There is a worse prognosis for psychosis and schizophrenia when onset is in childhood or adolescence, thus, this guideline puts much-needed emphasis on early recognition and assessment of possible psychotic symptoms. For the one-third of children and young people who go on to experience severe impairment as a result of psychosis or schizophrenia the guideline also offers comprehensive advice from assessment and treatment of the first episode through to promoting recovery. These guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) set out clear recommendations, based on the best available evidence, for health care professionals on how to work with and implement physical, psychological and service-level interventions for people with various mental health conditions. The books contain the full guideline information that cannot be obtained in print anywhere else.
They bring together all of the evidence that led to the various recommendations made, detailed explanations of the methodology behind each guideline's preparation, plus an overview of the relevant mental health condition covering detection, diagnosis and assessment, and the full range of treatment and care approaches. The guideline contains all the evidence on which the recommendations were based, including further data on a free CD-ROM.