Explore England’s drug prescription data

The prescribing of psychiatric drugs touches on a range of key issues when it comes to discussing a new vision for mental health. Such prescriptions are running at massive and ever-increasing levels. To give just one small example, a July…
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Social Isolation Predicts Frequent Attendance in Primary Care

Currently, mental health services in the UK are mostly accessed through General Practitioners (GPs), by means of a GP-conducted first assessment of the patient’s mental health. This gives particular relevance to a study reported in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine , the abstract of which…
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People with learning disabilities over-prescribed psychiatric drugs

A study by Public Health England (July, 2015) found that people with learning disabilities are regularly prescribed psychiatric drugs without a recorded diagnosis. The report’s Executive Summary referred to a prior UK government report – Transforming Care – and noted the…
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