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.