Mental health

Browse mental health news, education and analysis by mental health subsections - Alzheimer's dementia; anxiety; depression; insomnia; psychosis and bipolar disorder.

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Debt and mental health: GPs should scrap fees for mental health forms

Depression 'fastest growing condition' as GPs record 470,000 new cases in 2015/16

Most GP trainees miss out on mental health training placements

Alzheimer's disease - clinical review

Alzheimer's dementia

GPs maintain dementia diagnosis levels following pay-per-diagnosis scheme

GPs maintain dementia diagnosis levels following pay-per-diagnosis scheme

Prevalence of recorded dementia remained stable among GP patients in England throughout...

GPs should tell patients that dementia is preventable
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GPs should tell patients that dementia is preventable

GPs should help catalyse a shift in mind-set among patients that dementia is not...

GP patient records data could predict dementia risk
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GP patient records data could predict dementia risk

A risk score based on data routinely gathered by GP practices could accurately predict...

Anxiety

Clinical Review: Obsessive compulsive disorder in children

Clinical Review: Obsessive compulsive disorder in children

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder

Management approaches to somatic symptom disorder

Management approaches to somatic symptom disorder

Dr Mark Jopling discusses the role of GPs in managing somatic symptom disorder.

Clinical review on generalised anxiety disorder: diagnosis and treatment of the condition

Clinical review on generalised anxiety disorder: diagnosis and treatment of the condition

Generalised anxiety disorder is an anxiety disorder that is characterised by excessive,...

Depression

Suicide risk assessment and management

Suicide risk assessment and management

The role of GPs in suicide risk assessment and management.

'No difference' in effects of antidepressants and CBT, study suggests

'No difference' in effects of antidepressants and CBT, study suggests

There is 'no difference' in the effects of second generation antidepressants and...

Insomnia

Brief advice cuts insomnia in elderly

Brief advice cuts insomnia in elderly

Treatment could reduce patients' risk of fracture and cardiovascular disease.

Short and long sleep duration linked to heart risk

Sleeping for more or less than seven hours a day may be an indication for an underlying...

Headache fact file - Part 5 - Headache in children and the elderly

In the final part of this series, Dr David Kernick discusses the challenges of headaches...

Psychosis

Psychosis

Contributed by Dr Nienke Verkuijl, specialist trainee year 2 psychiatry, and Dr Kathleen...

Bipolar disorder

Clinical Review: Bipolar affective disorder

Clinical Review: Bipolar affective disorder

How to diagnose and manage patients in the long term. By psychiatrist Dr Muffazal...

Clinical Review - Schizophrenia
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Clinical Review - Schizophrenia

The latest advice and guidance on diagnosing and managing schizophrenia. By Dr Jonathan...

Evidence base: Bipolar disorder

Evidence base: Bipolar disorder

Find all the latest information about clinical trials, guidelines, online resources...

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