Year : 2017  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 4-

Meeting the needs!

Gautam Saha 
 Hon. General Secretary, Indian Psychiatric Society

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Gautam Saha
Hon. General Secretary, Indian Psychiatric Society

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It is indeed a matter of great pleasure to let you all know that Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS) is bringing out revised "Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs)" for management of various psychiatric disorders.

In earlier years, IPS has developed CPG for psychiatrists in India and for management of various psychiatric disorders and other issues important for practice of psychiatry in five volumes from 2005 to 2009 under the expert guidance of Prof. Shiv Gautam and Prof. Ajit Avasthi.

This year, the CPGs Task Force of IPS led by Prof. Shiv Gautam as Chairperson, Prof. Ajit Avasthi as Co-Chairperson and Dr. Sandeep Grover as Convenor has developed the CPG to serve as an evidence-based framework for practitioners' in clinical decision-making. I hope these guidelines become among the most comprehensive, evidence-based CPGs for these disorders. It summarizes treatment recommendations and describes elements of psychiatric management in the formulation and implementation of a treatment plan. Besides the clinical issues, the guideline examines specific socio-cultural and feasibility issues which influence treatment plan, e.g., psychiatric factors, demographic and psychosocial variables, and co-morbid general medical conditions. It provides a review and synthesis of available evidence regarding the efficacy of various treatments, continuation treatment and maintenance treatment.

Indian Psychiatric Society is really happy to promote the latest clinical developments in the field of disorders and I believe that these CPGs will be of great use to all the mental health professionals, especially to the clinicians, post graduate students and researchers. I wish that IPS will come up with more CPGs on various psychiatric topics in future.

All the contributors earn our sincere gratitude for their efforts on this publication.

I thank Prof. Shiv Gautam, Prof. Ajit Avasthi and Dr. Sandeep Grover along with all the authors for completing such arduous task. This has been possible due to outstanding support from President Dr. G. Prasad Rao, Vice President Dr. M. S. V. K. Raju and other EC Members.

Long live IPS !