APA Invites Comments to Draft Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Schizophrenia

Academy members are invited to review and comment on the draft “Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Schizophrenia”, developed by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

A PDF version of the draft is available on the APA website at https://www.psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/practice/clinical-practice-guidelines/review-draft-guidelines. The deadline to comment is June 28, 2019.

The APA’s Guideline Writing Group drafted the guideline based on a systematic review of the available evidence. Each statement (recommendation or suggestion) is separately rated according to the strength of the supporting research evidence and the balance of possible benefits and harms of the recommended or suggested actions. In addition to specific statements, the draft guideline includes a review of strategies and caveats when implementing the recommendations and a discussion of the appropriateness of the recommendations to inform quality improvement activities.

The APA website provides instructions on how to prepare and submit comments to this draft.

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