Nine positions on the Cochrane Steering Group (CSG), including one Co-Chair, were eligible for election in 2014.
Representing Authors: Mona Nasser (UK) – re-elected for a second term from September 2014 – September 2017 (this result was also announced on 24 June 2014).
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Cochrane is delighted to announce the official opening of a new Cochrane branch in Hungary.
The establishment of the Hungarian branch, part of the Cochrane German Centre, will have its base at the University of Pécs.
The branch will promote evidence-informed decision making in health care by producing accurate, up-to-date Cochrane Reviews, as well as providing support and training to new Cochrane Review authors.
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Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group supports launch of priority-setting initiative for bipolar research in the UK
A new UK-wide survey about bipolar has been launched by a partnership of mental health groups, supported by the Cochrane Depression, Anxiety, and Neurosis Group.
The survey gives individuals, families, clinicians and other professionals the opportunity to influence research into the causes, diagnosis, treatment and care of bipolar.
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I can only answer this from a carers point of view. I understand that in some cases when a person is so distressed that they are on the verge of harming themselves or someone else, they need to be stopped. At the moment restraint as a last resort may need to be used. But some research should be happening to find a better way. Restraining someone is barbaric.
When people are already badly distressed and in fear, this method just adds to it. It should only be used as a last resort, and not just because someone has come into hospital under section three of the mental health act in an agitated and distressed state.
My son was never a threat to other people, only to himself, he was always respectful to the police and doctors even when in the midst of psychosis, and terrified of everyone. Yet when taken in hospital by the police he was restrained and given an injection, and if they had taken time to talk to him I know he would have complied.
When he really needed help because he was a threat to himself, and already tried by cutting his own throat and told the doctor "he was really scared and didn't want to die", they took no notice. I asked if they could give him something to calm the voices and help him get some sleep, they said not until bed time and they did nothing.
After I left him he walked out and found a building where he jumped to his death. They didn't restrain him, in fact they didn't do anything, not even keep him safe.
Restraining someone is not the answer,
There has to be a better way, where are the crisis action plans? Where are the Recovery Centres? A place both carers and service users can learn about the best way to approach and deal with a crisis before it escalates.
As with so many areas of treatment for mental illness, outcomes are determined by the luck of the draw .... by the chance of being spotted by the right person at the right time. Training midwives and GPs to become that right person must surely be a good start. Giving them the time and knowledge to provide appropriate interventions (drugs, family support and talking therapies) is the obvious follow-up.
I was lucky to have had a good health visitor, who saw I was different from the first couple of times she had visited and took me to my GP where I found support through the coming months.
When my second child was born I was very aware of the symptoms and sought help as soon as I recognised the signs so did not suffer so badly, the second time. There are such high expectations on a pregnant woman from family friends and medical staff, it is a shock after the birth when all this expected wonderment and fulfilment is not there, then to feel depressed as well is hard enough.
Psychosis may be rare and only affect a few, but during the pregnancy it's not mentioned, post natal depression can be dismissed if you ask about it, yet forwarded would be better, for the woman and their partners.
There should be more research, has there ever been any?
The group is comprised of 20 people (service users and carers).
They have been asked to add their lived experience to summaries on:(1) postnatal psychosis; and (2) sedatives for aggression and agitation.
These will be posted in the near future.
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