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CCDAN's core search strategies (updated Jan 2014)

OVID MEDLINE is searched as follows (1950 to date):
1. EATING DISORDERS/ or ANOREXIA NERVOSA/ or BINGE-EATING DISORDER/ or BULIMIA NERVOSA/ or FEMALE ATHLETE TRIAD SYNDROME/ or PICA/
2. HYPERPHAGIA/ or BULIMIA/
3. SELF-INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR/ or SELF MUTILATION/ or SUICIDE/ or SUICIDAL IDEATION/ or SUICIDE, ATTEMPTED/
4. MOOD DISORDERS/ or AFFECTIVE DISORDERS, PSYCHOTIC/ or BIPOLAR DISORDER/ or CYCLOTHYMIC DISORDER/ or DEPRESSIVE DISORDER/ or DEPRESSION, POSTPARTUM/ or DEPRESSIVE DISORDER, MAJOR/ or DEPRESSIVE DISORDER, TREATMENT-RESISTANT/ or DYSTHYMIC DISORDER/ or SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER/
5. NEUROTIC DISORDERS/
6. DEPRESSION/
7. ADJUSTMENT DISORDERS/
8. exp ANTIDEPRESSIVE AGENTS/
9. ANXIETY DISORDERS/ or AGORAPHOBIA/ or NEUROCIRCULATORY ASTHENIA/ or OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER/ or OBSESSIVE HOARDING/ or PANIC DISORDER/ or PHOBIC DISORDERS/ or STRESS DISORDERS, TRAUMATIC/ or COMBAT DISORDERS/ or STRESS DISORDERS, POST-TRAUMATIC/ or STRESS DISORDERS, TRAUMATIC, ACUTE/
10. ANXIETY/ or ANXIETY, CASTRATION/ or KORO/
11. ANXIETY, SEPARATION/
12. PANIC/
13. exp ANTI-ANXIETY AGENTS/
14. SOMATOFORM DISORDERS/ or BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDERS/ or CONVERSION DISORDER/ or HYPOCHONDRIASIS/ or NEURASTHENIA/
15. HYSTERIA/
16. MUNCHAUSEN SYNDROME BY PROXY/ or MUNCHAUSEN SYNDROME/
17. FATIGUE SYNDROME, CHRONIC/
18. OBSESSIVE BEHAVIOR/
19. COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOR/ or BEHAVIOR, ADDICTIVE/
20. IMPULSE CONTROL DISORDERS/ or FIRESETTING BEHAVIOR/ or GAMBLING/ or TRICHOTILLOMANIA/
21. STRESS, PSYCHOLOGICAL/ or BURNOUT, PROFESSIONAL/
22. SEXUAL DYSFUNCTIONS, PSYCHOLOGICAL/ or VAGINISMUS/
23. ANHEDONIA/
24. AFFECTIVE SYMPTOMS/
25. *MENTAL DISORDERS/
26. (eating disorder* or anorexia nervosa or bulimi* or binge eat* or (self adj (injur* or mutilat*)) or suicide* or suicidal or parasuicid* or mood disorder* or affective disorder* or bipolar i or bipolar ii or (bipolar and (affective or disorder*)) or mania or manic or cyclothymic* or depression or depressive or dysthymi* or neurotic or neurosis or adjustment disorder* or antidepress* or anxiety disorder* or agoraphobia or obsess* or compulsi* or panic or phobi* or ptsd or posttrauma* or post trauma* or combat or somatoform or somati#ation or medical* unexplained or body dysmorphi* or conversion disorder or hypochondria* or neurastheni* or hysteria or munchausen or chronic fatigue* or gambling or trichotillomania or vaginismus or anhedoni* or affective symptoms or mental disorder* or mental health).ti.
27. or/1-26
28. controlled clinical trial.pt.
29. randomized controlled trial.pt.
30. (randomi#ed or randomi#ation).ab,ti.
31. randomly.ab.
32. (random* adj3 (administ* or allocat* or assign* or class* or control* or determine* or divide* or distribut* or expose* or fashion or number* or place* or recruit* or subsitut* or treat*)).ab.
33. placebo*.ab,ti.
34. drug therapy.fs.
35. trial.ab,ti.
36. groups.ab.
37. (control* adj3 (trial* or study or studies)).ab,ti.
38. ((singl* or doubl* or tripl* or trebl*) adj3 (blind* or mask* or dummy*)).mp.
39. clinical trial, phase ii/ or clinical trial, phase iii/ or clinical trial, phase iv/ or randomized controlled trial/ or pragmatic clinical trial/
40. (quasi adj (experimental or random$)).ti,ab.
41. ((waitlist* or wait* list* or treatment as usual or TAU) adj3 (control or group)).ab.
42. or/28-41
43. 27 and 42

