Behavioral health guidelines
The following behavioral health clinical practice guidelines are a resource for behavioral health care providers:
American Psychiatric Association – Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder, Second Edition, April 2002. Guideline Watch 2005.
Major depressive disorder
American Psychiatric Association – Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder, Third Edition, October 2010.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Depressive Disorders, November 2007.
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.
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.
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.
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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