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Q In community dwelling patients with depression, do websites offering information about depression or cognitive therapy reduce depressive symptoms?
Clinical impact ratings GP/FP/Primary care ★★★★★★☆ Mental health ★★★★☆☆☆ Psychiatry ★★★★★☆☆
randomised controlled trial.
Follow up period:
6 weeks of intervention.
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
525 patients 18–52 years of age (mean age 36 y, 71% women) with access to the internet who had symptoms of depression (Kessler Psychological Distress Scale score ⩾22) but were not receiving clinical care from either a psychologist or psychiatrist.
(1) a website offering information about depression (BluePages, http://bluepages.anu.edu.au) (n = 165) or (2) cognitive behaviour therapy (MoodGYM, http://moodgym.anu.edu.au) (n = 182), …