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Radio 4 Discusses Anxiety Problems

Anxiety, the often debilitating problem suffered by millions of people worldwide, was the topic under discussion on BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour this morning.  Highlighting the overwhelmingly distressing nature of the physical and psychological symptoms of this mental health problem the programme talked to Dr David Clarke, a Professor of Psychology and expert in the field of Anxiety and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), currently the most effective treatment available for Anxiety.   Dr Clark highlighted the needed for increased training and awareness amongst GPs about Anxiety and about the effective […]...

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Room For Improvement Says Audit Into NHS Mental Health Services

A recent report into the psychological care received by patients with Anxiety and Depression within the NHS revealed substantial room for improvement. The National Audit of Psychological Therapies, commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership and carried out by the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Centre for Quality Improvement, collected data from over 350 services and over 10,000 people in therapy for conditions such as Anxiety and Depression. The audit measured a range of standards including patient satisfaction, effectiveness of therapy, waiting times and the number of treatment sessions offered. Results As […]...

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Mental Health Taboos Challenged In Parliament

One in four people in the UK will suffer from mental health problems at some point in their lives.  However despite this, mental health continues to be a taboo topic with the problems that people experience, surrounded by stigma, creating obstacles to treatment and an exacerbation of symptoms via isolation and hopelessness about change. In a first for British parliament two serving MPs have spoken openly of how they suffer with mental health issues with the explicit hope of changing people’s outdated views on mental health. Conservative MP Charles Walker […]...

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Shocking Waste Of £10bn In NHS Could Be Saved With Mental Health Treatments Like CBT

A critical report from the London School of Economics and Political Science asserts that the NHS is letting down the 6 million adults and hundreds of thousands of children in the UK who suffer with treatable and common mental health problems like Anxiety and Depression. Such is the seriousness of the situation that Professor Lord Layard of the London School for Economic performance has requested a cabinet minister be created for mental health issues. Paul Burstow, the Care services minister said; “Mental illness costs £105bn per year and I have […]...

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