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This page highlights some of the common documents ( ) that you may require or links to pages within this website ( ).

This page is divided in to three section:


1) Common to both Anxiety Spectrum Disorders and Depression

2) Specific to Anxiety Spectrum Disorders

3) Specific to Depression


1) Common to both Anxiety Spectrum Disorders and Depression

  • Assessment and Monitoring Tools

    • EPDS: Edinburgh Post Natal Depression Scale

    • EuroQoL

    • GAD 7: Generalised Anxiety Disorder

    • GDS 4: Geriatric Depression Scale

    • GDS 15: Geriatric Depression Scale

    • GP COG:

    • HAMA: Hamilton Anxiety Scale

    • HoNOS

    • PAS: Panic and Agoraphobia Scale

    • PHQ 9: Patient Health Questionnaire -9 Scoring Card

    • Raskin and Covi Scales (To identify predominant disease - depression or anxiety)

    • TAG: Threshold Assessment Grid

  • Exercise as Treatment (presentation)  

  • IAPT: Improving Access to Psychological Therapy: Information for referrers (Step 2)

  • IAPT: Improving Access to Psychological Therapy: Information for people who use services  (Step 2)

  • Non Medical Interventions (Step 2)

  • Medication - Co-morbidities to consider before prescribing (alcohol, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, dementia, drug interaction, epilepsy, risk of gastrointestinal bleed, older adults, pain, pregnancy and breast feeding) Parkinsons Disease, suicidality, under the age of 30 (Step 3)

  • Medication - Initial Treatment Consultation and Start of Medication Pathway (Step 3)

  • Medication - Licensed Indications of Medication (Step 3)

  • Medication - Swapping and/or Stopping Antidepressants(Step 3)

  • Medication - Side-Effect Profile (Step 3)

  • Patient choice and information

  • Pregnancy, lactation and immediate post partum

  • Screening questions for both Anxiety Spectrum Disorder and Depression before choosing pathway with predominant symptoms to continue (Step 1)

  • Signposting Document: Help patient to find appropriate local Surrey, national voluntary organisation or social service, depending on cause of problem/disease/contributing factors (Step 2)

  • Sleep Management (Step 2)

  • Suicidal Behaviour and Suicide Risk Assessment

2) Specific to Anxiety Spectrum Disorder

  • Definitions of each of the anxiety spectrum disorders


3) Specific to Depression

  • Agomelatine: Information Sheet -NHS Surrey Area Prescribing Committee

  • Chronic physical health problems (Step 1)

  • Depression - Atypical (Step 4)

  • Depression - Psychotic depression (Step 4)

  • Depression - Recurrent (Step 4)

  • Depression - Treatment-resistant (Step 4)

  • Learning disability or acquired cognitive impairment (Step 1)

  • Medications that may be associated with depression

  • Patient Information Leaflets including information for patients on what to expect from doctors or prescribers

    • Managing Low Mood

    • Managing Mild Depression

    • Managing Moderate Depression

    • Managing Severe Depression



4) External Web Sites

  •  Choice and Medication

  • Electronic Medicines Compendium: Patient information leaflets

  • First Steps in NHS Surrey: For people experiencing mild mental health and emotional difficulties.

  • National Institute of Clinical Excellence

  • NICE Bipolar Disorder Guidelines  

  • NHS Choices

  • Surrey and Borders Choice and Medication Website: To find out more about mental health conditions, treatments and medication

  • The UK Teratology Information Service, Telephone 0844 892 0909