In this blog for patients and doctors, Dr Mark Horowitz, training psychiatrist and Clinical Research Fellow at University College London, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on how to safely stop antidepressants and explores the implications for patients and doctors having to navigate this area so neglected by medical researchers. Mark’s personal experience of the difficulty in coming off antidepressants led to an interest in the little-understood field of stopping psychiatric medication, and the balance of harms and benefits.
Mental & Neurological
In this blog for people with depression and their mental health practitioners, Emily Sanger, a Junior Doctor in York, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence from two reviews on Behavioural Activation Therapy and explores how well it works for depression in adults, with and without long-term physical conditions.
A blog about activities for people with dementia, drawing on evidence and experience.
Sally Crowe reflects on her experiences of post-traumatic stress (PTS) after being diagnosed and treated for a rare cancer - a common, but little talked about outcome of having cancer.
Anaesthetist Jennifer Kielty discusses a common fear about an uncommon problem - awareness during surgery, and looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on ways to reduce the risk
Lucy Beishon blogs about her experience of writing a Cochrane diagnostic test accuracy review.
A blog on how Cochrane Common Mental Disorders and the Mental Health Foundation and working in partnership.
A blog about Cochrane evidence on treating anxiety and depression in children with long-term physical conditions.
Sarah Chapman reflects on a tweetchat on how best to illustrate mental health topics when sharing evidence.
Researchers from Cochrane Common Mental Disorders blog about the need for youth input in work to prevent suicide and self-harm young people.
A blog exploring whether we are missing an obvious opportunity to use YouTube as a place to share Cochrane evidence, in order to reach a youth audience.
A blog about the benefits and practicalities of engaging with young people in the process of undertaking child and youth mental health research.