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Older patients with mental illness are less likely to be referred, study finds

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 06 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2719
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Older patients with common mental health problems are less likely than younger patients to be referred by GPs for psychological therapies but show greater benefit when offered these treatments, a large UK study has found.1

Researchers analysed 85 213 episodes of patient care provided by psychological therapists in southwest England from 2010 to 2011, …

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