Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Internet Based Education for Depression: Harmful or Helpful?

Internet based educational tools appear to benefit patients with depression. Psychol Med. 2016 Oct;46(13):2679-2693.

Comment: This study found that while overall, online educational tools were helpful in patients with depression, upon sub-group analysis, the benefit appeared to be restricted to patients with more education compared to less education. Poorly educated patients did not benefit, and appeared to be at risk of deterioration.