The current study aims to explore the use of computer/mobile-based digital therapy tools to enhance the effectiveness of CBT for the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. Computerised approaches are already a recommended treatment option for those with depression and anxiety, but evidence suggests that acceptance of these so far has been poor. It is hoped that, ultimately, the tools we develop can not only be also more effective in reducing a person’s symptoms, but also be further developed to the stage where digital therapy can be largely autonomous, with minimal or no oversight from a therapist. This would increase access therapies like CBT, both in developed countries, but particularly in areas of the world which have little or no access currently.
Anyone referred to Ieso Digital Health for the treatment of mild to moderate depression or anxiety is eligible to take part in the study. If you chose to take part, you will be allocated at random to one of two groups. One group will receive digitally-enhanced therapy, and the other group will receive standard online therapy.