E-COMPARED: European Comparative Effectiveness Research on Internet-based Depression Treatment (WC2015-005)


Starting date: 01/01/2014


Internet-based CBT (iCBT) has been developed and shown effective for prevention and treatment of depression in the general population and in primary care. The next step is to find ways to deliver iCBT in routine mental health practice and to test its effectiveness in that context. As patients in mental health care have more severe and more complex symptomatology, it is assumed that so called ‘blended’ treatment (a combination of face-to-face and online treatment) is most suitable for this population. Blended treatment may provide a (cost-) effective alternative to face-to-face treatment for patients with major depressive disorder (MDD).