y

Kennedy, R.*, Verdeli, H., Vousoura, E., Vidair, H., Gameroff, M. J., & Zeng, R. R. (2014). Incorporating evidence-based practices into psychotherapy training in clinical psychology Ph. D. programs in the United States. International Journal of Psychotherapy, 18(2), 21-38.

Vousoura, E.*, Spyropoulou, A. C., Koundi, K. L., Tzavara, C., Verdeli, H., Paparrigopoulos, T., Augoulea, A., Lambrinoudaki, I., & Zervas, I. M. (2015). Vasomotor and depression symptoms may be associated with different sleep disturbance patterns in postmenopausal women. Menopause, 22(10), 1.

Weissman, M. M., Hankerson, S. H., Scorza, P., Olfson, M., Verdeli, H., Shea, S., Lantigua, R., & Wainberg, M. (2014). Interpersonal Counseling (IPC) for Depression in Primary Care. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 68(4), 359-383.

McDonnell, G*., Baily, C*., Schuler, T., & Verdeli, H. (2014). Anxiety among adolescent survivors of pediatric cancer: A missing link in the survivorship literature. Palliative and Supportive Care, 1-5.

Verdeli, H. (2014). Learners without borders. Global Mental Health, 1(6).

Aggarwal, N. K., Balaji, M., Kumar, S., Mohanraj, R., Rahman, A., Verdeli, H., Araya, A., Jordans, M.J.D., Chowdhary, N., & Patel, V. (2014). Using consumer perspectives to inform the cultural adaptation of psychological treatments for depression: A mixed methods study from South Asia. Journal of affective disorders, 163, 88-101.

Chowdhary, N., Jotheeswaran, A.T., Nadkami, A., Hollon, S.D., King, M., Jordans, M.J.D., Rahman, A., Verdeli, H., Araya, R., & Patel, V. (2013). The methods and outcomes of cultural adaptations of psychological treatments for depressive disorders: A systematic review. Psychological Medicine, 1-16. Doi: 10.1017/S0033291713001785

Sweetland, A.C., Belkin, G.S., Verdeli, H. (2013). Measuring depression and anxiety in sub-Saharan Africa. Depression and Anxiety. Doi: 10.1002/da.22142.

Bass, J.K., Ayash, C., Betancourt, T.S., Haroz, E.E., Verdeli, H., Neugebauer, R., Murray, L.K., & Bolton, P.A (2013). Mental health problems of displaced war-affected adolescents in northern Uganda: Patterns of agreement between self and caregiver assessment. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-11. Doi: 10.1007/s10826-013-9755-9.

Lewandowski, R. E., Verdeli, H., Wickramaratne, P., Warner, V., Mancini, A., & Weissman, M. (2013). Predictors of positive outcomes in offspring of depressed parents and non-depressed parents across 20 years. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-12. Doi: 10.1007/s10826-013-9732-3.

Betancourt, T.S., Newnham, E.A., Brennan, R.T., Verdeli, H., Borisova, I., Neugebauer, R., Bass, J., & Bolton, P. (2012). Moderators of treatment effectiveness for war-affected youth with depression in northern Uganda. Journal of Adolescent Health, 51(6), 544-550. Doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2012.02.010.

Weissman, M., & Verdeli, H. (2012). Interpersonal Psychotherapy: Evaluation, Support, Triage. Clinical psychology & psychotherapy, 19(2), 106-112. Doi: 10.1002/cpp.1775.

Weissman, M.M., Verdeli, H. (2012). Outsourced psychiatry: Experts still relevant. Science, 336(6078), 152. Doi: 10.1126/science.336.6078.152-b.

Verdeli, H., Vousoura, E., Baily, C.,*  Belser, A., D., Van De Wal, E., & Manos, G. (2011). Adaptation and

testing of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for military spouses. Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 1(1), 118-126.

Murray, L.K., Dorsey, S., Bolton, P., Jordans, M.J., Rahman, A., Bass, J., & Verdeli, H. (2011). Building capacity in mental health interventions in low resource countries: An apprenticeship model for training local providers. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 5(1), 30.

Belkin, S. G., Unützer, Jurgen., Kessler, R. C, Verdeli, H., Raviola, G., Sachs., K., Oswald, C., & Eustache, E. (2011). Scaling-up mental health for the “bottom billion”: “5×5” Implementation of Community Mental Health Care in Low-Income Regions. Psychiatric Services, 62, 1494-1502.

