Behavioral health guidelines

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

Bipolar disorder
American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline – Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder, Second Edition, April 2002. Guideline Watch 2005.
http://psychiatryonline.org/guidelines.aspx

Major depressive disorder
American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline – Treatment of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder, Third Edition, November 2010.
http://psychiatryonline.org/guidelines.aspx

Depressive disorders
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Depressive Disorders, November 2007.
http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/0890-8567/PIIS0890856709620530.pdf

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, July 2007.
http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/0890-8567/PIIS0890856709621821.pdf

Substance use disorders in adults
American Psychiatric Association – Treatment of Patients with Substance Use Disorders, Second Edition, May 2006. Guideline Watch April 2007.
http://psychiatryonline.org/guidelines.aspx

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, June 2004.
http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/0890-8567/PIIS0890856709616415.pdf

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