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Antidepressants

Explains what antidepressants are used for, how the medication works, possible side effects and information about withdrawal.

Antidepressants A-Z

List of all antidepressants currently available in the UK, with links to detailed information about potential drug interactions, side effects and withdrawal effects for each individual drug.

Antipsychotics

Explains what antipsychotics are used for, how the medication works, possible side effects and information about withdrawal.

Arts therapies

Explains what arts therapies are, what they are for, what happens during therapy and how to find a therapist.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

Explains what cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is, what it is for, what happens during therapy and how to find a therapist.

Complementary and alternative therapy

Explains what complementary and alternative therapies are, how they are used, and how to find a therapist.

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)

Explains what dialectical behaviour therapy is, what it is for, what happens during therapy and how to find a therapist.

Drugs - street drugs

Explains the mental health effects of street drugs, what might happen if you use street drugs and also have a mental health problem, and suggestions for where you might find support.

Ecotherapy

An introduction to ecotherapy, a range of nature-based programmes that can support your wellbeing. Includes guidance on finding ecotherapy programmes near you, and how you can do it by yourself.

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

Explains what electroconvulsive therapy is, what it is for and what happens during the treatment.

Lithium and other mood stabilisers

Explains what mood stabilising drugs are, what they're used for, possible side effects and information about withdrawal.

Medication - general

Explains what psychiatric drugs are, what to know before taking them, and information on side effects and coming off medication.

Medication - stopping or coming off

Explains issues faced when coming off medication, how to approach it, techniques for gradual reduction, possible withdrawal symptoms and how to tell the difference between withdrawal and relapse.

Medication A-Z

List of all psychiatric drugs currently available in the UK, with links to the relevant Mind information.

Mindfulness

Provides information on mindfulness, how to practice it and how it can help with mental health problems.

Neurosurgery for mental disorder (NMD)

Explains what NMD is, what the operation is like, possible side effects and alternative surgical treatments. Also covers the law around consent to treatment by NMD.

Sleeping pills and minor tranquillisers

Explains what sleeping pills and minor tranquillisers are used for, how the medication works, possible side effects and information about withdrawal.

St John's Wort

This information explains what St John's wort is used for, how it works, possible side effects and interactions with other medicines.

Talking treatments

Explains what talking treatments are used for, what happens during therapy and how to find a therapist.

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