Practice Guidelines/Treatment Algorithms
These selected URLs offer key nodes of access to treatment guidelines and treatment algorithms for mental disorders. Treatment guidelines provide a synthesis of evidence from research literature and expert opinion to offer recommendations for best practices to approach the evaluation and treatment of patients presenting for psychiatric evaluation and/or care. Treatment algorithms similarly offer decision-making tools to aid in the selection and application of medical, psychotherapeutic and psychosocial treatments for mental disorders. Following guideline and algorithmic approaches to evaluation, treatment planning and treatment application can reduce the variance that patients experience in care delivery between providers and improve the chances of optimal outcomes.