Online Therapy Proven to be Effective for Depression
They found the Internet-delivered CBT was effective in reducing depressive symptoms. Online therapy also maintained the positive effects on symptoms for six months after the therapy. The study found no statistically significant difference in depressive symptoms between studies where clinicians participated in the online program and those without clinician assistance in the CBT treatment.
The researchers conclude that online CBT is effective in reducing depressive symptoms and may be a good treatment modality for individuals unable to access traditional face-to-face therapy.