NHS to prescribe cognitive behavioural therapy apps to children with anxiety

Draft guidance from Nice conditionally recommends digital CBT with support from a mental health professional

Children as young as five who suffer from anxiety are to be prescribed cognitive behavioural therapy apps on the NHS via mobile phones, tablets and computers.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice), the health regulator, has conditionally recommended digital CBT for use in the health service to help children and young people with symptoms of mild to moderate anxiety.

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