Simple and Practical Mental Health is proud to present an annual Minerva Award for the best clinically-useful original research paper in mental health. This is consistent with our mission of focusing only on things that have practical implications.
For details of the award, who Minerva is and why that name was chosen, see Minerva Award.
The judges for the award are the members of the Editorial Board of Simple and Practical Mental Health who are internationally known as experts in the field.
Minerva Award 2018 winner
For the best clinically-useful original research paper in mental health that was published in 2017:
Miller IW, Camargo CA Jr, Arias SA, Sullivan AF, Allen MH, Goldstein AB, Manton AP, Espinola JA, Jones R, Hasegawa K, Boudreaux ED; ED-SAFE Investigators. Suicide Prevention in an Emergency Department Population: The ED-SAFE Study. JAMA Psychiatry. 2017 Jun 1;74(6):563-570. PubMed PMID: 28456130; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5539839.
The Co-Investigators of this study received a plaque and a cash prize of $1000. The prize was presented by the Editorial Board at a special celebratory luncheon held in New York City on Sunday, May 6, 2018.
At the awards luncheon, from left to right: Gary Sachs MD, Anita Clayton MD, Mark Zimmerman MD, Ivan Miller PhD (awardee), Edwin Bordeaux PhD (awardee), and Rajnish Mago MD.
Minerva award 2018: Commended papers
In addition to the winning paper, eight more papers were “Commended” by the judges as being clinically useful (from those nominated by someone for their consideration and also published in 2017).
We are excited that a carefully selected list of the most clinically useful papers will be assembled over the years. If you have a suggestion for a clinically-useful original research paper (includes meta-analyses) published in 2017 or 2018 that should be added to our list, please send it to us for consideration.
(listed alphabetically by the first author)
1. Indu PS, Anilkumar TV, Pisharody R, Russell PSS, Raju D, Sarma PS, Remadevi S, Amma KRLI, Sheelamoni A, Andrade C. Primary care Screening Questionnaire for Depression: reliability and validity of a new four-item tool. BJPsych Open. 2017 Apr 12;3(2):91-95. PubMed PMID: 28446960; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5388833.
2. Lupu AM, Clinebell K, Gannon JM, Ellison JC, Chengappa KNR. Reducing Anticholinergic Medication Burden in Patients With Psychotic or Bipolar Disorders. J Clin Psychiatry. 2017 Nov/Dec;78(9):e1270-e1275. PubMed PMID: 29178683.
3. Man WH, Colen-de Koning JC, Schulte PF, Cahn W, van Haelst IM, Doodeman HJ, Egberts TC, Heerdink ER, Wilting I. The Effect of Glycopyrrolate on Nocturnal Sialorrhea in Patients Using Clozapine: A Randomized, Crossover, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2017 Apr;37(2):155-161. PubMed PMID: 28129312.
4. Stuckelman ZD, Mulqueen JM, Ferracioli-Oda E, Cohen SC, Coughlin CG, Leckman JF, Bloch MH. Risk of Irritability With Psychostimulant Treatment in Children With ADHD: A Meta-Analysis. J Clin Psychiatry. 2017 Jun;78(6):e648-e655. PubMed PMID: 28682529.
5. Sullivan M, Bisaga A, Pavlicova M, Choi CJ, Mishlen K, Carpenter KM, Levin FR, Dakwar E, Mariani JJ, Nunes EV. Long-Acting Injectable Naltrexone Induction: A Randomized Trial of Outpatient Opioid Detoxification With Naltrexone Versus Buprenorphine. Am J Psychiatry. 2017 May 1;174(5):459-467. PubMed PMID: 28068780; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5411308.
6. Zhu Y, Krause M, Huhn M, Rothe P, Schneider-Thoma J, Chaimani A, Li C, Davis JM, Leucht S. Antipsychotic drugs for the acute treatment of patients with a first episode of schizophrenia: a systematic review with pairwise and network meta-analyses. Lancet Psychiatry. 2017 Sep;4(9):694-705. PubMed PMID: 28736102.
7. Zimmerman M, Chelminski I, Dalrymple K, Rosenstein L. Principal diagnoses in psychiatric outpatients with borderline personality disorder: Implications for screening recommendations. Ann Clin Psychiatry. 2017 Feb;29(1):54-60. PubMed PMID: 28207916.
8. Zimmerman M, Multach MD, Dalrymple K, Chelminski I. Clinically useful screen for borderline personality disorder in psychiatric out-patients. Br J Psychiatry. 2017 Feb;210(2):165-166. PubMed PMID: 27908898.
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