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a review of the evidence 2006. A new review is expected in 2011- we will update it when this is out.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

 

Q1: Why is my diagnosis/problem not mentioned on this website?

 

A1:  This website is based on information from a review of the evidence base undertaken by Peter Fonagy, David Cottrell and others in 2003, and followed their categories of evidence. We recognise this does not cover all types of diagnoses or possible categorisation of problems that people might be interested in, but we need to stick with the categories on which the research evidence is based. For more general information about different sorts of problem and different sorts of help that are offered for these we suggest you go to one of the websites we mention in the links section such as YoungMinds or the Royal College of Psychiatry, both of which have a range of useful information sheets.

 

Q2: Why is my treatment not mentioned on this website?

 

A2: This website is based on information from a review of the evidence base undertaken by Peter Fonagy, David Cottrell and others in 2003, and only include treatments they considered as part of their review.  We recognise this does not cover all types of treatments currently being offered, but only those which have had some rigorous research carried out on them.  New treatments are developed all the time and new research is being undertaken all the time and we only update our site when a new review is completed (which we hope will be this year, 2011). We will update the site at this point with any new research evidence and any new treatments included in this review. In the meantime to find most recent advice on types of treatment for different types of problem go  to NICE website.

 

Q3: Why is  research that I am aware of  not mentioned on this website?

 

A3: We base our site on information from a review of the evidence base undertaken by Peter Fonagy, David Cottrell and others in 2002.    New research is being undertaken all the time and we only update our site when a new review is completed (which we hope will be within the next 12 months). We will update the site at this point with any new research evidence included in this review. In the meantime to find most recent advice on types of treatment for different types of problem go to NICE website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have concerns or worries you want to discuss privately
  • Childline (free helpline 0800 1111) 
  • Get Connected (free helpline 0808 808 4994) 
  • Samaritans (free helpline 08457 90 90 90) email jo@samaritans.org.uk 
  • YoungMinds Parent Information Service (free helpline 0808 802 5544)