From the horses mouth

People suffering from mental illness are frequently being misdiagnosed or receiving inadequate treatment, according to a group of leading psychiatrists.

The doctors say that patients with serious problems are often referred to psychologists and social workers rather than clinicians and do not receive the medical therapies they need.

“Treatment is often little more than jollying people along,” said Professor Nick Craddock, of the Medical School at Cardiff University, one of 36 signatories of a letter published today in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

and mental illness is hell

and from here 

Dr Richard Hodgson, a consultant in adult psychiatry in Staffordshire and an adviser to Sane, says that experiencing a relapse is not only distressing to the individual concerned but also to those around them. Once the relapse has occurred it makes it much more difficult than it was after the first attack to settle happily back into family life, to integrate with their communities and to re-establish their jobs, return to hobbies or resume a social life.

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3 Responses to “From the horses mouth”

  1. Deb Acle Says:

    Thanks for hunting down and posting these links, MD.

    The info’s all out there, isn’t it?

    It’s that most of our fellow citizens are too apathetic to read it or too deluded to care.

    Until it happens to them, of course.

  2. » From the horses mouth Says:

    […] unknown wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptPeople suffering from mental illness are frequently being misdiagnosed or receiving inadequate treatment, according to a group of leading psychiatrists. The doctors say that patients with serious problems are often referred to psychologists and social workers rather than clinicians and do not receive the medical therapies they need. “Treatment is often little more than jollying people along,” said Professor Nick Craddock, of the Medical School at Cardiff University, one of 36 signatories of a letter published today in the British Journal of Psychiatry. and mental illness is hell and from here  Dr Richard Hodgson, a consultant in adult psychiatry in Staffordshire and an adviser to Sane, says that experiencing a relapse is not only distressing to the individual concerned but also to those around them. Once the relapse has occurred it makes it much more difficult than it was after the first attack to settle happily back into family life, to integrate with their communities […] […]

  3. » From the horses mouth Says:

    […] Echo wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptPeople suffering from mental illness are frequently being misdiagnosed or receiving inadequate treatment, according to a group of leading psychiatrists. The doctors say that patients with serious problems are often referred to … […]

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