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Response to: 'Impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of children and young people: perspectives on evidence synthesis' by Hossain et al
  1. Leonardo Bevilacqua1,
  2. Lana Fox-Smith2,
  3. Amy Lewins3,
  4. Poonam Jetha4,
  5. Athena Sideri5,
  6. Gil Barton2,
  7. Richard Meiser-Stedman6,
  8. Peter Beazley7
  1. 1 Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
  2. 2 UCL, London, UK
  3. 3 Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
  4. 4 Population, Policy and Practice Unit, UCL, Surrey, London, UK
  5. 5 UEA, Norwich, Norfolk, UK
  6. 6 University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
  7. 7 Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Therapies, UEA, Norwich, Norfolk, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Leonardo Bevilacqua, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK; l.bevilacqua{at}

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Thank you to Hossain et al 1 for your commentary on our article,2 which indeed raises important points.

For what concerns your first comment, we agree that the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) offers comprehensive guidance to conduct an umbrella review. However, there is a very large number of umbrella reviews published following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines, and several papers that indicate that this is the appropriate method to conduct this type of review.3 4 Also, we argue that following the JBI guidelines would have not led to fundamentally different results from …

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  • Contributors LB wrote the response, with the input from PB and RM-S. All other authors read the final version of this letter.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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