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Useful Links for Patients & Carers

Bipolar Disorder Research Network

Bipolar Disorder Research Network

Bipolar Disorder Research Network (BDRN) is the largest network of individuals with bipolar disorder and related mood disorders in the world.

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MQ: Transforming Mental Health Through Research

MQ: Transforming Mental Health Through Research

Our vision is simple: to create a world where mental illness is understood, effectively treated, and ultimately prevented. With the help of our supporters and a global network of leading scientists we can make this a reality.

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Carers UK

Carers UK

Caring will affect us all at some point in our lives. We'll be here for you when that happens. With your help, we can be there for the 6,000 people who start looking after someone each day.

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NTW Trust Self Help Leaflets

NTW Trust Self Help Leaflets

NTW Trust has put together a range of self help guides. You may find the ones about depression and low mood, anxiety, and sleep problems particularly helpful.

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Royal College of Psychiatrists

Royal College of Psychiatrists

The Royal College of Psychiatrists have put together a range of leaflets for many mental health problems, including bipolar and depression.


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Mind

Mind

Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

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Information for Patients & Carers

Multiple-therapy-resistant major depressive disorder: A clinically important concept (by Professor Hamish McAllister Williams)

Multiple-therapy-resistant major depressive disorder: A clinically important concept (by Professor Hamish McAllister Williams)

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

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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Drugs of potential misuse for the treatment of depression and other psychiatric disorders - Part 1 (by Jane Eastham)

Drugs of potential misuse for the treatment of depression and other psychiatric disorders - Part 1 (by Jane Eastham)

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) affects 350 million individuals world‐wide. While antidepressants can be very effective for many people, as many as a third remain unwell after several adequate trials of antidepressants...

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Drugs of potential misuse for the treatment of depression and other psychiatric disorders - Part 2 (by Jane Eastham)

Drugs of potential misuse for the treatment of depression and other psychiatric disorders - Part 2 (by Jane Eastham)

Psychedelics are believed to exert their effect via serotonin receptors called 5‐HT1A/2A. Common effects reported include alterations of sensory perception, ego loss, an increased awareness of the present...

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Non pharmacological treatments for difficult to treat depression (by Jane Eastham)

Non pharmacological treatments for difficult to treat depression (by Jane Eastham)

ECT was first introduced to treat depression in 1938. The stigma attached to ECT is based on early treatments when the patients were awake when relatively high doses of electricity were administered...

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Exercise: Depression and neurogenesis (by Jane Eastham)

Exercise: Depression and neurogenesis (by Jane Eastham)

The effects of exercise are multiple and varied and include the ability to alleviate depressive symptoms and to enhance the production of new neurons (neurogenesis)...

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The possible links between neurogenesis, stress, and depression (by Jane Eastham)

The possible links between neurogenesis, stress, and depression (by Jane Eastham)

The hypothalamic‐pituitary‐adrenal axis is part of the neuroendocrine system and has been shown to be a critical regulator of the stress response...

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Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)

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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