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Management of panic disorder
and generalised anxiety disorder
in adults
Understanding NICE guidance ­ information for
people with panic disorder or generalised anxiety
disorder, their families and carers, and the public
In April 2007, NICE issued a new version of this information
to take account of some changes in the recommendations
in the NICE guideline. NICE made these changes after
new advice was issued by the Medicines and Healthcare
products Regulatory Agency on prescribing a drug
called venlafaxine.
December 2004,
with amendments
April 2007
Information about NICE Clinical Guideline 22 (amended)

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Management of panic disorder and generalised anxiety disorder in
Understanding NICE guidance ­ information for people with panic
disorder or generalised anxiety disorder, their families and carers,
and the public
Issue date: April 2007
To order copies
Copies of this booklet can be ordered from the NHS Response Line;
telephone 0870 1555 455 and quote reference number N1236.
A version in English and Welsh is also available, reference number
N1244. Mae fersiwn yn Gymraeg ac yn Saesneg ar gael hefyd,
rhif cyfeirnod N1244.…read more

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About this information 2
Clinical guidelines 3
What the recommendations cover 3
How guidelines are used in the NHS 5
If you want to read the other versions of 5
this guideline
About anxiety disorders 7
What you can expect if you have an 10
anxiety disorder
Panic disorder: support and treatment in 13
primary care
Psychological therapy 14
Medication 15
Self-help 20
If you don't feel better 21
Generalised anxiety disorder: support and 22
treatment in primary care
Psychological therapy 24
Medication 25…read more

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About this information
This information describes the guidance that
the National Institute for Health and Clinical
Excellence (called NICE for short) has issued to
the NHS on anxiety disorders. (There is more
about anxiety disorders on page 7.…read more

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Clinical guidelines
Clinical guidelines are recommendations
for good practice. The guidelines produced by
NICE are prepared by groups of healthcare
professionals, patients and carers and their
representatives, and scientists. The groups look
at the evidence available on the best way of
treating or managing a condition and make
recommendations based on this evidence.
There is more about NICE and the way that
the NICE guidelines are developed on the NICE
website (…read more

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The recommendations address:
· diagnosis
· medication
· psychological treatments
· self-care.
The guideline does not cover the care of people
with other anxiety disorders such as post-
traumatic stress disorder or obsessive compulsive
disorder, which will be addressed in separate
guidelines. The guideline does not cover the
care of people who have both anxiety and
depression. NICE has also issued a guideline on
depression. See page 35 for more information.
The information that follows tells you about the
NICE guideline on anxiety.…read more

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How guidelines are used in the NHS
In general, healthcare professionals working in
the NHS are expected to follow NICE's clinical
guidelines. But there will be times when the
recommendations will not be suitable for some
people for reasons including their specific
medical condition, their general health, their
wishes, or a combination of these.…read more

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guideline and has been issued to people
working in the NHS
· the full guideline, which contains all the
details of the guideline recommendations and
how they were developed, and information
about the evidence on which they are based.
All versions of the guideline are available
from the NICE website (…read more

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About anxiety disorders
Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry
or fear, and can be mild or severe. It can have
many causes, such as pressure of work or family
problems. Everyone feels anxious sometimes but
having an anxiety disorder means that someone
feels anxious at inappropriate times and finds it
difficult to control their worries. Many people
have anxiety disorders. In Britain, about 1 in
20 adults have generalised anxiety disorder
and 1 in 100 have panic disorder.…read more

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There are a number of anxiety disorders that
can be difficult to distinguish from one another.
Those that are covered by this guideline are
panic disorder and generalised anxiety disorder.
· Panic disorder ­ people with panic disorder
sometimes feel panicky or anxious and may
make changes to their life in order to avoid
situations that make them feel this way.
They will not have these symptoms all of the
time.…read more


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