Study: Computer-assisted cognitive behavioral therapy (CCBT) improved depression for primary care patients (MobiHealth News):
Researchers found patients who used CCBT in addition to regular treatment led to “significantly greater improvement” on the Patient Health Questionnaire–9, used to screen for and measure depressive symptoms. Those results also held up over time.
“Results of this study show that treatment for depression in primary care can be enhanced by the addition of CCBT to TAU [treatment as usual],” the study’s authors wrote. “After 12 weeks of acute treatment, CCBT significantly outperformed TAU in reducing PHQ‑9 scores; these positive results were maintained over the 3- and 6‑month follow-up intervals. Remission rates were more than double for CCBT compared with TAU at all time points.” [Read more…] about Computer-assisted cognitive behavior therapy (CCBT) may outperform Treatment as Usual (TAU) in helping patients reduce depression, improve 6‑month remission rates