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  1. Dane Pestano 06/02/2018 at 5:31 pm .

    Your blogs are great. Ever thought of sharing them to other sites. Check out Brighton & Sussex Mind Body Spirit and raise your profile locally. We are looking for bloggers and its free for one blog a month.

    Regards
    Dane

  2. Murad 28/02/2019 at 3:08 pm .

    Excellent and thought provoking piece. I often argued along similar lines when I used to work in acute wards, especially for certain profiles of people (CPTSD, psychosis, minorities etc). ‘Primum non nocere’ was often ignored or unheard of as a baseline ethic. Some patients suffered greatly, thanks to the ‘care plans’ enacted.

    One thing I noticed here-did you mean 90,000 and not 900,000? Because a 50% increase in overall treatment cases surely would indicate a 50%ish increase in rates of people feeling harmed.
    “Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) treated 1 million people (2009-2012) with a recovery rate of 45% (Department of Health, 2012). From the 97% of completed outcome questionnaires, IAPT reports the current national client deterioration rate as 6%, or 54,000 people (Clarke, 2016). IAPT is due to scale-up to treat 1.5 million people annually (Clarke, 2016), which could translate into 900,000 people feeling harmed by attending public sector therapy

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