Friday, 16 November 2007

Go online to beat depression

In my reality, this story falls into the category of "dog bites man," but in a country where 80-odd per cent of depressives routinely get prescribed drugs, I suppose it's revolutionary. I'll see if I can find the paper:

"Research conducted by The City University in London has revealed that patients with depression can experience considerable relief by having one hour per day of therapy online. Furthermore over 3 out of every 5 patients are able to cease treatment after only eight sessions."
(Source: Go online to beat depression)

Not that this will devastate antidepressant sales if it catches on, or anything. Because that would be awful.

Related link
City releases research into computerised cognitive behavioural therapy

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