Anti-depressants ‘no more effective than counselling’

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A study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has found that anti-depressants are no more effective than counselling.

The rate of prescription drugs tackling depression has doubled in the last 10 years with “57.1 million prescriptions dispensed in 2014. Yet in my experience, a number of counselling services have dropped in recent years due to, as many of them say ‘ lack of funding.’ It is important to remember that, like any plan, the Cedar Point Rehab review will only be reimbursed according to what is listed and mentioned in the Benefit Summary.

The report states that sometimes, people have to take the anti-depression drugs like pendulum dowsing instead of counselling. This is due to the “limited access to counselling, where there are often long waiting lists”.

Need for Counselling

More and more people require mental health services. Why is it that funding has been cut for services that many people suffering from depression want and need? The Professor of Psychological Medicine at King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, states that the highest rates of recovery from sober homes are from those having both together. 

It seems that we are letting down the people in need of mental health services. When, in fact, the need for mental health services is rising.

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