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.

Latest news

Avoid routinely offering antidepressants for 'less severe' depression, says NICE in draft guidance

Avoid routinely offering antidepressants for 'less severe' depression, says NICE in draft guidance

Reviewing its depression guidance for the first time...

Long-term antidepressant treatment beneficial, new study confirms

Long-term antidepressant treatment beneficial, new study confirms

Patients taking antidepressants for more than 9 months...

Long-term antipsychotic use linked to breast cancer

Long-term antipsychotic use linked to breast cancer

Recent research indicates a significant increase in...

Non-drug therapies as, or more, effective than drugs for dementia patients with depression, research suggests

Non-drug therapies as, or more, effective than drugs for dementia patients with depression, research suggests

Researchers identified 10 non-drug interventions associated...


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)


At-a-glance product comparison charts.


Summaries of key national guidance.


Calculators

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Cardiovascular risk (JBS3)

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Physical activity (GPPAQ)

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