 [pt=publication type; ab=abstract; ti=title; fs=floating subheading;  sh=subject heading; mp=title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word, unique identifier]


OVID EMBASE is searched as follows (1974 to date):

1. EATING DISORDER/ or ANOREXIA NERVOSA/ or BINGE EATING DISORDER/ or BULIMIA/ or FEMALE ATHLETE TRIAD/ or FOOD AVERSION/ or PICA/
2. AUTOMUTILATION/
3. SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR/ or SELF POISONING/ or SUICIDAL IDEATION/ or SUICIDE/ or SUICIDE ATTEMPT/
4. MANIA/ or HYPOMANIA/ or MANIC PSYCHOSIS/
5. BIPOLAR DISORDER/ or BIPOLAR DEPRESSION/ or BIPOLAR I DISORDER/ or BIPOLAR II DISORDER/ or BIPOLAR MANIA/ or CYCLOTHYMIA/ or MANIC DEPRESSIVE PSYCHOSIS/ or "MIXED MANIA and DEPRESSION"/ or RAPID CYCLING BIPOLAR DISORDER/
6. DEPRESSION/ or AGITATED DEPRESSION/ or ATYPICAL DEPRESSION/ or DEPRESSIVE PSYCHOSIS/ or DYSPHORIA/ or DYSTHYMIA/ or ENDOGENOUS DEPRESSION/ or INVOLUTIONAL DEPRESSION/ or MAJOR DEPRESSION/ or MASKED DEPRESSION/ or MELANCHOLIA/ or "MIXED ANXIETY and DEPRESSION"/ or "MIXED DEPRESSION AND DEMENTIA"/ or MOURNING SYNDROME/ or ORGANIC DEPRESSION/ or POSTOPERATIVE DEPRESSION/ or PREMENSTRUAL DYSPHORIC DISORDER/ or PSEUDODEMENTIA/ or PUERPERAL DEPRESSION/ or REACTIVE DEPRESSION/ or RECURRENT BRIEF DEPRESSION/ or SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER/
7. PUERPERAL PSYCHOSIS/
8. NEUROSIS/ or AFFECTIVE NEUROSIS/ or ANXIETY NEUROSIS/ or DYSTHYMIA/ or HYSTERIA/ or NEURASTHENIA/ or PSYCHASTHENIA/
9. ADJUSTMENT DISORDER/
10. ANXIETY/
11. ANXIETY DISORDER/ or ACUTE STRESS DISORDER/ or ANXIETY NEUROSIS/ or CARDIAC ANXIETY/ or DISTRESS SYNDROME/ or GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER/ or KORO/ or "MIXED ANXIETY and DEPRESSION"/ or PANIC/ or POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER/ or PSYCHASTHENIA/ or SEPARATION ANXIETY/
12. OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER/ or COMPULSION/ or OBSESSION/
13. PHOBIA/ or AGORAPHOBIA/ or CLAUSTROPHOBIA/ or HOMOPHOBIA/ or NEOPHOBIA/ or SOCIAL PHOBIA/
14. SOMATOFORM DISORDER/ or BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER/ or CARDIAC ANXIETY/ or CONVERSION DISORDER/ or DELUSIONAL PREGNANCY/ or HYPOCHONDRIASIS/ or MASKED DEPRESSION/ or PSYCHOGENIC PAIN/ or SOMATIC DELUSION/ or SOMATIZATION/
15. MOOD DISORDER/ or AFFECTIVE NEUROSIS/ or AFFECTIVE PSYCHOSIS/ or BLUNTED AFFECT/ or MAJOR AFFECTIVE DISORDER/ or MINOR AFFECTIVE DISORDER/
16. MUNCHAUSEN SYNDROME BY PROXY/ or MUNCHAUSEN SYNDROME/
17. PSYCHOSEXUAL DISORDER/ or ANORGASMIA/ or CASTRATION ANXIETY/ or FRIGIDITY/ or KORO/ or LIBIDO DISORDER/ or OEDIPUS COMPLEX/ or ORGASM DISORDER/ or PSYCHOGENIC IMPOTENCE/ or SEXUAL ADDICTION/ or SEXUAL AROUSAL DISORDER/ or VAGINISM/
18. IMPULSE CONTROL DISORDER/ or INTERMITTENT EXPLOSIVE DISORDER/ or KLEPTOMANIA/ or PATHOLOGICAL GAMBLING/ or PYROMANIA/ or TRICHOTILLOMANIA/
19. MENTAL STRESS/
20. EMOTIONAL DISORDER/
21. MOOD DISORDER/ or AFFECTIVE NEUROSIS/ or BLUNTED AFFECT/ or DEPRESSION/ or MAJOR AFFECTIVE DISORDER/ or MANIA/ or MINOR AFFECTIVE DISORDER/
22. or/1-21
23. randomized controlled trial.de.
24. randomization.de.
25. placebo.de.
26. placebo$.ti,ab.
27. randomi#ed.ti,ab.
28. randomly.ab.
29. ((singl$ or doubl$ or trebl$ or tripl$) adj3 (blind$ or mask$ or dummy)).mp.
30. factorial$.ti,ab.
31. allocat$.ti,ab.
32. assign$.ti,ab.
33. volunteer$.ti,ab.
34. crossover procedure.de.
35. (crossover$ or cross over$).ti,ab.
36. (quasi adj (experimental or random$)).mp.
37. (control$ adj3 (trial$ or study or studies or group$)).ti,ab.
38. ((animal or nonhuman) not (human and (animal or nonhuman))).de.
39. or/23-37
40. 39 not 38
41. 22 and 40

