Letters Computerised self help for depression

Potential of digital technologies and therapies for children and young people

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6600 (Published 09 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6600
  1. Faraz Mughal, general practitioner, Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) clinical support fellow for mental health (children and young people)1,
  2. Elizabeth England, RCGP clinical champion for mental health and whole person care1
  1. 1Royal College of General Practitioners, London NW1 2FB, UK
  1. farazm{at}doctors.org.uk

Dowrick discusses the role of computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (cCBT) in guided self help among adults.1 For mental health illness in children and young people, such help potentially offers a familiar and accessible means of accessing therapy. In an average class of 30 schoolchildren, 10% will have experienced mental health illness. …

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