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Texas Medication Algorithm Project: Definitions, Rationale, and Methods to Develop Medication Algorithms
J Clin Psychiatry 1998;59:345-351
Copyright 1998 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.
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Background: The Texas Medication Algorithm
Project (TMAP), a public-academic collaborative effort, is a
3-phase project to develop, implement, and evaluate medication
treatment algorithms for public sector patients with
schizophrenia, major depressive disorders, or bipolar disorders.
Discussion: This paper, the first in a series
describing the activities of the TMAP, focuses on the various
definitions and reasons why guidelines have gained popularity.
Also discussed are their strengths, the limitations of the
various methods used to develop them, and potential barriers to