Does cognitive therapy work ? The Indy asks the question should the NHS provide more of it for depression?
Posted Mar 22 2010 9:14pm
The Independent today tackles the accessibility of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT):
Why are we asking this now?
There is growing frustration among GPs at the difficulty they face in providing psychological therapy for patients with mental problems including depression.
A survey by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) published at the weekend found almost two-thirds of respondents said they were “rarely” able to obtain treatment for patients within two months. Getting help for children who had suffered abuse or trauma was even more difficult. Professor Steve Field, the president of the RCGP, said: “People should have access to approved treatments, and this has to be a wake-up call.” link to read the full article