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  • Cochrane Common Mental Disorders' New Year's resolutionIn 2019, we plan to be more active and innovative in how we disseminate our reviews. We want to reach a wider audience and get our evidence to those who need it.To help do this we are extending our use of social media. As well as Twitter, you can now follow Cochrane Common Mental...
    January 3 2019
  • We are delighted to announce that Sarah Hetrick has joined Rachel Churchill as joint Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Common Mental Disorders. Sarah is a long-standing Senior Editor with Cochrane Common Mental Disorders and has extensive experience in evidence synthesis. Sarah's specific expertise in interventions for depression and suicide...
    December 18 2018
  • This review investigated whether family therapy approaches reduce rates of anorexia nervosa (AN), or associated symptoms, compared to other treatments.Overall, there is a very limited evidence base in this field. There is some low-quality evidence to suggest that family therapy approaches may be effective compared to treatment as usual in the...
    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’s 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

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