RTE 5 days ago The word “sophie” is on the radar of several prominent medical professionals in Ireland, including the head of the country’s primary care board.
In a bid to help those who suffer from depression and anxiety, the country is set to roll out a new initiative which will involve doctors in prescribing new therapies and treatment options, as well as improving the quality of care for patients.
“Sophies are an extremely important group of people,” Dr. Clare Daly said in a statement.
“They can help so many people, from people who are suffering from a mental illness to people who need a treatment that may not be available in Ireland.”
Dr Daly said that in order to better assist the patients, the new plan will involve pharmacists and psychiatrists providing a free trial to a selected group of patients in a trial mode.
The trial will run from January 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019, and the group will be eligible for a free assessment of their mental health and their symptoms.
They will be able to choose from a range of options including antidepressants, cognitive behavioural therapy, psychoactive medication, and behavioural support.
In the trial, patients will be given up to a maximum of 12 sessions of cognitive behavioural therapies and 12 sessions with psychotherapy.
Psychoactive medication will be prescribed at a minimum of three times a month, and will also be administered at a maximum.
According to Dr Daly, this will help the patients reduce the symptoms and improve the quality and quantity of their treatment.
“We need to make sure that our people are being given the best care they can get,” she said.
“We’re not going to see a rise in the use of drugs.”
Dr. Daly said the plan will also ensure that those patients who have been taking medications for a long time will not need to be prescribed new ones, as these will be automatically removed.
“It’s an important thing for those patients to have the right tools in place so that they can make the most of their time in a treatment setting,” she added.
“In the end, they’ll be able access all the best available options.”