Patel,V., Weiss, H. A., Chowdhary, N., Naik, S., Pednekar, S., Chatterjee, S., Bhat, B., Araya, R., King, M., Simon, G., Verdeli H., & Kirkwood, B. R. (2011). The effectiveness of a lay health worker led collaborative stepped care intervention for depressive and anxiety disorders on clinical, suicide and
disability outcomes over 12 months: the Manas cluster randomized controlled trial from Goa, India. British Journal of Psychiatry, 199, 459–466.

Keith, J*., Verdeli, H. & Vousoura, E.* (2011). Evaluating the clinical significance of depression treatment: Implications for global mental health. International Journal of Mental Health, 40(3), 3-28.

Sherman, B. J*., Duarte, C.S., & Verdeli, H. (2011). Internalizing and externalizing problems in adolescents from Bahia, Brazil: Sociodemographic correlates and family environment in boys and girls. International Journal of Mental Health, 40(3), 55-76.

Verdeli, H., Baily, C.*, Vousoura, E.*, Belser, A.*, Singla, D.*, & Manos, G. (2011). The case for treating depression in military spouses. Journal of Family Psychology, 25(4), 488-496.

Vousoura, E*., Verdeli, H., Wickramaratne, P., Warner., V., & Baily, C.* (2011). Parental divorce, familial risk for depression, and psychopathology in offspring: a three-generation study. Journal of Child and Family Studies. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-011-9523-7 [Epub]

Ponniah, K., Weissman, M.M., Bledsoe, S.E., Verdeli, H., Gameroff, M.J., Mufson, L., Fitterling, H., & Wikramaratne, P. (2011). Training in structured diagnostic assessment using DSM-IV criteria. Research on Social Work Practice, 21(4), 452-457.

Vidair, H. B., Boccia, A. S.,* Johnson, J. G., Verdeli, H., Wickramaratne, P., Klink, K., Softness, A.M., Dominguez-Rafer, C., Younge, G., & Weissman, M. M. (2011). Depressed parents’ treatment needs and children’s problems in an urban family medicine practice. Psychiatric Services, 62(3), 317-21.

Shultz, J. M., Kelly, F., Forbes, D., Verdeli, H. Leon, F., Rosen, A., Neria, Y. (2011). Triple threat trauma: Evidence-based mental health response for the 2011 Japan disaster. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 26(3), 1-5.

Patel, V., Chowdhary N., Rahman A., & Verdeli H., (2011). Improving access to psychological treatments: Lessons from developing countries. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 49, 523-528.

Patel, V., Weiss, H. A., Chowdhary, N., Naik, S., Pednekar, S., Chatterjee, S., De Silva, M., Bhat, B., Araya, R., King, M., Simon, G., Verdeli, H., & Kirkwood, B. (2010). Effectiveness of a lay health worker led intervention for depressive and anxiety disorders in primary care: the MANAS cluster randomized trial in India. Lancet, 376, 2086-95.

Verdeli, H., Vidair, H. B., Neugebauer, R., & Singla, D. R.* (2010). Sustainable treatments for depression in developing countries. US Psychiatry, 3, 25-27.

Spyropoulou, A., Zervas, I., Leonardou, A., Gregoriou, A., Verdeli, H. (2009). Preliminary data on the use of interpersonal psychotherapy for menopausal depression. Maturitas, 63(1), S105.

Zervas, I. M., Lambrinoudaki, I., Spyropoulou, A.C., Koundi, K. L., Voussoura, E.*, Tzavara, C., Verdeli, H., Aravantinos, L., Creatsa, M., & Paparrigopoulos, T. (2009). Additive effect of depressed mood and vasomotor symptoms on postmenopausal insomnia. Menopause, 16(4), 1-6.

Verdeli, H. (2008). Toward building feasible, efficacious, and sustainable treatments for depression in developing countries. Depression and Anxiety, 25, 899-902.

Chatterjee, S., Chowdhary, N., Pednekar, S., CohenA., Andrew, G., Araya, R., Simon, G., King, M., Kirkwood, B., Weiss, H., Verdeli, H., Clougherty, K., TellesS., & Patel, V. (2008). Integrating evidence-based treatments for common mental disorders in routine primary care: Feasibility and acceptability of the MANAS intervention in Goa, India. World Psychiatry, 7(1), 39-46.

