Jun 15, 2007 Issue
Schizophrenia: A Review [Article]

Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental illness that affects 1 percent of the population in all cultures. It affects equal numbers of men and women, but the onset is often later in women than in men. Schizophrenia is characterized by positive and negative symptoms. Positive symptoms include hallucina...

Jun 1, 2006 Issue
Depressive Disorders [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments in mild to moderate or severe depression? Which interventions reduce relapse rates? What are the effects of interventions to improve delivery of treatments?

Jan 15, 2006 Issue
An Itch That Must Be Scratched [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

Jan 1, 2006 Issue
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of preventive intervention and treatment?

Sep 1, 2005 Issue
Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures [Article]

Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures are episodes of movement, sensation, or behaviors that are similar to epileptic seizures but do not have a neurologic origin; rather, they are somatic manifestations of psychologic distress. Patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures frequently are misdiagnosed...

May 1, 2005 Issue
Is Pharmacotherapy Useful in Social Phobia? [Cochrane for Clinicians]

In adults, medications may improve the symptoms of social phobia in the short term, but their usefulness may be overstated because of publication bias. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have the strongest evidence of efficacy and the most favorable side-effect profile.

Dec 1, 2004 Issue
Screening for Suicide Risk [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: SJ is a 17-year-old boy brought in by his mother for a pre-college physical. His mother pulls you aside and shares a story from the local newspaper about a college freshman who committed suicide after the first week of school. She is anxious because of SJ’s history of “cutting himself” after her divorce years ago.

Dec 1, 2004 Issue
Screening for Suicide Risk: Recommendation and Rationale [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for suicide risk and the supporting scientific evidence, and it updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2d ed.

Dec 1, 2004 Issue
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of initial treatments in adults? What are the best forms of maintenance treatment in adults? What are the effects of treatments in adults who have not responded to initial treatment with serotonin reuptake inhibitors?

Oct 15, 2004 Issue
Assessment and Management of Personality Disorders [Article]

Patients with personality disorders are common in primary care settings; caring for them can be difficult and frustrating. The characteristics of these patients' personalities tend to elicit strong feelings in physicians, lead to the development of problematic physician-patient relationships, and co...

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