Research group has shown that computer-assisted therapy works for depression
Improving the Efficiency of Psychotherapy for Depression: Computer-Assisted Versus Standard CBT
(Collaboration of University of Pennsylvania & University of Louisville Depression Center)
Michael E. Thase, M.D., Jesse H. Wright, M.D., Ph.D., Tracy D. Eells, Ph.D., M.B.A., Marna S. Barrett, Ph.D., Stephen R. Wisniewski, Ph.D., G.K. Balasubramani, Ph.D., Paul McCrone, Ph.D., Gregory K. Brown, Ph.D.
Published online: October 03, 2017 | https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2017.17010089
The study findings indicate that a method of CCBT that blends Internet-delivered skill-building modules with about 5 hours of therapeutic contact was noninferior to a conventional course of CBT that provided over 8 additional hours of therapist contact. Future studies should focus on dissemination and optimizing therapist support methods to maximize the public health significance of CCBT.