Atif Rahman

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Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi Maternal common mental disorder and infant growth--a cross-sectional study from Malawi
    Robert C Stewart
    Department of Community Health, College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi
    Matern Child Nutr 4:209-19. 2008
  2. pmc Cognitive behaviour therapy-based intervention by community health workers for mothers with depression and their infants in rural Pakistan: a cluster-randomised controlled trial
    Atif Rahman
    School of Population, Community, and Behavioural Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    Lancet 372:902-9. 2008
  3. pmc Association between antenatal depression and low birthweight in a developing country
    A Rahman
    Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 115:481-6. 2007
  4. pmc Outcome of prenatal depression and risk factors associated with persistence in the first postnatal year: prospective study from Rawalpindi, Pakistan
    Atif Rahman
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Manchester and Human Development Research Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan
    J Affect Disord 100:115-21. 2007
  5. pmc Challenges and opportunities in developing a psychological intervention for perinatal depression in rural Pakistan--a multi-method study
    A Rahman
    Division of Psychiatry, University of Manchester, Manchester, U K
    Arch Womens Ment Health 10:211-9. 2007
  6. ncbi Suicidal feelings run high among mothers in refugee camps: a cross-sectional survey
    A Rahman
    Human Development Research Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 108:392-3. 2003
  7. ncbi Mothers' mental health and infant growth: a case-control study from Rawalpindi, Pakistan
    A Rahman
    University of Manchester Department of Child Psychiatry, Royal Manchester Children s Hospital, Manchester School of Primary Care, Rusholme Health Centre, Manchester, UK
    Child Care Health Dev 30:21-7. 2004
  8. ncbi Impact of maternal depression on infant nutritional status and illness: a cohort study
    Atif Rahman
    School of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, England
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:946-52. 2004
  9. pmc Maternal depression increases infant risk of diarrhoeal illness: --a cohort study
    A Rahman
    Human Development Research Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Arch Dis Child 92:24-8. 2007
  10. doi Cognitive-behavioral counseling for exclusive breastfeeding in rural pediatrics: a cluster RCT
    Siham Sikander
    Human Development Research Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Pediatrics 135:e424-31. 2015

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Publications33

  1. doi Maternal common mental disorder and infant growth--a cross-sectional study from Malawi
    Robert C Stewart
    Department of Community Health, College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi
    Matern Child Nutr 4:209-19. 2008
    ..59 SD 1.09) but this difference was not significant on univariate (Student's t-test: P = 0.097) or multivariate analysis. The study demonstrates an association between maternal CMD and infant growth impairment in rural sub-Saharan Africa...
  2. pmc Cognitive behaviour therapy-based intervention by community health workers for mothers with depression and their infants in rural Pakistan: a cluster-randomised controlled trial
    Atif Rahman
    School of Population, Community, and Behavioural Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    Lancet 372:902-9. 2008
    ..We integrated a cognitive behaviour therapy-based intervention into the routine work of community-based primary health workers in rural Pakistan and assessed the effect of this intervention on maternal depression and infant outcomes...
  3. pmc Association between antenatal depression and low birthweight in a developing country
    A Rahman
    Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 115:481-6. 2007
    ..There is a high prevalence of depression in south Asian women. We aimed to examine the association between antenatal depression and low birthweight (LBW) in infants in a rural community in Rawalpindi, Pakistan...
  4. pmc Outcome of prenatal depression and risk factors associated with persistence in the first postnatal year: prospective study from Rawalpindi, Pakistan
    Atif Rahman
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Manchester and Human Development Research Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan
    J Affect Disord 100:115-21. 2007
    ..Prolonged depression during the postnatal period is associated with impaired infant growth and development. Little is known about the factors predicting the persistence of prenatal depression beyond the first few postnatal months...
  5. pmc Challenges and opportunities in developing a psychological intervention for perinatal depression in rural Pakistan--a multi-method study
    A Rahman
    Division of Psychiatry, University of Manchester, Manchester, U K
    Arch Womens Ment Health 10:211-9. 2007
    ..We describe lessons learned from a multi-method formative study to develop and deliver a psychological intervention to depressed mothers and their infants through non-specialist village based health workers...
  6. ncbi Suicidal feelings run high among mothers in refugee camps: a cross-sectional survey
    A Rahman
    Human Development Research Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 108:392-3. 2003
    ..To study levels of mental distress in a sample of Afghan mothers caring for children in two refugee camps in North West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan...
