Evidence-based Practice

“Evidence-based practice in psychology (EBPP) is the integration of the best available research with clinical expertise in the context of patient characteristics, culture, and preferences.” APA Presidential Task Force on Evidence-Based Practice (2006, p. 273).

Professionals working in medicine, psychology, public health, and a number of other fields conduct research to determine which interventions are consistently the most effective for a given diagnosis or condition. Evidence-based practices  represent the most ethical approach to treatment because of their proven track record in research.

If you are diagnosed with another psychological disorder, such as anxiety, panic, mood disorders and personality disorders, it is important to get treatment. Evidence-based psychological treatments include the mindfulness-based cognitive therapies Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical-Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Schema Therapy. These are all helpful in treating a wide variety of psychological problems. Psychotropic medication may also be included as an adjunct to psychological treatment.

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