Do not use questionnaires in primary care to identify bipolar disorder in adults. Do not do June 2016 Unclassified
Do not start lithium to treat bipolar disorder in primary care for people who have not taken lithium before, except under shared-care arrangements. Do not do June 2016 Unclassified
Do not start valproate in primary care to treat bipolar disorder. Do not do June 2016 Unclassified
Do not offer lamotrigine to treat mania Do not do June 2016 Unclassified
Do not offer gabapentin or topiramate to treat bipolar disorder. Do not do June 2016 Unclassified
Do not start regular combined antipsychotic medication, except for short periods (for example, when changing medication) Do not do June 2016 Unclassified
Do not routinely measure plasma valproate levels unless there is evidence of ineffectiveness, poor adherence or toxicity. Do not do June 2016 Unclassified
Do not routinely measure plasma lamotrigine levels unless there is evidence of ineffectiveness, poor adherence or toxicity. Do not do June 2016 Unclassified
Do not use questionnaires in primary care to identify bipolar disorder in children or young people. Do not do June 2016 Unclassified
Do not routinely continue antipsychotic treatment in young people for longer than 12 weeks. Do not do June 2016 Unclassified