Behavioral Health Clinical Guidelines

Guidelines are intended to be flexible. They serve as reference points or recommendations, not rigid criteria. Guidelines should be followed in most cases, but there is an understanding that, depending on the patient, the setting, the circumstances or other factors, care can and should be tailored to fit individual needs.

Category Guideline Source
ADHD

Child and Adolescent:
ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines: A Historical Perspective Pediatrics October 2019

Child and Adolescent:
Practice Parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AACAP Revised: 7/2007)

Adopted from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Reviewed Oct 2021, Next review Oct 2023


American Academy of Child and Adolescent psychiatry (AACAP)
Reviewed Oct 2021, Next review Oct 2023

Anxiety Disorder

Child and Adolescent:
Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Anxiety Disorders, 2007

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
Reviewed Oct 2021, Next review Oct 2023


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Child and Adolescent:
Practice Parameter for The Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 01 Feb 2014

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry(AACAP)
Reviewed Oct 2021, Next review Oct 2023


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Eating Disorder

Child and Adolescent:
Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Eating Disorders 2015

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry(AACAP)
Reviewed Oct 2021, Next review Oct 2023


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Intellectual Disability

Child and Adolescent:
Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders in Children and Adolescents with Intellectual Disability (Intellectual Developmental Disorder); 2020

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
Reviewed Oct 2021, Next review Oct 2023


American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Adult:
APA’s Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; 2007

Child and Adolescent:
Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 2012

American Psychiatric Association (APA)
Reviewed Oct 2021, Next review Oct 2023


Adopted from American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry(AACAP)
Reviewed Oct 2021, Next review Oct 2023


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Major Depressive Disorder

Children & Adolescent, General Adult and Older Adult:
APA Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Depression Across Three Age Cohorts Guideline Development Panel for the treatment of Depressive Disorders approved by APA Council of Representatives February 2019

Adopted from American Psychiatric Association (APA)
Reviewed Oct 2021, Next review Oct 2023

Bipolar Disorder

Child and Adolescent:
Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Bipolar Disorder - Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Adult:
Treatment for Patients with Bipolar Disorder (2010)

Adopted from American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry(AACAP)
Reviewed Oct 2021, Next review Oct 2023


Adopted from American Psychiatric Association (APA)
Reviewed Oct 2021, Next review Oct 2023


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Schizophrenia

Child and Adolescent:
Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Schizophrenia, 2013

Adult:
PRACTICE GUIDELINE FOR THE Treatment of Patients With Schizophrenia Second Edition

Adopted from American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry(AACAP)
Reviewed Oct 2021, Next review Oct 2023


Adopted from American Psychiatric Association (APA)
Reviewed Oct 2021, Next review Oct 2023


National Institute of Mental Health


OnTrackNY (First episode psychosis)Open a PDF


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

5 Substance (Nicotine, Alcohol, Cannabis, Cocaine and Opiate) Use Disorder:
Practice Guideline for Treatment of Patients with Substance use Disorders Second Addition (2006)

Family Psychoeducation Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) KIT

Alcohol use Disorder:
APA Releases New Practice Guideline on Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder 2018

Family Psychoeducation::
Family Psychoeducation Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) KIT

Illness Management and Recovery::
Illness Management and Recovery Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) KIT

Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders:
Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) KITOpen a PDF

Motivational Ehancement Therapy:
Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition)Open a PDF

Opioid Use Disorder:
Evidence-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder 2018 Open a PDF

Twelve Step Facilitation:
12-Step Facilitation Therapy (Alcohol, Stimulants, Opiates) | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) (nih.gov)

Adopted from American Psychiatric Association (APA)
Reviewed Oct 2021, Next review Oct 2023


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,
Next review Oct 2023


Tobacco Recovery Resource Exchange


NYS Smokers Quit Line


National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Next review Oct 2023


National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH)

 

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