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MESSAGE FROM THE INDIAN PSYCHIATRIC SOCIETY TASK FORCE ON CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES  
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 299
Message from the Indian Psychiatric Society task force on clinical practice guidelines


1 Director and Professor, Gautam Institute of Behavioral Sciences and Alternative Medicine, Jaipur, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Date of Web Publication6-Feb-2018
 

How to cite this article:
Gautam S, Avasthi A, Grover S. Message from the Indian Psychiatric Society task force on clinical practice guidelines. Indian J Psychiatry 2018;60, Suppl S3:299

How to cite this URL:
Gautam S, Avasthi A, Grover S. Message from the Indian Psychiatric Society task force on clinical practice guidelines. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2018 [cited 2018 Feb 25];60, Suppl S3:299. Available from: http://www.indianjpsychiatry.org/text.asp?2018/60/7/299/224469




The Indian Psychiatric Society, for the first time published the Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) for management of various psychiatric disorders among the elderly in 2007. The basic aim of these guidelines was to provide a framework for good quality care to elderly patients, keeping in view the existing resources.

In, 2015, Indian Psychiatric Society decided to revise the existing guidelines issued about a decade back. For the revision process, workshops were held on 24th and 25th Oct 2015 and on 6th and 7th Aug 2016. These workshops led to revision of CPGs for management of Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Depressive disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder & Panic Disorder, Sexual Dysfunctions and Sleep Disorders. These guidelines were released at the last Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society held at Raipur.

Continuing with the revision process, in the year 2017, it was decided to revise the CPGs for management of various psychiatric disorders among elderly. For this, experts in the area of geriatric psychiatry were invited to participate in a 2 day workshop held on 29th and 30th July 2017. Experts initially presented the draft document and inputs were sought from the small focused group discussions and than from all the participants. The presented guidelines were revised as per the suggestions and then the final drafts were displayed on the website of Indian Psychiatric Society and Indian Journal of Psychiatry for wider inputs. Based on all the inputs the guidelines were revised.

We have great pleasure to present to you the revised CPGs for management of various psychiatric disorders among elderly. On behalf of the Task Force we extend our heartfelt thanks to the executive council for giving us the opportunity to serve the Indian Psychiatric Society.

We are grateful to Prof. T.S.S. Rao, editor of Indian Journal of Psychiatry for printing the CPGs as supplement at a short notice.

Long Live IPS.



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Dr. Shiv Gautam
Director and Professor, Gautam Institute of Behavioral Sciences and Alternative Medicine, Jaipur
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.224469

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