Systematic Review

A systematic review is a scholarly synthesis of the evidence on a clearly presented topic using critical methods to identify, define and assess research on the topic. A systematic review extracts and interprets data from published studies on the topic, then analyzes, describes, and summarizes interpretations into a refined conclusion. For example, a systematic review of randomized controlled trials is a way of summarizing and implementing evidence-based medicine. While a systematic review may be applied in the biomedical or health care context, it may also be used where an assessment of a precisely defined subject can advance understanding in a field of research. A systematic review may examine clinical tests, public health interventions, environmental interventions, social interventions, adverse effects, qualitative evidence syntheses, methodological reviews, policy reviews, and economic evaluations.

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Therapeutic interventions impact brain function and promote post-traumatic growth in adults living with post-traumatic stress disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging studies found that EMDR exhibited the largest effect on brain function.

The Link Between Positive and Negative Parenting Behaviors and Child Inflammation: A systematic review finds greater parental responsiveness/warmth was associated with lower levels of child pro-inflammatory markers in 60% of studies.

Pedophilia is associated with lower sexual interest in adults: Meta-analyses and a systematic review with men who had sexually offended against children

A systematic review finds nature exposure has a significant restorative effect in children and adolescents, helping restore cognitive, social and behavioral resources.

Cannabis Decriminalization and Legalization and Road Safety Outcomes: A systematic review finds, among other things, medical legalization was associated with reductions in fatal motor-vehicle collisions, whereas recreational legalization was conversely associated with increases in fatal collisions.

Motor alterations in depression and anxiety disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Association of cannabis potency with mental ill health and addiction: a systematic review finds use of higher potency cannabis, relative to lower potency cannabis, was associated with an increased risk of psychosis and cannabis use disorder.

A bidirectional relationship between diabetes mellitus and anxiety: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Nutrients | Free Full-Text | Ultra-Processed Food Consumption and Mental Health: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies

The effectiveness of hypnosis for pain relief: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 85 controlled experimental trials

The prevalence of psychological consequences of COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

A systematic review finds predictors of parents' intention to vaccinate their children were fathers, older age of parents, higher income, higher levels of perceived threat from the COVID-19, positive attitudes towards vaccination (e.g. history of children's and parents' vaccination against the flu)

Personality changes after subarachnoid hemorrhage: A systematic review and meta-analysis

The relationship between videogame micro-transactions and problem gaming and gambling: A systematic review

Causal effects of cannabis legalization on parents, parenting, and children: A systematic review

Sleep disorders and non-sleep circadian disorders predict depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, Psilocybin and Dimethyltryptamine in Depression Treatment: A Systematic Review

Adolescent cannabis use and later development of schizophrenia: An updated systematic review of longitudinal studies

A systematic review of 12 qualitative and 6 quantitative investigations finds many chronic pain patients feel guilty partly because they cannot fulfill their roles and because they feel others (incl. doctors) assume they are faking their condition or are not managing their condition well enough.

COVID-19 Mortality Risk Correlates Inversely with Vitamin D3 Status, and a Mortality Rate Close to Zero Could Theoretically Be Achieved at 50 ng/mL 25(OH)D3: Results of a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis