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.

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)


Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network [SIGN ]guidelines

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