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More research needed in school-based mental health interventions

October 22, 2014

Research is lacking for studies of mental health promotion and care interventions implemented through school-based programs for children in low- and middle-income countries, according to a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry.

The article accompanied a similar review of school-based mental health interventions in high-income countries that also called for additional research.

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