Friday, 20 November 2015

Is computerised therapy for adults with depression the way forward?

Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (cCBT) was initially developed due to the demand for face-to-face CBT. There are many arguments for and against this method of therapy.

A recent trial "Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy (cCBT) as treatment for depression in primary care (REEACT trial): large scale pragmatic randomised controlled trial" looked at the efficacy of cCBT.

View the article published in the BMJ here.

1 comment:

  1. From a patient’s long-term perspective, what would it take to disprove the null hypothesis – any form of psychological therapy in the UK healthcare system wouldn’t improve their long-term condition?

    I’d guess that to effectively treat patients in the long term, and prevent future suffering, the originating causes need to be addressed. IAW, hold psychological therapy to the same standard of care expected in other medical treatments.

    What forms of medicine don’t require an etiological approach, other than psychology and psychiatry?