for treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder issued by NICE
National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) today released
draft guidelines for the treatment of people diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive
service users and other interested parties are asked to provide
their comments - via registered stakeholders working with NICE -
on the guidelines.
draft guidelines quote research which found that OCD is the fourth
most prevalent mental health problem after depression, alcohol and
substance abuse, and social phobia.
2-3 per cent of the population will have OCD, state the draft guidelines.
will be accepted until June 20, and the full guidelines are expected
to be published in October.
guidelines aim to improve care and ensure the health service in
England and Wales is patient-centred.
on how to send comments on NICE's draft OCD guideline
NICE's draft guideline for
obsessive compulsive disorder (pdf)
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