People with severe mental health problems forced to wait longer for NHS help than those with mild depression
People with severe mental health problems are being forced to wait longer for NHS help than those with mild depression, experts have warned.
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finds patients with schizophrenia and personality disorder are waiting 2 months on average for treatment - more time than those with mild depression or anxiety
Cruel Paradox Only 5% people suffer from severe #mentalillness. They need immediate attention/continuity of care. But instead usually are neglected. About 20% people have milder problems that often get better on their own. Instead, they are over-medicated
People with severe #mentalhealth problems forced to wait longer for NHS help than those with mild depression >
For over a decade, expansion of access to MH care for people with mild-to-moderate problems has been at the expense of folks with severe needs.