Saturday, July 11, 2015

Too Many Dutch Need Psychological Help

In view of the great demand, only those with severe psychological disorders such as depression or phobias can now be treated by the mental health services. All others are referred to general practitioners who are assisted by the mental health service, rather than being directly referred to the more expensive mental health services.  In 2010, one in thirty such patients used the general practitioners; in 2014, numbers rose to one in six people with psychosocial problems.

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