How to Practice Evidence-Based Psychiatry

Basic Principles and Case Studies

Author: C. Barr Taylor

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585629227

Category: Medical

Page: 388

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The use of evidence-based guidelines and algorithms is widely encouraged in modern psychiatric settings, yet many practitioners find it challenging to apply and incorporate the latest evidence-based psychosocial and biological interventions. Now, practitioners have an outstanding new resource at their fingertips. How to Practice Evidence-Based Psychiatry: Basic Principles and Case Studies accomplishes two goals: it explains the methods and philosophy of evidence-based psychiatry, and it describes ways in which psychiatrists and other mental health specialists can incorporate evidence-based psychiatry into their clinical practices. Uniquely relevant to psychiatric clinicians, this is the only book on evidence-based medicine specific to the field of psychiatry that addresses integrated psychopharmacology and psychotherapies. This new book first provides an expansion on the popular text the Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry, updating the sections on clinical trials, the teaching of evidence-based medicine, and the effective treatment of patients with complex comorbid conditions. It then allows experts from a variety of specialty areas and practice settings to describe how they incorporate the latest evidence and outcome studies into interesting and inspiring cases of their own. The book starts with the assumption that clinicians must adapt guidelines, algorithms, other sources of evidence, and the interpretation of this evidence to each individual patient. It describes basic statistical concepts in an easily understood format and offers separate chapters devoted to systematic reviews and meta-analyses, clinical practice guidelines, diagnostic tests, surveys of disease frequency, and prognosis and psychometric measurement. It also presents an easily relatable discussion of many of the major issues of evidence-based psychiatry, such as use of the "Five-Step" evidence-based medicine model. The first section can be used both as an introduction to the topic and a ready reference for researching the literature and appraising evidence. The second section includes relevant case examples of major psychiatric disorders, and the third presents case examples from diverse treatment settings. In these sections, 24 contributing clinicians from a variety of practice settings discuss situations in which they followed aspects of evidence-based care. The text includes tables and charts throughout the text, including algorithms, guidelines, and examples of simple, therapist-devised measures of progress, further enhance learning, retention, and clinical practice. How to Practice Evidence-Based Psychiatry: Basic Principles and Case Studies is a valuable new tool that will help residents, practicing psychiatrists, and other mental health workers find the most useful and relevant information to inform and improve their everyday practices.

How to Practice

The Way to a Meaningful Life

Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama,Jeffrey Hopkins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743453363

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 3742


An instructional resource and inspirational guide to daily life describes each step on the path to spiritual enlightenment and explains how to practice everyday morality, meditation, wisdom, and compassion.

How to Practice Dharma

Teachings on the Eight Worldly Dharmas

Author: Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Publisher: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive

ISBN: 1891868268

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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Buddhism is a house full of treasures — practices for gaining the happiness of future lives, the bliss of liberation and the supreme happiness of enlightenment — but knowing the difference between Dharma and non-Dharma practices is the key that opens the door to all those treasures. No matter how much we know about emptiness, the chakras or controlling our vital energy through kundalini yoga, it's all pointless without this crucial understanding of how to practice Dharma, how to correct our actions. "There are vast numbers of people who delude themselves and waste their entire life studying the most esoteric aspects of Buddhism but never understand the most fundamental point, the distinction between Dharma and non-Dharma. Even if we understand nothing else, if, by recognizing the eight worldly dharmas, we can clearly differentiate between what is Dharma and what is not Dharma, we're very fortunate. This is the essential point.” — Lama Zopa Rinpoche This book is drawn from Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s graduated path to enlightenment teachings given over a four-decade period starting from the early 1970s, and deals with the eight worldly dharmas which are essentially how craving desire and attachment cause us to create problems and suffering and how to abandon these negative minds in order to find perfect peace and happiness. The Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive brings you the collected works of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The Archive was founded in 1996 by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the Archive’s spiritual director, and works to offer the Dharma in as many ways as possible for the happiness and benefit of all beings. This book is made possible by kind supporters of the Archive who, like you, appreciate how we make these teachings freely available in so many ways, including in our website for instant reading, listening or downloading, and as printed, audio and ebooks. Our website offers immediate access to thousands of pages of teachings and hundreds of audio recordings by some of the greatest lamas of our time. Our photo gallery and our ever-popular books are also freely accessible there. Please help us increase our efforts to spread the Dharma for the happiness and benefit of all beings. You can find out more about becoming a supporter of the Archive and see all we have to offer by visiting our website. Thank you so much, and we hope you find joy by reading this book!

How to Practice Vedic Astrology

A Beginner's Guide to Casting Your Horoscope and Predicting Your Future

Author: Andrew Bloomfield

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594775982

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

View: 2817


A comprehensive guide to understanding and practicing Vedic astrology, the art of jyotish. • Teaches beginners how to read and interpret Vedic astrology charts, based on their own birth chart as well as the birth charts of 112 notable people. • Shows how to use Vedic astrology to anticipate upcoming events and direct the cosmic energies of one's life toward a positive future outcome. For over 5,000 years the people of India have used jyotish, or Vedic astrology, to anticipate future influences and make major decisions. Now Andrew Bloomfield brings this increasingly popular tool to the West in an easy-to-follow, comprehensive format, providing the reader with everything needed to practice the Indian art of predicting the future. Vedic astrology was codified by the ancient Maharishis to help people achieve the four basic goals of human existence: kama (desire), artha (wealth), dharma (life purpose), and moksha (spiritual growth). Unlike other forms of astrology, Vedic calculations focus more on the primal, unconscious, driving forces linking our thoughts and actions. How to Practice Vedic Astrology shows how to make accurate predictions on when to expect life's changes concerning one's career, love life, children, or spirituality.

