eBehavioral Health

eBehavioral Health Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is effective in treating depression and anxiety disorders. However, individuals who could benefit from CBT may not have access to a therapist or avoid seeing a therapist due to stigma. These patients can benefit from new technologies that enable them to have remote access to CBT.

The featured Innovations describe two electronic methods of improving behavioral health: a mobile phone application with CBT exercises and Internet-enabled instant messaging with a CBT-trained therapist.

The featured QualityTools describe telepsychiatry guidelines and electronic patient safety alerts.

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