[de=subject heading; ti=title; ab=abstract; mp=title, abstract, subject headings, heading word, drug trade name, original title, device manufacturer, drug manufacturer, device trade name, keyword]


OVID PsycINFO is searched as follows (1967 to date):

1. EATING DISORDERS/ or ANOREXIA NERVOSA/ or BULIMIA/ or HYPERPHAGIA/ or KLEINE LEVIN SYNDROME/ or PICA/ or "PURGING (EATING DISORDERS)"/
2. APHAGIA/
3. COPROPHAGIA/
4. BINGE EATING/
5. SELF DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR/ or ATTEMPTED SUICIDE/ or HEAD BANGING/ or SELF INFLICTED WOUNDS/ or SELF INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR/ or SELF MUTILATION/ or SUICIDE/
6. SUICIDE PREVENTION/
7. SUICIDAL IDEATION/
8. AFFECTIVE DISORDERS/
9. AFFECTIVE PSYCHOSIS/
10. BIPOLAR DISORDER/ or CYCLOTHYMIC PERSONALITY/
11. MAJOR DEPRESSION/ or ANACLITIC DEPRESSION/ or DYSTHYMIC DISORDER/ or ENDOGENOUS DEPRESSION/ or POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION/ or REACTIVE DEPRESSION/ or RECURRENT DEPRESSION/ or TREATMENT RESISTANT DEPRESSION/
12. ATYPICAL DEPRESSION/
13. "DEPRESSION (EMOTION)"/
14. SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER/
15. ANXIETY DISORDERS/ or ACUTE STRESS DISORDER/ or CASTRATION ANXIETY/ or DEATH ANXIETY/ or GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER/ or OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER/ or PANIC DISORDER/ or POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER/ or SEPARATION ANXIETY/
16. PHOBIAS/ or ACROPHOBIA/ or AGORAPHOBIA/ or CLAUSTROPHOBIA/ or OPHIDIOPHOBIA/ or SCHOOL PHOBIA/ or SOCIAL PHOBIA/
17. "DEBRIEFING (PSYCHOLOGICAL)"/
18. NEUROSIS/ or CHILDHOOD NEUROSIS/ or EXPERIMENTAL NEUROSIS/ or OCCUPATIONAL NEUROSIS/ or TRAUMATIC NEUROSIS/
19. ADJUSTMENT DISORDERS/
20. COPING BEHAVIOR/
21. ADJUSTMENT/ or EXP EMOTIONAL ADJUSTMENT/ or OCCUPATIONAL ADJUSTMENT/ or SCHOOL ADJUSTMENT/ or SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT/
22. EMOTIONAL TRAUMA/
23. STRESS/ or CHRONIC STRESS/ or ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS/ or OCCUPATIONAL STRESS/ or PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS/ or SOCIAL STRESS/ or STRESS REACTIONS/
24. ANXIETY/ or COMPUTER ANXIETY/ or MATHEMATICS ANXIETY/ or PERFORMANCE ANXIETY/ or SOCIAL ANXIETY/ or SPEECH ANXIETY/ or TEST ANXIETY/
25. PANIC ATTACK/ or PANIC/ or PANIC DISORDER/
26. SOMATOFORM DISORDERS/ or BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER/ or HYPOCHONDRIASIS/ or NEURASTHENIA/ or NEURODERMATITIS/ or SOMATIZATION DISORDER/ or SOMATOFORM PAIN DISORDER/
27. CONVERSION DISORDER/ or HYSTERICAL PARALYSIS/ or HYSTERICAL VISION DISTURBANCES/ or PSEUDOCYESIS/
28. SOMATIZATION/
29. HYSTERIA/ OR MASS HYSTERIA/
30. HYSTERICAL PARALYSIS/
