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Online Peer Support for the Treatment of Mental Illness: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Published on: September 6, 2017
Project Number: RA0927-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of online peer support for the treatment of adults with mental illness?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines associated with the use of online peer support for the treatment of adults with mental illness?

Key Message

Two randomized controlled trials were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of online peer support for the treatment of adults with mental illness.

Tags

anxiety disorders, depression, mental health, rehabilitation, community networks, internet, mood disorders, peer group, rape, remote consultation, self-help groups, social networking, social support, telemedicine, videoconferencing, violence, computer assisted, E-medicine, computer-assisted, E-health, support group, support groups