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Posted Nov 04 2009 10:03pm

Interesting free fulltext article on a web-based intervention aimed at depression, tested in Germany.

Effectiveness of a Novel Integrative Online Treatment for Depression (Deprexis): Randomized Controlled Trial

by Björn Meyer; Thomas Berger; Franz Caspar; Christopher G Beevers; Gerhard Andersson; Mario Weissz, recently published in Journal of Medical Internet Research.

To evaluate the effectiveness of the Web-based intervention in a randomized controlled trial there were 396 adults recruited via Internet depression forums in Germany. Study showed that an integrative online treatment program—Deprexis—was effective in improving symptoms of depression among many of these.

On average, program users experienced lasting symptom reductions and improvements in functioning, whereas those who did not use the program remained at their original level of distress and dysfunction.

Future studies could examine how the program can best be deployed to reach those who might benefit from its use, how large-scale adoption of the program could help address unmet treatment needs, and how the therapeutic effects achieved by the program unfold on changes at the behavioral, cognitive, interpersonal, and other levels of analysis.

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Interesting free fulltext article on a web-based intervention aimed at depression, tested in Germany.

Effectiveness of a Novel Integrative Online Treatment for Depression (Deprexis): Randomized Controlled Trial

by Björn Meyer; Thomas Berger; Franz Caspar; Christopher G Beevers; Gerhard Andersson; Mario Weissz, recently published in Journal of Medical Internet Research.

To evaluate the effectiveness of the Web-based intervention in a randomized controlled trial there were 396 adults recruited via Internet depression forums in Germany. Study showed that an integrative online treatment program—Deprexis—was effective in improving symptoms of depression among many of these.

On average, program users experienced lasting symptom reductions and improvements in functioning, whereas those who did not use the program remained at their original level of distress and dysfunction.

Future studies could examine how the program can best be deployed to reach those who might benefit from its use, how large-scale adoption of the program could help address unmet treatment needs, and how the therapeutic effects achieved by the program unfold on changes at the behavioral, cognitive, interpersonal, and other levels of analysis.

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