  7. ncbi Mothers' mental health and infant growth: a case-control study from Rawalpindi, Pakistan
    A Rahman
    University of Manchester Department of Child Psychiatry, Royal Manchester Children s Hospital, Manchester School of Primary Care, Rusholme Health Centre, Manchester, UK
    Child Care Health Dev 30:21-7. 2004
    ..This study aimed to determine whether poor maternal mental health is associated with an increased risk of infant undernutrition...
  8. ncbi Impact of maternal depression on infant nutritional status and illness: a cohort study
    Atif Rahman
    School of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, England
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:946-52. 2004
    ..The risk for emotional and behavioral problems is known to be high among children of depressed mothers, but little is known about the impact of prenatal and postnatal depression on the physical health of infants...
  9. pmc Maternal depression increases infant risk of diarrhoeal illness: --a cohort study
    A Rahman
    Human Development Research Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Arch Dis Child 92:24-8. 2007
    ..To examine the associations between postnatal depression in mothers and diarrhoeal illness in their infants in the first year of life in a low-income country...
  10. doi Cognitive-behavioral counseling for exclusive breastfeeding in rural pediatrics: a cluster RCT
    Siham Sikander
    Human Development Research Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Pediatrics 135:e424-31. 2015
    ..To test the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral counseling on the rate and duration of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) during the first 6 months of an infant's life compared with routine counseling...
  11. pmc Family networks to improve outcomes in children with intellectual and developmental disorders: a qualitative study
    Syed Usman Hamdani
    Human Development Research Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Int J Ment Health Syst 8:7. 2014
    ..e. family networks, providing peer-supervision and training to new family members who join the group; and c) works to reduce the stigma associated with the condition...
  12. pmc Barefoot therapists: barriers and facilitators to delivering maternal mental health care through peer volunteers in Pakistan: a qualitative study
    Najia Atif
    Human Development Research Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Int J Ment Health Syst 10:24. 2016
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  13. pmc The effectiveness of Technology-assisted Cascade Training and Supervision of community health workers in delivering the Thinking Healthy Program for perinatal depression in a post-conflict area of Pakistan - study protocol for a randomized controlled tria
    Shamsa Zafar
    Human Development Research Foundation and Health Services Academy, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Trials 17:188. 2016
    ..To enhance access to such interventions there is a need to look at technological solutions to training and supervision...
  14. pmc Highlighting the evidence gap: how cost-effective are interventions to improve early childhood nutrition and development?
    Neha Batura
    Institute for Global Health, University College London, London WC1N 1EH, UK, Maternal and Child Health Intervention Research Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK, Human Development Research Foundation, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umea University, 90187 Umea, Sweden, Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, Child Mental Health Unit, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX, UK, Department of Population Health and Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK, Health Economics and Systems Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK and Health Economics Unit, University of Cape Town, Observatory 7925, South Africa
    Health Policy Plan 30:813-21. 2015
    ..This too would be facilitated by the use of a common outcome measure able to pool the impact of both nutrition and stimulation activities. ..
  15. doi The neglected 'm' in MCH programmes--why mental health of mothers is important for child nutrition
    Atif Rahman
    Department of Child Psychiatry, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, and Institute of Psychiatry, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
    Trop Med Int Health 13:579-83. 2008
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  16. pmc Community management of intellectual disabilities in Pakistan: a mixed methods study
    I Mirza
    Human Development Research Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan
    J Intellect Disabil Res 53:559-70. 2009
    ..Pakistan has one of the highest reported rates of childhood intellectual disabilities (ID) in the world. Prevalence estimates vary from 19.1/1000 for serious ID to 65/1000 for mild ID...
  17. ncbi Life events, social support and depression in childbirth: perspectives from a rural community in the developing world
    A Rahman
    School of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, University of Manchester
    Psychol Med 33:1161-7. 2003
    ..Disability associated with depression and its impact on infant health and development could have important public health implications for many developing countries where large proportions of the population are rural...
  18. doi Serious infections in British patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: hospitalisations and mortality
    F Goldblatt
    Centre for Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University College London Hospital, United Kingdom
    Lupus 18:682-9. 2009
    ..Early recognition and treatment of infectious diseases in these patients together with considered use of immunosuppressant medications and vaccinations may help to reduce the impact of these complications...
