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