Article 11: Free On-Line Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program (CBT)
According to our surveys, seventy-five percent (75%) of our members are depressed. Cognitive behavioral treatment therapy was developed by Aaron Beck in the 1970s and through the work of David Burns, MD, has grown to be the most prescribed treament for depression. Research studies have shown that just reading a book or taking an on-line course reduces depression. Cognitive therapy programs train people to replace maladaptive cognitive styles with helpful thinking patterns and increase behavioral coping skills. CBT is a very useful coping tool for famly and partners (current and former) of individuals wiith borderline personalty disorder.
MoodGym was developed by the Australian National University. It is available free to the general public... specfically to help people with limted access to mental health professionals. It has been shown that computerized-CBT is an effective treatment for mild and moderate depression (Jamison & Scogin, 1995; Selmi, Klein & Greist et al., 1990; Osgood-Hynes, Greist & Marks et al., 1998).
This is a sophisticated program that will take 1-2 weeks (multiple sessions on-line with off-line exercises) to complete. Learn more about the program, read one user's opinions, and sign up.
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