In her debut blog, Jemma Baker reports on a systematic review and meta-analysis investigating the effectiveness of computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for depression and anxiety in adolescents.[read the full story...]
Culturally-diverse populations in Canada and online therapy: is it a one size fits all model?
In her debut blog, Aimeerose Lumsden reviews a mixed methods study focusing on whether online therapy is culturally sensitive for diverse clients.[read the full story...]
Online support more helpful for youth anxiety than depression, according to recent review
In her debut blog, Laura Hankey summarises findings from a recent systematic review and meta-analysis investigating the effectiveness of internet-based interventions for depression and anxiety in children and young people.[read the full story...]
Blended CBT for depression: does it affect the working alliance?
Destiny Kumari summarises a study on practitioners’ experience of the working alliance in a blended CBT intervention for depression.[read the full story...]
Can gaming interventions help treat youth depression or anxiety?
Theo Kyriacou and Andie Ashdown summarise a systematic review which finds that gaming interventions may be useful for depression, but not anxiety, in young people.[read the full story...]
CBT reduces depressive symptoms in mothers with perinatal depression, but many questions remain unanswered
In her debut blog, Kyla Vaillancourt summarises an umbrella review, which suggests that CBT is the most effective treatment for reducing symptoms of perinatal depression. However, many questions remain about psychological support for mothers, infants and families during the perinatal period.[read the full story...]
Telemental health: mega-blog on remote mental health care during the pandemic
In her debut blog, Philippa Clery presents the findings of three studies from the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit, which explore the acceptability and efficacy of telemental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.[read the full story...]
Talking to young people about online safety: the who, what, when and how
In his debut blog, Luke Bayliss explores a Delphi study that will help mental health practitioners to converse with young people about their online activities and impact on mental health.[read the full story...]
Apps to support the mental health of young people: flashy and available versus evidence-based and hidden?
Belinda Platt highlights a new review of mental health apps for young people, which finds there are many apps which seem appealing to young people but have no evidence-base, but only a handful of apps with a sound evidence-base which are available to young people.[read the full story...]
Clinician-supported computerised CBT effective in US primary care, but what about digital exclusion?
In her debut blog, Sue Brown explores an RCT from the US, which finds that computerised CBT was effective at treating depression in primary care patients, and was also beneficial to those with lower educational attainment, reading proficiency and incomes.[read the full story...]