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• Depression is one of the most prevalent and costly mental health issues worldwide.

• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been a long-standing treatment for patients with depression. CBT has been proven to reduce or eliminate depression symptoms while increasing quality of life.

• Due to lack of access to care and a deficiency of mental health providers throughout the United States, the frequent and lengthy visits that are required for traditional CBT may not be an option.

• The use of internet based CBT has been studied as an alternative to traditional therapy and may serve to fill a gap in current care.

• This review of literature examined the use of internet based forms of CBT in patients ages 18 and older.

• Internet based forms reviewed included videoconferencing, computer based therapy and smartphone applications.

• Current research was examined to determine the safety of internet based CBT and compare the cost and outcomes to in- person therapy.


Physician Assistant Studies

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Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy -- instrumentation; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy -- methods; Depressive Disorder -- therapy; Telemedicine


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Psychiatric and Mental Health

Evaluating Internet Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Adults with Depression