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Internet-based cognitive-behavioral self help for depression
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Clinical and Social Psychology.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4753-6745
2006 (English)In: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, ISSN 1473-7175, Vol. 6, no 11, 1637-1642 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Depression is a common condition that can be treated in many different ways. Accumulating evidence suggests that self help, based on cognitive-behavioral principles, is an evidence-based treatment for mild-to-moderate depression. Self help commonly requires some form of guidance, but can still be cost effective and the results are often similar to what can be observed in face-to-face therapy. Recently, the possibility of administering cognitive-behavioral treatment via the internet has been explored. There are several advantages to using the internet, the main one being that it bridges distances and is readily available for an increasing number of people in the world. While few controlled studies have examined the effects of internet-delivered self help for depression, the results are promising for applications that involve brief therapist input. Future possible applications of internet-based self help are discussed. © 2006 Future Drugs Ltd.

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2006. Vol. 6, no 11, 1637-1642 p.
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Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Depression, Internet delivered, Self help, Stepped-care
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-50093DOI: 10.1586/14737175.6.11.1637OAI: diva2:270989
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2014-11-28

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