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CBT: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 18 Feb 2008
Are government plans to make it more widely available make vulnerable patients lose out?

Depression affects nearly twice as many women as men. And the Government’s plan to make Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT more widely available is aimed at helping nearly a million of those who suffer with depression and anxiety. Following successful NHS pilot schemes in Doncaster and east London, programmes are being set up in twenty new areas - and three and a half thousand new CBT therapists are being recruited.

But the so-called “talking cure” is not without its detractors, and some suspect that it will be the most vulnerable patients who will lose out on access to vital drugs and highly qualified counsellors as Kati Whitaker investigates.


Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

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