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Further National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Research Success for Beating the Blues US

Indiana University School of Medicine to use Beating the Blues in Study to Concurrently Treat Late-Life Depression and Reduce the Risk of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD).

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, and depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Previous research suggests that systemic inflammation may play an important role in the development of both depression and cardiovascular disease.

Beating the Blues (BtB) is a widely used, empirically supported, computer-based, CBT program for depression designed for use in primary care clinics. BtB utilizes an interactive, multimedia format to deliver and eight 50-minute, weekly therapy sessions.

John Smith, Chief Operations Officer at U Squared Interactive said, "We are thrilled to be involved with Dr. Jesse Stewart and Indiana University in such an innovative research project. This is the second study involving Beating the Blues that NIMH have funded and demonstrates that there is huge interest in the potential value of using computers to deliver evidence based treatments."

Official Title of the research study is "Targeting Systemic Inflammation to Concurrently Treat Late-Life Depression and Reduce Coronary Artery Disease Risk" see http://clinicaltrialsfeeds.org/clinical-trials/show/NCT01625845 for further details.



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