Psychiatry Guidelines

There also a large number of guidelines from trustworthy organisations that are evidence based and kept up to date. These are listed below, with a review of the body who produce them.

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    British Association of Psychopharmacology Consensus Statements

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    This independent body based in London draws from experts across the UK to produce evidence based guidelines for core psycho-pharmacology topics. Much of the evidence is at the level of expert opinion or single trials, but this is taken into account.
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    NICE Guidelines in Psychiatry

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    Psychiatry can come across as a 'soft' speciality, but actually there is a wealth of evidence available. The National Institute of Clinical Excellence have commissioned systematic reviews and meta-analysises, often including health economic data to recommend the most cost-effective interventions available. The guidelines cover a wealth of evidence,... read more
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    Royal College of Psychiatrists Reports

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    Reports produced by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and made available for general distribution fall into one of three categories: College Reports (formerly 'Council Reports') Position Statements Occasional Papers College Reports (previously known as Council Reports) constitute official College policy.킠 Position statements ar... read more
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    SIGN Guidelines in Psychiatry

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    Scotland has developed a different approach to NICE, preferring to produce reviews only on the clinical evidence and not on cost-effectiveness or economic data. The reviews are also more tailored to the scottish environment. This also enables Scotland to focus on topis it believes to be important. The reviews themselves are high quality systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

British Association of Psychopharmacology [BAP] guidelines

National Institute for Clinical Excellent [NICE] guidelines

Management Guidelines

Treatment Guidelines

Royal College of Psychiatrists [RCPsych]

College Reports

  • Psychiatric Services for Children and Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities(CR163)
  • Self-harm, suicide and risk: helping people who self-harm (CR158)
    Good Psychiatric Practice (CR154)
    Rethinking risk to others in mental health services (CR150)
    Vulnerable patients, safe doctors (CR146)
    Challenging behaviour: a unified approach (CR144)
    Consensus statement on high-dose antipsychotic medication (CR138)
    Safety for Psychiatrists (CR134)
    Substance misuse detainees in Police custody: Guidelines (CR132)
    The ECT Handbook (Second Edition) (CR128)
    Assessment following Self-harm in adults (CR122)
    Psychiatric Services to A&E Departments (CR118)

Occasional Papers

  • The evidence base for the management of imminent violence in learning disability settings (OP57)
  • Proposed model for the delivery of a mental health service to people with intellectual disability (OP58)
  • People with a Learning Disability who Offend: Forgiven but Forgotten? (OP63)

Standards

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network [SIGN ]guidelines

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