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Summary of COVID-19 medicines guidance: Mental health and illness

6 January 2021This page summarises and signposts to medicine related guidance we’re aware of from professional and government bodies relating to coronavirus and mental health and illness.…

Extended-release methylphenidate: A review of the pharmacokinetic profiles of available products

23 December 2020This review discusses current NICE recommendations for the use of methylphenidate for the treatment of ADHD and describes the pharmacokinetic differences between the currently available…

Equivalent doses of oral benzodiazepines

8 December 2020Benzodiazepines are the most commonly used anxiolytics and hypnotics. There are major differences in potency between different benzodiazepines and this difference in potency is important…

Summary of NICE guidance for Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

14 November 2020Since this edition of NICE Bites was published, NICE has updated its guideline to indicate that an ECG is not needed before starting stimulants, atomoxetine…

Summary of NICE guidance for Dementia

14 November 2020This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this…

Summary of NICE guidance for Eating disorders – recognition and treatment

14 November 2020This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this…

Summary of NICE guidance for Mental health problems in people with learning disabilities / Challenging behaviour and learning disabilities

13 November 2020This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this…

Summary of NICE guidance for Psychosis and schizophrenia in children and young adults

8 November 2020Since this edition of NICE Bites was published, NICE has removed reference to hip circumference percentile charts in their guideline.  Please go to NICE for…

Summary of NICE guidance for Social anxiety disorder

3 November 2020This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this…