Behavioral Health Guidelines

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 for the Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder, Second Edition, April 2002. Guideline Watch 2005.
http://psychiatryonline.org/pb/assets/raw/sitewide/practice_guidelines/guidelines/bipolar.pdf

Major depressive disorder
American Psychiatric Association – Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder, Third Edition, October 2010.
http://psychiatryonline.org/pb/assets/raw/sitewide/practice_guidelines/guidelines/mdd.pdf

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://www.jaacap.com/article/S0890-8567(09)62053-0/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://www.jaacap.com/article/S0890-8567(09)62182-1/pdf

Substance use disorders in adults
American Psychiatric Association. Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Substance Use Disorders, Second Edition, August 2006. Guideline Watch April 2007.
http://psychiatryonline.org/pb/assets/raw/sitewide/practice_guidelines/guidelines/substanceuse.pdf

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 2005.
http://www.jaacap.com/article/S0890-8567(09)61641-5/pdf

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