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New Laboratory Tests in Psychiatry: What Should Mental Health Practitioners Know?Journal of Psychiatric Practice

In recent years, a significant upsurge in the development of new laboratory tests for use in psychiatric practice has occurred. This column discusses salient questions about those tests to help mental health practitioners better understand the potential role of such tests in their clinical practices. Read more…


Survey to child/adolescent psychiatry and developmental/behavioral pediatric training directors to expand psychiatric‐mental health training to nurse practitioners- There is an ongoing shortage of child mental health professionals. As the shortage of psychiatrists and the increasing need for mental health care have been noted, several solutions to bridge this ever‐widening gap have been advocated, but one suggestion to help alleviate this shortage is through nurse practitioners. Read more…

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The American Psychological Association provides a variety of professional practice guidelines and related criteria addressing psychological practice with particular populations and particular areas without focusing on specific disorders or treatments. View all guidelines.

The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry provides Parameters, Updates, and Guidelines that address a broad range of topics in child and adolescent psychiatry and behavioral health. View all guidelines.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offer a variety of mental health clinical recommendations and clinical practice guidelines. View all guidelines. 


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