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Depressed Patients May Gain From Self-Help Books, Websites
Date:2/26/2013

TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Self-help books and websites can benefit people with severe depression and should be included as part of the first line of treatment, a new study suggests.

For the report, the researchers reviewed several studies that included a total of nearly 2,500 adult patients with different degrees of depression who received treatment outside of a hospital.

Patients with more severe depression derived at least as much benefit from low-intensity interventions -- such as self-help books and interactive websites -- as those with less severe depression, according to the report published online Feb. 26 in the BMJ.

These types of low-intensity interventions are meant to help patients manage their depressive symptoms, often with limited support from a health professional, the researchers explained in a journal news release.

The findings indicate that low-intensity interventions should be included as part of the first step of depression treatment and that patients should be encouraged to use them, concluded Peter Bower, of the University of Manchester in England, and colleagues.

The authors also suggested that future research should examine whether low-intensity treatments are cost-effective compared to longer and more expensive psychological therapies, and determine how low-intensity intervention in the first stage of treatment might affect future treatment.

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The U.S. National Institute of Mental Health has more about depression.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: BMJ, news release, Feb. 26, 2013


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