Treatment options for various mental health concerns

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Dear Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust,

I am writing to request the following information for the calendar
year between 1st January 2013 and 1st January 2014:

The total number of outpatients diagnosed with the following
conditions:

· Mild to moderate depression
· General anxiety disorder
· Stress

Furthermore, I would like receive information for:

The total number of the above for each condition who were
prescribed, issued or recommended the following as a result of
their condition:

· Referral to a specific individual or group therapy programme such
as cognitive behavioural therapy

· Prescription drugs (see below)

· Referral to a specific individual or group exercise programme
such as 12-week GP referral schemes

· Information and advice about getting active for mental wellbeing

Where the option to refer to one of the above was not available
(for example, if a specific exercise programme does not exist for
each condition’s pathway in the local area, please include this
acknowledgement).

Where more than one option was offered, please include ‘1’ entry
for each pathway offered (for example, where a patient
demonstrating anxiety disorder was offered both prescription drugs
and active lifestyle advice please include ‘1’ entry for each).

Where prescription drugs were offered, please specify which drug
was offered for each patient from the list below:

· Benzodiazepines
· Pregabalin
· Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors
· Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
· Valium
· Other antidepressants
· Other medication

I would appreciate if the information was set out in the following
format. For example:

· Number of outpatient appointments with the following conditions:

o Mild to moderate depression – 75 outpatients
o General anxiety disorder – 68 outpatients
o Stress – 92 outpatients

· Number of outpatients for each condition referred to a specific
individual or group therapy programme such as cognitive behavioural
therapy –

o Mild to moderate depression – 35 outpatients
o General anxiety disorder – 22 outpatients
o Stress – 38 outpatients

· Number outpatients for each condition offered the following
prescription drugs:

o Mild to moderate depression

§ Benzodiazepines – 2 outpatients
§ Pregabalin – 4 outpatients
§ Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors – 3 outpatients
§ Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors - 0 outpatients
§ Valium – 14 outpatients
§ Other antidepressants - 8 outpatients
§ Other medication - 5 outpatients

o General anxiety disorder

§ Benzodiazepines – 0 outpatients
§ Pregabalin – 2 outpatients
§ Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors – 1 outpatients
§ Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors - 0 outpatients
§ Valium – 9 outpatients
§ Other antidepressants - 7 outpatients
§ Other medication - 3 outpatients

o Stress

§ Benzodiazepines – 6 outpatients
§ Pregabalin – 7 outpatients
§ Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors – 10 outpatients
§ Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors - 15 outpatients
§ Valium – 7 outpatients
§ Other antidepressants - 8 outpatients
§ Other medication - 5 outpatients

· Number of outpatients referred to a specific individual or group
exercise programme such as 12-week GP referral schemes

o Mild to moderate depression – 12 outpatients
o General anxiety disorder – 5 outpatients
o Stress – 7 outpatients

· Number of outpatients offered information and advice about
getting active for mental wellbeing

o Mild to moderate depression – 34 outpatients
o General anxiety disorder – 28 outpatients
o Stress – 37 outpatients

Yours faithfully,

Jamie Smith

FOI REQUESTS (RDE) Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Tr,

Dear Mr Smith,

 

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before then.

 

Kind Regards,

 

The FOI Team at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust

 

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FOI REQUESTS (RDE) Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Tr,

Dear Mr Smith,

 

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI).

You requested:

I am writing to request the following information for the calendar year
between 1st January 2013 and 1st January 2014:

 

The total number of outpatients diagnosed with the following

conditions:

 

· Mild to moderate depression

· General anxiety disorder

· Stress

 

Furthermore, I would like receive information for:

 

The total number of the above for each condition who were prescribed,
issued or recommended the following as a result of their condition:

 

· Referral to a specific individual or group therapy programme such as
cognitive behavioural therapy

 

· Prescription drugs (see below)

 

· Referral to a specific individual or group exercise programme such as
12-week GP referral schemes

 

· Information and advice about getting active for mental wellbeing

 

Where the option to refer to one of the above was not available (for
example, if a specific exercise programme does not exist for each
condition’s pathway in the local area, please include this
acknowledgement).

 

Where more than one option was offered, please include ‘1’ entry for each
pathway offered (for example, where a patient demonstrating anxiety
disorder was offered both prescription drugs and active lifestyle advice
please include ‘1’ entry for each).

 

Where prescription drugs were offered, please specify which drug was
offered for each patient from the list below:

 

· Benzodiazepines

· Pregabalin

· Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors

· Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

· Valium

· Other antidepressants

· Other medication

 

As an Acute NHS Foundation Trust, we do not provide mental health services
and the treatments you have listed would be provided by the patients GP,
and referral to a specialist mental health service provider would be made
by them as appropriate. I would suggest you contact our local community
provider, The North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, who may be
able to help you. Contact details for them can be found on their webpage -
[1]www.neessexccg.nhs.uk/Home.html

 

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