Mental Health

46 results found for: Mental health

Elderly care: Bridging the gap

There is a clear opportunity for community pharmacists and their teams to lead best practice

Help, not harm: spotting the perils of self-harm

Would you recognise the signs if a young person were self-harming? And if you did, would you know what to do next?

APPG: Ministers need to say what they want from pharmacy

“It is for ministers to set out a vision of the role community pharmacy will play in the future," the APPG says

Fall in people using drugs and alcohol services causes concern

There were 268,390 adults in contact with drug and alcohol services in England in 2017-18 - four per cent less than the previous year

Hypoglycaemia: especially dangerous in dementia

Severe hypoglycaemia is more deadly in people with diabetes and dementia than in those with diabetes alone, according to research presented in Berlin recently

Mental health is our ”defining challenge” says Hancock

On World Mental Health Day 2018, health secretary Matt Hancock described mental health as the “defining challenge of our age” and acknowledged the issue has not been adequately resourced to date

Osteoporosis linked to dementia risk

Osteoporosis is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to German research published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Age UK warns of loneliness crisis in over-50s

The charity predicts that unless this issue is tackled, the number of people aged 50 and over who are often lonely will have increased by 49 per cent between 2015-16 and 2025-26

Depression increases VTE risk, study suggests

Depression and antidepressants may increase the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), according to a metaanalysis that included eight observational studies involving 960,113 people

Cannabis moves to the medical mainstream

It seems that well over 2,000 years after a Gushi shaman was buried with his stash, cannabis and cannabinoids are set to move into the medical mainstream.

Exercise improves mood – but ‘more isn’t always better’, says study

A major US study points to a clear association between regular exercise and a reduction in poor mental health – but suggests that ‘more exercise is not always better’

Withdrawal symptoms as well as addiction common with ADs

‘Withdrawal’ symptoms and ‘addiction’ are commonly reported by people taking antidepressants, according to an online survey study of 1,829 patients in New Zealand

New law introduced to protect vulnerable people in care

New legislation was introduced into the House of Lords on July 3 to protect the rights of people who do not have the mental capacity to make decisions about their care

Dementia risk now included in NHS Health Check

Adding the dementia element will enable healthcare professionals to talk to patients about how they can reduce their dementia risk

Sleep problems & stress

The frenetic pace of life today can take its toll, resulting in mood disorders, poor sleep and ill health. How can pharmacists help?

CCA launches valproate audit for pharmacy teams

The trade body represents large pharmacy multiples but encourages all community pharmacies to participate due to the seriousness of the issue

Watching briefs: Sleep problems & stress

Phenergan Night Time and the Puressentiel range of natural products are key brands in the sleeplessness and stress fixture

RPS calls for bigger role for pharmacists in mental health

The RPS in England wants pharmacists to be integrated into services providing care for people with mental health problems

RPS England board member breaks rank to oppose ‘weak’ cuts stance

Board member Sultan ‘Sid’ Dajani has ‘broken rank’ to attack what he describes as the Society’s ‘weakness’ in addressing community pharmacy funding cuts

Invest in pharmacists to improve access to medicines, FIP urges

A new report argues that pharmacists can tackle supply chain inefficiencies that leave people in many countries without access to basic life-saving medicines

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