The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines For The Psychiatric Evaluation Of Adults Third Edition

The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines For The Psychiatric Evaluation Of Adults Third Edition

The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines For The Psychiatric Evaluation Of Adults Third Edition

Since the publication of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust in 2011, there has been an increasing emphasis on assuring that clinical practice guidelines are trustworthy, developed in a transparent fashion, and based on a systematic review of the available research evidence. To align with the IOM recommendations and to meet the new requirements for inclusion of a guideline in the National Guidelines Clearinghouse of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), American Psychiatric Association (APA) has adopted a new process for practice guideline development. Under this new process APA's practice guidelines also seek to provide better clinical utility and usability. Rather than a broad overview of treatment for a disorder, new practice guidelines focus on a set of discrete clinical questions of relevance to an overarching subject area. A systematic review of evidence is conducted to address these clinical questions and involves a detailed assessment of individual studies. The quality of the overall body of evidence is also rated and is summarized in the practice guideline. With the new process, recommendations are determined by weighing potential benefits and harms of an intervention in a specific clinical context. Clear, concise, and actionable recommendation statements help clinicians to incorporate recommendations into clinical practice, with the goal of improving quality of care. The new practice guideline format is also designed to be more user friendly by dividing information into modules on specific clinical questions. Each module has a consistent organization, which will assist users in finding clinically useful and relevant information quickly and easily. This new edition of the practice guidelines on psychiatric evaluation for adults is the first set of the APA's guidelines developed under the new guideline development process. These guidelines address the following nine topics, in the context of an initial psychiatric evaluation: review of psychiatric symptoms, trauma history, and treatment history; substance use assessment; assessment of suicide risk; assessment for risk of aggressive behaviors; assessment of cultural factors; assessment of medical health; quantitative assessment; involvement of the patient in treatment decision making; and documentation of the psychiatric evaluation. Each guideline recommends or suggests topics to include during an initial psychiatric evaluation. Findings from an expert opinion survey have also been taken into consideration in making recommendations or suggestions. In addition to reviewing the available evidence on psychiatry evaluation, each guideline also provides guidance to clinicians on implementing these recommendations to enhance patient care.

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Genre : Medical
Author : American Psychiatric Association
Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
Release : 2015-07-29
Total Pages : 170 Pages
ISBN : 9780890424650


Practice Guideline For The Treatment Of Patients With Schizophrenia

Practice Guideline For The Treatment Of Patients With Schizophrenia

Developed by experts on schizophrenia and exhaustively reviewed by APA members, the "American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Schizophrenia" provides therapists with a set of patient care strategies that will aid their clinical decision making. The guideline describes the best and most appropriate treatments available to patients with schizophrenia, including psychopharmacological treatments, ECT, and psychosocial and community interventions. It delineates the process of treatment planning and identifies areas in which research may improve our understanding and management of this condition. This guideline will also help managed care organizations develop more scientifically based and clinically sensitive criteria for the utilization and reimbursement of psychiatric services. Armed with these guidelines, clinicians can improve the care of their patients with schizophrenia and enable them to lead happier and more productive lives.

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Genre : Medical
Author : American Psychiatric Association
Publisher : Amer Psychiatric Pub Incorporated
Release : 1997
Total Pages : 146 Pages
ISBN : 0890423091


American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines

American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines

The aim of the American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline series is to improve patient care. Guidelines provide a comprehensive synthesis of all available information relevant to the clinical topic. Practice guidelines can be vehicles for educating psychiatrists, other medical and mental health professionals, and the general public about appropriate and inappropriate treatments. The series also will identify those areas in which critical information is lacking and in which research could be expected to improve clinical decisions. The Practice Guidelines are also designed to help those charged with overseeing the utilization and reimbursement of psychiatric services to develop more scientifically based and clinically sensitive criteria.

