Effects of Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy for anxiety and mood disorders
2007 (English)In: Review series. Psychiatry, ISSN 1401-9302, Vol. 9Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The Internet has revolutionized access to health information and made communication over long distances easier. This article reviews the use of the Internet for delivery of cognitive behaviour therapy. As a starting point the concept of guided self-help is introduced. We next present the treatment approach and different protocols briefly. Next, Swedish studies on panic disorder, social phobia, and depression are summarized using meta-analytic techniques. Implementation in regular clinical setting is discussed with a focus on efficacy versus effectiveness, training of therapist, combined treatments and cost-effectiveness. We conclude that Internet treatment is likely to become a treatment option for suitable patients in the future.
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2007. Vol. 9
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-38201Local ID: 42570OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-38201DiVA: diva2:259050