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  • In June this year I went to visit Cochrane CCMD situated in the University of York’s Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. I was in fact only there for nine days but I enjoyed the reflection of Nellie Bly’s 10 Days in a Mad House for the title of this blog (if you haven’t read it then do). I felt this was apt for two reasons. First because I am...
    June 25 2019
  • Emily is a final year medical student at the Hull York Medical School. In her latest blog she examines one of our recently published reviews about benzodiazepines for panic disorder in adults.Panic Disorder Panic disorder is defined as “recurrent unexpected panic attacks”1 with moments of intense fear peaking within a few minutes. It is a...
    June 2 2019
  • Emily is a final year medical student at the Hull York Medical School. In her latest blog she examines one of our recently published reviews about family therapy approaches for anorexia nervosa.Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder “characterised by low body weight, an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted...
    May 4 2019
  • We recently asked Karen if she would give consumer peer review a go. In this blog she provides an insightful and honest reflection of how she found the experience and sets us and Cochrane some important challenges.  Confessions of a rookie consumer peer reviewer. Would I, as a new consumer volunteer for Cochrane Common Mental...
    May 1 2019
  • In this blog Sophia discusses our recent Cochrane Review about Inpatient versus outpatient care, partial hospitalisation and waiting list for people with eating disorders.Does treatment setting effect reduction of symptoms and remission rates for people with eating disorders? This blog discusses the recent Cochrane Review: Inpatient versus...
    April 16 2019
  • Sarah Chapman has written a great blog for Evidently Cochrane as part of the Evidence for Everyday Health Choices series. She took a look at our latest Cochrane evidence on approaches to preventing seasonal affective disorder (SAD)."The clocks have gone forward and I’m grateful to be stepping out into daylight when I leave work. The...
    April 13 2019
  • Our systematic reviewer Stephanie, has written a series of three blogs to help explain how we try ensure our reviews ask the 'right' questions. In this final blog of the series, Stephanie reflects on the challenges that are still present in achieving full, fair representation of people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds in priority...
    March 29 2019
  • Noortje is a Research Fellow in the team at our editorial base in York. In her first Cochrane Common Mental Disorders blog, Noortje reflects on a subject she is passionate about - inequalities in mental health.Mental health for all?‘The social, physical and economic environments in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age have important...
    March 19 2019
  • Our systematic reviewer Stephanie, has written a series of three blogs to help explain how we try ensure our reviews ask the 'right' questions. In this second blog, Stephanie describes four of the James Lind Alliance Priority-Setting Partnerships in mental health our Group has been involved in. She also gives us insight from her direct...
    March 11 2019
  • We asked Stephanie, one of our team of systematic reviewers, to write a series of blogs to help explain how we try ensure our reviews ask the 'right' questions. Stephanie's first blog introduces how we have worked with the James Lind Alliance to do this.  Identifying priorities and asking the ‘right’ questionsWhen it comes to producing...
    March 5 2019

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