June 24, 2012
-- About 40% to 60% of the population that suffers with a depressive disorder in the UK does not get any form of treatment. This was stated by Dr Dinesh Bhugra, past president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He was speaking at the annual conference of British Indian Psychiatric Association (BIPA) in Derbyshire that concluded on 17 June 2012.
There are thousands of men and women suffering with depression in Britain who do not see any mental health practitioner or a general practitioner. These people usually remain untreated.
The conference was attended by more than 300 delegates of Indian origin working in the British Isles. There are more than 4000 psychiatrists who have come from India who are currently working in the United Kingdom. The delegates came from Australia, Zambia, India and Ireland. Dr Sue Bailey, current president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists was one of the guests who spoke at the conference.
Professor Ian Anderson of the University of Manchester presented his research on: ‘Are Antidepressants really placebos?’ His research has shown that as compared to placebos antidepressants have better effects in controlling the symptoms of depression. According to him the ‘placebo effect’ of antidepressants is not true.
Dr Pradeep Chadha was the only delegate from Ireland who was present at the conference. He contributed an article to the BIPA newsletter on his experiences as a psychiatric practitioner in the western world. He practices in Dublin and incorporates psychiatric drugs, meditation, psychotherapy and nutrition in the treatment of psychiatric disorders.
About Dr Pradeep K Chadha: Dr Chadha is the author of two published books - The Stress Barrier and The Road to a Happy Life. He has training and experience in psychiatry, hypnotherapy & coaching. He combines the Eastern and Western philosophies in his treatment. He helps the whole person rather than the symptoms.
• For more information contact Dr Pradeep K Chadha, 5 Grove Garden, Verdemont, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.Phone: 01 8242666. URL: www.drpkchadha.com E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org