The Blue. Library

Evidence-based practice‘.

That is a term that is often thrown around, but hardly followed. We want to change that. At Blue., we believe in sharing information and empowering help-seekers so that they can make informed decisions, and receive the support and treatment that they truly deserve.

The Blue. Library is a compilation of resources aimed at helping you make sense of research evidence, through curated and reviewed articles, and links to high-quality international guidelines and databases.

Feel free to contact us at for enquiries.

The Blue. Library currently contains resources from 3 sources:

Do reach out to us should you have further enquiries, or would like to recommend the inclusion of other guidelines or evidence-based resources.

Review of evidence from The Blue. Blog:

ADHD: Evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents with ADHD

ADHD: Evidence-based treatments for adults with ADHD

Anxiety: Evidence-based treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Depression: Some key figures on the treatment of Depression

EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) – Science or Pseudoscience?

OCD: Evidence-based treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidelines:

NICE guidelines are clinical practice guidelines and advisories. As such, instead of reviewing research evidence in specific areas (i.e. Cochrane Reviews), the publisher pulls together evidence from various sources into a coherent set of clinical and practice recommendations for a disorder or clinical presentation.

Step 1: Go to the NICE website.

Step 2: Type in the key terms, e.g. ‘depression’.

Step 3: Click on the guide that is most relevant.

Cochrane Library:

Cochrane reviews come with a plain language summary which makes it a suitable resource for many who may be unfamiliar with scientific literature. This makes it an excellent source of information for people hoping to understand systematically reviewed research evidence.

Step 1: Go to the Cochrane website.

Step 2: Type in the key terms, e.g. ‘ADHD’.

Step 3: Look for the review that meets your search criteria e.g. reviews examining the effectiveness of methylphenidate (Ritalin) on ADHD.

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