Azara Blog: WHO wants more money spent on depression

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Date published: 2007/09/07

The BBC says:

Depression is a more disabling condition than angina, arthritis, asthma and diabetes, World Health Organization research shows.

And those with depression plus a chronic illness, such as diabetes, fare particularly badly, the study of more than 245,000 people suggests.

Better treatment for depression would improve people's overall health, the researchers concluded in the Lancet.

Experts called for better funding for mental health services.

What a surprise, "experts called for better funding". Why bother adding "for mental health services", you might as well put "for everything on the face of the planet". The BBC, and the rest of the chattering classes, seem to think there is infinite money and it is only because government is fully of nasty people that this money isn't being thrown at the infinite collection of causes which demand more money.

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