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The NHS is 'failing to treat depressed patients'


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Article in The Observer (UK), by Denis Campbell

 

Sunday 19 January 2014

 

Mental health charity Mind warned that the long delays in receiving therapy revealed in a new NHS report could have devastating effects.

 

Fewer than half of the patients who sought NHS help last year for anxiety and depression received any treatment, an official report in the government's "talking therapies" programme reveals.

 

The rest of the article is here:

 

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jan/19/mental-therapy-waiting-times-concern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I came off Seroxat in August 2005 after a 4 month taper. I was initially prescibed a benzo for several months and then Prozac for 5 years and after that, Seroxat for 3 years and 9 months.

 

"It's like in the great stories Mr.Frodo, the ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were, and sometimes you didn't want to know the end because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end it's only a passing thing this shadow, even darkness must pass. A new day will come, and when the sun shines it'll shine out the clearer."  Samwise Gamgee, Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers

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