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  1. Epilepsies in children, young people and adults (NG217)

    This guideline covers diagnosing and managing epilepsy in children, young people and adults in primary and secondary care, and referral to tertiary services. It aims to improve diagnosis and treatment for different seizure types and epilepsy syndromes, and reduce the risks for people with epilepsy.

  2. Bipolar disorder: assessment and management (CG185)

    This guideline covers recognising, assessing and treating bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic depression) in children, young people and adults. The recommendations apply to bipolar I, bipolar II, mixed affective and rapid cycling disorders. It aims to improve access to treatment and quality of life in people with bipolar disorder.

  3. Spotlight on valproate prescribing

    of newborns Next: Commentary Babies exposed to valproate in the womb are at high risk of serious complications. NICE guidance has

  4. Antenatal and postnatal mental health (QS115)

    This quality standard covers recognising, assessing and treating mental health problems in women planning, during or after pregnancy (up to a year after childbirth). It also covers the organisation of mental health services for women during and after pregnancy. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

  5. Antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and service guidance (CG192)

    This guideline covers recognising, assessing and treating mental health problems in women who are planning to have a baby, are pregnant, or have had a baby or been pregnant in the past year. It covers depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, drug- and alcohol-use disorders and severe mental illness (such as psychosis, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia). It promotes early detection and good management of mental health problems to improve women’s quality of life during pregnancy and in the year after giving birth.

  6. Fenfluramine for treating seizures associated with Dravet syndrome (TA808)

    Evidence-based recommendations on fenfluramine (Fintepla) for treating seizures associated with Dravet syndrome in people aged 2 and older.

  7. Commentary - maternity and neonatal care

    NICEimpact maternity and neonatal care Previous: Spotlight on valproate prescribing Dr Kathryn Gutteridge, President of The Royal

  8. Patient safety

    Our guidelines make evidence based, best practice recommendations. These help to improve patient safety and reduce the risk of harm across the health system.

  9. Cenobamate for treating focal onset seizures in epilepsy (TA753)

    Evidence-based recommendations on cenobamate (Ontozry) for treating focal onset seizures with or without secondary generalised seizures in adults with drug-resistant epilepsy that has not been adequately controlled with at least 2 antiseizure medicines.

  10. Accessibility changes: notes for developers (ECD6)

    This is a summary of the most common accessibility changes we are making in guidelines, and why

  11. Treatment of convulsive status epilepticus (that is, not just refractory): What is the most effective and safest AED to treat: established (usually lasting longer than 30 minutes) convulsive status epilepticus refractory convulsive status epilepticus?

    monitoring because of the risk of hypotension and cardiac arrhythmia. Sodium valproate and levetiracetam are potentially as effective...

  12. Medicines associated with dependence or withdrawal symptoms: safe prescribing and withdrawal management for adults (NG215)

    This guideline covers general principles for prescribing and managing withdrawal from opioids, benzodiazepines, gabapentinoids, Z-drugs and antidepressants in primary and secondary care.

  13. Transcutaneous stimulation of the cervical branch of the vagus nerve for cluster headache and migraine (IPG552)

    Evidence-based recommendations on transcutaneous stimulation of the cervical branch of the vagus nerve to treat cluster headache and migraine in adults. This involves using a small handheld device to stimulate a nerve in the neck.

  14. How safe are drugs used to treat bipolar disorder in pregnancy and the postnatal period?

    carry some risk for the woman, fetus and baby. For some drugs such as sodium valproate these risks are well described, but the data are...