From the Editor
Should mental health clinicians embrace measurement-based care? Or is mental health becoming too technical (and forgetting patients as a result)?
When we speak about the future of mental health, we often think in terms of biomarkers and genetically-tailored drugs. And while they may be part of the distant future, can we improve clinical work in the near future?
Over the next two weeks, we will mull the future of psychiatry in terms of practice and measurement-based care. Measurement-based care has been defined simply by Scott and Lewis as “practice of basing clinical care on client data collected throughout treatment.”
This week, measurement-based care.
Next week, the end of the art of care?
While these two Readings were published in two different journals, they seek to address the future of the field, perhaps in somewhat contrasting ways.
This week, we look at a new paper published in the Psychiatric Services that offers a review of measurement-based care studies.