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Better physical health support for people with mental health conditions

Fifty UK charities and health organisations have joined forces to promote their Charter for Equal Health through a new initiative, Equally Well UK...Read more

Community pharmacists to promote wellbeing

NICE has published a guideline setting out how community pharmacists can help to improve health and wellbeing in the community. Guideline NG102 recommends...Read more

Fewer suicides among UK men

The rate of registered suicides among men in the UK in 2017 was the lowest since the current monitoring programme began in 1981, Government data show...Read more

Diabetes, glucose control and dementia risk

Moderately poor glucose control is associated with an increased risk of developing dementia compared with target or near-target control among people with type...Read more

Managing ADHD in children with epilepsy

The International League Against Epilepsy has published a consensus statement on the screening, diagnosis, and management of attention deficit hyperactivity...Read more

Featured Articles

Primary hyperparathyroidism and neuropsychiatric symptoms
The psychiatric and metabolic symptoms associated with hyperparathyroidism are complex and the correlation between symptom severity and degree of hypercalcaemia is poor. Here, the authors explore such a case of hypercalcaemia and primary hyperparathyroidism which required psychotropic medication and a plan for surgical treatment in the longer term.
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Confusion-inducing drugs in a memory assessment service: an audit
A commonly encountered problem within memory services is the identification of medications that cause cognitive side-effects. Here, the authors report on the findings of a clinical audit used to evaluate practice of medical staff against National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on the ‘assessment and diagnosis of dementia’. 
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Functional cognitive disorders: memory clinic study
‘Functional cognitive disorders’ (FCD) is a terminology suggested to denote patients who present with memory complaints but in whom no underlying cognitive disorder is found. Rather than a diagnosis of exclusion, FCD may be positively identified on the basis of typical symptom profiles. Dr Bharambe and Dr Larner examine their data from a dedicated memory clinic, in which historically >50% of patients have not received a diagnosis of either dementia or mild cognitive impairment.
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