Lookup NU author(s): Dr Lisa Insole,
Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams,
Professor Nicol Ferrier
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Across the UK there are a number of tertiary level affective disorder services, usually based in academic centres, that provide support for the management of patients with complex and treatment-resistant conditions. Such services play a potentially important role in instilling hope into patients, carers and healthcare teams in situations where therapeutic nihilism has often developed. They also provide a valuable reservoir of expertise on the use of medications outside of licensed usage, and new and emerging treatments.To date there is relatively little data regarding patient outcomes after referral to such services; however, what there is does suggest important benefits for both patients and healthcare economies. As ever, more research is needed.
Author(s): Shepherd DJ, Insole LM, McAllister-Williams RH, Ferrier IN
Publication type: Editorial
Publication status: Published
Journal: Psychiatric Bulletin
Print publication date: 01/02/2009
ISSN (print): 0955-6036