Position Statements 2020

Position Statements are approved by the College’s Policy and Public Affairs Committee and are concise statements of College policy.

These statements are freely available to download in PDF format.

  • Use of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) in psychiatric practice (PS03/20)

    This Position Statement provides clinicians with practical advice on the use of MAOIs in treating adult patients with moderate-to-severe depression or anxiety disorders.

  • Frailty: Ensuring the best outcomes for frail older people (PS02/20)

    This Position Statement highlights that frailty is often an issue amongst older people suffering mental health problems and co-morbidity is encountered every day by those professionals looking after them. It provides a range of useful information, including key data, evidence and identifies gaps in knowledge that would benefit from research. It also provides advice to support effective care for this group that will be helpful to clinicians, commissioners and policy makers.

  • Services for people diagnosable with personality disorder (PS01/20)

    This Position Statement emphasises the importance of a timely and accurate diagnosis of Personality Disorder. It also provides a blueprint for the types of services needed to ensure that this group of patients receive the optimum care possible and sets out how best to implement these ambitions.

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