Tag Archives: Psychosis

Schizophrenia: a Possible Dementia Risk Factor (Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment)

Summary A meta-analysis of earlier studies suggests that schizophrenia is associated with a significantly higher risk of developing dementia. Full Text Link Reference Cai, L. [and] Huang, J. (2018). Schizophrenia and risk of dementia: a meta-analysis study. Neuropsychiatric Disease and … Continue reading

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Raising Awareness of Mental Health in Older People (Age UK / NHS England / MHF / JGCR)

Summary Age UK has reported the results of a YouGov survey which indicates that half of older adults (those aged 55 and older) have experienced mental health problems. Of this population group, 7.7 million people are estimated to have experienced … Continue reading

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Mental Health: Still the Cinderella Services of the NHS? (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary An extra £1 billion of extra funding is to be committed to improving mental health services in England by 2020. Full Text Link Reference Triggle, N. (2016). Mental health care ‘is ruining lives’. [Subsequently re-titled as “Nation must focus … Continue reading

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Almost £1 Billion Funding for Mental Health Treatments (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary David Cameron recently announced an “assault on poverty”, which will include various reforms including improvements to mental health services, mentoring schemes and better housing. Mental health services-related plans see increases in funding for specialist pre- and post-natal care for … Continue reading

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Maudsley Older Adults and Dementia Care Pathways (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust)

Summary The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust’s Mental Health of Older Adults and Dementia Clinical Academic Group (MHOAD CAG) have developed care pathways to guide readers about treatments for mental health conditions including anxiety, dementia, depression, personality disorder … Continue reading

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Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Cognition in Patients with a Recent Diagnosis of Parkinson Disease (BBC News / Neurology)

Summary People with newly diagnosed Parkinson’s Disease appear to be twice as likely to suffer from depression and anxiety than the general population. Depression in Parkinson’s patients appears to remain under-recognised and often untreated. Full Text Link Reference Depression ‘more … Continue reading

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Pimavanserin for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis (NHS Choices / Lancet)

Summary Parkinson’s Disease psychosis is a common side-effect in Parkinson’s Disease patients, involving hallucinations and delusions (irrational beliefs). Roughly a half of people with Parkinson’s disease may show psychotic symptoms eventually. Recent research assessed safety and efficacy of a new … Continue reading

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