Can Cognitive Therapy on the Internet Help with Depression After Brain Injury?

Can Cognitive Therapy on the Internet Help with Depression After Brain Injury?

A brief summary of current research.

Evaluation of an online cognitive behavioural therapy program by patients with traumatic brain injury and depression

Topolovec-Vranic, J , Cullen, N , Michalak , A, Ouchterlony, D, Bhalerao , S, Masanic, C, & Cusimano, MD (2010). Brain Injury Vol. 24 (5), pp 762-772.

This study examined whether internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) could be useful in reducing depression in patients with mild or moderate TBI. Findings showed that scores on the depression scales significantly decreased after completion of the web-based intervention and again, after one year. However, if patients had problems with reading comprehension, concentration, and memory, they might not be able to take advantage of this type of program.

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Posted on BrainLine July 7, 2010

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