About us

Welcome to the Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Group 

The Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Group is part of Cochrane, an international not-for-profit organisation dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide. We work with authors from around the world to produce and disseminate systematic reviews of healthcare interventions for treating and preventing a range of mental health problems. Some of the conditions we cover are: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, somatoform disorders and suicide (for a full list, see Scope). Our reviews are published online on the Cochrane Library, where they are used by clinicians, researchers, healthcare consumers and international guideline developers to inform healthcare knowledge and decision making.

Cochrane Common Mental Disorders (formerly the Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis group) was established in 1996 and is co-ordinated by an editorial base located in the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York.