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Genre : Depression, Mental
Author : American Psychiatric Association
Publisher : American Psychiatric Publishing
Release : 1996
Total Pages : 347 Pages
ISBN : 0890423067


The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline For The Pharmacological Treatment Of Patients With Alcohol Use Disorder

The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline For The Pharmacological Treatment Of Patients With Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a major public health problem in the United States. The estimated 12-month and lifetime prevalence values for AUD are 13.9% and 29.1%, respectively, with approximately half of individuals with lifetime AUD having a severe disorder. AUD and its sequelae also account for significant excess mortality and cost the United States more than $200 billion annually. Despite its high prevalence and numerous negative consequences, AUD remains undertreated. In fact, fewer than 1 in 10 individuals in the United States with a 12-month diagnosis of AUD receive any treatment. Nevertheless, effective and evidence-based interventions are available, and treatment is associated with reductions in the risk of relapse and AUD-associated mortality. The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline for the Pharmacological Treatment of Patients With Alcohol Use Disorder seeks to reduce these substantial psychosocial and public health consequences of AUD for millions of affected individuals. The guideline focuses specifically on evidence-based pharmacological treatments for AUD in outpatient settings and includes additional information on assessment and treatment planning, which are an integral part of using pharmacotherapy to treat AUD. In addition to reviewing the available evidence on the use of AUD pharmacotherapy, the guideline offers clear, concise, and actionable recommendation statements, each of which is given a rating that reflects the level of confidence that potential benefits of an intervention outweigh potential harms. The guideline provides guidance on implementing these recommendations into clinical practice, with the goal of improving quality of care and treatment outcomes of AUD.

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Genre : Medical
Author : American Psychiatric Association
Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
Release : 2018-01-11
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780890426821


The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline On The Use Of Antipsychotics To Treat Agitation Or Psychosis In Patients With Dementia

The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline On The Use Of Antipsychotics To Treat Agitation Or Psychosis In Patients With Dementia

Dementia is associated with a sizeable public health burden that is growing rapidly as the population ages. In addition to cognitive impairments, individuals with dementia often come to clinical attention because of symptoms of a behavioral disturbance (e.g., irritability, agitation, aggression) or psychosis. The burden on caregivers is substantial and is increased when dementia is associated with behavioral and psychological symptoms, and particularly with agitation or aggression. Treatment of psychotic symptoms and agitation in individuals with dementia has often involved use of antipsychotic medications. In recent years, the risks associated with use of these agents in the older adult population have become apparent. There has been a growing need to develop guidelines for appropriate use of antipsychotic medications in dementia. The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline on the Use of Antipsychotics to Treat Agitation or Psychosis in Patients With Dementia seeks to fulfill this need to improve the care of patients with dementia who are exhibiting agitation or psychosis. The guideline focuses on the judicious use of antipsychotic medications when agitation or psychosis occurs in association with dementia. It is intended to apply to individuals with dementia in all settings of care as well as to care delivered by generalist and specialist clinicians. The guideline offers clear, concise, and actionable recommendation statements to help clinicians to incorporate recommendations into clinical practice, with the goal of improving quality of care. Each recommendation is given a rating that reflects the level of confidence that potential benefits of an intervention outweigh potential harms. Findings from an expert opinion survey have also been taken into consideration in making recommendations or suggestions. In addition to reviewing the available evidence on use of antipsychotics in treating agitation or psychosis in patients with dementia, the guideline provides guidance to clinicians on implementing these recommendations to enhance patient care.

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Genre : Medical
Author : American Psychiatric Association
Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
Release : 2016
Total Pages : 218 Pages
ISBN : 9780890426777


Practice Guideline For The Treatment Of Patients With Bipolar Disorder Revision

Practice Guideline For The Treatment Of Patients With Bipolar Disorder Revision

The book provides treatment recommendations for bipolar patients, a review of evidence about bipolar disorder, and states research needs

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Genre : Medical
Author : American Psychiatric Association
Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
Release : 2002
Total Pages : 50 Pages
ISBN : 0890423229


Cultural Formulation

Cultural Formulation

This Reader is a rich collection of chapters relevant to the Cultural Formulation originally published in the DSM-IV, that covers the Cultural Formulation's historical and conceptual background as well as its development and characteristics. In addition, the Reader proffers reflections on and prospects of the Cultural Formulation, and provides clinical case illustrations of the utility of the Cultural Formulation in diagnosis and treatment.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Juan E. Mezzich
Publisher : Jason Aronson
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 0765704897


Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

This newly published second edition is the definitive book covering the essentials of psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nursing applicable at all practice levels and settings. It articulates what is expected of all psychiatric-mental health nurses, specifying the who, what, where, when, why and how of their practice. It presents the underlying assumptions and characteristics, addresses matters of environments and settings as well as education and training requirements, and covers key issues and trends and the ethical and conceptual bases of the specialty. Moreover, it specifies the competencies for nursing practice and professional performance of all PMH registered nurses. While this foundational volume is primarily for those directly involved with psychiatric-mental health nursing practice, education and research, other nursing and allied health care providers, researchers and scholars will find value in this content.

