6 Internet-supported versus face-to-face cognitive behavior therapy for depression
2016 (English)In: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, ISSN 1473-7175, E-ISSN 1744-8360, Vol. 16, no 1, 55-60 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) PublishedText
Major depression and depressive symptoms are highly prevalent and there is a need for different forms of psychological treatments that can be delivered from a distance at a low cost. In the present review the authors contrast face-to-face and Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy (ICBT) for depression. A total of five studies are reviewed in which guided ICBT was directly compared against face-to-face CBT. Meta-analytic summary statistics were calculated for the five studies involving a total of 429 participants. The average effect size difference was Hedges g=0.12 (95% CI: -0.06-0.30) in the direction of favoring guided ICBT. The small difference in effect has no implication for clinical practice. The overall empirical status of clinician-guided ICBT for depression is commented on and future challenges are highlighted. Among these are developing treatments for patients with more severe and long-standing depression and for children, adolescents and the elderly. Also, there is a need to investigate mechanisms of change.
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TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD , 2016. Vol. 16, no 1, 55-60 p.
Cognitive behavior therapy; depression; face-to-face treatment; Internet delivery; mood disorders
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-125156DOI: 10.1586/14737175.2015.1125783ISI: 000368642400001PubMedID: 26610160OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-125156DiVA: diva2:903414
Funding Agencies|Swedish research council; Linkoping University; E-COMPARED project (EC)2016-02-152016-02-152016-02-15