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Mental Health

In these pages are collected the stories from Bandolier relating to mental health problems. In due course these will be supplemented by additional material, as resources become available through sponsorship or other means.

Bipolar disorder

Antidepressants for bipolar depression


Depression - remission, relapse, and getting a grip Assessing relative efficacy of antidepressants Antidepressant drug adherence Cognitive therapy for depression Depression: equal on average does not mean equal for everyone Drug treatment of childhood depression Finding depression in primary care Improving depression management in primary care Lithium and hypothyroidism Lithium augmentation for treatment-resistant depression St John's wort for depression


Antipsychotics and sudden cardiac death Treatment adherence in psychosis


Evening primrose oil and fish oil for schizophrenia Family treatment for schizophrenia Prevalence of schizophrenic disorders Suicide and schizophrenia 1 Schizophrenia and suicide 2

Management issues

Creating a 24-hour mental health service Counselling in primary care Discontinuation rates with newer antidepressants Practice-based mental health practitioner Preventing suicide

Other stuff

Cannabis and mental illness Compulsive buying Benzodiazepine use associated with higher rate of car accidents Cognitive therapy and panic disorder Cost-effectiveness of treatments for major depression in children Isotretinoin for acne and suicide Obsessive compulsive disorder On being sane in insane places Psychotherapy and antidepressant for panic disorder Reducing unnecessary benzodiazepine use Suicide and psychiatric hospital admission Tackling dual diagnosis: getting the balance right Yoga for epilepsy