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Welcome to NeuRA’s Evidence Libraries

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The NeuRA Evidence Libraries provide reliable and up to date information on all the evidence that is available from well-conducted systematic reviews relating to schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. Plans are under way to expand the libraries to include other mental and brain-related disorders.

The libraries provide a resource that can be used by people with these disorders, their families and friends, as well as students and scientists wanting to identify pertinent research questions and gaps in the review literature. They can also help to inform policy and clinical guideline development. The libraries are overseen by Professor Peter Schofield (NeuRA’s CEO, Officer of the Order of Australia, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health & Medical Science, Professor of Medicine, Doctor of Science, and PhD), and Dr Sandra Matheson (Bachelor of Science, Master of Public Health, and PhD). The health professionals who participated in the creation of the content of the Libraries have no conflicts of interest with commercial organisations. We do not host any form of advertisement.

The extent of the libraries can be viewed by clicking the black arrows on the left-hand side of each library, category or topic name.  You can access the topics via these drop-down menus or by clicking on the tabs below.

To contact us, please email s.matheson@neura.edu.au.

August 2020

Bipolar Disorders Library

The Bipolar Disorders Library provides reliable and up to date information from systematic reviews on around 300 topics relating to bipolar disorders (bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, and cyclothymic disorder). The topics cover symptoms, treatments, diagnosis, risk factors, outcomes, co-occurring ‘comorbid’ conditions, epidemiology (population perspective), and the physical features of bipolar disorder. There are two levels of information on each topic. The first is a brief Factsheet that provides general information describing the area examined and the evidence that is available. The second is a Technical Commentary that provides more detail on each topic’s background, methods and results. Printable PDFs of factsheets and technical tables are available to download from each topic page. Topics can be sourced by using the drop-down browse menu or search bar on the left, or by clicking on the tabs below. You can also view the content by clicking the black arrows on the left-hand side of the category or topic name.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Library

We are currently developing a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Library. October 2020.

Schizophrenia Library

The Schizophrenia Library provides reliable and up to date information from systematic reviews on around 460 topics relating to schizophrenia. The topics cover symptoms, treatments, diagnosis, risk factors, outcomes, co-occurring ‘comorbid’ conditions, epidemiology (population perspective), and the physical features of schizophrenia. There are two levels of information on each topic. The first is a brief Factsheet that provides general information describing the area examined and the evidence that is available. The second is a Technical Commentary that provides more detail on each topic’s background, methods and results. Printable PDFs of factsheets and technical tables are available to download from each topic page. Topics can be sourced by using the drop-down browse menu or search bar on the left, or by clicking on the tabs below. You can also view the content by clicking the black arrows on the left-hand side of the category or topic name.

Podcast Library

We are currently developing a podcast library on topics in the Evidence Libraries. October 2020

NeuRA Libraries

Title Colour Legend:
Green - Topic summary is available.
Orange - Topic summary is being compiled.
Red - Topic summary has no current systematic review available.