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  • 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...
    January 14 2021
  • In this short interview, Postdoctoral Researcher and lead author Tessa Reardon tells us about this recently published review. What does this Cochrane review tell us about the role of cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents?Our review shows the key role cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) plays in the...
    December 7 2020
  • Cochrane Multiple Sclerosis and Rare Diseases of the Central Nervous System recently launched an international priority setting exercise. Here, the Co-ordinating Editors, Dr Graziella Filippini and Dr Francesco Nonino, tell us about their experience with priority setting and plans for evaluation and implementation. Why do you think it’s...
    December 7 2020
  • 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
  • 'Humanity stands at a crossroads with regard to the legacy it leaves to future generations' according to the UN's Convention on Biological Diversity in its recent publication, the fifth Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO).The fifth GBO sets out principles for a biodiversity-inclusive approach that builds on the health and resilience of people and...
    October 28 2020
  • Cochrane Multiple Sclerosis and Rare Diseases of the CNS is currently undertaking a Priority Setting Exercise concerning multiple sclerosis. They're looking for important research questions that need answering and are relevant for the care of people with multiple sclerosis.The goal is to help focus research on what is important to people and help...
    October 23 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 22 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

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