Publications and Presentations

  1. Patel, Vikram*., Weobong, Benedict*., Weiss, A. Helen., Anand, Arpita., Bhat, Bhargav., Katti, Basavrag., Dimidjian, Sona., Araya, Ricardo., Hollon,Steven., King, Michael., et al., The Healthy Activity Program (HAP), a lay counsellor-delivered brief psychological treatment for severe depression, in primary care in India: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 2016.
  1. Nadkarni, Abhijit*., Weobong, Benedict*., Weiss, A. Helen., McCambridge, Jim., Bhat, Bhargav., Katti, Basavraj., Murthy, Pratima., King, Michael., McDaid, David., Patel, Vikram*., et al., Counselling for Alcohol Problems (CAP), a lay counsellor-delivered brief psychological treatment for harmful drinking in men, in primary care in India: a randomised controlled trial.  Lancet, 2016.
  1. Manu Alexander, Zelee  Hill, Augustinus H. ten Asbroek, Seyi Soremekun, Benedict Weobong, Thomas Gyan, Charlotte Tawiah-Agyemang, Danso Samuel, Amenga-Etego Seeba, Kirkwood Betty*, et al., Increasing access to care for sick newborns: evidence from the Ghana Newhints cluster-randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 2016. 6(6). PMCID: PMC 27297006
  1. Siham Sikander, Anisha  Lazarus,Omer Bangash,Daniela C.Fuhr, Benedict Weobong,Revathi N. Krishna, Ikhlaq Ahmad, Helen A. Weiss, LeShawndra Price, Atif Rahman et al: 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. Trials, 16 (1). p. 534. ISSN 1745-6215 DOI: 10.1186/s13063-015-1063-9. Trials 2015. PMCID:PMC4659202
  1. Neerja Chowdhary, Arpita Anand, Sona Dimidjian, Sachin Shinde, Benedict Weobong, Madhumitha Balaji, Steve D Hollon, Atif Rahman, Terry Wilson, Helena Verdeli et al: The Healthy Activity Program lay counsellor delivered treatment for severe depression in India: systematic development and randomised evaluation. BJP- 2015. PMCID: PMC4816974
  1. Benedict Weobong, Augustinus HA ten Asbroek, Seyi Soremekun, Lu Gram, Seeba Amenga-Etego, Samuel Danso , Seth Owusu-Agyei, Martin Prince, Betty R. Kirkwood. Association of Postnatal Depression with Increase Infant Mortality and Morbidity: findings from the DON Population-based Cohort Study in Rural Ghana. BMJ Open 2015. PMCID: PMC4554911
  1. Vikram Patel, Benedict Weobong, Abhijit Nadkarni, Helen A Weiss, Arpita Anand, Smita Naik, Bhargav Bhat, Jesina Pereira, Ricardo Araya, Sona Dimidjian et al. The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of lay counsellor-delivered psychological treatments for harmful and dependent drinking and moderate to severe depression in primary care in India: PREMIUM study protocol for randomised controlled trials. Trials 2014. PMCID: PMC4230277
  1. Benedict Weobong, Seyi Soremekun,Augustinus HA ten Asbroek, Seeba Amenga-Etego ,Samuel Danso , Seth Owusu-Agyei, Martin Prince, Betty R. Kirkwood, Prevalence and Determinants of Antenatal Depression Among Pregnant Women in a Predominantly Rural Population in Ghana: The DON Population-based Study. Journal of Affective Disorders 2014. PMID: 24882170
  1. Alexander Ansah Manu, Augustinus ten Asbroek, Seyi Soremekun, Thomas Gyan, Benedict Weobong, Charlotte Tawiah-Agyemang, Samuel Danso, Seeba Amenga-Etego, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Zelee Hill et al; Evaluating the implementation of community volunteer assessment and referral of sick babies: lessons learned from the Ghana Newhints home visits cluster randomized controlled trial. Health policy and planning, 2014. PMCID: PMC4202912
  1. Singla, R Daisy., Weobong, Benedict., Nadkarni, Abhijit., Chowdhary, Neerja., Shinde, Sachin., Anand, Arpita., Fairburn, G Christopher., Dimijdan, Sona., Velleman, Richard., Weiss, Helen et al. Improving the scalability of psychological treatments in developing countries: An evaluation of peer-led therapy quality assessment in Goa, India. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 60, 53-59. 2014. PMCID: PMC4148587
  1. Benedict Weobong, Augustinus HA ten Asbroek, Seyi Soremekun, Alexander A. Manu, Seth Owusu- Agyei,Martin Prince, Betty R. Kirkwood. Association of Antenatal Depression with Adverse Consequences for the Mother and Newborn in Rural Ghana: Findings from the DON Population-based Cohort Study. PLOS ONE- 2014. PMCID: PMC4280205
  1. Abhijit Nadkarni, Richard Velleman, Hamid Dabholkar, Sachin Shinde, Bhargav Bhat ,Jim McCambridge, Pratima Murthy, Terry Wilson, Benedict Weobong,Vikram Patel: The systematic development and pilot randomized evaluation of Counselling for Alcohol Problems, a lay counsellor delivered psychological treatment for harmful drinking in primary care in India: the PREMIUM study. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research- 2014. PMID: 25704494
  1. Betty R. Kirkwood;, A; Augustinus HA ten Asbroek;, Seyi Soremekun; Benedict Weobong,; Thomas Gyan,; Samuel Danso,; Seeba Amenga-Etego,; Charlotte Tawiah-Agyemang,; Seth Owusu-Agyei, ; Zelee Hill. Impact of the "Newhints" home visits intervention on neonatal mortality and care practices in Ghana: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 2013. PMID: 23578528
  1. Benedict Weobong, Augustinus HA ten Asbroek, Seyi Soremekun, Samuel Danso, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Martin Prince, Betty R. Kirkwood. Determinants of Postnatal Depression in rural Ghana: Findings from the DON Population-based Cohort Study. Journal of Depression and Anxiety 2013. PMID: 24272979
  1. Kirkwood BR, Manu A, Tawiah-Agyemang C, ten Asbroek G, Gyan T, Weobong Benedict, Lewandowski RE, Soremekun S, Danso S, Pitt C, et al. NEWHINTS cluster randomised trial to evaluate the impact on neonatal mortality in rural Ghana of routine home visits to provide a package of essential newborn care interventions in the third trimester of pregnancy and the first week of life: trial protocol. Trials. 2010;11(58). PMCID: PMC2890650
  1. Benedict Weobong; Bright Akpalu; Victor Doku; Seth Owusu-Agyei; Lisa Hurt; Betty Kirkwood; Martin Prince. The comparative validity of screening scales for postnatal common mental disorder in Kintampo, Ghana. Journal of affective disorders, 113 (1-2). pp. 109-17. ISSN 0165-0327 DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2008.05.009. 2009. PMID: 18614241
  1. Zelee Hill*, Alexander Manu, Charlotte Agyemang-Tawiah, Thomas Gyan, Kate Turner, Benedict Weobong, Betty Kirkwood: ‘How did formative research inform the development of a home-based neonatal care intervention in rural Ghana?’ Journal of Perinatology 2008. PMID: 19057567
 
