Evidenced-Based Mental Health Care

1st Edition


  • Simon Hatcher
  • Mark Oakley-Browne
  • Robert Butler
    • Print ISBN 9780443073069

    Key Features

    • An introduction to evidence-based mental health care for all professionals working in that field - very few other books are multi-disciplinary in this way.
    • Lays stress on critical appraisal of rating scales and clinical decision rules, which are important in mental health but not dealt with well in existing EBM books.
    • Self-testing exercises and answers reinforce learning.
    • Useful for postgraduate exams but does not focus entirely on that market.

    Table of Contents

    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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    © 2005
    Churchill Livingstone
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