Spring 2014 journal

Our Spring 2014 journal is out now and it’s a treatments special focusing on medications and psychological therapies. Check out the journal for info on:

Exclusive interview: Professor Stephen Bazire

Professor Stephen Bazire, Consultant Pharmacist, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust talks to us about patient empowerment, how to choose a medication and the availability of talking therapies

Give people with a mental illness more support to stay in employment says report

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a new report claiming that mental health issues cost the UK around £70 billion every year, or roughly 4.5% of GDP, in lost productivity at work, benefit payments and health care expenditure. Better policies and practices by employers and the health system are needed to help people deal with mental health issues and get back to work, according to the OECD report.

RCGP pledges to make youth mental health a priority

Earlier this week the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) warned that there has been a rise in the number of young people with mental health problems since the recession – and that doctors are not being given the right training to identify and treat those problems.

Antidepressants are over-prescribed says study

Professor of Primary Medical Care at Liverpool University Chris Dowrick has said that up to half of patients receiving treatment for depression or anxiety have been misdiagnosed.