Friday, May 11, 2007

GPs still neglecting depression

A survey by the mental health charities SANE and the Depression Alliance has found that, of the 450 patients surveyed 40% had not discussed treatment options with their GP while 58% wanted more ongoing support. More than half of those surveyed had stopped taking their antidepressants before the course of medication was completed - 46% because of their side effects, 22% because they wanted to come off treatment and 30% because they felt better.

You can read the full text of the Now we're talking report at

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