Clinician's Corner Blog
A PHCoE blog series written by leaders, clinicians and experts on current topics of interest for psychological health care providers in the Military Health System.
Evaluating Types of Bias in Randomized Controlled Trials: A Helpful Tool for Military Mental Health Providers
Evaluating Types of Bias in Randomized Controlled Trials: A Helpful Tool for Military Mental Health ProvidersFebruary 11, 2019
In our last blog, we discussed how important it is for mental health providers to keep up with the latest psychotherapy research, and covered six types of bias that can occur in randomized clinical trials (RCTs).
Types of Bias in Randomized Controlled Trials: A Refresher for Military Mental Health Providers
Types of Bias in Randomized Controlled Trials: A Refresher for Military Mental Health ProvidersFebruary 4, 2019
It’s important for mental health providers and health system administrators to be active and informed consumers of the research literature in their areas of practice. Keeping abreast of new treatments and delivery models – and being able to critically evaluate their merits – enables providers to continually incorporate emerging evidence-based practices into their work with service members.
Adjustment Disorders: How Are They Relevant to Military Mental Health?
Adjustment Disorders: How Are They Relevant to Military Mental Health?October 29, 2018
When you think about mental health in the military, your mind likely jumps straight to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and then maybe to depression and anxiety. But adjustment disorders?
Facebook Use During Deployment: Bane or Boon?
Facebook Use During Deployment: Bane or Boon?August 13, 2018
Facebook allows instant and effortless social interaction from any geographic location with Internet connectivity and is a daily ritual in the lives of hundreds of millions of people. For deployed service members, Facebook provides an opportunity to maintain a connection to family and friends in a way that was impossible prior to the advent of social networking sites. But, is there a downside to such connection during deployment?
How to Determine the Best Evidence-based Treatment When no Clinical Practice Guideline Exists
How to Determine the Best Evidence-based Treatment When no Clinical Practice Guideline ExistsAugust 6, 2018
Let’s say you diagnosed your patient with a disorder that does not have a formal clinical practice guideline, and you want to make sure you are aware of the recommended evidence-based treatment(s) for this condition. Or, perhaps, you’d like to know if new treatments have emerged in recent years.
How can you find answers to these questions?
You could do a literature review. This, however, takes time and effort, especially if you have a high patient load and little time to dig through and evaluate a large quantity of research articles.
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