Friday 7 April marks the World Health Organization's (WHO) World Health Day, and this year's focus is depression. More than 300 million people live with the condition, and WHO encourages more people to seek help for their depression – the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. Read The Pharmaceutical Journal's special report on depression and improve your support for patients with this mental health condition.
Depression in adults: recognition and managementSubscription
Pharmacists and healthcare professionals should be able to recognise the symptoms of depression in people who use their services and direct them towards accessing treatment.
Despite its high prevalence, relatively little is known about the mechanisms of depressive disease.
Emergency hormonal contraception should be available to buy from non-pharmacy retail outlets in the UK, urges the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, a reproductive health services charity.
As a multi-site pharmacy manager for LloydsPharmacy and lead pharmacist based in the Carleton Clinic, a mental health hospital in Carlisle, John Mowat talks about his career and role in providing the medication supply service for Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust.