Though she could overstate her case, Katie Musgrove has a useful article in Pulse in regards to the state of NHS psychological well being providers. I’ve used the identical title as her article for this put up, though altering one phrase: ‘medicalisation’ to ‘over-medicalisation’. As she says, “the system is not functioning”.
I believe it is cheap for a GP, for instance, to be discussing a toddler’s “tantrums and mood-swings” with dad and mom. GPs must cope with psychological well being in addition to bodily issues.
However I agree with Musgrove that hoping “an hour on the telephone having CBT would possibly remedy points from a tough childhood, a damaged marriage or long-standing monetary stresses” oversimplifies individuals’s issues. Addressing “our damaged, disconnected communities” is just not straightforward. The NHS has not received “the reply to all of life’s ills”.
I additionally agree that NHS leaders could not have “the braveness to repair this”. In actual fact I believe NHS England has inspired this oversimplification, primarily based on a misguided understanding of the necessity for early intervention to stop issues getting worse (see eg. earlier put up). I am not eager to cease individuals coming ahead for assist in the event that they want it, however the NHS does must grow to be extra life like with individuals about what will be achieved (see eg. one other earlier put up).