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.[read the full story...]
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.[read the full story...]
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.[read the full story...]
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.[read the full story...]
Maria Loades explores a randomised controlled trial of people with depression, which looks at the impact and change of attitudes towards internet interventions.[read the full story...]
Lina Gega from the Closing the Gap Network explores a recent review of digital technology for health promotion, which looks at opportunities to address excess mortality in people living with severe mental illness.[read the full story...]
Sarah Knowles looks at a next-generation social media-based relapse prevention intervention for youth depression, explored in an Australian qualitative study looking at social networking, safety and clinical benefit.[read the full story...]
Laura Hemming presents a recent qualitative study of staff views on the use of the Internet and smartphones for digital self-management of severe mental health problems.[read the full story...]
Sarah McDonald summarises the INTERBED RCT, which explores the effect of Internet-based guided self-help versus individual face-to-face CBT on full or subsyndromal binge eating disorder in overweight or obese patients.[read the full story...]
Today is the start of Digital Mental Health week, so look out for blogs, webinars, podcasts and loads of social media on the latest digital mental health research #DigiMHweek!
We start with Sarah Rowe blogging about a qualitative study that explores users’ experiences of an online intervention for bipolar disorder.[read the full story...]