About this information

NICE guidelines provide advice on the care and support that should be offered to people who use health and care services.

This information explains the advice about psychosis and schizophrenia in children and young people that is set out in NICE guideline CG155.

Information about newer (second generation) antipsychotic medications was added in 2016. This information is in the taking antipsychotic medication section.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you are younger than 18 and:

  • have psychosis but do not have a diagnosis of schizophrenia, or

  • have schizophrenia (including types called schizoaffective disorder and delusional disorder), or

  • are thought to be at risk of psychosis.

This information is also for parents and carers (see the information for parents and carers section).

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