The American Psychiatric Association (APA) Practice
Guidelines and the Quick Reference Guides are not intended to be construed or
to serve as a standard of medical care. Standards of medical care are
determined on the basis of all clinical data available
Designed to assist clinicians in providing high quality
assessment and treatment for children and adolescents that is consistent
with the best available scientific evidence and clinical consensus.
Describes generally accepted practices, but are not intended
to define a standard of care, nor should they be deemed inclusive of all proper
methods of care or exclusive of other legitimate methods of care directed at
obtaining the desired results. The ultimate judgment regarding the care of a
patient and family must be made by the clinician in light of all of the
clinical evidence presented by the patient and family, the diagnostic and
treatment options available, and available resources.
APA's Division 12 (Society for Clinical Psychology) list of
empirically supported treatments.
Provides information about
effective treatments for psychological disorders. The website is meant for a
wide audience, including the general public, practitioners, researchers, and
students. Basic descriptions are provided for each psychological disorder and
treatment. In addition, for each treatment, the website lists key references,
clinical resources, and training opportunities.
Describes the research evidence for psychological treatments, which
will necessarily be combined with clinician expertise and patient values and characteristics
in determining optimum approaches to treatment.
Focus: CeMPED's mission is to support excellent research across the interface
of Psychology, Medicine and Public Health to answer questions about: the
behavioural factors which promote good health and prevent disease; ways to
enhance the psychosocial adjustment of patients and carers; ways to increase
use of evidence in health care decision making; and ways to support patients to
be more involved in their own health care. CeMPED's research strengths lie in
three themes: Doctor-patient communication; Evidence-based, shared decision
making; and Psycho-Oncology.
Includes: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane
Controlled Trials Register, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects,
Cochrane Methodology Register, Health Technology Assessment Database and NHS
Economic Evaluation Database.