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  • Escitalopram could prevent interferon-associated depression Subscription

    23 AUG 2012 14:13

    Escitalopram can prevent patients with chronic hepatitis C developing depression when they start treatment with interferon alfa, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (2012;157:94).

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    Depression able to be treated in patients with Parkinson’s disease

    2 MAY 2012 15:36

    Patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who suffer from depression can be treated with paroxetine or extended-release venlafaxine without negative effects on their motor function, a recently published study suggests (Neurology 2012;78:1229).

  • Depressed man

    Depression appears treatable in patients with Parkinson’s

    12 APR 2012 12:13

    Paroxetine and modified-release venlafaxine improve depression in patients with Parkinson’s disease, according to a study published online in Neurology (11 April 2012).

  • Depression: clinical features and diagnosis Subscription

    1 JAN 2012 By Caroline Parker
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    A common condition, depression is about more than feeling sad. Patients usually experience ongoing depressed mood, lack of energy and loss of interest in activities they would normally find enjoyable 

  • Depression: management Subscription

    1 JAN 2012 By Caroline Parker

    Management of depression can include psychological therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, and use of antidepressants. The aim is to achieve remission of symptoms and full functional recovery 

  • NICE publishes quality standards for managing depression, diabetes and glaucoma

    4 APR 2011 13:40

    Three new quality standards — on depression, diabetes and glaucoma — have been published by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

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    How pharmacists can help patients during Depression Awareness Week Subscription

    31 MAR 2011 16:20

    Depression Awareness Week begins on 11 April 2011. In this article, Denise Taylor, John Donoghue and Stephen Bleakley call on pharmacists to think about what they might do to help ensure its success

  • Depression

    29 MAR 2011

    Pharmacists should support the upcoming Depression Awareness Week (11–17 April 2011) From Dr D Taylor, PhD, MRPharmS, Mr S Bleakley, MRPharmS, and Mr J Donoghue, MRPharmSSee also by the same authors

  • How to screen people for possible depression Subscription

    Depression is a complex illness that can be difficult to identify and diagnose.

  • Depression guidance webcasts

    8 DEC 2010 17:41

    eGuidelines is hosting three webcasts on implementing the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance on depression.The webcasts cover changes to the guidance and the evidence to justify prescribing changes as well as the positioning of products from the NICE evaluation.

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