Evidenced-Based Mental Health Care book cover

Evidenced-Based Mental Health Care

An introduction to evidence-based mental health care for all mental health professionals - psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses and clinical psychologists.

Medical students, residents, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses and clinical psychologists.

Paperback, 176 Pages

Published: November 2004

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-07306-9


  • Introduction - why evidence-based mental health care

    Formulating answerable questions

    Searching the mental health literature

    What is the best treatment?

    Systematic reviews and meta-analysis

    Putting evidence to use - clinical practice guidelines

    What is the cause?

    What is going to happen to me?

    Prognostic studies in mental health

    Critical appraisal of psychiatric rating scales, diagnostic tests and clinical decision rules

    Critical appraisal of qualitative research

    What to do if there is no evidence

    Putting it all together - practicing evidence -based mental health care

    Appendix A: Antidepressants for depression in medical illness (Cochrane Review)

    Appendix B: Example of a Medline record

    Appendix C: Steps in conducting a systematic review


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