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  • This review investigated whether family therapy approaches reduce rates of anorexia nervosa (AN), or associated symptoms, compared to other treatments.AN is an eating disorder caused by an intense fear of gaining weight. People with AN feel compelled to keep their body weight as low as possible (for example, by not eating enough and/or exercising...
    November 30 2018
  • This week is Humanitarian Evidence Week 2018 (HEW2018) an initiative led by Evidence Aid, in collaboration with the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Oxford, to promote a more evidence-based approach. During HEW2018 organisations provide webinars, blogs and debates to highlight topics related to generation, use and...
    November 22 2018
  • Over the past two months the Cochrane Common Mental Disorders team has enjoyed working with two students who have been blogging with Students 4 Best Evidence. Students 4 Best Evidence (S4BE) is a growing network of students from around the world, from school age to university, who are interested in learning more about evidence-based...
    November 5 2018
  • Cochrane has recently created eight new Networks of Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs). The formation of these networks provides a timely opportunity to review the scope of all CRGs and to consider changes where appropriate. In response to concerns raised by members of the Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)/myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy) (ME...
    November 2 2018
  • In 2018, World Mental Health Day focused on young people‚Äôs mental health in a changing world. To coincide with this theme our Group and Cochrane decided to focus attention on a recent review by a team of authors based at the University of Auckland on E-health interventions for anxiety and depression in children and adolescents with long-term...
    November 2 2018
  • Depression is a common mental disorder characterised by sadness, loss of pleasure in most activities, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, thoughts of death or suicide. Couple therapy works by modifying negative interactional patterns and increasing mutually supportive aspects of relationships. Couple therapy is included in several guidelines among...
    June 29 2018
  • Panic disorder is common in the general population. It is characterised by panic attacks, periods of fear or anxiety with a rapid onset in which other characteristic symptoms are experienced (involving bodily systems and fearful thoughts). The treatment of panic disorder includes psychological and pharmacological interventions, often used in...
    June 19 2018
  • Depression is common in the postnatal period and can lead to adverse effects on the infant and wider family, in addition to the morbidity for the mother. It is not clear whether antidepressants are effective for the prevention of postnatal depression and little is known about possible adverse effects for the mother and infant, particularly during...
    June 19 2018
  • Depression is common in young people. It has a marked negative impact and is associated with self-harm and suicide. Preventing its onset would be an important advance in public health. This featured Common Mental Disorders Group Review examines the effectiveness of Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), third-wave CBT and interpersonal therapy...
    September 24 2015
  • Cochrane Common Mental Disorders has moved to the University of York, hosted by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. During its 20-year history, our Cochrane Review Group has been located in Auckland, London and Bristol. We are enjoying exploring the new opportunites York and our partnership with the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination...
    August 25 2015
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