MPharmS, consultant pharmacist, mental health services, at Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
As one of the most common paediatric psychiatric disorders, pharmacists and healthcare professionals need to be aware of the symptoms of depression and be able to assess children and young people who may be at risk.
Depression in adults: recognition and managementSubscription
Pharmacists and healthcare professionals should be able to recognise the symptoms of depression in people who use their services and direct them towards accessing treatment. This article examines how a diagnosis of depression is made, the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments available, specific considerations for different patient groups, self-management approaches, and the role of the pharmacy team in managing and supporting patients who have symptoms of depression.
Novel psychoactive substances: classification, pharmacology and toxicology (Book review)Subscription
Novel psychoactive substances: classification, pharmacology and toxicology’ By Paul I. Dargan, David M. Wood. Pp xiv+423. Price £60.99. San Diego: Elsevier: 2013. ISBN 978 0 12 415816 0
A solid overview of psychotropic drugsSubscription
Depression: clinical features and diagnosisSubscription