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By Graeme Whitfield, Alan Davidson

Panacea or revolution? 'Evidence-based medication' and 'cost-effectiveness' became buzz-phrases for a large choice of projects and making plans methods which objective to provide sufferers remedies that would gain them. at the floor this turns out a cheap proposal, yet there are underlying currents which forged doubt at the method and exhibit methodological difficulties, which has to be understood if the options are to be competently used. Assuming no previous wisdom of the sphere, and written within the transparent, elementary demeanour the writer makes use of within the hugely profitable wellbeing and fitness Economics for the Uninitiated, this publication is a brief useful consultant on the right way to use those thoughts, and the way to prevent their pitfalls. it is going to entice medical professionals, nurses, healthiness carrier managers, sufferer corporations, lecturers and scholars of healthiness care. it's going to supply crucial aid to these operating in future health care businesses, and within the pharmaceutical and clinical apparatus undefined.

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For example, in the NICE guidelines on depression (2004a) there is a recommendation point that treatment-resistant depression should be treated with a combination of medication and CBT. The evidence that supports this recommendation point is at a 'B' level rating. The NICE guidelines draw on a number of different quality 'levels'. These in turn draw on different categories of evidence. 1. g. comparative, correlation and case-control studies) • IV: from expert committee reports or opinions, or clinical experience of respected authority or both Ratings for strength of supporting evidence • • • • A: directly based on Category I evidence B: directly based on Category II evidence or extrapolated from Category I evidence C: directly based on Category III evidence or extrapolated from Category II evidence D: directly based on Category IV evidence or extrapolated from Category III evidence GPP: in addition, some of the guidelines have included a 'GPP' strength of supporting evidence.

Had we been thinking about another key theme such as the future as exciting and hopeful then our processing of information would be difíerent. Teasdale and Barnard suggest that we all normally move in and out of different 'minds-in-place' as circumstances change, but that in mood disorders we become 'stuck' in that theme without swapping in and out of different themes. This is important because the main 'active ingredient' in CBT suggested by the ICS model may not be to change one or two discrete thoughts.

Likewise if a patient has a previous history of relapse but also has a poor or limited response to other treatments then they should also be considered for CBT (B). • If the patient is similarly prone to relapse with moderate-to-severe depression, but cannot or does not wish to continue a treatment that has been successful, then they should be considered for 'maintenance CBT (B). • Finally, the guidelines note that a form of CBT (mindfulness-based CBT), which is usually delivered in groups, may be considered for people who are currently well but have previously suffered three or more episodes of depression.

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