Online Tools Aid Mental Health Wellness, Treatment
Internet-based wellness trackers and online interventions can reach targeted groups of patients and achieve significant symptom improvement, new research shows. Here at the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) 24th Congress, investigators from Madrid, Spain, presented results showing that a wellness tracker may allow the development of tailored therapies to specific patient groups by using patient profiles. A second presentation showed that Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) modules, tested in Ireland, achieved significant reductions in depressive symptoms that were sustained over 6 months.
@pawan To determine the sociodemographic and clinical profile of the users and to identify any variables that would predict usage, Bonal-Giménez and colleagues invited all patients attending their institution's psychiatry unit over a 1-year period to register for MEMind.