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Assessing the success of internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy


(Source: Cognitive behavioral therapy, known more commonly in psychological circles as CBT, can lead to great success in changing problematic thinking and behavior in patients.

"Cognitive behavioral therapy is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness," according to the American Psychological Association.

"Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life," the association continued. "In many studies, CBT has been demonstrated to be as effective as, or more effective than, other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications."

Dr. Jorge Palacios, senior digital health scientist at SilverCloud Health, part of Amwell, leads research for SilverCloud and has authored many peer-reviewed research papers that underscore the clinical validity of internet-based CBT.

Recent research is validating internet-based CBT as a quality care approach, Palacios noted. We sat down with him to discuss exactly what internet-based CBT is and its potential importance in combating the mental health crisis today.


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