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Clinical Support Tools

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense develop clinical practice guidelines for several psychological health conditions, substance use disorders, suicide risk, and other conditions. Guidelines improve patient care by reducing variation in practice and systematizing best practices. CPGs are intended for use as a tool to assist a health care providers and should not be used to replace clinical judgment.

The latest versions of the full guidelines, along with related materials such as provider and patient summaries and provider pocket cards, are available for download from the Department of Veterans Affairs Clinical Practice Guidelines Website.

PHCoE has created resources that complement psychological health CPGs. These resources, called clinical support tools, condense CPG material, highlight critical information, and present it in a digestible manner. CSTs are not intended to replace or supersede CPGs; rather, they address a particular aspect of a CPG or help to disseminate knowledge about the evidence-based treatments to patients, families, and military leaders.

PHCoE currently offers CSTs addressing the following psychological health conditions:

 

Bipolar Disorder Clinical Support Tools

A set of resources for providers, patients, and families on evidence-based treatment of bipolar disorder.

Bipolar Disorder

 

Insomnia Clinical Support Tools

A set of resources for providers, patients and families on evidence-based treatment of insomnia

Insomnia

 

Major Depressive Disorder Clinical Support Tools

A set of resources for providers, patients, and families on evidence-based treatment of depression.

Major Depressive Disorder

 

Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain Clinical Support Tools

A set of resources for providers, patients, and families on evidence-based opioid therapy for chronic pain

Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain

 

Pregnancy Clinical Support Tools

Resources for providers and patients on health care management of pregnancy

Pregnancy

 

PTSD Clinical Support Tools

A set of resources for providers, patients, and families on evidence-based treatment of PTSD

PTSD

 

First Episode Psychosis and Schizophrenia Clinical Support Tools

A set of resources for providers, patients, and families on evidence-based treatment of schizophrenia

First Episode Psychosis and Schizophrenia

 

Substance Misuse Clinical Support Tools

A set of resources for providers, patients, and families on evidence-based treatment of substance misuse

Substance Misuse

 

Suicide Risk Clinical Support Tools

A set of resources for providers, patients, and families on evidence-based treatment of suicide risk

Suicide Risk

Last Updated: December 15, 2023
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