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The tail wagging the dog: the diagnostic accuracy of first rank symptoms COMMENTARY ON… COCHRANE CORNER
Outcomes for people with schizophrenia are improved by expedient diagnosis and specific treatment. ICD-11 and DSM-5 have reduced the importance of Schneider's first rank symptoms (FRS) in the diagnosis of schizophrenia; ...
Antidepressants plus benzodiazepines in major depressive disorder: a clinical dilemma with no recent answers from research
Comorbid anxiety symptoms are common in depression, and adding benzodiazepines to antidepressant treatment may seem a rational clinical solution. Benzodiazepines also have potential to reduce the initial anxiety that may ...
Vortioxetine for depression: the evidence for its current use in the UK: COMMENTARY ON… COCHRANE CORNER
The pharmacological treatment of depression is often hampered by side-effects and unsatisfactory response to treatment. Vortioxetine is one of the newest antidepressants on the market, purportedly with a different mechanism ...
Strategies for preventing occupational stress in healthcare workers: past evidence, current problems
The problem of occupational stress in healthcare workers is hardly new, but effective interventions in this area are lacking despite being sorely needed – especially in the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The review ...