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Anthony Toft and Geoffrey Beckett gave a pretty accurate response to this question almost 10 years ago, and it’s still as relevant today as it was then: “It is extraordinary that more than 100 years since the first description of the treatment of hypothyroidism and the current availability of refined diagnostic tests, debate is continuing about its diagnosis and management”. [Toft A, Beckett G, BMJ 2003 (8 Feb); 325:295-296].
A GP on an exchange visit to the UK stated “In New Zealand, I see a depressed patient perhaps once in two weeks. In the UK, it seemed that every other patient displayed depressive features”.
Matthew Par, writing in the Spectator, 28 July “An eye opening day with a busy GP” made two penetrating observations: “I was deeply struck by how great a part anxiety and depression seem to play in the apparently medical conditions of those we saw” and “What I did not see much of was, in the fullest sense, diagnosis”.