The AACAP Practice Parameters are designed to assist clinicians in providing high quality assessment and treatment that is consistent with the best available scientific evidence and clinical consensus. The Practice Parameters describe 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.
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Assessment of Infants and Toddlers 1997
Child Custody Evaluation 1997
Conduct Disorders 1997
Forensic Evaluation for Children/Adolescents Who May Have Been Sexually Abused 1997
Language/Learning Disorders 1998
Mental Retardation 1999
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 1998
Seclusion and Restraint 2002
Sexually Abusive Children 1999
Stimulant Medications 2002
Substance Use 2005
Suicidal Behavior 2001
Youth in Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities 2005
Guidelines Regarding the Use of Psychiatrists Signatures
Developed by the Task Force on Psychiatrist's Signatures, this document identifies situations in which psychiatrists' signatures are required and defines the principles for signature rights and responsibilities.