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 spend one working day in five on mental health

Young people struggling to get 'timely support' for mental health

Clinical review: Eating disorders

Antidepressant prescribing rising faster than any other drug

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
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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...

Anxiety

Generalised anxiety disorder: clinical review
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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

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

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

GPs recorded an additional 470,000 patients with depression through the QOF last...

Suicide risk assessment and management

Suicide risk assessment and management

The role of GPs in suicide risk assessment and management.

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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