Why is France refunding pills but not counselling?

Counselling is usually not state-reimbursed

Why are antidepressants free but sessions with psychologists are not?  A.H.

Sessions with a psychologue in France are the usual equivalent of seeing a counsellor or psychotherapist in the UK and, as you say, they are largely not reimbursed by the French social security system, whereas antidepressant medicines are.

This is partly because a psychologue is not a medical doctor – although they will have ...

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