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Genre : Medical
Author : American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Publisher : American Nurses Association
Release : 2014-01-01
Total Pages : 194 Pages
ISBN : 1558105557


The Psychiatric Interview In Clinical Practice Third Edition

The Psychiatric Interview In Clinical Practice Third Edition

Much has changed in the critical interval since the last edition of The Psychiatric Interview in Clinical Practice was published. This new, third edition provides an up-to-date examination of the psychiatric interview that reflects changes introduced in DSM-5, while continuing to recognize that describing symptoms and establishing a diagnosis should command only a portion of the clinician's attention, and that a patient's personal history must be elicited and character structure addressed in the clinical engagement. Significant advances have been made in biological psychiatry, and research in genetics, cognitive neuroscience, psychopharmacology, brain imaging, and the neurosciences in general continues apace, informing the culture of psychiatry and providing growing insight into the etiology of mental illnesses. However, the book reflects the authors' belief that virtually all major psychiatric disorders are complex amalgams of genetic disposition and environmental influences. In this context, the psychiatric interview is a vitally important dialogue, and effective strategies are modeled through the use of clinical vignettes taken from the authors' experience. Topics and features of this new edition include: * An updating of diagnostic considerations to reflect the publication of DSM-5.* A chapter on interviewing the patient with dissociative identity disorder (DID), which is now recognized as an entity distinct from other psychopathological conditions and rooted in childhood trauma. The frequency of DID in the ambulatory setting has been repeatedly demonstrated and speaks to the need to accurately diagnose and treat this often-debilitating disorder.* An entirely updated chapter on interviewing the traumatized patient.* A section on interviewing the patient of different background. The book emphasizes that the subjective experience of being "different" is universal and that psychiatry is enriched by recognizing and exploring that experience, validating its existence, and attempting to understand how it influences the patient's life.* Continued emphasis on and inclusion of relevant case vignettes drawn from the authors' clinical experiences.* Structural consistency across chapters, with sections on psychopathology and psychodynamics, differential diagnosis, management of the interview, transference and countertransference, and so forth, which reinforces skills acquisition and makes the text easy to use. By creating a text that is aligned with DSM-5 while continuing to stress the importance of eliciting the patient's subjective experience and achieving a therapeutic dialogue, the authors of The Psychiatric Interview in Clinical Practice have done a great service to the profession and provided much-needed guidance to mental health clinicians and trainees.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Roger A. MacKinnon, M.D.
Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
Release : 2015-10-20
Total Pages : 704 Pages
ISBN : 9781615370344


American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines For The Treatment Of Psychiatric Disorders

American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines For The Treatment Of Psychiatric Disorders

Developed by the APA to assist in clinical decision making, the "Practice Guidelines" series has become an invaluable resource to help benchmark care strategies for 11 common mental disorders. The APA makes "Practice Guidelines" available to help improve patient care and give members access to the latest information and research. Intended as a professional resource and not a "standard of care," the "Practice Guidelines" provide convenient summaries of what we know about key mental disorders and the effectiveness of specific treatments. The eleven "Practice Guidelines" are: Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias Of Late Life Bipolar Disorder, Second Edition Borderline Personality Disorder Delirium Eating Disorders, Second Edition HIV/AIDS Major Depressive Disorder, Second Edition Panic Disorder Psychiatric Evaluation Of Adults Schizophrenia Substance Use Disorder: Alcohol, Cocaine, Opioids These guidelines help you: Understand clinical features and symptoms Make a confident differential diagnosis Evaluate interventions commonly used to treat specific disorders Select the appropriate site of service Educate the patient and family Assess the efficacy and risks of available medications Develop an individualized treatment plan

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Genre : Psychology
Author : American Psychiatric Association
Publisher : Amer Psychiatric Pub Incorporated
Release : 2002
Total Pages : 914 Pages
ISBN : 0890423237