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NHS
National Institute for
Health and Clinical Excellence
Issue date: February 2006
Computerised cognitive
behaviour therapy for
depression and anxiety
Understanding NICE guidance ­
information for people with depression and
anxiety, their families and carers, and the public
Information about NICE Technology Appraisal 97

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Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy for Ordering information
depression and anxiety
Ordering information
You can download the following documents from www.nice.org.uk/TA097
q This booklet.
q The full guidance on this appraisal.
q A short version for healthcare professionals ­ the quick reference guide.
q The assessment report ­ details of all the studies that were looked at.…read more

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Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy for Contents
depression and anxiety
Contents
What is NICE guidance? 4
What are depression and anxiety? 5
What is CCBT? 6
What has NICE recommended on CCBT? 7
What should I do next? 8
Will NICE review its guidance? 8
Further information 9
Information about NICE Technology Appraisal 97…read more

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Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy for What is NICE guidance?
depression and anxiety
What is NICE guidance?
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is the
independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance
on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment
of ill health. One of NICE's roles is to produce guidance
(recommendations) on the use of medicines, medical equipment,
diagnostic tests and clinical and surgical procedures within the NHS.…read more

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Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy for What are depression and
depression and anxiety anxiety?
What are depression and anxiety?
Depression and anxiety are mental health disorders. Depression
involves feelings of sadness, despair, loss of hope and lack of interest
in life that deepen and persist over time and may not have any
obvious cause. People with severe depression may be unable to eat or
sleep, to take part in social activities or to concentrate. Some people
with severe depression think about suicide.…read more

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Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy for What is CCBT?
depression and anxiety
What is CCBT?
In computerised cognitive behaviour therapy ­ or CCBT for short ­
the cognitive behaviour therapy is delivered using a computer. The
CCBT may be in addition to or instead of sessions with a therapist.
There are several different CCBT programs available to treat anxiety
and depression.…read more

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Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy for What has NICE recommended?
depression and anxiety
What has NICE recommended on CCBT?
During the appraisal, NICE's Appraisal Committee read and heard
evidence from:
q good-quality studies of CCBT
q doctors with specialist knowledge of depression and anxiety and
their treatment
q individuals with specialist knowledge of the issues affecting people
with depression and anxiety
q organisations representing the views of people who will be
affected by the guidance (because they have, or care for someone
with, the condition or…read more

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Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy for What should I do next?
depression and anxiety
OCFighter is not recommended for people with obsessive-compulsive
disorder who are not already using it. People who are currently using
OCFighter either:
q as part of their treatment, or
q as part of a clinical trial
should have the option to continue with the treatment until they,
their GP and/or specialist think it is right to stop.…read more

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Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy for Further information
depression and anxiety
Further information
The NICE website (www.nice.org.uk) has further information about
NICE and the full guidance on computerised cognitive behaviour
therapy for depression and anxiety that has been issued to the NHS.
The assessment report, which contains details of the studies that
were looked at, is also available from the NICE website.…read more

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