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Mental Health & Social Care

Current Awareness
No. 183 November 24th 2008
Eastern Counties Library&
Knowledge Services Alliance

This service is checking selected Internet sites for reports and news items of interest to
staff working in the Mental Health and Social Care sectors.
In addition there will be information on research, imminent conferences, training, books
newly published, useful websites and journals offering table of contents (TOC) of current
issues.

Links to the Content Headings are provided below.

A copy of each issue of this service will be placed on the website of


EPHRU library
http://www.ephru.nhs.uk/journal_alerts/main_page.asp?journal=12

and the website of West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust:


http://www.wsh.nhs.uk/Library/MentalHealthBulletins/

If you have any problems accessing the articles, please contact:

Mary Edmans on 01376 302344 or email: mary.edmans@midessexpct.nhs.uk

Any other queries and comments contact your Trust librarian:

CONTENTS LINKS

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NEWS REGIONAL NEWS


NATIONAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL NEWS

RESEARCH
ADDICTIONS ANXIETY DEMENTIA

DEPRESSION DUAL DIAGNOSIS EATING DISORDERS

LEARNING DISABILITIES O/C DISORDERS POST TRAUMATIC STRESS

PSYCHOLOGY SCHIZOPHRENIA SOCIAL WORK

NEW PUBLICATIONS CONFERENCES

USEFUL WEBSITES JOURNALS TOC PAGES

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NEWS

18th November
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN MIND: THE FINAL REPORT OF THE NATIONAL CAMHS
REVIEW
http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/D
H_090399
http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/CAMHSreview/

19th November
TRANSFER OF LEARNING DISABILITY SC FUNDING AND COMMISSIONING FROM THE
NHS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/SocialCare/Deliveringadultsocialcare/Learningdisabilities/DH_090461

20th November
HEALTH AND CARE WORKERS TO SET UP NEW SOCIAL ENTERPRISES
http://nds.coi.gov.uk/environment/fullDetail.asp?ReleaseID=384853&NewsAreaID=2&NavigatedFr
omDepartment=False

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NATIONAL NEWS

14th November
HALF SEVERELY BULLIED CHILDREN ATTEMPT SUICIDE POLL REVEALS
Half of families attending a charity's support sessions for severely bullied children say their child
has contemplated or attempted suicide, a poll out today has revealed.
http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/information/news/?EntryId17=65862

17th November
MORE BRITONS SEEKING SUICIDE HELP
The UK has the third highest number of people registered with the Swiss suicide charity Dignitas,
a BBC investigation has found
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7732640.stm

DRUG TREATMENT CUTS CRIME


A UK study has shown for the first time that drug treatment cuts crime
http://www.communitycare.co.uk/Articles/2008/11/17/109998/drug-treatment-programme-cuts-
crime-by-users.html

18th November
HELPING PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS STOP SMOKING
When the government introduced legislation in July 2007 to make nearly all public places and
workplaces in England smoke-free, in-patient units for people with mental health problems were
given an extra year to prepare themselves
http://www.communitycare.co.uk/Articles/2008/11/18/110013/helping-people-with-mental-health-
problems-stop-smoking.html

NEW HELP FOR DENTISTS AND DOCTORS WITH ADDICTIONS


Fresh help is at hand for doctors and dentists who have an addiction or other health problems
http://www.dentistry.co.uk/news/news_detail.php?id=1588

GSCC: BABY P CASE IS FIRST MULTIPLE CONDUCT PROBE


Probe into conduct of social workers will be first of its kind by regulator
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http://www.communitycare.co.uk/Articles/2008/11/18/110019/gscc-baby-p-case-is-first-multiple-
conduct-probe.html

NEW LAW TO STRENGTHEN CHILDREN’S TRUST BOARDS – IMPROVED ACCOUNTABILITY


FOR CHILD SAFETY PLAN
Children’s Secretary, Ed Balls today announced the Government will introduce new legislation to
ensure that multi-agency Children’s Trust Boards are operating in every local authority area.
http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/pns/DisplayPN.cgi?pn_id=2008_0261

19th November
ANTI-BULLYING WEEK: HOW SCHOOLS AND PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES ARE
TACKLING BULLYING TOGETHER
An innovative scheme is helping to improve awareness of bullying and reduce incidents on public
transport
http://www.learningdisabilities.org.uk/information/news/?EntryId17=31599

AUTISM HELP FOR SOCIAL CARE PROFESSIONALS - NATIONAL AUTISTIC SOCIETY


The National Autistic Society (NAS) has launched a guide to assessing and supporting adults with
autism after the charity's I Exist campaign revealed a widespread lack of understanding and
training in the condition amongst social care professionals
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/130018.php

