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How we used a social prescription programme to reduce feelings of depression in 60% of attendees


Too many psychiatrists turn to the prescription pad to help patients when what they really need is to feel valued and treated equally. All too often treatment for mental health looks at what folk can't do instead of building on what they can do. It is demeaning to be forced to play silly games and make childlike objects when they need to be reminded of the great things they used to. This biggest issue with mental health is that psychiatrists cannot see beyond the ICD10 and the BNF! They treat the symptoms but not the cause! They see a diagnosis but not the person! Once a person is diagnosed with mental health problems, every problem there after is attributed to mental health, Mental health care needs a revolution and the list above just goes to highlight how mental health patients are failed in the system. Medication is not the answer, making folk feel valued is a giant step in the right direction. Keep up the good work and I hope lots of psychiatrist read this and take your ideas on board!

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02 Jan 2014

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