Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy (cCBT) as treatment for depression in primary care (REEACT trial): large scale pragmatic randomised controlled trial

BMJ, 11 November 2015

This study assesses the effectiveness of supported computerised cognitive behaviour therapy (cCBT) as an adjunct to usual primary care for adults with depression.

The study concludes that supported cCBT does not substantially improve depression outcomes compared with usual GP care alone. In this study, neither a commercially available nor free to use computerised CBT intervention was superior to usual GP care.

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Online mental health services

NHS Choices, April 2015

NHS Choices have produced an overview of online mental health services for depression, anxiety and other conditions which have been approved by NICE.  Research shows that these online services can be just as effective as having face-to-face therapy with a therapist.

You may be able to use these online services for free on the NHS. Ask your GP or contact the services themselves directly to find out.  You can also pay for online mental health support privately if it’s not available on the NHS in your area.

Click here for further information.