Evidence of NHS failure with nationwide depression counselling

IAPT stands for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies and is the NHS flagship policy to bring fast and effective therapy (principally Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)) to a grateful nation as it struggles with our epidemic of depression and anxieties. It is easy to be critical of such efforts – and suggesting the inevitability of NHS […]

The Human Givens Institute summarises what can be said about antidepressants

“Antidepressants work in aggregate about as well as placebo which means about one third of people benefit.  But of course they do not pretend to treat the root cause and so there is a high rate of relapse.  And a quarter of users will do less well than placebo.” And there are side effects – […]