If you’re feeling depressed but can’t see a psychiatrist in person, the next best thing says The Lancet could be tweeting or instant messaging.
‘The Psychiatrist Will Tweet You Now’ Studies and actual practice have already shown that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) does not need to be delivered in a face-to-face setting.
Researchers report in the Aug. 22nd issue of The Lancet: Online CBT with patients suffering from depression communicating in real time with therapists via instant messaging, or IM was not only effective, but could broaden access to treatment.
CBT is an approach to depression and other ailments aimed at identifying and modifying harmful, negative thinking patterns and the behaviors associated with them. Read more from the Source ABC News
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