Comparing individually tailored to disorder-specific internet-based cognitive-behavioural therapy

benchmarking study

Martin Kraepelien*, Erik Forsell, Eyal Karin, Robert Johansson, Nils Lindefors, Viktor Kaldo

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Disorder-specific internet-based cognitive-behavioural therapy (ICBT) is effective for depression, panic disorder and social anxiety. In this benchmarking study, a new, individually tailored, ICBT programme (TAIL) showed effects on depression (n = 284, d = 1.33) that were non-inferior to disorder-specific ICBT for depression in routine care (n = 2358, d = 1.35). However, the hypotheses that TAIL for individuals with social anxiety or panic disorder is inferior to disorder-specific ICBT could not be rejected (social anxiety: TAIL d = 0.74 versus disorder-specific d = 0.81; panic: TAIL d = 1.11 versus disorder-specific d = 1.47). Our findings strengthen the empirical base for TAIL as an alternative to disorder-specific ICBT for depression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-284
Number of pages3
JournalBJPsych Open
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018

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  • cognitive-behavioural therapies
  • comorbidity
  • depressive disorders

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