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 firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiries.
The Blue. Library currently contains resources from 3 sources:
- The Blue. Blog (our very own literature review articles),
- National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines, and
- Cochrane Library.
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:
Depression: Some key figures on the treatment of Depression
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 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.