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Testing an Internet-based depression management program for patients with chronic illnesses and depressive symptoms

Inland Northwest Community Foundation


This study measured depressive symptoms for people with chronic illness when engaged in an online depression management program as compared to a control group. Major depressive disorder, one of the most common mental disorders, affects about 16 million (6.9 %) U.S. adults. Despite effective psychological and pharmacological treatments, people with chronic disease often have undertreated depressive symptoms that can adversely affect disease burden and costs. Participants were randomly assigned to the online “Think Clearly About Depression” program or wait-list attention control group. Data analysis underway.