Feder, A., Alonso, A., Tang, M., Liriano, W., Warner, V., Pilowsky, D., Barranco, E., Wang, Y., Verdeli, H., Wickramaratne, P., & Weissman, M. M. (2008). Children of low-income depressed mothers: Psychiatric disorders and social adjustment. Depression and Anxiety, 26(6), 513-520.

Neria, Y., Olfson, M. Gameroff, M., Wickramaratne, P., Pilowsky, D., Verdeli, H., Gross, R., Manetti-Cusa, J., Marshall, R. D., Lantigua, R., Shea, S., & Weissman, M. M. (2008). Trauma exposure and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in primary care patients with Bipolar Spectrum Disorder. Bipolar Disorders, 10, 503-520.

Verdeli, H., Clougherty K., Onyango, G., Lewandowski, E.*, Speelman, L., Betancourt, T., Neugebauer R., Stein, T.* , & Bolton, P. (2008). Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy for depressed youth in IDP camps in Northern Uganda: Adaptation and training. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 17(3), 605-624.

Bledsoe, S. E., Weissman, M. M., Mullen, E. J., Ponniah, K., Gameroff, M. J., Verdeli, H., Mufson, L., Fitterling, H., & Wickramaratne, P. (2007). Empirically supported psychotherapy in social work training programs: Does the definition of evidence matter? Research on Social Work Practice, 17, 449-455.

Bolton, P. B., Bass, J., Betancourt, T., Speelman, L., Onyango, G., Clougherty, K. F., Neugebauer, R., Murray, L., & Verdeli, H. (2007). Interventions for depression symptoms among adolescent survivors of war and displacement in northern Uganda: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association, 298(5), 519-527.

Talati, A., Wickramaratne, P. J., Pilowsky, D. J., Alpert, J. E., Cerda, G., Garber, J., Hughes, C. W., King, C. A., Malloy, E., Sood, A. B., Verdeli, H., Trivedi, M. H., Rush, A. J., & Weissman, M. M. (2007). Remission of maternal depression and child symptoms among single mothers: A STAR*D-Child Report. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 42(12), 962-971.

Bass, J., Neugebauer, R., Clougherty, K. F., Verdeli, H., Speelman, L., Ndogoni, L., Wickramaratne, P., Weissman, M. M., & Bolton, P. (2006). Group interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed in rural Uganda: 6-month follow-up of a randomized controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry, 188, 567-573.

Clougherty, K. F., Verdeli, H., Mufson, L., & Young, J. (2006). Interpersonal psychotherapy: Effectiveness trials in Rural Uganda and New York City. Psychiatric Annals, 36(8), 566-577.

Verdeli, H., Mufson, L., Lee, L.*, & Keith, J.* (2006). Review of evidence-based psychotherapies for pediatric mood and anxiety disorders. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 2(3), 395-421.

Weissman, M. M., Verdeli, H., Gameroff, M. J., Bledsoe, S. E., Betts K., Mufson, L., Fitterling, H., & Wickramaratne, P. (2006). National survey of psychotherapy training in Psychiatry, Psychology and Social Work. Archives of General Psychiatry, 63, 925-934.

Weissman, M. M., Wickramaratne, P., Nomura, Y., Warner, V., Pilowski, D., & Verdeli, H. (2006). Offspring of depressed parents: 20 years later. American Journal of Psychiatry, 163, 1001-1008.

de Mello, M. F., Mari, J. J., Bacaltchuk, J., Verdeli, H., & Neugebauer, R. (2005). A systematic review of research findings on the efficacy of IPT for depressive disorders. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 255, 75-82.

Weissman, M. M., Wickramaratne, P., Nomura, Y., Warner, V., Verdeli, H., Pilowski, D. J., Grillon, C., & Bruder, G. (2005). Families at high and low risk for depression: A three generation study. Archives of General Psychiatry, 62(1), 29-36.

Verdeli, H., Ferro, T., Wickaramaratne, P., Greenwald, S., Blanco, C., & Weissman, M. M. (2004). Interpersonal psychotherapy with depressed mothers of depressed children: Pilot study of feasibility. Depression and Anxiety, 19(1), 51-58.

Bolton, P., Bass, J., Neugebauer, R., Verdeli, H., Clougherty, K. F., Wickramaratne, P., Speelman, L., Ndogoni, L., & Weissman, M. M. (2003). Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression in Rural Uganda. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 289(23), 3117-3124.

Ehrensaft, M. K., Wasserman, G. A., Verdeli, H., Greenwald, S., Miller, L. S., & Davies, M. (2003). Maternal antisocial behavior, parenting practices and behavior problems in boys at risk for antisocial behavior. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 12(1), 27-40.

