Category Archives: Measurement-based care

Primary Care Providers Should Screen For Depression: US Task Force

This week the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening for depression in adults. Both are available for review and public comment from July 28 through August 24, 2015. In this … Continue reading

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National Academy of Medicine Establishes Standards for Psychosocial Treatments

A new report by the National Academy of Medicine, titled, “Psychosocial Interventions for Mental and Substance Use Disorders: A Framework for Establishing Evidence-Based Standards” highlights the need to strengthen evidence on the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions, and to develop guidelines and … Continue reading

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Sixth Annual Chair Summit Begins This Week

This week a Master Class for Neuroscience Development called the Chair Summit takes place in Tampa, FL (Sept 26-28, 2013). In the early days of medical training in Kos, students, trainees and medical colleagues would gather to discuss their cases … Continue reading

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Essential Components of First-Episode Psychosis Services

A study published in May 1st, 2013 Psychiatric Services identified essential evidence-based components of first-episode psychosis services. The research took place in two stages. First a systematic literature review, then, a consensus-building technique, the Delphi, was used with an international … Continue reading

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The Prevalence of ADHD Revisited

A study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and published this week in the Journal of Attention Disorders sought to evaluate the diagnosis and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Monitoring the prevalence of ADHD is an … Continue reading

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Some Depressed Outpatients Who Are Not Assessed to be in Remission, Consider Themselves In Remission

A study in Depression and Anxiety by researchers from Brown Medical School, Rhode Island, examined how many mildly symptomatic depressed patients in ongoing treatment who did not score in the remission range on the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD) … Continue reading

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