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Wow! Psychotherapy for the Depressed Online?

Instant messaging of therapy for depressed patients yields surprisingly good results.

Can Internet psychotherapy for depression benefit patients? A randomized, controlled trial conducted in Britain of cognitive-behavorial therapy delivered online in real time to depressed patients resulted in 42% recovery compared to 26% recovery in the traditional treatment group. This method of delivery could broaden access and improve drop-out rates.

PositiveTip: Feeling a bit blue? Maybe an instant message of encouragement from God's Word would help! "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight (Proverbs 3:5-6).