Masia, C. L., Storch, E. A., Dent, H. C., Adams, P., Verdeli, H., Davies, M., & Weissman, M. M. (2003). Recall of childhood psychopathology more than 10 years later. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 42(1), 6-12.

Verdeli, H., Clougherty, K. F., Bolton, P., Speelman, L., Ndogoni, L., Bass, J., Neugebauer, R., & Weissman, M. M. (2003). Adapting group interpersonal psychotherapy for a developing country: Experience in rural Uganda. World Psychiatry, 2(2), 114-120.

Ferro, T., Verdeli, H., Pierre, F., & Weissman, M. M. (2000). Screening for depression in mothers bringing their offspring for evaluation or treatment of depression. American Journal of Psychiatry, 157, 375-378.

Nunes, E. V., Weissman, M. M., Goldstein, R. B., McAvay, G., Beckford, C., Seracini, A., Verdeli, H., & Wickramaratne, P. J. (2000). Psychiatric disorders and functioning in the children of opiate addicts: Prevalences and distribution by ethnicity. American Journal of Addictions, 9(3), 232-241.

Weissman, M. M., Wickramaratne, P. J., Adams, P., Wolk, S., Verdeli, H., & Olfson, M. (2000). Brief screening for family psychiatric history: The family history screen (FHS). Archives of General Psychiatry, 57, 675-682.

Weissman, M. M., McAvay, G., Goldstein, R. B., Nunes, E. V., Verdeli, H., & Wickramaratne, P. J. (1999). Risk/Protective factors among addicted mothers’ offspring: A replication study. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 25, 661-679.

Nunes, E. V., Weissman, M. M., Goldstein, R. B., McAvay, G., Seracini, A., Verdeli, H., & Wickramaratne, P. J. (1998). Psychopathology in children of parents with opiate dependence and/or major depression. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 37, 1142-1151.



Verdeli, H., Baily, C.,* Nanyondo, C., Keith, J.*, & Elis, O.* (2012). Interpersonal psychotherapy in developing countries. In M. Weissman & J. Markowitz (Eds.) The Casebook of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (pp. 321-340). Oxford Press: New York, NY.

Baily, C.,* Ricks A,*, Henderson, S., Taub, A., Verdeli, H. (2011). The psychological context and mental health needs of unaccompanied children in the US Immigration proceedings.Graduate Student Journal of Psychology,13, 4-11.

Verdeli, H., & Weissman, M. M. (2010). Interpersonal psychotherapy. In D. Wedding & R.J. Corsini (Eds.) Current Psychotherapies, 10th Edition (pp. 383-416). Centage: Stamford, CT.

Verdeli, H. (2009). Thinking globally about mental health. Teachers College Today, 33(2), 32.

Weissman, M.M., & Verdeli, H. (2009). Interpersonal psychotherapy – Evaluation, support, triage (IPT-EST). Copyrighted unpublished manual.

Mufson, L., Verdeli, H., Clougherty, K. F., & Shoum, K.* (2008). How to use IPT for depressed adolescents. In J. Rey & B. Birmaher (Eds.), Treating Childhood Disorders. Oxford University Press.

Verdeli, H. (2007). Contributor, ManicDepressive Illness, second edition (Frederick Goodwin & KayRedfield Jamison, Eds), Oxford University Press.

Mufson, L., Young, J., Clougherty, K. F.,& Verdeli, H. (2007).IPT-A supervision checklist.

Verdeli, H. (2005). Treating depression in developing countries: Invited editorial. Insights Health Developmental Research, 53, 6. Retrieved October 5, 2007.

Verdeli, H., Mufson, L, & Weissman, M. M. (2003). A counseling intervention for adolescent children of bipolar mothers. Bipolar Disorders, Supp. 1, 5.

Clougherty, K. F., Verdeli, H., & Weissman, M. M. (2003). Interpersonal psychotherapy for a group in Uganda (IPT-GU). Copyrighted unpublished manual.

Mufson, L., Weissman, M. M., Clougherty, K. F., & Verdeli, H. (2001). IPT-A Training Videotape.

Verdeli, H. & Fyer, A. (1999).Modification of the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for Panic Studies – Lifetime Version (SADS-PL) for DSM-IV criteria.

Verdeli, H., Ferro, T., & Weissman, M. M. (1998). Interpersonal Problem Questionnaire. Copyrighted instrument.