APA Clinical Practice Guideline Development Panels

After examining various disorders and conditions (both mental and physical) as potential guideline topics over the preceding months, the Clinical Practice Guidelines Advisory Steering Committee managing APA's clinical practice guidelines effort narrowed the focus at its August 2011 meeting to depressive disorders, obesity and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Guideline Development Panel for Depression
Guideline Development Panel for Obesity
Guideline Development Panel for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Note: APA has adopted new terminology aimed at bringing its labeling of guidelines in accord with that of other health care organizations. The term "clinical treatment guidelines" has been replaced by "clinical practice guidelines." Further, the term "practice guidelines" has been replaced by "professional practice guidelines." Clinical practice guidelines are focused on specific disorders and interventions, while professional practice guidelines are mainly concerned with how practice is conducted with particular populations or in particular settings.