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ADHD
 
Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2007
This practice parameter describes the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD based on the current scientific evidence and clinical consensus of experts in the field. This parameter also discusses the clinical evaluation for ADHD, comorbid conditions associated with ADHD, research on the etiology of the disorder, and psychopharmacological and psychosocial interventions for ADHD.
 
ADHD: Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents
American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011
This document updates and replaces two previously published clinical guidelines from the AAP on the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in children. It also provides an increased understanding regarding ADHD and the challenges it raises for children and families and helps clinicians seeking to diagnose and treat children.
 
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V): ADHD
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: ADHD can be used by health professionals, social workers, and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders.
 
VADPRS (Vanderbilt ADHD Diagnostic Parent Rating Scale) and VADTRS (Vanderbilt ADHD Diagnostic Teacher Rating Scale)
Psychiatric Times, 2013
The Vanderbilt Rating Scales follow closely the criteria set forth in DSM-IV and have been customized to observations made in the home and classroom environments. The scoring allows the clinician not only to make a diagnosis of ADHD, if present, but also to categorize the problem into one of its various subtypes: inattentive, hyperactive/impulsive, or combined.
 
Attention Deficit Disorder 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 ADD as well as useful pathways to care.
 
 
Autism
 
Identification and Evaluation of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
American Academy of Pediatrics, 2007
This policy statement addresses background information, including definition, history, epidemiology, diagnostic criteria, early signs, neuropathologic aspects, and etiologic possibilities in autism spectrum disorders. In addition, this report provides an algorithm to help the pediatrician develop a strategy for early identification of children with autism spectrum disorders. The accompanying clinical report addresses the management of children with autism spectrum disorders.
 
Autism A.L.A.R.M. Guide
CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012
The A.L.A.R.M. guidelines, adapted from key policy statements of the AAP and American Academy of Neurology, were developed to establish standard practices among physicians, to simplify the screening process, and to ensure that all children receive routine and appropriate screenings and timely interventions.
 
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V): Autism
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: Autism can be used by health professionals, social workers, and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders.
 
Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2014
This Parameter is applicable to evaluation of children and adolescents under 17 years of age. This document presumes basic familiarity with aspects of normal child development and child psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, and provides recommendation for the best assessment and treatment practices.
 
Autism 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 Autism as well as useful pathways to care. 



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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