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The times they are a-changin’
  1. Anneka Tomlinson1,
  2. Andrea Cipriani1,2
  1. 1 Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  2. 2 Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Andrea Cipriani, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX, UK;{at}

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The first issue of Evidence-Based Mental Health (EBMH) is celebrating the 20th anniversary. Readers were welcomed to EBMH in 1998, which was designed to assist ‘mental health clinicians stay up to date with the best available evidence as it is published’.1 EBMH has remained committed to this aim, building on the changes and developments in the field, helping clinicians via numerous resources use the strategies of evidence-based practice: ‘working every day to stimulate a critical approach to evidence-based practice’.2 EBMH has evolved to include important editorial members with expertise in adult, old age and child and adolescent mental health, and in forensic psychiatry and statistical methodology, and we have now a new section editor for health economics, Judit Simon, who is Professor of Health Economics and Head of Department at the Medical University of Vienna. We also plan to develop ways to harness the expertise from junior members of the field. EBMH recognises that the younger generation of mental health professionals ‘are more open to the …

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