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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Evidence-Based Mental Health

Link to Evidence-Based Mental Health journal online version


Frequency: Quarterly

Circulation: 1,000 (print); 15,000 (online)

Editor: Dr Andrea Cipriani, Senior Clinical Researcher, Dept of Psychiatry, University of Oxford.  Full Editorial Board

ISSN (Print): 1362-0347
Online version ISSN: 1468-960X

Audience: Any healthcare professional working in mental health


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Evidence-Based Mental Health alerts clinicians of highly relevant developments in the field of mental health and provides instant access to high quality evidence.  It informs of important advances in treatment, diagnosis, aetiology, prognosis, continuing education, economic evaluation and qualitative research in mental health.

Articles for EBMH are formed from the selection of the best studies from over 50 leading international medical journals. Practising clinicians apply strict criteria to the quality and validity of the original research in order to extract the most clinically relevant and scientifically valid papers available. The key details of each chosen study are then presented in a succinct, informative abstract with an expert commentary on its clinical application added to each one.

By adopting a multi-disciplinary approach to mental health and linking clinical research to practice, EBMH is an essential resource for mental health practitioners worldwide. It covers studies of adults, children, older adults, people who have developed psychiatric or psychological problems as a result of trauma and people with learning disabilities, head injuries, drug and alcohol problems and personality disorders.

RCPsych members get online access free of charge (via the members' secure area) and can get the print version for just £10 per year.
(Use the 'Members' online access' button to the right, then follow the links in order to be able to subscribe to the £10 rate.)

Regular features in EBMH include:

  • EBMH Notebook
  • Article summaries divided by prognosis, diagnosis, therapeutics, aetiology and prevalence.
  • Glossary

Online EBMH has the following extra features:

  • E-letters.
  • Some articles contain extra text.
  • Editor's choice - one article every issue available free for everyone.
  • Full text archive dating back to the first ever issue in 1998.
  • More online features.
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RCPsych members' online accessRCPsych members must access their free access to EBMH online via the members' secure area of the College site.