Sickness benefit medical test caused massive increase in mental illness, research shows

“The programme of reassessing people on disability benefits using the Work Capability Assessment was independently associated with an increase in suicides, self-reported mental health problems and antidepressant prescribing. This policy may have had serious adverse consequences for mental health in England, which could outweigh any benefits that arise from moving people off disability benefits.”

Read more here: http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2015/11/17/sickness-benefit-medical-test-caused-massive-increase-in-mental-illness-research-shows/

and the original research document here: http://m.jech.bmj.com/content/early/2015/10/26/jech-2015-206209.full

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One thought on “Sickness benefit medical test caused massive increase in mental illness, research shows

  1. this is what fascism does to you – think back a week to all of those people at remembrance services, the war to end all wars, and look at how many of them are at war with our people today.

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