These are Psych TLC’s evidence-based psychiatric treatment guidelines for Arkansas’ mental health providers serving children younger than 18 years of age.  Areas of focus will include: Mood Disorders (Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar); Disruptive Behavioral Disorders (Conduct, Oppositional, Attention Deficit); and Psychosis. Some of the guidelines are currently under peer review.

Provider comments and review and comments are encouraged. Any comments should be directed to Your input will help us enhance the quality and usability of the guidelines.

New and Revised Brief Treatment Guidelines

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Psychotic Disorders

Anxiety Disorders


Substance Related Disorders in Children

Avoiding Polypharmacy

Disruptive Behavior Disorders

Trauma Informed Care

Archived Full Guidelines



Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Disruptive Behaviors in Children and Adolescents

Substance Use Disorders (SUD) in Children and Adolescents

Psychosis in Children and Adolescents