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Neuro-Linguistic Programming for the Treatment of Adults with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, General Anxiety Disorder, or Depression: A Review of Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines [Internet]. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 2014 Nov 3.

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Neuro-Linguistic Programming for the Treatment of Adults with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, General Anxiety Disorder, or Depression: A Review of Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines [Internet].

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CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR DECISION OR POLICY MAKING

There was no clinical evidence identified on NLP for the treatment of adults with PTSD, GAD, or depression. No guidelines on the use of NLP on patients with PTSD or GAD were found. One SIGN guideline on non-pharmacologic treatments for depression reported that no evidence specific to depression and meeting guideline inclusion criteria was identified for NLP.

Even though NLP has been suggested for a wide variety of psychological conditions, there are limitations in clinical evidence validating its assumptions. Reviews and dissertations on NLP have agreed that there is little evidence that NLP interventions improve health-related outcomes in patients with speech anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, phobia, or PTSD.1419

In summary, given the lack of available evidence, NLP validity in the treatment of PTSD, GAD or depression is difficult to ascertain.

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