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Longitudinal grey-matter and glutamatergic losses in first-episode schizophrenia October 2017 Are glutamatergic changes in patients with schizophrenia correlated with grey-matter losses during the first years of illness? Dr Raj Persaud interviews Dr Jean Théberge, Assistant-Professor based... Read More →
NHS guidance to tackle mental health and substance misuse problems October 2017 A step forward in tackling the problems arising from mental illness combined with substance misuse was made recently, as the Government launched new guidance aimed at improving the care received by... Read More →
PsychCentral.com mental health news service September 2017 Psych Central, a mental health portal, has a consumer-centric news service. Each weekday, peer-reviewed news articles covering developments and research in mental health and psychology are offered... Read More →
Mental health aftercare in England and Wales August 2017 From 1 April 2015 the local authority responsible for mental health aftercare services, under section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (the Act), is now normally the one where the person was... Read More →
NHS Mental Health Apps Library launched August 2017 NHS England has launched a ground breaking initiative to help treat depression and anxiety and improve access to psychological therapies by unveiling the first ever directory of NHS-endorsed digital... Read More →
GP Care Roles In Severe Mental Illness August 2017 Patients with severe mental illness (SMI) experience distress and disabilities in several aspects of life, and they have a higher risk of somatic co-morbidity. Both patients and their family members... Read More →
Mental health patients lack evidence that their rights have been explained June 2017 The regulator of health and adult social care is concerned that people across England are being detained under the Mental Health Act without their legal rights being discussed or explained to them,... Read More →
Guidance On Nominating A Consultee For Research Involving Adults Who Lack Capacity To Consent June 2017 Draft guidance has been published on how to identify an appropriate consultee for the purposes of section 32 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The guidance indicates how researchers should go about... Read More →
Problems with children’s and adolescents’ mental health services May 2017 In a report published on 5 November 2014, the Health Select Committee concludes that there are serious and deeply ingrained problems with the commissioning and provision of children’s and... Read More →
Controlling childbirth pain tied to lower depression risk April 2017 Controlling pain during childbirth and post delivery is linked to reduced risk of postpartum depression, says a perinatal psychiatrist, based on a new study. Read More →

Resources

People With Mental Health Problems Need Extra Cessation Support October 2017 According to a new report published by the Mental Health Foundation, government efforts are needed to ensure that people...
Best Practice In Managing Risk October 2017 This framework is a guide for mental health professionals working with service users to assess risk. It underpins risk...
Helping People Who Are Unable To Make Some Decisions For Themselves October 2017 This booklet is one of a series of six on the Mental Capacity Act published by the Mental Capacity Implementation Programme...
Guidance on medication and learning disability behavioural problems October 2017 The University of Birmingham, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and MENCAP, have published the first national guideline...
A positive start to healthier minds September 2017 The National Programme for Improving Mental Health and Well-being includes extensive sections on Early Years and Children &...
Website uses scientific testing to increase happiness September 2017 A professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, Martin Seligman, PhD, has developed a series of scientifically...
Mental Capacity Act Directory August 2017 The Social Care Institute for Excellence has published a new Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Directory, an online collection of...
Debt and Mental Health August 2017 One in three people with a serious mental health problem are in debt. A new booklet provides practical advice for health...
Medicines Management Is Everybody?s Business July 2017 A leaflet has been published which aims to empower service users and carers to ask relevant questions about medication and...
Improving emotional wellbeing in postnatal care April 2017 This report looks into the experiences of midwives, maternity support workers, student midwives and mothers around the...
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