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depression


Pharmacists and other health professionals provide a crucial role in supporting people who are struggling with mental illness or at risk of suicide Lauren* struggled in secret for years with …

How can pharmacists identify and support people who may be thinking about suicide? Pharmacists are “primely positioned” to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide and provide pathways …

PSS responds to a young female pharmacist’s account of being sexually harassed by a colleague while she was an intern (warning: this article may trigger distress for some readers) A …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Antidepressants plus benzodiazepines for adults with major depression A Cochrane review has concluded combined antidepressant plus benzodiazepine therapy is …

Louis Roller lists 10 pharmacist counselling points for people with depression “If there be a hell on earth, it is to be found in a melancholy man’s heart.” —Robert Burton, …

A new campaign by Lung Foundation Australia is asking for a fair go for all lung cancer patients, highlighting the stigma they can face More than a third (35%) of …

Today is World Mental Health Day… These statistics reveal how Aussies experience mental health World Mental Health Day – 10 October – is a day for global mental health education, …

What do you know about the link between depression, magnesium and zinc levels? Australians spend a whopping $2 billion on vitamins and supplements in Australia, but a recent survey of …

TGA reminds health professionals to communicate the potential risks of medicines associated with neuropsychiatric adverse events The TGA has issued a reminder to health professionals on communicating the potential risks …

Community pharmacists are generally willing to deliver services to patients with mental illness, but there are issues with confidence and stigma, according to a new survey US researchers recently carried …

A practitioner has been found guilty of professional misconduct for prescribing S8 drug ketamine to treat depression – though it is not approved for use in this context The Health …

Women who are iron deficient during pregnancy many be two and a half times more likely to develop prenatal depression, a study suggests While there is a known link between …