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The Clinical Global Impressions Scale

Joan Busner. Steven D. Targum

Psychiatry (Edgmont). 2007 Jul; 4(7): 28–37. Published online 2007 Jul. 



This paper reviews the potential value in daily clinical practice of an easily applied research tool, the Clinical Global Impressions (CGI) Scale, for the nonresearcher clinician to quantify and track patient progress and treatment response over time.


The instrument is described and sample patient scenarios are provided with scoring rationales and a practical charting system.


The CGI severity and improvement scales offer a readily understood, practical measurement tool that can easily be administered by a clinician in a busy clinical practice setting.

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New levels of schizophrenia care through optimal delivery of treatment

Available to download for your personal use - Professor Emsley presents a selection of slides from ‘Empowering the Healthcare community: Reaching new levels in schizophrenia care’ as developed by the PsyAcademy Continuous Treatment Expert Committee.


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Therapeutic actions of antipsychotics

Download lectures and guides on antipsychotics by Dr. Stephen M. Stahl:

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