Digital enabled therapies for depression and anxiety disorders that have the potential to help more than 40,000 people, have been conditionally recommended by NICE.
Adults taking antidepressants should be weaned off their medication ‘in stages’, according to new guidance from the National Institute of Care Excellence (NICE).
Hydrocortisone (30mg), an anti-inflammatory drug often used to treat arthritis, could enable those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to forget painful memories.
Health Education England is launching a pilot scheme which will enable Specialty and Associate Specialist (SAS) doctors in psychiatry to train as approved clinicians.
Benzodiazepine and Z-drugs are frequently used in the management of anxiety disorders. This study examines patterns of prescribing of these drugs in older adults. It challenges the stigma that long-term use is synonymous with dependence and…
Patients with a history of psychosocial stressors can have worse menopause symptoms and poorer well-being almost two decades later highlighting the long-lasting influence of adverse experiences on women's physical and mental health.
A comprehensive review of existing meta-analyses and systematic reviews has found that there is €œno convincing evidence€ that depression is caused by serotonin abnormalities, particularly by lower levels or reduced activity of serotonin.
The government is investing £150 million over the next three years to help people experiencing a mental health emergency access more care in the community, such through as crisis houses and safe havens.
People in same-gender relationships have greater psychological distress than those in mixed-gender relationships following the death of a partner, according to new research.
In this article, we explore the connection between physical health and mental health, and how healthcare professionals can identify patients who may need extra support.
Older people who shielded during the Covid-19 pandemic were nearly twice as likely to suffer with depressive symptoms compared to those who did not, according to a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.
Health leaders have welcomed the introduction of the new proposed standards for mental health services, which aims to ensure people with an urgent mental health are seen by a community crisis team within 24 hours.
Scientists at Cardiff University have discovered new links between the breakdown in brain cell development and the risk of schizophrenia, representing a 'major step forward' in the hunt for the developmental origins of psychiatric…
Psychotropic drugs, such an antidepressants and benzodiazepines, are associated with an almost doubled risk of premature death in patients with heart conditions, according to research published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular…
Patients with depression should be allowed to pick from a menu of treatment options as part of shared decision-making between them and their healthcare practitioner, according to new draft NICE guidance.