Table 2

Exclusion/inclusion of participants with MHDs in 279 included RCTs

n (%)
Mention MHD population in selection criteria
 Yes203 (72.8)
 No76 (27.2)
Exclusion or inclusion
 Explicitly exclude51 (18.3)
 Conditionally exclude152 (54.5)
 Unclear (not enough information)76 (27.2)
  • MHDs, mental health disorders; RCTs, randomised controlled trials.