31. HISTRIONIC PERSONALITY DISORDER/
32. MALINGERING/
33. FACTITIOUS DISORDERS/ or MUNCHAUSEN SYNDROME BY PROXY/ or MUNCHAUSEN SYNDROME/
34. CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME/
35. COMPULSIONS/ OR REPETITION COMPULSION/
36. OBSESSIONS/
37. OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE PERSONALITY DISORDER/
38. TRICHOTILLOMANIA/
39. GAMBLING/ or PATHOLOGICAL GAMBLING/
40. SEXUAL FUNCTION DISTURBANCES/ or DYSPAREUNIA/ or ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION/ or FEMALE SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION/ or INHIBITED SEXUAL DESIRE/ or PREMATURE EJACULATION/ or VAGINISMUS/
41. PREMENSTRUAL DYSPHORIC DISORDER/
42. *MENTAL DISORDERS/
43. (eating disorder* or anorexi* or bulimi* or binge eat* or (self adj (injur* or mutilat*)) or suicide* or suicidal or parasuicid* or mood disorder* or affective disorder* or bipolar i or bipolar ii or (bipolar and (affective or disorder*)) or mania or manic or cyclothymi* or depression or depressive or dysthymi* or neurotic or neurosis or adjustment disorder* or antidepress* or anxiety disorder* or agoraphobia or obsess* or compulsi* or panic or phobi* or ptsd or posttrauma* or post trauma* or combat or somatoform or somati#ation or medical* unexplained or body dysmorphi* or conversion disorder or hypochondria* or neurastheni* or hysteria or munchausen or chronic fatigue* or gambling or trichotillomania or vaginismus or anhedoni* or affective symptoms or mental disorder* or mental health).ti,id.
44. or/1-43
45. treatment effectiveness evaluation.sh.
46. clinical trials.sh.
47. mental health program evaluation.sh.
48. placebo.sh.
49. placebo$.ti,ab.
50. randomly.ab.
51. randomi#ed.ti,ab.
52. trial$.ti,ab.
53. ((singl$ or doubl$ or trebl$ or tripl$) adj3 (blind$ or mask$ or dummy)).mp.
54. (control$ adj3 (trial$ or study or studies or group$)).ti,ab.
55. "2000".md.
56. factorial$.ti,ab.
57. allocat$.ti,ab.
58. assign$.ti,ab.
59. volunteer$.ti,ab.
60. (crossover$ or cross over$).ti,ab.
61. (quasi adj (experimental or random$)).mp.
62. ((waitlist* or wait* list* or treatment as usual or TAU) adj3 (control or group)).ab.
63. (random* adj3 (administ* or class* or control* or determine* or divide* or distribut* or expose* or fashion or number* or place* or recruit* or subsitut* or treat*)).ab.
64. or/45-63
65. 44 and 64

[sh=subject heading; ti=title; ab=abstract;  mp=title, abstract, heading word, table of contents, key concepts, original title, tests & measures; md=methodology, (2000.md.=Treatment Outcome/RCT); id=key concepts]

 

COCHRANE LIBRARY (All years; updated search strategy Jan 2012)
The following search strategy is used to search the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) which is updated quarterly. 

