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 benzodiazepines in opioid-dependent patients, GPs reminded

Avoid benzodiazepines in opioid-dependent patients, GPs reminded

Prescribing benzodiazepines in opioid-dependent individuals...

Serious shortage protocol for fluoxetine 10mg capsules revoked

Serious shortage protocol for fluoxetine 10mg capsules revoked

The Government has withdrawn one of the three serious...

HRT and antidepressant shortages prompt export ban and pharmacist scrip-switching

HRT and antidepressant shortages prompt export ban and pharmacist scrip-switching

The government has banned exports of HRT products and...

Potentially addictive medicines 'being prescribed for years'

Potentially addictive medicines 'being prescribed for years'

Hundreds of thousands of people are receiving prescriptions...


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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Summaries of key national guidance.



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