HC Deb 11 July 2002 vol 388 c1217W
Mr. Heald

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how widespread the use of cognitive behaviour therapy is; and in which parts of England it is not available. [68139]

Jacqui Smith

The Department has made no recent assessment of the use of cognitive behaviour therapy. However, cognitive behaviour therapy is recognised as an effective treatment for a range of mental health problems and information relating to this treatment can be found in the national service framework for mental health (www.doh.gov.uk/mentalhealth). The Department has also published a guideline 'Treatment Choice in Psychological Therapies and Counselling' and a booklet for service users that contain information about cognitive behaviour therapy and the common mental disorders for which its use is indicated.

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