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Clozapine-induced constipation: a service evaluation

17 October 2019

Mental Health Practice

evidence and practice

Background Clozapine is an atypical antipsychotic drug successfully used in the treatment of psychotic disorders. However, it is associated with life-threatening...

Living with schizophrenia and atypical medication

10 February 2016

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Background There is no available evidence providing detailed and valid accounts of how people with schizophrenia construct meaning in their lives. Aim To explore the...

Not enough said

26 January 2010

Nursing Standard

General article

Although the hormonal effects of antipsychotics are well known to healthcare professionals, they are not always discussed with women.

Prescribing of psychotropic medicines: the role of learning disability nurses

26 September 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

NHS England has committed to reduce the amount of psychotropic medicines being prescribed for people with learning disabilities. Studies suggest the numbers of...

Reviewing depot injection efficacy in the treatment of schizophrenia

13 April 2016

Nursing Standard

CPD

Schizophrenia is a severe and enduring mental health disorder. Treatment includes antipsychotic medication and psychological interventions. Medication can be...