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Somatisation is a maladaptive functioning of an organ system, without underlying tissue or organ damage, or where the
symptoms are disproportionate to the underlying structural cause.
Differentiating short-term psychological distress from depression can be difficult, particularly at the first consultation.
Carbon monoxide is an odourless, colourless and tasteless gas. People exposed to high levels are likely to require emergency...
Motivational Interviewing is a way of building and strengthening people’s drive to change longstanding behaviours that pose...
The nocebo effect describes adverse symptoms induced independently of the active component of a treatment.
Changes in funded brands of antiepileptic medicines can lead to concern from patients or caregivers that the medicine they are receiving is not...
With winter upon us, it is timely to reflect on antibiotic prescribing practices for respiratory tract infections (RTIs) and associated conditions...
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Antibiotics Guide 2017 edition
Pharmacological treatment options for patients with COPD
Our current theme is “Uncertainty of medical diagnosis and treatment”, which will include articles on prescribing antibiotics for respiratory tract infections, appropriate use of SSRIs, the nocebo effect, somatisation and motivational interviewing.
Our next theme will be “Women’s health” including articles on antenatal and postnatal depression, pregnancy care in primary care and menopause.
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