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News And Comment

Listed below is mental health comment SANE has published in the last 18 months. Please refer to the media centre archive for additional material.

Antidepressant prescriptions increased by more than any other drug in 2015, says study
05th Jul 2016
Prescriptions for antidepressants increased by more than any other drug in 2015, according to a new report released by HSCIC. In 2015, there were 61.0 million antidepressant items ...
Leading health bodies recommend decriminalising drugs
16th Jun 2016
A new report by two leading public health groups recommends that personal possession and use of all illegal drugs should be decriminalised. Taking A New Line On Drugs, published by...
Police put child with neurological disability in handcuffs, leg restraints and a spit hood
09th Jun 2016
Sussex Police used handcuffs, leg restraints and a spitting hood on an 11-year-old girl with neurological disability, according to a new report released by the Independen...
Most antidepressant drugs are ineffective for children and teens, says study
08th Jun 2016
A study published by Lancet medical journal has found that most antidepressant drugs are ineffective for children and teens. Experts say that out of 14 drugs tested, only fluoxiten...
New blood test could help identify right treatments for people with depression
07th Jun 2016
Scientists have developed a blood test to help doctors select the right medication regime to treat patients with depression. The test, developed by researchers at Kings College Lon...
The Musician Capturing the Sounds of Schizophrenia
06th Jun 2016
Rob Bayley is a writer, producer and musician who has worked with mental health charity SANE for many years as a fundraiser and spokesman. Here, he discusses his latest p...