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      Internet-administered cognitive behavior therapy for health problems: a systematic review

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          Cognitive-behavioral interventions are the most extensively researched form of psychological treatment and are increasingly offered through the Internet. Internet-based interventions may save therapist time, reduce waiting-lists, cut traveling time, and reach populations with health problems who can not easily access other more traditional forms of treatments. We conducted a systematic review of twelve randomized controlled or comparative trials. Studies were identified through systematic searches in major bibliographical databases. Three studies focused on patients suffering from pain, three on headache, and six on other health problems. The effects found for Internet interventions targeting pain were comparable to the effects found for face-to-face treatments, and the same was true for interventions aimed at headache. The other interventions also showed some effects, although effects differed across target conditions. Internet-delivered cognitive-behavioral interventions are a promising addition and complement to existing treatments. The Internet will most likely assume a major role in the future delivery of cognitive-behavioral interventions to patients with health problems.

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              The empirical status of cognitive-behavioral therapy: a review of meta-analyses.

              This review summarizes the current meta-analysis literature on treatment outcomes of CBT for a wide range of psychiatric disorders. A search of the literature resulted in a total of 16 methodologically rigorous meta-analyses. Our review focuses on effect sizes that contrast outcomes for CBT with outcomes for various control groups for each disorder, which provides an overview of the effectiveness of cognitive therapy as quantified by meta-analysis. Large effect sizes were found for CBT for unipolar depression, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, social phobia, posttraumatic stress disorder, and childhood depressive and anxiety disorders. Effect sizes for CBT of marital distress, anger, childhood somatic disorders, and chronic pain were in the moderate range. CBT was somewhat superior to antidepressants in the treatment of adult depression. CBT was equally effective as behavior therapy in the treatment of adult depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Large uncontrolled effect sizes were found for bulimia nervosa and schizophrenia. The 16 meta-analyses we reviewed support the efficacy of CBT for many disorders. While limitations of the meta-analytic approach need to be considered in interpreting the results of this review, our findings are consistent with other review methodologies that also provide support for the efficacy CBT.
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                Contributors
                +31-20-5988757 , +31-20-5988758 , P.Cuijpers@psy.vu.nl
                Journal
                J Behav Med
                Journal of Behavioral Medicine
                Springer US (Boston )
                0160-7715
                1573-3521
                29 December 2007
                April 2008
                : 31
                : 2
                : 169-177
                Affiliations
                [1 ]Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
                [2 ]Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University, Linkoping, Sweden
                [3 ]Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Psychiatry Section, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
                9144
                10.1007/s10865-007-9144-1
                2346512
                18165893
                © The Author(s) 2007
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                © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

                Neurology

                cognitive behavior therapy, systematic review, pain, migraine, headache, internet

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