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Table 3 Characteristics of included systematic reviews

From: Self-care for anxiety and depression: a comparison of evidence from Cochrane reviews and practice to inform decision-making and priority-setting

Title (completed reviews) Year* Self-care intervention
Comparative effectiveness of continuation and maintenance treatments for persistent depressive disorder in adults [64] 2019 Herbal (St. John’s wort)
Light therapy for preventing seasonal affective disorder [66] 2019 Light therapy
Melatonin and agomelatine for preventing seasonal affective disorder [67] 2019 Dietary supplement (melatonin)
Psychosocial interventions for preventing and treating depression in dialysis patients [65] 2019 Acupressure, Exercise, Mind-body (meditation, relaxation, spiritual practice), Social activity
Interventions for treating anxiety after stroke [63] 2017 Mind-body (relaxation)
S-adenosyl methionine (SAMe) for depression in adults [62] 2016 Dietary supplement (SAMe)
Omega-3 fatty acids for depression in adults [61] 2015 Dietary supplement (Omega-3 fatty acids)
Media-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy and behavioural therapy (self-help) for anxiety disorders in adults [59] 2013 Psychological individual self-help
Dietary supplements for preventing postnatal depression [60] 2013 Dietary supplements (selenium yeast, EPA, DHA)
Exercise for depression [58] 2013† Exercise
Psychosocial interventions for prevention of psychological disorders in law enforcement officers [56] 2008 Mind-body (relaxation), Exercise
Psychotherapeutic treatments for older depressed people [57] 2008 Psychological individual self-help (bibliotherapy)
Relaxation for depression [54] 2008 Mind-body (relaxation)
St John’s wort for major depression [55] 2008 Herbal (St John’s wort)
Passiflora for anxiety disorder [73] 2007 Herbal (Passiflora)
Valerian for anxiety disorders [53] 2006 Herbal (Valerian)
Meditation therapy for anxiety disorders [52] 2006 Mind-body (meditation)
Light therapy for non-seasonal depression [51] 2004 Light therapy
Inositol for depressive disorders [50] 2004 Dietary supplement (Inositol)
Folate for depressive disorders [49] 2003 Dietary supplement (Folate)
Kava extract for treating anxiety [48] 2003 Herbal (Kava)
Tryptophan and 5-Hydroxytryptophan for depression [47] 2002 Dietary supplement (Tryptophan and 5-Hydroxytryptophan)
Title (protocols) Year Self-care intervention
Antidepressants for major depression disorder in older people: a network meta-analysis [72] 2019 Dietary supplement (Tryptophan)
Interventions (other than psychosocial, psychological and pharmacological) for treating postpartum depression [71] 2019 Mind-body (e.g. bright light therapy, physical exercise, yoga, sleep deprivation); Dietary supplements (e.g. omega-3 fatty acids); Herbal (e.g. St. John’s Wort).
The process and delivery of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for depression in adults: a network meta-analysis [70] 2018 Multimedia CBT including self-help, Self-help CBT without multimedia
Multimedia-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy versus face-to-face cognitive behavioural therapy for depression in adults [69] 2018 Multimedia CBT including self-help
Prevention of depression in chronically physically ill adults [68] 2014 Psychological individual self-help (bibliotherapy)
  1. *Year of most recent version of published review
  2. †Last search for trials in 2013 and review has been split into two reviews for updating