Common mental health disorders: identification and pathways to care

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

The vast majority of diagnosed depression and anxiety disorders are treated in primary care (up to 90%). However, many individuals do not seek treatment and common mental health disorders often go unrecognised. Recognition of anxiety disorders is particularly poor in primary care and only a small minority of people experiencing anxiety disorders ever receive treatment.

This Guidelines summary covers the key priorities for implementation, and includes a stepped-care model.

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