MIMS Mental Health Clinic

Latest news and quick-reference resources collated by the MIMS editors to support primary care prescribing for mental health conditions, including depression, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease.

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Beta blocker overdose warning

Beta blocker overdose warning

The toxicity of a commonly prescribed beta blocker...

Melatonin 'should not be prescribed on NHS for jet lag'

Melatonin 'should not be prescribed on NHS for jet lag'

It is 'inappropriate' to make melatonin available on...

Ketamine-derived nasal spray provides new option for resistant depression

Ketamine-derived nasal spray provides new option for resistant depression

Spravato (esketamine) works in a different way to existing...

Avoid benzodiazepines in opioid-dependent patients, GPs reminded

Avoid benzodiazepines in opioid-dependent patients, GPs reminded

Prescribing benzodiazepines in opioid-dependent individuals...


Prescribing Notes

Guide to treatment options for selected mental health conditions:

Depression (including SSRIs/SNRIs, MAO inhibitors and tricyclic antidepressants)

Anxiety (including benzodiazepines and beta-blockers)

Psychosis, mania (including phenothiazines, atypical antipsychotics and lithium)

Alcohol dependence (including disulfiram)

Opiate dependence (including buprenorphine)


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