Practice Guidelines and Recommendations
Evidence-Based Treatment Guidelines
Treatment guidelines that integrate the most current scientific evidence can serve as a helpful tool to assist in clinical decision-making. The following links to other websites and outside resources are intended for information purposes only. OMH does not necessarily sponsor, endorse or otherwise approve the materials appearing in such sites.
- American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for the assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders. This page links to the complete text of all APA practice guidelines and provides links to additional tools and resources for each guideline.
- The National Guideline Clearinghouse is a public resource where clinicians can access numerous evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. It is a project of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) produces a broad range of publications, including a series of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Kits.
- The Texas Psychotropic Medication Utilization Parameters for Foster Children was developed by state agencies in Texas as a “best practices” guide to ensure the proper use of psychotropic medications for children in foster care.
PSYCKES Clinical Recommendations
A list of Clinical Recommendations for Reducing Cardiometabolic Risk (360kb) was developed by the psychiatrists on the PSYCKES team. This document summarizes best practices that prescribers and other members of the treatment team may wish to use in their efforts to reduce the prevalence of the cardiometabolic quality concern among their clients.
Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to the PSYCKES Team.