BMC Psychiatry: How do community-based eye care practitioners approach depression in patients with low vision? A mixed methods study

6 January 2020

Claire Nollett, Rebecca Bartlett, Ryan Man, Timothy Pickles, Barbara Ryan & Jennifer H. Acton Background Clinically significant depressive symptoms are prevalent in people attending low vision clinics and often go undetected. The Low Vision Service Wales (LVSW) plans to introduce depression screening and management pathways. Prior to implementation there is an unmet need to understand how eye care practitioners providing

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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Access to Psychological Therapies for People with Sight Loss and Depression

21 May 2018
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

Dr Ian Petch, South West London and St George’s NHS Mental Health Trust     People with vision impairment have an increased risk of depression, new research suggests. Research commissioned by Thomas Pocklington Trust and undertaken by South West London and St George’s NHS Mental Health Trust and South West London Academic, Health and Social Care System found more training for support

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High Prevalence of Untreated Depression in Patients Accessing Low-Vision Services

20 May 2016
Source: Tom Margraine

The attached short paper is on the prevalence of depression (43%) in low vision services and we thought if of interest to the VISION 2020 UK Counselling and Emotional Support Services Committee.  

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Nollett Et Al, 2016
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High Prevalence of Untreated Depression in Patients Accessing Low-Vision Services

20 August 2015
Source: Ophtlamology

News about untreatable sight loss is devastating. Clinicians have an important role to play in determining when and how information is provided, gauging how effectively patients are likely to cope, and recognizing when someone needs to access treatment for their psychological distress. It is true that some resilient individuals are able to adjust, eventually, to their new situation, but many

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