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Future plans to transform UK mental health care

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt yesterday announced new government plans to expand the mental health workforce and tackle the "historic imbalance" between...Read more

Sugar intake associated with depression in men

High sugar intake has been shown to result in a 23% increased risk of suffering a common mental disorder (CMD) in men, according to new research published in...Read more

US gets new treatments for Huntington’s disease and tardive dyskinesia

The US Food and Drug Administration has granted regulatory approval for deutetrabenazine for Huntington’s chorea and valbenazine to treat tardive...Read more

Benzodiazepines linked to pneumonia in people with Alzheimer’s disease

Benzodiazepines, but not Z-drug hypnotics, are associated with an increased risk of admission or death due to pneumonia in people with Alzheimer’s disease,...Read more

Artificial sweeteners linked to dementia and stroke

Soft drinks containing artificial sweeteners are associated with an increased risk of stroke or dementia, say US investigators, but they found no risk with...Read more

Featured Articles

Indecent exposure in chromosome 4q deletion syndrome
Chromosome 4q deletion syndrome is a rare genetic disorder associated with a number of conditions such as cardiac, craniofacial, digital, and cognitive impairment, although the rarity of this condition causes difficulty in establishing genotypephenotype correlations. The presented case is one of a 20 year old male with chromosome 4q deletion syndrome and a moderate learning disability. He was residing in an inpatient service following an increase in sexualised behaviours and reports of indecent exposure
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Patients’ experiences of and attitudes towards ECT
Since its introduction electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has received varied responses from the public and the media. Even though it is an effective treatment, its use has been restricted to very few serious psychiatric disorders. In this paper, Dr Guruvaiah and colleagues capture patients’ and their carers’ positive experience and attitude towards ECT following their treatment, which can act as reassurance for patients.
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Personality disorders in older adults: diagnosis and management
Personality disorder traits can be quite problematic in older adult patients and the effects of these traits can sometimes present as risks that the professionals working in this field must be confident in managing. It is therefore crucial that information around the presentation and management of these disorders in the older adult psychiatry patient cohort is available. Here, the authors summarise current knowledge regarding the assessment and management of personality disorders in the older adult population.
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