 Other peer-reviewed publications
 
  1. Paige Endsley, Benedict Weobong, Abhijit Nadkarni: The Psychometric Properties of GHQ for detecting Common Mental Disorder among Community Dwelling Men in Goa, India. Asian Journal of Psychiatry- Accepted 2017.
  1. Paige Endsley, Benedict Weobong, Abhijit Nadkarni: Psychometric Properties of the AUDIT Among Men in Goa, India. Asian Journal of Psychiatry- Accepted 2017.
 
SHORT COMMUNICATION
  1. Weobong Benedict, Kirkwood BR. Contribution of the Depression in ObaapaVitA and Newhints (DON) Population- based Cohort Study towards Perinatal Depression Epidemiology- the Ghana Model. J Depress Anxiety, (2015) 4: 189. doi:10.4189/2167-1044.1000189
 
BOOKS/BOOK CHAPTERS
  1. Martin J Prince, Atif Rahman,Rosie Mayston and Benedict Weobong: Mental Health and.the.Global health and Development Agendas. In Global Mental Health: Principles and Practice. Vikram Patel, Harry Minas, Alex Cohen, and Martin J. Prince: OUP USA; 2013
  1. Benedict Weobong. Perinatal Depression in Rural Ghana: Burden, Determinants, Consequences, and Impact of a Community-based Intervention. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (University of London); 2012.
 
Conference presentations
 
  1.  Benedict Weobong, Vikram Patel: Psychological Treatments for the World: lessons from PREMIUM. Wellcome Trust - Bloomsbury Centre for Global Health Research Scientific Meeting, Malawi, 2017. 
  2. Benedict Weobong: Discussion panel on intentional development of research leadership in LMIC for the health of women, children and adolescents. MARCH centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health retreat, 2016.
  3. Benedict Weobong: Session rapporteur on developing mental health information systems under the Providing Sustainable Mental Health Care in Ghana Workshop, 2015.
  4. Benedict Weobong, Abhijit Nadkarni ,Shreyas Kamat, Vikram Patel: Strengthening Research and Leadership Capacity through Structured Courses: Case Study of the Leadership in Mental Health Course, Goa-India. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine annual symposium, 2014.