Free antidepressants and prescription drugs to be reviewed

This week concerns have been raised over free antidepressants and pain killers. A leading charity has stated that the death rate from prescription drugs is rising and has called for free prescriptions in Wales to be reviewed. Clive Wolfendale, chief executive, of Cais, a charity which helps people with addiction and mental health issues spoke …

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The Antidepressant Era: Is England a nation on antidepressant meds?

This has been described as the antidepressant era. And you might well wonder if England is a nation on antidepressant meds. Well, the National institute for Health and Clinical excellence (NICE) have recommended that GP s should only prescribe antidepressant medication for severe cases of depression because it is not cost effective otherwise. Indeed, the …

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Botox as a depression treatment

When looking for a depression treatment you most likely don’t even consider Botox; that’s for lines and wrinkles, isn’t it? Well, Dermatologist Dr Eric Finzi has published a book arguing that how your face looks plays a role in how you feel. The connection between facial expression and emotion is not a new idea. Indeed …

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