APA's 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. Recommendations are determined by weighing potential benefits and harms of an intervention in a specific clinical context.
Practice Guidelines Online
Up-to-date guidelines, as well as the Practice Guidelines legacy collection, are available digitally on PsychiatryOnline.View Guidelines