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Experts warn of 'troubling' cuts to QOF mental health indicators

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Mental health patients are known to die ten years sooner than other folk. It is a fact that many mental health medications cause an increase in weight, not helped by the fact that depression makes it hard for patients to motivate themselves into doing the simplest task. Mental health care providers only deal from the neck up, and all you get from a psychiatrist is a prescription for more medication. It time we have a mental health revolution and whilst the NHS say 'No health without mental health' it still needs to two doctors to care for one patient, one to deal from the neck up and the other from the neck down. Many GP's provide mental health patients with much better care than a psychiatrists who just hand out prescriptions, if one drug doesn't have an effect they just try the next in the BNF. there is no logic behind prescribing, buy the ICD10 and a BNF and anyone can be a psychiatrist!

Posted date

07 Dec 2013

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10:06am

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