Medication for mental health: Oral health impacts

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This review of the side effects of medications prescribed for the management of mental health highlights their potential impact on oral health. The commonest problems being xerostomia.

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The future of mental health care: time for a social perspective?

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#UCLJournalClub students worked collaboratively on this blog, which summarises a recent personal view in The Lancet Psychiatry about possible scenarios for the future of mental health care.

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Service user involvement in mental health care planning

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Alison Faulkner writes her debut Mental Elf blog about a new qualitative study, which explores how meaningful service user involvement can be integrated into the mental health care planning process.

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Every commissioner should address ethnic inequalities in mental health says panel of experts

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Anyone can suffer from mental illness, but current mental health services may not be appropriate for the whole population. People from black and minority ethnic groups may have different requirements, and this guide aims to help commissioners reduce inequalities by procuring good health care for all. This guidance has been produced by the Joint Commissioning [read the full story…]