Download only This Guidance document gives a “bird’s eye view” of strategies to support best practice prescribing of antipsychotics for youth and summarizes the available evidence and principles to support these strategies. Publication ID PEP19-ANTIPSYCHOTIC-BP Publication Date March 2019 Last Reviewed February 2019 Format Guidelines or Manual Download Best Practice in Antipsychotic Prescribing for Children and Adolescents PDF 933.97 KB Find Related Information Audience Family & Advocates Policymakers Professional Care Providers Program Planners, Administrators, & Project Managers Public Health Professionals Researchers Population Group Adolescents as Population Group Children as Population Group Young Adults as Population Group You May Also Be Interested In Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services: Quick Guide for Clinicians Based on TIP 57 This guide has information for providers and administrators on caring for people who have experienced trauma or are at risk of developing traumatic stress reactions. It also addresses prevention, intervention, and treatment issues and strategies. Principles of Community-based Behavioral Health Services for Justice-involved Individuals: A Research-based Guide This guide provides information and practices that behavioral health providers can implement in their daily practice with patients or clients who are involved in the criminal justice system. Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotics Brief Guidance: Older Adults and People Living with Intellectual Disabilities in Community Settings This brief provides guidance to physicians and other prescribers, as well as professional and informal caregivers for older adults with dementia and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. To reduce inappropriate prescribing, this brief reviews non-pharmacologic behavioral interventions and strategies to avoid and taper antipsychotics whenever possible. In Brief: Rural Behavioral Health: Telehealth Challenges and Opportunities This guide explores barriers to accessing substance use disorder and mental health treatment services in rural communities, and the benefits of telehealth for these communities. It assists practitioners with implementing telehealth technologies as a means to increase access to services. The Case for Behavioral Health Screening in HIV Care Settings The report highlights the need for HIV treatment providers to address behavioral health concerns with HIV. The report urges providers to start with screening for mental health and substance use disorders, and offers strategies for providers to implement screening practices. Supporting Infants, Toddlers and Families Impacted by Caregiver Mental Health Problems, Substance Abuse, and Trauma Using a case study approach, this manual presents resources to better understand and engage the community in responding to children whose caregivers are negatively impacted by mental illness, substance use, or trauma.