Recommendation ID
For people with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) who are ready to start a low-intensity intervention, what is the clinical effectiveness of physical activity compared with waiting-list control?
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Why this is important:- The evidence base for the effectiveness of physical activity in reducing anxiety symptoms is substantially smaller than that for depression. However, where evidence exists there are signs that physical activity could help to reduce anxiety. As generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is a commonly experienced mental health disorder the results of this study will have important implications in widening the range of treatment options available in the NHS.

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