Behavioral health guidelines are evidence-based treatment options for common behavioral health conditions. Reviewed biannually by Humana psychiatrists who support these treatment options, these guidelines from credible sources and are selected as a means to standardize treatment options with the most effective interventions available.

The following behavioral health clinical practice guidelines are a resource for behavioral health care providers:

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder , PDF opens new window

Bipolar disorder
American Psychiatric Association
Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder , PDF opens new window

Depressive disorders
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Depressive Disorders , PDF opens new window

Major depressive disorder
American Psychiatric Association
Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder , PDF opens new window

Schizophrenia in adults
American Psychiatric Association
Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Schizophrenia , PDF opens new window

Substance use disorders in adults
American Psychiatric Association
Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Substance Use Disorders , PDF opens new window

Substance use disorders in children and adolescents
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders , PDF opens new window

Humana periodically monitors compliance with nationally recognized clinical practice guidelines to identify opportunities for improvement.

Note: Humana publishes medical guidelines from a number of well-respected national sources. These guidelines may have some differences in recommendations. Information contained in the guidelines is not a substitute for a health care professional's clinical judgment and is not always applicable to an individual. Therefore, the health care professional and patient should work in partnership in the decision-making process regarding the patient’s treatment. Furthermore, using this information will not guarantee a specific outcome for each patient. None of the information in the guidelines is intended to interfere with or prohibit clinical decisions made by a treating health care professional regarding medically available treatment options of patients. Since publication of these guidelines is not a promise of coverage, individuals should review their coverage to determine benefits.

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