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European guidance: a project of the European Psychiatric Association.

Research paper by W W Gaebel, H-J HJ Möller

Indexed on: 06 Dec '11Published on: 06 Dec '11Published in: European Psychiatry



Abstract

Evidence based medicine is a cornerstone of modern medicine including psychiatry. Treatment practice guidelines are nowadays available for guiding mental health care mainly with a focus on specific disorders. Many important clinical situations or problems beyond treatment, however, are lacking proper guidance. It is in this scope that a European Psychiatry Association (EPA) has developed its own program, the European Guidance Project. The present special issue presents six topics out of these series of guidance documents.