The aim of this study was to identify available evidence-based computer-based interventions to reduce depressive symptoms. Therefore we conducted a systematic literature research. We identified 37 interventions which are mostly (51,4 %) based on methods of cognitive behavioral therapy alone. For the English language area there is a broad spectrum of internet-, computer- and smartphone-based interventions for patients with depressive symptoms. In the German language area availability of such interventions is still scarce. Linguistic and cultural adaptations of the foreign-language intervention systems would facilitate a substantial expansion of the available choices. In order to fully utilize the potential of computer-based interventions, it is important to clarify how to best provide these interventions to those in need.
|Translated title of the contribution||Computer-based interventions to reduce depressive symptoms - An overview of available and evidence-based programs|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Psychiatrie, Psychologie und Psychotherapie|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 03.2016|
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)