Videoconference delivered CBT for anxiety disorders: working alliance and intolerance of uncertainty

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Tyler Hughes blogs about a randomised controlled trial which explores therapeutic alliance in videoconference delivered CBT for anxiety.

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Internet-based psychotherapy may be cost-effective for anxiety and depression

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Ally Canaway blogs a systematic review which finds evidence of internet-based psychological interventions being cost-effective for depression and anxiety.

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Are apps for depression and anxiety worth the money?

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Andres Fonseca summarises a recent RCT which finds that apps for depression and anxiety in an IAPT service can be effective and cost effective.

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Digital CBT for eating disorders: a realistic way to bridge the treatment gap?

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Georgie Parker reviews a US cluster randomised controlled trial which finds that digital CBT is effective at reducing eating disorder symptoms in female college students.

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Digital interventions for suicidal thinking: a tale of two reviews

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In his debut blog, Wouter van Ballegooijen summarises two recent systematic reviews on digital interventions for suicidal thinking, which include more or less the same research, but come to quite different conclusions.

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CBT for health anxiety: should it be delivered in person or online?

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Francesca Bentivegna explores a timely RCT concluding that delivering internet-based (email) CBT for health anxiety is non-inferior to face to face CBT in the short-term. The study also concludes that iCBT is more cost-effective.

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Online psychotherapy for the COVID era: digital healthcare with insights from Auschwitz?

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M. David Enoch writes his debut elf blog on a recent article in the BJPsych Bulletin about the trailblazing use of online interventions to enable autonomous psychological care.

His blog also suggests that during the current pandemic we may learn something important from Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy, which was born out of the horrors of the World War II concentration camps.

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Guidance for online therapy during COVID-19

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Liesbeth Tip highlights the new OxCADAT guidance for psychotherapists providing online therapy for people with anxiety, panic or trauma.

This blog also contains many ideas and an extensive list of useful research and resources for delivering internet based treatment for people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Quit playing games with my… head? Online therapeutic games for LGBTQ+ youth #MindTech2019

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Will Koehler writes his debut Mental Elf blog on an exploratory study about how LGBT youth use the internet in relation to their mental health.

Follow #MindTech2019 on Twitter today to hear more from the lead author Mathijs Lucassen about this and other recent digital mental health research.

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What do teachers need to support student mental health?

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Rachel Symons summarises a qualitative study on teachers’ aspirations, needs and opinions regarding student mental health support in secondary schools.

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