Mental Health

This section contains information about common mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. If you have questions about how these conditions are diagnosed (Am I depressed, or just fed up?"), how they are treated ("What are the best treatments for depression? Are there any side-effects with the medications?") or how you can help yourself manage your condition, you will find answers here, in our doctor-authored leaflets. Less well known conditions are also covered, such as schizophrenia and personailty disorders. In this section we have some leaflets produced by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the professional body which trains and regulates consultant psychiatrists in the UK.

Abuse - A Self Help GuideAcute Stress Reaction
AgoraphobiaAlcohol and Older People
Alcohol and You - A Self Help GuideAlcohol Withdrawal and Detox (Alcohol Detoxification)
Alcohol, Drugs and AddictionAlcoholism and Problem Drinking
Anger - Self Help GuidesAnorexia Nervosa
Antipsychotic MedicinesAnxiety
Anxiety - Self Help GuidesAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - CausesAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Diagnosis
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - SymptomsAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Treatment
Autistic Spectrum DisordersBehavioural Problems and Conduct Disorder
Being Assertive - A Self Help GuideBenzodiazepines and Z Drugs
Bereavement - Self Help GuidesBipolar Disorder
Body Dysmorphic DisorderBulimia Nervosa
BullyingBuprenorphine Replacement for Heroin
Chronic Pain - A Self Help GuideCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - ConditionsCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - How it works
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - Self-helpCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - Treatment
Coming off AntidepressantsControlled Breathing (Pursed Lips Breathing)
Dealing with Suicidal ThoughtsDepression
Depression and Low Mood - A Self Help GuideDepression and Men
Depression in Older AdultsDissociative Identity Disorder
Dissociative Identity Disorder - CausesDissociative Identity Disorder - Prognosis
Dissociative Identity Disorder - SymptomsDissociative Identity Disorder - Treatment
Domestic Violence - A Self Help GuideEating Disorders - A Self Help Guide
Food for Thought - A Self Help GuideGender Dysphoria
Generalised Anxiety DisorderHealth Anxiety - A Self Help Guide
Hearing Voices - A Self Help GuideHuntington's Disease
Insomnia (Poor Sleep)Lewy Body Dementia
MAOI AntidepressantsMedicines for Drug Dependence
Memory Loss and DementiaMethadone Replacement for Heroin
Obsessions and Compulsions - Self Help GuidesObsessive-compulsive Disorder
Panic - Self Help GuidesPanic Attack and Panic Disorder
People with Mental Health Problems - a Checklist for CarersPhobias
Post Traumatic Stress - Self Help GuidesPostnatal Depression
Postnatal Depression - A Self Help GuidePostpartum Psychosis
Post-traumatic Stress DisorderPrisoner Anxiety - A Self Help Guide
Prisoner Depression and Low Mood - A Self Help GuidePrisoner Post Traumatic Stress - A Self Help Guide
Problem GamblingPsychosomatic Disorders
Recommended Safe Limits of AlcoholRecreational Drugs
Relaxation ExercisesSafeguarding Adults
SchizophreniaSeasonal Affective Disorder
Self-harm - A Self Help GuideShyness and Social Anxiety - Self Help Guides
Sleeping Problems - Self Help GuidesSleeping Tablets
Social Anxiety DisorderSomatisation/Somatoform Disorders
SSRI AntidepressantsStopping Benzodiazepines and Z Drugs
Stress - Self Help GuidesStress and Tips on How to Avoid It
Tourette's SyndromeTreatments for dementia
Tricyclic AntidepressantsWhat is the difference between a Psychiatrist, a Clinical Psychologist and a Psychotherapist?
What to expect of your psychiatrist in the UKWilson's Disease