Mental health news


New resource for ADHD prescribing

MIMS tool highlights available prescribing options.

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Esketamine superior to quetiapine in refractory depression study

Researchers found esketamine nasal spray to be more...

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MHRA issues suicide risk reminder for quinolones

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency...

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Insomnia drug recommended by NICE

Daridorexant (Quviviq), due to launch this month, has...

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New twice-weekly rivastigmine patch for Alzheimer's disease

Zeyzelf is the first rivastigmine patch to be launched...

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Antidepressant shortage reported

The noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor reboxetine (Edronax)...

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Deprescribing insomnia drugs: new decision aid from NICE

NICE has published a patient decision aid to help people...

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Dramatic increase in ADHD prescribing

NHS data for England show that prescribing of CNS stimulants...

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Consider innovative interventions instead of potentially addictive drugs, says NHS England

A new framework outlines ways for GPs and clinical...

The interplay between mental and physical health

Learn more about the relationship between mental and physical health

MIMS Learning has launched a new set of educational...

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Digital mental health therapies receive initial approval from NICE

Draft guidance issued today conditionally recommends...

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Review questions use of antidepressants for analgesia

The review authors conclude that most antidepressants...

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Latest prescription data exposes 'stark health inequality' across England

People living in the most deprived parts of England...

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Withdraw antidepressants gradually, says NICE

When stopping antidepressant treatment in adults with...

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Digital CBT for children with anxiety given conditional green light

NICE has issued draft guidance recommending the use...

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Temazepam supply problems anticipated until December

Temazepam 10mg and 20mg tablets are expected to be...

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Antipsychotic shortage continues

Supply issues continue to be reported for aripiprazole.

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NICE: avoid antidepressants as first treatment for less-severe depression

Updated NICE guidance on depression includes new recommendations...

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NHS statistics show continuing rise in antidepressant prescribing

New data released by the NHS Business Services Authority...

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MIMS antidepressants table updated

The MIMS table 'Antidepressants, a guide to switching...