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World Health Day: depression

depression mental illness woman looking out to sea

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.


Action of serotonin reuptake inhibitors

Depression in adults: recognition and managementSubscription

5 APR 2017By ,

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.


Ultrasound image of a fetus in the womb

Propensity for depression programmed during fetal developmentSubscription

23 DEC 2016

Despite its high prevalence, relatively little is known about the mechanisms of depressive disease.

Young woman talks to pharmacist while holding emergency hormonal contraception blisters

Emergency hormonal contraception should be on general sale in the UK, charity urges

30 NOV 2016By

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.


John Mowat, multi-site pharmacy manager for LloydsPharmacy and lead pharmacist based in the Carleton Clinic, a mental health hospital in Carlisle

My life as a mental health pharmacist in a specialist hospital

13 MAR 2017By

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.

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