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Call to drop suicide warnings on SSRIs in under 18s

Call to drop suicide warnings on SSRIs in under 18s

It’s time to rethink warnings against prescribing SSRIs for children and teens with depression say UK researchers, after their study found no rise in suicidal thoughts and behaviour among young…

Dementia screening offers only overdiagnosis

Dementia screening offers only overdiagnosis

A political push for dementia screening will help no one except the pharma companies selling dud disease-modifying drugs, Australian and UK experts have warned.

Depression criteria biased towards women

Depression criteria biased towards women

Men may have depression just as often as women, but are under diagnosed because doctors put too much stock in the “traditional” symptoms of depression, US researchers say.

ECT deemed safe for pregnant women

ECT deemed safe for pregnant women

Electroconvulsive therapy can be used safely during pregnancy, according to the latest version of the psychotropic Therapeutics Guidelines.

Stubbing out ciggies lower readmissions

Stubbing out ciggies lower readmissions

Psychiatric patients who quit smoking are less likely to be readmitted to hospital, US research suggests.

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Forced alcohol rehab a 'success': NT

Forced alcohol rehab a 'success': NT

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A 50-year-old man from a remote Aboriginal community, who had been taken into protective custody 81 times in the past year, has been successfully treated through mandatory alcohol rehabilitation, the…

Call to overhaul mental health scheduling laws

Call to overhaul mental health scheduling laws

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Mental health laws need to be amended to allow doctors to take account of the danger mentally ill patients present to their families and friends when deciding whether to schedule them or not, a…

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