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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GPs demand faster CAMHS access as mental illness soars in young people

Almost 1,200 GPs receiving help from specialist NHS mental health service

GP highlights mental health crisis behind doctor suicides

Preventing suicide in children and young people: What can GPs do?

Alzheimer's dementia

Alzheimer's disease - clinical review

Alzheimer's disease - clinical review

Pitfalls in making a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, The National Dementia Strategy...

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

GPs should tell patients that dementia is preventable

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

Anxiety

Generalised anxiety disorder: clinical review

Generalised anxiety disorder: clinical review

An overview of the diagnosis and management of generalised anxiety disorder (GAD),...

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.

Depression

Red flag symptoms: Mood changes

Red flag symptoms: Mood changes

How to differentiate normal behaviour and significant mood changes.

Guidance update: NICE guidelines on depression in adults

Guidance update: NICE guidelines on depression in adults

Dr Toni Hazell explains NICE guidance on depression in adults.

Antidepressant prescribing rising faster than any other drug

Antidepressant prescribing rising faster than any other drug

Almost 4m more antidepressants were prescribed in the community in 2016 over the...

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

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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