#1 MeSH descriptor EATING DISORDERS explode all trees
#2 MeSH descriptor BULIMIA this term only
#3 MeSH descriptor SELF-INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR this term only
#4 MeSH descriptor SELF MUTILATION this term only
#5 MeSH descriptor SUICIDE this term only
#6 Mesh descriptor SUICIDE, ATTEMPTED this term only
#7 Mesh descriptor SUICIDAL IDEATION this term only
#8 MeSH descriptor MOOD DISORDERS explode all trees
#9 Mesh descriptor NEUROTIC DISORDERS this term only
#10 MeSH descriptor DEPRESSION this term only
#11 MeSH descriptor ADJUSTMENT DISORDERS this term only
#12 MeSH descriptor ANXIETY this term only
#13 MeSH descriptor ANXIETY, CASTRATION explode all trees
#14 MeSH descriptor ANXIETY DISORDERS explode all trees
#15 MeSH descriptor ANXIETY, SEPARATION this term only
#16 MeSH descriptor PANIC this term only
#17 MeSH descriptor SOMATOFORM DISORDERS explode all trees
#18 MeSH descriptor HYSTERIA this term only
#19 MeSH descriptor FACTITIOUS DISORDERS explode all trees
#20 MeSH descriptor FATIGUE SYNDROME, CHRONIC this term only
#21 MeSH descriptor OBSESSIVE BEHAVIOR explode all trees
#22 MeSH descriptor COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOR explode all trees
#23 MeSH descriptor GAMBLING this term only
#24 MeSH descriptor TRICHOTILLOMANIA this term only
#25 MeSH descriptor SEXUAL DYSFUNCTIONS, PSYCHOLOGICAL this term only
#26 MeSH descriptor DYSPAREUNIA this term only
#27 MeSH descriptor VAGINISMUS this term only
#28 MeSH descriptor STRESS, PSYCHOLOGICAL explode all trees
#29 MeSH descriptor AFFECTIVE SYMPTOMS this term only
#30 anorexia and nervosa
#31 bulimi*
#32 eating and disorder*
#33 suicid* or parasuicid*
#34 self and mutilat*
#35 self and injur*
#36 affective and disorder*
#37 mood and disorder*
#38 bipolar
#39 mania or manic or hypomani*
#40 ((rapid NEXT cycling) and disorder*)
#41 schizoaffective
#42 neurotic or neurosis or neuroses or psychoneuro*
#43 depress*
#44 dysthymi*
#45 anxiety or anxious
#46 panic
#47 (phobia* or phobic* or agoraphobi* or clasutrophobi* or acrophobi* or ophidiophobi*)
#48 stress and disorder*
#49 (PTSD or posttrauma* or post-trauma* or (post NEXT trauma*))
#50 psychological and stress*
#51 combat
#52 somatoform or somatic or somatization
#53 hypochondri*
#54 hysteri*
#55 conversion and disorder*
#56 neurastheni*
#57 munchausen
#58 (chronic and fatigue and syndrome) or CFS
#59 OCD or obsess* or compulsi*
#60 (gambl* or betting or wagering or ludomania* or ludopath*)
#61 trichotillomani*
#62 psychosexual
#63 (#1 or #2 or #3 or #4 or #5 or #6 or #7 or #8 or #9 or #10 or #11 or #12 or #13 or #14 or #15 or #16 or #17 or #18 or #19 or #20 or #21 or #22 or  #23 or #24 or #25 or #26 or #27 or #28 or #29 or #30 or #31 or #32 or #33 or #34 or #35 or #36 or #37 or #38 or #39 or #40 or #41 or #42 or #43 or #44 or #45 or #46 or #47 or #48 or #49 or #50 or #51 or #52 or #53 or #54 or #55 or #56 or #57 or #58 or #59 or #60 or #61 or #62)