Evidence in Mental Health Care / Edition 1

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Evidence in Mental Health Care will prove vital for the successful extension of evidence-based evaluation to mental health services in general. It will be essential reading for researchers, students and practitioners across the range of mental health disciplines, health service managers and purchasers of services.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415236928
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 286
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Stefan Priebe is Chair of Social and Community Psychiatry at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Mike Slade is Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, London.

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Table of Contents

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1 Knowledge in the human sciences 3
2 Evidence in mental health: a historical analysis 11
3 Influence of evidence on mental health care over the last 200 years 21
4 The influence of evidence on mental health care developments in the UK since 1980 28
5 The influence and role of evidence in the United States 40
6 Evidence - the postmodern perspective 53
7 Randomised controlled trials - misunderstanding, fraud and spin 59
8 Systematic reviews and meta-analyses 72
9 Mental health services research 81
10 Conceptual limitations of randomised controlled trials 101
11 The role of qualitative research methods in evidence-based mental health care 109
12 Studying psychiatric practice without P values: what is the place of anthropological inquiry? 126
13 Individual case studies 142
14 Applying the evidence: pharmacotherapies 161
15 The outcome of psychoanalysis: the hope for the future 177
16 Applying the evidence in psychological therapies 186
17 Evidence in social care: the policy context 193
18 A User/Survivor perspective: what's behind the evidence? 207
19 The policy perspective: what evidence is influential? 215
20 The researcher's perspective: which evidence can be delivered? 226
21 Evidence in the twenty-first century: the way forward 229
References 235
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