Significant mental health problems have resulted from public health crises, such as those experienced during epidemiological events. As a result of the immense demand for health care and mental health care, new approaches have become common.
Now, mental health professionals utilize online psychotherapy. Computerized cognitive behavioral therapy (CCBT) is one method. Although its efficacy is still contested by some, its use has become the subject of extensive research and remains a popular method not only among American populations but also in other developed Western nations.
CCBT has the potential not only to increase accessibility to evidence-based therapies but also to reduce costs. Research has demonstrated that CCBT can be both cost-effective and effective in boosting mental health.
The computerized version of cognitive-based therapy has been utilized to alleviate acute anxiety, mood, and post-traumatic stress symptoms. A leading European health agency once referred to it as the “preferred method of treatment for mild-to-moderate presentations of anxiety and depression.”
Patients can access online therapy sessions at websites like CBTProgram, Serenity Programme, and CCBT Solutions, which specialize in phobias, depressive disorders, and PTSD, among others.
CBTProgram is one such website that boasts its effectiveness on the homepage. The website states, “Our programs have been tested in randomized controlled trials with proven results.”
Regardless of the cause, CCBT can be as effective as conventional therapy. It will likely become more prevalent in more European countries, such as Austria, Croatia, and even Hungary.
CCBT’s implementation and efficacy warrant additional research, without a doubt.