Community learning mental health research project: Phase two evaluation report

Department for Education, October 2018

Report on a project to understand how adult and community learning courses can help people manage and recover from mild to moderate mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression.

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Comparative efficacy and acceptability of 21 antidepressant drugs for the acute treatment of adults with major depressive disorder: a systematic review and network meta-analysis

The Lancet, 21 February 2018

This systematic review and network meta-analysis aims to update and expand previous work to compare and rank antidepressants for the acute treatment of adults with unipolar major depressive disorder. The review included placebo-controlled and head-to-head trials of 21 antidepressants used for the acute treatment of adults (≥18 years old and of both sexes) with major depressive disorder diagnosed according to standard operationalised criteria.  The study concludes that all antidepressants were more efficacious than placebo in adults with major depressive disorder. Smaller differences between active drugs were found when placebo-controlled trials were included in the analysis, whereas there was more variability in efficacy and acceptability in head-to-head trials.

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Music Therapy for Depression

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, November 2017

This Cochrane Review finds that music therapy plus treatment as usual is more effective than treatment as usual alone. Music therapy seems to reduce depressive symptoms and anxiety and helps to improve functioning (e.g. maintaining involvement in job, activities, and relationships).

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