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


I feel we should dispense with psychiatrists all together and have good quality GP's who draw rings around psychiatrists with many years experience under their belt. Patients are diagnosed using a multiple choice quiz, tick the right answers and no matter what the cause fo the mental illness, you have a diagnosis that fits all. Anyone can be a psychiatrist, buy a BNF and the ICD10 and you are to all intents and purposes a psychiatrist. The only thing the psychiatrist guarantees the patient is a prescription for medication and nearly all patients are taking the same small group of drugs! Nobody look at the cause which is where the help is really needed. If you have been abused all your life, anti depressants are not going to resolves that, if your wife has run off with the milkman and you are about to lose your house and family, anti-depressents will not help … but try telling a psychiatrist that! Some GP's may lack all the finite details of how the mind works, but they care, they listen, they make time and that is half the battle!

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16 Jan 2014

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