NeuRA Libraries

Welcome to NeuRA’s Evidence Libraries

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The NeuRA Evidence Libraries provide reliable information on schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They provide a resource for 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.  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.

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Bipolar Disorders Library

Bipolar Disorders Library

The Bipolar Disorders Library provides reliable and quality assessed information. This information comes from peer-reviewed systematic reviews covering over 300 topics on bipolar disorder I and II. These topics include signs and symptoms, treatments, diagnosis, causes and antecedents, outcomes, co-occurring conditions, incidence and prevalence, the physical features of bipolar disorder, and insights for families. Topics can be accessed by clicking on the links above. Or use the drop-down menu or search bar on the left or click on the tabs below. There are two levels of information on each topic. The first is a Factsheet that provides general information describing the topic and the evidence that is available on that topic. The second is a Technical Commentary that provides more detailed information, including the topic’s background, methods, detailed results, and links to references. Printable PDFs of factsheets and technical tables are available to download from each topic page. Image: ©vectorfusionart - stock.adobe.com

PTSD Library

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Library

The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Library provides reliable and quality assessed information. This information comes from peer-reviewed systematic reviews covering over 200 topics on post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD. These topics include signs and symptoms, treatments, diagnosis, causes, outcomes, co-occurring mental and physical disorders, incidence and prevalence, the physical features of the disorder, and insights for families. Topics can be accessed by clicking on the links above. Or use the drop-down menu or search bar on the left or click on the tabs below. There are two levels of information on each topic. The first is a Factsheet that provides general information describing the topic and the evidence that is available on that topic. The second is a Technical Commentary that provides more detailed information, including the topic’s background, methods, detailed results, and links to references. Printable PDFs of factsheets and technical tables are available to download from each topic page. Image: ©WavebreakMediaMicro - stock.adobe.com

Schizophrenia Library

The Schizophrenia Library provides reliable and quality assessed information. This information comes from peer-reviewed systematic reviews covering over 450 topics on schizophrenia. These topics include signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, causes and antecedents, incidence and prevalence, outcomes, co-occurring mental and physical disorders, the physical features of schizophrenia, and insights for families. Topics can be accessed by clicking on the links above. Or use the drop-down menu or search bar on the left or click on the tabs below. There are two levels of information on each topic. The first is a Factsheet that provides general information describing the topic and the evidence that is available on that topic. The second is a Technical Commentary that provides more detailed information, including the topic’s background, methods, detailed results, and links to references. Printable PDFs of factsheets and technical tables are available to download from each topic page. Image: ©pressmaster - stock.adobe.com

Podcast Library

The podcast library delves deeper into topics contained in the schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and PTSD evidence libraries. Click on the tabs below to listen to the podcasts.

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.