Talk Therapy helps to fight Depression

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Depression is more common in people with chronic physical problems


Antidepressants should not be used routinely to treat depression in adults with chronic health problems, according to the treatment regulator, NICE.

Depression is two to three times more common in patients with problems such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

NICE recommends structural physical activities and talking therapies for mild to moderate problems.

But charities said the guidance could be interpreted as an excuse to cut face-to-face counselling services.

‘Serious impact’



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