Dual diagnosis guidance: money talks when it comes to drugs, alcohol and mental illness

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Ian Hamilton shares his thoughts on the new PHE dual diagnosis guidance: Better care for people with co-occurring mental health and alcohol/drug use conditions.

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NICE guidelines: mental health problems in people with learning disabilities


Rachel Allan and Tom Crossland present the recent NICE guidance on mental health problems in people with learning disabilities, and comment on how useful these new recommendations are for people with learning disabilities and their care givers.

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New NICE guidance on dual diagnosis: sterile or infectious?


Ian Hamilton and Mark Holland appraise new NICE guidance on dual diagnosis. Their blog highlights the ongoing inequity in service provision for people with serious mental illness and comorbid substance misuse.

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What is the evidence for evidence-based guidelines?


Andrew Shepherd returns to the woodland with a blog about the evidence-practice gap in specialist mental healthcare; highlighting a recent systematic review and meta-analysis of guideline implementation studies.

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Evidence-based guidelines for treating bipolar disorder


Joseph Hayes summarises the recent British Association for Psychopharmacology guidelines for the treatment of bipolar disorder, and compares their recommendations with those found in the NICE bipolar disorder guidance from 2014.

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New alcohol guidelines: what you need to know


Olivia Maynard takes a sober look at the new Department of Health alcohol guidelines, which say it’s safest for both men and women to not regularly drink more than 14 units of alcohol per week.

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Is the NICE guideline for bipolar disorder biased in favour of psychosocial interventions?


Guy Goodwin reviews a new paper in the Lancet Psychiatry by Jauhar, McKenna and Laws, that calls into question the trustworthiness of the NICE bipolar disorder guidance.

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New NICE Guideline on social care support for older people with multiple long-term conditions


Sarah Carr takes a look at a new NICE Guideline on person-centred, integrated social care support for older people with multiple long-term conditions.

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Guidance on management of dental patients taking anticoagulants or antiplatelet drugs

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This new guidance from the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) provides recommendations for dental patients taking anticoagulants or antiplatelet drugs

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