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Unread June 5th, 2005, 09:54 PM
James Pretzer James Pretzer is offline
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Default Computer-assisted CT

The June 2005 edition of the American Journal of Psychiatry contains a paper from Jesse Wright's research team describing a randomized, controlled trial that demonstrated the efficacy of computer-assisted cognitive therapy for depression.

Jesse suggests that this research could have significant implications for health care funding, patient access to effective treatments, and the efficiency of empirically tested psychotherapy. His team was able to demonstrate that the amount of therapist time required for successful treatment of depression could be substantially reduced, while maintaining full efficacy, by using a multimedia computer program for cognitive therapy.

The computer program used in this study is distributed by Mindstreet LLC in DVD-ROM format in both Consumer and Professional Editions. The Consumer Edition is a single user, self-help introductory guide for individuals interested in basic cognitive therapy. The Professional Edition is designed for multiple users in clinical settings such as outpatient offices, hospitals, and clinics. It features a patient registration and monitoring system that allows clinicians to track progress and integrate the computer program into an overall treatment plan.

For further information on Good Days Ahead: The Multimedia Program for Cognitive Therapy contact:
Laura Finnegan via phone: 502-893-9271 or email: lfinnegan@mindstreet.com
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