Primary Care Mental Health & Education

Authors

  • Professor Stefan Priebe Dr. Med Habil, Dipl Psych, FRCP,

    Corresponding author
    1. Social and Community Psychiatry Queen Mary, University of London Newham Centre for Mental Health, London
    • Social and Community Psychiatry Queen Mary, University of London Newham Centre for Mental Health, London
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  • Sally Worthing-Davies Postgrad Diploma in Systemic Psychotherapy, BA, EMDR practitioner

    UKCP registered, registered supervisor and member of Counsellors, Psychotherapists in Primary Care (CPC) Counsellor/Psychotherapist
    1. Victoria Cross Surgery, Swindon, Wiltshire
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Abstract

More institutionalised mental health care –who is behind it?

Despite a lack of formal evidence for benefit, the number of people with psychiatric illness cared for in institutional settings has risen significantly. The cost of this type of care is not insignificant and Professor Priebe discusses whether this trend is a good or bad thing.

EMDR –effective in primary care counselling

Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) has proved to be a very effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Sally Worthing-Davies explains this method of therapy and the advantages of its use in primary care. Copyright © 2007 Wiley Interface Ltd

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