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

Stop withdrawal of bipolar disorder treatment, health secretary urged

Stop withdrawal of bipolar disorder treatment, health secretary urged

GPs, pharmacists, psychiatrists and patients are calling...

Women taking valproate still unaware of pregnancy risks, survey finds

Women taking valproate still unaware of pregnancy risks, survey finds

One in ten women currently taking valproate are unaware...

New guidance for minimising psychological impact of COVID-19 pandemic in primary care patients

New guidance for minimising psychological impact of COVID-19 pandemic in primary care patients

A group of clinicians and public health experts have...

Beta blocker overdose warning

Beta blocker overdose warning

The toxicity of a commonly prescribed beta blocker...


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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