YOUNGMINDS CALLS FOR EXTRA SUPPORT FOR 18-25 YEAR OLDS WITH MENTAL
HEALTH PROBLEMS
YoungMinds welcomes today's recommendations in the child and adolescent mental health
services (CAMHS) review to provide CAMHS users with a clear transition plan up to the age 25.
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/129921.php

NHS PARTNERSHIP WINS FORCES MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT CONTRACT


Armed Forces personnel with serious mental health problems will be treated by the NHS rather
than the Priory Group from next year
http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/information/news/?entryid17=65930

PRISON REFORM TRUST: PRISONERS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES FACE ABUSE


Discrimination is 'routine' in the criminal justice system, says report
http://www.communitycare.co.uk/Articles/2008/11/19/110022/prison-reform-trust-prisoners-with-
learning-disabilities-face-abuse.html

21st November
MENTAL HEALTH SCHEME GETS UNDER WAY
Plans to train thousands of people to spot the signs of mental illness under way in the North East
http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/information/news/?entryid17=65991

CREDIT CRUNCH WILL 'TRIGGER RISE IN MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS'


The economic downturn could cause a 26% rise in mental health problems, affecting more than
1.5 million people in the UK, Conservatives claimed today.
http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/information/news/?entryid17=65982

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

17th November
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH EFFORT TO STUDY AUTISM JOINED BY UIC

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Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are taking part in an international effort to
gather DNA samples from 2,000 autism patients and their families over the next three years
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/129582.php

18th November
2ND GENERATION ANTIDEPRESSANTS PROVE EFFECTIVE
New guideline from American College of Physicians calls them equally good
http://www.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=621341

20th November
PANEL OF EXPERTS WARNS FDA OF FREQUENT USE OF ANTIPSYCHOTICS IN CHILDREN
Certain antipsychotic medicines are being prescribed too frequently to children,
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/130142.php

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LOCAL ADDITIONS
(items added by your area library)

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RESEARCH

18th November
STUDY SUPPORTS MENTAL HEALTH SESSIONS FOR CANCER PATIENTS
A positive mental attitude appears to improve the life expectancy of breast cancer patients, a
study suggests
http://news.netdoctor.co.uk/news_detail.php?id=18880960

ADDICTIONS

22nd November
METHAMPHETAMINE ABUSE LINKED TO UNDERAGE SEX, SMOKING AND DRINKING
Teens who have never done drugs, but engage in other risky behaviours such as drinking,
smoking and being sexually active, are more likely to use crystal meth
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/11/081118200554.htm

ANXIETY

17th November
PATIENTS WITH ANXIETY DISORDERS THINK THEY HAVE MORE PHYSIOLOGICAL
PROBLEMS THAN THEY REALLY HAVE, ACCORDING TO STUDY
A doctoral thesis has shown that patients with serious anxiety disorders think they suffer more
physiological problems than they really have
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/11/081113182223.htm

20th November
MIGRANTS TO THE USA LESS LIKELY TO DEVELOP MOOD, ANXIETY DISORDERS

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Several immigrant groups living in the USA have a decreased risk for developing mood and
anxiety disorders relative to the native population, but only if they emigrated at age 13 years or
older
http://www.psychiatrysource.com/psychiatry-news/79052?itemId=4211789

DEMENTIA

18th November
DOES GROWTH HORMONE DRUG SLOW ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE?
A new study shows that a drug that increases the release of growth hormone failed to slow the
rate of progression of Alzheimer's disease in humans
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/129712.php

18th November
GINKGO HERB IS 'NO HELP' AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
A Chinese herb claimed to improve memory and mental sharpness does not prevent Alzheimer's
disease, scientists have found
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1087190/Ginkgo-herb-help-Alzheimers-disease.html

19th November
NEW APPROACH TO SCREEN INDIVIDUALS FOR EARLY ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
A team of national researchers, led by Emory University, has developed a rapid screening test to
detect mild cognitive impairment (MCI) - often the earliest stage of AD.
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/130026.php

21st November
WEIGHT-ALZHEIMER LINK DIFFERENT FOR MEN AND WOMEN
Women who are heavy in their middle years are at greater risk of Alzheimer's disease, especially
if they have large waists
http://uk.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUKTRE4AK8AQ20081121

DEPRESSION

19th November
PROGNOSIS AFTER ATTEMPTED SUICIDE IMPAIRED BY PSYCHIATRIC DISORDER
People who have attempted suicide at some point in their lives are more likely to actually succeed
in committing suicide at a later date.
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/129970.php

TopAbstracts in Depression

• Sertraline in the treatment of depressive disorders in patients with Parkinson's disease - (Neurol Sci)
• Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Due to Venlafaxine - (Arch Bronconeum)
• Escitalopram in the treatment of major depressive disorder in primary-care settings: an open-label trial -
(Depress Anxiety)
• Altered Functioning of the Executive Control Circuit in Late-Life Depression: Episodic and Persistent
Phenomena - (Am J Geriatr Pschiatry)
• Depression screening and patient outcomes in cardiovascular care: a systematic review - (JAMA)

