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Schizophrenia: Diagnosis and an introduction to interventions

01 April 2001

Mental Health Practice


There can never be one generic approach to schizophrenia as there are too many variables. In the last decade, there have been major changes in treatment options and...

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Nature, assessment and treatment

01 October 2000

Mental Health Practice


Aims and intended learning outcomes This article discusses the characteristics of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), its assessment and treatment. After reading this...

Health Anxiety (Hypochondriasis; Illness Phobia): Nature, assessment and treatment

01 May 2001

Mental Health Practice


Health anxiety is characterised by an abnormal preoccupation with health and leads to a wide range of cognitive, behavioural and affective symptoms. The condition...

Advising patients not to drive while mentally unwell: an additional challenge for the crisis resolution worker

20 March 2019

Mental Health Practice

evidence and practice

Modern life is dependent on transport systems, which raises a number of challenges for mental health crisis resolution and home treatment (CRHT) workers. The primary...

Understanding loneliness and its relationship with mental health issues

11 January 2022

Mental Health Practice


The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has brought loneliness and related issues to the forefront of public awareness. Most people will have experienced...

Recognising and treating psychological issues in people with diabetes mellitus

10 May 2021

Nursing Standard


Diabetes mellitus is a long-term condition that can lead to complications such as diabetic ketoacidosis, retinopathy and cardiovascular disease as a result of...

Mental health issues in children: exploring primary school teachers’ experiences, knowledge and training needs

27 April 2021

Mental Health Practice

primary school children

Background Mental health disorders often begin in childhood and children spend a substantial amount of time in school. Adequately trained schoolteachers therefore...