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Anxiety - Patient decision aids

Changes/additions to materials (reviewed 11/04/11):

NICE updates anxiety guideline

Since these materials were published, NICE has published an updated clinical guideline for the management of generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and panic disorder (with or without agoraphobia) in adults (clinical guideline 113, January 2011). The recommendations relating to GAD have been updated. Those relating to panic disorder are unchanged from the previous guideline. Please see MeReC Rapid Review No. 2682 for a brief summary of the guidance. The NPC eLearning materials will be updated in 2011.

This patient decision aid focuses on anxiety.

The patient decision aids have been developed to help guide difficult decisions in which patients need to consider benefits versus risks. Decision aids prepare patients for decision making by increasing their knowledge about expected outcomes and personal values.

These documents are based on the best available evidence but are not a substitute for a discussion with a suitably skilled healthcare professional. We hope that their use in such discussions will result in better informed, patient-focused decision making.

You can view the decision aid on the screen by clicking on or downloading and printing the 'PDF'.

Download a copy of the anxiety patient decision aid

If you are interested in finding out more about how to make the best use out of patient decision aids, please see our e-learning resources on shared decision-making with patients

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