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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 and aims to engage psychiatrists and psychologists, particularly younger professionals, in the challenge of basing their practice on evidence.

The journal now also provides material to allow professionals to develop the necessary skills and practical tools in order to practice evidence-based mental health in their own practices, plus to keep up to date with the latest evidence in the field and the ever expanding suite of evidence-based approaches - joining the growing community of people with an active interest in evidence-based mental health across the world. The new content should enable readers to critically appraise scientific literature and identify which studies should change clinical practice.

Article summaries for EBMH are formed from the selection of the best studies from a wide range of 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.

EBMH informs of important advances in treatment. 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.

RCPsych members get online access free of charge (via the members' secure area) and can get the print version for just £13.20 per year.
(Use the 'Members' online access' button to the right, then follow the links in order to be able to subscribe to the £13.20 rate.)

Regular features in EBMH include:

  • Editorials
  • Article summaries (divided into: causes; outcomes; prevalence, assessment and diagnosis; psychological interventions; pharmacological interventions)
  • Perspectives
  • Statistics in practice
  • Statistics in pills
  • Evidence-based case conference
  • Expert reviews
  • Systematic reviews
  • Clinical reviews
  • Original articles

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.