Partners HealthCare and McLean Hospital in 2015 piloted Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), otherwise known as iCBT, at select primary care practices within Partners. Since then, iCBT has shown to greatly reduce depression symptoms in patients, according to McLean Hospital researchers. ICBT is an alternative for seeing a therapist in person and allows patients to control their therapy sessions in a personal space at their own pace.

This type of therapy is aimed at changing thought patterns for:

  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • A combination of anxiety and depression

The Internet-based modules consist of lessons, practice exercises, and provides helpful ways to overcome challenging thoughts. After each module, patients receive reports of their progress based off the activities.

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