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UK National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence recommends Beating the Blues

The UK National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has recommended the Beating the Blues computerized cognitive behavioral therapy program as an option for managing mild to moderate depression. From Clinical Crossroads, part of the Journal of the American Medical Association:

For patients with mild to moderate depression, structured psychotherapy along with self-management should be considered as first-line treatment. Structured psychotherapy is most typically administered by a trained psychologist or masters-level therapist in 8 to 16 fifty-minute sessions over 3 to 6 months. However, therapy can be delivered individually, in groups, by telephone, via the Internet, or on a computer. Computerized cognitive behavioral therapy is considered at least as beneficial as traditional face-to-face therapy and has gained widespread endorsement. The UK National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends a specific computerized cognitive behavioral therapy program called "Beating the Blues" as an option for delivering computerized therapy for management of mild to moderate depression.

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