Articles and publications of interest

Below are a series of articles and publications around mood disorders and their treatments.

International Consensus statement on how to manage "difficult to Treat Depression" Published

There are many effective treatments for depression, unfortunately a proportion of patients don't respond to two or more of these. This has previously been described as "treatment resistant depression". A group of experts have published a paper arguing for the term "Difficult to treat depression".

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Multiple-therapy-resistant major depressive disorder: A clinically important concept

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is also known as depression. It is a mental disorder characterised episodes of low mood lasting at least two weeks...

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Sleep Better

Researcher and sleep science coach Tom Middleton has released a CD called ‘Sleep Better’ to assist sleep. This remarkable CD is the world’s first ever collection of soundscapes researched and designed by a sleep specialist...

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Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)

An article about VNS published in The Guardian newspaper on 2nd October 2017 in which Professor McAllister-Williams from NCMD was quoted

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VNS for Difficult to Treat Depression

CNTW RADS published world's first criteria for use of VNS for difficult to treat depression. This is a neurostimulatory treatment which may treat depression, requiring minor surgery to implant a small device. This paper describes criteria used by RADS to decide when VNS may be appropriate.

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