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A revision of the 2000 British Association for Psychopharmacology evidence-based guidelines for treating depressive disorders with antidepressants was undertaken to incorporate new evidence and to update the recommendations where appropriate. A consensus meeting involving experts in depressive disorders and their management was held in May 2006. Key areas(More)
OBJECTIVE To conduct a systematic review of studies investigating the validity of administrative registers for use in psychiatric research. METHOD Studies were identified using MEDLINE (1966-2004) and EMBASE (1980-2004) databases using keywords 'validity' or 'reliability' combined with 'register' or 'database$'. Studies reviewed by two raters blind to(More)
There is overwhelming evidence that the physical health needs of those with serious mental illness have been neglected by health service professionals. Mental health nurses (MHNs) could play a key role in meeting these needs particularly during hospital admissions, yet they are uncertain about their role, have variable levels of confidence and lack(More)
A new Swedish study by Reis & Källén describes approximately 15,000 women (and their babies) that, between 1995 and 2007, reported the use of antidepressants, or were prescribed such drugs, during pregnancy. In this study, pregnancy and teratogenic outcomes after exposure to tricyclic antidepressants are, for most measures, equal or worse than after(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity has been associated with increased risk of antenatal depression, but little is known about this relationship. This study tested whether socio-economic status (SES) influences the relationship between obesity and antenatal depression. METHODS Data were taken from the Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints (SCOPE) cohort. BMI was calculated(More)
We discuss clinical issues associated with parenting in mothers with severe mental illness, in particular the safety of parenting and risk to infants. We also examine some of the implications for a young child of having as primary carer a mother who suffers from a chronic and severe mental illness. Types of clinical presentation, and assessment and(More)
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