- National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE
- Publication date:
- 25 May 2011
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 and panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and body dysmorphic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and social anxiety disorder.
This guideline includes recommendations on:
- improving access to services
- stepped care
- identification and assessment
- treatment and referral for treatment
- developing local care pathways
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 August 2018. We found no new evidence that affects the recommendations of this guideline.