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Mood disorders

“ Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger. ” - Franklin Jones

This section covers major depressive disorder, minor depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder, recurrent brief depression, bipolar disorders, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and other depressive di

Increasing access to psychological therapies (IAPT) outcomes toolkit

“ If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life. ” - Wu-Men

The "Improving Access to Psychological Therapies" (IAPT) initiative is very ambitious and exciting.  It states its principal aim is to support English Primary Care Trusts in implementing "National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence" (NICE) guidelines for people suffering from depression and anxiety disorders.  It comments "The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme began in 2008 and has transformed treatment of adult anxiety disorders and depression in England. Over 900,000 people now access IAPT services each year, and the 'five year forward view for mental health' committed to expanding services further, alongside improving quality."  

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