Summary of NICE guidance for GAD and panic disorder

Karoline Brennan, Senior Medicines Information Pharmacist, North West Medicines Information CentreSource North West Medicines Information CentrePublished

Since this edition of NICE Bites was published, NICE has updated their guidance to include SNRIs as suitable for longer-term management of panic disorder, and to reflect MHRA advice on citalopram and SSRI prescribing. Please go to NICE for details and to check for any further updates to this guideline.

NICE Bites is a monthly bulletin which summarises key prescribing points from NICE guidance. NICE Bites No 26, February 2011 includes one guideline: Generalised anxiety disorder and panic disorder (NICE CG113).