MIXED HYPOMANIA POTENTIALLY MISDIAGNOSED IN BIPOLAR CHILDREN


Among pediatric bipolar II disorder patients, mixed hypomania is common but is likely to be
unrecognized in the morning or in the early or middle afternoon, say US scientists.
http://www.psychiatrysource.com/psychiatry-news/79017?itemId=4201174

20th November
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TREATMENT-EMERGENT MANIA LIKELY WITH BASELINE MANIA SYMPTOMS
Bipolar disorder patients with minimal manic symptoms alongside full syndromal bipolar
depression are at risk for antidepressant treatment-emergent mania or hypomania,
http://www.psychiatrysource.com/psychiatry-news/79051?itemId=4211779

21st November
STUDY IMPROVES RECOVERY FOR MOTHERS WITH DEPRESSION
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have developed a therapy programme to treat depression
in women in developing countries.
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/130246.php

RISK FOR COMPLETED SUICIDE HIGH IN YEAR AFTER INITIAL FAILED ATTEMPT
The risk for completed suicide among individuals with a previous failed attempt is especially high
in the year after the initial bid
http://www.psychiatrysource.com/psychiatry-news/79077?itemId=4222167

CORTICAL ABNORMALITIES REVEALED IN BIPOLAR DISORDER DURING SADNESS


Bipolar disorder patients have abnormalities in prefrontal and cingulate cortex activation during
sadness, indicating difficulties in integrating emotion and cognition
http://www.psychiatrysource.com/psychiatry-news/79076?itemId=4222156

DUAL DIAGNOSIS

18th November
SIGNIFICANT COMORBIDITY LINKED TO SELF-MEDICATION IN MOOD DISORDERS
Although it is common for individuals with mood disorders to self-medicate with alcohol and drugs
in order to relieve symptoms, it is associated with significant psychiatric comorbidity
http://www.psychiatrysource.com/psychiatry-news/79007?itemId=4191438

EATING DISORDERS

17th November
BIPOLAR LINK WITH EATING DISORDERS EXPLORED
There is a significant association between bipolar disorder and eating disorders, results of an
international study confirm.
http://www.psychiatrysource.com/psychiatry-news/78963?itemId=4168020

TopAbstracts in Eating Disorders

• Nature against nurture: calcification in the right thalamus in a young man with anorexia nervosa and
obsessive-compulsive personality disorder - (CNS Spectr)
• Treatment of osteopenia and osteoporosis in anorexia nervosa: A systematic review of the literature - (Int J
Eat Disord)
• Hyperlipidemia, eating disorders, and smoking cessation - (Curr Opin Pediatr)
• Maintenance factors for persistence of bulimic pathology: A prospective natural history study - (Int J Eat
Disord)
• Ghrelin/obestatin ratio in two populations with low bodyweight: Constitutional thinness and anorexia nervosa
- (Psychoneuroendocrinology)

19th November
ANOREXIA SHOWN TO IMPAIR ADOLESCENT BONE DEVELOPMENT
Children and teenagers with even mild cases of anorexia exhibit abnormal bone structure,
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/130028.php

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LEARNING DISABILITIES

18th November
LINK BETWEEN NICOTINE ADDICTION AND AUTISM
Scientists have identified a relationship between two proteins in the brain that has links to both
nicotine addiction and autism
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/129832.php

20th November
ADHD MEDS DO NOT CAUSE GENETIC DAMAGE
According to a new study, two of the most common medications used to treat ADHD do not
appear to cause genetic damage in children who take them as prescribed.
http://psychcentral.com/news/2008/11/20/adhd-meds-do-not-cause-genetic-damage/3381.html

21st November
ABILITY TO QUIT SMOKING MAY DEPEND ON A.D.H.D. SYMPTOMS
Tobacco use is more prevalent and smoking cessation less likely among persons with Attention
Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/130399.php

O/C DISORDERS

20th November
FROM PSYCHOSURGERY TO NEUROMODULATION: DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION FOR
INTRACTABLE TOURETTE SYNDROME
This is a comprehensive overview on the effect of DBS on motor and non-motor symptoms using
different case series and two larger studies
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19005877?ordinalpos=10&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pu
bmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS

18th November
RISK FACTORS PREDICT POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER DIFFERENTLY IN MEN
AND WOMEN
About twice as many women as men develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), even though
men as a group are exposed to more traumatic events
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19017412?ordinalpos=3&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pub
med.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

PSYCHOLOGY

15th November
WATCHING TELEVISION, CHANNELING UNHAPPINESS?
Are happy or unhappy people more attracted to television?
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/11/081113080006.htm

