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Almost half of GP consultations 'now include a mental health issue'

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The truth is the mind and the body interact, as I so often said to my patients . The philosophical questions are : (1) Is there a meaning behind this ‘pattern’ of so many patients looking for ‘remedies’ in this current , complex society (and the world)? (2) If we deliberately ask , the number of mental cases will be a lot more than this figure reported , what is the ‘real picture’? (3) For technocrats , academics and policy makers , do you realise the care GPs provide is always about tackling a physical-mental-social (overlapping each other) model ? Hence , the resources we need are far more demanding than that you might have thought .

Posted date

06 Jun 2018

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1:05pm

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