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Antidepressants

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

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 behaviour therapy

Explains what Cognitive Behaviour 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

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

Drugs - medicines

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

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.

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 used for, how they work, possible side effects and information about withdrawal.

Medication

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

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.

Neurosurgery

This information explains what neurosurgery is, when it is used, what its affects are, and the availability and success of the treatment.

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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