Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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Objectives: This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (intervention). The objectives are as follows:. The aim is to assess, using network meta-analysis (NMA), the effectiveness and safety of interventions for preventing relapse-recurrence of depression in adults in a primary care setting. NMA is a technique for comparing three or more interventions simultaneously in a single analysis by combining both direct and indirect evidence across a network of studies. The objectives are to:. estimate the relative effectiveness of pharmacological, psychological and other interventions to prevent relapse-recurrence, compared with each other and controls (e.g. pill placebo, treatment as usual) on relapse-recurrence outcomes and adverse events; assess the effect of interventions on quality of life outcomes and social and occupational functioning; estimate the relative ranking of included interventions on relapse-recurrence, quality of life, and adverse events; summarise availability and principal findings of eligible economic evaluations.