Psychosis and schizophrenia in adults: prevention and management : guidance (CG178)

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE
Publication date:
12 February 2014


This guideline covers recognising and managing psychosis and schizophrenia in adults. It aims to improve care through early recognition and treatment, and by focusing on long-term recovery. It also recommends checking for coexisting health problems and providing support for family members and carers.

In March 2014, a correction was made to the wording of recommendation to clarify that it is the hydrocarbons in cigarette smoke that cause interactions with other drugs, rather than nicotine.


This guideline includes recommendations on:

 Who is it for?

  • Healthcare professionals
  • People with psychosis or schizophrenia, their families and carers

Is this guideline up to date?

We checked this guideline in March 2019. We found no new evidence that affects the recommendations in this guideline.

Guideline development process

How we develop NICE guidelines

This guideline updates and replaces NICE guideline CG82 (March 2009).