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Depressed Brits ‘not receiving treatment’

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People in the UK experiencing mental health conditions are not receiving the help they need, according to the new president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a fact that he believes is true of two-thirds of those in such situations.

Speaking to the Guardian, Professor Simon Wessely of King’s College London said that people are routinely waiting for over 18 weeks (and even up to two years) to receive treatment, with some children not receiving any form of therapy whatsoever.

He went on to note that there would be uproar if 70% of cancer patients rather than those with mental health conditions weren’t receiving treatment. “You’d be absolutely appalled and you would be screaming from the rooftops,” Professor Wessely further remarked.

Meditation classes can be used to help treat conditions like depression and anxiety, so if you’re concerned about your mental health why not look into how you could benefit from adopting certain techniques.

You can use what you’ve learned to help yourself remain calm and to look at your life in a more non-judgemental way, which will do a lot to improve your state of mind. Easy to put into practice, just start off by meditating twice a day for between 20 and 30 minutes and you should notice the effects quickly, typically within the first week.

Another clear benefit of turning to meditation instead of prescription drugs is that you steer well clear of any potential side-effects that medication may bring about, so if you’d like to give meditation a try first get in touch to see how we can help.

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/aug/13/two-thirds-britons-not-treated-depression

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