Information for the public

About this information

NICE clinical guidelines advise the NHS on caring for people with specific conditions or diseases and the treatments they should receive. The information applies to people using the NHS in England and Wales.

This information explains the advice about the care and treatment of people with common mental health problems that is set out in NICE clinical guideline 123.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you are an adult (aged 18 years or older) who is experiencing a common mental health problem such as depression and/or anxiety disorder (including generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and social anxiety disorder).

No, if you are experiencing a mental health problem that is not listed above.

  • Information Standard