Monthly Archives: October 2017

Terms of Reference – Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983

Prof Sir Simon Wessely has been asked to chair  the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983, and is a former president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. When considering the functioning of the Mental Health Act 1983, the government … Continue reading

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World Mental Health Day 2017

During our adult lives, a large proportion of our time is spent at work. Our experience in the workplace is one of the factors determining our overall wellbeing. Employers and managers who put in place workplace initiatives to promote mental … Continue reading

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What happens if hospital managers make a discharge decision in error?

Hospital managers exercise the Power of Discharge under Section 23 Mental Health Act. On occasion this may well be counter to the view of the treating clinicians who may consider the managers erred in coming to that conclusion.A 2016 case … Continue reading

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Medication- common names- Series1

Sodium Valproate (mood stabilizer/anti-epileptic) : also called Valproate, Epilim, Depakote Quetiapine (antipsychotic) : also called Seroquel Risperidone (antipsychotic) : also called Risperdal Olanzapine (antipsychotic) : also called Zyprexa Mirtazapine (antidepressant) : also called Zispin Lithium (mood stabilizer) : also called … Continue reading

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