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The role of network meta-analysis in the evaluation of antidepressants for depression

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Duration: 0:46:52 | Added: 26 Mar 2019
Andrea Cipriani is NIHR Research Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the NHS Foundation Trust in Oxford.

His main interest in psychiatry is evidence-based mental health and his research focuses on the evaluation of treatments in psychiatry, mainly major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Dr Cipriani is author of 267 peer reviewed scientific publications (Scopus), mainly systematic reviews, meta-analyses and randomised controlled trials in psychopharmacology, however in the past few years he has also been investigating relevant issues in epidemiological psychiatry and public health, like patterns of drug consumption, risk of serious adverse events (most of all suicide and deliberate self harm) and implementation of treatment guidelines.

Being interested in the methodology of evidence synthesis, Dr Cipriani has now a specific focus on network meta-analysis and individual patient data meta-analysis, trying to assess the validity, breadth, structure and interpretation of these statistical approaches to better inform the mental healthcare decision-making process. He is currently Editor in Chief of Evidence-Based Mental Health (ebmh.bmj.com) and also on the Editorial Board of the Lancet Psychiatry, the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry and the Cochrane Collaboration for Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis

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