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Bipolar I

 
Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder
American Psychiatric Association, 2002 and 2005
This practice guideline is based on available evidence and clinical consensus and offers treatment recommendations to help psychiatrists develop plans for the care of adult patients with bipolar disorder. In 2005, a supplement was published to include a number of controlled treatment studies on aspects of bipolar disorder that were industry supported. Additionally, a quick reference guide is also available.
 
Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2007
This practice parameter reviews the literature on the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with bipolar disorder. The parameter focuses primarily on Bipolar I disorder, the type most often studied in juveniles.
 
Collaborative Role of the Pediatrician in the Diagnosis and Management of Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents
American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012
This report presents the classification of bipolar disorder as well as interviewing and diagnostic guidelines. Treatment options are described, particularly focusing on medication management and rationale for the common practice of multiple, simultaneous medications.
 
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V): Bipolar I
American Psychiatric Association, 2013
The DSM-V is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. This DSM-V: Bipolar I can be used by health professionals, social workers, and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders.
 
Bipolar Guidelines
Headspace, 2004-2014
This list of authoritative guidelines provides evidence-based information about the practical treatment of bipolar disorders.
 
Child Mania Rating Scale: Parent Version (CMRS-P)
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, 2015
This questionnaire for parents asks questions concerning the child’s mood and behavior in the past month.
 
Bipolar Guidance
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, 2015
This resource by NICE, which gives national guidance and advice to improve health and social care,  provides guidance, guidelines, and advice for Bipolar Disorder as well as useful pathways to care.
 
 
Bipolar II

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V): Bipolar II
American Psychiatric Association, 2013
The DSM-V is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The DSM-V: Bipolar II can be used by health professionals, social workers, and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders. 


The goal of the AHRQ-funded project, Youth Providers 2.0 (YP2.0), is to improve the use of evidence-based practices among health care providers caring for adolescents and young adults. To accomplish this goal, SAHM will engage in a number of activities using new media to improve the dissemination of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) to health professionals.
 

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