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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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.


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Cardiovascular risk (JBS3)

Enter details of patient's risk factors to calculate the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Physical activity (GPPAQ)

Enter patient’s questionnaire responses to assess physical activity levels.

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