NICE guideline on common mental health disorders
25 May 2011
NICE has published a guideline to improve identification, assessment, treatment and referral of common mental health disorders.
Common mental health disorders can affect up to 15% of the population at any one time. They include depression, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety disorder.
This new NICE draws on existing NICE guidelines and makes new recommendations on how patients are assessed, and when and how they are referred to other services for treatment. More more information, see the NICE website.