Research recommendation(s) from an individual piece of guidance
- Common mental health problems: identification and pathways to care
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Research recommendations coming out of this guidance
- Comprehensive assessment versus a brief assessment:- For people with a suspected common mental health disorder, what is the clinical and cost effectiveness of using a comprehensive assessment (conducted by mental health professional) versus a brief assessment (conducted by a paraprofessional)?
- 'Walking across’ from one assessment instrument to another:- What methodology should be used to allow ‘walking across’ from one assessment instrument for common mental health disorders to another?
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder scale (GAD-2) for people with suspected anxiety disorders:- In people with suspected anxiety disorders, what is the clinical utility of using the GAD-2 compared with routine case identification to accurately identify different anxiety disorders? Should an avoidance question be added to improve case identification?
- Routine outcome measurement:- In people with a common mental health disorder, what is the clinical utility of routine outcome measurement and is it cost effective compared with standard care?
- Use of a simple algorithm compared with a standard clinical assessment:- For people with a common mental health disorder, is the use of a simple algorithm (based on factors associated with treatment response), when compared with a standard clinical assessment, more clinically and cost effective?
- Priority of treatment for people with anxiety and depression:- For people with both anxiety and depression, which disorder should be treated first to improve their outcomes?