Guidelines Articles

Indian Psychiatric Society Clinical Practice Guidelines on Substance Abuse Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Summary: The assessment of substance use in children and adolescents is discussed in the context of current global and local epidemiological data. Factors that differentiate adolescent substance use from that in adults and common markers of addiction in this...

Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Paediatric Somatoform disorders

This guideline updates a previous document (2008) on the assessment of children with somatoform disorders. Various aspects of the assessment including those related to individual, family and environmental variables are described. Goals of treatment ranging from the...

Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Dissociative Disorders in Children and Adolescents

This guideline updates a previous version from 2008, to provide information on the systematic assessment and management of children with dissociative disorders. Important domains of the assessment to find factors associated with the onset of symptoms are described....

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Guidance on the assessment including screening, use of instruments, evaluation of comorbidity and diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder in Children and adolescents. The principles of management including safe use of medication; medication choice for various phases of the...

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