Hands-on help: Computer-aided psychotherapy

Isaac Marks, Kate Cavanagh, Lina Gega

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    The book describes and summarizes 97 computer-aided self-help systems in 175 studies according to the types of problem they aim to alleviate. These include phobic, panic, obsessive-compulsive and post-traumatic disorders, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sexual problems, smoking, alcohol and drug misuse, schizophrenia, insomnia, pain and tinnitus distress, and childhood problems such as encopresis, autism and asthma. Within each type of problem the systems are described according to whether they are used on the internet, CD-ROM, phone, handheld or other device. The final chapter shows how internet self-help systems with phone or email support allow clinics to become more virtual than physical. It also discusses methods of screening suitability and of supporting users, constraints to delivery, uptake and completion, cost-effectiveness, and the place of computer-aided self-help in healthcare provision.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationHoboken, NJ
    PublisherPsychology Press
    Number of pages296
    ISBN (Print)978-1-84169-679-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Publication series

    NameMaudsley Series
    PublisherPsychology Press


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