Recommendation ID
In well-defined generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), what is the clinical and cost effectiveness of two cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) based low-intensity interventions (CCBT and guided bibliotherapy) compared with a waiting-list control?
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Why this is important:- Psychological treatments are a recommended therapeutic option for people with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). CCBT is a promising low-intensity intervention for GAD that does not yet have a substantial evidence base. It is therefore important to establish whether CCBT is an effective and cost-effective treatment that should be provided for GAD, and how it compares with other low-intensity interventions such as guided bibliotherapy. The results of this trial will have important implications for the provision, accessibility and acceptability of psychological treatment 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