The investigators found significant reductions in depressive symptoms following the ACT intervention, as compared with the control group (Cohen's d = 0.56) and the expressive writing intervention (d = 0.36). The effect sizes were sustained at 6-month and 12-month follow-up.
The researchers conclude that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, delivered as a web-based public mental health intervention for adults with depressive symptoms, can be effective.
Citation: Pots WT, Fledderus M, et al. Acceptance and commitment therapy as a web-based intervention for depressive symptoms: randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry. 2016 Jan;208 (1): pp. 69-77. doi:10.1192/bjp 114.146068. Epub 2015 Aug 6.
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