Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Online Behavioral Therapy Is Still in Its Infancy

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Online Behavioral Therapy Is Still in Its Infancy

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Dear Doctor K: I've been looking into cognitive behavioral therapy to help with my anxiety. It would be convenient to do this therapy from home and, surprisingly, there seem to be many online CBT options. But would the therapy be less effective if I didn't have a personal connection with an actual therapist?

Dear Reader: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) attempts to correct ingrained patterns of negative thoughts and behaviors. It's an effective treatment for depression, anxiety and other behavioral health problems. It also is widely used to help people with chronic diseases cope with that burden.

Face-to-face visits with a therapist can be inconvenient and may be expensive (depending on your insurance). And there are online CBT options. But the question is: Are they effective? …

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