The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) sets the standards for high quality healthcare and encourages healthy living. Note that NICE guidelines are developed in the UK for their specific health settings and as such, some health service recommendations may not translate to the Australian context. NICE guidelines are however based on robust international research evidence which can help inform Australian based practitioners in their assessment and treatment practices.
This guideline on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) covers:
- the care people with OCD or BDD can expect to receive from their GP or other healthcare professional
- what treatments may be offered, including psychological therapies and medication
- the services that may help with OCD or BDD, including specialist mental health services
- how families and carers may be able to support people with OCD and BDD, and how they can get support for themselves.
Click here for the full NICE guidance and related documents.