My GP’s statement on mental health

I visited my GP yesterday for the first time in over 3 years. We exchanged pleasantries as we always do, and had a brief catch up. On finding out about what I’m studying my Masters in, he said something along the lines of:

“Psychology and mental health are very important. I think it accounts for about 50% of the patient cases here at the medical practice.”

What a profound statement to make. Though I was surprised at how high that percentage was, I wasn’t so surprised in the grand scheme of things.

Just adds more fuel to the fire dictating that we need to give mental health at least as much attention as we do to physical health and ailments.

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