Clinical Practice Guidelines

HCIC Behavioral Health Clinical Practice Protocols and Guidelines

APA Clinical Practice Protocols (adults)

Includes protocols for the following diagnoses:

  • Acute Stress Disorder & PTSD
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Delirium
  • Dementia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Electro-convulsive Therapy
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults
  • Schizophrenia
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicidal Behaviors

ACAAP Practice Parameters (children)

Includes protocols for the following diagnoses:

  • Child & Adolescent Mental health Care in Community Systems of Care
  • Use of Atypical Antipsychotic Medication in Children & Adolescents
  • Use of Psychotropic Medication in Children & Adolescents
  • Psychiatric Assessment and Management of Physically Ill Children & Adolescents

Child & Family Team Practice

Children’s Out of Home Services

Psychiatric Best Practice Guidelines for Children: Birth to Five Years of Age

Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment for substance Use Disorders in Children and Adolescents


Clinical Practice Guidelines and Recommendations

Adult Hypertension Guidelines (NHLBI)

Adult Obesity Management Guidelines (NHLBI and NIDDKD)

Asthma and COPD Management Guidelines (NHLBI)

Cardiac and CVA Care Management Guidelines (ACC/AACE)

Chronic Pain Management Guidelines (CDC)

Diabetes Management Guidelines (ADA)

HIV Management Guidelines

Pediatric Obesity Management Guidelines (NHLBI and NIDDKD)

Smoking Cessation Guidelines (NIH)