20th November
MEDIA VIOLENCE CITED AS 'CRITICAL RISK FACTOR' FOR AGGRESSION
You are what you watch, when it comes to violence in the media and its influence on violent
behavior in young people
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/130205.php
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21st November
AWAY-FACING BUGGIES 'COULD PSYCHOLOGICALLY HARM BABIES'
Babies pushed in buggies facing away from their parents could suffer lasting psychological harm,
scientists claimed today
http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/information/news/?entryid17=65983

SCHIZOPHRENIA

17th November
SCHIZOPHRENIA PATIENTS SHOW PSYCHOMOTOR PLANNING DEFICITS
Patients with recent-onset schizophrenia have psychomotor planning deficits but intact motor
action, indicating that the cognitive effects of the disorder extend to simple movements,
http://www.psychiatrysource.com/psychiatry-news/78964?itemId=4168029

18th November
EXECUTIVE CONTROL A HALLMARK OF SCHIZOPHRENIA IN FEMALE PATIENTS
Female schizophrenia patients show significantly greater impairments of executive control than
their male counterparts
http://www.psychiatrysource.com/psychiatry-news/79008?itemId=4191453

19th November
RECOGNITION OF SELF AND OTHER LINKED TO SOCIAL FUNCTION IN SCHIZOPHRENIA
The difficulty schizophrenia patients have in recognizing information as "self" or "other" is
intimately linked to social function
http://www.psychiatrysource.com/psychiatry-news/79016?itemId=4201165

SOCIAL WORK

18th November
MEASUREMENT OF VICTIMIZATION IN ADOLESCENCE: DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION
OF THE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES OF VIOLENCE QUESTIONNAIRE
study presents evaluative data on the Childhood Experiences of Violence Questionnaire (CEVQ),
a brief, self-report measure of youth victimization
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18992940?ordinalpos=3&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pub
med.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

SUPPORTING WORKING CARERS: DO POLICIES IN ENGLAND AND THE NETHERLANDS


REFLECT 'DOULIA RIGHTS'
Governments of advanced European welfare states with ageing populations are struggling to
reconcile what seem to be conflicting policies
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18564198?ordinalpos=7&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pub
med.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

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NEW PUBLICATIONS
(Hot off the press not yet in your library)

Alcohol Policy Bulletin

Alcohol Bulletin

Changes in offending following prescribing treatment for drug misuse


http://www.nta.nhs.uk/publications/documents/nta_changes_in_offending_rb35.pdf

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Social care: assessment of need for adults with an autism spectrum disorder
http://www.autism.org.uk/content/1/c6/01/80/93/NAS0106_SCAsessment_A5_v5.pdf

Children and young people in mind: the final report of the National CAMHS Review
http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/CAMHSreview/downloads/CAMHSReview-Bookmark.pdf

Adolescent Substance Abuse


Carl G. Leukefeld Springer-Verlag: 1st Dec ISBN: 9780387097305 £50.50

Drugs and Society: 10


Glen Hanson Jones and Bartlett: 26th Nov ISBN: 9780763756420 £33.99

Brain-based Therapy With Children and Adolescents: Evidence-based Treatment for


Everyday Practice
John B. Arden Wiley-Blackwell: 26th Nov ISBN: 9780470138915 £23.99

Metacognitive Therapy for Anxiety and Depression


Adrian Wells Guilford Publications: 30th Nov ISBN: 9781593859947 £27.50

Bipolar II
Ronald R. Fieve Rodale Press: 1st Dec ISBN: 9781594862243 £14.99

Management of dementia: 2nd Revised edition


Serge Gauthier Informa Healthcare: 1st Dec ISBN: 9781841846675 £99.95

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CONFERENCES
(New additions are in green type)

JOINING UP RACE EQUALITY, MENTAL HEALTH AND HOUSING: WORKING TOGETHER


FOR THE WAY AHEAD: 1st December: London
http://www.pavpub.com/pavpub/conferences/showfull.asp?Conference=667

MENTAL CAPACITY ACT IN THE CARE OF OLDER PEOPLE: 2nd December: London
http://www.healthcare-events.co.uk/conf/booking.php?action=home&id=198

SAFEGUARDING VULNERABLE ADULTS: 3rd December: Manchester


http://www.healthcare-
events.co.uk/conf/booking.php?action=home&id=204&confbook=41a6240c85d29e2f0059a37ad4b23230

PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE DRINKING: 3rd Annual Conference: 4th December: London


http://www.neilstewartassociates.com/sh248/

OPTIMISING PATIENT CENTRED CARE ACCENTUATING THE POSITIVE IN PSYCHOSIS:


4th December: London
http://www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/events/?id=660
6TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE BIPOLAR DISORDER: 5th December: London
http://www.mahealthcareevents.co.uk/cgi-bin/go.pl/conferences/detail.html?conference_uid=63

