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Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group

Welcome to CCDAN

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The Cochrane Collaboration Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Review Group (CCDAN) is responsible for preparing Cochrane reviews that cover a broad range of mental health issues. The principle conditions that we cover are:

  • Mood disorders;
  • Anxiety disorders;
  • Somatoform disorders; and
  • Eating disorders. 

CCDAN's scope also includes clinically significant problems such as deliberate self-harm, and suicide attempt. For full details see Scope section.

The group was established in 1996 and is currently co-ordinated by an editorial base located within the Centre for Academic Mental Health at the University of Bristol, UK. Meet the team.

You should be able to find all the information you need about our group on this website, but if not please do not hesitate to contact us.

For information on our latest publications please see What's New.

Our reviews

You can find a complete list of our published reviews here: CCDAN Reviews.


*NEW*  Setting priorities for depression research *NEW*

We are launching a national survey into depression – we would like to know what questions people have about the condition. We will use people’s questions to help inform depression research. We believe research can improve lives, and so want find out what the most important issues are.

We would like people with depression, their friends, families and clinicians to take part in the survey. The results will give us lots of unanswered questions about depression. Together, patients, carers and clinicians will rank the questions in order of importance. The result will be ‘top 10’ lists of questions to research. We will promote the list to people who fund depression research – governments, universities and charities.

We aim to inform research and provide a strong connection to the needs of patients. We want to encourage research that can make a real difference to people’s lives. 

Visit www.depressionarq.org to take part.

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New Titles

We have a new process for researcher-led new title submissions.

New additions to our website

Please take a look at the latest additions to our website:

MECIR Standards

The new MECIR standards for review conduct are now available. These layout standards for conducting Cochrane reviews that must be met and should be used by authors to ensure that their reivews are of high quality before submitting them for editorial review by the group. Please visit our MECIR page for more information.

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