APPENDIX D Quality Ratings for Psychotherapies and Efficacy Data for Medications PracticeWise “Evidence-Based Child and Adolescent Psychosocial Interventions” This report is intended to guide practitioners, educators, youth, and families in developing appropriate plans using psychosocial interventions. It was created using the PracticeWise Evidence-Based Services (PWEBS) database, available at Please check the AAP mental health website ( crpsychosocialinterventions.pdf) for updates. Please note that this chart represents an independent analysis by PracticeWise and should not be construed as an endorsement by the AAP. For an explanation of the PracticeWise determination of evidence/level, please visit Safety and Efficacy Studies Supporting Group 1 Medications (Table D-1) As a proxy for the magnitude of effect, the rate of responders taking the active drug and placebo is listed. It is important to note that a responder is not the same as a remitter. A patient who remits no longer meets diagnostic criteria and has no or very mild residual symptoms, whereas a responder generally meets a severity criterion of “much better” or “very much better” but may still have mild to moderate symptoms. Thus, a remitter’s condition is generally more improved than a responder’s. The last column specifies whether ratings were done by independent evaluators (IEs). An IE is a rater who is not involved in data collection other than to conduct blinded 11_Psychopharmacology_APP_3ed.indd 197 7/29/21 8:39 AM
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