Accessibility statement

Mental Health

The human, social, and economic costs of mental health problems are profound. CRD has undertaken numerous reviews of topics related to mental health, including the diagnosis of, and interventions for, depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug addiction, severe mental illness, mental and physical comorbidity, dementia, the mental health of offenders and public mental health, as well as issues affecting the provision and delivery of mental health services.

We work collaboratively with other mental health researchers across the University of York and beyond, particularly with colleagues in the Mental Health and Addiction Research Group in the University of York’s Department of Health Sciences.

Cochrane Common Mental Disorders

Cochrane Reviews are internationally recognized as the highest standard of evidence to support and inform decision-making. CRD hosts the editorial base of the Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Group, one of 52 Cochrane review groups worldwide which contribute to the work of Cochrane.


Partnerships are key to the creation, conduct, delivery and dissemination of our mental health research, and to ensure that our reviews address real challenges and make a difference to patients, the public, and service providers. We are committed to developing strong, lasting and diverse collaborative partnerships in mental health research.