Posts Tagged ‘psychiatry’

Connor Sparrowhawk death: former NHS clinician admits string of failings

A consultant psychiatrist has admitted a string of failings over the death of a vulnerable teenager who drowned in a bath at an NHS care unit. Connor Sp...

Psychiatry: Lithium in the drinking water may prevent suicide

Researchers in Scotland are set to test whether areas with higher naturally occurring levels of lithium in drinking water supplies are associated with lo...

Mental health: balancing community and hospital

Many years ago when I was a fresh-faced medical student I did a six month psychiatry attachment. This included a four week residential stay at Claybury Hos...

Psychiatry: 2008 economic crisis could be to blame for excess suicides

The 2008 global economic crisis could be to blame for the increase in suicide rates in European and American countries, particularly among males and in cou...

Psychiatry needs an anti-stigma campaign

The general public and medical students have fundamental misconceptions about the training and role of psychiatrists, according to research. Res...

Psychiatrists urge halt to ‘ageless’ mental health services

The Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) is calling for a halt in the development of ‘ageless’ mental health services. Writing in leading medical ...

Psychiatry: Study finds late-life depression associated with increased risk for dementia

Late-life depression is associated with an increased risk for all-cause dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and, most predominantly, vascular dementia, accordi...

RCPsych reinvests exam surplus in trainees

In March 2012 the Royal College of Psychiatrists announced that it had made a significant  surplus on examination fees over the past three years. The Roya...

Psychiatry: Psychiatric drugs ‘as effective as other drugs’ research reveals

Psychiatric drugs are as effective as drugs used to treat many physical health problems, according to a major review. Researchers from the Technische Un...

Psychiatry: Having an abortion does not increase mental health issues

The world’s largest, most comprehensive and systematic review into the mental health outcomes of induced abortion has been published by the Academy of Me...

Shortage of psychiatric beds is harming care

A lack of psychiatric beds is adversely affecting patient care, a professor of psychiatry has claimed. Peter Tyrer, Professor of Community Psychiatry at I...