Recommendation ID
What are the benefits of a primary care-based collaborative care approach to improving the treatment of generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) compared with usual care?
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Why this is important:- Most people with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) in the UK do not receive evidence-based management and poor recognition of GAD by GPs contributes to a lack of appropriate interventions being offered. There is some evidence that complex interventions involving the training of primary care practitioners, together with a collaborative care approach involving GPs, other primary care practitioners and mental health professionals, can improve the uptake of evidence-based interventions and clinical and functional outcomes for people with GAD. However, these approaches have not been evaluated in primary care in the UK. Given the differences between the organisation of primary care in different countries, such as the US, it is important to demonstrate whether these approaches can also be effective in the UK.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Generalised anxiety disorder and panic disorder in adults: management
Date issued
January 2011

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No