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

Clinical Evidence Mental Health (Third edition)

Royal College of Psychiatrists/BMJ Publishing Group

Price: £14.00

College members' price: £12.60

Published: Aug 2004

Format: paperback

Number of pages: 270

ISBN: 9781904671169

Clinical Evidence Mental Health 
(Third edition)

This book contains the mental health section extracted from Clinical Evidence, Issue 11 (BMJ Publishing Group), the international source of the best available evidence for effective healthcare.

The book presents clear, concise summaries of the current state of the evidence on the prevention and treatment of mental health disorders derived, where possible, from randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews.
This third edition covers 15 different mental health disorders, 27 questions, and over 200 interventions.
  • Based on the latest Clinical Evidence search and appraisal results.
  • Includes evidence on the short and long term treatment of mental health disorders and their complications.
  • Assesses drug treatments, non-drug treatments, and psychological therapies.
  • Uses explicit methodology for selecting which evidence to summarise.
  • Categorises interventions according to whether they have been found to be effective or not.
  • Presents key messages and structured summaries of filtered evidence.
  • Presents the balance between benefits and harms of intervention.

"Very readable, accessible AND relevant to clinical practice."
Primary Care Psychiatry


Clinical Evidence Mental Health (Introduction)
About Clinical Evidence
A guide to the text
How Clinical Evidence is put together
Glossary Anorexia nervosa
Bipolar disorder
Bulimia nervosa
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Deliberate self harm
Depression in children and adolescents
Depressive Disorders
Domestic violence towards women
Generalised anxiety disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Panic disorder
Postnatal depression
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Index Appendix 1: The NNT
Appendix 2: Abbreviations, and How to calculate risk
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