The tide of prescribing for depression is turningBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7505.1450-c (Published 16 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1450
- Des Spence, general practitioner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Glasgow G20 9DR
EDITOR—Hollinghurst et al report that opportunity costs indicate that the development of psychological therapies is a feasible alternative to antidepressants for depression.1 A change in practice is long overdue.
I did as I was taught. I used a depression rating score and diagnosed depression. This often meant using my position of authority and knowledge to convince patients that they had an …