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The National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health and NICE would
like to point out that one of the recommendations summarised in BMJ 2011;
2011; 342:c7460 was reworded before publication of the guideline but after
acceptance of the BMJ manuscript. The recommendation in the guideline now
"If a person with GAD chooses drug treatment, offer a selective
serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Consider offering sertraline first
because it is the most cost-effective drug, but note that at the time of
publication (January 2011) sertraline did not have UK marketing
authorisation for this indication. Informed consent should be obtained
and documented. Monitor the person carefully for adverse reactions."