Research and Results
1 in 5 adults have a mental health condition. That’s over 40-million Americans; more than the populations of New York and Florida combined. You’re not alone…
What are the experts saying about about online therapy?
In a four-year Johns Hopkins study that included close to 100,000 veterans, the number of days that patients were hospitalized dropped by 25 percent if they chose online video therapy. This is slightly higher than the number of hospital visits experienced by patients who used face-to-face counseling.
Fourteen studies of 500 patients have compared tele-psychiatry using standardized assessment instruments that permit meaningful comparisons. In those studies, the current meta-analysis concludes there is no difference in accuracy or satisfaction between the two modalities. Over the next few years, we expect tele-psychiatry to replace I-P in certain research and clinical situations.
Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) allows easier and quicker access to CBT with lower cost and greater convenience than traditional therapy. Strong evidence from randomized controlled trials indicates that Internet-delivered CBT can be used in clinical practice for many patients.
Our findings provide early support for the effectiveness of internet-based programs for child and adolescent anxiety and depression. Six of the eight studies reported post-intervention reductions in symptoms of anxiety and/or depression or improvements in diagnostic ratings.
According to Medical University of South Carolina, the results from a randomized, controlled, open-label non-inferiority trial indicate psychotherapy administered via telemedicine (aka online video therapy) had similar results to therapy via same-room treatment for older veterans with major depressive disorder.
Online CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) delivered by a therapist in real time is likely to be cost-effective compared with usual care… it could be a useful alternative to face-to-face therapy for depression.
The goal of the study was to examine the efficacy, long-term outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of an internet CBT program for adults over 60 years of age with anxiety. The results support internet CBT as an efficacious and cost-effective treatment option for older adults with symptoms of anxiety.