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.
This guideline includes recommendations on:
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