Holy Smoke Batman
Before my wise colleague Dr Ho pitches in, your question is not half as rhetorical as you want it to be.
Statist bureaucratic enterprises are run chiefly for the benefit of state-salaried bureaucrats.
However, to touch on your point about so called 'Adult ADHD', the only ones who benefit from endless labelling of normal human life and experience are the people in 'mental health industrial complex'
Who manages more mental health matters in the UK, GPs or Psychiatrists?
I did 6 months of my GP training in a teaching hospital psych unit and never witnessed more Group think and double-think than amongst the consultants there.
Having an independent mind is the best thing about GP. Shame about the NHS
I remember reading a book about the Chilean miners stuck in their hellhole with just bore-hole pipe to communicate through. Despite their hardship, one of the miners said he felt most like punching somebody when the inevitable mental-health professional came over the intercom and suggested they pass down some anti-depressants to the stricken men
Add another treatment arm,where you just give people a gin&tonic, per oral, note
Would beat antidepressants of any type, because the antidepressant hoax has been the biggest collusionist lie against the lay public of a generation
All anti-depressants create withdrawal syndromes
No antidepressants actually do what they say they are going to do better than placebo
In the long run they do more harm than good in everyone
At least opiates give you SOME happiness (Victory Gin?)
(More Orwell)The higher you are in the Inner Party, the stronger your skills in double-think
Can anyone name a psychotropic drug that is not addictive after a year or so regular use?
Antidepressants are addictive and the risk/benefit skews leftward with longterm use.
Massive win for Pharma as ever
BTW NICE is toxic state-ist toxic legacy of Tony Blair, never forget
"These are my principles, and if you don't like them, I have others"
No it won't
I can remember when patients were being put on Eurostar to have their hip ops in Lille.
It is the NHS itself which is a heap of crap
There is also a problem with the demand side, ie what is the threshold that anxious parents and schools reckon that a given moody teenager has a 'mental health issue' . This is now exceedingly low. Combine this with the open ended urging by 'awareness charities' to go see your GP and the demand becomes basically infinity.
YFB,You ate all the pies
It is axiomatic of any economic decision that as many winners as losers are created.
Besides, no one can forsee the future, also a fairly evidencebased conclusion
NICE the foulest legacy of Nu-Labour
The National Hamburger Service. Crowning glory of British Lefty Progress
Citizen: " ummm, I don't really like burgers. But I'm actually hungry so can I have mine?"
NHS: " right, it's free, its shit and you can have yours in...let's see....15 days"
10days as per pulse survey today
Can I have a Thru the Bathole column please editor
Uptick for Dr Ho
As you get older, you realise that there is no social problem that state agencies cannot find a way of making twenty times worse.
Both I ,andDr Ho I'm sure, would help anyone, given the practicalities of time skills and resources. But, if you haven't seen through the Geldovian 'Feed the World' nonsense by the age of 30, then, truly you are not yet an adult.
Money is soaked up ad infinitum by bureaucrats with little/no transferable and zero clinical skills.
Work is actually done by people with transferable skills, who find pay and conditions in NHS deplorable and so leave for overseas.
Signed from nice medical Centre in Ontario (UK MBBS 2001)
"Well-being of humanity"
"Citizens of the world all equal"
" all property is theft"
" jam tomorrow"
Wishy washy leftist claptrap
That will please the Sultan
And back then you were responsible for patients for 24/7/365. And oncall. That was sh*t, no?
Out of interest, Dr Ho, prior to the (great folly) of the NHS contract with GP in the late 1940s, as you say by the Marxist Left, GPs were 'free' to set their fees and offer discounts or no-charge to the 'deserving poor' etc etc, but what are your views of the resulting closed shop of professions. Even in the golden age of UK GP say in the 1990s there was a closed shop which strictly regulated who could open a practice and when and where, and that was regulated by GPs themselves
People like Fry and Campbell are supreme narcissists. They would pontificate about moss on their window ledge if it meant more time in the limelight.
Much of modern "mental health issues" is pure medicalization of normality. But for celebrities it comes with the secondary gain of an untouchable public relations boost (" Oh, poor Prince Harry, he felt a 'mental health issue' when his mother died, isn't he just great for that")
Look further into how 'mental health' becomes a get out of jail card for every defence lawyer now, and the stigma of this article is more than counterbalanced by a secondary gain concept.
Alternative view, as I aver