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Two-thirds of GPs say long waits ‘biggest barrier’ to treatments for mental illness


The treatment of mental illness in UK is drugs with a little psychotherapy sometimes.Nobody seems to be finding out what is really wrong with the patient. I am a GP in Dublin with a major interest in the biochemistry of mental health. I check for example methylation,copper. zinc, various other minerals and vitamins and caeruloplasmin.Women with panic attacks or post-natal depression almost always have high copper which can be brought down with zinc and occasionally molybdenum. SSRIs do little for them. In recent times I have seen three consultants from NHS UK with anxiety/depression.They are well now with nutrients only. A useful book is Nutrient Power by William Walsh PhD.

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06 Oct 2015

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