NPC Archive Item: NICE issues guidance on ADHD

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. NICE Guidance on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Clinical Guideline No.72. September 2008 NICE has issued guidance on the diagnosis and management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children […]

NPC Archive Item: National Dementia Strategy to consider antipsychotic use

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. A Department of Health review is being conducted as part of the National Dementia Strategy to investigate and suggest actions to reduce the inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotics to people […]

NPC Archive Item: Patients’ experience and perception of using hypnotics.

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. Siriwardena A N, Qureshi M Z, Dyas J V et al. Magic Bullets for insomnia? Patients’ use and experiences of newer (Z drugs) versus older (benzodiazepine) hypnotics for sleep […]

NPC Archive Item: Medicines Management Self Assessment Toolkit – Mental Health

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. The toolkit, which was introduced in April and prepared by the National Institute for Mental Health in England (NIMHE), is designed to help Mental Health Trusts (MHTs) to review […]

NPC Archive Item: NPC Podcast – 26th February 2008

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. Antidepressants – Questions around benefits in non-severe depression / evidence of publication bias [podcast]http://www.npc.nhs.uk/podcast/NPCiPodcast_26thFeb08.mp3[/podcast] Subscribe to the NPC podcast via the iTunes store Subscribe to the NPC podcast via […]

NPC Archive Item: Publication bias in studies of antidepressants?

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. Turner EH, et al, Selective publication of antidepressant trials and its influence on apparent efficacy. New Engl J Med 2008;358:252-260 What is the background to this? It is important […]

NPC Archive Item: Aripiprazole versus conventional (typical) antipsychotics for schizophrenia

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. Bhattacharjee J, El-Sayeh HGG. Aripiprazole versus typicals for schizophrenia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD006617. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006617.pub2 What is the background to this? – […]