Anxiety, Depression and Somatoform disorders are highly prevalent in primary care. Very often
these conditions remain undiscovered and/or untreated.
In order to ease this urgent health care problem in the future, the investigators conduct a
cluster-randomized controlled trial, implementing a tandem working cooperation between a
nurse practitioner (Counseling Assistant - CA) and a general practitioner (GP) on-site its
The CA's task is to enhance the patients abilities to engage in a better self-management of
their psychological symptoms and complaints, to enhance self-efficacy and empower the
patients to tackle problems of daily living.