Antidepressant drug prescriptions have doubled in a decade

  • July 6th, 2016
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Official figures show the number of antidepressant drug prescriptions given to patients in England has doubled in a decade. Figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre show that in 2015 there were 61 million antidepressant drugs prescribed and dispensed in England. This figure is up from 57.1 million in 2014 and 29.4 million […]

Treating depression through blood testing

  • June 14th, 2016
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Scientists in the UK have developed a blood test to help doctors pick the best drug for patients with depression. Doctors sometimes use a trial-and-error approach when selecting the right course of treatment for depression, until finding the most effective one. The experts involved believe the breakthrough could lead to depressed patients receiving personalised treatments […]

Our psychiatry team has raised over £1,000 for Mind!

  • December 10th, 2015
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Inspired by the psychiatrists they work with, our Psychiatry desk decided to fundraise for the mental health charity Mind recently – by running 5K wearing Santa outfits! Undeterred by the wind and the rain, our intrepid team completed the course in good time – all the team finished within 35 minutes – and so far […]