THERAPEUTIC ENVIRONMENTS: HEALING ENVIRONMENTS - WHATS HELPS, WHAT


HINDERS?: 5th December: London
http://www.pavpub.com/pavpub/conferences/showfull.asp?Conference=770

THE PORTMAN CLINIC 75TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE: 6th – 7th December: London
http://www.tavi-port.org/about/portman-clinic/75th-conference.html

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CHALLENGES FOR THE WORKFORCE: CHOICE, CONTROL AND SELF-DIRECTED
SUPPORT: 8th December: Manchester
http://www.bild.org.uk/pdfs/03events/WorkforceDec2008.pdf

STEPS ON THE JOURNEY: TAKING THE MENTAL HEALTH PERSONALISATION AGENDA


FORWARD: 8th December: London
http://www.pavpub.com/pavpub/conferences/showfull.asp?Conference=775

THE SEVENTH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADOLESCENT EATING DISORDERS:


PARTNERSHIP IN PRACTICE: 9th December: London
http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/pdf/CETCAdolescent%20Eating%20Disorders.pdf

COMMUNICATING WITH CHILDREN & VULNERABLE ADULTS USING IN MY SHOES:


RECENT DEVELOPMENTS & APPLICATIONS: 9th December: London
http://www.rdlearning.org.uk/courseDetails.asp?ID=36977

COMMUNITIES AND YOUTH CRIME: A NEW START: 9th December: London


http://www.neilstewartassociates.com/li274/

ALCOHOL: EVERYONE’S PROBLEM: ALCOHOL TREATMENT IN PRIMARY CARE:


10th December: Bury
Telephone: 0161 772 4782 or email: helen.mackli@gmw.nhs.uk

DOING RESEARCH AND EVALUATION WITH YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES:


10th – 12th December: Cardiff
http://www.rdlearning.org.uk/courseDetails.asp?ID=41209

WORKING WITH COUPLES AFTER BRAIN INJURY (workshop): 12th December: Ely
http://www.ozc.nhs.uk/default.asp?id=44

HERE AND NOW TODAY: 12th – 14th December: London


http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychoanalysis/events/events.htm

6TH ANNUAL DRUG & ALCOHOL PROFESSIONALS CONFERENCE : 13th January: London
http://www.rdlearning.org.uk/courseDetails.asp?ID=41277

1ST EUROPEAN COACHING PSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE: 17th – 19th December: London


http://www.sgcp.org.uk/conference/conference_home.cfm

THE FOURTH INTERNATIONAL STIGMA CONFERENCE: 21st – 23rd January: London


http://www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/events/?id=632

MEASURING AND MONITORING OUTCOMES IN MENTAL HEALTH:


22nd January: Manchester
http://www.healthcare-events.co.uk/conf/booking.php?action=home&id=223

SUPPORTING CHOICE IN MENTAL HEALTH –DILEMMAS AND POSSIBILITIES:


22nd January: Liverpool
http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/pdf/Conferenceflyerfinalversion.pdf

RCN FORENSIC NURSING FORUM AND WOMEN’S MENTAL HEALTH GROUP JOINT
CONFERENCE: 22nd January: London
http://www.rcn.org.uk/newsevents/event_details/rcn_events/rcn_forensic_nursing_forum_and_wo
mens_mental_health_group_joint_conference

UNDERSTANDING & WORKING WITH IDENTITY CHANGE (workshop): 26th January: Ely
http://www.ozc.nhs.uk/default.asp?id=93

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SELF DIRECTED SUPPORT - THE FUTURE FOR SUPPORTED HOUSING?:
27th January: Manchester
http://www.pavpub.com/pavpub/conferences/showfull.asp?Conference=777

CARE PATHWAYS IN MENTAL HEALTH: 28th January: London


http://www.rdlearning.org.uk/courseDetails.asp?ID=41566

DELIVERING THE NATIONAL DEMENTIA STRATEGY TRANSFORMING THE QUALITY OF


DEMENTIA CARE: 29th January: London
http://www.rdlearning.org.uk/courseDetails.asp?ID=41564

RESEARCH IN MEDIUM SECURE UNITS 6TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE:


29th January: London
http://www.rdlearning.org.uk/courseDetails.asp?ID=37638

CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON ASSESSMENT IN CHILD PSYCHOANALYSIS:


31st January: London
http://www.rdlearning.org.uk/courseDetails.asp?ID=41604

LEARNING DISABILITIES CONFERENCE: 11th February: Leeds


http://www.rdlearning.org.uk/courseDetails.asp?ID=41440

SERVICE USER INVOLVEMENT AND EMPOWERMENT IN MENTAL HEALTH:


12th February: London
http://www.healthcare-
events.co.uk/conf/booking.php?action=home&id=230&confbook=44f744138975dd318c57b975d7
dd4cba

