Web-based CBT effective for depression, QOL


The Australian National University, Canberra, reports that a web-based cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) program can be an effective tool in improving depression and quality of life. Callers to a national helpline with moderate to high psychological distress were randomized to an Internet CBT program, weekly telephone follow-ups, Internet CBT plus weekly telephone follow-up, or usual care (Farrer et al. PLoS One 2011;6:e28099; free full text at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3227639/pdf/pone.0028099.pdf).

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