New guideline may harm patients

November 2009
Therapy Today;Nov2009, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p5
The article reports that the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy (BACP) warned that patients could have lesser treatment options with the new guideline on the treatment and management of depression in adults with chronic physical health problems issued by National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in Great Britain. Under the guideline, people suffering from long-term sickness will be assessed if they also have mental illnesses. It is stated that depression are three times more prevalent among those with chronic illnesses.


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