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  • Why is this review important?Many children and young people experience problems with anxiety. Children and young people with anxiety disorders are more likely than their peers to have difficulty with friendships, family life, and school, and to develop mental health problems later in life. Therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can...
    November 16 2020
  • Migrants who have been forced to leave their home, such as refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons (IDP), are likely to experience stressors which may lead to mental health problems. The efficacy of interventions for mental health promotion, prevention, and treatment may differ in this population. A recent systematic review from...
    October 28 2020
  • Cochrane has released a new Special Collection Coronavirus (COVID-19): evidence relevant to clinical rehabilitation. This Special Collection is one of a series of collections on COVID-19, and will be regularly updated.Rehabilitation has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an essential health strategy, alongside...
    October 23 2020
  • Every year on 10 October many organisations, including the World Health Organisation (WHO), recognise World Mental Health Day. The objective is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. This year’s theme, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is ‘Mental Health...
    October 9 2020
  • Cochrane Review: Psychological and social interventions for the prevention of mental disorders in people living in low‐ and middle‐income countries affected by humanitarian crisesMental health disorders are among the leading contributors to all years lived with disability. Prevention strategies offer new possibilities to reduce their disease...
    October 5 2020
  • How well does behavioural activation therapy work for depression in adults?  And what about the effects of this treatment on depression for adults with long‐term physical conditions? Two new Cochrane systematic reviews look at the available evidence.Depression is a common mental health problem. It can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and...
    September 10 2020
  • Interview with Kelsey Hegarty, Professor Family Violence Prevention, The University of Melbourne and The Royal Women's Hospital and lead author of this Cochrane Review.Tell us about this Cochrane review…Domestic violence (physical, emotional, sexual abuse and controlling behaviour by a partner or ex‐partner) is common worldwide and causes long‐...
    July 2 2020
  • On Tuesday 24 March we hosted our first Cochrane Common Mental Disorder review webinar. An expert panel discussed our Cochrane Review on Pharmacy‐based management for depression.  The webinar provided an opportunity to discuss the review with an expert panel including:Jen Brown (author)Nick Walton (author)Andrew Moriarty (GP &...
    March 9 2020
  • Today we launched a special series of blogs on children and young people’s mental health in partnership with Cochrane UK. Throughout February we will be exploring ideas, initiatives and approaches to supporting children and young people’s mental health through a series of Evidently Cochrane guest blogs. We will look at how we, along with key...
    February 4 2020
  • Helping to provide evidence to support health decisions about children and young people’s mental health is a major priority for Cochrane Common Mental Disorders. In this article we share an update about the progress being made by our Children and Young People’s Mental Health Satellite in setting the agenda for our work in this crucial area. ...
    January 22 2020

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