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Internet Treatment More Effective with Email Reminder

Fibro Daily July 28, 2013

Internet Psychotherapy, a form of treatment in which, either through the guidance of a therapist or oneself, patients can undergo treatment in their own home as frequently as the want to. Internet Psychotherapy, unfortunately, has a very low adherence rate.

However, a new study from the Centre for Emotional Health at the Department of Psychology of Macquarie University in Australia has found that sending email reminders increased the adherence rate from 35% to 58%. The study also found that all of the participants who used Internet Psychotherapy showed a decrease in symptoms, but that those who were reminded over email showed a greater decrease.

Read more: Email Helps Decrease Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression

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