Do not initiate regular combined antipsychotic medication, except for short periods (for example, when changing medication). Do not do February 2014 Unclassified
Do not offer antipsychotic medication to people considered to be at increased risk of developing psychosis (i.e If a person is distressed, has a decline in social functioning and has: transient or attenuated psychotic symptoms; or other experiences or behaviour suggestive of possible psychosis; a first-degree relative with psychosis or schizophrenia) or with the aim of decreasing the risk of or preventing psychosis Do not do February 2014 Unclassified
Do not start antipsychotic medication for a first presentation of sustained psychotic symptoms in primary care unless it is done in consultation with a consultant psychiatrist. Do not do February 2014 Unclassified
Do not use a loading dose of antipsychotic medication (often referred to as 'rapid neuroleptisation'). Do not do February 2014 Unclassified
Do not initiate regular combined antipsychotic medication, except for short periods (for example, when changing medication). Do not do February 2014 Unclassified
Do not routinely offer counselling and supportive psychotherapy (as specific interventions) to people with psychosis or schizophrenia. However, take service user preferences into account, especially if other more efficacious psychological treatments, such as CBT, family intervention and arts therapies, are not available locally. Do not do February 2014 Unclassified
Do not offer adherence therapy (as a specific intervention) to people with psychosis or schizophrenia. Do not do February 2014 Unclassified
Do not routinely offer social skills training (as a specific intervention) to people with psychosis or schizophrenia. Do not do February 2014 Unclassified
Do not use targeted, intermittent dosage maintenance strategies routinely. However, consider them for people with psychosis or schizophrenia who are unwilling to accept a continuous maintenance regimen or if there is another contraindication to maintenance therapy, such as side-effect sensitivity. Do not do February 2014 Unclassified
Bupropion is contraindicated in people with bipolar disorder and is not recommended for people with psychosis unless they have a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Do not do February 2014 Unclassified