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Minocycline for the treatment of mental health and neurological conditions: study protocol of a systematic review and meta-analysis

Chiara C Bortolasci, Wolfgang Marx, Adam J Walker, Kyoko Hasebe, Bianca E Kavanagh, Margaret J Morris, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Alyna Turner, Laura Gray, Lesley Berk, Ken Walder, Michael Berk, Olivia M Dean

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020


INTRODUCTION: Due to the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-apoptotic properties of minocycline, clinical trials have evaluated the potential of this drug to treat several psychiatric and neurological disorders, including major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, stroke and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This protocol proposes a systematic review (and potential meta-analysis) that aims to identify and critically evaluate randomised controlled trials of minocycline for treating psychiatric and neurological disorders. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Clinical Trials, PsycINFO and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health L..

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