How to Practice Suggestion and Autosuggestion

Author: Emile Coue

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473340519

Category: Self-Help

Page: 137

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This vintage book contains a detailed exposition of suggestion and autosuggestion by the pioneer of the technique, Émile Coué de la Châtaigneraie. Autosuggestion is a psychological technique developed at the beginning of the 20th century. It is a type of self-induced suggestion whereby one's thoughts, feelings, or behaviour are self-guided. Contents include: "Interview by Emile Coué of Each Patient Attending His Clinic", "Examples and Experiments Illustrating the Powers of Suggestion and Autosuggestion", "Suggestions: General", "Suggestions: Special for Each Ailment", "Special Suggestions for Each Ailment", "Advice to Patients", "Lecture Delivered by Emile Coué in Twenty Cities of America", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of Émile Coué de la Châtaigneraie.

Learn How To Practice Personal Development

Easily & Quickly: Project Success

Author: Lee Werrell

Publisher: Lee Werrell


Category: Self-Help

Page: 58

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Do You Want Success? Do You Really Want To Make Money Online, In Your Business or Personal Life? Everybody says Yes! Yes! Yes! But Very Few Are Prepared To Do What Is Needed And Focus On Their Goals Because "They Are Too Busy Earning A Living To Design Their Life" If You Think You Don't Have Time For Personal Development. If You Think That You Don't Have The Skills To Do Better If You Think You Don't Have The Education To Move Forward If You Think That You Don't Have The Skills To Do Better If You Think A Better Lifestyle And Social Life Is For Others If You Think Other People Are Better Than You Read On ... If you're a person who knows they can do more, get more and be more but feels that something inside them is holding them back. If you are a person who wants to know the secrets of success, wealth, and respect and appreciation, then you're about to discover how to get complete control over your life and how to live it. You will learn how, what, why and where to spend your time and personal focus to lead to a more fulfilled life for you and your family right now! In fact, if you want to know and experience success, esteem, appreciation, wealth, comfort and self-respect, then this new Ebook - "Learn How To Practice Personal Development Easily & Quickly" Codename Project Success - gives you the answers to many important questions and challenges every person who deep down knows they can do, get and be more but feels held back faces, including: How do you measure success? What do you need to understand to be successful? How do you identify the things holding you back? How do you become a better you and develop a robust character? What do you need to do to start the change you need to implement? ... and more! So, if you're serious about wanting complete control over your life and how to live it, where to spend your time and deal with personal issues to enable you to grow, to lead to a more fulfilled life for you and your family and you really want to know success and enjoy all the accompaniments of it, then you need to grab a copy of "Learn How To Practice Personal Development Easily & Quickly" right now and start on your own Project Code Named Success and success expert, Lee Werrell, will reveal to you how every person who knows they can do more, get more and be more but feels that something is holding them back, regardless of experience level, can succeed! If You Want Success? If You Really Want To Make Money Online, Practice Efficient Time Management Or Other Self Improvement Get Your Personal Development Project Underway, Get Learn How To Practice Personal Development Easily & Quickly: Project Success TODAY!

The Way to Practice the Lord's Present Recovery

Author: Witness Lee

Publisher: Living Stream Ministry

ISBN: 0736352953

Category: Religion

Page: 50

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This book emphasizes the need to practice the Lord's present recovery for the organic building up of the Body of Christ by entering into prophesying as revealed in 1 Corinthians 14 and into the perfecting of the saints as revealed in Ephesians 4:11-16.

The Musician's Way : A Guide to Practice, Performance, and Wellness

A Guide to Practice, Performance, and Wellness

Author: Gerald Klickstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199711291

Category: Music

Page: 360

View: 6402


In The Musician's Way, veteran performer and educator Gerald Klickstein combines the latest research with his 30 years of professional experience to provide aspiring musicians with a roadmap to artistic excellence. Part I, Artful Practice, describes strategies to interpret and memorize compositions, fuel motivation, collaborate, and more. Part II, Fearless Performance, lifts the lid on the hidden causes of nervousness and shows how musicians can become confident performers. Part III, Lifelong Creativity, surveys tactics to prevent music-related injuries and equips musicians to tap their own innate creativity. Written in a conversational style, The Musician's Way presents an inclusive system for all instrumentalists and vocalists to advance their musical abilities and succeed as performing artists.

Licensed to Practice

The Supreme Court Defines the American Medical Profession

Author: James C. Mohr

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421411431

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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Licensed to Practice begins with an 1891 shooting in Wheeling, West Virginia, that left one doctor dead and another on trial for his life. Formerly close friends, the doctors had fallen out over the issue of medical licensing. Historian James C. Mohr calls the murder "a sorry personal consequence of the far larger and historically significant battle among West Virginia’s physicians over the future of their profession." Through most of the nineteenth century, anyone could call themselves a doctor and could practice medicine on whatever basis they wished. But an 1889 U.S. Supreme Court case, Dent v. West Virginia, effectively transformed medical practice from an unregulated occupation to a legally recognized profession. The political and legal battles that led up to the decision were unusually bitter—especially among physicians themselves—and the outcome was far from a foregone conclusion. So-called Regular physicians wanted to impose their own standards on the wide-open medical marketplace in which they and such non-Regulars as Thomsonians, Botanics, Hydropaths, Homeopaths, and Eclectics competed. The Regulars achieved their goal by persuading the state legislature to make it a crime for anyone to practice without a license from the Board of Health, which they controlled. When the high court approved that arrangement—despite constitutional challenges—the licensing precedents established in West Virginia became the bedrock on which the modern American medical structure was built. And those precedents would have profound implications. Thus does Dent, a little-known Supreme Court case, influence how Americans receive health care more than a hundred years after the fact.