Panacea or revolution? 'Evidence-based medicine' and 'cost-effectiveness' have become buzz-phrases for a wide variety of initiatives and planning processes which aim to give patients treatments that will benefit them. On the surface this seems a reasonable idea, but there are underlying currents which cast doubt on the process and reveal methodological problems, which must be understood if the concepts are to be properly used. Assuming no prior knowledge of the field, and written in the clear, straightforward manner the author uses in the highly successful Health Economics for the Uninitiated, this book is a short practical guide on how to use these concepts, and how to avoid their pitfalls. It will appeal to doctors, nurses, health service managers, patient organizations, academics and students of health care. It will provide essential support to those working in health care companies, and in the pharmaceutical and medical equipment industry.
Part 1: Background to cognitive behavioural psychotherapy. What is cognitive behavioural psychotherapy? General theory of cognitive behavioural psychotherapy. The cognitive behavioural in general psychiatry. Evidence base for cognitive behavioural psychotherapy. Part 2: Doing it: the practice of cognitive behavioural psychotherapy. Taking a patient on for CBT. General cognitive and behavioural techniques. Part 3: Cognitive behavioural psychotherapy applied to specific disorders. Depression. Bipolar affective disorder. Phobias and panic. Generalised anxiety disorder. Obsessive compulsive disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Hallucinations and delusions. Personality disorders.