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mental-health

Mythbuster: ‘Insomnia can only be cured by medication’

Psychiatric liaison nurse Fiona Brand on alternatives to medication for insomnia.

CPD: Depression in young people

Dr Jocelyn Catty talks through some key components of assessing depression in young people

Smoking can increase risk of depression and schizophrenia, study finds

CPD - Video module: Autism spectrum conditions

New mental health service will not routinely support nurses despite Matt Hancock claim

Health secretary Matt Hancock has incorrectly reassured nurses that a new mental health service will support all NHS staff.  

What to do when you are struggling with mental health problems

Advice on how to handle personal mental health difficulties as a nurse

CPD module: Working with substance misuse in the community

New PHE tool allows users to create a mental health action plan

A new online platform, Every Mind Matters, will allow people to create a personalised mental health action plan.

Antidepressants work 'by tackling anxiety symptoms rather than depression'

Benefits seen in the first few weeks of antidepressants seem to be related to a reduction in anxiety, rather than any impact on depression itself, a large trial based on routine GP care has found.

Caring for patients with dementia

Currently there is no cure for dementia, the focus of treatment is to slow the progression of the disease and enable the person with dementia to live well

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