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Treatment options for various mental health concerns

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Dear Greater Manchester West Mental Health 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

Freedom of Information, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Smith

Please find attached acknowledgement of your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Yours sincerely

Jack Smallshaw
Information Governance Assistant

IM&T Services
Oakwood Building
Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Bury New Road
Prestwich
M25 3BL

Tel: 0161 772 3988
Email: [email address]

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Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Freedom of Information, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Smith

Please find a letter attached with regards to your recent request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please could you also complete the attached Freedom of Information Customer Satisfaction Letter, so we can monitor and improve our level of service.

Please can you send completed forms back to [email address]

Yours sincerely

Jack Smallshaw
Information Governance Assistant

IM&T Services
Oakwood Building
Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Bury New Road
Prestwich
M25 3BL

Tel: 0161 772 3988
Email: [email address]

The information contained in this message and any attachments is intended only for the use of the individual
or entity to which it is addressed, and may contain information that is PRIVILEGED, CONFIDENTIAL and exempt
from disclosure under applicable law.
If you have received this message in error, you are prohibited from copying, distributing, or using the information.
Please contact the sender immediately by return e-mail and delete the original message from your system.
Remember that emails sent or received by our staff may be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.

Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

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