“At present there are long waits for talking therapies”
The government is to spend millions more on “talking treatments” for depression and anxiety in England.
Health Secretary Alan Johnson said by 2010, £170m a year would be spent – allowing 900,000 more people to be treated using psychological therapies.
These are just as effective as drugs, says the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence.
The plan will pay for itself as people return to work and stop needing benefits, an expert said…