List of quality statements

List of quality statements

Statement 1. Adults presenting in primary care with symptoms of depression are offered a referral for a specialist mental health assessment if they have experienced overactivity or disinhibited behaviour lasting 4 days or more.

Statement 2. Adults with bipolar disorder have their early warning symptoms and triggers of relapse, preferred response during relapse and personal recovery goals specified in their care plan.

Statement 3. Carers of adults with bipolar disorder are involved in care planning, decision-making and information sharing about the person as agreed in the care plan.

Statement 4. (developmental) Adults with bipolar disorder are offered psychological interventions.

Statement 5. Adults with bipolar disorder prescribed lithium have their dosage adjusted if their plasma lithium levels are outside the optimum range.

Statement 6. This statement has been removed and is replaced by statement 1: valproate in the quality standard for antenatal and postnatal mental health (QS115).

Statement 7. Adults with bipolar disorder have a physical health assessment at least annually.

Statement 8. Adults with bipolar disorder who currently work, and those who wish to find or return to work, receive supported employment programmes.