This key points card on outpatient mental health care is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in Adults, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (VA/DoD). The guideline is intended to identify the critical decision points in management of patients with depressive conditions, such as assessment, empirically supported psychotherapies and pharmacological therapies, non-MDD...
This patient guide summarizes the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s recommendations on hormone therapy for men with advanced prostate cancer.
This patient guide addresses the following topics:
This 75-page resource guide by ECRI provides in-depth information on bulimia nervosa and treatment to help families and friends support someone with the disorder.
This guide addresses the following questions:
- What is bulimia nervosa?
- Who develops bulimia nervosa?
- What causes bulimia nervosa?
- What are the risk factors?
- What are the signs and symptoms of bulimia nervosa?
- How is bulimia nervosa diagnosed?
- Can bulimia nervosa be...
This tool provides tips to assist employers in interviewing people with disabilities.
This tool addresses the following topics:
- Preparing for the interview
- Conducting the interview
- Resources to assist
This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the genetics of breast and ovarian cancer. This tool contains sections on:
Family history as a risk factor for breast cancer
Family history as a risk factor for ovarian cancer
Autosomal dominant inheritance of breast/ovarian cancer...
This booklet was created to help children and their families feel more at ease with the organ transplantation process by providing general information in an understandable format.
This booklet addresses the following topics:
- What is an organ?
- What do organs do?
- Where do organs come from?
- Your transplant team
- Questions you may have
- When it is your turn to receive a new organ
- When you go home
- If you’ve had to miss school...
This 454-page pocket guide is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. It presents key information and data in abbreviated tabular form for 677 chemicals or substance groupings found in the work environment.
The pocket guide includes the following:
- Chemical names, synonyms, trade names, conversion factors, Chemical Abstracts Service, Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances, and...
This field manual provides specific and practical suggestions for mental health workers and other human service providers who assist survivors following a disaster.
Topics addressed in this guide include:
- Key concepts of disaster mental health
- Survivors’ needs and reactions
- Disaster counseling skills
- Establishing rapport
- Active listening
- Some dos and don’ts
- Problem solving
- A word of caution
This Web site, sponsored by the Office of Minority Health, offers the latest resources and tools to promote cultural competency in health care. It includes free online courses accredited for continuing education credit, as well as supplementary tools to help health care providers and organizations promote respectful, understandable, and effective care. Free registration is required to access some of these tools.
This site includes the following training materials:
The Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Resource Kit offers a treatment approach for people with co-occurring disorders—mental illness and a substance abuse addiction—by offering both mental health and substance abuse services simultaneously in one setting.
This toolkit includes the following:
- User’s Guide
- Selected articles
- For consumers
- For families and other...