Opinion: A depressing range of options

Farrell, Liam
January 2005
GP: General Practitioner;1/14/2005, p30
The article reports that it seems only a short time since General Practitioners (GPs) were being berated for under treating depression. It is bad news for GPs because the latest NICE guidelines on mild-to-moderate depression are unequivocal. There is only one center for cognitive therapy in Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland) and the waiting list for non-urgent cases is about a billion years. NICE is saying that there are no treatments for mild -to-moderate depression in Northern Ireland. NICE provides authentic information from the healthcare field.


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