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Article : Intervention numérique dans le syndrome de stress post traumatique

le 28 juin 2017

[The Mental Elf] Intervention numérique dans le syndrome de stress post traumatique : une méta analyse suggère une réduction de symptômes. (en anglais)

Internet-mediated interventions for mental health conditions are anticipated to become a key part of the future of healthcare with the hope that services can promise individualised mental healthcare, be low cost and widely available compared to current treatment options. As both utopian and dystopian visions inform how technology will shape the future, the reality of how technology can be used to improve mental health treatments needs thorough examination. As with all innovation, e-mental health treatments critically rely on the ideas, beliefs and methods of delivery that inform them: PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) is certainly no exception.

As the most recent Office for National Statistics figures show, only around half of those that were assessed as meeting diagnostic criteria for PTSD were receiving treatment for the condition in the UK (ONS, 2014). The prevalence of PTSD is anticipated to rise as the refugee crisis further escalates. Developing innovative and widely-available PTSD treatments that make use of technological innovation is a promising avenue for treatment development.

iCBT, internet delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, has been previously reviewed for PTSD interventions (Sijbrandij et al., 2016) that suggested internet-mediated PTSD interventions may be useful when supported by a therapist. This current review took a broader approach by reviewing RCTs for trauma-focused (TF) CBT, non-trauma-focused CBT and a range of other e-treatments.

Source The Mental Elf