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.

AgoraphobiaAlcohol Withdrawal and Detox (Alcohol Detoxification)
Alcoholism and Problem DrinkingAnorexia Nervosa
Antipsychotic MedicinesAnxiety
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderAutistic Spectrum Disorders
Behavioural Problems and Conduct DisorderBipolar Disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)Bulimia Nervosa
BullyingBuprenorphine Replacement for Heroin
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)Controlled Breathing (Pursed Lips Breathing)
DepressionDissociative Identity Disorder
Gender DysphoriaHuntington's Disease
Insomnia (Poor Sleep)Lewy Body Dementia
Medicines for Drug DependenceMemory Loss and Dementia
Methadone Replacement for HeroinObsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD)
PhobiasPostnatal Depression
Post-traumatic Stress DisorderProblem Gambling
Psychosomatic DisordersRecommended Safe Limits of Alcohol
Recreational DrugsSafeguarding Adults
SchizophreniaSeasonal Affective Disorder
Somatisation and Somatoform DisordersStress Management
Tourette's SyndromeTreatments for dementia
Wilson's Disease