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[Correspondence] Improve access to quality primary care for patients with anxiety or depression

Graham Thornicroft (Feb 17, 2017, p 636)1 suggests that teams working on the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programmes have helped increase treatment rates for adults with anxiety or depression (from 24% in 2007, to 37% in 2014).2 However, from a primary care perspective, the proportion of people with these disorders who receive psychological therapy is still small.