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Friday, 17 July 2009

Primary Care Stats

Yes I know.... For the last five years I’ve been chasing the moving-target PCTs for information about people with mental health problems in primary care only to come up against brick walls. Look at Phil Hope’s don’t -care, throw-away statement highlighted below and tell me this isn’t scandalous!!.

Depressive Illnesses

Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in (a) England, (b) the East of England, (c) Essex and (d) Castle Point have been diagnosed with (i) major depression, (ii) atypical depression (iii) psychotic depression, (iv) dysthymia and (v) manic depression in each year since 1997. [285921]

Phil Hope: This information is not available. Most treatment for mental health problems including depressive illnesses occurs in primary care settings, where information on the number of patients treated for specific conditions is not collected.

Approximately one in six adults in England has a common mental illness, including dysthymia, at any given time, with one in four adults experiencing mental ill heath at some stage in their lives. Approximately one in 100 people are thought to have a more severe mental illness, including psychotic or bipolar (manic) depressive conditions.

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