SKILLS FOR CARE ANNUAL CONFERENCE: 24th February: London


http://www.pavpub.com/pavpub/conferences/showfull.asp?Conference=784

DEVELOPING LEARNING DISABILITIES SERVICES : 24th February: London


http://www.rdlearning.org.uk/courseDetails.asp?ID=41985

11TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE; DEMENTIAS 2009: 26th – 27th February: London


http://www.mahealthcareevents.co.uk/cgi-bin/go.pl/conferences/detail.html?conference_uid=73

MANAGING NEW REALITIES: 3rd March: London


http://www.pavpub.com/pavpub/conferences/showfull.asp?Conference=741

DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY SAFEGUARDS IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE:


5th March: London
http://www.healthcare-events.co.uk/conf/booking.php?action=home&id=233&confbook=2e09d66743818f63a3558b8b2e19a4d2

ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY: 10th March: London


http://www.pavpub.com/pavpub/conferences/showfull.asp?Conference=773

2ND NATIONAL CONFERENCE: CHILD AND ADOLESCENT ADDICTION:


12th – 13th March: London
http://www.mahealthcareevents.co.uk/cgi-bin/go.pl/conferences/detail.html?conference_uid=76

RCN MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION 2009: 20th – 21st March: Edinburgh
http://www.rcn.org.uk/newsevents/event_details/rcn_events/rcn_mental_health_conference__and
__exhibition_2009

9th LONDON INTERNATIONAL EATING DISORDERS CONFERENCE 2009:


31st March – 2nd April: London
http://www.mahealthcareevents.co.uk/cgi-bin/go.pl/conferences/detail.html?conference_uid=58

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3RD NATIONAL CONFERENCE: TREATING SCHIZOPHRENIA: 27th – 28th April: London
http://www.mahealthcareevents.co.uk/cgi-bin/go.pl/conferences/detail.html?conference_uid=79

MANAGEMENT OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL USERS IN PRIMARY CARE:


7th – 8th May: Liverpool
http://www.healthcare-
events.co.uk/conf/booking.php?action=home&id=209&confbook=01f3df8f0ce21baa9bf4e0adcd820da3

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USEFUL WEBSITES

ANANOVA
http://www.psychnet-uk.com/ananova/index.htm
“Ananova is a UK News Service which can be used to locate all the latest local and international
mental health news articles. The Search on PsychNet-UK is initially set to search for mental
health articles however once on the Ananova site you can change your search requirements to
what other subject matter interests you.”

CHAINs –
http://chain.ulcc.ac.uk/chain/index.html
Contact, Help, Advice and Information Networks – “are online networks for people working in
health and social care. They are based around specific areas of interest, and give people a simple
and informal way of contacting each other to exchange ideas and share knowledge”

CSCI PROFESSIONAL
http://www.csci.org.uk/professional/
The website for social care professionals

CSIP: EASTERN (formerly NIMHE)


http://www.eastern.csip.org.uk/Home

EMENTAL-HEALTH.COM
http://www.emental-health.com
“Dedicated to providing accurate information and raising public awareness on mental health.
Provides information, news and discussions relevant to schizophrenia and related psychoses,
Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, depression and bipolar disorder.”

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE INFORMATION CENTRE - NHS website


http://www.ic.nhs.uk/
“Our role is to co-ordinate and streamline the collection and sharing of data about health and
social care. By simplifying data gathering, we aim to reduce the burden on frontline staff.”

INTEGRATED CARE NETWORK


“We aim to help frontline organisations to work together to deliver flexible services that help
people to remain in control and live independent lives.”
http://www.integratedcarenetwork.gov.uk/homepage.php

KINGSFUND
http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/
Health and Social Care website

MENTAL HEALTH CARE


http://www.mentalhealthcare.org.uk/
From the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London,the South London and Maudsley NHS
Trust and Rethink
Mental health information for friends, family and carers
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MENTALHEALTH tv
“The UK’s first dedicated television channel for mental healthcare issues on the internet”
www.mentalhealth.tv

MENTAL HEALTH SURVIVAL GUIDE


Helping to break the link between disability and poverty: Information from a patient’s perspective
http://www.houlston.freeserve.co.uk/mental.htm

MYILIBRARY
Mental Health e-books
www.Myilibrary.com

NATIONAL CAMHS SUPPORT NETWORK


http://www.camhs.org.uk/

NICE
Monthly newsletter for the National Institute for Clinical Excellence
http://www.nice.org.uk/page.aspx?o=e-newsletter

PARENTAL MENTAL HEALTH AND CHILD WELFARE NETWORK


The Parental Mental Health and Child Welfare Network is a unique national network for social
care and health workers who work with parents with a mental health problem or their children,
offering a wealth of information about local and national policies, services, publications and
events.
http://www.pmhcwn.org.uk/about.asp

PRINCESS ROYAL TRUST FOR CARERS PROFESSIONALS WEBSITE


“built specifically so that anyone working professionally with carers has access to the best
information available on the internet.”
http://www.carers.org/professionals

PSYCHIATRYSOURCE
http://www.psychiatrysource.com
“Psychiatry resource dedicated to delivering a time saving, valuable service through unbiased,
unfiltered information straight from the source.”

