Intervention

COMMENTARY
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 141--143

Problem Management Plus and Alcohol (PM+A): A New Intervention to Address Alcohol Misuse and Psychological Distress Among Conflict-Affected Populations


Daniela C Fuhr1, Sergey Bogdanov2, Wietse A Tol3, Abhijit Nadkarni4, Bayard Roberts6 
1 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Department of Health Services Research and Policy, Faculty of Public Health and Policy, UK
2 Center for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
3 Section of Global Health, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen; Peter C. Alderman Program for Global Mental Health, HealthRight International; Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Denmark
4 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Department of Population Health, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health; Addictions Research Group, Sangath, Goa, India

Correspondence Address:
Daniela C Fuhr
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Department of Health Services Research and Policy,15-17 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SH
UK

Problem Management+ (PM+) is a transdiagnostic intervention and addresses symptoms across multiple common mental disorders. It does not yet include strategies to reduce alcohol misuse which is a considerable problem among conflict-affected men, and part of the co-morbidity spectrum. In this commentary, we describe the need to address symptoms of common mental disorders and alcohol misuse among conflict-affected populations. We introduce the CHANGE project (Alcohol use in humanitarian settings: A programme of work to address alcohol use and associated adversities among conflict-affected populations in Uganda and Ukraine) which tries to fill the evidence gap in intervention research, and seeks to complement PM+ with components addressing alcohol misuse. The principal output of the CHANGE project will be a new intervention manual called PM+A which will be made available in an open access format.


How to cite this article:
Fuhr DC, Bogdanov S, Tol WA, Nadkarni A, Roberts B. Problem Management Plus and Alcohol (PM+A): A New Intervention to Address Alcohol Misuse and Psychological Distress Among Conflict-Affected Populations.Intervention 2021;19:141-143


How to cite this URL:
Fuhr DC, Bogdanov S, Tol WA, Nadkarni A, Roberts B. Problem Management Plus and Alcohol (PM+A): A New Intervention to Address Alcohol Misuse and Psychological Distress Among Conflict-Affected Populations. Intervention [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Sep 19 ];19:141-143
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