Infographics

To get our results (see separate post) out into the world, we’ve produced four infographics summarising them. You can view or download them below. (Click image to view it larger)

They’re aimed at the four groups of people we think could benefit most from hearing about what we’ve found: 

  • Researchers studying depression
  • GPs
  • Policy makers who could try to change how NHS depression treatment works
  • People with depression

Infographic for researchers

Are GP records a good measure of depression episodes and treatment? We looked at the results of depression screening questionnaires taken by around 157,000 UK Biobank participants For 1,342 people with results suggesting depression, we asked... Was depression ever mentioned in their GP records? 67% had no mention of depression in their records We also asked 26 people about their experiences of going to a doctor for depression 84% had gone to the doctor with half or less of their episodes so most episodes were not taken to a doctor 50% had used private talking therapy instead Many had managed their episodes using things like exercise, meditation, yoga or social contact Meaning many of the ways they treated their depression would not be visible in health records This research was co-produced with people with lived experience of depression It was part of the user-led citizen science project Depression Detectives https://blogs.ed.ac.uk/depressiondetectives/
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Infographic for GPs

We asked 26 people about their experiences of going to a doctor for depression 84% had gone to the doctor with half or less of their episodes so most episodes were not taken to a doctor "I didn't think I was depressed 'enough' to justify going to a doctor" "[receptionists] would ask why I wanted to see a doctor and made me feel very uncomfortable" "I was dismissed and told it wasn't that bad and I just needed to buck up" "I really did not have the energy to keep pushing for appointments" "What really helped ... was the fact that I felt believed, they were supportive and non-judgmental" "My GP wasn't going to offer me talking therapy so there was no point in going once I had decided I didn't want drug treatment" "The GP who sees you often doesn’t know you at all. They are trying to keep appointment times short, and minimise time between appointments" Half of them had regretted not going afterwards This research was co-produced with people with lived experience of depression It was part of the user-led citizen science project Depression Detectives https://blogs.ed.ac.uk/depressiondetectives/
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Infographic for policymakers

Infographic for policymakers

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Infographic for people with depression

Infographic for people with depression

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For high-resolution copies please email iona.beange@ed.ac.uk

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