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Internet-Delivered Intervention Eases Depression Symptoms

Key clinical point: A 5-week Internet-delivered, therapist-guided intervention is effective for reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression among college students; 75% of participants were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the intervention.

Major finding: The Internet-based intervention was associated with a 41% reduction in symptoms of anxiety and 36% reduction in symptoms of depression when presented as part of routine care from the university counseling service.

Study details: The data come from a prospective, phase IV study of 1,326 college students treated in a university counseling service.

Disclosures: Blake F. Dear, PhD, received support from a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship. The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose.


Dear BF et al. J Affect Dis. 2019 Sep 1. 256:567-77. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2019.06.044.