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January-2018Indian Psychiatric Society Clinical Practice Guidelines on Substance Abuse Disorder in Children and AdolescentsNavendu Gaur, Manaswi Gautam, Shubhmohan Singh, Siddharth Sarkar, V Venkatesh RajuThe 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 population are described. Management of common substance use disorders, including those related to use of alcohol, cannabis, inhalants, tobacco, opioids and psychostimulants are discussed. For each, investigations, monitoring and treatment options for various phases of the illness (intoxication, withdrawal, abuse or dependence) are recommended. The approach to associated conditions such as substance-induced mental illness and dual diagnosis are also laid out.Gaur N, Gautam M, Singh S, Raju V V, Sarkar S. Clinical practice guidelines on assessment and management of substance abuse disorder in children and adolescents. Indian J Psychiatry 2019;61, Suppl S2:333-49http://www.indianjpsychiatry.org/text.asp?2019/61/8/333/250049
January-2018Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Paediatric Somatoform disordersVivek Agarwal, Chhitij Srivastava, Prabhat SitholeyThis 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 immediate to the long-term, are discussed, and modalities of treatment including psychoeducation, psychological intervention and medication management, are described.Agarwal V, Srivastava C, Sitholey P. Clinical practice guidelines for the management of somatoform disorders in children and adolescents. Indian J Psychiatry 2019;61, Suppl S2:241-6http://www.indianjpsychiatry.org/text.asp?2019/61/8/241/250036
January-2018Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Dissociative Disorders in Children and AdolescentsVivek Agarwal, Prabhat Sitholey, Chhitij SrivastavaThis 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. The role of investigations to confirm the diagnosis, and important features that would rule out other conditions, as well as suggest a positive diagnosis of dissociative disorder.Agarwal V, Sitholey P, Srivastava C. Clinical practice guidelines for the management of dissociative disorders in children and adolescents. Indian J Psychiatry 2019;61, Suppl S2:247-53http://www.indianjpsychiatry.org/text.asp?2019/61/8/247/250035
January-2018Clinical Practice Guidelines for Bipolar Disorder in Children and AdolescentsShiv Gautam, Akhilesh Jain, Manaswi Gautam, Anita Gautam, Tushar JagawatGuidance 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 illness specifying first and second line agents; the role of non-pharmacological interventions; and treatment algorithm for each phase of illness.Gautam S, Jain A, Gautam M, Gautam A, Jagawat T. Clinical practice guidelines for bipolar affective disorder (BPAD) in children and adolescents. Indian J Psychiatry 2019;61, Suppl S2:294-305http://www.indianjpsychiatry.org/text.asp?2019/61/8/294/250047
January-2018Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Depression in Children and AdolescentsSandeep Grover, Ajit AvasthiA broad framework is provided for the assessment and management of depression in children and adolescents, as an update to previous guidelines of 2007. Differential diagnosis, formulation, specific concerns in this population, monitoring and management are discussed.Grover S, Avasthi A. Clinical practice guidelines for the management of depression in children and adolescents. Indian J Psychiatry 2019;61, Suppl S2:226-40http://www.indianjpsychiatry.org/text.asp?2019/61/8/226/250045
January-2018Clinical Practice Guidelines on Specific Learning Disorders, Assessment and ManagementHenal Shah, K. John Vijay Sagar, Mansi Somaiya, Jitendra NagpalThis guideline addresses methods for the clinical assessment of various types of specific learning disorder, and the role of measures including psychometric assessments, intelligence testing, and tests of achievement (with specific reference to locally available tests). Academic, medical and psychological interventions are described, and their role in treatment for core deficits and comorbidities.Shah HR, Sagar JK, Somaiya MP, Nagpal JK. Clinical practice guidelines on assessment and management of specific learning disorders. Indian J Psychiatry 2019;61, Suppl S2:211-25http://www.indianjpsychiatry.org/text.asp?2019/61/8/211/250046
January-2019Clinical Practice Guidelines for Autism Spectrum DisordersAlka A. Subramanyam, Abir Mukherjee, Malay Dave, Kersi ChavdaThis document assesses processes and approach to assessment, including situations in which autistic spectrum disorders should be suspected; behavioral, cognitive and developmental markers; severity assessment; additional assessments; and the role of various treatment options within a multi-disciplinary framework. Special issues related to comorbidity or disease dimensions are discussed separately, including the assessment and management of agitation, feeding difficulties, sleep problems, and issues surrounding certification and insurance.Subramanyam AA, Mukherjee A, Dave M, Chavda K. Clinical practice guidelines for autism spectrum disorders. Indian J Psychiatry 2019;61, Suppl S2:254-69http://www.indianjpsychiatry.org/text.asp?2019/61/8/254/250040
