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Drugs and treatments

Antidepressants

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

Antidepressants A-Z

Lists each drug by name and provides more information on it.

Antipsychotics

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

Antipsychotics A-Z

Lists each drug by name and provides more information on it.

Arts and creative therapies

Explains what arts and creative therapies are, the different types and how to access them.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

Explains what CBT is, what it treats and how to find a therapist. Also includes guidance on how to try CBT by yourself.

Complementary and alternative therapies

Explains what complementary and alternative therapies are, what they treat, how they are regulated, and how you can access them.

Deep brain stimulation (DBS)

Explains what deep brain stimulation (DBS) is, how it works, what are the side effects, and what to think about before having the treatment. 

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)

Explains what dialectical behaviour therapy is, who it can help, what happens during therapy and how to access it.

Ecotherapy

Explains what ecotherapy is, the different types, and how to get involved in a programme.

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

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

Herbal remedies

Explains what herbal remedies are, what they're used for and how they're licensed.

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 how to come off medication safely, what you need to do before you start, and how to manage withdrawal symptoms.

Mindfulness

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

Neurosurgery for mental disorder (NMD)

Explains what neurosurgery for mental disorder (NMD) is, how it works, what it can treat and whether it can be performed without your consent.

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.

Sleeping pills and minor tranquillisers A-Z

Lists each drug by name and provides more information on it.

St John's wort

Explains what St John's wort is, what it's used for and what side effects and interactions there are.

Talking therapy and counselling

Explains what talking therapies are, what happens during therapy, how to get the most from therapy and how to find a therapist.

Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)

Explains what vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is, how it works, what are the side effects, and what to think about before having the treatment. 

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