Information for the public
What are NICE guidelines?
NICE gives advice to doctors, nurses and other staff working in health and social care. Our guidelines tell them about how to look after people with different conditions and needs.
We wrote this guideline working together with the carers of people with learning disabilities and mental health problems, and with staff who diagnose and treat mental health problems. All of the decisions are based on the best research available. You can read the guideline written for healthcare professionals.