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September 2007

Symposium: Psychiatry

Symposium: Psychiatry

Contents

Editorial

Managing UTIs in children - p7

Clinical reviews

Warfarin is the treatment of choice for elderly patients with AF - p8

Acupuncture shown to lower blood pressure - p11

Smoking before first childbirth increases risk of breast cancer - p11

Low-level exercise reduces cravings and withdrawal symptoms - p12

Teratogenicity risk small with SSRIs - p12

Severe mental illness associated with increased CHD mortality - p16

Internet-based CBT not effective as stand-alone intervention for depression - p20

Practices are providing wide range of sexual health services - p22

High hepatitis C prevalence in injecting drug users - p25

Symposium: Psychiatry

Be vigilant for symptoms of perinatal depression - p27

Monitoring patients with schizophrenia - p37

A hundred years ago

C.E.-ethyl chloride-chloroform sequence - p44

CPD

Practitioner CPD - p47

Special report

Offer detoxification as a treatment option for opioid misuse - p51

Photoguide

Disorders of keratinisation - p60

Letters

Managing the risk of methadone toxicity during initial dose titration - p68

Haslam's view

Telephone consultation leaves me lost for words - p71

September 2007

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