QUALITY, PREVALENCE AND INDICATOR DATABASE


The Health and Social Care Information Centre's Prescribing Support Unit is developing a Quality,
Prevalence and Indicator Database (QPID)
http://www.ic.nhs.uk/services/qpid

RiPfA: Research in practice for adults


“research in practice for adults is the only research implementation service in the UK solely
dedicated to improving services for vunerable adults”
http://www.ripfa.org.uk/index.asp

SOCIAL CARE BULLETIN


You will need to log in for a free subscription to this bulletin
http://www.emedia.co.uk

SOCIAL CARE ONLINE (replaces eLSC:Electronic Library for Social Care)


a free online resource owned and managed by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).” It
provides a single point of access to an extensive range of social care knowledge, including
practice information, skills tutorials, and around 80,000 abstracts of books, reports, research
papers, journals, official publications and articles”
http://www.scie-socialcareonline.org.uk/

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SPECIALIST LIBRARY: LEARNING DISABILITIES
“The aim of the NeLH Specialist Library for Learning Disabilities is to provide quick access to key
documents and evidence for health professionals”
http://www.library.nhs.uk/learningdisabilities/

SPECIALIST LIBRARY:MENTAL HEALTH


“This site aims to meet the information needs of health care professionals who work in the field of
mental health.”
http://libraries.nelh.nhs.uk/mentalhealth/

TRIP (Turning Research Into Practice)


“Sarch engine aimed at health professionals looking for clinical research literature to support
patient care “
www.tripdatabase.com

UKPPG Mental Health Links


United Kingdom Psychiatric Pharmacy Group mental health links page
http://www.ukppg.org.uk/links.html

Wellcome Collection Images


A source of contemporary and historical medical images that are free to download in not profit
making documents
http://images.wellcome.ac.uk/

YOUNG MINDS
http://www.youngminds.org.uk/
Improving the mental well-being of children and young people

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http://ap.psychiatryonline.org/current.shtml

ACTA PSYCHIATRICA SCANDANAVICA


http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/rd.asp?code=ACP&goto=journal

ADDICTION
http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/rd.asp?code=ADD&goto=journal

ADDICTION BIOLOGY
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ADDICTION RESEARCH & THEORY


http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713454341

ADDICTIVE DISORDERS & THEIR TREATMENT


http://www.addictiondisorders.com/pt/re/adt/currenttoc.htm

ADOPTION AND FOSTERING


http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/baaf/afj

ADVANCES IN DUAL DIAGNOSIS


http://www.pavpub.com/pavpub/journals/add/index.asp

ADVANCES IN MENTAL HEALTH AND LEARNING DISABILITIES


http://www.pavpub.com/pavpub/journals/aimhld/index.asp

ADVANCES IN PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT


http://apt.rcpsych.org/current.shtml

AGING AND MENTAL HEALTH


http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713404778

ALCOHOLISM: CLINICAL & EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH


http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/ACER?cookieSet=1

ALZHEIMER DISEASE & ASSOCIATED DISORDERS


http://www.alzheimerjournal.com/pt/re/adad/currenttoc.htm;jsessionid=B19PU69ot21YJVa1WSXQ
cjRQ93aaw2NjynqLrbiGNu85RO32ZFj0!-218751034!-949856031!9001!-1

ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA: JOURNAL OF THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION


http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/15525260

(P) AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY


http://ajgponline.org/contents-by-date.0.shtml

(P) AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY


http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/current.shtml

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY


http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/AJS/journal/available.html

AMERICAN JOURNAL ON MENTAL RETARDATION


http://aamr.allenpress.com/aamronline/?request=get-current-issue

ARCHIVES OF GENERAL PSYCHIATRY


http://archpsyc.ama-assn.org/current.dtl

ARCHIVES OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING


http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/08839417

ARCHIVES OF SUICIDE RESEARCH


http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/link.asp?id=102849

BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00063223

BIPOLAR DISORDERS
http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/rd.asp?code=BDI&goto=journal
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BRITISH JOURNAL OF LEARNING DIASABILITIES
http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/bld?cookieSet=1

BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY


Future issue: http://bjp.rcpsych.org/future.shtml
Current & archive: http://bjp.rcpsych.org/contents-by-date.0.shtml

BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK


http://bjsw.oupjournals.org/current.dtl

BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY


http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/bjos

BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL


http://www.bmj.com/archive/

CHILD & FAMILY SOCIAL WORK


http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/cfs

CLINICAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY & PSYCHIATRY


http://ccp.sagepub.com/current.dtl

COGNITION & EMOTION


http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/link.asp?id=101892

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH JOURNAL


http://www.kluweronline.com/issn/1573-2789/contents

CURRENT PSYCHIATRY
http://www.currentpsychiatry.com/pages_toc.asp

DEMENTIA
http://dem.sagepub.com/current.dtl

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL TODAY


http://www.pavpub.com/pavpub/journals/DAAT/showjournal.asp?Title=Drugs+and+Alcohol+Today

EUROPEAN ADDICTION RESEARCH


http://content.karger.com/ProdukteDB/produkte.asp?Aktion=JournalCurrentIssue&ProduktNr=224
233

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK


http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/link.asp?id=109465

EUROPEAN PSYCHIATRY
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09249338

EVIDENCE-BASED MENTAL HEALTH


http://ebmh.bmjjournals.com/current.shtml

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE IN THE COMMUNITY


http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/hsc

HISTORY OF PSYCHIATRY
http://hpy.sagepub.com/current.dtl

INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS


http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/34698

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY


http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/4294

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING


http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/servlet/useragent?func=showIssues&code=inm

ISSUES IN MENTAL HEALTH NURSING


http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/link.asp?id=101825

INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK


http://isw.sagepub.com/current.dtl

THE JOURNAL OF ADULT PROTECTION


http://www.pavpub.com/pavpub/journals/JAP/index.asp

JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS


http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01650327

JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES


http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/rd.asp?code=JAR&goto=journal

JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS


http://www.springerlink.com/content/1573-3432/

JOURNAL OF CHILD PSYCHOLOGY & PSYCHIATRY


http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/servlet/useragent?func=showIssues&code=jcpp

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY


http://www.psychiatrist.com/toc.htm

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY


http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/31171

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY


http://www.psychopharmacology.com/pt/re/jclnpsychopharm/currenttoc

JOURNAL OF DUAL DIAGNOSIS


http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/haworth/jdd

JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY & NEUROLOGY


http://jgp.sagepub.com/current.dtl

JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES


http://jld.sagepub.com/current.dtl

JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL DISIBILITY RESEARCH


http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/openurl?genre=journal&stitle=jir

JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH


http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/link.asp?id=100637

JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING, EDUCATION AND PRACTICE


http://www.pavpub.com/pavpub/journals/JMHWD/index.asp
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JOURNAL OF NERVOUS AND MENTAL DISEASE
http://www.jonmd.com/pt/re/jnmd/currenttoc.htm

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY & PSYCHIATRY


http://www.mediasphera.aha.ru/neurol/e_neur-mn.htm

(P) JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, NEUROSURGERY & PSYCHIATRY


http://jnnp.bmjjournals.com/current.shtml

JOURNAL OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY & CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES


http://neuro.psychiatryonline.org/current.shtml

JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH


http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00223956

JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY
http://www.ccspublishing.com/j_psych.htm

JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING


http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/servlet/useragent?func=showIssues&code=jpm

(P) JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES


http://www.psychnurse.org/current.asp

JOURNAL OF PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH


http://www.pavpub.com/pavpub/journals/jpmh/index.asp

JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SERVICE RESEARCH


http://www.haworthpress.com/store/Toc_views.asp?sid=PQDDG7NL7HPW9H98KR2J400MRKW
G65S9&TOCName=J079v32n02%5FTOC&desc=Volume%3A%2032%20Issue%3A%202

JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK


http://jsw.sagepub.com/current.dtl

JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE


http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/link.asp?id=102223

LEARNING DISABILITIES RESEARCH & PRACTICE


http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/ldrp

LEARNING DISABILITY REVIEW


http://www.pavpub.com/pavpub/journals/LDR/index.asp

MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE: DUAL DIAGNOSIS


http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t777186830~db=all

MENTAL HEALTH IN FAMILY MEDICINE (formerly Primary Care Mental Health)


http://www.radcliffe-oxford.com/journals/J20_Mental_Health_in_Family_Medicine/issues/

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING


http://www.amicus-mhna.org/journal.htm

PSYCHIATRIC BULLETIN
http://pb.rcpsych.org/current.shtml

PSYCHIATRIC NEWS
http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/current.shtml

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http://psychservices.psychiatryonline.org/current.shtml

PSYCHIATRY
http://www.extenza-eps.com/extenza/contentviewing/viewJournal.do?journalId=272

PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01651781

PSYCHOLOGICAL BULLETIN
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00332909

PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=PSM

PSYCHOLOGY OF ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS


http://content.apa.org/journals/adb

PSYCHOSOMATICS
http://psy.psychiatryonline.org/current.shtml

(P) SCHIZOPHRENIA BULLETIN


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SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH
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