New NICE guidance on the recognition, assessment and treatment of social anxiety disorder (2nd post)
Last updated on 14th June 2013
I wrote an initial blog post yesterday on this month's new NICE guideline on "Social anxiety disorder: recognition, assessment and treatment". In today's post I would like to focus more on the guideline's very interesting treatment recommendations.
Fascinatingly this NICE guidance comes down fair & square on the side of one-to-one cognitive therapy as the first line treatment for social anxiety disorder. So the authors write:
1.3.2 Offer adults with social anxiety disorder individual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) that has been specifically developed to treat social anxiety disorder (based on the Clark and Wells model or the Heimberg model; see recommendations 1.3.13 and 1.3.14).