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Text message therapy for depression works in young adults – pharmaphorum

Saturday, 22 October, 2022

Text message therapy for depression works in young adults – pharmaphorum

Young adults with depression have been treated effectively with a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) course – delivered via text message – in a pilot study conducted by researchers in the US.

The trial looked at a four-week CBT course adapted from a face-to-face programme to work via text messages, followed by a four-week follow-up period, in around 100 young adults in the US with at least one symptom of moderate depression and no recent history of antidepressant therapy.

The subjects were recruited using social media (Facebook and Instagram) and underwent an assessment for depression at enrolment and follow-up using the Beck Depression Inventory II scale.

Read more at: https://pharmaphorum.com/news/text-message-therapy-for-depression-works-in-young-adults/

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