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Most people will suffer Depression at least once in their lifetime caused by job loss, marriage breakup or a Death in their family. This may only last for a short period of time then they will recover. They will continue life and many will not take AD medications. Although a few will take medication. for an extended period as death can take upwards of two years to recover from.
Some of the population will have a chmical imbalance in their Brain and will need ADs to increase the drug in their brain. This can be a problem that will reoccure throughout their Lives. Of course there are many in the population who are sensitised and are highly strung and will have reoccurance of a Depressive condition.
When people are Disabled with a chronic illness depression can become chronic and the person will need coping techniques, do you feel these techniques should be explained before the condition becomes worse or even when the Depression is only going to be short term ? How soon and quickly should ADs be given and should medications be prescribed for shorter periods of time in case depressives become reliant on these potent drugs
Do people here feel that the Medical Profession should medicate at the first stage of depression showing, or do you feel that if you go to see a CPN ADs should be given out then ?
Do you feel depression whatever the cause should be treated straight away or should the GP arrange CBT without medication to give the patient time to recover at their own time.
There are many combinations associated with depression, it is not a given and all stages or types of depression need differing types of treatment.
When patients low mood leads to thoughts of suicide, what sort of intervention should be given, do you feel drug treatments could be held back and the person be hospitalised straight away?. Or do you feel the GP Surgery should be able to treat on site, and keep an eye on people with thoughts of death. at a place the patient knows.
Depression is a Cinderella illnes and treating severe illness can be heavy on staff time and medications.
How to people here on site think Depression should be treated especially in a work environment.
I am no GP it just seems mental disability is the poor relation in the NHS Environment ?
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