Most depressed English communities ‘in north and Midlands’

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Analysis shows London v rest of England divide when it comes to mental health and treatment

The most depressed neighbourhoods in England are all in the north and the Midlands, with almost a quarter of patients at some GP surgeries seeking help for the condition, research by the Guardian shows.

Yet it is in these areas where psychiatrists are most scarce, with more than twice as many practitioners in London as in Yorkshire per head of population. Proportionately, more specialist psychiatric research and treatment is also undertaken in the capital.

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