Step 1: Answering clinical questions of therapy

The case:

Mark is a 54-year-old CEO of a construction company who is fearful to speak in public and attend meetings with co-workers. He first noticed some difficulty approximately 5 years ago but his discomfort has been increasing over the past year. You are fairly sure that he has social phobia and recently read that the antidepressant drug paroxetine may be helpful for this. Mark is willing to be on a medication - his brother has been treated with an antidepressant in the past and had a good response. You don't know any of the details but decide to find out.

Step 1: Define a clinical question

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Your question:

Compare this to the question that we formulated

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Continue to Step 2: Find evidence