January-2018Clinical Practice Guidelines for Assessment and Management of Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity DisorderRuchita Shah, Sandeep Grover, Ajit AvasthiLays out guidelines for effective and comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), updating a previous IPS guideline of 2007. This includes the assessment of core components of ADHD and common comorbidities; methods of grading severity, and methods to formulate and implement a treating plan that includes interventions directed children, parents and teachers. The role of stimulant and non-stimulant medication, including recommendations on starting, continuing and stopping medication are discussed.Shah R, Grover S, Avasthi A. Clinical practice guidelines for the assessment and management of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Indian J Psychiatry 2019;61, Suppl S2:176-93http://www.indianjpsychiatry.org/text.asp?2019/61/8/176/250041
January-2018Child Psychiatry: Disorders, Assessment and Management Clinical Practice Guidelines on Intellectual DisabilityM. Thomas Kishore, Gautham Arunachal U., Shekhar P. SeshadriThis document provides guidance on the assessment of children with intellectual disability in order to understand problems, identify co-morbidities, establish probable aetiology, and delineate important psychosocial factors. Methods of assessing functioning and disability are suggested. Intervention for disability, comorbid behavioral and psychiatric disorders, and rehabilitation measures are discussed, including those directed at patients and carers.Kishore M T, Udipi GA, Seshadri SP. Clinical practice guidelines for assessment and management of intellectual disability. Indian J Psychiatry 2019;61, Suppl S2:194-210http://www.indianjpsychiatry.org/text.asp?2019/61/8/194/250038
January-2018Clinical Practice Guidelines for Child Sexual AbuseShekhar Seshadri & Sheila RamaswamyInformation on the role of Mental health Professionals in the assessment of children who have been subjected to sexual abuse, or when such abuse is suspected. The context of the assessment, techniques that have been found useful to clarify information from children, useful interventions and interfaces with legal and social services are also discussed.Seshadri S, Ramaswamy S. Clinical practice guidelines for child sexual abuse. Indian J Psychiatry 2019;61, Suppl S2:317-32http://www.indianjpsychiatry.org/text.asp?2019/61/8/317/250037
January-2018Inpatient Care and Use of ECT in Children and Adolescents: Aligning with Mental Health Care Act, 2017Sandeep Grover, Ajit Avasthi, Shiv GautamIn order to align practice with the Mental Healthcare Act 2017, guidance is provided about compliance requirements for in-patient care, the use of advanced directives and nominated representatives, in the treatment of minors with mental illness. Specific guidance is also provded regarding about the use of ECT in this population.Grover S, Avasthi A, Gautam S. Inpatient care and use of electroconvulsive therapy in children and adolescents: Aligning with mental health care act, 2017. Indian J Psychiatry 2019;61, Suppl S2:155-7http://www.indianjpsychiatry.org/text.asp?2019/61/8/155/250044
January-2019Treatment of Opioid Dependence using Opioid Agonists (Buprenorphine) with focus on Operational ProceduresAtul Ambekar, Ashwin MohanThis document updates previous guidance on the use of Opioid Agonist Treatment for opioid dependent subjects, including changes in the evidence base and to regulation, with specific reference to the current epidemic of opioid dependence in Punjab. The purpose is to aid clinicians in operating procedures and governance in clinical settings, to safely prescribe agonist medication.
April-2019Assessment of Children and AdolescentsShoba Srinath , Preeti Jacob , Eesha Sharma, Anita Gautam , Gautam Saha , I.D. Gupta , Chinmay BarhaleThis guideline aids Mental Health Practitioners to gather and analyse information from multiple sources towards gaining a comprehensive understanding of problems of children (0-12 years) and adolescents (13-18 years), and includes detailed guidance on dealing with expected difficulties, the important aspects of assessment, and the role of structured assessment tools are discussed.Srinath S, Jacob P, Sharma E, Gautam A. Clinical practice guidelines for assessment of children and adolescents. Indian J Psychiatry 2019;61, Suppl S2:158-75http://www.indianjpsychiatry.org/text.asp?2019/61/8/158/250048

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