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Depression

13 results found for: depression

Erectile dysfunction

Many men experience erectile dysfunction, pharmacy teams can help with lifestyle interventions or licensed medicines.

Talking it over

The latest data from the NHS shows an increase in referrals to talking therapies, as well as a rise in recovery rates for people experiencing anxiety and depression. 

Only lonely on the inside

Loneliness in older age is often a reality but is by no means absolute and pharmacy teams can offer support.

Mental chains

Men are less likely than women to acknowledge mental health issues or seek help and support from others. 

A helping hand

Over half of all mental health conditions start before the age of 14. Pharmacies can help to signpost expert support.

Elderly care: Bridging the gap

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

Antidepressant prescribing on the rise

The prescribing rate of antidepressants is rising. But does this demonstrate an epidemic of misuse or a sign of good care?

Depression in adults

This CPD module provides an overview of depression in adults, including 'red flag signs' which require immediate referal. 

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

Clinical briefing: Depression

An Australian study shows that community pharmacists can effectively screen, assess risk and refer people with depression

Pill increases risk of depression

Hormonal contraceptives seem to increase the risk of depression, particularly among adolescents, according to JAMA Psychiatry

Antidepressants used in pregnancy linked to epilepsy

Mothers who take antidepressants during early pregnancy seem to give birth to children at increased risk of epilepsy

Update: Most antidepressants ineffective in young people

Antidepressants do not seem to offer a clear advantage for children and adolescents, according to the Lancet



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