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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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