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Antidepressant discontinuation syndromes: A review of presentation and management

01 February 2000

Mental Health Practice


Any healthcare professional involved in looking after patients taking antidepressant medication should be aware of the existence of antidepressant discontinuation...

Training as treatment

09 February 2010

Nursing Standard


There is a growing belief that exercise can be beneficial for people with depression. Yet exercise on prescription is often not available

Drugs or no drugs?

21 February 2006

Nursing Standard

Cover stories

Guidelines for the treatment and management of depression in primary and secondary care have been available for more than a year. Yet anecdotal evidence suggests...

Too much of a good thing? Diagnosis and management of patients with serotonin syndrome

14 December 2021

Emergency Nurse

service improvement

Serotonin syndrome is a rare but potentially life-threatening condition caused by excess serotonin in the central and peripheral nervous systems. Patients with...

Reviewing the physiology, pharmacology and therapeutic uses of ketamine

23 August 2021

Nursing Standard


Ketamine is a synthetic drug with unique properties which started to be used therapeutically in humans in the 1970s and is now widely used in all fields of nursing....