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Systematic review on internet support groups (ISGs) and depression (2): What is known about depression ISGs?

Griffiths, Kathleen; Calear (previously Neil), Alison; Banfield, Michelle; Tam, Ada


BACKGROUND: Internet support groups (ISGs) are a popular means by which consumers with depression communicate online. A number of studies have evaluated the nature and impact of depression-specific ISGs. However, to date there have been no published systematic reviews of this evidence. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to systematically identify and summarize the available evidence concerning the scope and findings of studies of depression ISGs. METHODS: Three databases (PubMed, PsycINFO, Cochrane) were...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Medical Internet Research
DOI: 10.2196/jmir.1303


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