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The effectiveness of an online support group for members of the community with depression: a randomised controlled trial

Griffiths, Kathleen M; Mackinnon, Andrew J; Crisp, Dimity A; Christensen, Helen; Bennett, Kylie; Farrar, Louise


Background: Internet support groups (ISGs) are popular, particularly among people with depression, but there is little high quality evidence concerning their effectiveness. Aim: The study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of an ISG for reducing depressive symptoms among community members when used alone and in combination with an automated Internet-based psychotherapy training program. Method: Volunteers with elevated psychological distress were identified using a community-based screening...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012-12-28
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS One 7.12 (2012): e53244
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053244


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