Common mental health problems: identification and pathways to care : guidance (CG123)

Source:
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE
Publication date:
25 May 2011

Abstract

This guideline covers care for people aged 18 and over with common mental health problems, with a focus on primary care. It aims to improve access to services for adults and how mental health problems are identified and assessed, and makes recommendations on local care pathways.

Management of specific mental health problems is covered by NICE guidelines on depression, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and social anxiety disorder.

Recommendations

This guideline includes recommendations on:

Who is it for?

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Commissioners and providers
  • Adults with mental health problems and their families and carers

Is this guideline up to date?

We checked this guideline in February 2014. We identified no major studies that will affect the recommendations in the next 3–5 years.

Next review: January 2019

Guideline development process

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