In adults with mild to moderate anxiety, how effective is computerized cognitive behavioural therapy (CCBT) compared with traditional, individual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), in improving patient outcomes?
Evidence from three small randomised controlled
trials consistently indicates that both internet-based and
face-to-face interventions may be effective in improving symptoms
of anxiety and depression in people with panic disorder or social
phobia (specifically, a fear of public speaking). There is no
evidence of any difference in effectiveness between the two modes
of treatment delivery.
The limited and poor quality evidence available means that
further research is needed to confirm these findings.
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