Navigation Links
For Depression, Phone Therapy May Be an Answer
Date:5/19/2010

It was nearly as effective as face-to-face sessions, researchers say

WEDNESDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- When you're depressed, do you need to meet a therapist in person? Maybe not, suggests a small new study, which finds that therapy by telephone is almost as effective as face-to-face.

Researchers at Brigham Young University had 30 people who were newly diagnosed with depression talk to a therapist by phone for 21 to 52 minutes. They did this instead of making eight visits to a clinic.

None of the participants got antidepressant medicine.

Six months later, 42 percent of the participants had recovered from depression. About 50 percent of patients recover from depression when face-to-face therapy is provided, the researchers said.

"Offering a phone or webcam option for psychotherapy does appear warranted from an efficacy point of view," said study co-author Diane Spangler, a psychology professor, in a statement. "It's more user-friendly -- no commutes, more flexibility of place and time and has no side effects."

But not everyone is willing to try phone therapy. A third of eligible participants declined it.

The study is published in the June issue of Behavior Therapy.

More information

For more about depression, see the U.S. National Library of Medicine.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: Brigham Young University, news release, May 11, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Black men with chronic pain at higher risk for depression, disability
2. Brain Balancing Gives Hope for Sufferers of Depression, Stress, and Insomnia at New Life Brain Center
3. Husbands hostile, anti-social behaviors increase wives symptoms of depression, researchers find
4. VoIP Supply Adds Yealink IP Phones
5. neXante Turns Apple's iPhone Into Skin Cancer Surveillance Support Tool And Health Record
6. Web- and phone-based counseling work well to quit smoking with Chantix
7. Projects In Knowledge Launches Free iPhone App of Living Medical Textbook Neurology: Multiple Sclerosis 2010 Edition
8. Worlds biggest study on cell phones and brain cancer inconclusive
9. iPBX Hosted Communications Service from DSCI Now Includes Bria Softphone
10. More Couples Turn to Phone Counseling in Times of Stress
11. Talking to Mom by Phone May Relieve a Daughters Stress
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/26/2017)... ... , ... ODH, Inc.™ announced today it will exhibit and speak at ... Hotel in Arlington, VA. ODH’s director of medical strategy, Candace Saldarini, M.D., will present ... population health management. , ODH will also have an exhibit booth where attendees may ...
(Date:2/25/2017)... ... 2017 , ... FCPX users now have the ability to sharpen a desired ... Color users have total control over sharpening amount, sharpening radius, threshold, horizontal sharpening, vertical ... tools users can visually see the color range effected with ease all within ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... ... Only two months after the official release of The Private Collection – ... Private has initiated a second print-run of its lavish luxury travel coffee table book. ... open, weighs in at more than six kilos, retails at EUR 1,000 per copy ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... ... Dr. Ronald E. Hawkins, vice president for academic affairs ... Bell, DO, MBA, HPF, FACOEP-dist., FACEP, as the new dean of Liberty ... to Liberty from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM), where ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... With millions of ... critically important that we all are aware of our options and are empowered ... to announce the launch of its newest edition of "Vision and Hearing" in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/24/2017)... , Feb. 23, 2017 Non-alcoholic ... on the various drugs being developed for ... all the drugs that are in various ... The pipeline focuses on novel pharmacologic drugs ... stem cell therapies, recombinant proteins and RNA-based ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... Feb. 24, 2017  Xynomic Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an oncology ... it has acquired exclusive worldwide rights to develop, ... HDAC inhibitor targeting hematological and solid tumors. ... 1 and 2 clinical trials of Abexinostat in ... have already been completed, demonstrating that Abexinostat is ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Autism ... to their offering. ... The latest research Autism Spectrum Disorder Drugs Price Analysis and ... global Autism Spectrum Disorder market. The research answers the following ... marketed for Autism Spectrum Disorder and their clinical attributes? How are ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: