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Psychosocial interventions to prevent relapse: a case study

01 September 2009

Mental Health Practice


A client with bipolar illness who did not want to be on long-term medication for his condition was offered psychosocial interventions to help prevent a relapse. The...

Reducing relapse in psychosis through medication management

01 June 2008

Mental Health Practice


The concept of relapse is a complex, multi-dimensional phenomenon that is not uniformly defined in the research literature (Simonelli 2005). It is, however, commonly...

Pharmacological management of alcohol dependence syndrome

01 September 2010

Mental Health Practice


The treatment of alcohol dependence syndrome (ADS) involves strategies to manage detoxification as well as strategies to promote recovery and relapse prevention....

Patients’ experiences of coping with nodal relapse of melanoma

08 July 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Aim To explore patients’ information and support needs when diagnosed with nodal relapse of melanoma, as well as their experiences of the changing nature of coping...

No harm done

04 October 2005

Nursing Standard


People who take a drug overdose or otherwise harm themselves do not always receive a good reception in A&E. But in Kent an awardwinning scheme is helping people to...

Ann’s perfect pitch

26 October 2010

Nursing Standard


When local teams would not offer her client a place, mental health nurse Ann Edwards set up her own. Now 90 players are reaping the benefits.

Building lives

12 March 2008

Nursing Standard

Clinical digest

Our series on expertise in nursing looks this week at a clinical nurse specialist in bipolar disorder.