Mental Health Treatment


Effective mental health treatment must be based on a foundation of solid, robust evidence. RAND research on mental health treatment includes extensive work on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) interventions for military personnel as well as young children; cognitive behavioral therapy for depression in clients with alcohol and substance abuse problems; and prevention and early intervention strategies for community mental health.

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    Journal Article

    Measuring Performance in Psychiatry: A Call to Action

    Apr 21, 2015

    A comprehensive set of well-accepted behavioral health care quality measures—including functional outcome measures—would make it easier to demonstrate the value and impact of behavioral health treatment.

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    Military Turns to Collaborative Care to Treat PTSD, Depression

    Nov 19, 2014

    Collaborative care has been an important part of Army efforts to reach out to those struggling with PTSD and depression. It has brought a science-based solution to an essential military problem and has helped thousands of men and women in uniform in ways that also nudge the larger mental health system toward greater effectiveness for all Americans.

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