Clinical guidelines & publications library

Filter

Publication type
Showing 1-20 of 57
  • Prescription opioids

    Opioids, Pain management

    The RANZCP has endorsed this guidance produced by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. URL Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Apr 2009
    • Published in Australia
    • Endorsed external guidance
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

    PTSD

    The RANZCP has endorsed Phoenix Australia's Guidelines for the treatment of Acute Stress Disorder, PTSD and Complex PTSD. URL Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Mar 2020
    • Published in Australia
    • Endorsed external guidance
  • Schizophrenia CPG and associated resources

    Schizophrenia

    Guidance addressing all aspects of the care of people with schizophrenia and related disorders. Includes correct diagnosis, symptom relief and recovery of social function.
    PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Apr 2016
    • Published in Australia
  • Psychiatric service delivery for older people with mental disorders and dementia

    Dementia, Old age

    A summary of evidence on effective models of psychiatry service delivery for older people. RANZCP has endorsed this resource produced by the Sax Institute. URL Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Dec 2021
    • Published in Australia
    • Endorsed external guidance
  • Smoking cessation

    Physical health, Smoking cessation

    This guidance is for the management of smoking cessation for people with mental illness, living in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. URL Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Jun 2022
    • Published in Australia
  • Support after patient suicide

    Doctor's health, Suicide

    A set of resources for health services, supervisors and trainees for coping with the suicide of a patient. PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Dec 2021
    • Published in Australia
  • Use of antidepressant medications in children and adolescents

    Antidepressants, Children & adolescents

    This statement is addressed to prescribers, especially general practitioners, and is
    intended to provide clinical guidance on the use of Selective Serotonin Reuptake
    Inhibitors (SSRIs) when treating children and adolescents. PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Mar 2005
    • Published in Australia
  • Use of benzodiazepines in psychiatric practice

    Benzodiazepines

    The RANZCP has developed this guidance for clinicians considering pharmacological treatment using benzodiazepines. PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Nov 2019
    • Published in Australia
    • PPG #5
  • Therapeutic use of medicinal cannabis products

    Cannabis

    Information for psychiatrists about the medicinal use of cannabis products, including in psychiatric practice. PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Mar 2024
    • Published in Australia
  • Psychotropic medication use in children and adolescents

    Antidepressants, Children & adolescents

    Before utilising psychotropic medication in children and adolescents, the RANZCP recommends that these guidelines be followed. PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Nov 2015
    • Published in Australia
    • PPG #7
  • rTMS therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic

    COVID-19, Electroconvulsive therapy & neurostimulation

    PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Aug 2022
    • Published in Australia
  • Psychiatrists, general practitioners and psychologists

    GPs and psychiatrists

    Best practice referral, communication and shared care arrangements between psychiatrists, general practitioners and psychologists PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Apr 2014
    • Published in Australia
  • Use of ketamine in psychiatric practice

    Ketamine

    Information for psychiatrists about the potential utility of ketamine in psychiatric practice. PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Jul 2022
    • Published in Australia
  • Reports and medical examinations in medico-legal settings

    Medico-legal

    Developing reports and conducting independent medical examinations in medico-legal settings. PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Nov 2020
    • Published in Australia
    • PPG #11
  • Guidance for the use of stimulant medications in adults

    Stimulant medications

    The RANZCP supports the appropriate use of these drugs in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy in adults. PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Oct 2015
    • Published in Australia
    • PPG #6
  • Tobacco policy

    Addiction, Smoking cessation

    Solutions for tobacco control to change the way physicians and psychiatrists view their role in reducing mortality and morbidity due to tobacco smoking. PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Jun 2005
    • Published in Australia
  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)

    Electroconvulsive therapy & neurostimulation

    This memorandum is for psychiatrists who are interested in using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) as a treatment for psychiatric disorders. PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Jul 2022
    • Published in Australia
  • rTMS in hospitals

    Electroconvulsive therapy & neurostimulation

    Guidance on the delivery of Medicare-funded repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) services in hospitals PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Nov 2021
    • Published in Australia
  • Guidance for psychiatrists working in Australian immigration detention centres

    Asylum seekers and refugees, Clinical guideline, Ethics

    This guideline was rescinded in April 2024. PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Feb 2016
    • Published in Australia
    • PPG #12
    • Rescinded
  • Therapeutic use of MDMA for PTSD and psilocybin for treatment resistant depression

    Psychedelics

    Information for psychiatrists about psychedelic-assisted therapy with MDMA and psilocybin. PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Jun 2023
    • Published in Australia