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Developments in treatments for MS

Roche’s monoclonal antibody ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) has become the first medicine licensed for the treatment of primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS)...Read more

Adjunctive treatment fails to help Alzheimer’s disease

The 5-hydroxytryptamine-6 receptor antagonist idalopirdine did not improve cognition in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease when added to...Read more

Government consults on children’s mental health

The Government published proposals to improve mental health support for children and young people at the beginning of December 2017. Its Green Paper,...Read more

Consensus statement calls for better treatment for personality disorder

The mental health system ‘isn’t working as it needs to work’ for people diagnosed with personality disorder, according to a consensus statement from...Read more

Children’s mental health services good but variable, CQC says

'Too many children and young people have a poor experience of care and some are simply unable to access timely and appropriate support', the Care Quality...Read more

Featured Articles

Psychobiotics: bacterial hope for depression?
Increasing evidence links the microbiome’s composition with several psychiatric and neurological diseases, including autism, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis – Mark Greener here investigates. 
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Applying the apprenticeship model to psychiatry: an evaluation
Working within the ‘firm’, long the bedrock of medical student clinical education, has been in recent demise. This article assesses the success of an apprenticeship scheme piloted within a mental health setting for fourth year medical students. The results show that it was possible and indeed successful in terms of fulfilling the basic tenets of the apprenticeship model. 
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Pharmacological alternatives to antipsychotics to manage BPSD
Non-pharmacological management remains the initial approach for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). However, pharmacological management has a role in specific situations. Here, the authors examine the pharmacological management of elderly patients with dementia and challenging behaviour and aim to raise awareness of the risk of complications associated with first- and second-generation antipsychotic medications.
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