Something Is Very Amiss In Routine Care – There Is No Evidence of Translation From The Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments Of Randomised Controlled Trials

according to a meta-analysis in the Journal of Affective Disorders. This echoes my own finding of only a significant minority recovering in NHS Talking Therapies Scott (2018). The results are a far cry from the 50% recovery rate claimed by NHS Talking Therapies.

“It makes little sense to conduct hundreds of randomized trials on psychological treatments when they do not lead to better routine practice.” For those in care as usual only 1 in 6 or 7 recovered.When care as usual is persistently failing, the punters are clearly not being listened to.  It is like Stalinist Russia proclaiming another successful 5 year plan, when in reality the peasants are starving .

Where did it all go wrong?

Dr Mike Scott