Table 1

Search strategies in PubMed

NumberSearching items
#1“metacognitive therap*” (Title/Abstract) OR “meta-cognitive therap*” (Title/Abstract) OR “metacognitive intervention*” (Title/Abstract) OR “metacognitive treatment*” (Title/Abstract)
#2“Depression” [MeSH Terms] OR “Depressive Disorder” [MeSH Terms] OR “Depressive Disorder, Major” [MESH Terms]
#3“depress*” (Title/Abstract) OR “depressive symptom*” (Title/Abstract) OR “emotional distress” (Title/Abstract) OR “emotional disorder*” (Title/Abstract) OR “mood disorder*” (Title/Abstract)
#4#2 OR #3
#5“Clinical Trials as Topic” [MeSH Terms]
#6“therapy” (Title/Abstract) OR “trial” (Title/Abstract) OR “treatment” (Title/Abstract) OR “intervention” (Title/Abstract) OR “implement” (Title/Abstract) OR “investigation” (Title/Abstract) OR “test” (Title/Abstract)
#7#5 OR #6
#8((#1) AND (#4)) AND (#7)