Social anxiety disorder (CG159)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'social anxiety disorder'
This clinical guideline offers evidence-based advice on the recognition, assessment and treatment of social anxiety disorder in children and young people (from school age to 17 years) and adults (aged 18 years and older). It includes a recommendation on the treatment of specific phobias that updates and replaces the section of NICE technology appraisal guidance 97 that deals with phobia.
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: social anxiety disorder
This page was last updated: 02 September 2013
- Web format
- NICE Guideline (PDF)
- Full Guideline
- CG159 Anhwylder gorbryder cymdeithasol: Gwybodaeth i'r cyhoedd (fformat MS Word)
Information for the public
Implementation tools and resources
- Baseline assessment tool
- Clinical audit tool
- Costing report
- Costing template
- CG159 Social anxiety disorder: podcast - with a service user
- CG159 Social anxiety disorder: podcast - with service user representative from the guideline development group
- CBT competence framework and list of treatment manuals for CBT
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The summary of the key recommendations in the guidance written for patients, carers and those with little medical knowledge and may be used in local patient information leaflets.
Quick Reference Guide
The quick reference guide presents recommendations for health professionals
The published NICE clinical guideline, contains the recommendations for health professionals and NHS bodies.
The published full clinical guideline for specialists with background, evidence, recommendations and methods used.