The 2016 RANZCP Guidelines for the Management of Schizophrenia and Related Disorders - what's next?
Assen Jablensky, David J Castle, Frances Dark, Verity Humberstone, Eoin Killackey, Jayashri Kulkarni, Patrick McGorry, Vera A Morgan, Olav Nielssen, Nga Tran, Cherrie Galletly
AUSTRALASIAN PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2017
OBJECTIVES: The recently published RANZCP guidelines for schizophrenia and related disorders reviewed recent scientific evidence, and, where lacking, referred to clinical expertise to supply a template for raising the standard of care. This paper builds on the guidelines and recommends how they might be used to improve outcomes. METHODS: The guidelines call for evidence-based mental health policies, inclusive of mobilising affected families, communities and the public in support of policies that ensure better care and protect the wellbeing of people with severe mental disorders. The process of preparing the guidelines highlighted the limits of our scientific understanding of schizophrenia an..View full abstract