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.

We are part of Cochrane Brain, Nerves and Mind, one of Cochrane’s Review Group Networks that launched in 2018. Cochrane Brain, Nerves, and Mind consists of nine Cochrane Review Groups which work together to produce systematic reviews that cover many topics relating to brain, nerve, and mind conditions:

  •         Common Mental Disorders
  •         Dementia and Cognitive Improvement
  •         Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems
  •         Drugs and Alcohol
  •         Epilepsy
  •         Movement Disorders
  •         Multiple Sclerosis and Rare Diseases of the CNS
  •         Neuromuscular
  •         Schizophrenia
Learn more about Cochrane's 8 Networks that cover the scope of 52 Cochrane Review Groups.