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  • In this interview with Doctoral Researcher Rebecca Dean and Professor Andrea Cipriani we learn more about two reviews investigating the use of ketamine as a treatment for depression recently published through Cochrane’s Common Mental Disorders Group.Tell us about this Cochrane ReviewThis review is an update of a Cochrane review published in 2015,...
    October 12 2021
  • Becoming a Cochrane Review author: trust me, I’m a patient!In September, Karen Morley (a consumer volunteer with our Group) became an author of a Cochrane Review 'Behavioural and cognitive behavioural therapy for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)' by Sarah J Elliott, David Marshall, Karen Morley...
    October 11 2021
  • Our YouTube channel is for anyone who is interested in finding and using the best quality evidence to inform decisions about mental health and for those interested in working on a systematic review.We started our channel as a way to connect with new audiences and to make our Group's Cochrane evidence more accessible. We also wanted to develop...
    June 14 2021
  • We are delighted to announce that Nick Meader is now Deputy Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Common Mental Disorders. Nick is currently a Research Fellow in the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York, UK. He is an invaluable member of the Cochrane community and has worked on the evidence synthesis of mental...
    June 14 2021
  • We are delighted that Cochrane Common Mental Disorders has contributed to the new Mental Health Patterns Library. Some of our work on Illustrating mental health topics responsibly has been included as a example in the library. Examples are real-life case studies of patterns in action from services and products that address mental health...
    June 10 2021
  • In this author interview we find out more about this recently published Network Meta-analysis, New generation antidepressants for depression in children and adolescents. Authors Dr. Sarah Hetrick and Nick Meader tell us about this work.What were you trying to find out with this Network Meta-Analysis?We were trying to find out how well...
    May 25 2021
  • Updated review: Internet‐based cognitive and behavioural therapies for post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adultsWhy was this review important?Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a common mental illness that can occur after a serious traumatic event. Symptoms include re-experiencing the trauma as nightmares, flashbacks, and...
    May 20 2021
  • In this author interview, lead authors Nick Meader and Andrew Moriarity tell us about this recently published Cochrane review, how they worked with a patient advisory group, and how they rose to the challenge of this being their first prognostic review, and the first of this type for Cochrane Common Mental Disorders.Nick Meader: ...
    May 18 2021
  • 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 Cochrane systematic reviews look at the available evidence.Depression is a common mental health problem. It can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and...
    April 22 2021
  • Drugs and natural products for self‐harm in adultsThe authors have reviewed the international literature regarding pharmacological (drug) and natural product (dietary supplementation) treatment trials in the field. A total of seven trials that met inclusion criteria were identified. There is little evidence of beneficial effects of either...
    April 22 2021

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