Ideas and information for this guide came from many sources including:

Professor Gavin Andrews and Louise Shepherd at CRUfAD, Univeristy of New South Wales at St Vincents Hospital, Sydney

Professor Andrew Page at University of Western Australia, Perth and

Dr Andrew Baillie at Macquarie University, Sydney


We appreciate the involvement of consumer organisations in Australia and New Zealand which contributed to the consultation process.

This project was commissioned by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and was funded by Australia's National Mental Health Strategy, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and the New Zealand Ministry of Health.

Edited by Jonine Penrose-Wall, Consultant Editorial Manager RANZCP.

Quality statement

This guide has been consulted upon bi-nationally and drafts were available for comment on It has been appraised by a national workshop for consumer consultants using DISCERN and meets NHMRC criteria for presenting information on treatments for consumers.

Updates will be posted on the RANZCP website