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  • Cochrane Common Mental Disorders and Cochrane UK have launched a special series of blogs on children and young people’s mental health, #YoungMindsMatter. Read the first blog in this series here.
    February 19 2020
  • The Mental Health and Neuroscience Network would like to congratulate Dr Sarah Nevitt on joining the Cochrane Council as a Methods Representative. Sarah Nevitt is a Research Associate in the Institute of Translational Medicine at the University of Liverpool, UK. She has been an active Cochrane author and Cochrane Methods enthusiast since 2011...
    February 19 2020
  • In December 2019, Cochrane hosted its first Virtual Colloquium. Hear Hans Scheers from the Belgian Red Cross talking about how mental health experts and patient representatives contribute to the development of a first aid manual for mental health problems. To hear more presentations from the Cochrane Virtual Colloquium, visit ...
    February 19 2020
  •  The Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Group had published more than 180 reviews relevant to conditions such as anxiety and depression by the end of 2019. In December 2019, they added a review of whether pharmacist support can help people take their anti-depressants and we asked one of the authors, Jennifer Brown from the Centre for Reviews...
    January 27 2020
  • Almost all Cochrane Reviews use a systematic methodology in which the rules for including a study are clearly defined in advance, the researchers try to find and include all such studies and seek an estimate of the size of the effect of an intervention or the accuracy of a diagnostic test. However, some researchers wish to look more at why and how...
    December 10 2019
  • The Mental Health and Neuroscience Network would like to congratulate the 2019 Chris Silagy Prize winner, Anna Noel-Storr. This prize is awarded at each Cochrane Colloquium to an individual who has made an "extraordinary" contribution to the work of Cochrane.Anna works within Cochrane as the Information Specialist for the Cochrane...
    November 29 2019
  • Cochrane Common Mental Disorders works in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation. This partnership helps Cochrane to produce evidence that is relevant to people with everyday lived experience of common mental disorders. Our work with the Mental Health Foundation enables us to better understand what matters to people and to improve the ways...
    November 19 2019
  • New Cochrane Library Special Collection 20 November 2019 is the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease’s World COPD day. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung disease. The main symptoms are shortness of breath, cough, and sputum production. COPD is caused by breathing in noxious particles or gases from...
    November 19 2019
  • Results from one small study, with 81 people, suggest that people who take omega-3 fatty acids may be less likely to transition to psychosis than those taking a placebo. However, this evidence is low certainty and more research is needed. Other treatments for the prodromal phase may make little or no difference. However the evidence is of very low...
    November 6 2019
  • 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 suicide prevention. This...
    October 10 2019

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