Psychiatric Advance Directives: Pros, Cons and Next Steps

This resource was selected by SMI Adviser content partners and approved by the SMI Adviser clinical expert team for inclusion in the knowledge base.

Psychiatric Advance Directives are documents that provide an individual with psychiatric disabilities with the opportunity, when well, to express their treatment preferences with they are not well. These materials discuss the pros and cons associated with the use of PADs, and offers tips and additional resources for those who use PADS or implement PADs for others.


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