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  • World Mental Health Day (WMHDAY) is being held on October 10th 2018. The World Federation for Mental Health is focusing the 2018 WMHDAY campaign on ‘Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World’. They want to bring attention to the issues our youth and young adults are facing and begin the conversation around what they need in order to grow...
    October 9 2018
  • Cochrane Epilepsy has been awarded funding to produce some new and some updated systematic reviews on epilepsy. they are running a focused topic prioritisation activity to help them decide on important topics for new and updated systematic reviews. They are using a short online (print on request) survey to collect views on a short list of...
    September 7 2018
  • Caring for people with dementia is highly challenging, and family carers are recognised as being at increased risk of physical and mental ill‐health. Most current interventions have limited success in reducing stress among carers of people with dementia. Mindfulness‐based stress reduction (MBSR) draws on a range of practices and may be a promising...
    August 14 2018
  • Music-based therapeutic intervention probably reduces depressive symptoms and improves overall behavioural problems.This review team from the Netherlands set out to see if they could find evidence that therapy based on music improves the emotional well-being and quality of life of people with dementia. They were also interested in evidence about...
    July 26 2018
  • Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol specialises in reviews that assess, among other things, ways to reduce hazardous or harmful drinking of alcohol. One of these reviews looks at the evidence on practitioner-delivered brief interventions and we asked one of the authors, Fiona Beyer from Newcastle University in the UK to tell us about the findings from the...
    July 10 2018
  • Findings indicate talking therapy may be beneficial but more higher-quality research evidence is needed, particularly for children and adolescents.Adults and children and adolescents living in humanitarian contexts (such as in the aftermath of a crisis triggered by natural hazards) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are exposed to...
    July 9 2018
  • Karen Morley blogs about her experience of seeking help for her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how finding and using Cochrane evidence was a turning point. This blog post was originally published on Evidently Cochrane.Without knowing what it was, I had experienced episodes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since I was an adolescent,...
    July 4 2018
  • Coping with the increasing number of people with dementia is likely to be one of the major challenges for health systems globally in coming years and decades. There are several Cochrane Reviews of ways to treat or alleviate this condition and an updated review in March 2018 looks at the evidence for reminiscence therapy. We asked lead author, Bob...
    June 4 2018
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder in childhood. The psychostimulant methylphenidate is the most frequently used medication to treat it. Several studies have investigated the benefits of methylphenidate, showing possible favourable effects on ADHD symptoms, but the true magnitude of the effect...
    May 10 2018
  • We are delighted to announce the appointment of Rebecca Syed as the new Deputy Coordinating Editor of Cochrane SchizophreniaSince graduating in medicine from Balliol College, Oxford University, Rebecca has become a board-certified psychiatrist in both the UK and Australia. She has lived and worked in clinical and research capacities in...
    May 10 2018

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