Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists clinical Treatment guidelines for the management of schizophrenia and related disorders

Its great to see groups like these in Australia/New Zealand (and also in the UK and Canada) provide these guidelines for free on the internet. (Unfortunately in the US no such free guidelines are available, but even if they were free - they’d be coming from the pharma company industry trade group which means they would be much more interested in just pushing medications vs. a more balanced approach which these groups in other countries have where government regulations restrict the pharma marketing much more.

In the UK - the free Schizophrenia Treatment and Prevention Guidelines are available here:
Psychosis and schizophrenia in adults: prevention and management
Clinical guideline [CG178] Published date: February 2014

We encourage you to review this new guideline out of Australia / New Zealand which we’ve included at the link below, titled "RANZCP-CPG-for-management-of-schizophrenia-and-related-disorders"

This guideline provides recommendations for the clinical management of schizophrenia and related disorders for health professionals working in Australia and New Zealand. It aims to encourage all clinicians to adopt best practice principles. The recommendations represent the consensus of a group of Australian and New Zealand experts in the management of schizophrenia and related disorders. This guideline includes the management of ultra-high risk syndromes, first-episode psychoses and prolonged psychoses, including psychoses associated with substance use. It takes a holistic approach, addressing all aspects of the care of people with schizophrenia and related disorders, not only correct diagnosis and symptom relief but also optimal recovery of social function.

RANZCP-CPG-for-management-of-schizophrenia-and-related-disorders-2016.pdf (1.8 MB)


I wish they would have handed out that 60 page Australian document with my first hospitalization.

If you read the Australia document, they outline that smoking weed causes psychosis,