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therefore be completed relatively quickly.

(4)Guidelines for the treatment of psychotic states using the SGAMs could be produced.  These guidelines would rely on the material in the Technical Review and its Update and might  be similar in style to some of the other treatment guidelines produced at country level in recent years. Ideally, the treatment guidelines should be related to quality-assurance programmes and developed in parallel with them.

(5)A training programme could be developed on the use of the SGAMs. The training programme should include appropriate texts about the overall management of psychoses and care for people who suffer from them.

(6)The work could be continued on other groups of medications – e.g.  medications against anxiety and drugs used in dealing with cognitive deficits. The strategy used in the production of the Technical Review and its Update (and, in particular, the organization of a series of national meetings to obtain first-hand experience and gain access to findings of studies published in languages other than English, French and Spanish) could be employed in this work.

These suggestions about future activities were submitted to the Executive Committee of the WPA for consideration and for the inclusion of those in harmony with the overall plans of the WPA in its submissions to the WPA General Assembly.

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