Practice Guidelines & Teaching Tools

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)

Find links to articles in Psychiatric News, fact sheets, and videos that explain the new organization and features of the DSM-5 and the diagnostic differences between DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5; visit this page to purchase the DSM-5 and for updates. You can also download the table of contents and insurance implications.


American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychiatric Association website lists practice guidelines that provide evidence-based recommendations for the assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders.
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Department of Veterans Affairs

Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT)

This site supports clinicians learning and implementing IPSRT, making the following available free of charge with registration:

  • Eight-hour online training course
  • Video interviews with IPSRT experts and role-plays of IPSRT sessions
  • Downloadable IPSRT tracking tools, instruments for assessing symptoms of bipolar disorder, and other forms and materials
  • Message board for IPSRT practitioners to share ideas and ask questions
  • A place to share useful materials and files with other IPSRT clinicians
  • Links to reputable IPSRT-related sites

Master's Level Videos

Watch Treating Anxiety Disorders, a six-part educational video series created to train master's-level clinicians.

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

A Prioritized Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention: An Action Plan to Save Lives
Outline of the 30 research areas showing the most promise that could help decrease the number of suicide attempts as well as deaths in the United States, produced by the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Research Prioritization Task Force of the National Institutes of Health. The goal for this agenda is that researchers will use it regarding the types of research they conduct in the future, funding organizations, family members, policymakers, and other interested individuals to advocate for the field of suicide prevention research.

Download the agenda.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine • National Institutes of Health

Talking With Your Patients About Complementary Health Practices: What the Science Says

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders Patient Health Questionnaire

Suicide Screening Questions for the Emergency Department for Pediatric and Young Adults(NIMH)

Teaching Slides

CBT for Anxiety Disorders and Depression: CBT for GAD, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder, depression, and bipolar disorder