Non-medical use of prescription drugs #NonMedicalDrugs


Ian Hamilton and Julia Buxton from the University of York preview the #NonMedicalDrugs event that will take place in York on Friday 16th March 2018.

The meeting will bring together people who can offer personal and professional insights of the extent of the issue and how we can support people who develop problems.

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Off-label antidepressants: limited evidence to support their use


John Baker reports on Canadian study looking at prescriptions of off-label antidepressants in primary care, which concludes that when antidepressants were used outside of their licence, there was usually not strong evidence supporting the respective indication.

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Psychotropic medication: finding ways forward for adults with intellectual disabilities #RSMpsychotropics


Rory Sheehan and Angela Hassiotis discuss how to optimise psychotropic medication for people with intellectual disabilities; the theme of their #RSMpsychotropics conference taking place in London today.

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Focus on the person, not the problem #CORCforum


André Tomlin considers a new article about high integrity mental health services for children, which calls for mental health and wellbeing support to draw on self, families, school and community resources.

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