Internet-based treatment of depression

P. Cuijpers, H. Riper, G. Andersson

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A considerable number of randomized controlled trials have shown that Internet-based interventions are effective in the treatment of depression. In the past years a large number of studies are currently focusing on how this knowledge can be used and implemented in mental health care, including preventive services, primary care, specialized mental health care, and general medical care. Furthermore, research on Internet interventions can directly incorporate many new technological applications of the Internet and mobile technology, serious gaming, avatars and automatic emotion recognition, and smartwatches. There is no doubt that this field of research will have a large and lasting impact on mental health care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-135
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Psychology
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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