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Behavioral Health Clinical Practice & Preventive Health Guidelines

Preventive health and clinical practice guidelines are based on the health needs and opportunities for improvement identified as part of the Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program. Whenever possible, Nebraska Total Care adopts preventive and clinical practice guidelines that are published by nationally recognized organizations or government institutions as well as state-wide collaborative and/or a consensus of healthcare professionals in the applicable field.

Reviewed: 09/2020

Condition/Disease

Anxiety Disorders

Generalized Anxiety Disorder And Panic Disorder In Adults: Management (July 2019) - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Autism

Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder (2014) - American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

Depressive Disorder

Management of Major Depressive Disorder (2016) - United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD)

Gender Reassignment and Transgender Issues

Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People (PDF) - American Psychiatric Association (APA)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Published 2007, Updated 2013) - American Psychiatric Association (APA)

Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (2012) - American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

Opioid Use Disorder and Treatment

National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use (PDF) (Dec 2019) - American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

Federal Guidelines for Opioid Treatment Programs (March 2015) - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women With Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants (January 2018) - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain (PDF) (2017) - United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD)

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder

Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder (PDF) - United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD)

Schizophrenia

Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Schizophrenia (PDF) (2013) - American Academy Of Child And Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

Behavioral Health Conditions and Substance Use in High Risk Pregnancy

Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women With Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants (January 2018) - Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Management of Substance Use Disorders

Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Substance Use Disorders (2015) - Department of Veterans Affairs

Suicidal Behavior

Assessment and Management of Patients at Risk for Suicide (2019) - Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense (VA/DoD)