  19. doi Detecting depression in pregnancy: validation of EPDS in British Pakistani mothers
    Nusrat Husain
    Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health, The University of Manchester, Level 3, Jean McFarlane Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
    J Immigr Minor Health 16:1085-92. 2014
    ..The larger AUC for the Urdu/Punjabi speakers than for the English speakers suggests that the EPDS is as good a screen for this group as for the indigenous English population...
  20. doi Integrating maternal psychosocial well-being into a child-development intervention: the five-pillars approach
    Shamsa Zafar
    Human Development Research Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1308:107-17. 2014
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  21. pmc Social stress and depression during pregnancy and in the postnatal period in British Pakistani mothers: a cohort study
    Nusrat Husain
    School of Community Based Medicine, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Affect Disord 140:268-76. 2012
    ..The design used was a cross-sectional two phase population based survey with a prospective cohort study...
  22. pmc Job stress among community health workers: a multi-method study from Pakistan
    Zaeem Haq
    Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns House, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Int J Ment Health Syst 2:15. 2008
    ..In order achieve this, it would be important to obtain the workers' viewpoint on their job-description, the problems they face and the levels of stress they encounter...
  23. doi The impact of maternal diet fortification with lipid-based nutrient supplements on postpartum depression in rural Malawi: a randomised-controlled trial
    Robert C Stewart
    Manchester Mental Health and Social Care NHS Trust, Manchester, UK and Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health, University of Manchester, UK
    Matern Child Nutr . 2016
    ..In conclusion, fortification of maternal diet with LNS compared with MMN or IFA did not reduce postnatal depressive symptoms in this study...
  24. pmc The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the peer-delivered Thinking Healthy Programme for perinatal depression in Pakistan and India: the SHARE study protocol for randomised controlled trials
    Siham Sikander
    Human Development Research Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Trials 16:534. 2015
    ....
  25. pmc Non-Life Threatening Maternal Morbidity: Cross Sectional Surveys from Malawi and Pakistan
    Shamsa Zafar
    Health Services Academy, Islamabad, Pakistan
    PLoS ONE 10:e0138026. 2015
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  26. doi Model for Service Delivery for Developmental Disorders in Low-Income Countries
    Syed Usman Hamdani
    Human Development Research Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Pediatrics 136:1166-72. 2015
    ..Such integrated social, technological, and business innovations have the potential to be applied to other areas of health in low-income countries...
  27. doi Mental health in the tropics
    A Rahman
    Division of Psychiatry, School of Population, Community and Behavioural Sciences, University of Liverpool, Child Mental Health Unit, Alder Hey Children s NHS Foundation Trust, Mulberry House, Eaton Road, Liverpool L12 2AP, U K
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 103:95-110. 2009
    ..Most of all, there needs to be awareness amongst health providers and planners that mental health is an integral part of general health concerns, and that there can be no health without mental health...
  28. ncbi Developing child mental health services in developing countries
    A Rahman
    Department of Child Psychiatry, Royal Manchester Children s Hospital, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 41:539-46. 2000
    ..This is illustrated with examples of relevant activities undertaken in low-income developing countries over the last two decades...
  29. ncbi Translation and cultural adaptation of health questionnaires
    A Rahman
    School of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
    J Pak Med Assoc 53:142-7. 2003
    ..This paper describes the strategies adopted for the translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the Self-Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ), a screening questionnaire for mental health developed by the World Health Organisation...
  30. ncbi Can maternal depression increase infant risk of illness and growth impairment in developing countries?
    A Rahman
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Royal Manchester Children s Hospital, Manchester, UK
    Child Care Health Dev 28:51-6. 2002
    ..We outline approaches to test such a hypothesis in a developing country, and discuss its implications...
  31. ncbi No health without mental health
    Martin Prince
    King s College London, Centre for Public Mental Health, Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
    Lancet 370:859-77. 2007
    ..Mental health awareness needs to be integrated into all aspects of health and social policy, health-system planning, and delivery of primary and secondary general health care...
  32. pmc Effect of maternal mental health on infant growth in low income countries: new evidence from South Asia
    Vikram Patel
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Sangath, Goa, India
    BMJ 328:820-3. 2004
  33. pmc The Lancet's series on global mental health: 1 year on
    Vikram Patel
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK Sangath Centre, Porvorim, Goa, India
    Lancet 372:1354-7. 2008