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
APA guidelines describe treatment of adult patients. For the treatment of children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders, practice parameters are available from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
APA makes the practice guidelines
freely available to promote their dissemination and use; however, copyright
protections are enforced in full.
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.
This is a link to a useful series of books.
If you find a book that you wish to read, contact your local library.
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.
Contact your local
library to see the full text.
Web site provides simple access to basic mental health statistics. The More
Data section includes statistical surveys and publications like Depression
Reports data from
the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), which can be used to
build tables to review nationwide or state trends from 1993 to 2007; on
health-related quality of life; and from the annually conducted National Health
Interview Survey (NHIS), which has data on mental health and psychological
stress measures. Many of the data from these special reports are around ten
Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, this site serves as a
portal to an assortment of data on children and families reported by 22
different government agencies. “
This site is useful
for the researcher who needs to perform a quick look up. Science News about
Statistics features press releases that contain statistics on mental illness
from government sources and periodical articles. Publications about Statistics
highlights online publications on mental health statistics such as “The Numbers
Count: Mental Disorders in
and reports the majority of mental health statistics for the
WHO collects and
reports statistics on well-being, mental health and neurological disorders from
around the world. Global and regional reports, country profiles, and data on
mental health law, policy, mental health care professionals and resources by
country are available. Availability of mental health disorder statistics will
vary from country to country. The atlas provides information on where to get
more detailed data for nations which collect mental health statistics.
Hosted by the
Inter-University Consortium for Social and Political Research (ICPSR), SAMHDA
contains raw data-sets from SAMHSA, codebooks, survey instruments, and
tutorials. Popular data sets are listed on the top page, and users can also
search across SAMHDA and ICPSR data sets for more. Information on the SAMHDA
site is publicly available, but some ICPSR data requires membership. If printed
reports are needed, use SAMHSA’s OAS site, or most of the other resources
mentioned in this section.
An online searchable index of tests from ETS; no full text
Contains over 25,000 published and unpublished educational
tests giving a brief description, abstract, and source for each of the tests.
Over 1200 Tests on Demand are downloadable for $25 per test.
Reviews of commercially available tests and measurement instruments, including current publisher information.
Finds information about the test, not the test itself
organization that produces Mental Measurements Yearbook
Research Connections indexes a variety of data collection instruments and measures relevant to child care and early education research to help researchers and policy makers evaluate existing studies and develop new research and evaluation projects.
indexed by Research Connections are from studies following quantitative
research methodologies (i.e., observational inventories and checklists,
surveys, indexes, scales, typologies, assessments) and those using qualitative
methodologies (i.e., free lists, pile sorts, and protocols for in-depth,
semi-structured, and structured interviews, focus group interviews, as well as
for unobtrusive and/or participant observations)
Contains a description and the source (some linked) for over
150 tests, along with an additional link to PubMed references for some.
This is simply a list of some of the tests that can be found quickly in compilation volumes available in many libraries. This site was designed as a service to locate tests, measures, instruments, etc. when there is a known title and a copy of the test is desired.
Enter your search topic with the terms "compilation
volumes," as in [creativity "compilation volumes"]. The second
line of the result entry provides the title of the test, while the first line
links to the information about the book.
To find tests, use the advanced search, type a broad keyword
into the search box, then select "tests/questionnaires" from the
publication type menu.