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NICE reconsults on depression guidelines after experts warn of 'significant flaws'


Come on now NICE guidelines are all about cost. You know that cheapest is best. New treatments are by definition more expensive but unless they are used then one will never know how much more efficacious they may be compared to older treatments. NICE guidelines seem to repeatedly be flawed as time goes by so who is funding the apparent specialists who make these decisions? At grassroots level (coal face GPs) we are chastised or penalised for using more expensive treatments even if they have better efficacy. Thanks for offering me a TCAD for my depression but if I have to take something then can I try a SSRI first but that is unlikely to work until the NHS is sorted!

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16 May 2018

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