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

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...

Mirtazapine no more effective than placebo as an additive antidepressant

Mirtazapine no more effective than placebo as an additive antidepressant

Mirtazapine is unlikely to provide any clinical benefit...

Gabapentin and pregabalin to be subject to tighter controls

Gabapentin and pregabalin to be subject to tighter controls

From April 2019 gabapentin and pregabalin will be reclassified...


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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